Doors Open Ontario

Discover the story behind every door

The Ontario Heritage Trust works with communities across the province to open the doors, gates and courtyards of their unique and most fascinating cultural sites so you can explore the stories inside.

Start planning your excursion today.

Doors Open Ontario

Welcome!

The Ontario Heritage Trust works with communities across the province to open the doors, gates and courtyards of their unique and most fascinating cultural sites so you can explore the stories inside.

Every April to October, many of Ontario’s heritage treasures are opened to the public with free events across the province. Whether you are exploring on your own, organizing an outing with family and friends, or planning a first date, Doors Open Ontario has something for everyone.

From historical houses to modern marvels of construction, Doors Open Ontario showcases the buildings, natural spaces, infrastructure and cultural landscapes that shape and define our communities.

Since the program was launched in 2002, over 7.8 million visits have been made to thousands of unique buildings and spaces. The Doors Open Ontario program also has a big impact on local communities, with participants spending more than $11 million during their travels in 2018 as they learned about heritage conservation, local history and had fun.

Join the millions of visitors who have had a great Doors Open Ontario experience and start planning your excursion today.

What story will you discover in 2019?