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Event information

Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Doors Open London 2020 – one of the oldest running community celebrations in the province (now in its 19th year) – will be themed on “A Celebration of Diversity.” This unique two-day event is designed for visitors to embrace, learn and discover the mosaic of cultures that the city has to offer. Throughout the weekend, this will be your opportunity to ask questions and reflect as you explore London’s meaningful places. Over 40 sites will be open free of charge for local residents and visitors.

This annual event has become widely recognized as a weekend of communal gathering, celebration and recognition for London’s heritage sector, featuring hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate behind the scenes.


Community information

London, Ontario is an urban centre with a population of approximately 365,000. London is unique in that it is a major urban centre that geographically sits in the middle of several rural communities that make up Southwestern Ontario. Thus, London is a central place of urban activity for several smaller communities surrounding it.

Doors Open London events target not only residents of London, but also visitors from the rural areas surrounding the city and beyond. London is primarily an English-speaking community, with a growing population of diverse cultures. Twenty-two per cent of London's population is made up of different ethnic groups. In addition to French, the other two major languages spoken in London are Spanish and Arabic.


Become a volunteer

The London Heritage Council does not coordinate volunteers. Various sites throughout London will recruit and coordinate their own volunteers for this event.

Volunteer roles for Doors Open London are varied, such as providing guided tours of the site, managing crowds, managing the artists/performers as they perform throughout the weekend, and performing dance, music and/or historical re-enactments.

If you wish to become involved in Doors Open London, please contact the site directly.


Contact info

Telephone: 519-930-2140