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Quinte West

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Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Explore, Discover, Enjoy

During Doors Open, explore outdoors at the Dahlia May Flower Farm or pick your own produce at Brambleberry Farm. And discover how you can grow your own garden at the newly relocated Quinte West Gardens Growing Community.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Explosion of Trenton. Activities will take place at Quinte West Public Library and at Trenton Town Hall-1861 to commemorate this event. In addition, the National Air Force Museum of Canada will waive their entrance fee for this day. You can also search your family's history at the Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.

Enjoy tours of two Bed and breakfasts – The Kings Inn and Montrose Inn – always evolving to enhance your visit or staycation.

Discover how things work at Quinte Waste Solutions or the new Quinte West Operational Facility. At Lock One on the Trent Canal you can also see how the lock functions while riding in a dragon boat.

And learn how to keep your pets healthy at the Quinte Animal Hospital, where people and pets are welcome!

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Community information

The City of Quinte West is proud to host its seventh annual Doors Open event.

Quinte West is situated on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte, located directly along the Highway 401 corridor, approximately 1.5 hours east of Toronto and 2.5 hours west of Ottawa. Formed in 1998 by the amalgamation of the former municipalities of Trenton, Sidney, Murray, and Frankford, the City of Quinte West offers its residents and visitors a unique and dynamic blend of rural and urban lifestyles. Quinte West’s natural setting – with its attractive scenic backdrop of rolling hills, rich farmland, clean waterways and rich history – creates a healthy environment for working, living and visiting. The city’s special events and attractions – like some that you will experience during our Doors Open event – will make it obvious why we are “A Natural Attraction.”

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Become a volunteer!

If you would like to volunteer for Doors Open Quinte West, contact us at jenniferr@quintewest.ca or wjogjo@gmail.com.

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Contact info

Telephone: 613-392-2841, ext. 4479
Email: jenniferr@quintewest.ca

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Brambleberry Farm Doors Open Quinte West

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Brambleberry Farm

Brambleberry Farm is nestled in the beautiful Murray Hills. This farm has been open as a pick-your-own business for over 35 years. Explore the farm as a family experience, pick some tasty fruit in season, stay for a picnic and enjoy the opportunity to learn how your food is grown.

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  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

9 Mitchell Road
Wooler, Ontario
Telephone: 613-398-8350
Email: berryfarm@hotmail.com
http://brambleberryfarm.ca

Architecture

Building type: Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Consolidated Public Works and Environmental Services Operation Facility Doors Open Quinte West

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Consolidated Public Works and Environmental Services Operation Facility

Opened in 2017, this facility was built to accommodate services that were previously provided out of several fragmented pre-amalgamation (1998) facilities. The 9,300-square-metre (100,000-square-foot) building is home to repair and storage areas, truck wash bays and staff amenity areas. Tours will be available, starting at 10 a.m.

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

Contact info

177 North Murray Street
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-392-2841
Email: mayor@quintewest.ca
www.quintewest.ca/en/your-city-hall/Consolidated-Operations-Facility.asp

Architecture

Year built: 2017
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dahlia May Flower Farm Doors Open Quinte West

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Dahlia May Flower Farm

Dahlia May Flower Farm is a small, family-run farm that specializes in cut flowers. With an 1885 Victorian farmhouse, a charming farm stand, an 18-metre (60-foot) greenhouse full of flowers and a rolling field of blooms during the summer, this property offers spectacular visual appeal. Enjoy this opportunity to connect directly with the growers who produce these gorgeous crops.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1226 Stockdale Road
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-403-5055
Email: melanie@dahliamayflowerfarm.com
www.dahliamayflowerfarm.com

Architecture

Year built: 1885
Building type: Commercial
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kings Inn B&B, The Doors Open Quinte West

Kings Inn B&B, The

This house was built in 1917 by Dr. Farncomb, who ran his practice from his home. In the 1950s, the house was turned into five apartments. The Degroot family purchased the home in 1968. Pierre and Candace Lauzer then purchased the home in 2007 and have since lovingly restored it and converted it into a bed and breakfast establishment.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

81 Henry Street
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-849-3777
https://thekingsinntrenton.com/

Architecture

Year built: 1917
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lock One, Trent-Severn Waterway, Parks Canada Doors Open Quinte West

Lock One, Trent-Severn Waterway, Parks Canada

The Trent-Severn Waterway stretches through central Ontario. Its 386 kilometres (210 miles) of interconnected lakes and rivers contain 44 locks. Visit Lock One and find out how a lock works from a lock master. Then discover first hand how to navigate the lock on a dragon boat with members of the Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club (age restrictions apply).

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

155 County Road 33
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-392-3334
Email: ian.kearse@pc.gc.ca
www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/trentsevern

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Montrose Inn Boutique Bed and Breakfast Doors Open Quinte West

Montrose Inn Boutique Bed and Breakfast

In 1916, Robert J. Graham – prominent businessman and Belleville's former mayor – started building his summer home, now known as the Montrose Inn. This excellent example of antebellum architecture was designed by Toronto architect Eustice Bird and took two years to complete. The inn has had new owners and décor since May 2015.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

1725 Old Highway 2 West
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-966-1028
www.montroseinn.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1916
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

National Air Force Museum of Canada Doors Open Quinte West

National Air Force Museum of Canada

Join the National Air Force Museum of Canada and view more than 100 years of aviation history. From aircraft in the airpark to simulators inside, they have hours of entertainment for the whole family. Just minutes from the 401, and fully accessible, this site is free to visit during Doors Open Quinte West.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

220 RCAF Road
Astra, Ontario
http://airforcemuseum.ca

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ontario Genealogical Society, Quinte Branch Doors Open Quinte West

Ontario Genealogical Society, Quinte Branch

Working on your family tree? Thinking about it? The research facilities and library at the Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) can boost your research efforts. Come in and meet the volunteers, always willing to help with your project. At 1 p.m., the monthly meeting will feature Steve Fulton, president of the OGS, who will be speaking.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

7 Creswell Drive (City Hall)
Quinte West, Ontario
Telephone: 613-392-3381, ext. 3328
Email: quintechair@ogs.on.ca
https://quinte.ogs.on.ca

Architecture

Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Quinte Animal Hospital Doors Open Quinte West

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Quinte Animal Hospital

The Quinte Animal Hospital offers medical, surgical and diagnostic care for cats and dogs. Their team of two veterinarians and eight staff provides compassionate, individualized care for every patient. During Doors Open, tour the facility – including the X-ray room, surgical suite and the lab. The team will be on site to share their expertise and answer any questions.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

71 Murphy Street
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-392-8900
Email: quinteanimalhospital@outlook.com
www.quinteanimalhospital.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Building type: Commercial, Educational facility, Healthcare facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Quinte Waste Solutions Doors Open Quinte West

Quinte Waste Solutions

Quinte Waste Solutions is the municipal recycling service that has collected recycled materials in the community for over 25 years. At its Trenton location – known as the Material Recovery Facility – they process the household recycling for over 60,000 area households. Come and visit this facility and learn about what happens to your blue box recycling.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

270 West Street
Quinte West, Ontario
Telephone: 613-394-6266
Email: rachel@quinterecycling.org
http://quinterecycling.org

Architecture

Year built: 1990
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Quinte West Gardens-Growing Community Doors Open Quinte West

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Quinte West Gardens-Growing Community

The goal of the Quinte West Gardens-Growing Community is to grow the community by encouraging relationships through gardening, food production, environmental awareness and education. Come and visit them at their new location on Gother Street. During Doors Open, they will conduct site tours and offer samples of their produce.

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Contact info

48 Guelph Street
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-438-4682
Email: info@quintewestgardens.org
www.quintewestgardens.org

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Quinte West Public Library (Trenton Branch) Doors Open Quinte West

Quinte West Public Library (Trenton Branch)

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Trenton Explosion with the library. Engage with our interactive display to learn fascinating explosion details. Transport yourself back in time with early 20th-century clothing and props to take a picture against a virtual historical backdrop. Tickets will be available for this immersive theatre experience October 13.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

7 Creswell Drive
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-394-3381
www.library.quintewest.com/en

Architecture

Year built: 2005
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trenton Greenbelt Conservation Area Doors Open Quinte West

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Trenton Greenbelt Conservation Area

The Trenton Greenbelt Conservation area in the heart of Quinte West – at the gateway to the Trent Severn Waterway – hugs the shoreline of the Trent River, providing a perfect setting for picnics, walking, cycling and boating along the Trent River and Bay of Quinte. Staff will be available with displays and information. You can walk from here to Lock One.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

441 Front Street
Quinte West, Ontario
Telephone: 613-394-4829
Email: anne.anderson@ltc.on.ca
www.ltc.on.ca/conservation/ca/tg

Architecture

Landscape: Conservation area, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trenton Town Hall 1861 Doors Open Quinte West

Trenton Town Hall 1861

One hundred years ago on October 14, 1918, a peaceful Thanksgiving in Trenton was shattered by a series of explosions beginning around 6 p.m. and continuing throughout the night. Visit Trenton Town Hall - 1861 to view displays, learn the controversial details and hear stories of bravery from the day that the British Chemical plant blew up!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

55 King Street
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-394-1333
Email: leo.dog123.dc@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1861
Architect: Kivas Tully
Architectural style: Georgian

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.