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105 Gibson Centre Doors Open Markham

105 Gibson Centre

This Christian faith-based community centre is devoted to bringing positive changes to the neighbourhood. The centre is an active place, offering recreational facilities and programs, youth services and a food bank. At its heart is the Cultural Café, offering food, drink and fellowship. Please bring non-perishable items for the food bank. Tours will be offered in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

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105 Gibson Drive
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-946-8787
Email: info@105gibson.com
https://105gibson.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aaniin Community Centre & Library Doors Open Markham

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Aaniin Community Centre & Library

Markham’s newest community centre is a stunning example of contemporary architectural design. “Aaniin” is the Ojibwe word for “welcome.” The building – designed by Perkins+Will – features a library, climbing wall, aquatic centre, gym, teaching kitchen and more. The design is intended to reflect an urban idea of space that is suited to hosting a variety of community events.

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  • Kid-friendly
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5665 14th Avenue
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-475-4851
www.markham.ca/wps/portal/Markham/RecreationCulture/AaniinCC

Architecture

Year built: 2017
Architect: Perkins+Will (Toronto)
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel Doors Open Oshawa

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ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel

This facility offers chambers for climatic, structural and life-cycle testing. Any weather system imaginable can be re-created here – from sweltering jungle downpours to the paralyzing cold of an arctic storm. Chambers are used to test automotive and aerospace products, to improve the performance of elite athletes or fire fighters, and to provide services to the film, television and motorsports industries.

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2000 Simcoe Street North (enter off Conlin Road and park in Founders Lot 2)
Oshawa, Ontario
http://ace.uoit.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Ajax Downs Doors Open Ajax

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Ajax Downs

Alex Picov was Canada's largest horse dealer during the 1960s and 1970s. Picov Downs opened in 1968. In 2006, it was renamed Ajax Downs and expanded to include the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) Slots. OLG Slots was renamed Casino Ajax in 2018. Tour the facility and stables. Note: The quarter horses will not be on site during the tours.

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  • Kid-friendly
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50 Alexander's Crossing
Ajax, Ontario
Telephone: 905-686-8001
https://ajaxdowns.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Ajax Fire Headquarters Doors Open Ajax

Ajax Fire Headquarters

Tour Ajax’s first LEED-registered facility and learn about the fire departments past and present. The fire headquarters facility opened in 2008 and features an extensive green-roof system with native plants. The town’s restored antique pumper truck and the fire safety house will also be on display for you to enjoy.

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900 Salem Road North
Ajax, Ontario
Telephone: 905-683-4481
www.ajax.ca/en/livinginajax/Fire_Headquarters.asp

Architecture

Year built: 2008
Architect: Karp Namisniak Yamanoto Architects Inc. (KNY)
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

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

Ajax Operations and Environmental Services Centre Doors Open Ajax

Ajax Operations and Environmental Services Centre
An “environment first” philosophy is reflected in the design of this state-of-the-art, 5,110-square-metre (55,000-square-foot) facility, opened in 2010. This LEED-registered building includes nearly 500 solar panels, a green roof system, geothermal heating and cooling, and a solar public art piece at the main entrance.

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800 Salem Road North
Ajax, Ontario
Telephone: 905-683-2951
www.ajax.ca/en/insidetownhall/operations.asp

Architecture

Year built: 2010
Architect: Karp Namisniak Yamanoto Architects Inc. (KNY)
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

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

All Saints' Anglican Church Doors Open Simcoe County

All Saints' Anglican Church

This is the oldest surviving church in Collingwood. After a fire destroyed the original, a new and larger building was constructed in 1858 (the present church), with transepts, the sanctuary and bell tower added in 1876, and the parish hall and vestry in 1911. Over the years, the church has been enhanced by stained-glass windows and a distinctive altar.

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32 Elgin Street
Collingwood, Ontario
Telephone: 705-445-3841
Email: allsaintschurch@bmts.com
www.allsaintscollingwood.com

Architecture

Year built: 1858
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Angus Glen Golf Club Doors Open Markham

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Angus Glen Golf Club

This club – located on a portion of the former Angus Glen Farms property – features two 18-hole championship golf courses. It was established by Gordon Stollery in 1995. Angus Glen hosted the Canadian Open in 2002 and 2007, and the Pam-Am Games in 2015. Come and try a putting challenge and test your golf skills in this beautiful setting.

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10080 Kennedy Road
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-887-0090
Email: events@angusglen.com
www.angusglen.com

Architecture

Year built: 1995
Architect: Established by Gordon Stollery
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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!

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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.

Arts at the Albion Doors Open Gravenhurst

Arts at the Albion

Situated in the Gothic revival Albion Hotel, which was rebuilt in 1888 after being destroyed in the 1887 Great Fire, this gallery has helped breathe life back into the once bustling turn-of-the-century dining room. During Doors Open, the gallery will feature a 20-member artist collective comprising some of the best artists in Muskoka.

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  • French services available
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

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100 Muskoka Road North
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-331-8331
Email: varney@muskoka.com
www.artsatthealbion.com

Architecture

Year built: 1888
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Arts Resource Centre Doors Open Oshawa

Arts Resource Centre

This building initially served as the Oshawa Police Station and Courthouse. In 1973, the holding cells were transformed into artists’ studios, the courtroom into a theatre and the building renamed. During Doors Open, join in a scavenger hunt, activities and special performances as part of Culture Days. Also, view the Durham College window vinyls in celebration of community milestones.

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45 Queen Street
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-436-3311, ext. 5654
Email: service@oshawa.ca
www.oshawa.ca/Modules/Facilities/Detail.aspx?CategoryIds=&FacilityTypeIds=&id=c8683f57-a3d8-4e1d-9f32-a905dc0bfe59

Architecture

Year built: 1952

Dates/hours open

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

Atherley United Church Doors Open Simcoe County

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Atherley United Church

This property was purchased in 1894 for the Atherley Methodist Church. With the establishment of the United Church in 1925, the church was renamed the Atherley United Church. The interior dimensions were supposed to be those of Noah’s Ark. During the next decades, a stained-glass window was installed, the pews were painted and the interior was panelled.

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46 Balsam Road
Ramara, Ontario
Telephone: 705-484-5997
Email: brechinpastoralcharge@yahoo.ca
www.brechinatherleyunitedchurches.com

Architecture

Year built: 1894
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Axalta Coating Systems Canada Company Doors Open Ajax

Axalta Coating Systems Canada Company

Located on four hectares (10 acres) of former Defence Industries Limited (DIL) lands, Axalta (formerly DuPont Performance Coatings) is one of Ajax’s founding businesses, dating back to 1956. The company provides liquid and powder coatings to automotive, transportation, general industrial and architectural/decorative customers worldwide and employs 250 people across Canada. Try your hand at the virtual spray paint machine!

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408 Fairall Street
Ajax, Ontario
Telephone: 905-683-5500
www.axaltacs.com/ca/en_CA.html

Architecture

Year built: 1956
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Banting Homestead Heritage Park Doors Open Simcoe County

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Banting Homestead Heritage Park

Managed by the Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation, Banting Homestead Heritage Park is also a diabetes management and education centre. Visitors can visit the birthplace of Sir Frederick Banting – 1923 Nobel Prize winner for medicine for the co-discovery of insulin. Learn about diabetes and the discovery of insulin, explore the historical farmhouse, drive shed and heritage exhibits.

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5116 Sir Frederick Banting Road
Alliston, Ontario
Telephone: 705-435-0111
Email: kait@bantinglegacy.ca
www.bantinglegacy.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1925
Building type: Educational facility, Historical house
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

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

Beattie's Distillers Doors Open Simcoe County

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Beattie's Distillers

The same family has been farming in this location in Alliston for five generations, growing crops of the highest standard for over 100 years. They have evolved from a potato farm to a farm that grows, harvests and distils potatoes for distilled spirits – including an award-winning vodka! They look forward to welcoming you to this Doors Open event.

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6673 13th Line
Alliston, Ontario
Telephone: 705-435-2444
Email: kenbeattie@beattiesdistillers.com
www.beattiesdistillers.com

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Beck Mausoleum - First Presbyterian Cemetery Doors Open Simcoe County

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Beck Mausoleum - First Presbyterian Cemetery

Occupying a prominent place in this cemetery stands the Beck Family Mausoleum. It was constructed in 1910 by the Beck family for themselves and their immediate descendants. This influential family donated this parcel of land, which overlooks the Penetanguishene Harbour, to the church. Many of the monuments date back to 1900. Accessibility note: Site requires walking on a grass-covered incline.

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79 Church Street
Penetanguishene, Ontario
Telephone: 705-549-8637
www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2508004/presbyterian-cemetery

Architecture

Year built: 1910
Building type: Cemetery
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Bedford United Church Doors Open Windsor

Bedford United Church

Like most United churches, Bedford United was built as a Methodist church. Construction began in 1906; the building boasts five cornerstones. The sanctuary, with curved wooden pews, featured the latest in gas lighting (since replaced). The double-swinging doors at the back were covered in leather, and 18 stained-glass windows were installed in the tower. The site was designated in 2007.

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3340 Sandwich Street
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-256-1131
Email: bedford@mnsi.net
www.bedfordunited.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Behind the Painted Door Doors Open Gravenhurst

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Behind the Painted Door

Formerly a Salvation Army Church, this is one of the oldest buildings on Gravenhurst's Muskoka Road. Built in 1885, it has a proud history of serving the community for over a century. It is one of the few buildings that survived the great fire of 1887, when many buildings on both sides of Muskoka Road were destroyed.

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240 Muskoka Road North
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-681-0981
Email: jane@painted-door.com
www.painted-door.com

Architecture

Year built: 1885
Building type: Commercial, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Belleville City Hall Doors Open Belleville and District

Belleville City Hall

Built in 1872-73 by architect John D. Evans (the builder was John Forin) as Belleville’s market building and town hall, this attractive structure – with its tall clock tower – has dominated the downtown landscape for over 140 years. Architect Bill White’s imaginative renovations (1987-88) preserved many original interior architectural features, while adding 929 square metres (10,000 square feet) of space.

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  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

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169 Front Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-968-6481
www.belleville.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1872-73
Architect: John D. Evans (original building); Bill White (renovation)
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery Doors Open Belleville and District

Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery

This library has extensive collections, digitization services, computer labs, an art gallery, meeting rooms and more. As of 2016, the community archives are also located here. The old library’s 1909 stained-glass window is prominently displayed in the new building. During Doors Open, visitors will have an opportunity to visit some of the staff areas normally off limits to patrons.

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  • Kid-friendly
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254 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-968-6731
www.bellevillelibrary.com

Architecture

Year built: 2006
Architect: Zeidler Partnership Architects
Architectural style: Art moderne
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Belleville Shrine Club Doors Open Belleville and District

Belleville Shrine Club

The Shriners, who are renowned for participating in community events, are recognized by children around the world. The Belleville Shrine Club took possession of this building in 1946. Prior to that, it was a stately private home, built in 1880. The building still preserves much of its original character, with a new addition added in 1959.

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  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

51 Highland Avenue
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-962-2633
www.bellevilleshrineclub.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1880

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bench Brewing (formerly Maple Grove School) Doors Open Lincoln

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Bench Brewing (formerly Maple Grove School)

This former school was the longest active school in Ontario, running for 182 years. The original building, destroyed by fire, was replaced with a red brick structure in 1864. This school eventually became too small for the community’s needs and was replaced by the current building – which operated as a school until 2014 when it was repurposed as Bench Brewing.

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3991 King Street
Lincoln (Vineland), Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca
http://benchbrewing.com/our-brewery.html

Architecture

Year built: 1944
Architect: F.W. Warren
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

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

Bennett Hall Doors Open Lincoln

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Bennett Hall

Bennett Hall was built as a fire hall in the old village of Beamsville. James D. Bennett, a carriage and sleigh manufacturer, donated the property where it was built. The popular meeting space above the station is now home to the Beamsville Lions Club. The main level is now home to Spark Lincoln, a high-tech incubator hub servicing the community.

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4282 Mountain Street
Beamsville, Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca
www.lincoln.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1947

Dates/hours open

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

Bethel Union Cemetery Doors Open Simcoe County

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Bethel Union Cemetery

This cemetery was established in 1855. It was one of the only integrated cemeteries of its time, with black, white and Aboriginal peoples all buried in it. It remained an active cemetery until 1940, but fell into a state of disrepair by the 1960s. In 1997, Jane Cooper-Wilson and the Silver Shoe Historical Society restored the site.

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2249 Creemore Avenue
New Lowell, Ontario
http://clearviewclerk.ca/cemeteries/bethel-union-cemetery

Architecture

Year built: 1855
Building type: Cemetery
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

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

Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church Doors Open Markham

Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church

The Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church is one of York Region’s longest-established churches. Today, the church remains a centre of worship for descendants of these founding Markham families. The present building dates from 1910, incorporating materials from the earlier church. Visitors can admire the early 20th-century Gothic revival interior with beautiful memorial windows and a century-old pipe organ.

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

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20 Union Street
Markham, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1910
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Historical landmark, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Biodigester Doors Open Grimsby

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Biodigester

This facility – a Class 3 anaerobic digester with a capacity of 1,000 kilowatts of electricity – takes farm waste (such as grape pomace, silage, peppers, potatoes, hay and straw and non-agricultural materials including dog food, fats, oils and grease) and converts it into electricity, thereby avoiding dumping it into landfill. The facility represents a modern, progressive look at green energy.

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424 Sobie Road
Grimsby, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Border City Boxing and Family Fitness Centre Doors Open Windsor

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Border City Boxing and Family Fitness Centre

The home of boxing champions, this long-time landmark in Ford City was once Ordon’s Hardware. Since the 1990s, it has been a not-for-profit organization and community booster. A famous one-time visitor was our current Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. The centre now offers the Rock Steady boxing program for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

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  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1742 Drouillard Road
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-253-1578
Email: vectoron@hotmail.com
www.bordercityboxing.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Brechin United Church Doors Open Simcoe County

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Brechin United Church

The land for the Wesleyan Methodist Church was purchased in 1888. In 1925, with the establishment of the United Church of Canada, the church changed its name to Brechin United (the sister church of nearby Atherley United). Interior changes include the addition of stained-glass windows and notable wall hangings. It features a large kitchen and hall that can be rented.

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  • Washrooms

Contact info

3252 County Road 47
Brechin, Ontario
Telephone: 705-484-5997
Email: brechinpastoralcharge@yahoo.ca
www.brechinatherleyunitedchurches.com

Architecture

Year built: 1888
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Brodeur Residence Doors Open Simcoe County

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Brodeur Residence

Built in 1880 by the Georgian Bay Lumber Company, this saltbox-style home has been owned and lived in by the same family since 1927. Original wood elements include floors, stairs, trim and doors. A pantry sits below the stairs with a trap door leading below the house. Works of art by renowned artist Mark Tumber can be found onsite.

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209 Cherry Street
Waubaushene, Ontario
Telephone: 705-538-2380
Email: brodeur_christine@hotmail.com
www.tay.ca/en/resident-services/resources/Documents/Brodeur-House-209-Cherry-Street-Waubaushene.pdf

Architecture

Year built: 1880
Architect: Georgian Bay Lumber Company
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Bruce County (Walkerton) Gaol Doors Open Brockton

Bruce County (Walkerton) Gaol

The Gaol (jail) was built in 1867, operated for almost 144 years and closed in 2011. Retrace the footsteps of famous inmates such as John Haag, who is rumoured to have survived his hanging. See if you can figure out how escape artist Mickey McArthur got out. Capture your best “cell-fie” in one of the original jail cells!

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

209 Cayley Street
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: alishia.mallory@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1866
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI) Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - 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!

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  • 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 only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Burlington Public Library, Central Branch Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - 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.

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  • 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.)

Burlington - East Plains United Church Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - 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.

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  • 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 only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Freeman Station Doors Open Halton Region

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.

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  • 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 only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Halton Mosque and Halton Islamic Association Doors Open Halton Region

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.

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  • 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.

Burlington - Holy Cross Lutheran Church Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - 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!

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

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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.

Burlington - Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - 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.

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

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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 only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Ireland House Museum Doors Open Halton Region

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.

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  • 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 only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Nickel Brook Brewing Co. Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - 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.

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

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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 only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Iron Duke Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - 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!

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  • 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 only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - 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.

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  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

1135 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1964

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - Burlington Public Library, Central Branch Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - 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.

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  • 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.)

Canadian Automotive Museum Doors Open Oshawa

Canadian Automotive Museum

Established in 1963 and housed in a 1920s car dealership, this museum showcases the development of the automobile, with vehicles dating from 1902 to 1988, as well as other historical items. The building also has its original freight elevator. During Doors Open Oshawa, visit the gift shop and enjoy family crafts. New this year, Lighting McQueen is in the building!

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Women's history

Contact info

99 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-576-1222
www.canadianautomotivemuseum.com

Architecture

Year built: 1920
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Canadian Historical Aircraft Association Doors Open Windsor

Canadian Historical Aircraft Association
The Canadian Historical Aircraft Association is housed in the last remaining hanger of the #7 Elementary Flying Training School, which was used during the Second World War and is located at Windsor International Airport. The association's mission is to preserve and restore vintage military and civilian aircraft that are important to Canadian aviation history.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

2600 Airport Road (off Walker Road)
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-966-9742
www.ch2a.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Canadian Victory Garden Doors Open Oshawa

Canadian Victory Garden

Located on two hectares (six acres) of a historical farm property, the Canadian Victory Garden is an education centre. Tours will showcase an operational urban farm, solar-equipped greenhouse, beehive, pollinator gardens and earth systems for low energy as well as demonstrations of ham radio. Run by the Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities, whose mandate is to encourage self-sufficiency/ecological lifestyles.

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

Contact info

200 Winchester Road West
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-442-2167
www.fbsc.org

Architecture

Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Capitol Theatre, The Doors Open Windsor

Capitol Theatre, The
Visit the historical home of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and help launch the symphony’s 2018/19 season. The renovated backstage area will be open for tours. The Capitol – a cultural hub in Windsor since businessman and impresario Marcus Loew had it built in 1920 – has been a home to movies, vaudeville and live theatre.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

121 University Avenue West
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-253-7729
www.capitoltheatrewindsor.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1920
Architect: Thomas W. Lamb
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Captain's House Heritage Bed & Breakfast, The Doors Open Simcoe County

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Captain's House Heritage Bed & Breakfast, The

Built in 1905, this was the home of Captain David Burke, his wife Lottie, and their daughter Ruth for over 60 years. Converted to a bed and breakfast in 2014, it has been lovingly restored to its original layout and showcases the true craftsmanship and elegance of the early 20th century.

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423 Hugel Avenue
Midland, Ontario
Telephone: 705-245-3555
Email: captainshouse@rogers.com
www.facebook.com/CaptsHse

Architecture

Year built: 1905
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Commercial, Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Carley Community Hall Doors Open Simcoe County

Carley Community Hall

During Doors Open, visit the c. 1912 Carley Community Hall – originally a one-room schoolhouse. Today, it maintains its former look with original flooring, a stage, blackboard and large windows. Be a part of the history of the area, enjoy food and meet the talented artists whose work will be on sale.

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

Contact info

396 Warminster Sideroad (between Lines 8 and 9)
Oro-Medonte, Ontario
Telephone: 705-487-2171
www.carleycommunityhall.com

Architecture

Year built: c. 1912
Building type: Attraction, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Carnegie Building (Grimsby Historical Society Archives) Doors Open Grimsby

Carnegie Building (Grimsby Historical Society Archives)

An outstanding example of a Carnegie library influenced by the beaux arts style, this building was constructed in 1911 with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation. The building is named for the late 19th-century Scottish-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Stop by to view a display on the history of Main Street, presentations on past and present influential women, and historical maps.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Women's history

Contact info

25 Adelaide Street
Grimsby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-309-2002
Email: archives@grimsbyhistoricalsociety.com
www.grimsbyhistoricalsociety.com

Architecture

Year built: 1911
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Casa Toscana (Farewell House) Doors Open Grimsby

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Casa Toscana (Farewell House)

Farewell House, now home to Casa Toscana, was built by the Woolverton family in 1839. This house features an eclectic combination of architectural elements. The Woolvertons ran a medical practice here until the 1980s. A memorial iron gate from the original house is now in the gardens at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, commemorating the family’s contribution to Grimsby health care.

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

22 Main Street West
Grimsby, Ontario
Telephone: 289-235-8888
www.casatoscana.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1839
Architectural style: Neoclassical
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CBC-Radio Canada Doors Open Windsor

CBC-Radio Canada

Windsor's first television station began here in 1954. Located on the original site of the Canadian Salt Mine, this building is listed on the city's heritage register. Originally, the station shared its home with CKLW AM Radio – one of North America's most influential frequencies – which started broadcasting in Windsor in the 1930s. Today, it is the home of CBC-Radio Canada.

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825 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor

Architecture

Year built: 1954
Architect: W.J. Carter

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cherry Creek Greenhouses Doors Open Lincoln

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Cherry Creek Greenhouses

Cherry Creek Greenhouses is a supplier of flowers and vegetable plants. This traditional growing facility incorporates a modern planting line, as well as the latest irrigation technology – from trough watering and drip irrigation to automated basket systems, a drive-through irrigation tunnel and cascade floor operations. Come inside and see the colours and innovations of a local, successful greenhouse operation.

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3550 Cherry Avenue
Town of Lincoln, Ontario
Telephone: 289-921-8780

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Chimczuk Museum (Museum Windsor) Doors Open Windsor

Chimczuk Museum (Museum Windsor)

The Chimczuk Museum, located on the ground floor of the Art Gallery of Windsor, is a premier museum destination that houses permanent exhibits on the history of the Windsor area, the culture and legacy of its Aboriginal people, and the development of the City of Windsor. The François Baby House, also part of Doors Open Windsor, is a block away.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

401 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-253-1812
Email: wmuseum@citywindsor.ca
www.citywindsor.ca/residents/Culture/Windsors-Community-Museum/Pages/Chimczuk-Museum.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Christ Church Doors Open Simcoe County

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Christ Church

This Anglican church, completed in 1881, was donated to the village by principals of the Georgian Bay Lumber Company. Originally, the exterior was clad in pine board and batten, painted white. The windows are original, covered on the outside. Its interior features include original windows, pews, chairs and clear ash panelling that covers a portion of the walls and ceiling.

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22 Hazel Street
Waubaushene, Ontario
Telephone: 705-549 2223
Email: anglicanparish@bellnet.ca
www.tay.ca/en/resident-services/resources/Documents/Christ-Church-22-Hazel-Street-Waubaushene.pdf

Architecture

Year built: 1881
Architectural style: Log structure
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Church of Our Lady, Southwood Doors Open Gravenhurst

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Church of Our Lady, Southwood

Southwood Church is a charming log building built on scenic Southwood Road. The first church was built in the 1920s and then, in 1935, the logs were replaced. The pine pews, organ, lectern, Bible, Madonna statue and liturgical items are all original. Come and ring the bell – salvaged from a local train wreck – and learn more about the site.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

3411 Southwood Road
Kilworthy, Ontario
Telephone: 705-687-1036
Email: catherine@canook.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1935
Architect: Pioneer families
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Church of the Ascension Doors Open Windsor

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Church of the Ascension

The congregation of the Church of the Ascension is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. After the two original buildings were replaced, the current church was rebuilt in 1927. After a 1990 fire, the stained-glass windows were restored with the original glass and new lead. A cross made from timbers from the church roof is in the memorial garden.

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  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

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1385 University Avenue West
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-256-4341
Email: ascension@bellnet.ca
www.ascensionwindsor.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1927
Architect: Sheppard and Mason
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Collingwood Town Hall Doors Open Simcoe County

Collingwood Town Hall
Originally a market and opera hall, this Romanesque revival, three-storey, red-brick town hall features ornate sandstone trim, a central, gabled block and a circa 1890 clock tower. The building incorporates original round-headed arches with rustic stone voussoirs and hood mouldings. The tower is asymmetrically placed. Renovated in the 1980s, it remains a beautiful building well worth a visit.

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  • Washrooms

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97 Hurontario Street
Collingwood, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1891
Architect: J. Wilson
Architectural style: Romanesque revival
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County Doors Open Belleville and District

Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County

The Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County is Ontario's newest archive facility, opened in 2016. A collaborative project, it was built as a partnership between the City of Belleville, the County of Hastings and the Hastings County Historical Society. The archives preserve the history of the community through records of local governments, individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

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254 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-967-3304
www.cabhc.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Architect: Shoalts and Zaback
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Copeland Hill Cemetery Doors Open Simcoe County

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Copeland Hill Cemetery

Copeland Hill Cemetery has a rich history. The church’s original congregation comprised members of the garrison from Drummond Island who settled here after the island was returned to the Americans following the War of 1812. In early days, the church’s pastors travelled by horseback. The Copelands – a prominent local industrial family – donated the cemetery land in the 1830s.

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Contact info

2 Cemetery Lane
Township of Tiny, Ontario
Telephone: 705-526-4204

Architecture

Year built: 1829
Building type: Cemetery
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

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

Corby Park Rose Garden Doors Open Belleville and District

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Corby Park Rose Garden

The Corby Park Rose Garden is in the old east village in Belleville, a great area for exploring heritage homes, just a few blocks from the Bay of Quinte. The garden has a stunning water fountain and at the centre of it all, you get a beautiful view of the entire garden – perfect for a family outing or wedding.

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210 Ann Street
Belleville, Ontario

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Core Arts and Culture Centre (CORE) Doors Open Belleville and District

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Core Arts and Culture Centre (CORE)

Built in 1851, this site has had many owners. In 1909, Henry Corby bought the building and gave to the city for use as a library. It was sold in 2006 and is now used as a church and cultural centre. Today, CORE supports arts- and culture-related programming – such as pottery, music, art and dance – as well as non-profit organizations.

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223 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-967-0255
Email: office@coreinfo.ca
http://coreinfo.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1851
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cowan House Doors Open Oshawa

Cowan House

Cowan House, built circa 1858, is a Georgian-style dwelling with Italianate features, including the bracketed eaves and portico elements. It was home to businessman and mayor W.F. Cowan and his family. Today, it serves as offices and meeting rooms for St. George's Memorial Church. Tours of the main floor reveal many original details of this heritage home.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

39 Athol Street West
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-723-7875
Email: church@stgeorgesoshawa.org

Architecture

Year built: c. 1858
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Crossland General Store Doors Open Simcoe County

Crossland General Store
The General Store was originally built by Henry Crossland and his wife Martha (nee Webster). It was also used as the local post office and gas station. Its prominent location encroaching onto the crossroads is typical of the many general stores that were a common feature of the rural Ontario landscape. The store was operational until 1974.

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  • Parking

Architecture

Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Devonshire Road Walking Tour Doors Open Windsor

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Devonshire Road Walking Tour

Follow us on a walking tour as we discuss the houses of interest in this historical neighbourhood. Discover the unique architectural features of buildings as we explore a range of elements – including decorative brick work, roof types, and window and door configurations that contribute to the textural structures. Tours will leave from the corner of Devonshire Road and Assumption Street.

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Meet at Devonshire Road and Assumption Street
Windsor, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Courthouse, Historical house, Post office

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dingo Farms Doors Open Simcoe County

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Dingo Farms

This family farm – the fourth generation of Harrisons – is dedicated to providing naturally slow-grown animals free of antibiotics and hormones to feed your family. With sustainability as their focus, they are consistently striving to support community initiatives, be responsible land stewards and take every opportunity to educate and share their passion for raising healthy animals.

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3412 Line 8
Bradford, Ontario
Telephone: 905-775-5520
Email: munawarc@hotmail.com
www.dingofarms.com

Architecture

Year built: 1908
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Dowler-Karn Museum Doors Open St. Thomas

Dowler-Karn Museum

Dowler-Karn has been a leading distributor of energy products for over 75 years. Opened in the fall of 2010, the Dowler-Karn Museum houses over 5,000 artifacts that feature a wide range of items – including vintage signs, a fully restored 1919 Model T fuel tanker and an exact replica model of the Canada Southern Railway Station.

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  • Kid-friendly

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43841 Talbot Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
www.dowlerkarn.com

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Downtown Mission, The Doors Open Windsor

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Downtown Mission, The

In the early 1970s, members of the Central United Church founded The Downtown Mission. In various locations until 2001, it is now located in the former Temple Baptist Church. Meals are offered daily. In 2016, the mission added a Wellness Centre at 875 Ouellette Avenue, with outreach services and Do Good Deli, a small restaurant that offers work training.

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

Contact info

664 Victoria Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-973-5573
www.downtownmission.com

Architecture

Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dr. Mullen House Doors Open Brockton

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Dr. Mullen House

This house was originally part of the Bobier subdivision. James Blair (owner of the Walkerton Ironworks) and his wife Frances lived here in the late 1800s. It is perhaps best known as the home of Dr. Gerald Mullen, a well-known local veterinarian. In his practice, he cared for animals in Walkerton and the surrounding area for nearly 40 years.

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  • Self-guided tours available

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415 Gibson Street
Walkerton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: c. 1880
Building type: Historical house, Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Dreamwinds Equine Assisted Learning Centre Doors Open Simcoe County

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Dreamwinds Equine Assisted Learning Centre

This award-winning business provides a unique approach to team building, leadership and life skills development using horses to learn and grow. Centuries ago, the property was home to a lumber mill and contains a pioneer cemetery. Current owners, Tracey Evans and Dirk Tews, are providing unforgettable programs and events for the people of Bradford and the Greater Toronto Area.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

2800 Line 10, RR 2
Bradford, Ontario
Telephone: 289-231-6775
https://dreamwinds.ca

Architecture

Year built: Established in 2012

Dates/hours open

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

Duff-Baby House Doors Open Windsor

Duff-Baby House

Duff-Baby House, one of Windsor’s oldest buildings, was built in 1798 for Alexander Duff, a Scottish fur merchant. The identity of the architect is unknown, but this Georgian design style was brought to Upper Canada by United Empire Loyalists in the late 18th century. The house was restored in the 1990s and is owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

221 Mill Street
Windsor, Ontario
www.heritagetrust.on.ca/en/index.php/properties/duff-baby-house

Architecture

Year built: 1798
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 23, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Durham Regional Consolidated Courthouse Doors Open Oshawa

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Durham Regional Consolidated Courthouse

Completed in January 2010, the Durham Courthouse is a state-of-the-art facility that consolidates eight previous locations. Doors Open visitors will be able to tour the main foyer, the jury assembly room and attend a courtroom while it is in session to observe judicial proceedings. Please note that, for security reasons, visitors are required to pass through a metal detector.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

150 Bond Street East
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-743-2800

Architecture

Year built: 2010

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 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.

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  • 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.

Ekort Realty Ltd. and Mortgage Architects Doors Open Belleville and District

Ekort Realty Ltd. and Mortgage Architects

This 1824 stone building was once the home and bakery of Henry Corby (the remains of the bakery are still visible in the basement). The foundation and large open hearth are original. A third storey was added in about 1883 and the present brick façade in 1891. The original wood and tin ceiling is still visible on the store level.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

258 Front Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-968-1182
http://ekortrealty.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1824
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Elgin County Archives Doors Open St. Thomas

Elgin County Archives

This building, designed as a nursing residence for the provincial psychiatric hospital across the road, has minimal decoration and striking curved two-storey bays, reflecting the era’s prevailing art deco style. Since 2002, the Elgin County Archives has been preserving and providing access to municipal government records and private collections – including Alma College and the St. Thomas Times-Journal.

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

Contact info

450 Sunset Drive
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-631-1460, ext. 154
www.elgincounty.ca/archives

Architecture

Year built: 1939
Architectural style: Art deco

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Elgin County Museum Doors Open St. Thomas

Elgin County Museum

The new Elgin County Heritage Centre is located beside the Elgin County Administration Building, with the museum on the fourth floor. The new centre features changing exhibitions and a permanent space called Talbot’s Castle – a recreation of Colonel Talbot’s ancestral castle where visitors will discover how Talbot helped settle southwestern Ontario. Exhibits feature armour and a Robert the Bruce statue.

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

Contact info

450 and 460 Sunset Drive
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-631-1460
www.elgincounty.ca/museum

Architecture

Year built: 1939 and 2017
Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Elgin County Railway Museum Doors Open St. Thomas

Elgin County Railway Museum

Come to the Elgin County Railway Museum and visit the century-old Michigan Central Railroad locomotive shops. Take a guided tour and discover displays of railway artifacts, rolling stock equipment and the History in Motion model railway. Climb aboard and explore the interior of a real caboose and the 5700 steam engine.

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

Contact info

225 Wellington Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-637-6284
www.ecrm5700.org

Architecture

Year built: 1913
Architect: John Findlay
Building type: Museum, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Elizabeth Street Pumphouse Doors Open Grimsby

Elizabeth Street Pumphouse

This waterworks facility was in continuous use until the early 1990s. It sits on the location of the Engagement of the Forty, a battle that took place in 1813. It is now home to the International Peace Garden. During Doors Open, enjoy live music and food trucks. And the Lakeside Pumphouse Artists will hold their annual Art Exhibition and Sale.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

477 Elizabeth Street
Grimsby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-945-1288
http://niagaragreenbelt.com/listings/47-general-services/69-elizabeth-street-pumphouse.html

Architecture

Year built: 1905

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Falcon Brewery Doors Open Ajax

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Falcon Brewery

This is your chance to check out this local brewery and try one of the many beers featured daily! Originally launched in 2013 as a contract brewing operation called Stouffville Brewing, the company name was changed to Falcon Brewing in 2016 – consistent with their flagship beers, Red Falcon Ale and Laggar Falcon Craft Lager.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

30 Barr Road
Ajax, Ontario
Telephone: 905-686-6686
www.falconbrewingcompany.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Federal Building Doors Open Simcoe County

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Federal Building

This fabulous building is a marble-fronted, beaux-arts-style building that replicates a state building in Havana, Cuba. It opened in 1915 as a federal post office. It boasts a central, three-bay, corinthian-order portico with central pediment, set between lower, three-bay, doric porticoes, all with balustraded parapets and coffered bronze ceilings. This remarkable building pays tribute to the Greek temple.

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  • Parking

Contact info

44 Hurontario Street
Collingwood, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1915
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Courthouse

Dates/hours open

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

Film Camp for Kids & Youth Doors Open Windsor

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Film Camp for Kids & Youth

The Film Camp for Kids & Youth started as a research project in 2012 and quickly developed into a year-round program. The camp has a 557-square-metre (6,000-square-foot) studio and the latest in filmmaking technology. Kids learn animation, cinematography, directing and editing. During Doors Open, visitors will see students in action as they make a film.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

586 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
Email: info@filmcampforkids.com
www.filmcampforkids.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fire Hall 6 Doors Open Oshawa

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Fire Hall 6

Built in 2016, Oshawa's newest fire hall has the latest technology while its design reflects the history of the area. Built on the former Windfields Farm lands (the birthplace of champion racehorse Northern Dancer), the building reflects the agricultural history of the area. Oshawa Fire Services is celebrating 150 years this year and heritage panels will be on display.

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

Contact info

2339 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-436-3311
www.oshawa.ca/residents/fire-services.asp

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Architect: Thomas Brown Architects Inc.
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

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

Fire Station 2 Doors Open Grimsby

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Fire Station 2

Grimsby’s newest fire station will be hosting its open house to coincide with Doors Open. The open house theme this year is “Every second counts. Plan your escape.” In addition to fire safety public education, the open house will feature a live burn demonstration, a free barbecue, jumpy castle and more. Don’t miss out!

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

Contact info

167 Mountain Road
Grimsby, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 2017

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Flach Family Homestead Doors Open Brockton

Flach Family Homestead

This three-level stone dwelling was built by John Flach in 1863. In 1996, Flach’s great-granddaughter took ownership of this mixed-farming property. For three years now, several local artisans and building designers have researched and restored the home back to its historical uniqueness. The restoration of this quaint homestead includes a working windmill, lavish outhouse and groomed landscape.

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

Contact info

2340 Highway 9
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: alishia.mallory@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1864
Architect: John Flach
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Ford City Walking Tour Doors Open Windsor

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Ford City Walking Tour

Join us on a leisurely walk through the neighbourhood to discover numerous buildings of interest in historical Ford City. Along the way, we will discuss how immigration affected the design of buildings – in particular, the churches that served families from Russia, Romania, Serbia and other Eastern Orthodox denominations. Tours will depart from the corner of Drouillard Road and Richmond Street.

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  • Parking

Contact info

Meet at the corner of Drouillard Road and Richmond Street
Windsor, Ontario
http://fordcity.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fort Willow Doors Open Simcoe County

Fort Willow
During the War of 1812, this fort was a supply depot that marked the half-way point between Kempenfelt Bay and the Nottawasaga River. The Festival at Fort Willow highlights life as a British soldier in 1812 in a camp setting. Visitors can enjoy re-enactors as they demonstrate their daily tasks – which include blacksmithing, musket ball making and rope making.

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

Contact info

2714 Grenfel Road
Minesing, Ontario
http://www.springwater.ca/community/heritage/fort_willow

Architecture

Year built: 1812
Architect: British Navy
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

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

François Baby House (Museum Windsor) Doors Open Windsor

François Baby House (Museum Windsor)

American forces commandeered this building in July 1812 after hostilities broke out with the United States. The house, which served as American headquarters and subsequently the British artillery base during the War of 1812, is also where the final engagement of the Upper Canada Rebellion took place in 1838. Artifact storage area tours at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

254 Pitt Street West
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-253-1812
Email: wmuseum@citywindsor.ca
www.citywindsor.ca/residents/Culture/Windsors-Community-Museum/Pages/François-Baby-House.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1812 (foundations)
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Franks Lime Kiln Doors Open Simcoe County

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Franks Lime Kiln

This side trail is part of the Bruce Trail Conservancy and leads to a restored lime kiln that was built circa 1860. Designated pathways and fencing are in place for hikers to view the structure. Franks Lime Kiln Side Trail is 30 metres (approximately 100 feet) in length and is an easy to moderate walk.

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Contact info

Meet in the parking lot on County Road 91
Duntroon, Ontario
Telephone: 1-800-665-HIKE
Email: info@brucetrail.org
http://brucetrail.org/trail_changes/185

Architecture

Year built: 1860
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Trail

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.

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  • 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.

Friends Cemetery Doors Open Ajax

Friends Cemetery

The Quaker Burial Ground on Mill Street is owned by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers); it is the oldest cemetery in Ajax. Timothy Rogers, who came to the area in 1807 with his wife and 40 other Quaker families, donated the land for the cemetery and Quaker meeting house. Rogers is buried here, along with his wife and children.

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

Contact info

Mill Street
Ajax, Ontario
Telephone: 905-839-1560
www.ajax.ca/en/livinginajax/historicalajaxcemeteries.asp

Architecture

Year built: Established in 1809
Building type: Cemetery

Dates/hours open

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

Glanmore National Historic Site Doors Open Belleville and District

Glanmore National Historic Site

Glanmore is an excellent example of Second Empire architecture in Canada. The home was built in 1883 for banker J.P.C. Phillips. Interiors feature ornate frescoed ceilings, suspended staircases and intricate woodwork. Learn about the restoration of this historical house, climb part of the servant's staircase, and discover hidden secrets found during past restoration projects.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

257 Bridge Street East
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-962-2329
http://glanmore.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1883
Architect: Thomas Hanley
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gordon Willey Building, Durham College Doors Open Oshawa

Gordon Willey Building, Durham College

The School of Media, Art & Design (MAD) invites you to have a truly unique Doors Open experience! Visit the MAD Xscape Room – one of the only fully digital-based escape rooms in the region, with a Camp X theme. Spy training tasks will push your physical, intellectual and technological boundaries. Through teamwork, logic and intuition you may escape the room.

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

Contact info

2000 Simcoe Street North (enter off Simcoe Street and park in the Commencement Lot)
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-721-2000
www.durhamcollege.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Gravenhurst Ambulance Station Doors Open Gravenhurst

Gravenhurst Ambulance Station

The two-bay Gravenhurst Ambulance Station was built in 2006 to serve the community. Constructed adjacent to the busy Muskoka Wharf, it features accommodations for first responder teams. Visit this unique location and see how an ambulance station functions, and how they quickly respond to emergencies across Muskoka.

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

Contact info

1005 North Muldrew Lake Road
Gravenhurst, Ontario
www.muskoka.on.ca/en/live-and-play/Muskoka-Paramedic-Services.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 2006
Architect: Greystone

Dates/hours open

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

Gravenhurst Curling Club Doors Open Gravenhurst

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Gravenhurst Curling Club
The Gravenhurst Curling Club was established in 1905 as a three-sheet rink on the site of James Scott's skating rink. The current building and six-sheet ice surface were built in 1959 through community effort and fundraising. It is the largest ice surface in Muskoka. The arena is heated with a lounge that overlooks the ice.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

330 John Street North
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-687-5531
Email: ri7010.gov1213@gmail.com
www.gravenhurstcurlingclub.com

Architecture

Year built: 1959

Dates/hours open

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

Gravenhurst Opera House Doors Open Gravenhurst

Gravenhurst Opera House

This opera house remains a bustling cultural centre in Gravenhurst’s historical downtown. In 1934, John Holden and his Good Companions presented the first summer theatre in Canada here. A variety of concerts and theatre events take place all summer long, contributing to the visitor experience in Muskoka. The Gravenhurst Opera House continues to be “A Tradition Worth Coming Back For!”

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

295 Muskoka Road South
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-687-5550, ext. 2
www.gravenhurst.ca/en/opera/opera.asp

Architecture

Year built: 1901
Architect: John Francis Brown
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

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

Gravenhurst Public Library Doors Open Gravenhurst

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Gravenhurst Public Library

Built in 2000, the Gravenhurst Public Library is home to the Gravenhurst Archives; it houses 52,000 resources. Join them for children's programs, tours and a look at the history of Gravenhurst, with displays and access to the archives. Art buffs can also view the signed, limited-edition Group of Seven monograph – A.J. Casson: A Tribute – by Canadian art expert Paul Duval.

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

Contact info

180 Sharpe Street West
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-687-3382
Email: library@gravenhurst.ca
www.gravenhurstlibrary.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2000
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Gravenhurst Railway Station Doors Open Gravenhurst

Gravenhurst Railway Station

The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) officially opened this historical railway station in September 1919. The town bought and restored the building in 1986. It is an excellent example of early 20th-century railway architecture and remains one of a few early stations in Central Ontario. Today, it is home to the Station Café and Ontario Northland bus service.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

150 Second Street South
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-684-8070
Email: icecreamsquared@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/thecoffeestationcafe

Architecture

Year built: 1916
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Grimsby Museum Doors Open Grimsby

Grimsby Museum

The regency-style entrance of the Grimsby Museum – Doors Open Grimsby’s headquarters – is the original doorway from the Marlatt Inn that once stood on Main Street. During Doors Open, the museum will open its storage rooms for visitors to explore some of Grimsby’s hidden secrets. Also enjoy family activities and crafts – part of the Once Upon a Time medieval exhibit.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

6 Murray Street
Grimsby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-945-5292
www.grimsby.ca/Museum/Main

Architecture

Year built: 1983
Architect: Robert Yamamoto
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grimsby Public Library Doors Open Grimsby

Grimsby Public Library

This library brings information, ideas and people of all ages together to enrich lives, promote literacy and build community. During Doors Open, staff will show you around the building and highlight resources and services that you might not know about. Activities include viewing a timeline and display that features women’s suffrage. Join a virtual suffrage march on the green screen.

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

Contact info

18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-945-5142
www.grimsby.ca/Library

Architecture

Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gwillimdale Farms Doors Open Simcoe County

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Gwillimdale Farms

Fairview Barn, built in the early 1900s by the Roberts Family, retains its original character. The property was taken over by the Hambly Family in 2014. They restored the barn and brought the place to what it is today, valuing the history and nostalgia of the old barn in a rural landscape where such structures are disappearing.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

2026 11th Line
Bradford, Ontario
Telephone: 905-775-2889
Email: cristina@gwillimdalefarms.com
www.gwillimdalefarms.com

Architecture

Year built: 1900

Dates/hours open

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

Halton Hills - Cedarvale Cottage Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - Cedarvale Cottage

This charming cottage, nestled in a community park, is now home to the Credit Valley Artisans. It was built in the early 1920s as a staff residence for the adjacent Home for Girls. During Doors Open, visitors will enjoy seeing the workshop in action, with demonstrations of hand-weaving, pottery, painting and stained-glass crafting. Look for original fixtures and woodwork.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

Maple Avenue (Cedarvale Park)
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 905-873-2601, ext. 2264

Architecture

Year built: c. 1925
Architectural style: Arts and crafts
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halton Hills - Devereaux House Doors Open Halton Region

Halton Hills - Devereaux House

This quintessential 19th-century Ontario Gothic revival farmhouse was saved from demolition and restored by a group of local citizens. Decorated to the early 1900s, the main floor is now available as a venue for meetings and intimate family celebrations. During Doors Open, visitors will be treated to stories of Devereaux family farm life spanning over 150 years.

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

Contact info

11494 Trafalgar Road
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 905-877-5662
www.devereauxhouse.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1860; 2009
Architectural style: Ontario Gothic
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Garden, Park

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halton Hills - Downtown Georgetown Walking Tour Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - Downtown Georgetown Walking Tour

An esteemed local writer and historian will guide you in a one-hour walk exploring old downtown Georgetown, starting at the Halton Hills Public Library and Cultural Centre. Walkers will hear stories of town history and appreciate the beautiful architecture of homes and commercial establishments dating from the mid-1800s. The tour is moderately difficult; wear appropriate walking shoes.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at 9 Church Street
Georgetown , Ontario

Architecture

Year built: late 1800s
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink, Library, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Halton Hills - Library and Cultural Centre Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - Library and Cultural Centre

This recently renovated centre includes three municipal cultural facilities: a library, art gallery and theatre. In the Helson Gallery, experience the original Congregational church sanctuary with beautiful leaded stained-glass windows and original rugs. Check out the hangings showcased by the Georgetown Rug Hookers. Tour the LEED-certified library, complete with local history archives, welcoming lounges, lively children’s spaces and original artwork.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

9 Church Street
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 905-873-2681
http://hhpl.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1877; 2013
Architectural style: Contemporary, Gothic revival
Building type: Attraction, Green building, Historical landmark, Library, Theatre
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 1 to 5 p.m.

Halton Hills - Shepherd's Crook (Reid's Hardware) Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - Shepherd's Crook (Reid's Hardware)

One of the oldest buildings on Georgetown’s Main Street, this grand limestone-faced building was originally a hardware store. Today, it is a pub. Come inside to appreciate the traditional interior décor and second-floor refurbishments. View photos of old Main Street. This site has been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

86 Main Street
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 905-702-0456
www.facebook.com/Shepcrookpub

Architecture

Year built: 1879
Building type: Food and drink, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halton Hills - VIA Rail/Canadian National Railway Georgetown Station Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - VIA Rail/Canadian National Railway Georgetown Station

This station combines a standard mid-19th century, five-bay, stone station with picturesque elements added during the 1892 expansion and 1904 remodelling. It is one of a few first-generation Grand Trunk Railway stations in Ontario. The original and surviving interiors include an intricate wood ceiling, wood wainscoting with rough stucco above, high wooden baseboards and arts and crafts-style door/window trim.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

55 Queen Street
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 416-575-3775
Email: stefan_lout@viarail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1855 (with additions made in 1892 and 1904)
Architect: Casimir Gzowski
Building type: Historical landmark, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halton Hills - Waldie House Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - Waldie House

Robert Waldie, a local carpenter, purchased the lot on McNabb Street for $160 and built this house – a prime example of the Edwardian architectural style. Presently a family home, Waldie House reminds us of the adaptability of century homes to modern times. It has been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. During Doors Open, food and beverages will be available.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

17 McNabb Street
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 289-935-1969

Architecture

Year built: 1911
Architect: Robert Waldie
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden, Landscape

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 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.

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

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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.

Hammond Power Solutions Inc. Doors Open Brockton

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Hammond Power Solutions Inc.

Hammond's originally started in Guelph in 1917 as a foundry tool manufacturer. During the Second World War, they started to build specialized transformers and reactors for military communication and radar equipment. The company grew from 50 to over 300 employees to satisfy the demand. In 1976, a plant was built in Walkerton, which currently produces over 65,000 transformers per year!

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Contact info

15 Industrial Road
Walkerton, ON, Ontario
Email: info@hammondpowersolutions.com

Architecture

Year built: 1976
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Hartrick House Doors Open Ajax

Hartrick House

Hartrick House was built in 1852 and incorporates elements of classical revival and Ontario Gothic architecture. Originally part of an 81-hectare (200-acre) farm, this house now serves as a community meeting hall. Doors Open visitors can explore Ajax through beautiful photography – captured by the Ajax Photography Club – on display at this amazing site.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

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120 Roberson Drive
Ajax, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1852
Architectural style: Ontario cottage
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Museum Doors Open Belleville and District

Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Museum

This building, designed as a Class B facility for a single army unit, is based on the standard American armoury model, with offices on the main floor, lecture rooms and messes on the second, a janitor’s apartment on the third and firing ranges in the main hall. The museum, located on the main floor, has exhibits on local military history.

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  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

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187 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-966-2125
www.theregiment.ca/hpmuseum.html

Architecture

Year built: 1908
Building type: Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

​Hatch Specialty Coffee Doors Open Markham

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​Hatch Specialty Coffee

Those who appreciate quality coffee beans and care about how and where they are grown will appreciate Hatch Specialty Coffee. A coffee lab, roaster and brewer, they source many of their coffee beans by direct trade from coffee growers. The roasting style is strongly influenced by Scandinavian-style light roasts. Tours of the roaster and brewer, as well as tastings.

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802B Cochrane Drive
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-474-3555
Email: info@hatchcrafted.com
www.hatchcrafted.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hendriks Greenhouses Doors Open Lincoln

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Hendriks Greenhouses

Hendriks Greenhouses, a well-established and respected local grower, began operations in 1953. Originally a grower of fruits and vegetables, today it grows flowers for the Canadian and American markets, focusing on high-quality products – including tropical plants, ferns and succulents. With over 22,297 square metres (240,000 square feet) of production space, this modern, high-tech growing operation is worth a visit.

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5095 North Service Road
Town of Lincoln, Ontario
Telephone: 289-213-6076
www.hendriksgreenhouses.com

Architecture

Year built: 1960s
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Henry Corby House B&B, The Doors Open Belleville and District

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Henry Corby House B&B, The

Henry Corby Sr. built this home in 1875 and moved here from a large stone house at the northeast corner of Bridge Street East and George Street. He then proceeded to build a house next door for his daughter and her husband. Today, the house is a bed and breakfast offering three guest rooms with private living spaces.

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126 Bridge Street East
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-827-4116
Email: vandykw@outlook.com
www.henrycorbyhouse.com

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Architect: John Brenton
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Heritage Boatworks Doors Open Gravenhurst

Heritage Boatworks

Observe traditional Muskoka boat building of the early 1900s as a group of dedicated volunteers works to restore a variety of wooden boats and canoes. Admire the restoration work that these talented people have already completed. They demonstrate the craftsmanship that was a hallmark of the famous boat-building workshops and traditions throughout Muskoka.

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

Contact info

185 Cherokee Lane
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-687-2115

Architecture

Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

Heritage House Catering Doors Open Ajax

Heritage House Catering
Dr. Byron Field originally used this well-known 1911 heritage home for his medical practice. The designated building reflects the Georgian revival and neoclassical styles. The original drawings of architect A.A. Post are featured in the retail shop, where the current owners - Heritage House Catering - offer homemade items for purchase that you won’t want to miss.

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  • Guided tours available

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479 Kingston Road West
Ajax, Ontario
Telephone: 289-314-9870
www.heritagehousecatering.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1911
Architect: A.A. Post
Architectural style: Georgian, Neoclassical
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Hillsdale Jail Doors Open Simcoe County

Hillsdale Jail
The three-cell Hillsdale Jail was constructed by local builder William John Davenport in 1906 when Hillsdale was designated as a “policing village.” The building has served several purposes over the years – including as a jail, courthouse, polling station and home for transient people. According to local lore, the lockup is considered the smallest jail and courthouse currently standing in Ontario.

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4552 Penetanguishene Road
Hillsdale, Ontario
http://www.springwater.ca/cms/one.aspx?portalId=312&pageId=1266

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Architect: William John Davenport (builder)
Building type: Attraction, Courthouse

Dates/hours open

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

Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre of Windsor Doors Open Windsor

Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre of Windsor

Members of the Hindu faith community funded the construction of this temple. It is made of red brick with a red block foundation and incorporates arched windows and doorways. At the front of the 1,300-square-metre (14,000-square-foot) interior are areas for worshipping various deities where sculptures of them are displayed on altars under arches.

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7007 Enterprise Way
Windsor, Ontario
www.hmccw.org

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Architect: S. Bagga
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 23, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hiram Walker & Sons Distillery Doors Open Windsor

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Hiram Walker & Sons Distillery

The newly renovated J.P. Wiser's brand centre fronts the largest distillery in North America; they produce 45 million litres of alcohol yearly! Four generations of farmers have been supplying grain to this distillery, which has been operating in the Essex County region since 1858. Distillery tours will be offered every 45 minutes. Visitors must be 19+ and wear closed-toe shoes.

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

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2072 Riverside Drive East
Windsor, Ontario, Ontario
Telephone: 519-561-5596
Email: bianca.mancina@pernod-ricard.com
www.jpwiserstour.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1970s; renovations in 2017
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Historical Walking Tour of Alliston Doors Open Simcoe County

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Historical Walking Tour of Alliston

Discover historical downtown Alliston through a self-guided walking tour – offered by the Alliston Business Improvement Area. Capture the beauty of buildings such as St. John’s United Church, and learn how it was saved from the Great Fire. Stop in to learn more about other buildings along the way. Don’t miss the boutiques, restaurants and bakeries as you explore Victoria Street.

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

Pick up your walking tour map at 51 Victoria Street East
Alliston, Ontario
Telephone: 705-435-1787
Email: info@allistonbia.com
www.allistonbia.com

Architecture

Year built: 1800s
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Historical Walking Tour of Beeton Doors Open Simcoe County

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Historical Walking Tour of Beeton

The Beeton-Tottenham Business Improvement Association is excited to launch the Beeton Historical Walking Tour – a self-guided walking tour of Beeton’s historical downtown. Come and explore the history and beautiful architecture of century-old buildings like the newly designated town hall, with interpreters and music just for Doors Open! Tours depart from the D.A. Jones Library.

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Pick up your walking tour map at 42 Main Street West
Beeton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-936-3424
Email: info@btbia.ca
www.btbia.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1800s
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Historical Walking Tour: Ship and Boat Building at Muskoka Wharf Doors Open Gravenhurst

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Historical Walking Tour: Ship and Boat Building at Muskoka Wharf

From 1866 to until present, the shoreline of Muskoka Bay has been the site of boat building and ship building. Enjoy a guided tour of the area where steamships and many famous pleasure boats, both large and small, were built. View a large boathouse filled with some glorious boats and see many historical photographs.

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

Contact info

Meet at Cockburn Square by the Shipyards Store
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-684-9560
Email: mstorey@cogeco.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; tours at 10:30 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m.

Burlington - Holy Cross Lutheran Church Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - 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!

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

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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.

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

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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.

Intrepid Park, Camp X Doors Open Oshawa

Intrepid Park, Camp X

Meet author Lynn Phillip Hodgson at Intrepid Park’s monument for a guided tour of Camp X, the former top-secret Second World War spy training school. Explore the remains of the camp, strategically located beside Lake Ontario. Over 500 special agents were trained here to go behind enemy lines and “set Europe ablaze!” as dramatized in CBC Television’s X Company.

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Contact info

Boundary Road just south of Wentworth Street West
Oshawa, Ontario
www.camp-x.com

Architecture

Year built: 1941
Architect: Canadian Corps of Engineers
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. walking tour, and 1:30 p.m. lecture at the Regent Theatre

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.

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  • 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.

Islamic Centre of Oshawa Doors Open Oshawa

Islamic Centre of Oshawa

This first mosque built in Oshawa is reminiscent of the Ottoman Empire. Ornamental crescent moons enhance both the main prayer hall dome and the dome atop the minaret. Guided tours and free refreshments are available. A display highlights Islamic history. Please respect any dress code.

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

Contact info

23 Lloyd Street
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 289-200-6070
www.oshawamosque.com

Architecture

Year built: 2012
Architect: Array International Architects
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Ivy Masonic Lodge No.115 Doors Open Lincoln

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Ivy Masonic Lodge No.115

In 1865, local businessman John B. Osborne signed a “forever” lease agreement with the Township of Clinton to use the second floor of the town hall. In 1871, the lease agreement was transferred to the Ivy Lodge, which to this day occupies the space. During Doors Open Lincoln, come and enjoy a unique opportunity to see inside a masonic lodge.

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  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

4276 Mountain Street
Beamsville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-327-3040
www.ivylodge115.com

Architecture

Year built: 1851
Architect: Henry Nihell

Dates/hours open

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

John McGivney Children's Centre Doors Open Windsor

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John McGivney Children's Centre

This centre offers pediatric services to special-needs children who live in Windsor and Essex County. Most services are funded through the Ministry of Children and Youth. Physiotherapy and occupational and speech therapy were among the early programs. The centre's services have expanded to include autism services, recreational and communication therapy, family services, equipment loan and a resource library.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

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3945 Matchette Road
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-252-7281
Email: info@jmccentre.ca
www.jmccentre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1978
Architect: W.A. Fraser Architect

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Johnson Woodworks Doors Open Brockton

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Johnson Woodworks

The family business of Johnson Woodworks was established in 1946. The current owner, Darryl Johnson, took over the business in 1999 to continue the traditions of quality craftsmanship passed down through the generations. Johnson Woodworks provides the community with custom cabinetry for the kitchen, home office, bathroom vanities and other interior spaces.

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964 Old Durham Road
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: johnsonww@wightman.ca
www.johnsonwoodworks.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Jordan Fire Station (Lincoln Fire Rescue & Emergency Services Station 4) Doors Open Lincoln

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Jordan Fire Station (Lincoln Fire Rescue & Emergency Services Station 4)

Situated in picturesque Jordan Village, this fire station was built to serve the eastern parts of Lincoln; it replaced an older station that had been in operation on the site for over 50 years. For Doors Open, the station will welcome visitors to explore. Chat with the firefighters, and see their equipment – including the 1960 pumper!

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3763 Nineteenth Street
Jordan, Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca
https://lincoln.ca/emergency-services/fire

Architecture

Year built: 2008
Architect: Raimondo + Associates

Dates/hours open

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

Knox Presbyterian Church Doors Open Oshawa

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Knox Presbyterian Church

The construction of Knox Presbyterian began in 1927 and was completed in 1934. The architect, C.C. Stenhouse, moved to Canada in 1905 and Oshawa in 1917. Stenhouse also designed the award-winning Oshawa Masonic Centre. The church congregation was formed by dissenters who opted not to join the United Church in 1925. Tours and refreshments will be offered throughout the day.

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

Contact info

147 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-728-8673
Email: knoxpresosh@rogers.com
http://pccweb.ca/knox-oshawa

Architecture

Year built: 1934
Architect: C.C. Stenhouse
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Knox Presbyterian Church, Uptergrove Doors Open Simcoe County

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Knox Presbyterian Church, Uptergrove

Knox Presbyterian became a reality in 1856, but not until Johnston and Thompson – two Scottish gentlemen – had travelled on foot to Toronto to gain permission to build the kirk. By 1883, the congregation had outgrown the church. So, instead of rebuilding, the existing structure was split in two and six metres (20 feet) were added in the middle.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

5202 Highway 12
Ramara, Ontario
Telephone: 705-350-0188
Email: chercor.corey@hotmail.com
www.facebook.com/KnoxUptergrove

Architecture

Year built: 1856
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto Doors Open Markham

Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto

This golf club was begun by women for women. The clubhouse, in the Georgian revival style, was originally a country estate constructed in 1922 for Strafford Watson (son of a prominent Toronto lawyer) as a wedding present. The course was designed by the distinguished golf course architect, Stanley Thompson. Champion golfer Ada Mackenzie was the force behind the club's establishment.

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

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7859 Yonge Street
Markham, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1922; established in 1924
Architectural style: Period revival
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Las Chicas del Café Doors Open St. Thomas

Las Chicas del Café

Three generations of coffee growers and one generation of coffee importers founded Las Chicas del Café. They roast and package coffee out of the location at St. Thomas’ historical CASO Station. The family's farm in Nicaragua produces coffee that is a testament to craftsmanship. The beans are carefully handled and processed by hand – from picking to packaging.

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105-750 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-652-3642
www.laschicasdelcafe.com

Architecture

Year built: 1871
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Attraction, Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lexus of Lakeridge Doors Open Ajax

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Lexus of Lakeridge

Lexus of Lakeridge is a state-of-the-art facility that boasts 6,782 square metres (73,000 square feet) of luxury and technology. Constructed in 2016, the building is composed mostly of glass and includes a glassed-in “jewel box” as well as a 90-seat café with an onsite chef. This is one tour you won’t want to miss!

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

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180 Achilles Road
Ajax, Ontario
Telephone: 905-619-7166
www.lexusoflakeridge.com

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Architect: R.H. Carter Architects

Dates/hours open

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

Leyshon (Hobley) House Doors Open Brockton

Leyshon (Hobley) House

This property was sold by a land agent in 1869 to blacksmith Charles B. Stevens, who built the house in 1880. The three-bay structure, the front entry with windowed transom and flanking side lights all serve to highlight this wonderful example of Walkerton’s unique architectural character.

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  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

108 Cayley Street
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: alishia.mallory@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1880
Architectural style: Classical revival
Building type: Historical house, Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre (Old Clinton Town Hall) Doors Open Lincoln

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Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre (Old Clinton Town Hall)

The Old Clinton Town Hall has enjoyed many uses over the years. Initially a town hall and community centre, it has also housed the Sons of Temperance Movement and the Freemasons. The main level, still run by the municipality, houses the Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre. For Doors Open, the museum and Freemasons’ lodge will be open to the public.

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4996 Beam Street
Beamsville, Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca
https://lincoln.ca/heritage-culture/lincoln-museum-cultural-centre

Architecture

Year built: 1851
Architect: Henry Mihell
Building type: Library, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Lincoln Public Library (Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch) Doors Open Lincoln

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Lincoln Public Library (Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch)

Lincoln Public Library's Vineland location is named for 19th-century businessman and philanthropist Moses F. Rittenhouse. Born in Vineland Station in 1846, Rittenhouse established the first library in Vineland in 1886. The Rittenhouse Branch was built in 1996. Step inside the building to discover the library's local history collection, including a desk from 1897 that was owned by Rittenhouse himself.

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4080 John Charles Blvd.
Town of Lincoln, Ontario
Telephone: 905-562-5711
https://lincoln.library.on.ca/brief_history

Architecture

Year built: 1996
Architect: Chamberlain Architect Services
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

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

London and Port Stanley Railway Station Doors Open St. Thomas

London and Port Stanley Railway Station

The replica London and Port Stanley (L&PS) Railway Station houses the Railway City Tourism office. See displays of railway artifacts and interpretative panels about the railway history of St. Thomas. A guide to walking tours is available, which will help visitors explore the surrounding L&PS corridor, trails and adjacent sites.

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

Contact info

605 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-631-1680, ext. 4132
Email: tourism@stthomas.ca
www.railwaycitytourism.com

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre Doors Open Windsor

Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre

Mackenzie Hall, the former Essex County Courthouse, was built in 1855 by Mackenzie Builders. It is the fourth courthouse built on this site, and contains part of the original 1850s jail. Canada's second prime minister, Alexander Mackenzie, was head of this building firm. This stately stone landmark is now used as a cultural centre for the City of Windsor.

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  • Full wheelchair access
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Contact info

3277 Sandwich Street
Windsor, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1855
Architect: Albert H. Jordan
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 23, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MacLaren Art Centre, The Doors Open Simcoe County

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MacLaren Art Centre, The

This gallery serves Barrie and Simcoe County, combining a renovated 1917 Carnegie public library with a dynamic contemporary addition designed in 2001 by Siamak Hariri. In addition to a permanent collection of contemporary Canadian art, the gallery presents a year-round program of exhibitions. It features multiple galleries, an education centre, a sculpture courtyard, café, gift shop and framing services.

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

Contact info

37 Mulcaster Street
Barrie, Ontario
Telephone: 705-720-1044
Email: sue.ellen@maclarenart.com
www.maclarenart.com

Architecture

Year built: 1917
Architect: Chapman & McGiffin
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation Doors Open Simcoe County

Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation

This is community theatre at its best! The Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation – a not-for-profit foundation that presents quality theatre to the greater Orillia area – opens its doors and provides hands-on experiences and demonstrations of what goes into making a theatre production. Learn about set design and construction, lighting and stage direction, while getting a tour of the theatre itself.

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

12 Brammer Drive
Orillia, Ontario
www.mariposaartstheatre.ca

Architecture

Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

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

Markham Village Fire Station Doors Open Markham

Markham Village Fire Station

Everyone is fascinated by fire trucks and firefighting technology. Fire prevention and firefighting are an important part of the City of Markham’s administration. This building’s design was inspired by late-19th-century fire halls. It features a replica hose drying tower, common to most fire halls in the past. The hall was designed to fit into the context of historical Markham Village.

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

Contact info

207 Main Street North
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-477-0117

Architecture

Year built: 1985

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Markham Village Train Station Doors Open Markham

Markham Village Train Station

The restoration of this Toronto and Nipissing Railway station was the first major project of the Markham Village Conservancy. When the railway opened in 1871, the station became a busy commercial and industrial hub. The exterior has been restored to its c. 1910 appearance. The station continues to serve GO Transit commuters, and functions as a community centre.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

214 Main Street North
Markham, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1870
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

McGregor-Cowan House Doors Open Windsor

McGregor-Cowan House
The McGregor-Cowan House, built about 1808 in the Georgian style, is believed to be the second-oldest building in Windsor (after Duff-Baby House). The chimneys on either side of the roof ridge represent a French-Canadian heating system unique to the area – each chimney warming a separate side of the house. The building is now privately owned and houses a bakery.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

3118 Sandwich Street
Windsor, Ontario
www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=2240

Architecture

Year built: c. 1808
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

McKay Art Centre Doors Open Markham

McKay Art Centre

This distinctive example of Ontario vernacular architecture features Gothic revival and classical revival detailing. It was originally the home of Salem Eckardt, a local auctioneer. Group of Seven artist Frederick Varley lived here in his later years; he had a studio in the basement. The space now showcases the work of local artists and provides a studio for art instruction.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

197 Main Street
Unionville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-946-1733

Architecture

Year built: c. 1856
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

McLaughlin Bandshell Doors Open Oshawa

McLaughlin Bandshell

This bandshell, set in downtown Oshawa, was a gift from R.S. McLaughlin, founder of General Motors Canada, in 1942 to the City of Oshawa. During Doors Open Oshawa, performances by the Oshawa Civic Band and guided tours will showcase the unique building. Set in Memorial Park, there is also a cenotaph containing stones of allied nations.

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

Contact info

110 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-436-3311

Architecture

Year built: 1942
Building type: Theatre
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Milton - Bronte Pioneer Cemetery Doors Open Halton Region

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Milton - Bronte Pioneer Cemetery

This cemetery was restored by the local chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (1920s), and again by the Milton Historical Society (1980s). Elizabeth Harrison – Milton’s first teacher – single-handedly raised eight children and died in 1867. Her husband, Thomas, died in 1824 – four years after arriving in Canada from England. Just one of the stories you’ll uncover here.

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

Contact info

125 Bronte Street North
Milton , Ontario
Telephone: 905-878-8603
Email: tomoskychamberskp@gmail.com

Architecture

Building type: Cemetery

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Darling Home for Kids, The Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Darling Home for Kids, The

This unique oasis is a state-of-the-art facility nestled in 31 hectares (77 acres) on the Niagara Escarpment. Rarely open to the public, this one-of-a-kind building provides a home for children. Enjoy the therapeutic gardens, waterfall and walking trails. Take a stroll through the trails, sit on the benches and enjoy nature or stop by the campfire and enjoy s’mores!

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

Contact info

5657 15 Side Road
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-878-7673, ext. 232
Email: nwalker@darlinghomeforkids.ca
www.darlinghomeforkids.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2004
Architect: Antonio Santini (Red Studio Architects)
Landscape: Conservation area, Trail

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; building tours every hour on the half-hour

Milton - Elm Tree Centre - The "Originals" Loft Art and Sculpture Gallery Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Elm Tree Centre - The "Originals" Loft Art and Sculpture Gallery

Built in 1875, Elm Tree Centre's stone barn is a designated historical building. Its walls are 56 centimetres (22 inches) thick and are made from natural field stone. The house was built in 1859; the gallery was constructed by Mennonites with post-and-beam construction. Don’t miss the gift shop and summer kitchen. The bistro will also be open, serving tasty snacks.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

2113 25 Sideroad
Moffat, Ontario
Telephone: 519-823-5847
Email: info@elmtreecentre.com
www.elmtreecentre.com

Architecture

Year built: 1859 (house); 1875 (stone barn); 2004 (post-and-beam barn/gallery)
Architect: John Atkinson
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29 – Sunday September 30, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Halton County Radial Railway Museum Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Halton County Radial Railway Museum

The Halton County Radial Railway Museum is Milton’s best-kept secret! Take a ride on a vintage streetcar, visit the historical railway station and see the old streetcars, radial cars and work cars in the display barns. The oldest railcar dates from the late 1800s.

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

Contact info

13629 Guelph Line (north of Highway 401, south of Highway 7)
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-856-9802
www.HCRY.org

Architecture

Year built: Formed in 1954
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Attraction, Museum, Transportation
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Islamic Community Centre Doors Open Halton Region

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Milton - Islamic Community Centre

The Islamic Community Centre of Milton (ICCM) has been serving Milton’s Muslim community through religious services, educational opportunities, community programs, social gatherings and sports events since 2010. ICCM is a registered not-for-profit charitable entity, operating under the banner of Islamic Circle of North America (Canada). During Doors Open, enjoy displays, videos and calligraphy demonstrations. Food and beverages will be available.

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

Contact info

8069 Esquesing Line
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-878-3292
Email: ICCM.operations@gmail.com
http://icnamilton.com

Architecture

Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: Noon to 5 p.m.

Milton - Mattamy National Cycling Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Mattamy National Cycling Centre

This world-class cycling track is home to the Canadian cycling team. It is the second such facility in North America. Guided tours will occur on Saturday. The Canadian National Track Championships will also be occurring at the same time as Doors Open Halton Region. Come and watch the competition. Food and beverages/snacks will be available.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

2015 Pan Am Blvd.
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-875-5398
Email: velodrome@milton.ca
www.mattamynationalcyclingcentre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2014
Architect: B&H Architects (master planning and PDC Consultant) FaulknerBrowns Architects (design architect) CannonDesign (executive architect)
Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

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

Milton - Orange Snail Brewers Doors Open Halton Region

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Milton - Orange Snail Brewers

This is Milton's first craft brewery. It features beers that are named with local heritage in mind, including: Iron Pig (Pale Ale) – recalling Milton's blacksmithing history – Rattle'N'Nemo (Amber Ale) – named after Rattle Snake Point and Mount Nemo – and 16 Jasper IPA – named after 16 Mile Creek and Jasper Martin (one of Milton’s founders). Beverages, food and snacks will be available.

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

Contact info

32 Steeles Ave. East, Unit 1
Milton , Ontario
Telephone: 289-270-1680
Email: info@orangesnailbrewers.ca
www.orangesnailbrewers.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Waldie's Blacksmith Shop Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Waldie's Blacksmith Shop

A restored post-and-beam structure built in 1865, Waldie’s is a working blacksmith shop with original tools and artifacts used by blacksmiths as well as forges that have been reconstructed by precision craftsmen. The Milton Historical Society, who currently occupies this historical site, is a member of the Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association.

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

16 James Street
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-875-4156
Email: info@miltonhistoricalsociety.ca
www.miltonhistoricalsociety.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1865
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Moreno Manor Doors Open Simcoe County

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Moreno Manor

This home has retained much of its Edwardian charm. The newel post and banister, baseboards, crown mouldings and original doors all contribute to the home’s warmth and eclectic ambience. The current homeowners have added their own personalities as well, using light neutral colours, hand-wrought finishes and personal photography. Overall, the home exhibits a stunning old-world French style for modern living.

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Contact info

561 Elizabeth Street
Midland, Ontario
Telephone: 705-302-9448
Email: rodrigomoreno2268@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1900
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Museum on the Boyne Doors Open Simcoe County

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Museum on the Boyne

The Museum on the Boyne is housed in a 1914 agricultural fair building, nestled among the trees of Alliston’s Riverdale Park. Since 1960, the museum has shared stories of the people and places that make up South Simcoe. Check out their Doors Open activities and find out why Riverdale Park has been a gathering place for more than a century.

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

Contact info

250 Fletcher Crescent
Alliston, Ontario
Telephone: 705-435-3900, ext. 1802
Email: boynemuseum@newtecumseth.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1914
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

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

Muskoka Airport Doors Open Gravenhurst

Muskoka Airport

This airport was constructed in 1933. During the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Air Force conducted flight training here. The field was made available to the Royal Norwegian Air Force in 1942 and hundreds of Norwegians trained here. In 2001, Norwegian Training in Canada during the Second World War was designated as an event of national historical significance.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1011 Airport Road
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-687-2194
www.muskokaairport.com

Architecture

Year built: 1933
Building type: Attraction, Military, Museum, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nancy Island Historic Site Doors Open Simcoe County

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Nancy Island Historic Site

This site houses the charred hull and artifacts of the HMS Nancy, a ship that battled three American schooners during the War of 1812. This event marked a pivotal moment in Canadian history. Canada’s borders today are a direct result of the valiant struggles of the Nancy and her crew. The island has served as a historic site since 1928.

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

Contact info

119 Mosley Street
Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Telephone: 705-429-2516
www.wasagabeachpark.com/nancy-island-historic-site

Architecture

Year built: 1968
Architectural style: Art deco, Edwardian, Gothic revival, Victorian
Building type: Attraction, Educational facility, Historical landmark, Museum
Landscape: Conservation area, Garden, Natural heritage, Park

Dates/hours open

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

National Ski Academy Doors Open Simcoe County

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National Ski Academy

Historically known as Tornaveen, this grand-scale dwelling continues to hold cultural heritage value. This grand-scale dwelling, a 2.5-storey house, was erected in 1892-93 for Collingwood merchant Frank Telfer. It became the first property in Collingwood to be formally designated. The Queen Anne revival style features turrets, multiple gables and tall ornamental chimneys.

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  • Parking

Contact info

200 Oak Street
Collingwood, Ontario
Telephone: 705-444-1617
www.nationalskiacademy.com

Architecture

Year built: 1892
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Nelles Manor Museum Doors Open Grimsby

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Nelles Manor Museum

Built by United Empire Loyalist Colonel Robert Nelles, this stone mansion is the oldest continuously inhabited house between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Kingston. The house has passed through four successive generations. In 2016, owners Barry and Linda Coutts generously donated it to a charitable, non-profit corporation. Now run by volunteers, the manor has been converted into a museum and heritage house.

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  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

126 Main Street West
Grimsby, Ontario
http://nellesmanor.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1788
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical landmark, Historical house, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

New Song Church Doors Open Windsor

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New Song Church

New Song Church is a community outreach church in the heart of Ford City. The congregation began in 1994 and, after several moves, settled in its present location. This building has classical proportions with a tall first floor and shorter second storey. Part of Feeding Windsor, the church has a Food Club store and a Pet Food Bank.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

999 Drouillard Road
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-971-7664
www.newsongwindsor.blogspot.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1920
Architect: Gilbert J.P. Jacques
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 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.

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  • 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.

North America’s Smallest Jail Doors Open Simcoe County

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North America’s Smallest Jail

This 4.5 metre by 6 metre (15 foot by 20 foot) building was erected in 1892 at a cost of $425.20. Its first resident was a black cow, but most of the “guests” were incarcerated overnight to “dry out.” It stopped serving as a jail in the early 1940s and today it is open for visitors.

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  • Parking

Contact info

165 Library Street
Creemore, Ontario
Telephone: 705-428-6230, ext. 249
Email: amurray@clearview.ca
http://creemore.com/log-cabin-adopts-north-americas-smallest-jail

Architecture

Year built: 1892
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - "Anitra" Schooner Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - "Anitra" Schooner

Designed by Montye Macrae and built in Hamilton in 1926, the wooden schooner Anitra is known as the Queen of Lake Ontario. Visitors are welcome to come aboard and discover the joys of sailing and racing, and see how the Anitra was constructed. (Access through the lower entrance after 2 p.m.)

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

56 Water Street (Oakville Club)
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-845-0231

Architecture

Year built: 1926

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Al Falah Islamic Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Al Falah Islamic Centre

Established in 1997, the Al Falah Islamic Centre provides religious, social, recreational and educational services. Please join them during Doors Open for guided tours, informative displays and engaging conversations over an assortment of ethnic food. They will have activities such as "try a hijab," writing your name in calligraphy, and henna treatments.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

391 Burnhamthorpe Road East
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-257-4262 or 647-550-0402
Email: info@alfalahislamiccentre.org

Architecture

Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Guided walks (Oakville Historical Society) Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Guided walks (Oakville Historical Society)

Enjoy a one-hour walk exploring Old Oakville. Walkers can learn about the history of the town, brought to life by costumed volunteers with anecdotes and the histories of its first inhabitants. Appreciate many of the town’s oldest homes, dating back to the 1820s. Meet at 110 King Street for 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. tours.

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

Contact info

Meet at 110 King Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-2695
Email: information@oakvillehistory.org
www.oakvillehistory.org

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: guided tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Oakville - Howard Iron Works Printing Museum Doors Open Halton Region

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Oakville - Howard Iron Works Printing Museum

How important has the printing press been throughout history? Visit this interesting museum and explore the story of printing, focusing on machinery and ephemerae from the 1830s to 1950s. This museum is where rare and unusual machinery comes to life. Doors Open marks the first time that it will be open to the public. Food and beverages will be available.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

800 Westgate Road
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-821-0000, ext. 231
Email: info@howardironworks.org
www.howardironworks.org

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church

This red-brick Gothic-style building was dedicated on May 20, 1888. The magnificent church steeple still rises over Oakville's main street. The stained-glass windows are among the best in Canada. Tour the sanctuary and walk through the lovely memorial gardens. During Doors Open, food, beverages and organ recitals will be available.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

26 Robinson Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-582-6621
www.knoxoakville.com

Architecture

Year built: 1888
Architect: Peter Brass
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen Doors Open Halton Region

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Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen

Knox Sixteen provides visitors with a glimpse into the past. This historical Gothic revival-style church – with its beautiful stained-glass windows and a well-maintained pioneer cemetery – invites visitors to a place of quiet and peace. We invite you to come and celebrate their 185th anniversary.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1150 Dundas Street West
Oakville , Ontario
Email: pastor@knox16.com
www.knox16presbyterian.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1833
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Landscape: Garden, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Merrick Thomas House Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Merrick Thomas House

Merrick Thomas House is a fine example of a settler’s house. This one-and-a-half-storey clapboard structure – with the saltbox roofline typical of its period – is constructed of white pine logs squared into 12-inch-by-12-inch timbers on a fieldstone foundation. The Oakville Historical Society now operates the house as a museum. Costumed volunteers will provide cooking demonstrations over an open fire.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

144 Front Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-2695
Email: information@oakvillehistory.org
www.oakvillehistory.org

Architecture

Year built: 1829; moved to its present site in 1955
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Oakville Club, The Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Club, The

Since 1907, families have been active in sports, recreation and social activities at this landmark community club. While here, discover the charm of the waterfront. Imagine what the facility would have looked like when it was a bustling granary in the 1800s, a First World War airplane hangar and a squash (1980s) and fitness centre (1990s).

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

56 Water Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-845-0231
Email: membership@oakvilleclub.com
www.oakvilleclub.com

Architecture

Year built: 1856
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Oakville - Oakville Historical Society Offices Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Historical Society Offices

The offices of the Oakville Historical Society are located in the cottages on the north side of the Erchless Estate grounds. The great-granddaughters of Oakville’s founder, William Chisholm, had the cottages built in the 1950s. During Doors Open Halton Region, visitors can enjoy a featured display here – including local artifacts and documents.

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

Contact info

110 King Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-2695
Email: information@oakvillehistory.org
www.oakvillehistory.org

Architecture

Year built: 1953
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Oakville Masonic Hall Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Masonic Hall

Masons have been active in Oakville since the early 1800s. Built in 1924, this hall was designed by Brother Connery, an architect and member of the organization. Don’t miss the informative guided tour through this fine example of beaux arts-style architecture, while learning about the traditions of the Freemasons.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

125 Thomas Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-827-2074
Email: carberry@cogeco.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1923
Architectural style: Beaux arts

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

The Erchless Estate was once the home of Oakville’s founding family, the Chisholms. It is now the setting for the community's museum. Come and enjoy the magnificent harbour views, historical gardens and tour the family estate and exhibits. The entertaining and knowledgeable staff will tell visitors the fascinating stories of early Oakville.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

8 Navy Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-338-4400
www.oakville.ca/museum

Architecture

Year built: Custom house and bank, c. 1856; estate, c. 1858
Architect: R.K. Chisholm
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Attraction, Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Oakville Yacht Squadron Lighthouse Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Yacht Squadron Lighthouse

This lighthouse was built to replace the original 1836 structure that was destroyed by massive waves in 1886. In 1960, the Canadian Department of Transportation replaced the lighthouse with a modern steel structure, abandoning the original lighthouse. Members of the Oakville Yacht Squadron and concerned local residents salvaged the old lighthouse and moved it to its present location.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

97 Forsythe Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-338-9379
Email: karenwykes@oysqn.com
www.oysqn.com

Architecture

Year built: 1889
Architect: Henry George (Port Elgin)
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Oakville's First Post Office Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville's First Post Office

This little building served as the town's first post office from 1835 to 1856. In the early 1950s, it was saved from demolition and moved to Lakeside Park where it became a museum. Try your hand at writing with a quill pen. Then, wander around the lovely park and surrounding grounds overlooking Lake Ontario.

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

Contact info

8 Navy Street in Lakeside Park, at the corner of Front and Thomas streets
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-338-4400
Email: oakvillemuseum@oakville.ca
www.oakville.ca/museum

Architecture

Year built: 1835
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Palermo One-Room Schoolhouse (Trafalgar Township Historical Society) Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Palermo One-Room Schoolhouse (Trafalgar Township Historical Society)

This one-room school house offers lots to see and do – heritage displays, vintage desks and school books. Visitors during Doors Open can also enjoy archives for community research, a school desk sale and book sale, corking and a wooden toy display. Also during Doors Open, try your hand at ink and chalk board writing. And don’t miss the barbecue!

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

2431 Dundas Street West
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-257-6029, ext. 101
Email: michelle@tths.ca
www.tths.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1942
Architect: D.A. Wendover and Sons Construction
Building type: Schoolhouse
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

Housed in a renovated, repurposed high school, the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre is a unique multi-purpose LEEDS-certified recreation, arts and cultural facility. In celebration of Doors Open and Culture Days, enjoy free family entertainment, live music, art activities, dance and more! Snacks and beverage will be available.

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

Contact info

2302 Bridge Road
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-815-5979
Email: Tonia.DiRisio@oakville.ca
www.oakville.ca/culturerec/queen-elizabeth-park-community-cultural-centre.html

Architecture

Year built: 1972; 2012

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Sovereign House, The/Mazo de la Roche Heritage Display Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Sovereign House, The/Mazo de la Roche Heritage Display Centre

Operated by the Bronte Historical Society, this house was built for Charles Sovereign, a local justice of the peace. It was moved to its present location in 1988. Renowned author Mazo de la Roche lived here from 1910-15. Enjoy a guided tour and spectacular views of Bronte Harbour. Experience the exhibit Art on the Bluffs by portrait artist Mirka Hattula.

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

Contact info

7 West River Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-825-5552
Email: brontehistoricalsociety@bellnet.ca
http://brontehistoricalsociety.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1846
Architect: Charles Sovereign
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical house, Museum
Landscape: Garden, Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - St. Andrew's Church Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - St. Andrew's Church

Between 1838 and 1840, town founder William Chisholm donated the land for this church and parishioners raised funds to build it. The beautiful windows and furnishings highlight and emphasize the church’s natural setting. Wander along the adjacent Waterfront Trail and Oakville Trail systems. Special exhibit: The St. John’s Bible – the first illuminated Bible commissioned in over 500 years.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

41 Reynolds Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-3303
Email: office@StAndrewOakville.com
www.standrewoakville.com

Architecture

Year built: 1840
Architectural style: Classical revival, Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Landscape, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - St. Andrew's Parish Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - St. Andrew's Parish Centre

Over the years, this home has been a rectory, convent and parish centre. Come and explore displays of the parish’s history and its role in Oakville’s social and cultural life. Enjoy a stroll along the adjacent Waterfront and Oakville trails. Coffee and biscuits will be served.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

53 Reynolds Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-3303
Email: office@StAndrewOakville.com
www.standrewoakville.com

Architecture

Year built: 1858
Architect: Gren Weiss
Architectural style: Regency
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; performances, displays, guided walks and items for sale

Oakville - St. Jude's Anglican Church Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - St. Jude's Anglican Church

St Jude’s has been in its present building since 1883. The bell tower, completed in 1896, houses a bell that was cast at Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, England. The tower clock, installed in 1906, is wound by hand weekly. During Doors Open, enjoy live musicians in the sanctuary. Wander through the rummage sale in Victoria Hall.

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

Contact info

160 William Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-3972
Email: businessmanager@stjudeschurch.net
www.stjudeschurch.net

Architecture

Year built: 1883; renovations, 1956, 1987
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Town of Oakville Greenhouse Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Town of Oakville Greenhouse

Over 150,000 annuals – with significant varieties of plant species – are grown here for the town's seasonal horticultural displays. The plant conservatory and patio are home to plants from different geographical regions. During Doors Open, visitors can see the Oakville Junior Garden (Oakville Horticultural Society) and will be able to do some transplanting.

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

Contact info

1100 Cornwall Road
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-845-6601
Email: Steve.wiersma@oakville.ca
www.oakville.ca/culturerec/facility-rentals-greenhouse.html

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Green building
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Objects to Desire Doors Open Grimsby

Objects to Desire

This house has been adapted for commercial use as an art gallery. Only the front section is open to the public. It was used as a train station years ago and was part of the Underground Railroad. A man and his son who died here after having safely escaped from the United States are said to haunt the property.

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  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1 Livingston Avenue
Grimsby, Ontario
www.objectstodesire.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1910
Architectural style: Queen Anne revival
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Old Library/Town Hall Doors Open Simcoe County

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Old Library/Town Hall

This designated building was donated to the village by the Victoria Harbor Lumber Company. It was completed in 1916. The style has features of English renaissance revival and maintains its original paint scheme. It served the community as a library until 1927 when the last lumber mill closed. Since then, it has been used for various purposes, including municipal offices.

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  • Parking

Contact info

152 William Street
Victoria Harbour, Ontario
Telephone: 416-751-7267, ext. 115
Email: riina@makk.com
www.tay.ca/en/resident-services/resources/Documents/Old-Library-Town-Hall-152-William-St-Victoria-Harbour.pdf

Architecture

Year built: 1916
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

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

Old Waverley School S.S. No. 3 Doors Open Simcoe County

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Old Waverley School S.S. No. 3

Built in 1926, this three-room schoolhouse was designed to service the four contiguous Townships of Tiny, Tay, Flos and Medonte. Now used as a veterinary hospital, the building’s original floor plan and several original features are still obvious. Its exterior is basically unchanged. The site is in the process of being designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.

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  • Parking

Architecture

Year built: 1926
Building type: Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

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

Olde Walkerville Theatre Doors Open Windsor

Olde Walkerville Theatre

This theatre was designed by C. Howard Crane, one of North America’s preeminent movie palace architects. Detroit native Crane became one of the major architects for Fox movie theatres (later 20th Century Fox). His theatres were known for their excellent acoustics and plush interiors. Today, in addition to being a performance venue, the theatre is available for weddings and meetings.

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

Contact info

1564 Wyandotte Street East
Windsor, Ontario
www.oldewalkervilletheatre.com

Architecture

Year built: 1920
Architect: C. Howard Crane
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ontario Regiment Museum Doors Open Oshawa

Ontario Regiment Museum

The Ontario Regiment Museum is home to Canada’s largest collection of operational historical military vehicles. Vehicle demonstrations will take place throughout the day. It also houses a large collection of artifacts that details the rich military history of Oshawa, Whitby and Durham Region. A 1,579-square-metre (17,000-square- foot) addition will open in May 2018.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

1000 Stevenson Road North (Airport South Field)
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-728-6199
www.ontrmuseum.ca

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Operation Grow Doors Open Simcoe County

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Operation Grow

Operation Grow is a social enterprise holistically designed to address poverty, food scarcity, de-skilling, social exclusion and the impacts of trauma for women who have lived with violence. At its heart is a vertical farm that grows produce indoors. The community kitchen and yoga studio are used by members to help build peer relationships, dignity, confidence and autonomy.

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

Contact info

436 Bay Street
Midland, Ontario
Telephone: 705-526-4769
Email: admin@rosewood.on.ca
www.operationgrow.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1959
Architectural style: Brutalism
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Orillia Farmers' Market Doors Open Simcoe County

Orillia Farmers' Market

The Orillia Farmers’ Market predates the establishment of Orillia as a village in 1867, and is one of the longest running in Ontario. In its early days, the market enjoyed a busy trade in hay, firewood and livestock, as well as farm-fresh produce, baked goods and handicrafts – products still available to market visitors today. Stop by for some local fare!

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

Contact info

Market Square, 36 Mississaga Street West
Orillia, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 7 a.m. to Noon

Orillia Museum of Art & History (Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building) Doors Open Simcoe County

Orillia Museum of Art & History (Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building)

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is housed in the landmark Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building, which was originally a customs house and post office, built between 1892 and 1894. The museum is a hub of culture and heritage, with 12,000 artifacts in their collection – ranging from artwork and textiles to metal and woodwork.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

30 Peter Street South
Orillia, Ontario
Telephone: 705-326-2159
Email: inspire@orilliamuseum.org
www.orilliamuseum.org

Architecture

Year built: 1894
Architect: Thomas Fuller
Architectural style: Neoclassical
Building type: Attraction, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Orillia Public Library Doors Open Simcoe County

Orillia Public Library

Spend some time at the library and enjoy their robust programming schedule during Doors Open – including how to: code with the Codemobile, write a song, program “Hobots,” do kindergarten readiness at home, do five-minute makeup, barbecue, spin wool, repair drywall, bird watch, garden in small spaces, quilt, repair your bicycle, and more!

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

Contact info

36 Mississaga Street West
Orillia, Ontario
Telephone: 705-325-2338, ext. 211
www.orilliapubliclibrary.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2012
Architect: Acuqicon
Building type: Green building, Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church Doors Open Simcoe County

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Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church, built in 1846-49, is a designated National Historic Site. It is one of the oldest African log churches still standing in North America. This church stands as a testament to both the Black settlers who carefully maintained it for nearly 75 years and the passionate community volunteers who have worked diligently to preserve it.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

Corner of Line 3 North and Old Barrie Road West
Oro-Medonte, Ontario
Telephone: 705-487-2171
www.facebook.com/OroAfricanChurch

Architecture

Year built: 1849
Building type: Historical landmark, Place of worship
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

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

Oshawa Masonic Centre Doors Open Oshawa

Oshawa Masonic Centre

Constructed in 1928 in the art deco style and shrouded in symbolism, this building is now home to four lodges and two concordant bodies. Doors Open Oshawa provides a unique opportunity to learn more about Masonic imagery and to view the Lodge Room, as well as the anteroom, hall and library.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

91 Centre Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-433-1911

Architecture

Year built: 1928
Architect: C.C. Stenhouse
Architectural style: Art deco

Dates/hours open

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

Oshawa Public Libraries - McLaughlin Branch Doors Open Oshawa

Oshawa Public Libraries - McLaughlin Branch

R.S. McLaughlin officially opened the library, his gift to the city, in 1954. The architect, A.H. Eadie, studied under John M. Lyle, who designed Parkwood’s formal gardens. Lyle's influence on Eadie is seen at Union Cemetery in the McLaughlin Mausoleum, while the library uses vocabulary from Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie style.

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

Contact info

65 Bagot Street
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-579-6111
www.oshlib.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1954
Architect: Arthur H. Eadie
Architectural style: Prairie
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 10:30 a.m. “On Strike!” lecture by Amanda Robinson

Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame Doors Open Oshawa

Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame

This museum, located on the first floor of the Tribute Communities Centre, honours those who have achieved a high level as players, teams and builders of sport in the city. Caricatures of each inductee are found on the walls. Numerous artifacts and photographs will be on display, depicting the sport history of Oshawa – from hockey heroes to Kentucky Derby winners.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Women's history

Contact info

99 Athol Street East
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-245-0360
www.oshawasportshalloffame.com

Architecture

Year built: 2007
Building type: Attraction, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Parrott Riverfront Trail Doors Open Belleville and District

Parrott Riverfront Trail

This paved and lit trail is 1.6 kilometres long (1 mile), travelling along the Moira River behind the historical downtown. Along this trail is a footbridge built in the early 1800s. To the north, it connects to the 5.2-kilometre (3-mile) Riverside Trail. To the south, it connects to the Zwicks Trail westward and the Kiwanis Bayshore Trail eastward.

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

Contact info

Start at the corner of Front and Station streets
Belleville, Ontario
http://belleville.ca/images/uploads/Belleville_Trail_Map.pdf

Architecture

Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Landscape, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives Doors Open Simcoe County

Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives
Explore one of Ontario’s last original general stores and learn about the area’s early lumbering industry. Built in 1875 by Charles Beck, this historical building hosts the stories of Penetanguishene’s cultural past. The museum offers special events and programming throughout the year as well as an active genealogical research room, varied travelling exhibits and art exhibitions.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

13 Burke Street
Penetanguishene, Ontario
Telephone: 705-549-2150
Email: museum@penetanguishene.ca
www.penetanguishene.ca/en/Museum.asp?_mid_=23034

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Building type: Commercial, Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Pickering Village Walking Tours Doors Open Ajax

Pickering Village Walking Tours

Pickering Village owes much of its history to the arrival, in 1810, of Quaker settlers from New England, led by Timothy Rogers. Discover the myths and social history of the village and learn about the life and times of this Quaker community. Free guided walking tours will begin at the Village Community Centre.

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

Contact info

Meet at 58 Church Street North (parking available at the nearby Pickering High School)
Ajax, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: Various
Architect: Various architects

Dates/hours open

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

Pine Ridge Model Train Club Doors Open Oshawa

Pine Ridge Model Train Club

The Pine Ridge Model Railroaders began in 1969 when a group of General Motors workers, retired railroad employees and other interested individuals started the Oshawa Model Railroad Club. Despite a few name changes, the club continues to attract people with an interest in model trains. Explore many aspects of culture – architecture, landscape design, art and transportation – all in miniature!

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

Contact info

32 Wilson Road North
Oshawa, Ontario
http://pineridgemodelrailroaders.club

Architecture

Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

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

Port Stanley Terminal Rail Doors Open St. Thomas

Port Stanley Terminal Rail

The Port Stanley Terminal Rail is an operating tourist railway that runs on the restored London and Port Stanley (L&PS) Railway line to St. Thomas. The headquarters is located in the village of Port Stanley on Lake Erie. For Doors Open St. Thomas 2018, enjoy a train ride from the L&PS Railway Station to the Elgin County Museum.

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  • Washrooms

Contact info

605 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-782-3730
www.pstr.on.ca

Architecture

Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Portraits by Goguen Doors Open Oshawa

Portraits by Goguen

An excellent example of adaptive reuse, this delightful Second Empire house was built as a residence around 1900 and now serves as an artist’s studio and gallery. Many of the home’s original features have been restored, and the property includes a secret garden.

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

Contact info

191 Centre Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-435-0976

Architecture

Year built: c. 1900
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Princess Avenue Playhouse Doors Open St. Thomas

Princess Avenue Playhouse

Since 1967, the Elgin Theatre Guild has been treating local audiences to live entertainment. Run entirely by volunteers, the guild attracts hundreds of patrons every year to the Princess Avenue Playhouse. A handsome brick building with three outstanding façades and two distinct towers, it was designed in 1907 as a church.

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

Contact info

40 Princess Avenue
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-633-8530
www.elgintheatreguild.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1907
Architect: Neil Darrach
Building type: Place of worship, Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Railway City Brewing Company Doors Open St. Thomas

Railway City Brewing Company

Visit this craft brewery, where beer is hand-crafted in small batches, using only the finest ingredients – locally grown hops and carefully selected Ontario-sourced malted grains – without additives, preservatives or pasteurization. Stop by for a tour and sample history in a bottle.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

130 Edward Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-631-1881
www.railwaycitybrewing.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Regent Theatre Doors Open Oshawa

Regent Theatre

The Regent Theatre’s façade, built in 1919 for Famous Players theatres, has Georgian architectural lines. One of the town’s few remaining examples of this classically inspired style, the building reopened in 2010 as a lecture theatre for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, as well as for community and cultural events. Enjoy classic movie passes and popcorn giveaways.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

44-52 King Street East
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-721-3399
www.regent.uoit.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1919; designated in 2001
Architect: John McNee Jeffrey
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Camp X lecture by Lynn Phillip Hodgson at 1 p.m.

Reseau du patrimoine franco-ontarien (French Genealogical Society) Doors Open Windsor

Reseau du patrimoine franco-ontarien (French Genealogical Society)

This genealogical society recently moved to the former residence of The Sisters of the Good Shepherd at Maryvale. This new location provides access to books, baptism records, parish records and other resources to assist in exploring your French roots. Guests will also be able to see the original cells occupied by the Sisters, as well as artifacts and memorabilia.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access

Contact info

940 Prince Road
Windsor, Ontario
Email: lapionniere@rfpo.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rouge River Brewing Company Doors Open Markham

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Rouge River Brewing Company

An 1850 map showed a brewery on the banks of the Rouge River at the south end of Markham Village. Today’s Rouge River Brewing Company – Markham’s first craft brewery – features award-winning hop-forward American-style ales, sour beers and Belgian farmhouse-style ales. Beers are brewed on site and can be sampled in the tap room or enjoyed in the brew pub.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

50 Bullock Drive, Unit 8
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-209-1236
Email: info@rougeriverbrewery.com
www.rougeriverbrewingcompany.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 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!

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  • 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.

Sainte-Croix Church Doors Open Simcoe County

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Sainte-Croix Church

Sainte-Croix Church traces its roots to the earliest introduction of Christianity to First Nations residents of the village of Ossossane. It was built by parishioners of the village of Sainte-Croix, which became known as Lafontaine in the 1850s. The church’s exterior features 19th-century brick work contributed by parishioners. All materials used in the construction of the church were locally made.

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327 Rue Lafontaine Road West
Lafontaine, Ontario

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Sandwich Walking Tours Doors Open Windsor

Sandwich Walking Tours

Old Sandwich Town is one of Ontario’s oldest established communities and the setting of many historically significant events. Join us on a leisurely walk and discover several noteworthy buildings. The 45-minute tours will cover the evolution of the town’s streets, unique architectural features, prominent residents and the important role they played in shaping this community.

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Meet at the corner of Sandwich and Mill streets
Windsor, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1800s

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sawdust City Brewing Company Doors Open Gravenhurst

Sawdust City Brewing Company

The Sawdust City Brewing Company is dedicated to the art and science of creating exceptional craft beers. While they produce traditional ales in different styles, there is nothing traditional about the flavour. Join brewmaster Sam Corbeil and his talented team and learn how these award-winning beers are produced. Since they opened, Sawdust City has become a cornerstone of this community.

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397 Muskoka Road North
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-681-1100
www.sawdustcitybrewing.com

Architecture

Year built: 1950s
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Schmidt Lake Lookout Trail (Saugeen Valley Conservation Area) Doors Open Brockton

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Schmidt Lake Lookout Trail (Saugeen Valley Conservation Area)

The Greenock Swamp, once measuring over 60,702 hectares (150,000 acres) now comprises only about 8,093 hectares (20,000 acres). It is known throughout Canada for its unique flora, including orchids and mosses. A new floating boardwalk officially opened in June 2017, which allows visitors to access the views of the beautiful flora and immerse themselves in nature.

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283 Schmidt Lake Road
Cargill, Ontario
Email: alishia.mallory@gmail.com

Architecture

Landscape: Conservation area, Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Sentimental Farm Doors Open Grimsby

Sentimental Farm

Sentimental Farm is an example of a modern urban homestead. Producing 60 to 70 per cent of the food needed for your household, this farm has become a teaching centre for those wishing to lead a more independent lifestyle. During Doors Open, explore the backyard chickens, intensive gardening, bee hives, homesteading skills demonstrations and the Nigerian dwarf dairy goats.

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78 Ridge Road East
Grimsby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-309-7096
www.sentimentalfarm.com

Architecture

Year built: founded in 2002
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink, Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Seven Star Lodge Doors Open Simcoe County

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Seven Star Lodge

The members of the Seven Star Lodge have been active in the community since receiving their charter in 1872. During Doors Open, come and tour the lodge room, ask questions concerning Freemasonry and learn about the organization’s history. Enter either from Victoria Street (where a chairlift is available) or Dominion Street. Light refreshments will be available.

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28 Victoria Street West
Alliston, Ontario
Telephone: 705-435-7594

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

She Thrives Doors Open Belleville and District

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She Thrives

This building was the office for Henry “Harry” Corby Jr., and the operations of Corby Distilleries. It has a dressed stone lower storey designed in the Italian Renaissance, with a carriageway through the centre. In 1891, Harry added stone window pediments and carved classical detail in high-Victorian fashion. Today, She Thrives occupies the site – an innovative women’s wellness centre.

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161 Front Street
Belleville, Ontario, Ontario
Telephone: 613-779-7277
Email: beawesome@shethriveswellness.com
https://shethriveswellness.com

Architecture

Year built: 1868-72
Architect: Henry Corby
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Signal Brewery Doors Open Belleville and District

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Signal Brewery

Henry Corby founded Corbyville in the early 1830s and opened a bakery. But, by 1859, a distillery was incorporated (called Alma Mills for his late wife), which quickly eclipsed the mill operations. Now, the building has been revitalized as a local brewery. Signal Beer will be keeping the heritage of these buildings alive with great beer and world-class entertainment.

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86 River Road
Corbyville (Belleville), Ontario
Telephone: 613-779-8633
Email: inquiries@signal.beer
https://signal.beer

Architecture

Year built: 1850s
Architect: Henry Corby
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Simcoe County Archives Doors Open Simcoe County

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Simcoe County Archives

The Simcoe County Archives – Ontario's first county archives – began in 1966. It remains the official repository for the permanent records of the Corporation of the County of Simcoe, its constituent municipalities and the City of Barrie. The Archives also collects records in any media that document the history of Simcoe County. Its earliest original record dates from 1540.

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1149 Highway 26
Minesing, Ontario
Telephone: 705-726-9331
Email: archives@simcoe.ca
www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc

Architecture

Year built: 1979
Architect: Boigon & Armstrong Architects (1979); W.M. Salter and Associates Inc. (1992); Black and Moffat Architects (2012)
Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; special guided tours at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Simcoe Street United Church Doors Open Oshawa

Simcoe Street United Church

Built in the year of Confederation for a Methodist congregation, this church is a fine example of the Gothic revival style. Lancet-arched openings and a polygonal spire with pinnacles and dormers embellish the exterior. A pressed-tin ceiling, 11-metre (36-feet) high ornamental timber arches and a Casavant organ dominate the interior.

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66 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-728-8143
Email: simcoest@bellnet.ca
www.ssuc.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1867-68
Architect: Gundry & Langley
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Simply Moto Doors Open Grimsby

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Simply Moto

The Old Bank of Hamilton is representative of an early-20th-century downtown commercial building. Built in 1893, it was the first bank in Grimsby. Ownership has changed over the years. It is currently occupied by Simply Moto, a boutique shop for motorcycle gear, parts, apparel and accessories. The original bank vault remains; it is currently used as the changeroom for shoppers.

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1 Main Street East
Grimsby, Ontario
Telephone: 289-235-8299
https://simplymoto.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1893
Building type: Commercial, Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 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.

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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

South Simcoe Railway Doors Open Simcoe County

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South Simcoe Railway

During Doors Open, check out the newly renovated station while enjoying live music and learning about the South Simcoe Railway and the historical importance of railways to New Tecumseth. Watch the train in action as it leaves the station. Tickets for the Fall Colours train excursion will be available for purchase at the station.

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Mill Street West (west of Queen Street)
Tottenham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-936-5815
Email: info@southsimcoerailway.ca
http://southsimcoerailway.ca

Architecture

Year built: established in 1992
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

St. Anne’s Jesuit Memorial Church Doors Open Simcoe County

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St. Anne’s Jesuit Memorial Church

Father Theophile Laboureau spearheaded the construction of St. Anne’s Church between 1885 and 1900. The three great bells were cast in France and carry the names of Canadian martyrs. In 1999, 15.8-metre (52-foot) steeples were added and a new rectory was built. St. Anne’s is a prominent structure, whether viewed from the harbour or from land.

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28 Robert Street West
Penetanguishene, Ontario
Telephone: 705-549-2560
Email: stannsrc@bellnet.ca
https://stannspe.archtoronto.org

Architecture

Year built: 1885-1900
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. Columbkille Parish Doors Open Simcoe County

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St. Columbkille Parish

St. Columbkille Parish in Uptergrove was founded in 1855; it was the first Catholic parish in the area. The original frame church was torn down and the present brick edifice constructed in 1905. This beautiful Gothic structure stands high on a hill and can easily be viewed by all when driving on Highway 12 east from Orillia.

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4993 Highway 12
Ramara, Ontario
Telephone: 705-326-2849
Email: gangels@bellnet.ca
https://stcolumbkillesor.archtoronto.org

Architecture

Year built: 1905
Architectural style: Gothic revival, Victorian
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church Doors Open Markham

St. Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church

A modern white-stone church built to reflect the traditional architecture of centuries-old church buildings in Macedonia, St. Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church boasts an interior that contains breathtaking wall and ceiling paintings executed in the Byzantine style. The church exterior is in the process of being transformed to a polychrome stucco treatment to better reflect historical Macedonian Orthodox church architecture.

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201 Main Street North
Markham, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1993
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. George's Anglican Church and Cemetery Doors Open Ajax

St. George's Anglican Church and Cemetery
St. George’s parish was founded at Duffins Creek in 1832. This designated heritage building of Gothic revival design was completed in 1856 and is the oldest church standing in Ajax. The surrounding mature spruce trees, gravestones and wrought-iron railings complement this historical church. A new parish hall was constructed to the south in 1959, with an addition in 2003.

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77 Randall Drive
Ajax, Ontario
Telephone: 905-683-7981
Email: stgeorgesajax@gmail.com
www.stgeorgeschurch.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1856
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Attraction, Cemetery, Historical landmark, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. George's Memorial Church Doors Open Oshawa

St. George's Memorial Church

St. George's Memorial opened in 1924, the same year that Oshawa became a city. Designer Eden Smith considered this Gothic revival-style church, constructed of Credit Valley sandstone, his finest work. The buttresses and Gothic tracery are noteworthy, and the tower supports a 15-bell carillon. Come for a chiming concert at noon and an organ concert at 1:30 p.m.

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51 Centre Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-723-7875
Email: church@stgeorgesoshawa.org
www.stgeorgesoshawa.org

Architecture

Year built: 1924
Architect: Eden Smith; parish hall designed by Forsey Page & Steele
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. John the Divine Orthodox Church Doors Open Windsor

St. John the Divine Orthodox Church

In the 1900s, industries like Ford and Dominion Forge were expanding, attracting workers from central Europe. As these diverse immigrant communities developed, they built their own churches – most of them Orthodox. The first was St. John the Divine. On November 27, 1949, the cornerstone of the current building was blessed. The church is characterized by its distinctive gold, onion-shaped domes.

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1094 Drouillard Road
Windsor, Ontario
http://stjohnwindsor.org

Architecture

Year built: 1949
Architect: John R. Boyde
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. John's Anglican Church Doors Open Lincoln

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St. John's Anglican Church

Built of local stone, this church held its first service in 1842. The theme of the magnificent window above the altar – "the sower went forth to sow" – is fitting for a farming community. Over the years, the property has been extended. The adjoining cemetery holds the remains of notable early settlers, including members of Butlers Rangers.

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2878 St. John's Drive
Jordan, Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca
https://niagaraanglican.ca/parish/st-johns-jordan

Architecture

Year built: 1841-42
Architect: Andrew Dalrymple and Newton Perry
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. John's Anglican Church and Churchyard Doors Open Windsor

St. John's Anglican Church and Churchyard

During the War of 1812, retreating Americans burned the original church (c. 1803-06) to the ground. In 1819, a new brick church was built. Additions were made in 1843 and 1852. In 1871, the rear portion of the building was rebuilt in the Gothic style. Gravestones in the adjoining churchyard boast the names of scores of Sandwich pioneers.

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3305 Sandwich Street
Windsor, Ontario
www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=8529

Architecture

Year built: 1819
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. John's Lutheran Church Doors Open Brockton

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St. John's Lutheran Church

This church congregation was formed in Elmwood on June 3, 1886. They paid the Anglicans $12 for use of their building in 1887. After that, a reformed congregation sold them a brick building just south of the current church. The building that we see today was built in 1905 and has undergone many improvements over the years.

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12 Dirstein Street
Elmwood, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1905
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. John's Lutheran Pioneer Cemetery Doors Open Brockton

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St. John's Lutheran Pioneer Cemetery

This cemetery was established in 1886 and is the final resting place for some of Brant Township’s and Elmwood’s earliest settlers. After the church was established on September 5, 1886, local Chris Engel donated a small portion of his farm for use as a cemetery. The cairn was installed on the 100th anniversary of the cemetery – October 12, 1986.

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104264 Grey Road 10
Elmwood , Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1886
Building type: Cemetery

Dates/hours open

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

St. Luke's Anglican Church Doors Open Simcoe County

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St. Luke's Anglican Church

The original St. Luke’s was built in 1851 on posts in order to shelter horses beneath it. The building was later lowered onto a concrete foundation. The present church building, built in 1855, has unique clear glass windows in the nave, surrounded by four stained-glass panels that depict the apostles and St. Cecilia.

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9160 Highway 12 West
Orillia, Ontario
Telephone: 705-646-5089
Email: info@wpcparish.ca
http://wpcparish.ca/st-luke-prices-corners

Architecture

Year built: 1855
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

St. Maurice and St. Verena Coptic Orthodox Church Doors Open Markham

St. Maurice and St. Verena Coptic Orthodox Church

This new place of worship boasts a unique architectural design, combining ancient tradition with contemporary appeal. The Coptic Church was established in Egypt in the first century A.D. and came to Canada with Coptic immigration in the mid- 20th century. The complex features a community centre complete with a gymnasium, banquet hall, daycare centre, recording studio and classrooms.

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3300 Highway 7 East
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 416-800-8888
Email: office@smsv.ca
http://smsv.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Architectural style: Period revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Perkinsfield Church Doors Open Simcoe County

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St. Patrick’s Perkinsfield Church

This church is a prominent landmark located in the heart of Huron-Wendat territory – near the Ossosane bone pit where Father Jean de Brébeuf witnessed a mass burial of over 1,000 individuals in 1636. Built in 1884, it is a late-19th-century carpenter Gothic-style structure – identified by simple wood siding, a gable roof and a symmetrical steeple built on a light-frame construction.

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  • French services available

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10 County Road 6 South
Township of Tiny, Ontario
Telephone: 705-549-2560

Architecture

Year built: 1884
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

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

St. Paul's Centre Doors Open Simcoe County

St. Paul's Centre

This multi-use centre seeks to be at the heart of Orillia. Tour the newly renovated Great Hall and hear about the history and future plans for St. Paul’s, while listening to local musicians. Visit the St. Paul’s History book launch and sale, make your own Dream Star, or enjoy an Orillia 150-themed children’s painting workshop with artist Robyn Rennie.

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62 Peter Street North
Orillia, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. Paul's United Church Doors Open Brockton

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St. Paul's United Church

Built for a branch of Presbyterians affiliated with the Church of Scotland, this church was sold to the United Methodists in 1886. In 1925, the Methodists and other Presbyterians joined and became part of the United Church of Canada. More recently, the building has undergone many renovations and upgrades, including putting in a new kitchen and opening up the sanctuary.

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303 Jackson Street
Walkerton , Ontario
Email: st.paulsw@wightman.ca
https://stpaulsonline.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. Paul's United Church Doors Open Simcoe County

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St. Paul's United Church

The tradition of worship began here in 1875 when Methodist services were established in Midland. Midland continued as part of a circuit ministry until 1897, when a new Methodist Church was built. This imposing red-brick structure, originally called King Street Methodist, had its name changed to St. Paul's United in 1925 when it joined the United Church of Canada.

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308 King Street
Midland, Ontario
Telephone: 705-526-6077
Email: stpaulsunited@rogers.com
www.stpaulsmidland.org

Architecture

Year built: 1897-1902
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

St. Philips on-the-Hill Anglican Church Doors Open Markham

St. Philips on-the-Hill Anglican Church

St. Philips on-the-Hill's history goes back to early Unionville days when Lutherans and Anglicans worshipped together under Reverend Vincent Mayerhoffer. The congregation split during the tumultuous days of the 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada. In 1910, the congregation moved into the village of Unionville. In 1986, they returned to a new building on the original site.

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9400 Kennedy Road
Markham, Ontario
https://spoth.ca

Architecture

Year built: Established 1794
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Thomas Elevated Park - Michigan Central Railway Bridge Doors Open St. Thomas

St. Thomas Elevated Park - Michigan Central Railway Bridge

The 86-year-old Michigan Central Railway bridge – the third on this site – has a great story to tell about St. Thomas’s railway heritage. The second phase of this ongoing project – Canada’s first elevated park – will be completed in 2018. Learn more about the history and vision for the site, and enjoy stunning views of the Kettle Creek Valley in fall colours.

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Enter at the intersection of King and Centre streets
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-859-7763
www.elevatedpark.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1930
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark
Landscape: Park, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Thomas Public Library Doors Open St. Thomas

St. Thomas Public Library

The St. Thomas Public Library opened on October 4, 1974 as a joint venture of the City of St. Thomas and Elgin County. The Toronto architectural firm Brook, Carruthers and Shaw developed the original design in the then-popular brutalist style. Come for a visit and explore the George Thorman Room – the repository for local history collections.

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153 Curtis Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-631-6050
http://stthomaspubliclibrary.ca

Architecture

Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre Doors Open St. Thomas

St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre

The St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre has been a part of the community for nearly 50 years. It has the distinction of being a grade A-1 museum facility, and has amassed a collection of 1,700 works of art by local, regional, national and international artists.

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301 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-631-4040
www.stepac.ca

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Thomas' Anglican Church Doors Open Belleville and District

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St. Thomas' Anglican Church

The Parish of St. Thomas was established in Belleville in 1818 when the first church was consecrated by Charles Stewart, the second Lord Bishop of Quebec. The first St. Thomas' Church was a brick structure completed in the 1820s. It is now a traditional Norman-style church, joined to a modern, glass-enveloped Parish Centre. The church is beautifully illuminated by skylights.

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201 Church Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-962-3636
Email: office@stthomasbelleville.ca
www.stthomasbelleville.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1820s (brick structure); 1858 (Norman-style structure); after 1975 (interior rebuilt)
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Thomas' Anglican Church Doors Open Simcoe County

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St. Thomas' Anglican Church

Come and explore the unusual church craftsmanship of this significant Shanty Bay structure –featuring interior wood elements (pews, lectern, pulpit, flooring, wainscoting, ceiling beams, reredos and interior panelling with adze marks). Completed in 1842 and situated amid towering spruce, the church’s adjacent cemetery is home to the founding O’Brien family with their 1913 mausoleum.

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28 Church Street
Oro-Medonte, Ontario
Telephone: 705-722-7111
Email: stthomasshantybay@gmail.com
www.stthomasshantybay.com

Architecture

Year built: 1842
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

STEAM Education Centre - Jennings Tire Doors Open St. Thomas

STEAM Education Centre - Jennings Tire

This former garage is now home to the STEAM Education Centre – a place to empower all learners and makers in southwestern Ontario to create the future through play, ingenuity and exploration using STEAM learning tools. The centre delivers a comprehensive educational model focused on developing the creativity and problem solving necessary to explore ideas and foster growth.

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  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

168 Curtis Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 226-212-0048
Email: info@steameducation.ca
www.steameducation.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Terence Haight Carnegie Centre (Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce) Doors Open Gravenhurst

Terence Haight Carnegie Centre (Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce)

Opened in 1923, this was one of the last Carnegie libraries to be built in North America. In 2011, Terence Haight donated a substantial sum of money to Gravenhurst, which became the Haight Endowment fund, to be used for community priorities. It is fitting that these two philanthropists’ names should be associated with this prominent heritage structure.

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

Contact info

275 Muskoka Road South
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-687-4432
Email: manager@gravenhurstchamber.com
http://gravenhurstchamber.com

Architecture

Year built: 1923
Architect: Andrew Ferguson, builder
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thornhill Village Library Doors Open Markham

Thornhill Village Library

This house, which was converted into a public library in the 1970s under the direction of restoration architect Napier Simpson Jr., fits comfortably into Colborne Street’s historical streetscape. Recently, the library was featured in Deborah Kerbel’s 2010 ghost story, Lure. The ghost of Ellen Ramsden, the building’s original owner, is said to make an appearance from time to time.

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

Architecture

Year built: 1851
Architectural style: Neoclassical
Building type: Library
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tremont, The Doors Open Simcoe County

Tremont, The
The 2010 restoration of The Tremont – a former tavern built in 1889 – revitalized an important designated building in the Collingwood Heritage District. Original architectural details include segmental-arch apertures and stepped pilasters. The Tremont now provides studio and live/work space for the creative sector – housing nine artist studios, a gallery space, four residences and the Tremont Café.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

80 Simcoe Street
Collingwood, Ontario
Telephone: 705-445-5764
https://whatsonsimcoestreet.com/the-tremont

Architecture

Year built: 1889
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Food and drink, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Union Cemetery Doors Open Oshawa

Union Cemetery

Join Oshawa Museum staff for 30-minute tours of this historical cemetery and learn about the personalities who contributed to Oshawa’s and Canada’s growth. The site, which covers 11 hectares (29 acres), includes private mausoleums and a Gothic-revival chapel. The mausoleum was built in 1924 and features an ornate marble interior and hand-painted stained-glass windows.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

760 King Street West
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-436-3311
www.oshawa.ca/residents/union-cemetery-services.asp

Architecture

Year built: 1837
Building type: Cemetery
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

University of Windsor Archives, Rare Books and Special Collections Doors Open Windsor

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University of Windsor Archives, Rare Books and Special Collections

During Doors Open, visitors will get a glimpse of the past from this rare collection. See the commemoration of the construction of the Vatican in a book dating to 1694, or the original deed for the land gifted by the Huron where Assumption Church likely now sits, or local land registry records – on loan from the Archives of Ontario.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-253-3000, ext. 3178
Email: pzimmer@uwindsor.ca

Architecture

Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

University of Windsor School of Creative Arts Doors Open Windsor

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University of Windsor School of Creative Arts

In January 2018, this school opened in the historical downtown Armouries building. The Armouries was built originally to serve as the home of the Essex Fusiliers. It was renamed the Tilston Armouries after Acting Major F.A. Tilston, Second World War hero. The University of Windsor repurposed the Armouries through an extensive restoration that preserved the building’s original look and feel.

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

Contact info

37 University Avenue East
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-253-3000, ext. 2098
Email: jboyd@uwindsor.ca
www.uwindsor.ca/soca

Architecture

Year built: 1902; 2018
Architect: David Ewart, Federal Deptartment of Public Works (1902); CS&P Architects (2018)
Building type: Educational facility, Military

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 23, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Van Geest Bros. Gerber Daisy Greenhouse Doors Open Grimsby

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Van Geest Bros. Gerber Daisy Greenhouse

This greenhouse dates back to 1890; it has housed everything from cucumbers to azalias and ferns. Today's greenhouse is run by the Van Geest Bros. Limited., and grows 27,870 square metres (300,000 square feet) and 76 varieties of gerbera daisies that are sold throughout North America. Come and explore the rows of colourful flowers at this unique Doors Open location.

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  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

9 Kerman Avenue
Grimsby, Ontario
www.vangeestbros.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Victoria Manor Doors Open Simcoe County

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Victoria Manor

This Edwardian-style house, now a private home, was built for a manager of the Victoria Harbour Lumber Company. Original features have been preserved – including a free-flowing plan, oak floors and staircase, pillars, stained-glass windows and numerous gables. Over the years, the site has been a retirement home and a bed-and-breakfast. It has been recognized in the Municipal Heritage Register.

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Contact info

121 Richard Street
Victoria Harbour, Ontario
Telephone: 705-534-3005
Email: lhuzan@sympatico.ca
www.tay.ca/en/living-here/resources/Documents/Doors-Open-Victoria-Manor-121-Richard-St-Victoria-Harbour.pdf

Architecture

Year built: 1916
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Victoria Mercantile Company Doors Open Simcoe County

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Victoria Mercantile Company

This designated general store was built in 1902 to service lumber company employees and other local residents. It continues to operate today as an antique store and café under the name Village Mercantile. The exterior remains largely unchanged, maintaining many original features and its original paint scheme in yellow and white.

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  • Parking
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

154 William Street
Victoria Harbour, Ontario
Telephone: 705-506-0330
Email: garyb154@hotmail.com
www.tay.ca/en/resident-services/resources/Documents/Victoria-Mercantile-Company-154-William-St-Victoria-Harbour.pdf

Architecture

Year built: 1902
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Vineland Estates Winery Doors Open Lincoln

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Vineland Estates Winery

The Vineland Estates Winery, located on the bench of the Niagara Escarpment, is situated in carefully restored historical buildings. The landmark stone tower stands over a former Mennonite farmhouse that dates from the 1840s. Included on the grounds is the old Carriage House and century wood barn. Come for the history but stay for a drink and a bite!

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  • Washrooms

Contact info

3620 Moyer Road
Town of Lincoln, Ontario
Telephone: 905-562-7088, ext. 26
https://vineland.com

Architecture

Year built: 1840s
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink, Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Walkerton Fire Hall Doors Open Brockton

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Walkerton Fire Hall

The current Walkerton Fire Hall officially opened on June 26, 2004 and serves the Municipality of Brockton. This facility consists of volunteer firefighters who dedicate their time to provide vital fire services. They use a variety of specialized equipment, which will be on display for public view. Be sure to check out the historical fire services display inside the building.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access

Contact info

510 Napier Street
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: cwells@brockton.ca
www.brockton.ca/en/our-services/fire-services.asp

Architecture

Year built: 2004

Dates/hours open

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

Walkerton Heritage Water Garden Doors Open Brockton

Walkerton Heritage Water Garden

The Walkerton Heritage Water Garden is sure to take your breath away with beautiful blooms, rest areas and pathways that are marked with plaques depicting Walkerton’s proud history. The memorial fountain commemorates those who suffered during the May 2000 tainted water tragedy, and represents water as a positive healing symbol.

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

6 First Street
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: alishia.mallory@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 2002
Landscape: Garden, Park

Dates/hours open

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

Walkerville Brewery Doors Open Windsor

Walkerville Brewery
Walkerville Brewery is located in Windsor’s historical distillery district, only blocks from the original brewery where, in 1890, Hiram Walker first made fine lagers and ales. Today, the brewery is again producing craft beer. Stop in for a tour and tasting, and learn how yesterday’s traditions are once again putting Walkerville Brewery on the map.

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

525 Argyle Road
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-255-9192
Email: info@walkvillebrewery.com
www.walkervillebrewery.com

Architecture

Year built: c. 1928
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 23, 2018
Sunday only: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wayne’s Cup Doors Open Markham

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Wayne’s Cup

Wayne’s Cup is a not-for-profit café and life-skills centre dedicated to the development of adults with special needs, which includes but is not limited to autism spectrum disorder, Asperger syndrome and developmental delay. Supportive training is provided to develop skills in running the café, as well as life skills, in a fun working environment that promotes social interaction.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

9889 Highway 48, Unit 4
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-471-0808
Email: info@waynescup.com
http://waynescup.com

Architecture

Building type: Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Willistead Manor, Coach House and Gate House Doors Open Windsor

Willistead Manor, Coach House and Gate House

Willistead Manor is a 35-room mansion located within the 6-hectare (15-acre) Willistead Park in the heart of Olde Walkerville. Built in 1906, the manor was briefly the home of the Edward Chandler Walker and his wife Mary. While you are visiting this lavishly decorated mansion, don't miss the Coach House, the Paul Martin Gardens and the Gatehouse.

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

Contact info

1899 Niagara Street
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-253-2300, ext. 2752
Email: willistead@citywindsor.ca
www.willistead.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1904-06
Architect: Albert Kahn
Architectural style: Edwardian
Landscape: Garden, Park

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 23, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Windsor Club, The (former Hiram Walker/Wiser's Reception Centre) Doors Open Windsor

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Windsor Club, The (former Hiram Walker/Wiser's Reception Centre)

The Windsor Club is the oldest private social club in the area. Formerly located in the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce building in downtown Windsor, it now occupies the former Hiram Walker Reception Centre in Walkerville. The interior of the building features exposed brick with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Detroit River.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

2072 Riverside Drive East
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-258-1465
www.windsor-club.com

Architecture

Year built: 1964
Architect: Sigmund Blum
Building type: Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 23, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre Doors Open Windsor

Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre

The Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre is the City of Windsor's brand new state-of-the-art aquatics facility. It features a 71-by-25-metre (78-by-27-yard), 10-lane pool with movable bulkheads that allow for multiple configurations to fit the ideal length for any competition or community use. Go behind the scenes to learn what is above and below decks.

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

Architecture

Year built: 2014
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 23, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Windsor Islamic Association (Windsor Mosque) Doors Open Windsor

Windsor Islamic Association (Windsor Mosque)

Established in 1964, the Windsor Islamic Association (WIA) now serves over 25,000 members in the Muslim community. One of the largest demographic communities in Windsor, Muslims have originated from more than 60 countries. The WIA provides various Islamic social, educational and charitable programs in accordance with Sunni (Orthodox) guidelines. During Doors Open, guided tours and food will be available.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access

Contact info

1320 Northwood Street
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-966-2355
Email: media@windsormosque.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1969
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wong Dai Sin Temple Doors Open Markham

Wong Dai Sin Temple

This remarkable expression of contemporary architecture is home to the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, dedicated to inner spiritual development through the practise of the ancient art of tai chi. It is a modern sacred space that houses a dynamic Taoist community. Winner of the 2016 Governor General's Medal for Architecture.

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

Contact info

378 Steeles Avenue East
Thornhill, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Architect: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
Architectural style: International
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Woodland Rest Doors Open Simcoe County

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Woodland Rest

A one-time Jesuit chapel, this plank-framed building was converted into a residence in 1928 by a locally prominent lumbering family. The third generation of the same family still owns and resides in the house, which maintains many original features – including plank walls, pine ceilings, floors, doors, trim and furniture. The site has been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.

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  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

200 Cherry Street
Waubaushene, Ontario
Telephone: 705-538-1585
Email: tfegarty@rogers.com
www.tay.ca/en/resident-services/resources/Documents/Woodland-Rest-200-Cherry-St-Waubaushene.pdf

Architecture

Year built: pre-1914
Architect: Catholic Order of Foresters
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

York University Y-Space Doors Open Markham

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York University Y-Space

York University is coming to Markham! In the meantime, Y-Space is York’s state-of-the-art community engagement centre in the heart of Markham Centre – Markham’s emerging “downtown.” The centre offers opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation. During Doors Open, a Maker Space training workshop will be offered throughout the day. Guided tours of the incubation space and Maker Space will also be available.

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

Contact info

169 Enterprise Blvd., 3rd floor
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 416-736-2100, ext. 44939
http://yspace.yorku.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

10C Shared Space Doors Open Guelph

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10C Shared Space

The Seed Warehouse, a stone structure built in the 1860s, became Massey-Ferguson Farm Supply. In an 1855 fire, a huge safe fell through the floor to the basement, where it remains today. Around 1924, Ackers Furniture moved in, added two floors and remained until 2016. With Chalmers Community Services Centre, the building is now a collaborative workspace and community hub.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

42 Carden Street
Guelph, Ontario
Telephone: 519-780-5030
www.10carden.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1860s
Architect: Lloyd Grinham Architects (restoration 2016)
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 21, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; first tour leaves at 10 a.m.; last tour leaves around 3:40 p.m., to allow the site to close at 4 p.m.

360insights Doors Open Whitby

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360insights

Located in the former R.A. Sennett Public School, 360insights is a tech company specializing in creating, managing and measuring incentives programs. Built between 1920 and 1921, 360insights renovated and restored this 97-year-old school building in 2017; it now serves as the company’s tech campus.

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  • Parking

Contact info

300 King Street
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-430-4306
Email: events@whitby.ca
https://360insights.com

Architecture

Year built: 1921
Architectural style: Classical revival
Building type: Commercial, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

427 Wing and Spirit of Flight Aviation Museum Doors Open London

427 Wing and Spirit of Flight Aviation Museum

Enjoy self-guided and guided tours of more than 100 different models of aircraft, as well as a variety of historical and aviation-related photographs. Explore and learn the history of the London airport and early flights. Try the self-operated computer flight simulators for children and adults. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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

Contact info

2155 Crumlin Side Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-455-0430
Email: info@427wing.com
www.427wing.com

Architecture

Year built: 1939-40
Building type: Green building, Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

44 Gaukel Doors Open Waterloo Region

44 Gaukel

Kitchener’s combined arts and technology hub began as a partnership between Accelerator Centre and ArtsBuild Ontario. See how this former Canada Post depot has been repurposed into an innovation centre, housing tech companies, studio space and an art gallery. During Doors Open, this site will also be participating in Startup Open House. Job seekers, investors, curious neighbours: Discover startup culture!

Tell us your story about this site

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

44 Gaukel Street
Kitchener, Ontario
www.44gaukelarts.com

Architecture

Year built: 1962-64
Architect: Barnett and Rieder Architects, Kitchener
Architectural style: Modernism

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Abilities Centre Doors Open Whitby

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Abilities Centre

The Abilities Centre is a 11,613-square-metre (125,000-square-foot) facility that offers sports, fitness, arts and life-skills programming, as well as education opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. It is recognized as an International Centre of Excellence for its fully accessible design. The Centre is focused on bringing together families, friends and neighbours in the spirit of inclusion and opportunity.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

55 Gordon Street
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-430-4306
Email: events@whitby.ca
www.abilitiescentre.org

Architecture

Year built: 2012
Architect: B+H Architects
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Accelerator Centre Headquarters Doors Open Waterloo Region

Accelerator Centre Headquarters

This centre is among the top performing startup accelerators anywhere, providing award-winning programming, mentorship and other resources to entrepreneurs. Tour the building, an early innovator of environmentally sustainable design, and meet inspiring entrepreneurs who are creating the next wave of innovation. During Doors Open, this site will also be participating in Startup Open House. Discover startup culture!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

295 Hagey Blvd.
Waterloo, Ontario
www.acceleratorcentre.com

Architecture

Year built: 2006
Architect: Robertson Simmons Architects, Laird Robertson, Kitchener
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ACL Steel Doors Open Waterloo Region

ACL Steel

Tour this 3,530-square-metre (38,000 square-foot) facility, where structural steel building frames are designed, manufactured and shipped to large-scale construction projects in Waterloo Region and across North America. Learn about both sides of the manufacturing process – from office to shop floor, from design modelling and drafting, to heavy equipment, cutting, welding, machining and finishing. Closed-toe shoes are required.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

2255 Shirley Drive
Kitchener, Ontario
www.aclsteel.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2005

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Active Lifestyles Seniors' Centre Grey-Bruce (McQuay Tannery Building) Doors Open Owen Sound

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Active Lifestyles Seniors' Centre Grey-Bruce (McQuay Tannery Building)
This building is all that remains of the 1902 McQuay Tanning Co., who produced fine-grade leather and harnesses that were shipped across Canada and internationally. The building, an example of post-Second World War modern architecture, today houses the Active Lifestyles Centre Grey Bruce, a not-for-profit organization that provides leadership, socialization, programs and activities to support healthy lifestyles and independence.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1852 3rd Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-8304
Email: mail.alscgb@gmail.com
www.alscgb.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1946
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aeolian Hall Doors Open London

Aeolian Hall

Come and experience the unique ambience of one of Canada's top acoustic halls. Take a guided tour through the historical Donor Room, where guests can enjoy classical and jazz music. Wander through the catacombs and learn about the 135-year history of the Hall. Or enjoy a drink on the patio while watching for one of the Hall’s famous ghosts.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

795 Dundas Street East
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-672-7950
Email: info@aeolianhall.ca
www.aeolianhall.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1883
Architect: George F. Durrand
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 16, 2018
Sunday only: Noon to 4 p.m.

Agnes Etherington Art Centre Doors Open Kingston

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Kingston’s public gallery since 1957, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre presents historical and contemporary art in gorgeous modern spaces – the elegant neo-Georgian home of its founder. Summer 2018 exhibits feature Log Cabin: A Canadian Quilt; Chris Kline and Yam Lau: Weave; The Art of African Ivory; Charles F. Gibson: Events of a Military Life in Kingston; and masterpieces by Rembrandt.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

36 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-533-2190
Email: aeac@queensu.ca
http://agnes.queensu.ca

Architecture

Year built: Established in 1957
Architect: Diamond & Schmidt; latest renovation in 2000
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Alexander Henry Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Alexander Henry

This former Canadian Coast Guard ship was built by the Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. between 1957 and 1958. The Henry, a light icebreaker, served on the Great Lakes from 1959 to 1984 – tending buoys, supplying lighthouses, etc. The Henry returned home to Thunder Bay on June 27, 2017 under the care of the Lakehead Transportation Museum Society.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

Cruise Ship Dock at Pool 6, south of Marina Park
Thunder Bay, Ontario
http://ltms.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1958
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Almost Anything Wood Doors Open Fergus-Elora

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Almost Anything Wood

Step inside the Almost Anything Wood workshop to see one-of-a-kind works of art made from salvaged local trees. A family-owned and -operated custom cabinet shop for close to 30 years, Almost Anything Wood saves downed trees from the firewood pile and uses them to create cabinets and furniture for homes and businesses.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

205 Breadalbane Street
Fergus, Ontario
Telephone: 519-843-7500
Email: almostanythingwood@bellnet.ca
www.almostanythingwood.com

Architecture

Year built: 1966
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Altona Mennonite Meeting House Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Altona Mennonite Meeting House

Built by pioneers who emigrated from Pennsylvania, this 1852 brick meeting house has never been renovated. It contains original unpainted pine pews and floor. The cemetery is the burial place of the founder of Stouffville, Abraham Stouffer, and his family. Located just outside the municipal boundaries of Whitchurch-Stouffville in Altona, this site represents the rural Mennonite roots of the community.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

5475 Sideline 30 (at Sideline 30 and the Uxbridge-Pickering Townline)
Stouffville, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1854
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Angelstone International Show Jumping Tournaments Doors Open Erin

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Angelstone International Show Jumping Tournaments

Canada’s fastest-growing show jumping tournament venue, Angelstone hosts nearly 1,000 of North America’s top horses during five weeks of Fédération Equestre Internationale competition. Thursday and Saturday nights feature special events and grand prix competitions, which are always free for spectators and the general public. Located less than an hour’s drive west of Toronto, Angelstone is the ideal equestrian experience!

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

Contact info

8720 Wellington Road 50
Erin, Ontario
Telephone: 519-279-6788
www.angelstone.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2011
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

At Home: Residential Architecture in Waterloo Doors Open Waterloo Region

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At Home: Residential Architecture in Waterloo

This exhibition at the City of Waterloo Museum takes you on a tour of our neighbourhoods and the architectural styles found around the city. Explore several house styles and take a look at homes that speak to who we are, how we live and what we aspire to be. A 3 p.m. talk speaks to the birth of Waterloo’s suburbs.

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

Contact info

550 King Street North (Conestoga Mall)
Waterloo, Ontario
www.waterloo.ca/museum

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Attic Books Doors Open London

Attic Books

Enjoy a tour of a local literary landmark and learn about antiquarian books and printing. Attend a talk given by Jennifer Grainger, author of From the Vault: A Photo-History of London to 1950 and Early London 1826-1914, and learn about London's past. Meet Dan Mezza, a local bookbinder, and Jennifer Robertson from Books and Paper Conservation Services and see demonstrations.

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

Contact info

240 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-432-7277
Email: info@atticbooks.ca
www.atticbooks.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1875
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; guided tours available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days

Aultsville Theatre Doors Open Cornwall

Aultsville Theatre

Built in 1976, the Aultsville Theatre is a 680-seat non-profit professional theatre that hosts a variety of events annually. Come and experience theatre life on the other side of the curtain. Take a backstage tour and see where the performers prepare themselves. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the theatrical lighting, rigging and operations that bring productions and performances to life.

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

Contact info

2 St. Lawrence Drive
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 613-932-1661
www.aultsvilletheatre.com

Architecture

Year built: 1976
Building type: Attraction, Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aultsville Train Station Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Aultsville Train Station

The Aultsville Train Station is a 19th-century wooden station, originally located in the Lost Village of Aultsville. View an early locomotive, passenger coach, baggage car and refrigeration car on one of the few remaining sections of the original Grand Trunk rail bed. Also see the British Home Child exhibit about children who were sent to Canada as indentured labourers.

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

Contact info

13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, Ontario
Telephone: 613-543-3704
http://lostvillages.ca/history/the-lost-villages/aultsville

Architecture

Year built: Between 1866 and 1889
Architect: Grand Trunk Railway Company
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aurora Farmers' Market and Artisan Fair Doors Open Aurora

Aurora Farmers' Market and Artisan Fair

The Aurora Farmers’ Market is the Doors Open Aurora headquarters. Drop by and pick up maps and brochures for participating sites. The market is a traditional community market with more than 30 vendors, featuring fresh local produce, seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods, honey, jams, arts and crafts, and handmade jewelry.

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

Contact info

Town Park (Wells and Mosley streets)
Aurora, Ontario
www.theaurorafarmersmarket.com

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Food and drink
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aurora Public Library Doors Open Aurora

Aurora Public Library

Public library service in Aurora began in 1855 with the formation of the Aurora Association for the Diffusion of Helpful Knowledge, later called the Aurora Mechanics’ Institute and Library Association. From these early organizations emerged the Aurora Public Library, now a busy, architecturally modern community hub in the heart of historical Aurora.

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

Contact info

15145 Yonge Street
Aurora, Ontario
Telephone: 905-727-9493
www.library.aurora.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2001
Architect: Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aurora Readiness Centre (Bunker - Former Cold War Emergency Control Headquarters for Metro Toronto) Doors Open Aurora

Aurora Readiness Centre (Bunker - Former Cold War Emergency Control Headquarters for Metro Toronto)

Established by Metropolitan Toronto in 1962 following the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Aurora Readiness Centre was located beneath a circa 1875 farmhouse, now a private home. The centre was to be used to coordinate emergency services in the event of a nuclear attack on Toronto. During Doors Open, only the operations room is open for viewing.

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  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

220 Old Yonge Street
Aurora, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: Centre, 1962; original farmhouse, c. 1875
Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aviary, The Doors Open Hamilton

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Aviary, The

The Aviary – founded in 1927 at Dundurn Castle – was relocated in 1996 to the Fieldhouse of the Royal Botanical Gardens’ former teaching gardens. The Friends of the Aviary will introduce you to Hamilton’s lively, colourful parrots – each with its own personality, story and place on this planet. Learn about their care and environmental plight.

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

Contact info

85 Oak Knoll Drive (in Churchill Gardens)
Hamilton (Westdale), Ontario
www.fortheloveofbirds.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1947; 1980 (greenhouse); 1996 (outdoor flight areas)
Architect: Hugh D. Robertson
Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.; guided tours hourly from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.; meet a parrot at 2 p.m.

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada Doors Open London

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada

Experience the life and career of one of our most celebrated international heroes, and the man voted Canada’s fourth-greatest Canadian – Frederick Banting. Enjoy a self-guided tour with commentary from volunteers. See the bedroom where Banting conceived his idea that led to the discovery of insulin. View exhibits devoted to his art and service during both World Wars.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

442 Adelaide Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-673-1752
Email: banting@diabetes.ca
https://bantinghousenhsc.wordpress.com

Architecture

Year built: 1900
Architectural style: Queen Anne
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects, Mercury Court Building Doors Open Ottawa

Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects, Mercury Court Building

Built in 1923 as Larocque’s Department Store, Mercury Court was renovated and expanded by Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects from 1989 to 1993. It is now home to this architectural firm. Features include the “flying Mercury” weathervane, which adorned the Sun Life Building at Bank and Sparks streets until 1949.

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

Contact info

377 Dalhousie Street, Suite 202
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-241-7198
http://padolsky-architects.com/

Architecture

Year built: 1923
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bata Shoe Museum Doors Open Toronto

Bata Shoe Museum

The Bata Shoe Museum is North America's world-renowned shoe museum, housed in Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama's award-winning five-floor structure. The idea of the museum as a container came from the array of shoe boxes that house the rare and priceless artifacts, protecting them from light, moisture and dust.

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

Contact info

327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-979-7799
www.batashoemuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1995
Architect: Raymond Moriyama
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 26 – Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site Doors Open Brockville and Area

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Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site

Located on the St. Lawrence River, the place where the “Patriot Hunters” landed is steeped in history. Built in the 1830s, the windmill became a battleground for political reformers determined to change how the government was run. Come and visit to learn more about the battle, take in the view from the lookout, or have a picnic. See you there!

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  • National Historic Site (Canada)

Contact info

Windmill Road
Prescott, Ontario
Telephone: 613-925-1838
Email: windmillfriends@gmail.com
www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/windmill

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 23, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beckta Dining & Wine Bar Doors Open Ottawa

Beckta Dining & Wine Bar

Beckta is a landmark fine-dining restaurant that relocated to the historical Grant House in November 2014. The building has a heritage designation for both the interior and exterior; it was the home and workplace of Dr. James Grant, Canada’s first Surgeon General. The building has also housed the University Club of Ottawa as well as Friday’s Roast Beef House.

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

Contact info

150 Elgin Street, Unit 100
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-238-7063
www.beckta.com

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Beth Ezekiel Synagogue Doors Open Owen Sound

Beth Ezekiel Synagogue

First occupied by the Calvary Church, this building has housed the synagogue since 1946. Named for Ezekiel Cadesky, a Russian immigrant who settled here in the early 1900s, the structure draws from the tradition of simple, turn-of-the-20th-century Georgian meeting halls. Intricate stained-glass windows tell the story of many member families. Designated under the Ontario Heritage Act in 1990.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

313 11th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-4176
www.bethezekiel.org

Architecture

Year built: 1903
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sunday June 3, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bethune-Thompson House Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Bethune-Thompson House

This home encompasses the original 1784 "poteaux sur sol" (vertical-log) cabin of Loyalist Peter Ferguson, as well as the 1804 house of Reverend John Bethune, Upper Canada’s first Presbyterian minister, and David Thompson, one of Canada’s earliest map-makers. The Ontario Heritage Trust restored the property in the 1980s.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

19730 John Street
Williamstown, Ontario
www.heritagetrust.on.ca/en/index.php/properties/bethune-thompson-house

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre

Bill Fisch Forest Stewardship and Education Centre

This innovative LEED platinum-certified building creates more energy than it uses. Functioning as the hub for York Region Forestry’s educational programming, this centre was built using local and recycled materials. Guided and self-guided tours of the facility are available. Nature-themed arts and crafts will be offered for families and youth, including building a small bird feeder to take home.

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

Contact info

16389 Highway 48
Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 877-464-9675
www.york.ca/yrf

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Architect: DIOLOG
Building type: Green building
Landscape: Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guided forest walks at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m; building tours at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Billings Estate Artefact Collection Storage Doors Open Ottawa

Billings Estate Artefact Collection Storage

Explore behind the scenes of the Billings Estate National Historic Site artifact collection, listen to the stories these treasures tell, and learn how the City of Ottawa cares for historical artifacts. Experience pieces from the past first hand by investigating an object and seeing what secrets you can unlock!

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

Contact info

172 Guigues Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
http://ottawa.ca/museums

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Billings Estate National Historic Site Doors Open Ottawa

Billings Estate National Historic Site

Braddish Billings, the first settler of Gloucester Township, built Ottawa’s oldest wood-frame house, Billings Estate National Historic Site, between 1827-29. Learn about the architectural details as you tour this home from basement to attic and learn about the property’s evolution. Explore the history of transportation in Ottawa from canoes to country roads in a new special exhibition, City in Motion.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Architecture

Year built: 1827-29
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Billy Bishop Home - Museum, Archives and National Historic Site Doors Open Owen Sound

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Billy Bishop Home - Museum, Archives and National Historic Site

The Billy Bishop Home remains a landmark in the heart of Owen Sound. Boyhood home of the First World War Flying Ace, the museum invites you to explore the Bishop family, and to honour the contributions of service men and women, past and present. Dedicated as a museum in 1987, this site became a National Historic Site in 2002.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

948 3rd Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-371-0031
www.billybishop.org