The oldest Waterloo County buildings in existence are Doors Open favourites, participating together nearly every year. The massive granite Gaol houses Provincial Offences courtrooms. The Victorian Governor’s House (jail warden’s home) is home to the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council. The newly enhanced Gaol Gardens offer a peaceful retreat. Explore this site on a scavenger hunt … with prizes!
- Full wheelchair access
Contact info73-77 Queen Street North
ArchitectureYear built: 1852-53 (gaol); 1878 (Governor's House)
Architect: Mellish & Russell, Brantford (gaol); D.W. Gingerich, Waterloo (Governor's House)
Architectural style: Classical revival, Italianate, Victorian
Building type: Courthouse, Historical house
Dates/hours openSaturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.