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Burlington

Event information

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit heritage sites, noteworthy buildings and interesting locations – all free of charge. Many of these buildings and locations will offer special activities throughout the day.

Doors Open Burlington is presented by the Museums of Burlington and is part of Burlington's Culture Days celebrations from September 28 to 30, 2018. Visit the Doors Open Burlington website for updates regarding the participating sites.

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Community information

Burlington is a thriving metropolitan city nestled on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario and just steps away from the Niagara Escarpment.

Serving a community of over 183,000 residents, Burlington offers museums, art galleries and historical buildings for cultural exploration, alongside picturesque parks and ecological wonders – like the Bruce Trail – for outdoor enthusiasts.

Come and discover new locations and old favourites at this year’s Doors Open Burlington.

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Become a volunteer

Doors Open events cannot happen without the help of volunteers.

If you would like to learn about Burlington's history and heritage and have some fun in the process, submit a volunteer application form on the Doors Open Burlington website and join the Doors Open team!

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Contact info

Telephone: 905-332-9888
Email: hello@doorsopenburlington.com
Website: www.doburlington.com

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Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI) Doors Open Burlington

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Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI)

ASI is the largest archaeological and heritage consultancy in Canada, with offices in Toronto and Burlington. They have over 35 years of experience in the production and dissemination of knowledge about Ontario’s past. Come and visit the expanded Burlington office to meet the team of archaeologists and heritage specialists, see some artifacts and learn about local heritage!

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

2321 Fairview Street, Unit 200
Burlington , Ontario
Telephone: 416-966-1069
http://asiheritage.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington Public Library, Central Branch Doors Open Burlington

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Burlington Public Library, Central Branch

Library services began in Burlington in 1872, with the Central Branch opening in 1970. Acting as a community space, the library is free for everyone and offers books, movies, music, magazines and more! During Doors Open, come and see the public makerspace, Burlington’s local history room, and tour the library – which includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the book circulation area.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

2331 New Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-639-3611
www.bpl.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1969
Architect: Brook, Carruthers, Grierson, Shaw Architects
Architectural style: Brutalism
Building type: Library
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (tours at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.)

East Plains United Church Doors Open Burlington

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East Plains United Church

In 1843, the East Plains United Church started as a simple frame building where citizens would gather for meetings. Over 175 years, the church added a brick façade and cornerstones, survived a fire, merged with the United Church and installed a historical plaque commemorating the Indigenous farm workers of Aldershot. Discover the church’s history and its 130-year-old cemetery.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

375 Plains Road East
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-634-5858
Email: calliearcher773@gmail.com
www.eastplainsunitedchurch.com

Architecture

Year built: 1843
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Freeman Station Doors Open Burlington

Freeman Station

From 1854 to 1988, this location was Burlington's railway arrival and departure centre – connecting local residents with Toronto, Chicago and Buffalo. Built in 1906 for the Grand Trunk Railway as a combination passenger and baggage depot, the Burlington West Station (formerly Burlington Junction, known as Freeman Station) exhibits stylistic features characteristic of Grand Trunk Railway stations constructed in that decade.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1285 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
www.freemanstation.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Architect: Grand Trunk Railway
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halton Mosque and Halton Islamic Association Doors Open Burlington

Halton Mosque and Halton Islamic Association

Built in the early 1990s, the Halton Mosque is the only masjid (a Muslim place of worship) in the City of Burlington. Since it opened, it has been the primary centre for prayer, learning and recreation for the Burlington Muslim community. During Doors Open, take a tour of this unique building and learn about the Islamic faith and culture.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

4310 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-334-9943
www.haltonmosque.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1990
Architectural style: International
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church Doors Open Burlington

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Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Holy Cross Lutheran Church has interesting features, both inside and out. The interior has an impressive set of 15 stained-glass panels, which were completed between 1978 and 1985. The exterior features a pollinator garden, solar panels and a community garden. During Doors Open, visit this church and learn about its history – and how they have reduced their ecological footprint!

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

3455 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-637-2741
Email: office@holycrossburlington.ca
www.holycrossburlington.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1960
Architect: John Harkness
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery Doors Open Burlington

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Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery

Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery is the Diocese of Hamilton’s best-known cemetery. Opened in 1875, it is the resting place of many of the diocese’s bishops, priests and religious sisters. In 1889, the beautiful Holy Sepulchre Chapel was consecrated by Bishop Dowling. It is situated in one of the most historical areas of the cemetery, overlooking the shores of Lake Ontario.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

600 Spring Gardens Road
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-522-7727
Email: dcahill@thecatholiccemeteries.ca
www.thecatholiccemeteries.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ireland House Museum Doors Open Burlington

Ireland House Museum

Built in 1837, Ireland House was the home of Joseph Ireland, one of Burlington’s earliest settlers. In 1820, he purchased the land that would become the future site of his family home. Ireland and his descendants occupied this house until 1985. Today, the site consists of the original homestead, gardens, woodland, a potting shed, a cottage/drive shed and picnic area.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-332-9888
Email: museuminfo@burlington.ca
http://museumsofburlington.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1837
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nickel Brook Brewing Co. Doors Open Burlington

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Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

Nickel Brook is Burlington's only craft brewery. Founded in 2005, it has grown to be one of the leading players in the Ontario craft beer industry with a huge range of products. From hoppy IPAs and fruity sours to rich stouts, there's something for even the most discerning beer lover here.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

864 Drury Lane
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 289-208-8295
Email: info@nickelbrook.com
www.nickelbrook.com

Architecture

Year built: 1990
Architect: Luigi Romano
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Iron Duke Doors Open Burlington

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Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Iron Duke

Originally built in 1858 as a Methodist church, this structure later became the local headquarters for the Canadian Legion. Since 1949, the building has been home to the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Iron Duke. The Sea Cadets is a free program that teaches youth leadership, seamanship and more. See the Gothic-revival architecture and hear about the 1980 fire!

Tell us your story about this site

  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

451 Elizabeth Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-719-7564
Email: dittmer.am@gmail.com
www.burlingtonseacadets.com

Architecture

Year built: 1858
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Historical landmark, Military

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant Doors Open Burlington

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Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant cleans and treats wastewater for the City of Burlington. Through a series of filtration processes, the facility has the capacity to treat and discharge the equivalent of over 56 Olympic pools of clean water into Hamilton Harbour, Lake Ontario every day. Registration required to visit.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

1135 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1964

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; scheduled tours only