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Clarington

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Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Clarington, a largely rural municipality, offers many things to see, do and explore!

Each year, Doors Open Clarington advocates for heritage sites, featuring repurposed buildings where you can discover the past while exploring the present.

This year, join us for a diverse experience that features Newtonville and Port Granby. Hidden among the far southeastern region of Clarington, both communities have survived historical struggles and adapted as time and circumstance have dictated, resulting in communities that are strong in tradition while also moving forward with the times.

Come and “Unlock your history and more in Clarington!”

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Volunteers are welcome and needed for Doors Open Clarington!

Please help us “Unlock your history.”

For more information on becoming a volunteer, visit our website or send us an email.

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Love Hotel, The Doors Open Clarington

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Love Hotel, The

A Belleville-to-York stagecoach stop, The Love Hotel was constructed in 1856. New and old are beautifully blended in this building, which features original push-button lighting, large baseboards and pine floors. The master bedroom was previously the travellers’ parlour. Learn what split lathe construction is and see a repurposed use of the original ceiling planks.

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  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

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4510 Durham Regional Highway 2
Clarington, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1856
Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 9, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Newtonville Cenotaph Doors Open Clarington

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Newtonville Cenotaph

This granite obelisk was constructed in 1902 and dedicated to the memory of Captain P.K. Milligan. In April 1943, a collision damaged the monument. The original stone base was replaced with cement and was re-erected in Memorial Garden. In 1980, it was restored and is now maintained by Branch 178 of the Royal Canadian Legion and the municipality.

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

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4498 Durham Regional Highway 2
Clarington, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1902
Building type: Historical landmark, Military

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 9, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Newtonville Hall Doors Open Clarington

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Newtonville Hall

This hall was built in 1954 as the Royal Templars Lodge – one of many temperance societies popular at the time. The monthly meetings of this social organization included plays, songs, readings and music. The building was restored in 1979 as the local community hall. Historical photographs of the village will be on display. Lunch will also be available for purchase.

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

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21 Church Lane
Clarington, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1854
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 9, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Port Granby Legacy Waste Management Facility Doors Open Clarington

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Port Granby Legacy Waste Management Facility

This site is a remnant of Canada’s nuclear past. Through the Port Granby Project, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is safely transporting 450,000 cubic metres of low-level radioactive waste away from the Lake Ontario shoreline for long-term storage in a newly engineered facility. The waste was deposited at the legacy site between 1955 and 1988 by former Crown corporation Eldorado Nuclear Limited.

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

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Concession 1 and Elliott Road (990 Elliot Road)
Clarington, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 9, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.