Doors Open Ontario

Doors Open Ontario had another successful season! Nearly 500,000 people visited sites in communities across the province. Thanks to our sponsors, partners and volunteers for their support, and to all who participated. Stay tuned for information about next season …

Owen Sound

Event information

Saturday, June 1, 2019 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 is our 17th annual Doors Open event. Come and celebrate with us!

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Community information

The City of Owen Sound is located on the southwestern shore of Georgian Bay in a valley below the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment and at the foot of the Bruce Peninsula. Known as the Scenic City, Owen Sound is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, but also features a thriving historical downtown with elegant, original architecture.

Owen Sound has a rich and unique past – from being the last terminal on the Underground Railroad to being the birthplace of the prohibition movement (it was the last dry city in Canada). Today, Owen Sound remains an area of intrigue and excitement and offers a small but diverse place to raise a family or just visit for a day!

Doors Open Owen Sound welcomes residents and visitors to tour buildings that they might not otherwise have access to. The sites offer a place to discover history, celebrate heritage and explore something new – all free of charge.

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Become a volunteer

We are still looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in participating in our community’s rich heritage. Come and spend some time immersed in one of our many historical Doors Open sites!

Contact us by telephone at 519-376-4440, ext. 1256, or by email at sollerton@owensound.ca.

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Contact info

Telephone: 519-376-4440, ext. 1250
Email: jteakle@owensound.ca
Website: www.owensoundtourism.ca/doorsopen

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32 sites found

92.3 The Dock Doors Open Owen Sound

92.3 The Dock

Unlock the mystery of radio with an opportunity to go on a guided tour of 92.3 The Dock. During Doors Open, you will have a chance to see how the magic of radio happens. You will also learn why radio stations play what they play, and maybe even meet one of your favourite radio personalities along the way.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Communication

Contact info

787 9th Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-470-7626, ext. 407
Email: kathleen.scott@bellmedia.ca
www.iheartradio.ca/92-3-the-dock

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Active Lifestyles Seniors' Centre Grey-Bruce (McQuay Tannery Building) Doors Open Owen Sound

Active Lifestyles Seniors' Centre Grey-Bruce (McQuay Tannery Building)
This building is what remains of the 1902 McQuay Tanning Co., producers of fine-grade leather and harnesses that were shipped across Canada and internationally. The building, an example of post-Second World War modern architecture, today houses the Active Lifestyles Centre Grey-Bruce, a not-for-profit organization that provides leadership, socialization, programs and activities to support healthy lifestyles and independence for 55-plus adults.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1852 3rd Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-8304
Email: mail.alscgb@gmail.com
www.alscgb.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1946
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Beth Ezekiel Synagogue Doors Open Owen Sound

Beth Ezekiel Synagogue

First occupied by the Calvary Church, this building has housed the synagogue since 1946. Named for Ezekiel Cadesky, a Russian immigrant who settled here in the early 1900s, the structure draws from the tradition of simple, turn-of-the-20th-century Georgian meeting halls. Intricate stained-glass windows tell the story of many member families. Designated under the Ontario Heritage Act in 1990.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

313 11th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-4176
www.bethezekiel.org

Architecture

Year built: 1903
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Billy Bishop Home & Museum Doors Open Owen Sound

Billy Bishop Home & Museum

The Billy Bishop Home & Museum remains an Owen Sound landmark. Boyhood home of the First World War Flying Ace, the 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 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

British Methodist Episcopal Church Doors Open Owen Sound

British Methodist Episcopal Church

Traditionally a Black church, Owen Sound’s British Methodist Episcopal Church has been serving the spiritual needs of its congregation for almost 150 years. Loyalty to their church was a common characteristic of these Black residents. Established in 1856, it was a rallying point for the slaves who made it to Canada, both before and during the American Civil War.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

245 11th Street West
Owen Sound , Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1889
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Bruce Grey Child & Family Services Doors Open Owen Sound

Bruce Grey Child & Family Services

This building – a former YMCA and daycare – was constructed in 1965. In 2012, the Family Y headquarters was completely renovated to support 2,323 square metres (25,000 square feet) of modern office space for Bruce Grey Child & Family Services. This organization is committed to protecting and promoting the best interests of children, strengthening families and honouring culture, heritage and community.

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

Contact info

640 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound , Ontario
Telephone: 519-371-4453
www.bgcfs.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Central Westside United Church Doors Open Owen Sound

Central Westside United Church

Built in 1910 as the Westside Methodist Church, this building remains much the same as it did then. It was constructed of local materials with Renaissance proportions in the Akron style. A veranda was added to the northeast entrance and a wheelchair ramp at the west entrance. The pipe organ also dates from 1910.

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

Contact info

310 10th Street West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-8319
www.centralwestside.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1910
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Community Waterfront Heritage Centre Doors Open Owen Sound

Community Waterfront Heritage Centre

In 1931, the Canadian National Railway built this station, which had a separate waiting room for women and children, to replace the original Grand Trunk station. Passenger service ended in 1970. Today, the station is a landmark and tourism hub, housing the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre. This site will be the Doors Open Headquarters and will provide guided tours.

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

Contact info

1155 1st Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-371-3333
Email: info@waterfrontheritage.ca
http://marineandrail.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1931
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum, Transportation
Landscape: Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

County of Grey Administration Building Doors Open Owen Sound

County of Grey Administration Building

In 2016, Grey County Council approved an addition and renovation to the administration building in order to bring more services together under one roof, making it easier to receive services in a community hub that is fully accessible. As part of the project, the Provincial Offences Court was moved here. The official ribbon cutting was held in September 2018.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

595 9th Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-372-0219, ext. 1292

Architecture

Architectural style: International
Building type: Courthouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eddie Sargent House Doors Open Owen Sound

Eddie Sargent House

The Eddie Sargent House is an elegant and well-preserved Victorian home. The property was the former home of Eddie and Roma Sargent. Eddie was the Mayor of Owen Sound and the Member of Provincial Parliament representing Grey-North from 1963 to 1967, and Grey-Bruce from 1967 to 1987. The home occupies a prominent location on the west hill overlooking Georgian Bay.

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  • Parking

Contact info

2545 5th Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-3690, ext. 6114

Architecture

Year built: 1881
Architectural style: Gothic revival, Italianate, Victorian
Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

First United Church and Wiidosendiwag-Walking Together Tour Doors Open Owen Sound

First United Church and Wiidosendiwag-Walking Together Tour

The First United Church has a history dating back to 1842 in the Ojibway reserve of Newash. The current church building opened in 1955. This year, First United will be the starting point for the Wiidosendiwag-Walking Together Tour of the traditional territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation. Guided tours will be available throughout the day.

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

Contact info

435 21st Street West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-1736
Email: office@firstunited-os.com
www.firstunited-os.com

Architecture

Year built: 1955
Architectural style: International
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; book and bake sale (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.); guided tours at 10 and 11:30 a.m., and 1 and 2:30 p.m.

Former United States Consulate Doors Open Owen Sound

Former United States Consulate

Built in 1890 for a local hardware merchant, this house was rented in 1908-09 as the home and office of the United States Consul Colonel Augustus G. Seyfert, evidence of Owen Sound's importance in American shipping. Designated under the Ontario Heritage Act in 2010, the property is now the private residence of Shelley and Bev Buckton.

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

932 3rd Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1890
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Historical house, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ginger Press, The Doors Open Owen Sound

Ginger Press, The

This bookshop, begun in 1978 as a mail-order business specializing in books about woodworking, moved into their current location in 1984. Since 1987, they have focused on books about Owen Sound and the surrounding area – including historical, contemporary, natural and cultural publications. It remains an exuberant centre where readers and writers alike gather to exchange ideas and connect over books.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Communication

Contact info

848 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-4233
Email: maryann@gingerpress.com
http://gingerpress.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Great Lakes Métis Council Doors Open Owen Sound

Great Lakes Métis Council

The Great Lakes Métis Council is a local chartered community council committed to fostering community development and empowerment for Métis citizens. The organization oversees services to the Métis community, including: educational services, economic development, genealogy and the Urban Multi-Purpose Aboriginal Youth Centre. Some of the programs offered include: Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Program, Employment and Training and Infinity Property Services.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

380 9th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-370-0435
Email: greatlakesmetis@gmail.com
www.greatlakesmetis.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Greenwood Cemetery and Mausoleum Doors Open Owen Sound

Greenwood Cemetery and Mausoleum

Greenwood Cemetery, bordered by stately maples and cedar hedges, is the final resting place of ship captains, politicians and prominent business people. It is the only cemetery in Canada in which three Victoria Cross recipients are buried (including Billy Bishop). The Indiana-limestone-clad mausoleum, built in 1927, features marble interiors and impressive stained-glass windows. Walking tour brochure/guided tours available.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

190 1st Street Southwest
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-3203
www.owensound.ca/en/living/cemeteries.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1927 (mausoleum)
Building type: Cemetery

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday tour at 11 a.m.; Sunday tour at 1 p.m.; special Friday night tour (June 1) at 8 p.m.

Highland Manor Inn Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast Doors Open Owen Sound

Highland Manor Inn Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast

This impressive 697-square-metre (7,500-square-foot) manor – a fine example of high Victorian architecture – features a library, music room, cage elevator, Roman arches, 3.66-metre-high (12-foot) plaster ceilings, stained-glass windows and a grand staircase. From 1919 to 1940, the house served as a maternity hospital.

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

867 4th Avenue A West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-372-2699
Email: info@highlandmanor.ca
www.highlandmanor.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1875
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Inglis Falls Conservation Area and Water Filtration Plant Doors Open Owen Sound

Inglis Falls Conservation Area and Water Filtration Plant

One of the three waterfalls on the outskirts of Owen Sound, Inglis Falls cascades 18 metres (59 feet) over the Niagara Escarpment. See the remains of a water flume and grinding stones, once part of a grist, saw and woollen mill complex. Tour the filtration plant, built in 1910, where water was filtered and then gravity-fed to local residents.

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

Contact info

237785 Inglis Falls Road
Georgian Bluffs, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-3076, ext. 278

Architecture

Year built: 1862 (gristmill)
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark
Landscape: Conservation area, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Morland Place Doors Open Owen Sound

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 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mudtown Station Brewery and Restaurant Doors Open Owen Sound

Mudtown Station Brewery and Restaurant

This former Canadian Pacific Railway station is an important part of Owen Sound’s cultural heritage. The station is a unique building, built in 1946, with elements of prairie, art deco and art moderne architectural styles. The property was vacant for 10 years until purchased by the City and repurposed to house this unique brewery and restaurant.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

1198 1st Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-371-3575
www.mudtownstation.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1946
Architectural style: Art deco, Art moderne, Prairie
Building type: Food and drink, Historical landmark, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: guided tours from 8 to 11 a.m.

Old Post Office Doors Open Owen Sound

Old Post Office
This structure was used until 1957 to house the Post Office, Customs and Inland Revenue Services. Since then, it has accommodated a bank, bookstore, fitness centre, apartments and commercial offices. Designated under the Ontario Heritage Act in 1980, the building is now home to the engineering firm of Aspin Kemp & Associates, and the interactive Assiduous Escape room.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

299 9th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-2800

Architecture

Year built: 1910
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark, Post office

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library Doors Open Owen Sound

Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library

This library was founded in 1855 as a Mechanics’ Institute. The present neoclassical structure – completed in 1914 with a Carnegie Foundation grant – features exterior monumental brick pilasters with carved limestone trim and bases, and a barrel-vaulted ceiling with decorative plasterwork. An addition dates from 1972. The building was designated under the Ontario Heritage Act in 2009.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

824 1st Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-6623
www.owensound.library.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1914
Architect: Forster & Clark
Architectural style: Neoclassical
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Owen Sound Artists' Co-op Doors Open Owen Sound

Owen Sound Artists' Co-op

Constructed in 1905 as a retail store, this building was purchased in 1924 by a rival retailer who operated it as a dry goods store until 1989. Designated under the Ontario Heritage Act in 1990, it is now home to the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op – a gallery/retail space for area artists to showcase and sell their work.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

942 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-371-0479
Email: info@artistscoop.ca
http://artistscoop.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1905
Architect: Forster and Clark
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Owen Sound City Hall Doors Open Owen Sound

Owen Sound City Hall

The original town hall, built in 1868-69, was largely destroyed by fire in 1961. In 1965, the 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: sollerton@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 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Owen Sound Muslim Association Doors Open Owen Sound

Owen Sound Muslim Association

This registered charity is engaged in preaching and advancing the teachings of the Islamic faith and the religious tenets, doctrines, observances and culture associated with it, and contributes to the community’s welfare and educational services. During Ramadan (May 5 to June 4, 2019), special services will be provided. The community will break its fasts together at the mosque on weekends.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

895 7th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 514-573-2913
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Religious-Organization/Owen-Sound-Muslim-Association-1226050314182512/

Architecture

Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Owen Sound Police Service Doors Open Owen Sound

Owen Sound Police Service

The Owen Sound Police Station was completely renovated and operational in 2009. The Auxiliary Unit will provide guided tours every 30 minutes where people will be able to meet the police officers, see the police vehicles, and maybe even get a glimpse of the cellblocks. Attendees will need to enter through the Barclay Room entrance off 2nd Avenue West.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

922 2nd Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-9812, ext. 175
Email: info@owensoundpolice.com
www.owensoundpolice.com

Architecture

Architectural style: International

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Guided tours every 30 minutes from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Owen Sound Wastewater Treatment Plant Doors Open Owen Sound

Owen Sound Wastewater Treatment Plant

Owen Sound’s wastewater is collected in a sewer system consisting of 150 km (93 miles) of sewer mains that convey the wastewater to the treatment plant. Constructed in 1962, the plant was upgraded to full secondary treatment in 2017. Guided tours are available throughout the day to show the process of treating the wastewater before returning it to Georgian Bay.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

2050 3rd Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-4274
Email: jfenton@owensound.ca
www.owensound.ca/en/city-hall/waterwastewater.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1962
Architectural style: International
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Richard N. Neath Water Treatment Plant Doors Open Owen Sound

Richard N. Neath Water Treatment Plant

The Richard N. Neath Water Treatment Plant is a direct filtration surface water treatment plant that draws its water from Georgian Bay, serving 22,000 residents in the Owen Sound area. Take a tour to learn about how the water from the bay is cleaned and filtered, and understand more about the history behind this process.

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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 2, 2018
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; guided tours at 11 a.m. 12, 1 and 2 p.m.

Rogers TV Doors Open Owen Sound

Rogers TV

Community television has been a part of Grey County’s fabric since 1963. Doors Open allows us the opportunity to welcome members of the community to the local Grey County studio. Learn firsthand about the exciting world of television production. Appear on camera with your own station ID, meet local on-air personalities, tour the facility and enjoy light refreshments.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1360 20th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-2832
www.rogerstv.com/page.aspx?rid=50&lid=14

Architecture

Year built: 1991
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Roselawn Bowling Club Doors Open Owen Sound

Roselawn Bowling Club

Lawn bowling has been a popular summer sport in Owen Sound for more than 100 years. The club, originally called Owen Sound North (Brooke) Lawnbowling Club, purchased this property for $200 in 1948. After a fire in the 1990s destroyed the St. George’s Lawnbowling Club facility, Roselawn welcomed its members. Come and visit and try your hand at lawn bowling!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1555 5th Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-7870
http://roselawnbowlingclub.com

Architecture

Year built: 1948
Architectural style: Vernacular

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Roxy Theatre Doors Open Owen Sound

Roxy Theatre

The Roxy Theatre building, which was originally the Grand Opera House, was constructed in 1912 and has long been a landmark in Owen Sound. The Owen Sound Little Theatre, a not-for-profit charitable organization, now uses the building for community theatrical productions as well as many stage performances and musical events.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

251 9th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-371-7456
Email: admin@roxytheatre.ca
www.roxytheatre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1912
Building type: Attraction, Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Workshop Doors Open Owen Sound

The Workshop

Since the late 1800s, this building has been home to Molsons Bank, the Canadian Pacific Telegraph and Ken Henrich Jeweller (which only closed in 2014). Listed in 2018 on the city's heritage register, the building is now home to The Workshop – a local arts hub where you can learn about making pottery, jewelry and more.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

948 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-371-0479
Email: info@artistscoop.ca
http://artistscoop.ca/workshop-events

Architecture

Year built: Late 1800s
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tone Studio Doors Open Owen Sound

Tone Studio

Built of native stone and dedicated to the Congregational church in 1871, this property was sold in 1902 to the Women's Christian Temperance Union for use as a meeting hall. It became a Lutheran church in 1943, and was then bought by the Christian Science Society in 1963. Today, the building is a thriving yoga, music and dance studio.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Washrooms
  • Communication

Contact info

900 1st Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-935-2610
http://toneyogastudio.com

Architecture

Year built: 1869
Building type: Commercial, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2 – Sunday June 3, 2018
Saturday: Noon to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.