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Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The City of Ottawa is proud to present Doors Open Ottawa, a free annual architectural event that celebrates our community’s built heritage. It is the second-largest Doors Open event in North America, and one of the largest in the world!

Since its inception in 2002, over 1,000,000 visitors have discovered some of the city’s most prestigious buildings, and you’re invited to explore them first hand! On June 2 and 3, discover the history, culture and unique architecture of more than 140 buildings – such as the Supreme Court of Canada, the French Embassy in Canada, the Bank of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mint – as they open their doors to share the secrets that lie within.

Whether you're a resident or visitor to the nation's capital, we also invite you to take advantage of the free Doors Open Ottawa Shuttle Bus, operating within walking distance of over 50 participating buildings. If you prefer to walk, no problem! With so many choices, visitors can explore numerous buildings per day on foot within the downtown core.

Join us and pay homage to Ottawa’s history, culture and stunning architecture during Doors Open Ottawa 2018! It’s free, it’s fun and it’s the perfect way to discover how Canada’s Capital has become the beautiful city it is today. And don't forget ... share your #DoorsOpenOttawa experiences on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Community information

With a population of over 1,000,000 people, the nation's capital is Canada's sixth-largest city!

Home to Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal (a.k.a. the world's largest naturally frozen ice rink during winter season), the National Arts Centre and countless museums, historical sites, art galleries, theatres, parks, pubs, clubs and restaurants, Ottawa is a fascinating and exciting cultural hotspot for residents and visitors, alike!

For more information, visit our website.

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Become a volunteer

Volunteers are key to making Doors Open Ottawa great! Please help building participants open their doors.

Interested candidates may apply to greet and welcome visitors, hand out event material, track the number of visitors arriving on site, assist with parking, manage visitor queues and encourage visitors to complete visitor surveys.

Contact Daniele Hamonic at heritagevolunteers@ottawa.ca for more information.

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Contact info

Telephone: 613-580-9674
Email: doorsopen@ottawa.ca
Website: http://ottawa.ca/doorsopen

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Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects, Mercury Court Building Doors Open Ottawa

Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects, Mercury Court Building

Built in 1923 as Larocque’s Department Store, Mercury Court was renovated and expanded by Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects from 1989 to 1993. It is now home to this architectural firm. Features include the “flying Mercury” weathervane, which adorned the Sun Life Building at Bank and Sparks streets until 1949.

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377 Dalhousie Street, Suite 202
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-241-7198
http://padolsky-architects.com/

Architecture

Year built: 1923
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beckta Dining & Wine Bar Doors Open Ottawa

Beckta Dining & Wine Bar

Beckta is a landmark fine-dining restaurant that relocated to the historical Grant House in November 2014. The building has a heritage designation for both the interior and exterior; it was the home and workplace of Dr. James Grant, Canada’s first Surgeon General. The building has also housed the University Club of Ottawa as well as Friday’s Roast Beef House.

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

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150 Elgin Street, Unit 100
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-238-7063
www.beckta.com

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Billings Estate Artefact Collection Storage Doors Open Ottawa

Billings Estate Artefact Collection Storage

Explore behind the scenes of the Billings Estate National Historic Site artifact collection, listen to the stories these treasures tell, and learn how the City of Ottawa cares for historical artifacts. Experience pieces from the past first hand by investigating an object and seeing what secrets you can unlock!

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

Contact info

172 Guigues Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
http://ottawa.ca/museums

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Billings Estate National Historic Site Doors Open Ottawa

Billings Estate National Historic Site

Braddish Billings, the first settler of Gloucester Township, built Ottawa’s oldest wood-frame house, Billings Estate National Historic Site, between 1827-29. Learn about the architectural details as you tour this home from basement to attic and learn about the property’s evolution. Explore the history of transportation in Ottawa from canoes to country roads in a new special exhibition, City in Motion.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Architecture

Year built: 1827-29
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bridgehead Roastery Doors Open Ottawa

Bridgehead Roastery

Bridgehead Roastery restored the beauty and character of this original structure, which was a carriage stable built in the 1920s, to use as the roastery that supplies fair trade and organic coffee to all 20 of their Ottawa locations. Only the main level is accessible. Normal roastery hours of operation: Monday to Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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

Contact info

130 Anderson Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-231-5488
www.bridgehead.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1920s
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Britannia Yacht Club Doors Open Ottawa

Britannia Yacht Club

Established in 1887, this newly renovated clubhouse boasts the beautiful Dragon Lounge where visitors can see a unique bar fashioned out of a dragon sailboat. Visitors will notice a large stone tower that is part of the original structure. Despite additions, the clubhouse still retains its historical appearance, and offers one of the best views of the Ottawa River.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

2777 Cassels Street (north side of the tennis courts at the end of Cassels Street)
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-828-5167
www.byc.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1887
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sunday June 3, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BYTOWN MUSEUM: Commissariat Building Doors Open Ottawa

BYTOWN MUSEUM: Commissariat Building

Discover the secrets hidden within Ottawa’s oldest stone building – the Commissariat, home of the BYTOWN MUSEUM – in this special behind-the-scenes tour! Learn about this spectacular heritage building from the foundation to the rafters – including the vault and stories of its former uses and inhabitants. One hundred and ninety-one years later, this building still has much to tell.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

1 Canal Lane
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-234-4570
www.bytownmuseum.com

Architecture

Year built: 1827
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Canada Council Art Bank Doors Open Ottawa

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Canada Council Art Bank

The Art Bank is home to over 17,000 contemporary Canadian artworks – including paintings, sculpture and fibre works. It offers Canadians access to original art through its three programs – art rental, museum loans and outreach projects. Enjoy a tour and see artworks related to transportation and the environment prior to the opening of Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit System (LRT).

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

Contact info

921 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, Ontario
http://artbank.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Canadian Conservation Institute Doors Open Ottawa

Canadian Conservation Institute

Discover the fascinating world of heritage conservation and conservation science! Learn how the Canadian Conservation Institute supports museums, archives and historical sites of Canada in conserving our heritage collections so that they can be accessed by current and future generations.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

1030 Innes Road
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-998-3721
www.cci-icc.gc.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Canadian Space Services Ltd. Doors Open Ottawa

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Canadian Space Services Ltd.

In 1960, NATO and the Canadian Department of National Defence built this satellite communications (SATCOM) station with a huge metal space frame radar dome on its roof. The dome protects the SATCOM antenna, which provided satellite communications between NATO countries until 1999. It is now headquarters for the Canadian Space Services Ltd., CSS Wind Inc. and Rocky Mountain Equipment Ltd.

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

Contact info

2336 Craig Side Road
Carp, Ontario
www.canspace.com

Architecture

Year built: 1960
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sunday June 3, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum Doors Open Ottawa

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum showcases historical and reproduction buildings on picturesque grounds depicting rural life in the 1920s and 1930s. Tour an operational sawmill and blacksmith shop, a one-room schoolhouse, a 1927 Imperial Gas garage, a 1904 church and family homes. Explore the history of transportation in Ottawa from railways to highways in our new exhibition, City in Motion.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

2940 Old Montreal Road
Cumberland, Ontario
Telephone: 613-833-3059
http://ottawa.ca/en/liveculture/museums/cumberlandmuseum

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, The Doors Open Ottawa

Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, The

Designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, this award-winning building serves a representational role for the Ismaili Imamat, reflecting the wide-ranging humanistic and humanitarian agenda of the Aga Khan Development Network and its associated institutions. Visitors can also see an exhibit on Canada’s role in supporting global development.

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

Contact info

199 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
www.akfc.ca

Architecture

Architect: Fumihiko Maki

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dickinson House Doors Open Ottawa

Dickinson House

Built in 1867, the year of Canada’s Confederation, by M.K. Dickinson, founder of the village of Manotick, this 150-year-old house was the residence, from 1870 to 1972, of the Dickinson, Spratt and Watson families, owners/operators of the grist mill across the square. The house was visited by Sir John A. Macdonald during the 1887 general election.

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

Contact info

1127 Mill Street
Manotick, Ontario
Telephone: 613-692-2241
www.rideautownshiphistory.org/dickinsonhouse

Architecture

Year built: 1867
Architect: M.K. Dickinson
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum Doors Open Ottawa

Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum is a four-storey Cold War bunker built to protect the government from a nuclear attack on Ottawa. Once top-secret, this underground facility is now open year-round. Free tours in French and English by reservation only. Please visit diefenbunker.ca in early May to reserve your space.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

3929 Carp Road
Carp, Ontario
http://diefenbunker.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1959-61
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Embassy of Algeria, Fleck-Paterson House Doors Open Ottawa

Embassy of Algeria, Fleck-Paterson House

This house was built in 1901 by J.R. Booth for his daughter, Gertrude Fleck. The house remained Mrs. Fleck’s private residence until her death in 1940. It was then purchased by Senator Norman Paterson, who lived in it until his death in 1983. The house was bought by the Algerian Embassy in 2002 and is now used as a chancery.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • French services available

Contact info

500 Wilbrod Street
Ottawa, Ontario
www.ambalgott.com

Architecture

Year built: 1901
Architect: J.R. Booth

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Embassy of the Czech Republic Doors Open Ottawa

Embassy of the Czech Republic

The construction of this building dates back to 1879 and is typical of late-Victorian vernacular architecture in North America. In 1957, it became the headquarters for the Liberal Federation. The University Club bought it in 1970. Starting in 2000, it became the Czech Embassy. In 2006, portions of the embassy were carefully renovated. Guided tours on the ground floor only.

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

251 Cooper Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-562-3875
www.mzv.cz/ottawa

Architecture

Year built: 1879
Architectural style: Victorian

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Embassy of the Republic of Croatia Doors Open Ottawa

Embassy of the Republic of Croatia

Known as Toller House, this building was designed by Henry Horsey and J. Sheard in the domestic Gothic revival style. Many dignitaries lived here, including Frederic Toller, Auditor General of the Dominion’s Currency in the 1880s. In 1999, it opened as the Embassy of Croatia following an award-winning restoration. Guided tours will be offered for the ground level only.

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  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

229 Chapel Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-562-7820
http://ca.mfa.hr

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Architect: Henry Horsey and J. Sheard
Architectural style: Gothic revival

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fairfields Heritage House Doors Open Ottawa

Fairfields Heritage House

Fairfields Heritage House, a 19th-century Gothic-revival farmhouse, was the first heritage property designated by the former municipality of Nepean. Five generations of the Bell family lived in the home, and it was from here that they became successful in their farming, law and political endeavours. Photography is permitted. Guided tours will be available.

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

Contact info

3080 Richmond Road
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-723-7936
https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/fairfields-heritage-house

Architecture

Year built: 1800s
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

French Embassy in Canada Doors Open Ottawa

French Embassy in Canada

This 1930s art deco building, constructed primarily of materials from Quebec and France, features a replica of the Vimy Memorial, tapestries, bronze doors, the Birch Room, decorations by André Bizette-Lindet, a mural by Alfred Courmes, and historical wall engravings. No strollers, backpacks or metal objects. Photography limited. Pre-registration required (May 24 to June 1). Limited passes available.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

42 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
www.ambafrance-ca.org

Architecture

Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from Noon to 1 p.m.; last admission at 5 p.m.)

Gloucester Artefact Collection Storage - Leitrim Complex Doors Open Ottawa

Gloucester Artefact Collection Storage - Leitrim Complex

Explore behind the scenes of the Gloucester artifact collection, listen to the stories these treasures tell, and learn how the City of Ottawa cares for historical artifacts. Experience pieces from the past first hand by investigating an object and seeing what secrets you can unlock!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

4550 Bank Street (entrance off Leitrim Road)
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-742-5551
https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/museum-artefact-collections

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Heritage Building and Ottawa City Hall Doors Open Ottawa

Heritage Building and Ottawa City Hall

Designed by R.W. Strickland and Kivas Tully, the Heritage Building features high Victorian design. Formerly the teachers’ college, it became Ottawa City Hall after municipal amalgamation. On Saturday only, enjoy coffee in the Mayor’s Office from 10 a.m. to noon.

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

Contact info

110 Laurier Avenue West, Elgin Street entrance
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 311
www.ottawa.ca

Architecture

Architect: R.W. Strickland and Kivas Tully
Architectural style: Victorian

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel Doors Open Ottawa

HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel

Located in the former Carleton County Gaol, the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel is steeped in history. Opened as a hostel in 1973, this building has become an international hub for backpackers and travellers to the nation’s capital for 45 years.

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

Contact info

75 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-235-2595
www.hihostels.ca/Ontario/1166/HI-Ottawa-Jail.hostel

Architecture

Year built: 1862
Building type: Commercial, Courthouse

Dates/hours open

Sunday June 3, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Laurentian Leadership Centre/J.R. Booth Mansion Doors Open Ottawa

Laurentian Leadership Centre/J.R. Booth Mansion

This Queen Anne revival mansion was built in 1909 for John R. Booth, Ottawa’s wealthiest lumber baron. Architect John W.H. Watts designed this three-storey red brick building with interior hand-carved woodwork, stenciled ceiling, tapestry wallpaper and decorative light fixtures. Previously owned by the Laurentian Club, it is now the Laurentian Leadership Centre of Trinity Western University.

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

Contact info

252 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-569-7511
www.twu.ca/academics/laurentian-leadership-centre

Architecture

Year built: 1909
Architect: John W.H. Watts
Architectural style: Queen Anne

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Laurier House National Historic Site Doors Open Ottawa

Laurier House National Historic Site

Laurier House commemorates two of Canada’s most notable prime ministers – Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Right Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie King. For over 50 years, from 1897 to 1948, the house occupied a central position in Canada’s political life as the residence of Laurier and, after his death, of Mackenzie King.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

335 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-992-8142
www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/on/laurier/index.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1879
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mill Street Brew Pub Ottawa (Thompson Perkins Building) Doors Open Ottawa

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Mill Street Brew Pub Ottawa (Thompson Perkins Building)

Mill Street Brew Pub Ottawa opened in January 2012 within the historical Thompson-Perkins & Bronson Pulp Mill. Built in 1842, the limestone building is Ottawa’s oldest surviving mill that was once part of one of the world’s largest lumbering operations. Today, the beautifully restored site offers views of the Capital and the Ottawa River. Enjoy guided tours of the brewery.

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

Contact info

555 Wellington Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-567-2337
www.millstreetbrewery.com

Architecture

Year built: 1842
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

National Research Council Canada, Temple of Science Doors Open Ottawa

National Research Council Canada, Temple of Science

The construction and care lavished on the fittings of sculptured bronze and Italian travertine marble demonstrate that this building was not only intended to be a laboratory facility, but also a work of art. This heritage building will not only offer visitors a chance to explore the architecture, but also a series of special science and technology exhibits.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

100 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-993-9101
www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/centennial

Architecture

Year built: 1932
Architect: Henry Sproatt

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nepean Museum Doors Open Ottawa

Nepean Museum

The Nepean Museum resides in the original Nepean Library building and celebrates the history of the local community. Discover the history of Nepean’s landmark buildings by participating in a hands-on workshop activity, learn about Ottawa’s streetcar system in the summer exhibition, City in Motion, and enjoy an opportunity to view historical objects during a tour of the collection storage space.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

16 Rowley Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-723-7936
https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/nepean-museum

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ottawa Fire Services Station 47 Doors Open Ottawa

Ottawa Fire Services Station 47

Ottawa Fire Services welcomes the public to tour a fire station within the community. Visitors will also be offered fire truck tours and a meet-and-greet with firefighters. Minimal onsite parking is available.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

3559 Greenbank Road
Ottawa, Ontario
http://ottawa.ca/fire

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ottawa Paramedic Service Headquarters Doors Open Ottawa

Ottawa Paramedic Service Headquarters

Opened in 2005, the 9,290-square-metre (100,000-square-foot) Ottawa Paramedic Service Headquarters is a state-of-the-art facility that houses all paramedic operations (except for medical dispatching), a vehicle depot and administrative area for the service. This was the first LEED-certified building in Ottawa.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

2495 Don Reid Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-580-4771
https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/emergency-services/ottawa-paramedic-service

Architecture

Year built: 2005
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Sunday June 3, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ottawa Police Service Professional Development Centre Doors Open Ottawa

Ottawa Police Service Professional Development Centre

The Ottawa Police Professional Development Centre exists within the Algonquin College Police and Public Safety Institute. Police training goes on all year long, including academic courses, defensive tactics/scenarios and firearms training. New recruits, experienced officers and civilian members all enjoy training in this facility.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Building P
Ottawa, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pinhey's Point Historic Site Doors Open Ottawa

Pinhey's Point Historic Site

This site stands as a testament to upper- and middle-class rural life in the 19th century. Built between 1820 and 1849, the Georgian-style house maintains many of its original features, including the imposing entrance and staircase, servants’ quarters and 1860s wallpaper. Explore the history of transportation in Ottawa from steamships to railways in our new exhibition, City in Motion.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

270 Pinhey's Point Road
Dunrobin, Ontario
Telephone: 613-832-4347
https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/museums-and-historic-sites/pinheys-point-historic-site

Architecture

Year built: 1820-49
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rideau Hall (Official Residence of the Governor General of Canada) Doors Open Ottawa

Rideau Hall (Official Residence of the Governor General of Canada)

Rideau Hall, with its buildings and beautiful grounds, is a national historic site. It has been the official residence of the Governor General since 1867. It has also been a stage for Canadian history for nearly 200 years. Visit the staterooms and learn about the history and role of the Governor General of Canada.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

1 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=94

Architecture

Architect: Thomas McKay
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rogers tv Doors Open Ottawa

Rogers tv

Rogers tv and tv Rogers invite you to stop by on Saturday, June 2 during Doors Open Ottawa. Come and visit the studios and learn more about the fascinating world of television, volunteer programming, program proposals, etc. This is an event not to be missed!

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

Contact info

475 Richmond Road
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-728-2222
www.rogerstv.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Royal Canadian Mint Doors Open Ottawa

Royal Canadian Mint

Headquartered in the historical building where it was founded in 1908, this facility produces hand-crafted commemorative coins, gold and silver bullion, medals and medallions. A tour of the operations explains the different coin manufacturing technologies. For an unforgettable souvenir, hold a 24-karat bar of pure gold worth over $700,000! Guided tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Contact info

320 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 800-276-7714
www.mint.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1908
Building type: Attraction, Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Smith & Barber - Sculpture Atelier Inc. Doors Open Ottawa

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Smith & Barber - Sculpture Atelier Inc.

Visit this 74-square-metre (800-square-foot) sculpting studio used for drawing, clay modelling and plaster casting. The casts are used as reference pieces by sculptors who work in stone. The studio is equipped with carving stations for employees and students enrolled in carving classes. Most stoneworks are for larger projects, such as the restoration of the West Block on Parliament Hill.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

1520 Triole Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-406-4109
www.smithandbarber.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Suntech Greenhouses Ltd. Doors Open Ottawa

Suntech Greenhouses Ltd.

In its 1.6-hectare (4-acre) greenhouse, Suntech hydroponically grows four varieties of tomatoes, as well as miniature cucumbers. Come and see the beauty of plants in full production. The tour will show you how they grow high-quality vegetables. Don’t miss the tasting tables! Bring your family and friends!

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

Contact info

5541 Doyle Road
Manotick, Ontario
Telephone: 613-692-3388
www.suntech.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Supreme Court of Canada Doors Open Ottawa

Supreme Court of Canada

The court’s distinguished presence is emphasized by its massive, commanding grand entrance hall. The art deco design enhances the natural beauty of the exquisite woods and marble interior. After delays due to the Second World War, the court took possession of the building in 1946. The grand entrance hall and courtroom will be open during Doors Open. Some photography restrictions.

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

Contact info

301 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
www.scc-csc.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1939
Architect: Ernest Cormier
Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Courthouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thomson Hall (The Keg Manor) Doors Open Ottawa

Thomson Hall (The Keg Manor)

A Georgian-style estate, Thomson Hall was built between 1831 and 1833 by William Thomson. A private residence until 1989, it has been occupied by The Keg Manor since 1999. To the east of the house, a walled garden dating back to 1833 served as a vegetable garden for the families who lived there. It is now open to the public and cared for by the Friends of Maplelawn.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

529 Richmond Road
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-724-1242
https://www.kegsteakhouse.com/locations/keg-manor/?

Architecture

Year built: 1831-33
Architect: William Thomson
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Food and drink
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Sunday June 3, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vanier Museopark Doors Open Ottawa

Vanier Museopark

The Vanier Museopark was named because of its location in Richelieu Park. The property called Richelieu Park belonged to the Society of Missionaries of Africa. They built an important seminary on the site in 1938. They also exploited the sugar bush nearby, which made way for the sugar shack to be built in 1998.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

300 Pères-Blancs Avenue
Vanier, Ontario
Telephone: 613-580-2424, ext. 32001
https://museoparc.ca/en

Architecture

Building type: Museum
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Watson's Mill Doors Open Ottawa

Watson's Mill

Watson’s Mill is a unique 1860s grist and flour mill located on the Rideau River. Still operating with most of its original systems and equipment intact, the mill has a remarkable history linked to local politics, the building of a nation and a tragic love story.

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

Contact info

5525 Dickinson Street
Manotick, Ontario
Telephone: 613-692-6455
www.watsonsmill.com

Architecture

Year built: 1860s
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Westboro Masonic Hall Doors Open Ottawa

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Westboro Masonic Hall

Built in 1924 and situated in the heart of Westboro, the doors of the Westboro Masonic Hall have only been opened to the public for the past six years. Escorted tours of both the beautiful Victorian Banquet Hall and the Masonic Lodge Room will be conducted by Masons from the various lodges.

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

Contact info

430 Churchill Avenue North
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-722-5184
www.westboromasonichall.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1924

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 2 to 6 p.m.