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Whitchurch-Stouffville

Event information

Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville is excited to return to the Doors Open Ontario program for its 16th year!

Come and explore the unique features of Whitchurch-Stouffville through an environmentally conscious lens. Sites will include guided tours, national parks, conservation areas, sustainable buildings, cultural facilities and more!

Activate your adventurous side at participating sites for eco-friendly giveaways, and don't forget to capture your moments with #DOWS2020.

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Community information

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville is located in east central York Region, 24 kilometers (14 miles) north of Metropolitan Toronto. Whitchurch-Stouffville is approximately 206 square kilometers (80 square miles), and is home to 53,777 residents. Our slogan – “Country Close to the City” – focuses on preserving the character of our community through carefully planned development. The town’s approach to balanced growth has maintained a personal touch and small-town atmosphere, but has also had an impact on the vitality of the local economy. We are proud of the depth of history and culture within our community.

To learn more about the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, visit www.townofws.ca.

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Become a volunteer

Look no further for a chance to be involved with your community!

If you're interested in spending your day volunteering for Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville, contact the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre by phone at 905-727-8954 or by email at wsmuseum@townofws.ca.

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Contact info

Telephone: 905-727-8954 or 1-888-290-0337
Email: wsmuseum@townofws.ca
Website: www.townofws.ca/museum

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Downtown Historical Walking Tour Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

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Downtown Historical Walking Tour

Come and learn about the urban forest within Whitchurch-Stouffville – including work that has been done and what still needs to be done to make the town’s urban canopy resilient to climate change, disease and pest infestation. The tour will also explain some of the positive things that have occurred in the Greater Toronto Area since Hurricane Hazel in 1954.

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Contact info

Main Street and Civic Avenue
Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-727-8954
Email: wsmuseum@townofws.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 6, 2020
Saturday: 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. (meet at the clock tower on Main Street in Stouffville at 10 a.m. sharp)

Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site

Come and join a self-guided tour through the beautiful trails of the site that once housed a 16th-century Huron-Wendat village. Enhance your visit with a stop at the touch-and-see display station, where you can chat with museum staff and volunteers. And learn more about the site through the popular new exhibit at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre: Archaeology Alive!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

Park at 99 Reeves Way Blvd.; proceed to the beginning of the path
Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-727-8954
Email: wsmuseum@townofws.ca
www.townofws.ca/en/explore/archaeology-alive.aspx

Architecture

Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 6, 2020
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

This multi-faceted cultural facility has changed roles several times throughout the course of its life. Visit during Doors Open to learn more through behind-the-scenes historical tours. Also enjoy FREE access to a public talk by the Stouffville Horticultural Society at 11 a.m., a public talk by Toronto Zoo at 12:30 p.m. and an environment-themed movie screening at 2 p.m.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

19 Civic Avenue
Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-640-2322
Email: emma.vouk@townofws.ca
www.19onthepark.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1896
Architect: Taylor Hazell Architects Ltd.
Building type: Attraction, Theatre
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 6, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ocean Nursery Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

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Ocean Nursery

Ocean Nursery bursts with varieties of annuals, perennials, shrubs, fruit trees and more! Visitors can join a guided tour and attend public talks on topics such as how to care for plants, how to plant trees effectively, or how to choose a landscaper. During Doors Open, visitors may also enjoy 50 per cent off all plants, plus a free gift!

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

Contact info

16110 Woodbine Avenue
Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 647-812-1188
www.oceannursery.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 6, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA)
For over a century, the OSPCA has provided leadership relating to the promotion of animal welfare. During Doors Open, join a behind-the-scenes tour, make an animal craft, and meet some of the adorable animals available for adoption. Visitors may also choose to make a donation to support local homeless animals or visit the shop to support the centre.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

16586 Woodbine Avenue
Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-898-7122
Email: webmaster@ospca.on.ca
https://ontariospca.ca

Architecture

Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 6, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Richmond Hill Live Steamers Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Richmond Hill Live Steamers

Adults and children alike come to Richmond Hill Live Steamers to ride on one of their miniature railways – with three sizes to choose from! This outdoor model railway – run by hobbyists and engineers – features several gauges of trains running on steam, gasoline and electric power, based on real engines dating back to the 1820s. Road parking only.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

15922 McCowan Road
Stouffville, Ontario
http://richmond-hill-live-steamers.tripod.com

Architecture

Year built: 1977
Building type: Attraction, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 6, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rouge National Urban Park Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

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Rouge National Urban Park

During Doors Open, you can learn about the unique features of this park's trail systems. Literature about the park will be available, as well as interactive activities such as matching games to learn about agricultural heritage. Visitors can also take a mini-tour from Reeves Way Parkette, which will focus on agricultural heritage.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Environment

Contact info

6994 19th Avenue
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 416-264-2020
www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/rouge

Architecture

Landscape: Park, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 6, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Shadow Lake Centre Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Shadow Lake Centre

With over 120 hectares (300 acres), this property includes a beautiful lake, natural forest, walking trails and buildings over 100 years old. During Doors Open, visitors will enjoy walking tours, slideshows and displays depicting the site’s history. Bring your children to enjoy field games and campfire activities. Weather permitting, visitors will also get a chance to take a boat ride!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

15041 9th Line
Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-640-6432
www.shadowlakecentre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1920
Architect: Frederick W. Betz
Building type: Attraction, Educational facility
Landscape: Landscape, Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 6, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

Treetop Trekking Stouffville Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Treetop Trekking Stouffville

Visitors to Treetop Trekking will be taken on a walking tour of the three adventure park areas and will receive some insight into the operation of the park. Please note that visitors will not be climbing into any of the aerial park features. This is a walking tour along the ground only.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

3291 Stouffville Road (at Bruce's Mill)
Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 844-369-0009
Email: stouffville@treetoptrekking.com
https://treetoptrekking.com/park/stouffville

Architecture

Year built: 2014
Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 6, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre

Located in the hamlet of Vandorf, the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre preserves the town's rich heritage. During Doors Open, become an archaeologist at our dig activity. Afterwards, take a guided tour of the feature exhibition: Archaeology Alive! to learn about an ancestral Huron-Wendat village from the late 16th century and how their natural environment differs or relates to ours.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

14732 Woodbine Avenue
Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 888-290-0337
Email: wsmuseum@townofws.ca
www.townofws.ca/museum

Architecture

Year built: 1830-2012
Building type: Attraction, Educational facility, Historical landmark, Historical house, Museum, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 6, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (museum and community centre); Noon to 4 p.m. (heritage buildings)