Doors Open Ontario

The Doors Open Ontario 2018 season was a great success. Over 482,000 people visited sites in communities across the province. Thanks to our sponsors, partners and volunteers for their support, and to all who participated.

Gibson School Lofts Doors Open Hamilton

Gibson School Lofts

The former Gibson School – named in 1914 for Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Sir John Morison Gibson (1908-14) – evolved from a one-room schoolhouse in 1854 on this site, S.S. No. 7, Barton Township. Tour the former school and see how it will be adaptively reused as the Gibson School Lofts with residential lofts, retail and live/work units.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

601 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 289-389-1377


Year built: 1910 (8 rooms); 1914 (12-room addition)
Architect: Stewart et Witton (Walter Wilson Stewart)
Building type: Historical landmark, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gibson School Lofts 601 Barton Street East