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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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  • 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 (restauration en 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
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.

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.

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

Contact info

55 Gordon Street
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-430-4306
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.

Active Lifestyles Seniors' Centre Grey-Bruce (McQuay Tannery Building) Doors Open Owen Sound

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.

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

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1852 3rd Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-8304
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.

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 and the elegant neo-Georgian home of its founder. During the summer 2018, the centre will feature Log Cabin: A Canadian Quilt, Chris Kline and Yam Lou: Weave, and masterpieces by Rembrandt.

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

Contact info

37 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-533-2190
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.

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

Contact info

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

Contact info

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.

Albion Hotel Doors Open Gravenhurst

Albion Hotel

After leasing the original unfinished structure, Frank Wasley purchased the Albion in 1880. Destroyed in the 1887 Great Fire, it was rebuilt in 1888. The three-storey structure featured 25 rooms, an elaborate balcony and Romanesque arched windows. Renovated in the 1980s, the building was commemorated with a plaque in 2016. Arts at the Albion has given the building new life.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

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100 Muskoka Road North
Gravenhurst, Ontario

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 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.

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

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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.

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

Contact info

205 Breadalbane Street
Fergus-Elora, Ontario
Telephone: 519-843-7500
www.almostanythingwood.ca

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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  • Guided tours available

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5475 Sideline 30 (at Sideline 30 and the Uxbridge-Pickering Townline)
Whitchurch-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.

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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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

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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, 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.

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. Take a tour of the manufacturing, testing and warehouse facilities.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1956

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 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.

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

Contact info

169 Front Street
Belleville and District, 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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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

254 Pinnacle Street
Belleville and District, 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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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

51 Highland Avenue
Belleville and District, 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.

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.

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

Contact info

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.

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
Whitchurch-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.

Billy Bishop Home - Museum, Archives and National Historic Site Doors Open Owen Sound

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

Architecture

Year built: 1884
Architectural style: Gothic revival, Queen Anne, Victorian
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.

bizZone inc. (site of the original Gormley General Store) Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

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bizZone inc. (site of the original Gormley General Store)

Purchased by James Gormley in 1865, this site was home to the Gormley General Store (destroyed by fire in 1935). The building seen today was constructed on the foundation of the original and served as a general store and post office. It is now home to bizZone inc., an innovative web technology company. Learn the fascinating story of this site.

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

Contact info

2243 Stouffville Road
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-927-0015
www.bizZone.com

Architecture

Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 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 is our current Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. The centre now offers the Rock Steady boxing program for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Brodie Resource Library Doors Open Thunder Bay

Brodie Resource Library

Formerly the Fort William Public Library, this impressive brick-and-limestone library was constructed through a grant from the Carnegie Foundation. The library opened in 1912 under the direction of Fort William's first permanent female librarian, Mary J.L. Black. A true pioneer of strong professional woman in northwestern Ontario, Black also became the first female president of the Ontario Library Association.

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

Contact info

216 South Brodie Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Telephone: 807-345-8275
www.tbpl.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1910-12
Architect: Hood & Scott
Architectural style: Renaissance revival
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 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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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

209 Cayley Street
Brockton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1866
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Burr House and Guild Hall Doors Open Richmond Hill

Burr House and Guild Hall

In this cottage-style house, which Rowland Burr built in 1820, visitors can purchase fibre arts crafts and enjoy tea and scones (available for a nominal fee in the Tea Room). The Guild Hall, built in 1857 by the Evangelical Association of North America, was moved here in 1978 and is now a crafts studio. See weaving, spinning, pottery demonstrations and quilting. 

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

528-530 Carrville Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 905-884-0327
www.burrhousefiberarts.com

Architecture

Year built: 1820
Architectural style: Ontario cottage

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 12, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cable 14 - TV Hamilton Ltd. Doors Open Hamilton

Cable 14 - TV Hamilton Ltd.

Cable 14 – a local specialty channel serving the greater Hamilton area – is the only independent community programming network designated in Canada. See their state-of-the-art television equipment and learn how television is made. Observe a live production, get a chance to be on television asking your questions to provincial election candidates, enter draws to win a prize, and more!

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

Contact info

150 Dundurn Street South (Main and Dundurn streets)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-523-1414
www.cable14.com

Architecture

Year built: 1971; 1982 (adaptive reuse)
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sunday May 6, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Camp X Memorial, Intrepid Park Doors Open Whitby

Camp X Memorial, Intrepid Park

Located on the shore of Lake Ontario, the memorial to Camp X at Intrepid Park is dedicated to the men and women who were employed at the British Security Coordination spy training school and communications centre located here during the Second World War. The buildings associated with the site have been demolished or relocated. The memorial was erected in 1984.

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  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

2008 Boundary Road
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-430-4306
www.camp-x.com/camp-x.html

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Military
Landscape: Park, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Canada's Penitentiary Museum Doors Open Kingston

Canada's Penitentiary Museum

Canada’s Penitentiary Museum is housed in Cedarhedge, once the residence of a Kingston Penitentiary warden. Built by convicts using local limestone, with Ohio sandstone accents, this home was first occupied in 1873 (it ceased to be the warden’s residence in 1933). Eight rooms of the house have been converted into galleries that depict the history of Canada’s federal correctional system.

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

Contact info

555 King Street West at Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd.
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-530-3122
www.penitentiarymuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1873
Architect: Henry Horsey
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 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!

Tell us your story about this site

  • 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 Mar Thoma Church, Toronto Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

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Canadian Mar Thoma Church, Toronto

The Canadian Mar Thoma Church, Toronto celebrates its roots in Kerala, India. Built in 2017, this 2,137-square-metre (23,000-square-foot) building contains a beautiful 750-seat sanctuary, seniors’ recreational room, youth room and spectacular chandeliers. Take a guided tour to learn the historical significance of the site, the community background and more. Refreshments will be available.

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

Contact info

159 Sandiford Drive
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 416-820-8075
www.marthoma.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2017
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday: 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.

Cannon Knitting Mills Doors Open Hamilton

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Cannon Knitting Mills

Cannon Knitting Mills – one of Hamilton’s few surviving industrial complexes – started as a foundry and became the Chipman-Holton Knitting Company in 1902, one of Hamilton’s first knitting mills. Tour the former textile production spaces that will be adaptively reused as the Beasley Park Lofts – a restaurant, boutique hotel and residential condominiums complex.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

134 Mary Street (off Wilson Street)
Hamilton, Ontario
https://stinsonproperties.com/project/beasley-park-lofts-2

Architecture

Year built: 1854 (original foundry); 1856; c. 1910 (additions); 1911-22 (additions)
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cardus Doors Open Hamilton

Cardus
Visit the head office of Cardus – a nonpartisan think tank and registered charity dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture – located in a former industrial building. View archival building photographs and program displays. Try the Halo Calculator to estimate your city’s “halo effect.” Complimentary light refreshments and beverages will be provided.

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

Contact info

185 Young Street (at Ferguson Avenue South, main floor)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-528-8866
www.cardus.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1882; 1974 (adaptive reuse); 2012 (renovation)
Architect: Trevor Garwood-Jones (1974); Invizij Architects (2012)
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Carpenters Local 1669 Training Centre Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Carpenters Local 1669 Training Centre

This contemporary facility, built in 2016, addresses the evolving needs of technology and education within carpentry-related trades. The building’s design, inspired by features found in northwestern Ontario, also incorporates the materials and methods traditionally used by carpenters. The 8-metre-high (26-foot-high) practical training area features an engineering training structure used for high-angle rescue, working at heights and suspend-access training.

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

Contact info

1306 Captial Way
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Telephone: 807-344-0611
www.carpenterslocal1669.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Architect: FORM Architecture Engineering
Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Educational facility, Union hall

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Centennial Botanical Conservatory Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Centennial Botanical Conservatory

Built by the Fort William Parks Board in honour of Canada’s centennial, construction of this 18-tonne structure began in 1965. In November 1967, this oasis opened as one of only 10 conservatories in the country. The 1,096-square-metre (11,800-square-foot) viewing area features cascading waterfalls, pools and winding pathways among an extensive display of exotic flowers, plants and fruit-bearing trees.

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

Contact info

1601 Dease Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Telephone: 807-622-7036
www.thunderbay.ca/Living/recreation_and_parks/Parks/Botanical_Conservatory.htm

Architecture

Year built: 1967
Architect: Lord & Burnham Company Ltd.
Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Centennial Building Doors Open Whitby

Centennial Building

The Ontario County Courthouse was built between 1852 and 1854. By 1964, however, the building had become too small to accommodate the county’s needs and a new courthouse was built on Rossland Road. In 1967, with assistance from the Canada Centennial Project, the original courthouse was reopened as a community centre known as the Whitby Centennial Building.

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

Contact info

416 Centre Street South
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-430-4306
www.whitby.ca/en/residents/doorsopenwhitby.asp

Architecture

Year built: 1852-54
Architect: Frederic Cumberland and William Storm, Toronto
Architectural style: Classical revival
Building type: Attraction, Courthouse, Historical landmark, Theatre
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Central Westside United Church Doors Open Owen Sound

Central Westside United Church

Built in 1910 as the Westside Methodist Church, this building remains much the same as it did then. It was constructed of local materials with Renaissance proportions in the Akron style. A veranda was added to the northeast entrance and a wheelchair ramp at the west entrance. The pipe organ also dates from 1910.

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

Contact info

310 10th Street West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-8319
www.centralwestside.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1910
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Century Church Theatre Doors Open Erin

Century Church Theatre

Built in 1906, this church has original elm panelling and curved pews, stained-glass windows, horse-tethering rings and many features that were modern for its time. Regular services ended in 2003, although the Good Friday service continued until 2014. The church is now the home of the Century Church Theatre, as well as one of Ontario’s largest bat colonies!

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

Contact info

72 Trafalgar Road
Erin, Ontario
Telephone: 519-855-4586
http://centurychurchtheatre.com

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Building type: Place of worship, Theatre

Dates/hours open

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

Church House Doors Open Guelph

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Church House

In 1899, Knox Presbyterian established a Sabbath School Mission. In 1909, St. Paul’s Presbyterian was constructed as a modest Edwardian building with Gothic windows and an impressive Douglas fir ceiling. In 2002, the church was sold and renovated over the next five years into a residence, which is also the headquarters of Sage Solutions, a strategic planning and facilitation company.

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

44 Short Street
Guelph, Ontario
Telephone: 519-776-1977

Architecture

Year built: 1899; 1906
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden

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.

Church of Our Saviour The Redeemer, The Doors Open Hamilton

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Church of Our Saviour The Redeemer, The

This church – founded in 1876 as the Church of The Redeemer – was established in 2007 with the amalgamation of the parishes of The Redeemer and the Church of our Saviour, Stoney Creek (founded 1919). See how the 1876 church expanded in 1952, view stained-glass windows and learn the story of the Dossal tapestry. Complimentary refreshments will be available.

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

Contact info

25 Lake Avenue South
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-664-6641
www.oursaviourtheredeemer.com

Architecture

Year built: 1876; 1894 (buttresses); 1952 (addition to 1876 church); 1968 (chapel, Corman Hall and offices)
Architect: James H. Christie (1968)
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Historical landmark, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday service 9:30 to 11 a.m. (all are welcome)

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

Contact info

1385 University Avenue West
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-256-4341
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.

Church of the Nativity Doors Open Hamilton

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Church of the Nativity

The Church of the Nativity – founded in 1878 as St. Mary’s, Bartonville – was established in 2006 with the amalgamation of the parishes of St. Mary’s and Grace Church, Hamilton (founded 1919). View the intricately carved chapel reredos – originally in the 1881 stone church – stained-glass windows, archival photographs and worship artifacts from both former parishes.

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

Contact info

1831 King Street East (at Barons Avenue)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-549-4335
www.worshipwithnativity.org

Architecture

Year built: 1880-81; 1953 (chancel renovation and nave addition); 1967 (Chapel of the Holy Family, parish hall, meeting rooms and offices)
Architect: Charles Willer Mulligan; Husband, Robertson & Wallace (1953); Charles Lenz (1967)
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday service at 10 a.m. (all are welcome)

Church Street School Doors Open Aurora

Church Street School

The Church Street School was built in 1885-86 and remained in use as a school until 1952. The impressive Victorian design was influenced by Indian architecture, which was popular in the 1880s after Queen Victoria had been proclaimed Empress of India. The Church Street School contains both the Aurora Cultural Centre and the Aurora Museum & Archives.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

22 Church Street
Aurora, Ontario
Telephone: 905-713-1818
www.auroraculturalcentre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1885-86
Architect: Thomas Kennedy
Architectural style: Victorian

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Churches of Saint Matthias & St. James the Apostle Doors Open Guelph

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Churches of Saint Matthias & St. James the Apostle

Built in 1891-92, this is the newest of Guelph’s stone churches and the last built with local limestone. The Gothic-style church was downsized from its original plan, resulting in an unusual orientation. The original fine wood ceiling and elaborate vaulting remain in the building’s final form. The roof slates came from Cornwall, England.

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

Contact info

86 Glasgow Street North
Guelph, Ontario
Telephone: 519-822-1061
www.sjapostle.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1891-92
Architect: John Day
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

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.

Citytv Building Doors Open Toronto

Citytv Building

The Citytv Building is a studio complex located at Yonge-Dundas Square. Built in 2004, the building was originally home to Olympic Spirit Toronto, an Olympic-themed entertainment attraction, until 2006. The building was acquired by Rogers Media Inc. in 2007 and is now the new home of four Toronto television stations: City, Omni 1, Omni 2 and CityNews.

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

Contact info

33 Dundas Street East
Toronto, Ontario
www.citytv.com/toronto

Architecture

Year built: 2004
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sunday May 27, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Collingwood Town Hall Doors Open Simcoe County

Collingwood Town Hall
The town hall, with its Duntroon-sandstone arches, was built in 1891 in an era of optimism. It housed the council room, courthouse and Grand Opera House. The newest technology of the time was built into the structure, including steam heat, electricity and telephones. Renovated in the 1980s, it remains a beautiful building well worth a visit.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

97 Hurontario Street
Simcoe County, 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 Living Guelph Wellington (CLGW) Doors Open Guelph

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Community Living Guelph Wellington (CLGW)

CLGW facilitates social inclusion and community engagement, supporting adults with developmental disabilities to have a full life – living, working and connecting in their community. CLGW’s vision to enrich, inspire and engage ensures that all members belong. Tour the facility, meet some of the 400+ people who the organization supports, and learn why Guelph is such a caring community.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

8 Royal Rd
Guelph, Ontario
Telephone: 519-824-2480
www.clgw.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2007
Architect: James Fryett
Building type: Commercial
Landscape: Garden

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.

Comstock and Kaye Life Celebration Centre Doors Open Peterborough

Comstock and Kaye Life Celebration Centre

The Comstock and Kaye Life Celebration Centre was formed in 2016 as a merger between two well-established Peterborough businesses: Comstock Funeral Home, founded over 150 years ago, and Kaye Funeral Home and Memorial Chapel, founded in 1946. Tour this business, located in an 1882 building, and learn about their history and work today.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

356 Rubidge Street
Peterborough, Ontario
Telephone: 705-745-4683

Architecture

Year built: 1882
Architect: David Gamble

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 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

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.

Craighead Doors Open Fergus-Elora

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Craighead

Recently designated by Heritage Centre Wellington, Craighead was built as a limestone farmhouse in the Georgian style circa 1842 for influential Fergus pioneer Hugh Black and his family. It has two storeys at the rear and is one of the earliest surviving stone houses in Centre Wellington. Note: Only a portion of the interior will be open to the public.

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  • Parking

Contact info

495 Union Street West
Fergus-Elora, Ontario
Telephone: 519-846-9691, ext. 289

Architecture

Year built: 1842
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 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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Contact info

2678 Crossland Road
Simcoe County, Ontario
www.springwater.ca/community/heritage/designated_properties/crossland_general_store

Architecture

Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Curtain Club, The Doors Open Richmond Hill

Curtain Club, The

Founded in 1954, The Curtain Club rehearsed in the homes of its then 25 members, built sets in garages, stored costumes in attics and performed in local halls and schools. In 1971, club members raised funds and hammers to create the current facility, which opened in 1972. The Royal Canadian Air Farce broadcast its first few seasons here.

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

Contact info

400 Newkirk Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 905-773-3434
www.thecurtainclub.org

Architecture

Year built: 1972
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 12, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Daniels Building Doors Open Toronto

Daniels Building

A merging of 19th- and 21st-century architecture, the Daniels Building parallels the history of the city itself. The original neo-Gothic building was the home of Knox College, a Presbyterian theological school. To create the new John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, the historical building was pared back to its roots, restoring original details.

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  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1 Spadina Crescent
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-978-5038
www.daniels.utoronto.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Architect: Smith & Gemmel
Architectural style: Gothic revival

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 26 – Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Davidson's Courtyard Doors Open Smiths Falls

Davidson's Courtyard

This site was once the location of Davidson’s Bread, the largest commercial bakery in eastern Ontario. Established in the early 1890s, it was operated by the Davidson family for three generations. The industrial structure has since been transformed into a retail courtyard with four shops and a café – with some original features still present (such as the unique flour elevator).

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

Contact info

7 Russell Street West
Smiths Falls, Ontario
www.facebook.com/davidsoncourtyard

Architecture

Year built: 1890
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Devonshire Guest House Doors Open Erin

Devonshire Guest House

This stately guest house sits on part of the original 200 acres (81 hectares) of Crown land that Abraham Nelles claimed in 1820 and sold to Daniel McMillan in 1836. In 1846, Daniel sold half the land to Charles McMillan, who built the house. Now a bed and breakfast, the house has original stained glass, wood trim and hardware.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

3 Union Street
Erin, Ontario
Telephone: 519-833-2187
www.devonshireguesthouse.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1856
Architect: Charles McMillan
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

District 28 Doors Open Toronto

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District 28

District 28 is home to two beautiful production studios, a screening room, bistro and a creative co-work space. The space is a media and creative hub in Toronto, inspiring and bringing together all creative types. With an onsite editing suite and screening room, District 28 has all the amenities needed to bring creative projects to life.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

28 Logan Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-224-2369
http://district28.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 26 – Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Downtown Fergus Walking Tour Doors Open Fergus-Elora

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Downtown Fergus Walking Tour

First settled in 1833, downtown Fergus brings old-world charm with heritage architecture and an abundance of Scottish charm. The Grand River flows through the centre of town, bringing a subtle flow to everyday life. Wander the main street and travel back in time by reading stories about the downtown of the past.

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

Contact info

Start at 116 St. Andrew Street West
Fergus-Elora, Ontario
http://downtownfergus.com

Architecture

Year built: 1833
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Downtown Industry Walking Tour Doors Open Peterborough

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Downtown Industry Walking Tour

Join local historians Don Willcock and Elwood Jones on a downtown walking tour that will explore the industrial heritage of Jackson Creek. Although few of the buildings remain, there are still lots of interesting stories to hear. There will be only two tours during the day, starting at Confederation Square.

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  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at Confederation Square
Peterborough, Ontario

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 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.

Downtown Walking Tour Doors Open Whitby

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Downtown Walking Tour

Presented in collaboration with the Downtown Whitby Business Improvement Area and Jane’s Walk. Meet outside of the Whitby Public Library (in front of Celebration Square) and wear your walking shoes! Explore the historical downtown and meet business owners, connect with neighbours, hear local stories and discover all of what downtown Whitby has to offer. Please dress according to the weather.

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Contact info

Meet at 405 Dundas Street West
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-430-4306
https://janeswalk.org

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: walking tour starts at 2 p.m.

East City Industry Walking Tour Doors Open Peterborough

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East City Industry Walking Tour

Join local historian Gord Young from Lakefield Heritage Research on a walking tour of some of East City’s former industrial sites. Learn about how industry shaped the East City landscape and see what's there today. Tours will operate throughout the day, ending at 2:30 p.m., starting at the Cambium Consulting and Engineering parking lot. Easy walk; no special footwear required.

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  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at 52 Hunter Street East
Peterborough, Ontario

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

EcoHouse (Glen Manor) Doors Open Hamilton

EcoHouse (Glen Manor)

This restored stone farmhouse, operated by Green Venture as an environmental demonstration house, is an excellent example of adaptive reuse designed by Zebroski and Associates Inc. During Doors Open Hamilton, see a unique indoor dog pen in the basement of the original farmhouse. And join us for a heritage seedling sale and seed distribution.

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

Contact info

22 Veevers Drive (near Greenhill Avenue and Quigley Road)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-540-8787
www.greenventure.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1851; expanded and renovated 1968; adaptive reuse 2003
Architect: James Dean; Nicolson Design Services (1968); Zebroski and Associates Inc. (2003)
Building type: Educational facility, Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 30-minute guided tours both days at 1 p.m.

Eddie Sargent House Doors Open Owen Sound

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Eddie Sargent House

The Eddie Sargent House is an elegant and well-preserved Victorian home. The property was the former home of Eddie and Roma Sargent. Eddie was the Mayor of Owen Sound and the Member of Provincial Parliament representing Grey-North from 1963 to 1967 and Grey-Bruce from 1967 to 1987. The home occupies a prominent location on the west hill overlooking Georgian Bay.

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Contact info

2545 5th Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-3690, ext. 6114

Architecture

Year built: 1881
Architectural style: Gothic revival, Italianate
Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ekort Realty Doors Open Belleville and District

Ekort Realty

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 and District, 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 and Winter Garden Theatre Centre Doors Open Toronto

Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

During Doors Open, take a closer look at the historical Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre – the last operating double-decker theatre facility in the world. These stacked Vaudevillian-era theatres were saved from demolition in 1981 by the Ontario Heritage Trust. Volunteers will answer questions as you explore the building. No food or beverages allowed. Photography permitted (no tripods).

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

189 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-314-2901
www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg

Architecture

Year built: 1913-14
Architect: Thomas Lamb (designer)
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 26 – Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday only: 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. Armour, furnishings and a 10-foot 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.

Elora Centre for the Arts Doors Open Fergus-Elora

Elora Centre for the Arts

Built in 1856 as the Elora Public School, this building was thought to be the oldest elementary school still in use when it closed in 1996. The Elora Centre for the Arts opened in 2002, and includes the Minarovich & Harris Exchange Galleries. Take a guided historical walking tour, visit the Planet Youth art exhibit and enjoy the Pre-Loved Sale.

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

Contact info

75 Melville Street
Fergus-Elora, Ontario
Telephone: 519-846-0996

Architecture

Year built: 1856

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Emmanuel Anglican Church Doors Open Richmond Hill

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Emmanuel Anglican Church

Step into this little church with the big heart! The cedar-lined interiors of the Emmanuel Anglican Church provide a warm and lovely space for worship. The building and furnishings were relocated to this site from Hanlon’s Point on the Toronto Islands. The Our Life in Christ tapestry by Karen Pascal is featured behind the altar.

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

Contact info

15 MacKay Drive
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 905-881-8198
www.emmanuelanglican.com

Architecture

Year built: 1964-65
Architect: N.L. Irwin of Hanks,Irwin and Pearson
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 12, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Environmental Laboratory and Operations Centre Doors Open Hamilton

Environmental Laboratory and Operations Centre

Take this rare opportunity – in a LEED Silver-certified building designed by McCallum Sather Architects – to learn how the City of Hamilton protects its drinking water. Refill your water bottle. Visitors over 9 years of age – wearing closed-toe footwear and on review and sign-off of the Laboratory Safety Form – will continue on a guided tour of the laboratory.

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

Contact info

700 Woodward Avenue (south gate entrance north of Brampton Street)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2489
www.hamilton.ca/water

Architecture

Year built: 2006
Architect: McCallum Sather
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Erin Cenotaph Doors Open Erin

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Erin Cenotaph

The Erin Cenotaph was unveiled on Remembrance Day – November 11, 1956 – by local member of the provincial parliament John Root. The dedication was made by Reverend E.D. Snelgrove as a memorial to those named thereon who gave their lives in the defence of Canada and freedom. Plaques have subsequently been added to recognize the Korean War, post-war operations and Afghanistan.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Corner of Main and Union streets
Erin, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Military

Dates/hours open

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

Erland Lee (Museum) Home Doors Open Hamilton

Erland Lee (Museum) Home

Explore the birthplace of the Women’s Institutes (WI), founded in 1897 for the education and empowerment of women – and home to six generations of the Lee family, spanning nearly two centuries. See where the WI constitution and bylaws were penned. View displays and a virtual tour in the carriage house. Enjoy the panoramic view from the edge of the escarpment.

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

Contact info

552 Ridge Road
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-662-2691
http://fwio.on.ca/erland

Architecture

Year built: 1808; 1860 (addition); 1873 renovations and carriage house addition
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday craft workshop: 10 a.m. to Noon (pre-registration required)

Eucharist Church Doors Open Hamilton

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Eucharist Church

Visit the Eucharist Church – originally known as the Victoria Avenue Baptist Church and most recently as the First Romanian Baptist Church – in its new home as they open their doors to the community. Explore the refurbished sanctuary and see the restored stained-glass windows. Tour the renovated kitchen and children’s area.

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

Contact info

130 Victoria Avenue North (at Evans Street)
Hamilton, Ontario
http://eucharistchurch.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1883 (original church now Sabbath School); 1893 (church); 1926 (Gospel Church renovation); 1994 (fire restoration); 2017 (first phase refurbishment)
Architectural style: Romanesque revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday worship: 3 to 6 p.m. (all are welcome)

Everdale Doors Open Erin

Everdale

Everdale is an organic teaching farm in Erin. This not-for-profit farm believes in the power of locally grown food to fuel positive economic, social and ecological change. They also run several programs for kids and adults. In addition, they host farm festivals throughout the year. Come and explore everything this farm has to offer! Local artist display on site!

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

Contact info

5812 6th line
Erin, Ontario
Telephone: 519-855-4859
http://everdale.org

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Food and drink
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Evergreen Brick Works Doors Open Toronto

Evergreen Brick Works

This site is a Toronto landmark and a dominant feature in the Don Valley. From 1889 to 1989, this site was an operating brick works. Since 1992, Evergreen has developed and adapted the 16 historically significant buildings to meet the needs of the community. The Kilns building is currently being transformed into a year-round facility, striving for carbon neutrality.

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

Contact info

300-550 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-596-1495
www.evergreen.ca/evergreen-brick-works

Architecture

Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 26 – Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eyer Wideman Homestead and Ropes Challenge Course Doors Open Richmond Hill

Eyer Wideman Homestead and Ropes Challenge Course

This house, constructed in 1828, is attributed to David Eyer (1796-1871) and is considered to be one of the earliest surviving examples of a Pennsylvania-German Mennonite dwelling in Richmond Hill. This designated building is currently used as the local youth centre, featuring an outdoor high and low ropes challenge course and a climbing wall. Enjoy craft activities and refreshments.

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

Contact info

1045 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 905-737-9210
www.richmondhill.ca/eyerhomestead

Architecture

Year built: 1828

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 12, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fire Hall 6 Doors Open Oshawa

New

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.

First Steps School Age Doors Open Guelph

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First Steps School Age

The building at 55 Delhi Street was constructed in 1910 in the Georgian revival style; it was a nurses’ residence for Guelph General Hospital until the late 1950s. In the lower level is a childcare service. The lower red-brick walls have been beautifully restored to teach children about Guelph’s heritage. The rustic furnishings and bright windows create a welcoming atmosphere.

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

Contact info

55 Delhi Street
Guelph, Ontario
Telephone: 519-836-8547
www.firststepsguelph.ca/school-age

Architecture

Year built: 1910
Architect: Stewart McPhie
Architectural style: Edwardian
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.

First United Church and Wiidosendiwag-Walking Together Tour Doors Open Owen Sound

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First United Church and Wiidosendiwag-Walking Together Tour

First United Church has a history that goes back to 1842 in the Ojibway reserve of Newash. The current First United Church building opened in 1955. This year, First United will be the starting point for the Wiidosendiwag-Walking Together Tour of the traditional territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation. Guided tours will be available throughout the Doors Open weekend.

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

Contact info

435 21st Street West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-1736
www.firstunited-os.com

Architecture

Year built: 1955
Architectural style: International
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday: book and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and guided tours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: morning worship, 10:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and guided tours 12:30 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
Brockton, Ontario

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.

Fool's Paradise Doors Open Toronto

Fool's Paradise

Ontario Heritage Trust staff will tell visitors about Doris McCarthy, a key figure in Canada’s artistic community, and the experience she had building Fool’s Paradise. Visitors can tour McCarthy’s eccentric house/studio and learn about the artist-in-residence program now operating there. They can also explore the beautiful grounds, with gardens, a large pond and spectacular views of the Scarborough Bluffs.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Women's history

Contact info

1 Meadowcliffe Drive
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-325-5000
www.heritagetrust.on.ca/dmair

Architecture

Year built: 1940
Architect: Forest Tefler/Doris McCarthy
Architectural style: Modernism
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 26 – Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Forever Thyme Sanctuary Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Forever Thyme Sanctuary

Forever Thyme provides a safe, peaceful home for retired horses. Visit the horses and tour the farm. Our horses' favourite snacks and refreshments are available by donation. Colour at the craft table or participate in the Lead Change Initiative program (equine assisted learning program) at 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 and 3 p.m. (waiver required, children 8+, closed-toe shoes required).

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

Contact info

14787 Warden Avenue
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-717-2562
www.foreverthyme.com

Architecture

Year built: 2013
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Former Hamilton Port Authority Maintenance Shed Doors Open Hamilton

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Former Hamilton Port Authority Maintenance Shed

Take this rare opportunity to tour the former maintenance shed of the Hamilton Port Authority. View displays about: the City of Hamilton’s plans to redevelop Piers 6, 7 and 8, the Hamilton Waterfront Trust’s plans for public space, and Navy League and other waterfront-related organizations. Note: Flat footwear is recommended.

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

Contact info

1 Guise Street (enter off Discovery Drive)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2424
www.hamilton.ca/city-initiatives/priority-projects/waterfront-redevelopment-west-harbour

Architecture

Year built: 1940s

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Former Veevers Estate Doors Open Hamilton

Former Veevers Estate

This garden is a remnant of the 80 hectares (200 acres) cleared by the Loyalist Thatcher family in the late 18th century. Come and explore pesticide-free community gardens, native species, pollinator gardens and more. View solar- and wind-energy generation, permeable path options and a green roof. And examine the new Chevrolet Volt at the electric vehicle charging station.

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

Contact info

22 Veevers Drive (near Greenhill Avenue and Quigley Road)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-540-8787
www.greenventure.ca

Architecture

Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 30-minute guided tours both days at 1 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
Simcoe County, 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.

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
Telephone: 905-320-7687
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.

Frontenac County Schools Museum Doors Open Kingston

Frontenac County Schools Museum

Bring your family to explore this one-room rural schoolhouse from the early 20th century. The desks and artifacts were collected from schools that dotted the surrounding countryside. Sit at a wooden desk, write on a slate with a slate pencil and browse through old Ontario readers. Try to solve some arithmetic problems from the past.

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

Contact info

414 Regent Street
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-544-9113
www.fcsmuseum.com

Architecture

Year built: 1886
Architect: William Newlands
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Furlan Conservation Doors Open Hamilton

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Furlan Conservation

Furlan Conservation – a heritage conservation business – is located in an intact early-20th-century commercial streetscape, housing small businesses created for newcomers attracted to the east-end steel mills. Take a guided tour of the studio and workshop and learn about the restoration of wood windows, architectural paint analysis, wood types and properties.

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  • Parking
  • French services available
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

767-769 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-383-3704
www.furlanconservation.wordpress.com

Architecture

Year built: c. 1911; 1950 façade renovation
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

George Brown House Doors Open Toronto

George Brown House

George Brown House is historically significant for its association with Father of Confederation, Globe newspaper founder and leading abolitionist George Brown (1818-80). In 1989, the Ontario Heritage Trust restored the building to its original state. Highlights include the art nouveau dining room, gracious front hall and Brown’s library. The site is often featured on the CBC television show "Murdoch Mysteries."

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

186 Beverley Street
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-325-5000

Architecture

Year built: 1876
Architect: William Irving; Edward Hutchins
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Historical house, Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 26 – Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gibson School Lofts Doors Open Hamilton

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Gibson School Lofts

The former Gibson School – named in 1914 for Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Sir John Morison Gibson (1908-14) – evolved from a one-room schoolhouse in 1854 on this site, S.S. No. 7, Barton Township. Tour the former school and see how it will be adaptively reused as the Gibson School Lofts with residential lofts, retail and live/work units.

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

601 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 289-389-1377
http://stinsonproperties.com/project/gibson-school-lofts-2

Architecture

Year built: 1910 (8 rooms); 1914 (12-room addition)
Architect: Stewart and Witton (Walter Wilson Stewart)
Building type: Historical landmark, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 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.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

257 Bridge Street East
Belleville and District, 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.

Gormley Missionary Church Doors Open Richmond Hill

Gormley Missionary Church

John Leary donated this property in 1873. The original structure was built in 1931 by George Collard, and the oil lamps at the back of the church are from that building, but the structure itself was replaced in 1934. Historical mementos and photographs of the church site and area will be on display during Doors Open.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

120 Gormley Road West
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 905-887-5846
www.gormleychurch.org

Architecture

Year built: 1931; expanded 1966
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 12, 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 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!”

Tell us your story about this site

  • 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.

Green Cottage, The Doors Open Hamilton

Green Cottage, The

This semi-detached worker’s cottage has been transformed into an open-concept living space. Original structural boards and scavenged wood have been reused throughout. Sustainable features include: an “ex-sulated” exterior, solar electric and hot-water systems, a composting toilet, green roof, solar cooker, rain barrels and raised-bed gardens. Enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks. Take home a seed pack and a strawberry plant!

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

Contact info

56 Ferrie Street West (east of Bay Street)
Hamilton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: c. 1885; renovated 2004
Architect: Douglas Denton (renovations)
Building type: Green building, Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Greenwood Cemetery and Mausoleum Doors Open Owen Sound

Greenwood Cemetery and Mausoleum

Greenwood Cemetery, bordered by stately maples and cedar hedges, is the final resting place of ship captains, politicians and prominent business people. It is the only cemetery in Canada in which three Victoria Cross recipients are buried (including Billy Bishop). The Indiana-limestone-clad mausoleum, built in 1927, features marble interiors and impressive stained-glass windows. Walking tour brochure/guided tours available.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

190 1st Street Southwest
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-3203
www.owensound.ca/en/living/cemeteries.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1927 (mausoleum)
Building type: Cemetery

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday tour at 11 a.m.; Sunday tour at 1 p.m.; special Friday night tour (June 1) at 8 p.m.

Guelph Little Theatre Doors Open Guelph

Guelph Little Theatre

In 1935, the first Little Theatre opened at Guelph City Hall. In 1993, a fire forced the theatre out of the Salvation Army Hall on Dublin Street. In 1997, it moved into a former welding shop that now features a 288-seat raked auditorium, gracious lobby, rehearsal hall, workshop and dressing rooms. Visitors will see the set for the current production.

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

Contact info

176 Morris Street
Guelph, Ontario
Telephone: 519-821-0270
www.guelphlittletheatre.com

Architecture

Year built: 1960
Building type: Theatre

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.

Guelph Orange Hall Doors Open Guelph

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Guelph Orange Hall

The Loyal Orange Association of British America has had a continuous presence in Guelph since 1837, with seven Lodges and three Ladies Orange Benevolent Associations. Prince Arthur Loyal Orange Lodge 1331 was established in Guelph in 1871, and moved into its present building in the late 1940s. Displays will demonstrate its history and community involvement.

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

Contact info

385 Waterloo Avenue
Guelph, Ontario
Telephone: 519-767-6524

Architecture

Year built: late 1940s to early 1950s
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Place of worship, Union hall

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.

Hamilton GO Centre (Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Museum - TH&B) Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton GO Centre (Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Museum - TH&B)

This GO Centre is a rare example of an art moderne public building with curved forms, polished metals and machined detailing throughout. Retired staff operate the railway museum on the centre’s mezzanine level and share first-hand experiences of Hamilton’s railway history. Interpretative panels highlight the architecture and reconstruction of this landmark downtown building.

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

Contact info

36 Hunter Street East (between James Street South and Hughson Street South)
Hamilton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1933; restoration, 1995
Architect: Fellheimer & Wagner, New York; restoration, Trevor Garwood-Jones
Architectural style: Art moderne
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association (The Heart of Ontario) Doors Open Hamilton

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Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association (The Heart of Ontario)

Visit The Heart of Ontario offices and learn how we expand and enhance tourism in the County of Brant, the City of Hamilton, the Regional Municipality of Halton, the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. See the original fixtures in this art-moderne office building.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

605 James Street North, 2nd Floor
Hamilton, Ontario
www.hamiltonhaltonbrant.com

Architecture

Year built: 1953; 1957 (6th floor)
Architect: H.E. Murton and W.G. Evans
Architectural style: Art moderne
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Port Authority Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Port Authority

Explore the Hamilton Port Authority’s wonderful art moderne-style headquarters by the bay. Learn about the Port of Hamilton – the largest port in Ontario. Enjoy the panoramic harbour view from the sixth-floor boardroom. Your visit will also include: displays, the "What is a Port?" video, and a giant colouring page.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

605 James Street North (at Burlington Street)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-525-4330
www.hamiltonport.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1953; sixth-floor addition, 1957
Architect: H.E. Murton and W.G. Evans
Architectural style: Art moderne
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Road Tree Carving Tour Doors Open London

Hamilton Road Tree Carving Tour

Join an exciting walking tour and learn the stories behind the tree carvings on Hamilton Road. Tours will begin at 9 a.m. and last 40 minutes, with new tours starting on each hour. Come and see these beautiful tree carvings, including the Trafalgar Bear, the Baptist Church Deer Family, the Crouch Library Honey Bear, the Accutax squirrel and more!

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

Contact info

Tour starts at 525 Hamilton Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-282-8348
http://hamroad.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. and 3 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. 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

Contact info

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.

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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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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.

Heritage House Museum Doors Open Smiths Falls

Heritage House Museum

Heritage House Museum is housed in this Victorian home. Period rooms depict the lifestyle of a mill owner's family living in Smiths Falls in the 1860s. Situated on a picturesque portion of the Rideau Canal, the museum features a unique mirror-image façade, a two-storey privy, exhibition galleries, spacious gardens and a picnic area. Demonstrations and special guests throughout the day.

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

Contact info

11 Old Sly's Road
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Telephone: 613-283-6311
www.facebook.com/heritagehousemuseum

Architecture

Year built: 1861
Architect: Joshua Bates
Architectural style: Georgian, Victorian
Building type: Historical house, Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Heritage Walking Tour Doors Open Whitby

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Heritage Walking Tour

Presented in collaboration with Jane’s Walk. Discover unseen aspects of our community. Join us at 10 a.m. near the Centennial Building's main entrance for a walking tour of Whitby's historical neighbourhood. (Meeting spot will be marked.) The tour encompasses part of the original plan of the subdivision owned by Asa Werden in 1854. Wear walking shoes.

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

Contact info

Meet at 416 Centre Street South
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-430-4306
https://janeswalk.org

Architecture

Architectural style: Classical revival, Queen Anne, Victorian
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Courthouse, Historical house, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 to 11 a.m.; tour starts promptly at 10 a.m.

Hillary House and Koffler Museum of Medicine Doors Open Aurora

Hillary House and Koffler Museum of Medicine

Hillary House – home of the Koffler Museum of Medicine and the Aurora Historical Society – is a treasured piece of Aurora’s history. It is recognized as one of Canada's best examples of Gothic revival architecture. The museum contains a significant collection of medical instruments, books, papers and furnishings. Hillary House was declared a National Historic Site in 1975.

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

Contact info

15372 Yonge Street
Aurora, Ontario
Telephone: 905-727-8991
http://aurorahs.com

Architecture

Year built: 1862
Architect: Henry Harris
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hillsburgh Heritage Walking Tour Doors Open Erin

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Hillsburgh Heritage Walking Tour

Join members of the local heritage community on a one-hour guided walking tour of Hillsburgh. Meet at 1 p.m. at the Elora-Cataract Trailhead (11 Station Street, Hillsburgh). See part of the Gooderham Works distillery empire, the pioneer cemetery and a wonderful variety of heritage homes. Bring your walking shoes.

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

Contact info

Meet at 11 Station Street
Erin, Ontario
Telephone: 416-460-1417

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 9, 2018
Saturday: 1 to 2 p.m.; tour starts promptly at 1 p.m.

Hillsburgh House by the Pond Doors Open Erin

Hillsburgh House by the Pond

Hillsburgh House is a charming century farmhouse in the beautiful town of Hillsburgh, featuring two guest rooms, lovely gardens and a peaceful view of the mill pond. Popular guest activities include making campfires and relaxing in the hot tub or on one of the two porches. Come and join us for lemonade, iced tea and a special treat!

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

3 Station Street
Erin, Ontario
Telephone: 519-855-9487
www.bbcanada.com/hillsburghhousebythepond

Architecture

Year built: 1894
Architect: Awrey Brothers
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 9, 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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  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

4552 Penetanguishene Road
Simcoe County, 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 Society of Canada, The - Hindu Temple Richmond Hill Doors Open Richmond Hill

Hindu Temple Society of Canada, The - Hindu Temple Richmond Hill

This Hindu temple, the largest in North America, was built and is operated under the Agama Sastra traditions. The temple was designed by Mr. V. Janakiramana Sthapathi, who hails from the same family of architects that built the famous Big Temple in Tanjavur in South India during the Chola period. Come and explore the fine artwork displayed throughout.

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

Contact info

10865 Bayview Avenue
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 905-883-9109
http://htrh.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1987-88
Architect: V. Janakiramana Sthapathi
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 12, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Historic Zion Schoolhouse Doors Open Toronto

Historic Zion Schoolhouse

This schoolhouse was built in 1869 by the farming families of the rural community known as L'Amoreaux. Several generations of children attended the school until it closed in 1955. One of hundreds of schoolhouses that used to dot the Ontario landscape, the Zion Schoolhouse serves as a rare reminder of how education was provided in rural areas in the past.

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

Contact info

1091 Finch Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-395-7435

Architecture

Year built: 1869
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 26 – Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Historical Self-Guided Walking Tour - Jean-Baptiste Lainé, Mantle Site Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Historical Self-Guided Walking Tour - Jean-Baptiste Lainé, Mantle Site

A village was founded on this site in the 16th century by the Huron-Wendat, a nation of agriculturalists and fisher-hunter-gatherers, prior to the arrival of Europeans. Enhance your self-guided tour with a stop at the touch-and-see display station where you can chat with museum staff and volunteers, and view a variety of fascinating images and objects related to the site.

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

Park at 99 Reeves Way Blvd. proceed to the beginning of the path
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario

Architecture

Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HMCS Cataraqui Doors Open Kingston

HMCS Cataraqui

HMCS Cataraqui, established in 1941, is the home of the Royal Canadian Navy in Kingston. Visitors will learn its storied history as they tour the building. They will also meet local naval reserve sailors, see small boats and other unique equipment and enjoy interactive displays.

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

Contact info

24 Navy Way
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-541-5010, ext. 5593

Architecture

Year built: 1992
Building type: Military

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HMCS Hunter, Naval Reserve Division Doors Open Windsor

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HMCS Hunter, Naval Reserve Division

Named after a ship in the War of 1812, the state-of-the-art HMCS Hunter Naval Reserve was launched in its new Windsor headquarters in May 2015. The building is situated on the Detroit River and features a unique naval design, with large, round porthole windows and a wall that tapers to form a ship’s bow.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

90 Mill Street
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-254-4373, ext. 6243
www.facebook.com/hmcsncsmhunter

Architecture

Year built: 2014
Architect: GRC Architects
Building type: Military

Dates/hours open

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

Holy Theotokos Convent - Joyous Light Candles Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Holy Theotokos Convent - Joyous Light Candles

This Greek Orthodox convent is located on eight hectares (20 acres) of rolling hills, forests and two natural ponds. The convent currently produces 100 per cent pure beeswax candles. Tour the convent, visit the candle-making factory and observe or participate in hands-on candle making. The gift shop will be open, and a bake sale featuring delicious Greek pastries is planned.

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

Contact info

4369 Faulkner Avenue
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-473-9009
www.joyouslightcandles.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hospice Wellington Doors Open Guelph

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Hospice Wellington

Founded in 1980, Hospice Wellington provides support to families facing life-threatening illnesses. Originally Kortright Presbyterian Church, the building was redesigned in 2010 by David McCauley, its original architect. It includes 10 palliative residences in the upper level and community support programs in the lower, with a living wall, solar panels and rainwater collection system to support a pollination garden.

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

Contact info

795 Scottsdale Drive
Guelph, Ontario
Telephone: 519-836-3921
www.hospicewellington.org

Architecture

Year built: 1989; renovated and reopened in 2010
Architect: David McCauley

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.

Inglis Falls Conservation Area and Water Filtration Plant Doors Open Owen Sound

Inglis Falls Conservation Area and Water Filtration Plant

One of the three waterfalls on the outskirts of Owen Sound, Inglis Falls cascades 18 metres (59 feet) over the Niagara Escarpment. See the remains of a water flume and grinding stones, once part of a grist, saw and woollen mill complex. Tour the filtration plant, built in 1910, where water was filtered and then gravity-fed to local residents.

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

Contact info

237785 Inglis Falls Road
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-3076, ext. 278

Architecture

Year built: 1862 (gristmill)
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark
Landscape: Conservation area, Trail

Dates/hours open

Sunday June 3, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Innovation Cluster, The Doors Open Peterborough

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Innovation Cluster, The

The Innovation Cluster supports determined, innovative entrepreneurs as they create and grow technology-driven companies. Focusing on four key sectors – clean-tech, ag-tech, healthcare and digital – The Innovation Cluster’s dynamic programming ensures that startups find their best path to market. The Innovation Cluster operates The Cube – Peterborough’s two full-service business incubators, located at Trent University and in downtown Peterborough.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

270 George Street North, 3rd floor
Peterborough, Ontario
www.innovationcluster.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

International Friendship Gardens Doors Open Thunder Bay

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International Friendship Gardens

Built as a Centennial Project, this park was organized by the Soroptimist Club of Fort William and Port Arthur, later called Soroptimist International of Thunder Bay. The official sod-turning for the garden took place on November 16, 1966. Over the following years, dedications for 18 different gardens with memorials have taken place – representing various ethnic organizations within the city.

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

Architecture

Year built: 1966
Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Garden, Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 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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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

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

Intrigue Media Doors Open Guelph

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Intrigue Media

The Forsyth-Hepburn Home was constructed in 1910 in Georgian revival style and was used as a nurses’ residence at Guelph General Hospital until the late 1950s. In 2013, Vesterra Property Management renovated it, retaining all original exterior wood trim, front porch with Tuscan columns and the interior staircase. Intrigue Media, a full-service digital marketing company, occupies the top two floors.

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

Contact info

55 Delhi Street
Guelph, Ontario
Telephone: 519-265-4933
https://intrigueme.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1910
Architect: Stewart McPhie
Architectural style: Edwardian
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.

Invizij Architects Doors Open Hamilton

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Invizij Architects

The stone cooperage – home to a variety of industries over 90 years – was converted in 1974 by Trevor Garwood-Jones into an architectural office. Visit the offices of Invizij Architects (founded in 2012), talk to members of the design team about what it is like to work for an architectural practice and learn about some of their exciting current projects.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

185 Young Street (at Ferguson Avenue South, 2nd floor)
Hamilton, Ontario
www.invizij.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1882; 1974 (adaptive reuse); 2012 (renovation)
Architect: Trevor Garwood-Jones (1974); Invizij Architects (2012)
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. only

Ireland House Museum Doors Open Burlington

Ireland House Museum

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-332-9888
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.

Tell us your story about this site

  • 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.

Jackson Creek Retirement Residence Doors Open Peterborough

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Jackson Creek Retirement Residence

The Jackson Creek Retirement Residence is located on the site of the William Hamilton Foundry. The Hamilton Foundry produced castings used throughout Ontario and was, at one time, one of Peterborough’s most prosperous businesses. Visit this site to view a photo exhibit about the foundry and see the transformation of the site from industrial centre to a peaceful retirement residence.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 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.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

3945 Matchette Road
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-252-7281
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.

Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage - Locke Street Office Doors Open Hamilton

Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage - Locke Street Office

Visit the Locke Street office of the Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage, originally built as the second Bank of Hamilton branch. Enter the original vestibule and tour the reception area and the bank vault(s) in this former banking hall. See the vintage clock, desks and original woodwork in one of Hamilton’s “most robbed” banks.

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

Entrance at 281 Herkimer Street
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-529-3300
www.judymarsales.com

Architecture

Year built: 1919; mid-20th-century interior renovations; addition 1991
Architect: Gordon J. Hutton with Paul Domville; Kyles, Kyles & Garrett (addition)
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kings Inn B&B, The Doors Open Quinte West

Kings Inn B&B, The

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Kingston Area Recycling Centre Doors Open Kingston

Kingston Area Recycling Centre

Since 1989, this recycling centre has been processing paper, plastic, metal and glass from homes in Kingston and the surrounding area. Recyclable materials are sorted here and then sold to companies that use them to make new products. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at this facility, which is not usually open to the public. Guided tours throughout the day.

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

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196 Lappan's Lane
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-546-4291, ext. 2703
www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/waste/karc

Architecture

Year built: 1989
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kingston City Hall Doors Open Kingston

Kingston City Hall

Kingston’s City Hall has remained a prominent landmark on the waterfront since 1844. Visit the building during Doors Open and learn the social histories of the women behind City Hall who left their marks in the fields of law, politics and science.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

216 Ontario Street
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-546-4291, ext. 1177
www.cityofkingston.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1841-44
Architect: George Browne
Architectural style: Neoclassical
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kingston Police Headquarters Doors Open Kingston

Kingston Police Headquarters

The Kingston Police have been proudly serving the community for over 175 years. This building offers complete and effective security while being open, inviting and flexible to allow for future organizational changes. It was designed to be Canada’s greenest police building, and has received LEED Gold certification.

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

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705 Division Street
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-549-4660
www.kingstonpolice.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2007
Architect: Rebanks Pepper Littlewood/Shoalts and Zaback
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kingston Theatre Organ Society Concert Centre Doors Open Kingston

Kingston Theatre Organ Society Concert Centre

Since 1981, people have come from afar to see and hear Canada's largest theatre pipe organ – a 3/28 Kimball, which is the showpiece of the Kingston Theatre Organ Society. Visitors will be treated to organ presentations and a short tour of the pipes and back-stage area. Mini concerts will take place on the hour and half hour.

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

Contact info

89 Kirkpatrick Street
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-386-7295
www.ktos.ca

Architecture

Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kingston Yacht Club Doors Open Kingston

Kingston Yacht Club

Located in the heart of Kingston's downtown, the Kingston Yacht Club (KYC) offers uninterrupted panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. Established in 1896, KYC has been a landmark on the Kingston shoreline for over a century.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

1 Maitland Street
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-548-3052
www.kingstonyachtclub.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1896; rebuilt in 1935 after fire

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto Doors Open Markham

Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto

The Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto was begun by women for women. The clubhouse was originally a country estate called Brooklands, built 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 driving 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.

Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

Located in the former McKellar Hospital, this clinic provides an innovative team approach to health care in a cost-effective manner. Six nurse practitioners work collaboratively with registered nurses, registered practical nurses, a social worker, pharmacist, dietitian and psychiatrists. Since opening in 2010, the clinic has played an important role in the advancement and recognition of nurse practitioners in the community.

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

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325 Archibald Street South, Suite 101
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Telephone: 807-475-9595
http://lnplc.com

Architecture

Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Healthcare facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 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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  • Parking

Contact info

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.

Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment - Nineteen on the Park Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment - Nineteen on the Park

Originally designed as a market and concert hall, this building has been used for many purposes over the years. During Doors Open, see films featuring strong women on our new screen and IMAX-quality speaker system. The films will run continuously between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Film titles and more information to be announced at the end of April.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Women's history

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19 Civic Avenue
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-640-2322
www.19onthepark.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1896
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 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
Brockton, Ontario

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.

Lockmaster's House - Home of Le Boat Doors Open Smiths Falls

Lockmaster's House - Home of Le Boat

Surrounded by spacious lawns, the Lockmaster’s House is set back from the lock at the Combined Lockstation on the Rideau Canal. The two-storey building has ground-floor walls of rough-faced stone with loopholes and a clapboarded second storey. The symmetrical main façade has a central door flanked by windows balanced by three second-storey windows. An enclosed porch protects the main entrance.

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  • Parking
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

Old Slys Rd
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Telephone: 1-800-734-5491
www.leboat.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1841
Architect: Bell, Richardson & Co.
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Conservation area, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. only

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

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605 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-631-1680, ext. 4132
www.railwaycitytourism.com

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

London Street Generating Station Doors Open Peterborough

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London Street Generating Station

The present London Street Generating Station consists of two plants – a 1902 plant designed by Charles H. Keefer to supply power to what is now Quaker Oats, and a second plant added in 2016. It was acquired by Peterborough Utilities in 1975. Come and see one of the facilities that provides electricity to the city. Note: Closed-toe shoes are required.

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49 London Street
Peterborough, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1902; 2016
Architect: Charles H. Keefer (designer)

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society Doors Open Erin

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LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society

The LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society is a registered charity that provides Ontario’s thoroughbred racehorses with a happy and dignified retirement when their careers at the track are over, and to educate Ontario’s horse industry and the public about the merits of this program. They currently care for over 50 retirees at their Hillsburgh farm while they await loving new homes.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

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5674 Fifth Line
Erin, Ontario
Telephone: 416-675-3993
www.longrunretirement.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Love Hotel, The Doors Open Clarington

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Love Hotel, The

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

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  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

4510 Durham Regional Highway 2
Clarington, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1856
Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Lynde House Museum Doors Open Whitby

Lynde House Museum

This house was built around 1812 for Jabez Lynde, an early Whitby pioneer. It is a rare example of the Georgian or Loyalist architectural style. It has been a museum since 1972 and was moved to its current location in 2014. Enjoy all that the museum has to offer by taking an informative tour with one of our guides.

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

Contact info

910 Brock Street South
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-430-4306
www.lyndehousemuseum.com

Architecture

Year built: 1812
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Markham Village Train Station Doors Open Markham

Markham Village Train Station

Built in 1870 during Canada’s golden age of railway development, this station was restored by the City of Markham in co-operation with the Markham Village Conservancy in 2000. Today, it serves as a community meeting space and waiting room for the GO train. The exterior has been restored to its 1910 appearance.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

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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.

Marshall Block - Tower Section Doors Open Fergus-Elora

Marshall Block - Tower Section

The Marshall Block was built in 1883 by John Black, a successful grain and cattle merchant. One year ago, this Second Empire-style building was a construction site. This year, Doors Open is your chance to see the beautiful renovations that have occurred – with amazing attention to heritage details as well as a view a photo exhibit of the transformation.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

101 St. Andrew Street West
Fergus-Elora, Ontario
www.101standrew.com

Architecture

Year built: 1883
Architect: Lloyd Grinham
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mattress Factory, The Doors Open Peterborough

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Mattress Factory, The

In 1927, the Peterborough Mattress Company moved their factory into this building. The company manufactured mattresses that were used across Peterborough and Ontario. Now, this designated building has a new life as the workshop of Rivison Renovations, a local carpentry business that specializes in renovating old homes.

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482 Mark Street
Peterborough, Ontario
www.rivisonrenovations.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1927

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 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 2 p.m.

McMaster Nuclear Reactor Doors Open Hamilton

McMaster Nuclear Reactor

Discover one of Hamilton’s most unique yet least-known industries – medical isotope research, development and production – plus more! For tours, visitors must be over 10 years of age, be comfortable in confined spaces and pre-register (government-issued identification and completion of a visitor information card is required). Note: McMaster Nuclear Reactor reserves the right of refusal.

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

1280 Main Street West (McMaster University)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-525-9140, ext. 24279
http://mnr.mcmaster.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1957-58
Architect: William R. Souter & Associates
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday only - pre-registration is required

Meadowlands Fellowship Christian Reformed Church Doors Open Hamilton

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Meadowlands Fellowship Christian Reformed Church

The Meadowlands Fellowship Church – founded in 1989 – was one of the first churches in Ontario to use geothermal heating and cooling, employing heat pumps and a horizontal loop located under its parking lot. Tour the church, see how it works and learn more about other energy- and water-saving measures.

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

Contact info

211 Stonehenge Drive (at Thoroughbred Boulevard)
Hamilton, Ontario
www.meadowlandsfellowship.com

Architecture

Year built: 2005
Architect: Reinders + Rieder Ltd.
Building type: Green building, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only

Melville United Church Doors Open Fergus-Elora

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Melville United Church

This building, constructed in 1900, is the second church established by this congregation. The first church was located across the river, near where the original manse still stands on Union Street. The Sunday School Hall, designed by the Beatty Brothers, a prominent local manufacturer, was added in 1930, and the sanctuary hosts the largest stained-glass collection in Centre Wellington.

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

Contact info

300 St. Andrew Street West
Fergus-Elora, Ontario
Telephone: 519-843-1781
www.melvilleunited.com

Architecture

Year built: 1900
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Merlin's Hollow Doors Open Aurora

Merlin's Hollow

This site – featuring four unique gardens, including a rock and water garden – has been featured on CBC and HGTV, and in programs on local television stations. Over 1,500 species of plants and flowers, and countless insects, live here. Horticulturalists and photographers alike will delight in the garden sculptures, flowers in full bloom and impressive array of vibrant colours.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

181 Centre Crescent
Aurora, Ontario

Architecture

Architect: David Tomlinson
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Military Communications and Electronics Museum Doors Open Kingston

Military Communications and Electronics Museum

The Military Communications and Electronics Museum celebrates the contributions of the members of the Communications and Electronics Branch to Canadian history. The collection emphasizes the themes of the troops, the times and technology from Confederation to the present. Come and visit the new vehicle area and the Royal Canadian Electric and Mechanical Engineers Museum exhibit.

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

Contact info

95 Craftsman Blvd.
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-541-4675
www.candemuseum.org

Architecture

Year built: 1995
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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,
Halton Region, Ontario
Telephone: 519-823-5847
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)
Halton Region, 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.

Montrose Inn Boutique Bed and Breakfast Doors Open Quinte West

Montrose Inn Boutique Bed and Breakfast

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1916
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Morland Place Doors Open Owen Sound

Morland Place

Built by the McCallum family in 1920, Morland Place was originally a small, country cottage-style home. The expansion at the rear was modelled after the 1870s regency Georgian villa style. The gardens, started in 1960, were influenced by European architectural style. Containing concrete statues and benches, the Tree Park and Perennial Garden and Maze are not to be missed.

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

Contact info

102645 Grey Road 18
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-4617

Architecture

Year built: 1920
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden, Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Museum of Health Care at Kingston Doors Open Kingston

Museum of Health Care at Kingston

The imposing, beaux-arts style Ann Baillie Building was originally a student nurses’ residence from 1904 to 1969. Now, it’s the home of the Museum of Health Care with its extensive collection of artifacts. Gallery visits, tours of the archives and children’s activities will allow you to experience the history of health care in Canada.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

32 George Street
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-548-2419
www.museumofhealthcare.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1903-04
Architect: William Newlands
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 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.

Net Zero House - The Solhaven Doors Open Fergus-Elora

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Net Zero House - The Solhaven

One of the first net zero model homes in Canada, this house is designed and constructed to produce as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis. This super-efficient model home has full off-grid capabilities, including a 10kW solar power system as well as rain-water recovery. The Solhaven is the heritage home of the future.

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

Contact info

134 1st Line
Fergus-Elora, Ontario
Telephone: 519-787-6699
www.wrighthavenhomes.com/net-zero-homes.html

Architecture

Year built: 2014
Architect: WrightHaven Homes Ltd.
Building type: Green building, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 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.

Newtonville Cenotaph Doors Open Clarington

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Newtonville Cenotaph

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

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

Contact info

4498 Durham Regional Highway 2
Clarington, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1902
Building type: Historical landmark, Military

Dates/hours open

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

Newtonville Hall Doors Open Clarington

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Newtonville Hall

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

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

Contact info

21 Church Lane
Clarington, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1854
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

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
Halton Region, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-2695
www.oakvillehistory.org

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

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

Contact info

26 Robinson Street
Halton Region, 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 - 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.

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

Contact info

110 King Street
Halton Region, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-2695
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 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
Halton Region, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-2695
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 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.

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  • 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
Halton Region, 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'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
Halton Region, Ontario
Telephone: 905-338-4400
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 - 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 nine chimes cast at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, England. The tower clock, installed in 1906, is wound by hand weekly. During Doors Open, enjoy the musicians while you visit and 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
Halton Region, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-3972
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 variety of plant species and cultivars – are grown here for the town's seasonal horticultural displays. The plants orangery and patio are home for 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

1140 Cornwall Road
Halton Region, Ontario
Telephone: 905-845-6601
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.

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Hunting and Fishing Heritage Centre Doors Open Peterborough

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Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Hunting and Fishing Heritage Centre

This centre houses a stunning collection of Canadian wildlife displays and an impressive antique lure and decoy exhibit. See Ontario’s warm water fish collection in our giant Shimano Aquarium. Through educational field trips, birthday parties and teaching youth how to fish at the pond, the centre celebrates the conservation success stories of Ontario’s anglers and hunters.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

4601 Guthrie Drive
Peterborough, Ontario
Telephone: 705-748-6324
www.hfhc.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 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.

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
Simcoe County, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

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
Simcoe County, 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.

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.

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.

Parks Canada Rideau Canal Gate Shop Doors Open Smiths Falls

Parks Canada Rideau Canal Gate Shop

Join us behind the scenes and see how lock gates are built by the talented Parks Canada craftsmen. Learn how these examples of 19th-century engineering are created to withstand the test of time. Find out how their designs are still relevant today, and learn how Parks Canada plays a leadership role in the protection of Canada's treasured places.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

49 Centre Street
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Telephone: 613-283-5170, ext. 205
www.pc.gc.ca/Rideau

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 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 and District, 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
Simcoe County, Ontario
Telephone: 705-549-2150
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.

Peterborough Lift Lock Doors Open Peterborough

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Peterborough Lift Lock

Come and see Peterborough's iconic lift lock up close! Guided tours are available throughout the day. Space is limited and the last tour occurs at 2:30 p.m. Tours include numerous stairs and relatively confined spaces. Closed-toe shoes are required. This facility is not accessible. Children over 10 years old are welcome on tours if accompanied by an adult. 

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  • Parking
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

353 Hunter Street East at Ashburnham Drive
Peterborough, Ontario
www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/trentsevern/visit/services/ecluse-ascenseur-peterborough-lift-lock

Architecture

Year built: 1904
Architect: Richard Birdsall Rogers

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2:30 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

22 Sherwood Road West
Ajax, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: Various
Architect: Various

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 Granby Legacy Waste Management Facility Doors Open Clarington

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Port Granby Legacy Waste Management Facility

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

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.

Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel and Suites Doors Open Thunder Bay

Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel and Suites

Opened in 1911 by the Canadian Northern Railway, this six-storey stately brick and stone structure with its fine finishings and modern facilities was considered the finest hotel between Toronto and Winnipeg. The Royal Canadian Legion’s poppy campaign was ratified here at a meeting in 1921. This historical event is commemorated by a plaque found in the two-storey rotunda.

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

Contact info

17 Cumberland Street North
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Telephone: 1-800-267-2675
www.princearthurwaterfront.com

Architecture

Year built: 1911
Architect: J.D. Matheson, Warren and Wetmore Architects
Architectural style: Chicago School
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 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.

Publican House Brewery Doors Open Peterborough

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Publican House Brewery

The Publican House Brewery is a family-owned craft brewery in downtown Peterborough. Their beer is small-batch brewed with natural ingredients. The adjoining Brew Pub is located in a 170-year-old building with a long history as a Peterborough pub and restaurant. Tours of their facility will be available throughout the day.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

300 Charlotte Street
Peterborough, Ontario
www.publicanhouse.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pump House - History in Motion Doors Open Kingston

Pump House - History in Motion

Historically, women have been absent from the history of Kingston's first waterworks. Tour this site to explore the changing landscape as more women enter the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Special guests W.A.F.F.L.E.S and Queen's Tech 'N' Tinker Trailer will be on site with hands-on activities focused on STEM.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

23 Ontario Street
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-544-7867
www.kingstonpumphouse.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1849
Architect: Joseph Power
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Quaker Meeting House (Doric Masonic Hall) Doors Open Ajax

Quaker Meeting House (Doric Masonic Hall)

This unique building, erected in 1867 on land donated by early Quaker settler Timothy Rogers, is the last surviving Quaker meeting house in Pickering Township. Much of the building contains historical finishes, such as the tin ceiling, windows and trim. Tour the Masonic Lodge and learn the inner workings of Freemasonry – the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world.

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

Contact info

457 Kingston Road West
Ajax, Ontario
www.doric424.com

Architecture

Year built: 1867
Architect: Unknown
Building type: Historical landmark, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Queen's Solar Education Centre Doors Open Kingston

Queen's Solar Education Centre

The Queen's Solar Education Centre is a fully autonomous home, designed to be run exclusively by solar power. The off-the-grid house uses environmentally friendly technology to manage all the electrical, water and heating needs. The house is continuously being improved by students, and is frequently used for research and education.

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

Contact info

244 Sir John A Macdonald Blvd.
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-533-6682
http://qsdt.net

Architecture

Architectural style: Ontario cottage
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Quinte Waste Solutions Doors Open Quinte West

Quinte Waste Solutions

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1990
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

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

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

Quinte West Public Library (Trenton Branch)

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 2005
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

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

Racic Family Home Doors Open Whitby

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Racic Family Home

This house was built between 1908 and 1909 for the family of Peter Mathison. Its architecture reflects the simple, balanced and classical characteristics of the Edwardian style. The current owners - the Racic family - welcome you to explore their home in this picturesque, heritage neighbourhood.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

504 Centre Street South
Whitby, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1909

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 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.

Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA) Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA)

The RFDA distributes food throughout the region, from its home at 570 Syndicate Avenue South. Currently called The Paterson Family Food Centre, the structure – built in 1962 as the A&P Food Stores – later became the Diamond Bingo Hall. In 2011, the building was extensively renovated and repurposed into a food distribution facility – with a kitchen, warehouse and office space.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

570 Syndicate Avenue South
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Telephone: 807-622-7440
www.foodbanksnorthwest.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1962

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Revue Cinema, The Doors Open Toronto

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Revue Cinema, The

The Revue Cinema is the oldest purpose-built movie theatre still regularly used for exhibiting films in Toronto. Continually showing movies since its opening in 1912, the Revue is a monument to the mass phenomenon of movie-going, which exploded throughout North America and Europe in the early years of the 20th century. The Revue’s programming covers the gamut of cinema history.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

400 Roncesvalles Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-531-9950
www.revuecinema.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1912
Architectural style: Art deco, Edwardian
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 26 – Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Richardson Masonic Lodge Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Richardson Masonic Lodge

Occupying a 1955 building, this lodge continues to play an active role in Stouffville. Take a guided tour of the building and Masonic lodge room, and learn about the sundial and the organization’s history. Light refreshments will be available. Participate in the MasoniCh.I.P. (child identification) program. Parents will receive a digital information CD compatible with the AMBER Alert system.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

279 Second Street
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario
www.richardsonlodge.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1955; founded in 1860

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Richmond Hill Artifact Collections Storage Centre Doors Open Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill Artifact Collections Storage Centre

The Richmond Hill Artifact Collections Storage Centre, located in the town's Operations Centre, houses thousands of historical artifacts in its climate-controlled facility. Much of the collection, dating back over a century, results from the generous donations of local families. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the collection and learn how artifacts are catalogued, preserved and maintained.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

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1200 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 905-780-2927

Architecture

Year built: 1990

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 12, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Richmond Hill Heritage Centre (Amos Wright House) Doors Open Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill Heritage Centre (Amos Wright House)

Amos Wright, Markham Township’s first reeve, built this house in 1840. Today, this well-preserved Ontario regency-style cottage is home to the Richmond Hill Heritage Centre and is surrounded by picturesque Amos Wright Park. On exhibit: Queen Victoria's Secrets. A special Mother's Day tea will also be held throughout the day (reservations required).

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Women's history

Contact info

19 Church Street North
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 905-780-3802
www.richmondhill.ca/heritagecentre

Architecture

Year built: 1840
Architectural style: Regency
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 12, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Richmond Hill Lawn Bowling Club Doors Open Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill Lawn Bowling Club

This club – with its lush green lawns in the heart of town – was formed in 1918 by some of the most prominent citizens of Richmond Hill. Try your hand at lawn bowling in this resort-like atmosphere. Tour the clubhouse and view artifacts related to the club’s history. Refreshments will be available.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

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43 Church Street South, behind Elgin Barrow Arena
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 416-239-3718
www.rhlawnbowling.com

Architecture

Year built: 1918

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 12, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church Doors Open Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church

This Gothic-revival church, with its unique patterned bricks, was erected in 1880. The cemetery behind contains grave markers dating from 1806 to the present, as well as a vault (the “dead house”) used to store caskets during the winter. Enjoy music played on the 100-year-old Casavant organ, as well as a pancake breakfast with eggs and sausages (nominal fee applies).

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

Contact info

10066 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 905-884-4211
http://rhpresbyterian.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1880
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 12, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; pancake breakfast served from 9 to 11 a.m.

Richmond Hill Sports Hall of Fame Doors Open Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill Sports Hall of Fame

For over a decade, Richmond Hill has been honouring athletes and others whose sport achievements have had a lasting effect on the community. To date, 30 people representing more than 25 sports have been inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame. Come and learn about the history of local sport. Family fun and activities. Free gifts while supplies last.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

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43 Church Street South (2nd floor of the Elgin Barrow Arena)
Richmond Hill, Ontario
www.richmondhill.ca/sportshall

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Museum
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 12, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ringwood Manor Doors Open Whitby

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Ringwood Manor

This house was constructed in 1876 for Barnabus Gibson, a railway contractor. Known as Ringwood, the house is architecturally significant and was designated under the Ontario Heritage Act in 1982. After several years of neglect, a flood and a fire in the early 2000s, Ringwood was restored in 2011 by Dr. Nihad Ali-Ridha. It is now used as commercial space.

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

Contact info

1601 Hopkins Street
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-430-4306

Architecture

Year built: 1876

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rising Sun Masonic Lodge Doors Open Aurora

Rising Sun Masonic Lodge

This Gothic revival-style building was the King Circuit of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The church was purchased by the Rising Sun Masons in 1885. The building features a fantastic interior, which will be prepared for Doors Open visitors as it would be for a formal Masons’ meeting.

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  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

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57 Mosley Street
Aurora, Ontario
www.yorkdistrict.ca/aurora2.htm

Architecture

Year built: 1865
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rogers K-Rock Centre Doors Open Kingston

Rogers K-Rock Centre

The Rogers K-Rock Centre is Kingston’s premier sports and entertainment venue and was designed to accommodate major concerts, family shows, ice shows and other world-class entertainment. Located on The Tragically Hip Way in downtown Kingston, the Rogers K-Rock Centre is only a short walk from some of the city’s finest hotels, restaurants and shops.

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

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1 Tragically Hip Way
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-650-5000
http://rogersk-rockcentre.com

Architecture

Year built: 2008
Architect: Brisbin Brook Beynon
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Roselawn Bowling Club Doors Open Owen Sound

Roselawn Bowling Club

Lawn bowling has been a popular summer sport in Owen Sound for more than 100 years. The club, originally called Owen Sound North (Brooke) Lawnbowling Club, purchased this property for $200 in 1948. After a fire in the 1990s destroyed the St. George’s Lawnbowling Club facility, Roselawn welcomed its members. Come and visit and try your hand at lawn bowling!

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

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1555 5th Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-8597
http://roselawnbowlingclub.com

Architecture

Year built: 1948
Architectural style: Vernacular

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: Noon to 4 p.m.

Roselawn Lawn Bowling Club Doors Open Hamilton

Roselawn Lawn Bowling Club

Set at the base of the Niagara Escarpment in Gage Park, Roselawn invites you to tour the clubhouse and view the two regulation-size greens from the balcony. See archival photographs and learn about lawn bowling. Try hand-size fitting of the bowls. Try playing a game at 1 p.m. each day (flat-soled shoes or sneakers are required on the greens).

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

Contact info

50 Lawrence Road
Hamilton, Ontario
http://roselawnlbc.com

Architecture

Year built: 1926
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Roxy Theatre Doors Open Owen Sound

Roxy Theatre

The Roxy Theatre building, which was originally the Grand Opera House, was constructed in 1912 and has long been a landmark in Owen Sound. The Owen Sound Little Theatre, a not-for-profit charitable organization, now uses the building for community theatrical productions as well as many stage performances and musical events.

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

Contact info

251 9th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-371-7456
www.roxytheatre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1912
Building type: Attraction, Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Royal Hamilton Yacht Club Clubhouse Doors Open Hamilton

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Royal Hamilton Yacht Club Clubhouse

The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club – designated “royal” by Queen Victoria in 1891 – is celebrating the 130th anniversary of its founding Annual General Meeting. Tour the clubhouse to see archival photographs, artifacts, trophies and the extensive collection of half model sailboats. Learn about racing, competitive sailing and the pioneering participation of women.

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

Contact info

555 Bay Street North (at foot of MacNab Street North), ground level
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-528-8464
www.rhyc.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1977-78; 1979-80 (redesign)
Architect: Gordon L. Sutin & Associates (1977); John J. Harkness (1979)
Building type: Commercial, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Royal Hamilton Yacht Club Grounds and Docks Doors Open Hamilton

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Royal Hamilton Yacht Club Grounds and Docks

The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club – where the unique geography of the harbour provides shelter for the beginner as well as interesting winds for the more seasoned sailor – is Hamilton’s only yacht club, providing youth and adult Learn to Sail and Able Sail programs. Tour the grounds, junior sail area and the new docks.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

555 Bay Street North (at foot of MacNab Street North)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-528-8464
www.rhyc.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1939 (inner basin); 1965 (swimming pool); 2003 and later (inner basin - Able Sail and kayaks); 2017 (floating docks)
Building type: Commercial, Transportation
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Royal Military College of Canada - Currie Building Doors Open Kingston

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Royal Military College of Canada - Currie Building

The Currie and Mackenzie buildings are two of the most recognizable buildings at the Royal Military College. The Mackenzie Building was opened in 1878 and contains the College's Memorial Staircase, while the Currie Building was opened in 1920 and houses Currie Hall, a memorial to the Canadian Corps of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

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15 Valour Drive
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-541-6000, ext. 3555
www.rmcc-cmrc.ca/en

Architecture

Year built: 1920
Architect: Richard C. Wright
Building type: Military

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Royal Military College of Canada - Mackenzie Building Doors Open Kingston

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Royal Military College of Canada - Mackenzie Building

The Currie and Mackenzie buildings are two of the most recognizable buildings at the Royal Military College. The Mackenzie Building was opened in 1878 and contains the College's Memorial Staircase, while the Currie Building was opened in 1920 and houses Currie Hall, a memorial to the Canadian Corps of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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

Contact info

17 Valour Drive
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-541-6000, ext. 3555
www.rmcc-cmrc.ca/en

Architecture

Year built: 1878
Architect: Thomas Seaton Scott
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Military

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 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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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

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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 Rd.
Brockton, Ontario

Architecture

Landscape: Conservation area, Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Seneca@York Campus - Stephen E. Quinlan Building Doors Open Toronto

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Seneca@York Campus - Stephen E. Quinlan Building

Designed by renowned architect Raymond Moriyama, this building opened in 1999 and was immediately heralded for its contemporary design features. Visitors to the Stephen E. Quinlan Building will immediately be struck by the architectural features of the building – an openness filled with natural light and wide spaces for movement and exploration.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

70 The Pond Road
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-491-5050
www.senecacollege.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1999
Architect: Moriyama and Teshima Architects
Building type: Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 26 – Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 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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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Women's history

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66 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-728-8143
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.

Smithavens Brewing Company Doors Open Peterborough

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Smithavens Brewing Company

The Smithavens Brewing Company is a family-owned and -operated craft brewery. They brew in small batches to ensure maximum freshness and the best taste. Tour the facility and learn more about the company’s specialization in traditional European beers – using premium malts, hops and yeasts. Guided tours occur on the hour, beginning at 11 a.m.

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

Contact info

687 Rye Street, Unit 6
Peterborough, Ontario
Telephone: 705-743-4747
www.smithavensbrewing.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spadina Museum Historic House and Gardens Doors Open Toronto

Spadina Museum Historic House and Gardens
This elegant house was built for Toronto financier James Austin in 1866. A recent restoration, using letters, photos and other archival documents as references, has made the Spadina residence an authentic recreation of what it looked like in the 1920s and 1930s – the only historical Toronto site representing that time period. Co-owned by the City and the Ontario Heritage Trust.

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

Contact info

285 Spadina Road
Toronto, Ontario
www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/history-art-culture/museums/spadina-museum

Architecture

Year built: 1866; 1896
Architect: Original unknown; 1896, Vaux Chadwick
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 26 – Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spire, The (Sydenham Street United Church) Doors Open Kingston

Spire, The (Sydenham Street United Church)

The Spire is a community hub in Kingston’s heritage district. Community groups find a safe, affordable and welcome site for meetings, arts group offices, choir rehearsals and group self-help. Approximately 1,000 to 1,200 people come through the building’s doors each week – to learn, create, find support, receive aid or just find a safe haven.

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

Contact info

82 Sydenham Street
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-542-9616
www.thespirekingston.org

Architecture

Year built: 1852
Architect: William Coverdale
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Doors Open Guelph

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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

The original church, built on the market grounds in 1832, was demolished to make room for Guelph’s City Hall. In 1856, the present Gothic revival church was designed by William Hay of Toronto. The timberwork ceiling and stained-glass windows memorialize church leaders. The south-side addition is built of stone salvaged from Guelph’s demolished Opera House.

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

Contact info

161 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario
Telephone: 519-822-4772
www.standrewsguelph.com

Architecture

Year built: 1857
Architect: William Hay
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

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 at around 3:30 p.m. to allow the site to close at 4 p.m.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Doors Open Thunder Bay

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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Designed by architects Stinson and Hood, this magnificent church is constructed almost entirely of white sandstone from Simpson Island. Completed in 1909, its late-Gothic revival style is revealed through its pointed arches and windows, carved Corinthian capitals, crenellated parapets, square towers and corner buttresses. Splendid memorial stained-glass windows adorn both levels of the sanctuary.

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

Contact info

207 Brodie Street South
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Telephone: 807-622-4273
http://standrewspres-tbay.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1909
Architect: Stinson and Hood
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 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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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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 Cathedral Doors Open Kingston

St. George's Cathedral

The original 1825 building was a simple, rectangular stone church with a steeple designed by Thomas Rogers. The present cathedral, with dome and transepts added to the original, was designed by Joseph Power and completed in 1892. Three of the walls of the original church still stand as part of the present cathedral’s nave.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

270 King Street East
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-548-4617
www.stgeorgescathedral.ca/index.cfm/home

Architecture

Year built: 1825-92
Architect: Thomas Rogers (1825) and Joseph Power (1892)
Architectural style: Classical revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 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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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

51 Centre Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-723-7875
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. Lawrence the Martyr Roman Catholic Church Doors Open Hamilton

St. Lawrence the Martyr Roman Catholic Church

This Romanesque-style church has beautiful stained glass and painted murals. The beautiful main altar and pulpit are carved and sculpted in renowned Italian Carrera marble. Experience the remarkable acoustics during choir singing, guitar music and organ performances on the 110-year-old Casavant pipe organ. Enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments throughout the day.

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

Contact info

475 Mary Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-529-3921
www.stlawrencehamilton.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1890; 1908: pipe organ installation; 1935: renovations; 1955-65: interior renovations
Architect: Robert Clohency
Architectural style: Romanesque revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (last tour at 1:30 p.m.); Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.; Sunday service: 10:30 a.m. mass and May Crowning, then Fellowship hour with coffee and dessert

St. Mark's Anglican Church Doors Open Kingston

St. Mark's Anglican Church

The Government of Ontario recognizes St. Mark's, founded in 1843, as a historical structure. Constructed of native limestone, the church is a fine example of Gothic revival architecture. It was built with the aid of funds subscribed by the British Admiralty and by settlers of Barriefield, many of them employees of the Royal Navy dockyard at Navy Bay.

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

Contact info

268 Main Street
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-546-3386
http://stmarksbarriefield.com

Architecture

Year built: 1843
Architect: Alfred Brunel
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Mary and St. Joseph Coptic Orthodox Church Doors Open Richmond Hill

St. Mary and St. Joseph Coptic Orthodox Church

View the unique architecture of this church and learn about its history. The Coptic Church is one of the oldest Christian congregations, established by Mark the Evangelist in AD 43. Beautiful hand-painted murals, carved wood and imported marble from Egypt grace the interior of this place of worship. Enjoy both Coptic art and music at this Doors Open event.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

11308 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 416-800-3333
www.smsj.ca

Architecture

Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 12, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Mary and St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church Doors Open Windsor

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St. Mary and St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church

Massive twin towers dominate this richly ornamented brick and stone church. Formerly known as Sacred Heart Church that served Walkerville’s Roman Catholics, it was sold to the Coptic Orthodox Community in 2002. Egyptian artisans created the intricately carved and inlaid wooden Coptic alter. Interior and exterior restoration continues.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

1125 Ottawa Street
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-990-9969
www.windsorcopts.com

Architecture

Year built: 1927
Architect: John R. Boyde
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.

St. Mary's Anglican Church Doors Open Richmond Hill

St. Mary's Anglican Church

St. Mary's Anglican Church

St. Mary’s – a scaled-down version of Toronto’s St. James Cathedral – is the oldest remaining church in the original village of Richmond Hill. St. Mary’s is now a chapel for the main church, built in the 1960s. Take a guided tour of the chapel, the indoor burial plot and the new church. During Doors Open, enjoy an archival display.

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

Contact info

10030 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 905-884-2227
www.saintmaryschurch.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1872
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 12, 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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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

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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  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Contact info

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

Contact info

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.

Stanley Park Gates and Arch Doors Open Erin

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Stanley Park Gates and Arch

From 1888 until the late 1950s, Stanley Park in Erin Village was a southern Ontario tourism mecca. Imagine direct trains from Union Station, grand parades, bicycle racing, horse racing, boating, cottages and a large dance pavilion. While the park is no longer, the arch and gates from c. 1920 remain as a cultural reminder – now protected with a heritage design.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access

Contact info

264 Main Street
Erin, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: Early 1900s
Architect: Smith Brothers Masons
Architectural style: Arts and crafts
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Station Theatre, The Doors Open Smiths Falls

Station Theatre, The

Housed in the former Canadian Pacific Railway station, The Station Theatre opened in April 2010 after more than 11 years of planning, fundraising and construction. The 140-seat facility has become a focus for the performing arts in Smiths Falls, giving locals the experience of live theatre, concerts and films. It is also a sought-after venue for meetings and receptions.

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

Contact info

53 Victoria Avenue
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Telephone: 613-283-0300
www.smithsfallstheatre.com

Architecture

Year built: 1887; conversion in 2010
Architect: Canadian Pacific Railway
Building type: Theatre, Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

STEAM Education Centre - Wellington Street Public School Doors Open St. Thomas

STEAM Education Centre - Wellington Street Public School

This Neil Darrach-designed school was built to replace the overcrowded Central School. Closed as an elementary school in 2009, the building – with its 19th-century blackboards, cloakrooms and classroom décor – reopened in 2016 as the STEAM Education Centre, where all learners and makers of southwestern Ontario are inspired to create the future through play, ingenuity and exploration using STEAM learning tools.

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

Contact info

50 Wellington Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 226-212-0048
https://www.steameducation.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1898
Architect: Neil Darrach
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Historical landmark, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

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

Stoney Creek Masonic Centre, The Doors Open Hamilton

Stoney Creek Masonic Centre, The

The Stoney Creek Masonic Centre is home to three lodges that are steeped in Hamilton history. Hosted by Beach Lodge No. 639, you will see one of Ontario's impressive lodge rooms. Ask about freemasonry, see regalia from different Masonic bodies, talk with members of Masonic youth groups and tour the building. Charity barbecue (by donation) and light refreshments available.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

19 Dawson Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
http://www.beach639.com

Architecture

Year built: 1957
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tailwinds Bed & Breakfast Doors Open Erin

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Tailwinds Bed & Breakfast

Tailwinds Bed & Breakfast strives to embody the town's mantra: "Where urban style meets country charm." Tailwinds is operated from a custom-built home nestled on vibrant wetlands. The Elora Cataract Trailway is just steps from the front door. After an adventure on the trail, rest in the sunroom or take a relaxing soak in the upstairs bathroom.

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

Contact info

17 Station Street
Erin, Ontario
Telephone: 519-855-3242
www.tailwindsbb.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

The New Petrie - Hunch Manifest Doors Open Guelph

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The New Petrie - Hunch Manifest

Designed in 1882 by John Day as a pharmacy for Alexander Bain Petrie, this building features a unique stamped metal façade and iconic mortar and pestle. The Western Hotel’s back wall and part of the former stables are preserved in Hunch Manifest, a semantic search marketing company. Combining innovation and heritage demonstrates Jane Jacobs’ words: “New ideas need old buildings.”

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

15 Wyndham Street North
Guelph, Ontario
Telephone: 226-979-1005
www.hunchmanifest.com

Architecture

Year built: 1847
Architect: William Day (bâtiment original); Allen Killen (restauration en 2016-2017)
Architectural style: Edwardian
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.

The New Petrie - Robbie Group (MSISInc) Doors Open Guelph

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The New Petrie - Robbie Group (MSISInc)

The New Petrie incorporates remnants of the Western Hotel built on the site in 1847. Partly destroyed by fire in 1854, it is one of the oldest buildings left on Wyndham Street. Its back wall and portions of the former stables are preserved in the Robbie Group offices. The company provides advice on pensions and offers fee-for-service financial planning.

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

15 Wyndham Street North
Guelph, Ontario
Telephone: 519-837-9659

Architecture

Year built: 1847
Architect: William Day (bâtiment original); Allen Killen (restauration en 2016-2017)
Architectural style: Edwardian
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.

The New Petrie - Sway Doors Open Guelph

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The New Petrie - Sway

Designed in 1882 by John Day as a pharmacy for Alexander Bain Petrie, this building features a unique stamped metal façade and iconic mortar and pestle. Since 2015, it has been restored for new businesses. Sway, founded in 2013 with a focus on visual advertising via television commercials and online video, is a leader in brand management and marketing strategy.

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

15 Wyndham Street North
Guelph, Ontario
Telephone: 519-763-8333
http://sway.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1882
Architect: John Day (bâtiment original); Allen Killen (restauration en 2016-2017)
Architectural style: Edwardian
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 at around 3:25 p.m., to allow the site to close at 4 p.m.; lines may be cut off earlier, if necessary

The New Petrie - The Modern Bride Doors Open Guelph

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The New Petrie - The Modern Bride

Mr. Petrie wanted the tallest building on Wyndham Street, so he added an empty shell that remained unused for 136 years until it was restored as an elegant showroom for The Modern Bride. Six-metre (20-foot) ceilings and large windows create a beautiful backdrop for the wedding dresses. This appointment-only bridal boutique offers a unique shopping experience for contemporary brides.

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

15 Wyndham Street North, 3rd floor
Guelph, Ontario
Telephone: 1-647-985-3335
www.tmodernbride.com

Architecture

Year built: 1882
Architect: John Day (bâtiment original); Allen Killen (restauration en 2016-2017)
Architectural style: Edwardian
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.

Thomas Boynton House Doors Open Richmond Hill

Thomas Boynton House

Thomas Boynton House, a designated historical site dating from about 1875, is a good example of a classic Ontario farmhouse. It stands in its original location in what is now Richmond Green Park, and is used as a community art exhibition space. During Doors Open Richmond Hill, the exhibition 12 ½ by Alexander Mackenzie High School students will be featured.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

1300 Elgin Mills Road East (Richmond Green Park)
Richmond Hill, Ontario
www.richmondhill.ca/boyntonhouse

Architecture

Year built: c. 1875
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 12, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thunder Bay Multicultural Association (former Court Street Fire Hall) Doors Open Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Multicultural Association (former Court Street Fire Hall)

Constructed in 1906, this building operated as a firehall for 79 years, and was the area's last horse stable station to be retired. Purchased in 1987 by the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association, the Court Street façade was renovated to recall its original design. The Cooke Street façade was restored with its original brickwork and the hose tower remains intact.

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

Contact info

17 Court Street North
Thunder Bay, Ontario
www.thunderbay.org

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Architect: Thomas Hanley (Port Arthur)
Architectural style: Italianate

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tone Studio Doors Open Owen Sound

Tone Studio

Built of native stone and dedicated to the Congregational church in 1871, this property was sold in 1902 to the Women's Christian Temperance Union for use as a meeting hall. It became a Lutheran church in 1943, and was then bought by the Christian Science Society in 1963. Today, the building is a thriving yoga, music and dance studio.

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  • Washrooms
  • Women's history

Contact info

900 1st Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-935-2610
http://toneyogastudio.com

Architecture

Year built: 1869
Building type: Commercial, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday: Noon to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Town Hall Doors Open Whitby

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Town Hall

Whitby’s Town Hall was officially opened on January 8, 1977. Architect Raymond Moriyama hoped that the building would become the “beating heart of Whitby.” During Doors Open, stop by to see rare local artifacts, and learn about the Talking Historical Plaques application. At 2 p.m., join Lynn Philip Hodgson in the Council Chambers for a special Camp X presentation.

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Contact info

575 Rossland Road East
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-430-4306
www.whitby.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1976
Architect: Raymond Moriyama

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; special presentation by Lynn Philip Hodgson in Council Chambers at 2 p.m.

Town Trolley Doors Open Peterborough

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Town Trolley

Take a ride on a historical trolley through Peterborough’s downtown! Streetcars developed by Canadian General Electric were an important part of Peterborough’s early industry. Experience Peterborough’s public transit system from the turn of the 20th century. The trolley will depart throughout the day from Confederation Square, with parking available at the City Hall lot.

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  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

Meet at Confederation Square
Peterborough, Ontario
www.towntrolley.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Trafalgar Castle and Head of Schools, The Cottage Doors Open Whitby

Trafalgar Castle and Head of Schools, The Cottage

Trafalgar Castle was originally built for Ontario County’s notorious sheriff Nelson Gilbert Reynolds by Toronto architect Joseph Sheard. Reynolds went bankrupt in 1874 and sold the building to the Methodist Church of Canada, which turned it into the Ontario Ladies’ College. Today, it operates as a private girls’ school. The principal’s residence was converted from a carriage house in 1877.

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

Contact info

401 Reynolds Street
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-430-4306
www.trafalgarcastle.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1859-62
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Historical landmark, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trails Open Doors Open Guelph

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Trails Open

Often in the news last year, the city’s upcoming trail underpass will complete a safe and scenic link above the riverbank between the TransCanada Trail, Riverside Park and the Evergreen Seniors Centre. The Guelph Hiking Trail Club will run 15- to 20-minute hikes throughout the day. Parking will be available off Riverview Drive, behind the firehall on Speedvale Avenue East.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Speedvale Trail Underpass
Guelph, Ontario
www.guelphhiking.com

Architecture

Landscape: Conservation area, Natural heritage

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.

Trenton Town Hall 1861 Doors Open Quinte West

Trenton Town Hall 1861

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

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

Contact info

55 King Street
Quinte West, Ontario
Telephone: 613-394-1333

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Trinity United Church Doors Open Smiths Falls

Trinity United Church

Built in 1885, this beautiful church seats up to 350 people and still features much of its original Gothic design – including ornate marble pillars and magnificent archways. Thanks to renovations in recent years, the 16 outstanding stained-glass windows have been lovingly restored. And, with the installation of an elevator, the church is now fully accessible.

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

Contact info

41 Market Street North (at the corner of Russell and Market streets)
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Telephone: 613-283-4444
www.trinityunitedsf.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1885
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Two Rivers Health Doors Open Guelph

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Two Rivers Health

The building at 55 Delhi Street was constructed in the Georgian revival style; it served as a nurses’ residence for Guelph General Hospital until the late 1950s. The main floor houses Two Rivers Health. The female clinician team brings this iconic building’s original vision full circle. The building retains many original elements, such as exposed brick and restored hardwood.

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

Contact info

55 Delhi Street
Guelph, Ontario
Telephone: 519-265-6963
www.tworivershealth.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1910
Architect: Stewart McPhie
Architectural style: Edwardian
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.

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.

Unionville Presbyterian Church Doors Open Markham

Unionville Presbyterian Church

Unionville's Presbyterian congregation goes back to the 1870s. As the church grew, the congregation moved into a former Congregational church on Main Street. In 1892, they moved again to a brick church across the street, where they worshipped until the 1925 formation of the United Church. In 1980, they began anew and moved into their current location in 1991.

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

Contact info

600 Village Parkway
Markham, Ontario
www.unionvillepresbyterianchurch.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1991
Architectural style: Period revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

University of Toronto - McLennan Physical Laboratories Doors Open Toronto

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University of Toronto - McLennan Physical Laboratories

For 50 years, the McLennan Physical Laboratories have been the home of cutting-edge research in physics, astrophysics and astronomy – carried out by scientists trying to understand everything from quarks to climate change to gravitational waves. It is one of the tallest public buildings on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

60 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-978-2231
www.physics.utoronto.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1967
Architect: Shore and Moffat
Architectural style: Post-modern

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 26 – Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 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
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.

Victoria Hall Doors Open Aurora

Victoria Hall

Victoria Hall, originally built for the local Disciples of Christ Congregation, became the Aurora Public School in 1922 and then, from 1945 to 1963, it served as Aurora's public library. More recently, the hall has been used as a rental space. During Doors Open, Victoria Hall will feature artists from the 2018 Aurora Artists Studio Tour.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

27 Mosley Street
Aurora, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1883
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections Doors Open Kingston

W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections

This special collections library is home to printed materials dating from the 15th century to the present. A selection of rare and fascinating artifacts will be on display during Doors Open. Guided, small-group tours of the vault will occur every hour on the hour.

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

Contact info

93 University Avenue (Queen's University, Douglas Library)
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-533-2839
http://library.queensu.ca/locations/wd-jordan-rare-books-special-collections

Architecture

Year built: 1923
Architect: Delano Dexter Calvin and Richard K. Shepard
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 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
Brockton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 2002
Landscape: Garden, Park

Dates/hours open

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

Walking Tour: Modern-day “Canary in a Coal Mine” Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

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Walking Tour: Modern-day “Canary in a Coal Mine”

Have you heard the saying “a canary in a coal mine?” Today, amphibians are early warning systems that indicate the health of our environment. Join us, in celebration of Rouge Days, and learn how frogs and toads serve as “indicator species.” Pre-registration is required (call 905-727-8954). All ages welcome. Meet at the Vandorf Park parking lot.

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  • Full wheelchair access

Contact info

Meet at 14732 Woodbine Avenue
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-727-8954
www.townofws.ca/museum

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m; walks begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and are approximately one hour

Walking Tour: Outstanding Women of Stouffville Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

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Walking Tour: Outstanding Women of Stouffville

Join award-winning historian Fred Robbins in celebration of this year’s Doors Open provincewide theme of “toward a fair and just society.” Learn more about the unique history of Whitchurch-Stouffville and the contributions made by woman. Pre-registration preferred as space is limited (call 905-727-8954). Tour begins outside Summitview Public School (approximately 1 hour). Difficulty level: Medium (some slight slopes).

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  • Guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

Meet outside Summitview Public School, 6551 Main Street
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-727-8954
www.townofws.ca/museum

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday: tour begins at 10 a.m. sharp; please arrive early

Water Filtration Building - Water Treatment Plant Doors Open Hamilton

Water Filtration Building - Water Treatment Plant

Enjoy a rare opportunity to learn about the City of Hamilton’s historical and current drinking water system – and its filtration process – through a guided tour of the Learning Centre, Filter Gallery and Control Room. See how the extensive structural rehabilitation and architectural facelift in 2010 returned this plant to its original art deco grandeur.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

900 Woodward Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2489
www.hamilton.ca/water

Architecture

Year built: 1933 (west half); 1959 (east half); rehabilitated, 2010
Architect: W.L. McFaul, city engineer and staff
Architectural style: Art deco

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wellington Advertiser Doors Open Fergus-Elora

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Wellington Advertiser

Established in 1968, the Wellington Advertiser has evolved from the front seat of founder William H. Adsett’s car to an over 929-square-metre (10,000-square-foot) facility in Fergus – complete with an in-house mailroom and a workforce of 44 employees – making it one of the largest independent newspapers in Ontario.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

905 Gartshore Street
Fergus-Elora, Ontario
Telephone: 519-843-5410
www.wellingtonadvertiser.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wellington Centre for Sustainable Agriculture Doors Open Fergus-Elora

Wellington Centre for Sustainable Agriculture

Once home to the Stewart family, this renovated historical limestone farmhouse is now used as the Wellington Centre for Sustainable Agriculture’s base for local, fresh, healthy food knowledge. The surrounding farmland includes a community garden, an organic produce garden and currently hosts the high school’s innovative Grade 11 FARM program.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

570 Belsyde Avenue East
Fergus-Elora, Ontario
www.wellingtoncsa.com

Architecture

Year built: 1890
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Green building
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wellington County Museum and Archives Doors Open Fergus-Elora

Wellington County Museum and Archives

Built in 1877, this National Historic Site remains the last poor house in Canada. A museum since 1975, it is now home to multiple galleries, several outdoor features and state-of-the-art archives – and tells the story of the history of Wellington County. The museum attic and Poor House Cemetery will be highlights this year for Doors Open Fergus-Elora.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Women's history

Contact info

0536 Wellington Road 18, RR 1
Fergus-Elora, Ontario
Telephone: 519-846-0916
www.wellington.ca/en/museum-and-archives.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1877
Architect: Victor Stewart
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wellwood Juravinski House Doors Open Hamilton

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Wellwood Juravinski House

The Wellwood Juravinski House, presented by the Hamilton Halton Home-Builders’ Association (a cancer support centre), occupies a remnant of the original Mountain (Tuberculosis) Sanatorium and subsequent Chedoke Hospital site. Tour the purpose-built house designed by McCallum Sather Architects, with clerestory windows and original art, and ponder the Inukshuk “pointing north” – a tribute to the 1,274 Inuit sanatorium patients.

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

Contact info

501 Sanatorium Road (at Chedmac Drive)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-667-8870
www.wellwood.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2009
Architect: McCallum Sather Architects

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday: 1 to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

William F. White Centre Doors Open Toronto

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William F. White Centre

Since 1963, this operation has become one of the world’s premier rental facilities, offering the widest inventory of state-of-the-art professional production equipment in Canada. In 2010, the company moved into this new home – a multimillion-dollar production complex that serves industry professionals while offering a full range of production and related support services – all under one roof.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

800 Islington Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-239-5050
www.whites.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 26 – Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 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
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.thewindsorclub.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.

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.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

378 Steeles Avenue East
Markham, 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.

Woodlands Farm Doors Open Erin

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Woodlands Farm

Woodlands Farm raises thoroughbred racehorses. This land, part of the McKinnon ancestral farm, has raised multiple Queen's Quineas winners and a Queen's Plate champion. Residing at the farm are this year's foals and their mothers, young racehorses in training, as well as older horses. The owners look forward to introducing you to these beautiful animals. They love company. Bring carrots!

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

Contact info

5842 Fourth Line
Erin, Ontario
Telephone: 519-855-4915
www.woodlandsfarm.com

Architecture

Year built: 2000

Dates/hours open

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

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (Custom House) Doors Open Hamilton

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (Custom House)

Canada’s only national workers’ history museum and art gallery, housed in Hamilton’s former Custom House, celebrates the role of the labour and social movements in advocating for a fair and just society. View the permanent exhibits on workers' history in Hamilton and Ontario. Interactive activities for children include animation of the operational knitting machine and a button-making station.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

51 Stuart Street
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-522-3003
www.wahc-museum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1858-60; restoration: 1995-96
Architect: F.J. Rastrick and F.P. Rubridge; restoration, McCallum Mokrycke Sather Architects & Taylor Hazell Architects
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to noon - neighbourhood walking tour; Sunday: 1 to 2 p.m. - guided building tour

Great Lakes Métis Council Doors Open Owen Sound

Great Lakes Métis Council

The Great Lakes Métis Council is a local chartered community council committed to fostering community development and empowerment for Métis citizens. The organization oversees services to the Métis community, including: educational services, economic development, genealogy and the Urban Multi-Purpose Aboriginal Youth Centre. Some of the programs offered include: Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Program, Employment and Training and Infinity Property Services.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

380 9th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-370-0435
www.greatlakesmetis.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.