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North House at rare Charitable Research Reserve Doors Open Waterloo Region


North House at rare Charitable Research Reserve

From its headquarters on Blair Road in Cambridge, the rare Charitable Research Reserve works to discover the most inclusive practices and answers to environmental issues, stewarding the reserve’s diverse network of natural landscapes for ecological integrity and future generations. rare offers Waterloo Region a diverse network of connected natural areas, protected intact in perpetuity. Its leadership in conservation, research, restoration and education is encompassed in North House, an aspirational 60-square-metre (650-square-foot) solar-powered home and working model of green technology. As part of Digital Doors Open, watch the video below for a behind-the-scenes experience of this fascinating structure.

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Contact info

681 Blair Road
Ayr, Ontario
Telephone: 519-650-9336, ext. 122


Year built: 2009
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 4 – Friday December 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Waterloo Region

North House at rare Charitable Research Reserve 681 Blair Road