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London

Event information

September 14 and 15, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Doors Open London, in its 18th year, is one of the oldest Doors Open Ontario host cities in the province. This year’s event is themed on “Untold Stories of the Forest City.” Local museums and participating organizations will tell visitors their untold stories and histories through re-enactments, interactive programs and pop-up theatre. This year's event weekend will also centre on the diverse ways that Londoners connect and share information, express their cultural traditions and identities, and connect to the wider world. From technologies such as television and radio broadcasting to the expression of Indigenous oral traditions, communication animates London and brings our stories to life.

This unique two-day heritage event opens up spaces throughout London free of charge for local residents and visitors to engage with. It is a weekend designed to encourage visitors to explore, ask questions and reflect as they visit a variety of organizations and venues throughout the city. This vibrant program supports the local heritage community and builds civic pride.

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Community information

London is nestled in the heart of southwestern Ontario near the forks of the Thames River and is home to the region’s economic, entertainment and cultural hub. London is Canada’s 11th largest city and an ideal environment to work, play and live. London put down its creative roots early, and over the years has nurtured a cultural heart and soul that has produced some great Canadian talent in both the visual and performing arts.

From Museum London to Orchestra London to the main stage of The Grand Theatre, from Storybook Gardens and the London Regional Children’s Museum to East Park and Fanshawe Pioneer Village, culture thrives in nearly every corner of the city. Doors Open London will provide an opportunity for all Londoners and visitors to access, discover, celebrate and learn in the many tours in museums, art galleries, theatres and other cultural hubs in London over this two-day weekend event.

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Please contact participating sites directly if you wish to volunteer for Doors Open London.

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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

Explore the fascinating events, people and artifacts from this regiment’s history. 1st Hussars cadets will be dressed in uniform from various periods of our history, and they will tell you about the life of the individual that they are portraying. Interact with the cavalry troop and members of the regiment, and learn about serving in the militia.

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1 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
www.first-hussars.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1880-81
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A. Chisholm Building (Hassan Law) Doors Open London

A. Chisholm Building (Hassan Law)

Visitors are invited to travel through time and see this beautiful building as it was in the business district (1860-1970) as a mercantile establishment, through its vacancy and deterioration in the 1990s, and to its eventual restoration and re-use as a retail and office space (now Hassan Law). Tours will include photos, videos and artifacts discovered during the restoration process.

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142 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-432-4442
www.hassanlaw.com

Architecture

Year built: Early 1860s

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday only: 2 to 6 p.m.

Anderson Craft Ales Doors Open London

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Anderson Craft Ales

An informative guided tour will walk you through behind the scenes of this family-owned and -operated brewery, explaining how beer is made as well as the history of the brewery. While on this tour, you can also enjoy one of their craft ales and fully understand the flavours that you are tasting and how they came to be.

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1030 Elias Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-807-2193
Email: emma@andersoncraftales.com
www.andersoncraftales.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1945
Architect: Buddy
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday only: 1 to 4 p.m.

Architectural Conservancy Ontario Guided Walking Tour Doors Open London

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Architectural Conservancy Ontario Guided Walking Tour

Join the entertaining walking tour guided by Fan Fan, a newspaper columnist from London’s past, and discover the Untold Stories of Victoria Park. Fan Fan will guide visitors as they hear the untold stories of five historical people, performed by costumed actors. The one-hour tour starts at Innovation Works and ends at Victoria Park.

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Meet at 201 King Street (Innovation Works)
London, Ontario
https://acontario.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

B-13 The Baker's Dozen Doors Open London

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B-13 The Baker's Dozen

B-13 Bakers Dozen is London's newest small-business incubator and home to many local artists and small-business owners. It was the first commercial building East of Adelaide. Learn more about the story of B13 and Lilley's Corners, the original name for this historical building. Attend workshops by artists throughout the day, and enjoy live music and refreshments!

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613 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
https://b13.space

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada Doors Open London

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada commemorates the most important medical discovery of the 20th century. Through self-guided tours with commentary from experienced guides, visitors are introduced to the life and career of a national hero and the legacy of insulin. Visitors can view the exhibit celebrating the Flame of Hope and the 30th anniversary of the Royal Visit.

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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 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Blackburn Radio Doors Open London

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Blackburn Radio

Located in the stunning Selby Building (complete with its gorgeous atrium), Blackburn radio will give you a behind-the-scenes look at local media in action. Join the guided tour that takes you through the newsroom and Classic Rock 98.1 street level studio. Learn more about the Blackburn family and Blackburn Media – past, present and future!

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700 Richmond Street, Suite 102
London, Ontario
http://blackburnradio.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Brick Street Cemetery Doors Open London

Brick Street Cemetery

Tour one of London's oldest pioneer cemeteries. Visitors can enjoy a pleasant stroll and ask the Friends of Brick Street Cemetery questions. There will be a scavenger hunt for children and the Westminster Historical Society will exhibit information on early settlers south of the Thames River. Theatrical presentations will reveal little-known stories of the pioneers’ lives.

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  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

370 Commissioners Road West
London, Ontario

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday: 1 to 7 p.m. (peformances at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.); Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (performances at 1 and 3 p.m.)

Canada Life Doors Open London

Canada Life

Take in some untold stories of both London Life and Canada Life in their lobby exhibit. See a life-sized replica of one of the largest meteorites ever recovered in Southwestern Ontario (Dresden meteorite). In the auditorium, discover astronomical models created by London's W.G. Colgrove and learn how John Harris helped to map the Great Lakes using a telescope.

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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

Sunday September 15, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Canadian National Institute for the Blind Community Hub Doors Open London

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Canadian National Institute for the Blind Community Hub

The CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides programming and support for people with sight loss. This Community Hub is a place to meet, and to learn and connect to the world through literacy and technology. Visitors can try the latest accessible technology, learn about guide-dog etiquette, play tactile and accessible games, and print their names in braille.

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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 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

CBC London Doors Open London

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CBC London

Learn how journalists gather, disseminate and communicate the news before sitting at the anchor desk yourself. Share your own untold story of the Forest City and work together to create a continuous thread inspired by photographs of life in London. Don’t forget to record a line or two before you go ... you just might hear yourself on the radio!

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251 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london

Architecture

Year built: 1980s
Architect: Nicholson Sheffield
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

City Art Centre Doors Open London

City Art Centre

Come and experience firsthand an Ontario heritage building as a living, breathing piece of history. Visitors will delight in a tour of this artists' studio and gallery, as well as participate in a fun and creative workshop. You can relate your untold stories as you create cards that reflect your lives, experiences and varied backgrounds.

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  • Guided tours available

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652 Elizabeth Street, 2nd floor
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-433-0991
Email: cityartcentrelondon@gmail.com
www.cityartcentrelondonontario.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1888
Architect: Henry James

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday only: Noon to 4 p.m.

Don Wright Faculty of Music Doors Open London

Don Wright Faculty of Music

Enjoy a guided tour of Western University's Don Wright Faculty of Music – including performance, rehearsal and research spaces – and watch the New Horizons Adult Band rehearse. Now that London has hosted the 2019 JUNO Awards, you will appreciate and learn more about Western's long musical history in education, research, performance and composition.

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1151 Richmond Street North (Talbot College and Music Building, Western University)
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-3767
Email: musicevents@uwo.ca
http://music.uwo.ca

Architecture

Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Eldon House Doors Open London

Eldon House

During Doors Open, costumed interpreters will tell the untold stories of the servants who worked at Eldon House. Outdoor activities will include artifacts and exhibits, with examples of primary resources of these stories. At the Interpretive centre, view screenings of LondonFuse’s Histories of London and learn about Labatt Park, Parks and Festivals, Musical Worship, Bars and Taverns, and Haunted London.

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. (documentary screenings at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.)

Elmwood Lawn Bowling Club Doors Open London

Elmwood Lawn Bowling Club

View the clubhouse and manicured greens of the "hidden gem of Wortley Village." Members will wear the historical "whites" associated with lawn bowling over the past century. Enjoy a tactile exhibit on the club's history and listen to a club member's overview of the game. Then try the sport of lawn bowling yourself! Please wear flat-soled shoes on the greens.

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17 1/2 Edward Street (Wortley Village)
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-438-5695
www.elmwoodclub.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1911

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 15, 2019
Sunday only: 11 a.m to 3 p.m.

Faculty of Information & Media Studies Doors Open London

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Faculty of Information & Media Studies

Western University has a long history of training storytellers. Come for a tour of their new broadcast studio, sit in the newscast anchor chair and try your hand at reading a teleprompter. See where local television interviews are conducted on behalf of TVOntario and news media outlets across Canada, or participate in a mock radio interview.

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Corner of Lambton Drive and Huron Drive (Western University)
London, Ontario
www.fims.uwo.ca

Architecture

Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fanshawe Pioneer Village Doors Open London

Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Fanshawe Pioneer Village is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2019! Come and discover the history of the village. Try to complete the Anniversary Challenge and help them recreate photos from their past. Design your own pioneer village, recreate the village at different points in time using their mini-buildings, and collaborate to build a giant Lincoln Log House.

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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 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Forest City Velodrome Doors Open London

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Forest City Velodrome

Visitors here can watch cyclists ride on a 138-meter (453-foot) indoor wooden track with 51-degree banks in the original London Gardens/London Ice House, which was home to the London Knights hockey team. Information will be available about the VeloKids youth cycling program and the adult Try the Track package. The velodrome is used mainly by recreational cyclists of all abilities.

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2809 Roxburgh Road
London, Ontario
www.forestcityvelodrome.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 15, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Forked River Brewing Company Doors Open London

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Forked River Brewing Company

During Doors Open London, come to London's oldest craft brewery and learn about the brewing process while touring the brewery and meeting the owners. Sample beverages will be available for purchase. There will also be board games to keep you entertained while you are sampling. Visit the retail shop for a selection of beers to enjoy at home.

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45 Pacific Court, Unit 4
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-913-2337
Email: dave@forkedriverbrewing.com
www.forkedriverbrewing.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday: 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Grosvenor Lodge Doors Open London

Grosvenor Lodge

Step back in time to the late 1800s at Grosvenor Lodge. Located near Petersville, it was named after Grosvenor Street, which extended west of the river. Learn more about the house and grounds as you tour the lodge with the maids and other staff. Enjoy a game of croquet on the lawn or simply stroll through the Victorian kitchen garden.

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  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

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1017 Western Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-645-2845
http://grosvenorlodge.ca

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 15, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Road Tree Trunk Bus Tour Doors Open London

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Hamilton Road Tree Trunk Bus Tour

The Hamilton Road Tree Trunk Bus Tour enhances London’s reputation as the Forest City. Instead of being confined to an art gallery, these sculptures are on public streets. The tour will visit all 28 of the sculptures. There will be stops along the way with photo ops and hands-on contact. Participants will also receive coupons and items from local businesses.

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Meet at 525 Hamilton Road
London, Ontario
https://www.londontourism.ca/treetrunktour

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday: tours at 10 a.m. and Noon; Sunday: tours at Noon and 2 p.m.

Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory Doors Open London

Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory

During Doors Open, visitors will have an opportunity to look safely at the sun through a solar telescope and view sunspots and prominences on its surface. Tours include the three history rooms that re-create the early days of the observatory with authentic artifacts. The observatory will also be open on the Saturday evening of Doors Open for public stargazing.

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

Contact info

Lambton Drive, across from Alumni Hall (Western University)
London, Ontario
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 14, 2019
Saturday only: 2 to 10 p.m.; solar observing until 4 p.m.; stargazing starts at 7 p.m.

Hutton House Doors Open London

Hutton House

Each section of this building offers a different glimpse into the possibilities offered at Hutton House. Watch a video that shares experiences of peoples with disabilities who live in our community. Play with clay and watch professional potters give demonstrations in the Pottery Studio. And watch a live performance of an original theatre production written/performed by people with disabilities.

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

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 14, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Innovation Works Doors Open London

Innovation Works

The Garvey Building, now known as Innovation Works, was built in 1910 as a storage warehouse. It has housed everything from cereal to finance to fitness. Today, this building supports over 200 organizations invested in positive community impact. Hear stories inspired by this space and contribute to a collaborative art piece that will share YOUR story in the Forest City.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

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201 King Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 226-884-9059
www.innovationworkslondon.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

London Brewing Cooperative Doors Open London

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London Brewing Cooperative

The London Brewing Cooperative is a craft beer brewery in the heart of London’s Old East Village. Experience the exciting energy of their taproom where they will have 10 to 12 local craft beers on tap, in addition to cider, wine and non-alcoholic drinks. Take a guided tour to learn about the brewing process and what makes this brewery different.

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

Contact info

521 Burbrook Place
London, Ontario
Telephone: 226-667-6363
www.londonbrewing.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

London Children's Museum Doors Open London

London Children's Museum

At Canada’s first Children’s Museum, engage in a museum-wide scavenger hunt to learn more about the building, view artifacts from the past, and hear stories of the constellations in the Star Lab. On Sunday only, join Ukwehuwe Connection and learn about some of the First Nation stories through a drumming circle, singing, dancing and oral storytelling.

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  • Full wheelchair access

Contact info

21 Wharncliffe Road South
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-434-5726
www.londonchildrensmuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1915
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Ukwehuwe Connection at 11 a.m., Noon, 2 and 3 p.m. on Sunday)

London Clay Art Centre Doors Open London

London Clay Art Centre

The London Clay Art Centre is located in a century-old heritage building. Since 1850, locally dug clay has been used to make canning jars, bricks and field tiles. Visitors to the centre will learn about the history of bricks and pottery. There will also be demonstrations, clay activities for children, and guided tours of the 1896 brick building.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

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664 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-434-1664
Email: cheryl@londonclayartcentre.org
www.londonclayartcentre.org

Architecture

Year built: 1896
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

London Fire Station No. 4 Doors Open London

London Fire Station No. 4

The No. 4 Fire Station was built in the early 1900s. Join a retired fire officer on a guided tour of the facility. Take a tour of Engine No. 4 from the in-service crew. Learn fire-safety information from Public Fire and Life Safety Educators and Fire Prevention Inspectors. Children who attend will receive fire safety colouring books and stickers.

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  • Partial wheelchair access

Contact info

807 Colborne Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-4565
Email: fireforms@london.ca
www.london.ca/fire

Architecture

Year built: 1909
Architect: Arthur E. Nutter
Architectural style: Italianate

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

London Model Railroad Group Inc. Doors Open London

London Model Railroad Group Inc.

Club members will be available to describe and demonstrate the tools and techniques that go into designing and building a highly realistic, O-scale railroad. Their new digitally controlled Lake Erie and International Railway will depict the London region as it might have appeared in the 1970s – with train operations, animation, automation, interactivity and fun for all ages.

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Contact info

4474 Blakie Road, Unit 127
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-432-1491
Email: contact@lmrg.org
www.lmrg.org

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

London Music Hall of Fame Doors Open London

London Music Hall of Fame

Join us at the London Music Hall of Fame! The beautiful ormolu storefront remains intact, as does the entry mosaic and rosewood details and display cases. These cases are filled with artifacts from the many London musicians who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame over the years. Tour guides will offer insight into the many artifacts on display.

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182 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Email: events@jrlma.ca
https://fclma.ca/visit-the-hall

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

London Muslim Mosque Doors Open London

London Muslim Mosque

The London Muslim Mosque (LMM) – Ontario’s oldest mosque – is also Canada’s oldest operational mosque. The LMM also offers educational programs, lectures and workshops. During Doors Open, they will be offering self-guided tours of the mosque and exhibits, henna design and application, calligraphy, a hijab-wrapping experience, food items, storytelling by pioneers of the London Muslim community, and a mini bazaar!

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

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 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

London Police Service Headquarters Doors Open London

London Police Service Headquarters

Take a guided tour of the London Police Headquarters. See a heritage police vehicle, the firearms range and displays from early police interventions. Meridian will be sponsoring/hosting the Bear Program for the fifth year in a row – a program that enables community children to be a part of donating bears to charity by helping dress the bears in different clothing.

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

Contact info

601 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-5670
www.londonpolice.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1974
Architect: Nichole Schoales Ream McBain

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (tours hourly)

Museum London Doors Open London

Museum London

Visit Museum London’s contemporary art exhibitions and learn more about the current trends and movements. Join a guided tour through the permanent collection of historical art and artifacts to discover untold stories of the Forest City hidden in plain sight. On Saturday, learn about First Nations culture and history through oral storytelling, music and dance.

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

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 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m. (Saturday performances at 12:30, 1;30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.)

Rogers TV Doors Open London

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Rogers TV

Tour this television station and learn how community programming is created. Tour the studio and see the different sets for some of the popular, local productions – including What’s Up London, London Today and this year’s new series Her Stories. Also check out the mobile truck, which is used in productions for the London Knights and London Nationals hockey teams.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

800 York Street
London, Ontario
https://rogerstv.com/home?lid=14&rid=9

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, The Doors Open London

Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, The

This museum tells the story of Canada’s first infantry regiment that was established with the regular army. The collection is vast and includes a large variety of artifacts. On the Saturday during Doors Open, military displays will be featured. On the Sunday, there will be demonstrations of the Vintage Signals Group. Both days will showcase the Captain O’Leary Collection.

Tell us your story about this site

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

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 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Paul's Cathedral Doors Open London

St. Paul's Cathedral

Tour guides and storytellers will share some of the “untold” stories about St. Paul’s Cathedral – a heritage building situated at the corner of Queens Avenue and Richmond Street for 175 years. The church has a strong military history, four magnificent Tiffany windows, memorials to the Victoria Day disaster, embroideries and other pieces of memorabilia that tell of London’s history.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

472 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-434-3225
Email: deacon@stpaulscathedral.on.ca
www.stpaulscathedral.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1844-46
Architect: William Thomas
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday service at 10 a.m.; all are welcome)

Western Archives and Research Collections Centre Doors Open London

Western Archives and Research Collections Centre

The Archives and Research Collections Centre preserves and provides access to Western University's archives, rare books and other special collections. Come behind the scenes of Western's Archives to see selected highlights from the university's collections. Items on display will include first editions and other rare items.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

At the D.B. Weldon Library (Western University)
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-4046
Email: archives.services@uwo.ca
www.lib.uwo.ca/archives

Architecture

Year built: 2003
Architect: Randy Wilson
Architectural style: Queen Anne revival
Building type: Commercial, Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Woodland Cemetery, Mausoleum and Crematorium Doors Open London

Woodland Cemetery, Mausoleum and Crematorium

Woodland Cemetery has been the final resting place of Londoners since 1879. Each one of their Victorian-era monuments tells a story about the city and its residents. Guided walking tours will feature the mausoleums and common graves. Learn about monument restoration and watch a theatrical piece about Annie Pixley, the popular 19th-century actor.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

493 Springbank Drive
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-471-7450
www.woodlandcemetery.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1893
Architect: Moore
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Cemetery, Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m. (walking tours at 1 and 3 p.m.; performances at 2:15 and 4:15 p.m.)