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Owen Sound - Cancelled

Event information

Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From gardens to gables and museums to mansions, Doors Open Owen Sound has given a wide ranging look into our community’s rich heritage since 2003. This year will be the 18th annual Doors Open Owen Sound. Come and celebrate with us!

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Community information

The City of Owen Sound is located on the southern shore of Georgian Bay in a valley below the limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. It lies at the foot of the Bruce Peninsula, famous for its exceptional geography.

Known as the Scenic City, Owen Sound features an expansive harbour and bay, winding rivers, tree-lined streets, extensive parks and trails and a thriving, historical downtown. (See our City of Owen Sound map for a detailed overview of the city’s layout.) It's the largest urban community in Grey County and holds the seat of government there, supporting regional, provincial and federal government offices, a regional hospital and a Georgian College campus. Key natural attractions include Inglis Falls, Harrison Park, Kelso Beach Park and several conservation areas. The Bruce Trail forms a ribbon around the city along the escarpment, connecting waterfalls and revealing a wide array of flora and fauna, including rare ferns.

Once named a Cultural Capital of Canada, Owen Sound is home to numerous festivals and events, such as the Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival, the Salmon Spectacular fishing derby, the Concours d'Elegance and the Festival of Northern Lights.

For more information, visit the Owen Sound Tourism website.

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Contact the Community Services Department to ask about how you can volunteer for Doors Open Owen Sound!

Telephone: 519-376-4440, ext. 1256
Email: slandry@owensound.ca

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Contact info

Telephone: 519-376-4440
Email: heritage@owensound.ca
Website: www.owensoundtourism.ca/doorsopen

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Billy Bishop Home & Museum Doors Open Owen Sound - Cancelled

Billy Bishop Home & Museum

The Billy Bishop Home & Museum remains an Owen Sound landmark. Boyhood home of the First World War Flying Ace, this museum invites you to explore the Bishop family, and to honour the contributions of service men and women, past and present. Dedicated as a museum in 1987, this site became a National Historic Site in 2002.

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

Contact info

948 3rd Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-371-0031
Email: info@billybishop.org
www.billybishop.org

Architecture

Year built: 1884
Architectural style: Gothic revival, Queen Anne, Victorian
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 6, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

City Leaf and Yard Waste Composting Facility Doors Open Owen Sound - Cancelled

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City Leaf and Yard Waste Composting Facility

As part of its comprehensive waste management strategy, the City maintains a fully functional, publicly accessible leaf and yard waste composting facility. Composting provides many benefits by diverting organic waste from disposal and returning important nutrients to the soil. Leaf and yard waste accepted at this site undergoes a phased process to produce the final compost after meeting mandatory standards.

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  • Environment

Contact info

2450 28th Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-4440
Email: ccesco@owensound.ca
www.owensound.ca/en/living/waste-management.aspx

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 6, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Morland Place Doors Open Owen Sound - Cancelled

Morland Place

Built by the McCallum family in 1920, Morland Place was originally a small, country cottage-style home. The expansion at the rear was modelled after the 1870s regency Georgian villa style. The gardens, started in 1960, were influenced by European architectural style. Containing concrete statues and benches, the Tree Park and Perennial Garden and Maze are not to be missed.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

102645 Grey Road 18
Georgian Bluffs, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-4617
www.visitgrey.ca/business/morland-place

Architecture

Year built: 1920
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden, Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 6, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Owen Sound City Hall Doors Open Owen Sound - Cancelled

Owen Sound City Hall

The original town hall, built in 1868-69, was largely destroyed by fire in 1961. In 1965, this new city hall was constructed. In 2015, council approved renovations of the existing building to add more meeting space and record storage, and to make the building fully accessible, improve the exterior, and create new energy-efficient building systems. It re-opened in November 2018.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

808 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-4440, ext. 1256
Email: slandry@owensound.ca
www.owensound.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1965
Architect: Weir Cripps & Partners
Architectural style: International
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 6, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Richard N. Neath Water Treatment Plant Doors Open Owen Sound - Cancelled

Richard N. Neath Water Treatment Plant

Constructed in the 1960s, this is a direct filtration surface water treatment plant that draws its water from Georgian Bay, serving approximately 22,000 people with a capacity of serving 40,000. Tours will start in the parking lot, where visitors will get a brief history of the site’s operations. Discover every step involved in creating safe drinking water.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Environment

Contact info

2600 3rd Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-4274
www.owensound.ca/en/city-hall/waterwastewater.aspx

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 6, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.