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Markham

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Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Doors Open Markham presents a diverse selection of sites to visit – historical and contemporary – which showcase the vibrant cultural mosaic that is our city. Sites that reflect the Doors Open Ontario 2019 theme of communication will be featured along with a great selection of other sites that showcase Markham’s culture and history.

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Community information

Markham – Canada’s most diverse city – blends the latest trends in technology and urban design with an award-winning heritage conservation program. Markham is currently developing Markham Centre, our community’s “downtown,” while taking care to protect and celebrate our heritage conservation districts: Old Thornhill, Buttonville, Unionville and Markham Village. The contrast between new and old gives our city its distinctive flavour, which is admired by citizens and visitors alike.

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Become a volunteer

Volunteers are needed for multiple roles for Doors Open Markham:

  • Hosts
  • Tour Guides
  • Assist site owners welcoming and directing participants

Where

  • Multiple locations within Markham — check out the sites to visit.

Date and time

  • September 7, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Time commitment

  • One 6.5-hour shift

How to apply

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Contact info

Telephone: 905-477-7000, ext. 2296
Email: gduncan@markham.ca

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4 sites found

Heintzman House Doors Open Markham

Heintzman House

Heintzman House is one of the oldest buildings in Markham. Originally built as an adobe brick cottage dating from the early 19th century, the house was enlarged by Colonel George Crookshank in 1817. Charles T. Heintzman, grandson of the founder of Toronto’s Heintzman Piano Company, purchased the property in the 1930s and transformed the house into its present, elegant form.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

135 Bay Thorn Drive
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-944-3800, ext. 6609
Email: info@heintzmanhouse.ca
www.heintzmanhouse.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1816
Architectural style: Regency
Building type: Historical landmark, Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 7, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

McKay Art Centre Doors Open Markham

McKay Art Centre

This distinctive example of Ontario vernacular architecture features Gothic revival and classical revival detailing. It was originally the home of Salem Eckardt, a local auctioneer. Group of Seven artist Frederick Varley lived here in his later years; he had a studio in the basement. The space now showcases the work of local artists and provides a studio for art instruction.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

197 Main Street
Unionville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-946-1733

Architecture

Year built: c. 1856
Architectural style: Gothic revival, Vernacular
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 7, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stiver Mill Community Centre Doors Open Markham

Stiver Mill Community Centre

Unionville's restored Stiver Mill, a local landmark, now serves as a community centre and farmers’ market. Originally built as a grain elevator, the western portion of the structure is one of the last of its kind in the region. A feed mill was added to the east end in the 1930s. Come and enjoy family fun activities during Doors Open.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

9 Station Lane
Unionville, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1916
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 7, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.