Doors Open Ontario

While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

HMCS Star Doors Open Hamilton


Come and discover Canada’s naval past, present and future. The HMCS Star, home to Hamilton’s naval reserves, also houses a unique collection of historical naval artifacts. You are also invited to the mess on the afternoon of May 5 for a military reception honouring The Battle of the Atlantic (ceremony in Burlington). The HMCS Haida is permanently moored alongside.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Environment
  • French services available
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

650 Catharine Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-972-4000, ext. 6753


Year built: 1996
Architect: Griffiths Rankin Cook, Ottawa (design/build); Shoalts and Zaback, Kingston (consulting)
Building type: Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HMCS Star 650 Catharine Street North