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LIMITED TIME OFFER! Join us on September 18-19 for online activities as part of Digital Doors Open London!

Doors Open London is the City of London's largest collective celebration of history, heritage and culture. In its 20th year, Doors Open London is one of the longest-running community celebrations in Ontario.

Due to the unpredictability of COVID-19 in 2021, Doors Open London is preparing for digital-only programming. This includes live and pre-recorded digital content - including site tours, workshops, performances or other forms of virtual programming.

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Contact info

Telephone: 519-930-2140
Email: dghosh@London.ca
Website: www.londonheritage.ca

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1st Hussars Museum Doors Open London

1st Hussars Museum

The 1st Hussars Museum is located in one of the last remaining original buildings at the Forks of the Thames. The museum illustrates the history of the 1st Hussars militia regiment and those who served during the South African War, the Great War, the Second World War and peacekeeping missions. Over the Doors Open London weekend, to celebrate 20 years of Doors Open London, the museum will digitally tell the story of its involvement with Doors Open as well as the history of the Holly Roller at Victoria Park. In addition, the museum’s website offers several resources for you to explore – including audio clips and photos. Or check their YouTube channel for more information, including the virtual tour of the museum shown below.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Video
  • Collections and resources
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

1 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-455-4533
Email: tea.granny@sympatico.ca
www.first-hussars.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1880-81
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

427 Wing and Spirit of Flight Aviation Museum Doors Open London

427 Wing and Spirit of Flight Aviation Museum

The 427 Wing Building is a heritage Royal Canadian Air Force Officers Canteen, built in 1941. It is possibly one of the few remaining examples in continuous use. During the Doors Open London weekend, learn about this museum through a virtual tour of the space. Videos will also highlight the historical Second World War context of the importance of the Station Crumlin Flight Training School (1941-45), the present site of London International Airport. Station Crumlin was a local air force training base, one of hundreds across Canada, part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan that trained Canadian and other Commonwealth airmen and women to be pilots and ground crew for missions overseas. As part of Digital Doors Open, be sure to check out their YouTube videos to learn more about the site and its formidable history.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Video
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

2155 Crumlin Side Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-455-0430
Email: linda.brimson@yahoo.com
www.427wing.com

Architecture

Year built: 1939-40
Building type: Green building, Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada Doors Open London

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada

Recognized as “the site of the defining moment in the discovery of insulin” by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, Banting House – former home of Sir Frederick Banting – became a national historic site in 1997. During the Digital Doors Open London weekend, visitors will be able to participate in an augmented reality experience outdoors in Sir Frederick Banting Square. Exhibits include Banting as an Artist, the Flame of Hope, Major Sir Frederick Banting and the Second World War, and The Birth of an Idea. Once each hour during the Digital Doors Open London weekend, using Facebook Live, Banting House will host a brief virtual tour of specific exhibits and a question-and-answer session. More Digital Doors Open content includes intriguing online exhibits, fun and interactive online puzzles (share your record time on social media and challenge your friends), and the popular Heritage Minute video (see below).

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Video
  • Activities and games
  • Collections and resources
  • National Historic Site (Canada)

Contact info

442 Adelaide Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-673-1752
Email: banting@diabetes.ca
https://bantinghousenhsc.wordpress.com

Architecture

Year built: 1900
Architectural style: Queen Anne
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Brain and Mind Institute Doors Open London

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Brain and Mind Institute

The Brain and Mind Institute is recognized as one of the world’s leading research institutes in cognitive neuroscience. Researchers here aim to understand how the brain allows us to make sense of what we see and hear, remember the past and plan for the future, communicate our thoughts to others, choose goals, plan actions and carry those actions out. Powerful imaging tools allow researchers to observe the human brain at work. For the Doors Open London weekend, they will offer a live virtual demo on September 18 at 1 p.m. through Zoom (Meeting ID: 940 0592 8570 Passcode: 865086), as well as a virtual tour of the research facilities. Come learn about the exciting discoveries that are being made about the brain! And, for Digital Doors Open, be sure to check out their YouTube playlist to learn more about the institute and their mind-boggling research.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Video
  • Collections and resources

Contact info

1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
Email: laura.gonzalez@uwo.ca
www.uwo.ca/bmi

Architecture

Year built: 2018
Architect: Cannon Design
Architectural style: Art moderne
Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Brick Street Cemetery Doors Open London

Brick Street Cemetery

This pioneer cemetery, dating from 1813, has undergone significant restoration since it first participated in Doors Open 13 years ago. During the Doors Open London weekend, learn about one of London’s oldest pioneer cemeteries and its unique history within a national and local context through a video presentation. You will meet some of the volunteers who work to preserve its stones and research its dead, and examine restoration techniques as well as ground-penetrating radar. In addition, there will be a series of short theatrical presentations by local actors portraying events in the lives of some of the interesting people buried at Brick Street Cemetery. As part of Digital Doors Open, find out if you have any ancestors buried here through the Find a Grave web resource. Or explore the site through the lens of Canada’s Historic Places registry and learn about its heritage significance.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Video
  • Collections and resources
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

370 Commissioners Road West
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-657-1964
Email: bsc1813@yahoo.com

Architecture

Year built: c. 1813
Building type: Cemetery
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Canada Life Doors Open London

Canada Life

Canada Life (formerly known as London Life) has a long history and deep roots in the London community. As the presenting sponsor of Doors Open London since 2001, they are honoured to celebrate 20 years of history, culture and heritage in the Forest City. For the Doors Open London weekend, join the activities and take a virtual tour of their London head office, showcasing a few special places and objects along the way.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Video
  • Collections and resources

Contact info

255 Dufferin Avenue
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-435-4991, ext. 4991
www.canadalife.com

Architecture

Year built: 1926
Architect: John M. Moore and Company
Architectural style: Neoclassical
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Doors Open London

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

This one-of-a-kind museum is now housed in what was the original factory for Kellogg's Canada, a long-time London landmark that has been transformed into a 92,900-square-metre (1 million-square-foot) leading tourist destination. During the Doors Open London weekend, explore fascinating stories on their new website that feature ground-breaking medical research. Watch a video or read about over 130 remarkable Canadians and their contributions to medicine and health care in Canada and around the world. Enjoy watching their recording of the 2020 Induction Ceremony. And, as part of Digital Doors Open, learn more about their Laureates through online puzzles and games. Search their database and meet the Laureates. And subscribe to their informative and fascinating podcast (Season 2 now available).

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Video
  • Activities and games
  • Collections and resources

Contact info

100 Kellogg Lane
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-488-2003
Email: cmhf@cdnmedhall.org
www.cdnmedhall.org

Architecture

Year built: 1913; 1986
Architect: Albert Khan
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

CNIB Community Hub Doors Open London

CNIB Community Hub

The London CNIB Community Hub is a space that provides a heartbeat for the community, transforming the community into a beacon of accessibility and inclusion. Londoners who are blind or partially sighted connect with each other to learn and share information while they live, play, work, learn and use tech. With many innovative programs, resources and stories, the London Hub invites you to experience all that they offer. During Digital Doors Open, decode this braille message. Explore products that are helping people impacted by sight loss to read books, travel independently, participate in sports and more. Learn more about guide dogs and how they assist people with sight loss to live independently. Take an online tour of the site (see below) to hear program leads talk about how the CNIB assists with building confidence, expanding skills and providing opportunities to fully participate in life. And watch this pre-recorded question-and-answer session.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Activities and games
  • Collections and resources

Contact info

171 Queens Avenue, Suite 101 (enter off Richmond Street)
London , Ontario
Telephone: 519-685-8420, ext. 5150
Email: LondonCommunityHub@cnib.ca
www.cnib.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Eldon House Doors Open London

Eldon House

Virtually unchanged since the 19th century, Eldon House is London’s oldest residence. It contains family heirlooms, furnishings and priceless treasures from the Harris Family. Eldon House is a historical site in downtown London that has been preserved and maintained since 1960, when it was donated to the City of London. It was home to four generations of the Harris family; it is an excellent example of Georgian and regency architectural styles and its gardens are considered among the most beautiful in the city. For more information, visit their website or call 519-661-5169. As part of Digital Doors Open, explore the site’s timeline to learn more about the history of the place. Discover their interactive maps to gain insight about the house and gardens, and spend some time meeting the family. And check out the videos on their social media channels.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour

Contact info

481 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-5169
Email: info@eldonhouse.ca
www.eldonhouse.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1834
Architectural style: Georgian, Regency
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Elsie Perrin Williams Estate Doors Open London

Elsie Perrin Williams Estate

This beautiful manor house and property was bequeathed to the City of London in 1936 by Elsie Perrin Williams, the heiress to a biscuit manufacturer. The property includes lands along the river and land once used as a private golf course. This Spanish colonial house features stuccoed walls, a red-tiled roof, wrought-iron balconies, beamed ceilings, glazed tile fireplaces and a great hall that was added in the 1920s. The building is managed today by the Heritage London Foundation. This Doors Open London, experience this property through a video production featuring drone footage of the extensive property surrounding the manor, followed by a historical tour of the inside of the house where you will hear the story of its original owners. The house was one of the first sites to ever participate in Doors Open London, and you can learn more about the 20-year history of the event through the video below.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Video

Contact info

101 Windermere Road West
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-432-6620
Email: bookings@heritagelondonfoundation.ca
https://heritagelondonfoundation.ca/elsie-perrin-williams-estate

Architecture

Year built: 1916-1917
Architect: John Moore
Architectural style: Arts and crafts
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Fanshawe Pioneer Village Doors Open London

Fanshawe Pioneer Village

This museum is an early example of the museum type known as a “pioneer village,” initially developed in mid-20th century Ontario by conservation authorities. During the Doors Open London weekend, enjoy virtual tours of areas that are otherwise out-of-bounds for visitors. Not all things are as they appear. Learn about some of their most frequently-asked-about artifacts. Gather for tales from the staff about their experiences working at the village. For Digital Doors Open, explore their Online Collections Database, wander the Virtual Village (complete with audio tours) and discover their online exhibit Tools of the Trade and their Museum at Home videos (including the one shown below) where you can learn how to live (and cook!) like a pioneer. You can always see and learn more through their extensive YouTube video playlists.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Activities and games
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

2609 Fanshawe Park Road East (enter at 1424 Clarke Road)
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-457-1296
Email: info@fanshawepioneervillage
www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1959
Architect: Wilfrid Jury
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Grosvenor Lodge Doors Open London

Grosvenor Lodge

Welcome to Grosvenor Lodge – home to the Architectural Conservancy Ontario – London Region! This house, built in 1853 for Samuel and Ann Peters, was constructed in the Tudor Gothic style, with such noteworthy architectural elements as beautiful locally crafted stained-glass windows, wide-planked floors, the stonework of the gables and windows, and the Gothic revival fireplace in the dining room. In honour of Doors Open London's 20th anniversary, ACO London Region offers you a virtual behind-the-scenes look at 20 examples of striking heritage architecture in the London area. You'll hear short stories about each building's construction or occupants, see interesting exteriors and/or interiors, and learn why these buildings made the "top 20" list. Now a popular wedding venue, Grosvenor Lodge is owned and operated by the Heritage London Foundation.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Video
  • Collections and resources

Contact info

1017 Western Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-857-3305
Email: info@acolondon.ca
www.acolondon.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1853
Architect: Samuel and Ann Peters
Architectural style: Gothic revival

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Hamilton Road Tree Trunk Tour Doors Open London

Hamilton Road Tree Trunk Tour

To help celebrate 20 years of Doors Open London, experience the virtual version of Hamilton Road’s Tree Trunk Tour! Alternatively, you can drive the entire 5.6 kilometres (3.5 miles) or do the smaller walking version (1 kilometre/0.6 miles) as both are safe and COVID friendly. You will be introduced to each of the 26 sculptures and benches with video introductions and links to each as you see and hear the stories showcasing what they mean, what kind of trees were used, and which sculptors created each one. In between, you will learn about the rich history of Hamilton Road and the historical buildings that are an integral part of their tours. In addition, as part of Digital Doors Open, visit their website to download a colouring book and tour map, take a virtual tour or watch a video. Experience London’s best-kept secret. The Hamilton Road Tree Trunk Tour is something that you’ll never forget!

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Video
  • Activities and games
  • Collections and resources
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

Tour starts at 525 Hamilton Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-282-8348
Email: dave@hamroad.com
http://hamroad.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Hear, Here London Doors Open London

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Hear, Here London

The goal of Hear, Here London is to share the diverse stories and voices of London neighbourhoods – SoHo, Great Talbot and Richmond Village. Hear, Here collects stories from historically underrepresented people to help make sense of London’s complicated and nuanced past. One of the many stories that you will hear is that of Margaret Henderson. Included in the Fugitive Slave Voices tour, Henderson’s struggle – fleeing slavery in the United States prior to the American Civil War and her ultimate resettling in London – is both powerful and fascinating. For the Doors Open London weekend, visitors can either listen online or take self-guided walking tours to hear the stories on their cell phones by using the free Driftscape app. As part of Digital Doors Open, explore the many stories available on the Hear, Here website.

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Contact info

Start at 198 Clarence Street (Margaret Henderson's house)
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-2111, ext. 84973
Email: mhamilt3@uwo.ca
www.hearherelondon.org

Architecture

Year built: Various
Architect: Various
Architectural style: Vernacular

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory Doors Open London

Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory

The Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory at Western University hosts public astronomy events and outreach activities. During the Doors Open London weekend, you can experience the site virtually. They will be giving tours of the beautifully restored observatory – showcasing some of their amazing historical artifacts and spaces – and offering cool, live science demonstrations. If the skies are clear, they will also show off objects in the night sky through telescopes. As part of Digital Doors Open, take a tour of the site through the video below – offered to the Antique Telescope Society in 2020 – and learn more about this fascinating place.

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

Contact info

Lambton Drive, across from Alumni Hall (Western University)
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-2111, ext. 80978
Email: cronyn@uwo.ca
www.cronyn.uwo.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1940
Architect: O. Roy Moore
Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Hutton House Doors Open London

Hutton House

Hutton House provides services for youth and adults with disabilities – offering creative arts classes, fitness classes and other recreational opportunities. As part of Digital Doors Open, there are several activities to enjoy. Watch some of their videos, which include a building tour, pottery demonstrations, craft workshops and the history of Hutton House. Or explore their virtual arts programs, their at-home fitness programs, or browse back issues of their newsletter. As they join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of Doors Open London, learn more about what Hutton House does and how they contribute to the community!

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Video
  • Collections and resources

Contact info

654 Wonderland Road North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-472-6381
Email: hhservices@huttonhouse.com
www.huttonhouse.com

Architecture

Year built: 1986
Building type: Commercial, Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Innovation Works Doors Open London

Innovation Works

The 20th anniversary of Doors Open London in 2021 coincides with the 20th anniversary of Pillar Nonprofit Network and the 5th anniversary of Pillar's move to Innovation Works! To celebrate these milestones, as part of Digital Doors Open, visitors will be able to choose from a suite of digital offerings that connect the building's heritage to its present use and to these commemorations – including a gallery of historical photos, a video of the site renovation, and a video tour of the facility, led by volunteers and co-tenants, which connects specific sites in the building to their historical context and their present-day use. Also as part of Digital Doors Open, join one of their online events or follow them on their blog.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Video
  • Collections and resources

Contact info

201 King Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-433-7876, ext. 235
Email: pseale@pillarnonprofit.ca
www.innovationworkslondon.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Jet Aircraft Museum Doors Open London

Jet Aircraft Museum

Come and virtually visit this one-of-a-kind museum. The Jet Aircraft Museum combines the creation and operation of a museum, housing aircraft, historical artifacts, records and memorabilia, while also participating in major aviation events across Canada. Over the Doors Open London weekend, along with their online tour, participants will also be able to enjoy talks by a variety of guest speakers. Each speaker will be scheduled at specific times and days over the weekend. Topics will include the education program, working on maintenance projects, learning how to become part of our ground crew, the Red Knight, the Voodoo, flying T33s as part of the RCAF, flying a simulator and more. A special guest host may be included in these special spotlight talks. Also, as part of Digital Doors Open, be sure to check out their Matterport tour to explore the facility, or watch the video below. In addition, learn more about their unique collection of aircraft – including several restoration projects.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Video
  • Collections and resources
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

2465 Aviation Lane
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-453-7000
Email: info@jetaircraftmuseum.ca
www.jetaircraftmuseum.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

London City Hall Doors Open London

London City Hall

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the official opening of London’s City Hall. A prominent landmark in London’s downtown core for five decades, City Hall is the symbolic centre of the community’s civic government and administration. On the Doors Open London weekend, join them and learn more about the City Hall's fascinating history, beautiful architecture and intriguing people, events and stories associated with this prominent building through a virtual guided tour.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

300 Dufferin Avenue
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-854-1327
Email: rarmiste@london.ca
www.london.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1971
Architect: Philip Carter Johnson
Architectural style: Modernism

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

London Muslim Mosque Doors Open London

London Muslim Mosque

The London Muslim Mosque is the oldest mosque in Ontario, and the oldest operating mosque in Canada. The first mosque in Canada, Al-Rashid Mosque in Edmonton, has been designated a heritage site, thereby leaving the London Muslim Mosque as the oldest functioning mosque in Canada. During the Doors Open London weekend, learn more about this mosque and the Islamic culture through virtual lectures and storytelling, as well as a digital tour of the mosque.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Video
  • Activities and games

Contact info

151 Oxford Street West
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-439-9451
Email: secretary@londonmosque.ca
www.londonmosque.ca

Architecture

Year built: Original building, 1966; expansion, 2010
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

LondonFuse Doors Open London

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LondonFuse

Building off of the popular London Neighbourhood Histories article series, LondonFuse has adapted the stories of five Forest City neighbourhoods (Old East Village, Woodfield, Hamilton Road, Old North and Midtown) into a digital audiovisual experience for Londoners to enjoy during Doors Open London. My Sister's Place, located in midtown, is one such point of interest that is covered in this tour. Participants can enjoy these tours from home – listening and learning about some of the rich, layered heritage of many of London’s neighbourhoods, the diverse individuals who have lived within them, and the events that have impacted their development. Or, to bring it to life, Londoners can download the audio and listen as they walk through the neighbourhoods for some socially distanced heritage fun!

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

Start at 566 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-860-8624
Email: info@londonfuse.ca
https://londonfuse.ca

Architecture

Year built: Various
Architect: Various

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Miles of Life: Five short films of Lives Lived in London Doors Open London

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Miles of Life: Five short films of Lives Lived in London

As part of Digital Doors Open, the AlvegoRoot Theatre ensemble presents five short films about people and places important to the cultural memory, life and history of London spanning over 100 years, written and directed by Adam Corrigan Holowitz. Travel back in time from your screen! Meet Josiah Blackburn at the Marienbad Restaurant and hear the story of how the London Free Press began. Then, in the Peel House at Fanshawe Pioneer Village, sculptor Mildred Peel tells about her art career as she navigates sexism and the shadow of her younger, more-famous brother. Poet Arthur Stringer, from the porch of his childhood home, recounts his lifelong infatuation with the ideal of romance. At the former Western Counties Health and Occupational Centre, you will hear the story of the veterans who lived there as they recovered from the Second World War. The journey concludes at the Hyland Cinema, meeting a woman who shares how the movies played an important role in her teenage years.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Video

Contact info

Start at 122 Carling Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-615-2210
Email: adamcorriganholowitz@gmail.com
https://www.alvegoroottheatre.com

Architecture

Year built: Various
Architect: Various

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Museum London Doors Open London

Museum London

Museum London is 80! Southwestern Ontario's leading establishment for the collection and presentation of visual art and material culture, Museum London promotes the knowledge and enjoyment of regional art, culture and history through public and educational programming, special events and exhibitions. Join them in celebrating 20 years of Doors Open, 40 years in their landmark Raymond Moriyama building, and 80 years of art and history collecting. And, during the Digital Doors Open weekend, get a behind-the-scenes look at their collections, view virtual tours of their art and history exhibitions with knowledgeable curators, or get busy exploring art and architecture in an internet tutorial. In addition, Digital Doors Open lets you explore Museum London’s online exhibits, informative talks, interactive learning resources, art tutorials, puzzles and more – all through their #MuseumLDN @ Home program.

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

Contact info

421 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-0333
Email: info@museumlondon.ca
www.museumlondon.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1980
Architect: Raymond Moriyama
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Museum of Ontario Archaeology Doors Open London

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

There is more than meets the eye at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. During the Digital Doors Open London weekend, step behind the scenes for a 360-degree tour of the specialized archaeological collections storage and research wing. Learn about the methods used to record and share some of the lesser-known stories about the past and get an exclusive peek at some of the research being conducted in the facility with equipment such as a digital microscope, microCT and 3D scanners. Learn more about how museum staff and researchers bring these fragmented and forgotten pieces of the province's history to light. Also, as part of Digital Doors Open, there are a variety of fascinating online exhibits through Google Arts and Culture, online collections to explore, and extensive e-learning resources that complement the Ontario curriculum for elementary and secondary grades.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Video
  • Activities and games
  • Collections and resources
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

1600 Attawandaron Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-473-1360
Email: info@archaeologymuseum.ca
www.archaeologymuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1981
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Rising Moon Bellydance Doors Open London

Rising Moon Bellydance

Come and discover the history of bellydance – including the different styles, costumes and music that make it an ancient and beautiful art! During the Doors Open London weekend, there will be two virtual workshops (pre-registration required). Saturday’s workshop will feature an introduction to the history of bellydance in the Middle East and North America, complemented by performances of different styles. And Sunday’s workshop will focus on an introduction to bellydance. As part of Digital Doors Open, check out this video to learn more about the art of bellydance.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Video

Contact info

190 Wortley Road, Unit LL5
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-495-4265
Email: luna@risingmoonbellydance.com
www.risingmoonbellydance.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, The Doors Open London

Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, The

Located in the Wolseley Barracks, The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum tells the story of Canada’s senior infantry regiment. The museum’s vast collection includes a large variety of artifacts: regimental memorials, silverware, uniforms, medals, original art, weapons, military equipment, archives, musical instruments, etc. An expanded permanent gallery and a gift shop are high-profile attractions. During the Doors Open London weekend, enjoy this video of the 2013 reopening of the museum. There will also be two pre-booked Zoom events (with sign-up required via Eventbrite): a North West Field Force (1885) gallery tour with the gallery's curator on Saturday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m.; and, a First World War Gallery Tour with the museum's public programmer on Sunday September 19 at 5:30p.m. For Digital Doors Open, you can also check out the video below to learn more about this fascinating museum, explore their extensive Digital Education resources, delve into their searchable online collections (including their unique Stories from the Collection series), explore virtual exhibits and subscribe to their informative podcast.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Video
  • Collections and resources

Contact info

701 Oxford Street East
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-660-5275, ext. 5015
Email: info@thercrmuseum.ca
www.thercrmuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1886-88
Architect: Henry James
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

Secrets of Radar Museum, The Doors Open London

Secrets of Radar Museum, The

Could you keep a secret for 50 years? Located on airport grounds, The Secrets of Radar Museum tells the story of a secret that was kept for 50 years! During the Doors Open London weekend, the museum will present a pre-recorded virtual tour that features the development of radar technology from 1939 to 2021. You will learn how Canadian men and women veterans defended Canada during the Second World War and the Cold War. They will also present the spin-off technologies that we use in our everyday lives. For Digital Doors Open, check out their newest online exhibit: Top Secret War. And don’t miss their #MuseumFromHome video series on YouTube.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Video
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

2155 Crumlin Sideroad
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-691-5922
Email: info@secretsofradar.com
www.secretsofradar.com

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London

TAP Centre for Creativity, The Doors Open London

TAP Centre for Creativity, The

The TAP Centre (formerly The Arts Project) is London's creative hub with support for the artistic community through opportunities to create, experiment, network and share their work. For Digital Doors Open, take a behind-the-scenes look at the early work of London artist Greg Curnoe, led by Brian Lambert, the McIntosh Gallery’s Collection Manager. Lambert will share a sneak-peek of this collection of early Curnoe works from the 1950s and early 1960s. This collection includes many works on paper from influential Canadian artists’ studies at OCAD University and Bealart, and collectively provides a valuable record of Curnoe’s influences and artistic development. In addition, the TAP Centre also has an online gallery and special online exhibits (including animations, paintings, art installations and photography).

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Activities and games
  • Collections and resources

Contact info

203 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-642-2767
www.tapcreativity.org

Architecture

Year built: 1865
Architectural style: Victorian

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 18 – Sunday September 19, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open London