Doors Open Ontario

Doors Open Ontario had another successful season! Nearly 500,000 people visited sites in communities across the province. Thanks to our sponsors, partners and volunteers for their support, and to all who participated. Stay tuned for information about next season …

Lincoln

Event information

Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nestled between the southern shore of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment is the beautiful and vibrant Town of Lincoln – filled with over 50 wineries, fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. Come and explore the history and heritage of this dynamic town!

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Community information

Welcome to the Town of Lincoln – serving the communities of Beamsville, Vineland, Vineland Station, Jordan, Jordan Station, Campden, Tintern and Rockway. Located in the heart of the Niagara Region, the Town of Lincoln is known for its vineyards, wineries, restaurants and farming.

This is Lincoln’s second year participating in Doors Open and we are excited to show you what we have to offer. From our rich heritage to our rich soil, Lincoln is the champion of towns. Nothing compares to enjoying a glass of award-winning wine while overlooking the incredible Niagara Escarpment, or diving into a fresh farm-to-table-prepared meal at one of our decadent restaurants. Enjoy a hot coffee or tea from one of our quaint cafés, or make a pitstop for a basket of fresh produce from one of the many roadside stands.

Feel the sand through your toes or take a refreshing stroll through Balls Falls. Come and explore the plush greenery of Charles Daley Park, perfect for basking in the sun and picnicking – or for taking in a picturesque sunset. Get lost in our town’s heritage and culture by visiting our historical museum and libraries.

Lincoln: where we eat and drink what we grow!

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Become a volunteer

We cannot be awesome without you! Looking to help out at this event? We need enthusiastic people to help us deliver an incredible Doors Open experience. From concept to delivery, we could use your help!

For more information on how to get involved, please contact us.

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Contact info

Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca
Website: https://lincoln.ca

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12 sites found

Beamsville Fire Station (Lincoln Fire Rescue & Emergency Services Station No. 1) Doors Open Lincoln

Beamsville Fire Station (Lincoln Fire Rescue & Emergency Services Station No. 1)

Situated in Beamsville, this fire station was built to serve the western parts of Lincoln; it replaced Bennett Hall (also a Doors Open location). For Doors Open, the station will welcome visitors. Come and chat with the firefighters, and see their firefighting equipment – including the 1960 pumper! Also on site will be a free barbecue and bouncy castle.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

4594 Ontario Street
Beamsville, Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca
https://lincoln.ca/emergency-services/fire

Architecture

Year built: 1970s (redeveloped in 2011)
Architect: Raimondo + Associates

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bench Brewing (formerly Maple Grove School) Doors Open Lincoln

Bench Brewing (formerly Maple Grove School)

This former school was the longest-running active school in Ontario (for 182 years). The original building, destroyed by fire, was replaced with a red brick structure in 1864. This school eventually became too small for the community’s needs and was replaced by the current building – which operated as a school until 2014 when it was repurposed as Bench Brewing.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Food vendors
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

3991 King Street
Lincoln (Vineland), Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca
http://benchbrewing.com

Architecture

Year built: 1944
Architect: F.W. Warren
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bennett Hall Doors Open Lincoln

Bennett Hall

Bennett Hall was built as a fire hall in the old village of Beamsville. James D. Bennett, a carriage and sleigh manufacturer, donated the property where it was built. The popular meeting space above the station is now home to the Beamsville Lions Club. The main level is also home to Spark Lincoln, a high-tech incubator hub servicing the community.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

4282 Mountain Street
Beamsville, Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1947

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cherry Creek Greenhouses Doors Open Lincoln

Cherry Creek Greenhouses

Cherry Creek Greenhouses is a supplier of flowers and vegetable plants. This traditional growing facility incorporates a modern planting line, as well as the latest irrigation technology – from trough watering and drip irrigation to automated basket systems, a drive-through irrigation tunnel and cascade floor operations. Come inside and see the colours and innovations of a local, successful greenhouse operation.

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Contact info

3550 Cherry Avenue
Town of Lincoln, Ontario
Telephone: 289-921-8780

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

CosMic Plants Doors Open Lincoln

CosMic Plants

CosMic Plants is a wholesale grower, owning and operating two greenhouse locations in Beamsville. It specializes in quality potted orchids for the sophisticated floral retail industry. Their customers – mainly floral wholesalers and distributors – supply florists, garden centres and higher-end chain stores. Floral designers, event planners and interior-scapers are also among their clientele. During Doors Open, come and tour this facility.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

4665 Bartlett Road
Beamsville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-562-9389
Email: info@cosmicplants.com
www.cosmicplants.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hendriks Greenhouses Doors Open Lincoln

Hendriks Greenhouses

Hendriks Greenhouses, a well-established and respected local grower, began operations in 1953. Originally a grower of fruits and vegetables, today it grows flowers for the Canadian and American markets, focusing on high-quality products – including tropical plants, ferns and succulents. With over 22,297 square metres (240,000 square feet) of production space, this modern, high-tech growing operation is worth a visit.

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Contact info

5095 North Service Road
Town of Lincoln, Ontario
Telephone: 289-213-6076
www.hendriksgreenhouses.com

Architecture

Year built: 1960s
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Ivy Masonic Lodge No. 115 Doors Open Lincoln

Ivy Masonic Lodge No. 115

In 1865, local businessman John B. Osborne signed a “forever” lease agreement with the Township of Clinton to use the second floor of the town hall. In 1871, the lease agreement was transferred to the Ivy Lodge, which to this day occupies the space. During Doors Open Lincoln, come and enjoy a unique opportunity to see inside a masonic lodge.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

4276 Mountain Street
Beamsville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-327-3040
www.ivylodge115.com

Architecture

Year built: 1851
Architect: Henry Nihell

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre (Old Clinton Town Hall) Doors Open Lincoln

Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre (Old Clinton Town Hall)

The Old Clinton Town Hall has enjoyed many uses over the years. Initially a town hall and community centre, it has also housed the Sons of Temperance Movement and the Freemasons. The main level, still run by the municipality, houses the Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre. For Doors Open, the museum and Freemasons’ lodge will be open to the public.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

4996 Beam Street
Beamsville, Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca
https://lincoln.ca/heritage-culture/lincoln-museum-cultural-centre

Architecture

Year built: 1851
Architect: Henry Mihell
Building type: Library, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lincoln Public Library (Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch) Doors Open Lincoln

Lincoln Public Library (Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch)

Lincoln Public Library's Vineland location is named for 19th-century businessman and philanthropist Moses F. Rittenhouse. Born in Vineland Station in 1846, Rittenhouse established the first library in Vineland in 1886. The Rittenhouse Branch was built in 1996. Step inside the building to discover the library's local history collection, including a desk from 1897 that was owned by Rittenhouse himself.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

4080 John Charles Blvd.
Town of Lincoln, Ontario
Telephone: 905-562-5711
https://lincoln.library.on.ca/brief_history

Architecture

Year built: 1996
Architect: Chamberlain Architect Services
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

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

St. John's Anglican Church Doors Open Lincoln

St. John's Anglican Church

Built of local stone, this church held its first service in 1842. The theme of the magnificent window above the altar – "the sower went forth to sow" – is fitting for a farming community. Over the years, the property has been extended. The adjoining cemetery holds the remains of notable early settlers, including members of Butler's Rangers.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

2878 St. John's Drive
Jordan, Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca
https://niagaraanglican.ca/parish/st-johns-jordan

Architecture

Year built: 1841-42
Architect: Andrew Dalrymple and Newton Perry
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vineland Cemetery Doors Open Lincoln

Vineland Cemetery

Established in the 1790s, Vineland Mennonite Cemetery is the resting place for Lincoln’s early settlers, containing many interesting stories of life – and death – in early Upper Canada. Numerous gravestones date back to the early to mid-1800s, many of which tell a story through the symbols and epitaphs carved on them. Take a trip back in time by touring this cemetery.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

4025 Martin Road, Vineland
Vineland, Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca
https://lincoln.ca/cemeteries

Architecture

Year built: 1790s
Building type: Cemetery, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vineland Estates Winery Doors Open Lincoln

Vineland Estates Winery

The Vineland Estates Winery, located on the bench of the Niagara Escarpment, is situated in carefully restored historical buildings. The landmark stone tower stands over a former Mennonite farmhouse that dates from the 1840s. Included on the grounds is the old Carriage House and century wood barn. Come for the history but stay for a drink and a bite!

Tell us your story about this site

  • Washrooms

Contact info

3620 Moyer Road
Town of Lincoln, Ontario
Telephone: 905-562-7088, ext. 26
https://vineland.com

Architecture

Year built: 1840s
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink, Historical house

Dates/hours open

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