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Kingston - Postponed

Event information

Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Doors Open Kingston returns! Explore, discover and encounter the hidden spaces, places and stories of Kingston.

The Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) is pleased to announce the return of Doors Open Kingston in 2020. KAM is honoured to coordinate this Ontario Heritage Trust program on behalf of the City of Kingston.

This year’s event includes local participating sites, exploring the theme of the environment, as well as a community exhibition entitled Doors of Future Past: Kingston’s Changing Environment, located in the Gather Space at the Central Branch of the Kingston Public Library.

Entry to all Doors Open Kingston locations is FREE. Please stay tuned for updates about participating sites!


Community information

At the gateway of the 1000 Islands and the UNESCO-designated Rideau Canal, Kingston is a city rich in history and culture. The city's strategic location – where the St. Lawrence and Cataraqui rivers meet Lake Ontario – have made it an important location for Canada's First Nations long before European settlers ever set foot here.

History thrives here. Kingston is often called "the limestone city" because of the many charming limestone buildings, many of which help tell the story of Canada.

Every year, we host a number of festivals and live concerts – including the Kick + Push Festival, Limestone City Blues Festival, Busker Rendezvous, Fort Fright and FebFest – and we’re constantly brainstorming to create new and engaging events that you’ll want to attend.

Kingston has plenty of museums, art galleries and historical sites to keep you busy – from small, specialized museums and art venues brimming with local and international talent to national historical treasures. Kingston is just begging to be explored.

Snap some pics of the city’s new and historical architecture, visit the Farmers’ Market (the oldest continuously run market in North America, in operation since 1801), and get some shopping done at the authentic boutiques and shops along Princess Street in the downtown core. It’s all waiting for you in Kingston.

Located in Ontario’s backyard, find out why Kingston will soon become your new favourite weekend getaway.

For more information, visit our website.

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Become a volunteer

The Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) is seeking volunteers to help coordinate activities and assist visitors at participating Doors Open Kingston sites. KAM will provide all training and necessary resources. If you are passionate about local cultural heritage, volunteering for Doors Open is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in your community.

To volunteer for Doors Open Kingston, or for more information, please contact KAM at 613-507-4014 or by email at

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Contact info

Telephone: 613-507-4014