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 …

Quinte West

Event information

Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Explore | Discover | Enjoy

  • Enjoy a pancake breakfast at Trenton Seniors Club 105 before you learn about curling or tour the new fire hall (Quinte West Station No. 1).
  • Visit gardens and flower or berry farms, or walk with dinosaurs.
  • Bring along the family pets for a visit at a locally run animal hospital.
  • If you want to try dragon boating, stop by the Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club.
  • In addition, the library in City Hall is celebrating 15 years at its present location. Come and share your memories with them. Inside the library, the genealogical society can help you with family research – or get you started on a new hobby!
  • Discover more about the early history of Quinte West – the Gilmour family influence – with the help of local filmmaker Sean Scally and author Don Galna.

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Community information

The City of Quinte West is proud to be hosting its eighth annual Doors Open event!

Quinte West is situated on the shores of the Bay of Quinte, located directly along the Highway 401 corridor, approximately 1.5 hours’ drive east of Toronto and 2.5 hours west of Ottawa. Formed in 1998 by the amalgamation of the former municipalities of Trenton, Sidney, Murray, and Frankford, the City of Quinte West offers its residents and visitors a unique and dynamic blend of rural and urban lifestyles. Quinte West’s natural setting, with its attractive scenic backdrop of rolling hills, rich farmland, clean waterways and rich history creates a healthy environment for working, living and visiting. The city’s special events and attractions – like some that you will experience with our Doors Open event – will make it obvious why we are “A Natural Attraction.”

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Become a volunteer!

If you would like to volunteer for Doors Open Quinte West, contact Wendy Ouellette at wjogjo@gmail.com or Colleen Vickers at colleenv@quintewest.ca.

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Contact info

Telephone: 613-392-2841, ext. 4479
Email: colleenv@quintewest.ca

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21 sites found

Brambleberry Farm Doors Open Quinte West

Brambleberry Farm

Come and take a wagon tour of this 14-hectare (35-acre) pick-your-own berry farm nestled in the beautiful Murray Hills. Learn about modern techniques as well as the many challenges of berry production. Growing quality fruit since 1981, Brambleberry Farm is open to the public for fresh fruit from mid-June to September and year-round for frozen berries.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

9 Mitchell Road
Wooler, Ontario
Telephone: 613-398-8350
Email: berryfarm@hotmail.com
http://brambleberryfarm.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Carm's Museum Doors Open Quinte West

Carm's Museum

Locals have driven by this home for years, and turned to look at the airplane, a 1942 Jeep and a 1901 Oldsmobile on display. Now is your chance to view this private collection of oddities – featuring agricultural artifacts, aviation pieces, toys and many items from the army, navy and air force.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1497 County Road 5
Frankford, Ontario
Telephone: 613-398-7671

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Museum, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Consolidated Public Works and Environmental Services Operation Facility Doors Open Quinte West

Consolidated Public Works and Environmental Services Operation Facility

Opened in 2017, this facility was built to accommodate services that were previously provided out of several fragmented pre-amalgamation (1998) facilities. The 9,300-square-metre (100,000-square-foot) building is home to repair and storage areas, truck wash bays and staff amenity areas. Tours will be available, starting at 10 a.m.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

177 North Murray Street
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-392-2841
Email: mayor@quintewest.ca
www.quintewest.ca/en/your-city-hall/Consolidated-Operations-Facility.asp

Architecture

Year built: 2017
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dahlia May Flower Farm Doors Open Quinte West

Dahlia May Flower Farm

The Dahlia May Flower Farm is a small, family-run farm that specializes in cut flowers. With an 1885 Victorian farmhouse, a charming farm stand, an 18-metre (60-foot) greenhouse full of flowers and a rolling field of blooms during the summer, this property offers spectacular visual appeal. Enjoy this opportunity to connect directly with the growers who produce these gorgeous crops.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1226 Stockdale Road
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-403-5055
Email: melanie@dahliamayflowerfarm.com
www.dahliamayflowerfarm.com

Architecture

Year built: 1885
Building type: Commercial
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kings Inn B&B, The Doors Open Quinte West

Kings Inn B&B, The

This house was built in 1917 by Dr. Farncomb, who ran his practice from his home. In the 1950s, the house was turned into five apartments. The Degroot family purchased the home in 1968. Pierre and Candace Lauzer then purchased the home in 2007 and have since lovingly restored it and converted it into a bed and breakfast establishment.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

81 Henry Street
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-849-3777
https://thekingsinntrenton.com/

Architecture

Year built: 1917
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lock One, Trent-Severn Waterway, Parks Canada Doors Open Quinte West

Lock One, Trent-Severn Waterway, Parks Canada

The Trent-Severn Waterway stretches through central Ontario. Its 386 kilometres (210 miles) of interconnected lakes and rivers contain 44 locks. Visit Lock One and find out how a lock works from a lock master. Then discover first hand how to navigate the lock on a dragon boat with members of the Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club (age restrictions apply).

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

155 County Road 33
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-392-3334
Email: ian.kearse@pc.gc.ca
www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/trentsevern

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Montrose Inn Boutique Bed and Breakfast Doors Open Quinte West

Montrose Inn Boutique Bed and Breakfast

In 1916, Robert J. Graham – prominent businessman and Belleville's former mayor – started building his summer home, now known as the Montrose Inn. This excellent example of antebellum architecture was designed by Toronto architect Eustice Bird and took two years to complete. The inn has had new owners and décor since May 2015.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1725 Old Highway 2 West
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-966-1028
www.montroseinn.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1916
Architectural style: Antebellum
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

National Air Force Museum of Canada Doors Open Quinte West

National Air Force Museum of Canada

Established in 1984, the National Air Force Museum of Canada is dedicated to preserving and telling the history of Canadian military aviation. The museum captures the spirit, daring and courage of the men and women of the Royal Canadian Air Force – from the first flight on a frozen lake in Nova Scotia to today's humanitarian relief missions.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

220 RCAF Road
Astra, Ontario
Telephone: 613-965-3588
Email: adminclerk@airforcemuseum.ca
http://airforcemuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1984
Building type: Attraction, Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ontario Genealogical Society, Quinte Branch Doors Open Quinte West

Ontario Genealogical Society, Quinte Branch

The library of the Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is for the public interested in researching local or family history, with records from around the world and around the corner. Volunteers will be on hand to assist in helping with individual's questions or research. Come and visit – and learn something about your ancestors while you’re here.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

7 Creswell Drive (City Hall)
Quinte West, Ontario
Telephone: 613-392-3381, ext. 3328
Email: quintechair@ogs.on.ca
https://quinte.ogs.on.ca

Architecture

Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Quinte Animal Hospital Doors Open Quinte West

Quinte Animal Hospital

The Quinte Animal Hospital is a small-animal veterinary hospital. Their surgical suite, X-ray room, in-house laboratory and exam rooms will all be open for tours and questions during Doors Open. The team will also be on site to share their expertise and answer any questions. Pets are welcome. Light snacks and refreshments will be available.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

71 Murphy Street
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-392-8900
Email: quinteanimalhospital@outlook.com
www.quinteanimalhospital.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Building type: Commercial, Educational facility, Health-care facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Quinte Waste Solutions Doors Open Quinte West

Quinte Waste Solutions

Quinte Waste Solutions is the municipal recycling service that has collected for nine member communities for over 25 years. At its Trenton location – known as the Material Recovery Facility – they process over 50 metric tonnes of household recycling each day. Come and visit this facility and learn about what happens to your blue box recycling.

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

Contact info

270 West Street
Quinte West, Ontario
Telephone: 613-394-6266
Email: rachel@quinterecycling.org
http://quinterecycling.org

Architecture

Year built: 1990
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Quinte West Fire and Emergency Services Station No. 1 Doors Open Quinte West

Quinte West Fire and Emergency Services Station No. 1

Completed in 2018 and opened in October, the Quinte West Fire and Emergency station is prepared for any emergency. Tours of the new building will be available during Doors Open. Of interest will be the room dedicated to the history of firefighting in Quinte West. On display, too, is the first pumper used in 1923 by Frankford's firefighters.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

49 Dixon Drive
Quinte West, Ontario
Telephone: 613-392-2841, ext. 7464
Email: johnw@quintewest.ca
www.city.quintewest.on.ca/en/cityhall/FireDepartment.asp

Architecture

Year built: 2018
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Quinte West Gardens-Growing Community Doors Open Quinte West

Quinte West Gardens-Growing Community

The goal of the Quinte West Gardens-Growing Community is to grow the community by encouraging relationships through gardening, food production, environmental awareness and education. Come and visit them at their location on Guelph Street. During Doors Open, they will conduct site tours and offer samples of their produce. You can even participate in the Potato Dig!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

48 Guelph Street
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-438-4682
Email: info@quintewestgardens.org
www.quintewestgardens.org

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Building type: Food and drink
Landscape: Garden, Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Quinte West Public Library (Trenton Branch) Doors Open Quinte West

Quinte West Public Library (Trenton Branch)

The Quinte West Public Library – celebrating its 15th anniversary in September 2019 – offers programs from tech support to crafts group meetings. During Doors Open, come and explore the displays of pictures from the library’s past and enjoy the memories that people have shared. You might even leave with a new library memory of your own.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

7 Creswell Drive
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-394-3381
www.library.quintewest.com/en

Architecture

Year built: 2005
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Research Casting International (RCI) Doors Open Quinte West

Research Casting International (RCI)

RCI is one of the world's largest providers of museum technical services, including specimen restoration, mounting, exhibition fabrication and relocation. Museums around the world have commissioned the company’s services. It is staffed by experienced craftsmen and artists dedicated to restoring and preserving the world's rarest and most valuable paleontological specimens and artifacts.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

15 Dufferin Avenue
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-394-7051
Email: bmcinroy@rescast.com
www.rescast.com

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trenton Curling Club Doors Open Quinte West

Trenton Curling Club

Built over 60 years ago, the Trenton Curling Club invites you to explore its history and facility. Experience hands-on activities – including floor curling and demonstrations of this sport and its unique equipment. Club members, from juniors to seniors, will be pleased to share their expertise, answer questions about leagues and lessons, and provide instructional video presentations of strategy and technique.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

293 King Street
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-392-5244
Email: trentoncurling@hotmail.com
www.trentoncurlingclub.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1927-58
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trenton Greenbelt Conservation Area Doors Open Quinte West

Trenton Greenbelt Conservation Area

The Trenton Greenbelt Conservation area in the heart of Quinte West – at the gateway to the Trent Severn Waterway – hugs the shoreline of the Trent River, providing a perfect setting for picnics, walking, cycling and boating along the Trent River and Bay of Quinte. Staff will be available with displays and information. You can walk from here to Lock One.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

441 Front Street
Quinte West, Ontario
Telephone: 613-394-4829
Email: anne.anderson@ltc.on.ca
www.ltc.on.ca/conservation/ca/tg

Architecture

Landscape: Conservation area, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club Doors Open Quinte West

Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club

The Trenton Rowing and Paddling Club will open its club house, situated on the shores of the Trent River. Meet the staff, coaches and members that run this organization, providing recreation, fitness and training in the sports of rowing and paddling for members and non-members. The club dragon boat will also be on site, offering rides on the Trent River.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

80 Ontario Street
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-392-7635
Email: mike.roussakis@sympatico.ca
www.facebook.com/TrentonRowingandPaddlingClub?fref=ts

Architecture

Year built: 2013
Architect: Ducon
Building type: Attraction, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trenton Seniors Club 105 Doors Open Quinte West

Trenton Seniors Club 105

Start the day with a pancake breakfast at the Trenton Seniors Club 105 (for a small fee) and discover what keeps everyone so busy – from shuffleboard and snooker to cards and darts. Check out the fully equipped workshop and arts and craft area. Meet the people who enjoy these activities daily and hear their stories. All ages are welcome.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

61 Bay Street
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-392-5400
Email: club105trenton@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1952
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trenton Town Hall 1861 Doors Open Quinte West

Trenton Town Hall 1861

Come and visit this town hall and view the newest documentary by local filmmaker Sean Scally, Lumber Barons. The Gilmour Years. The tea service used by the Gilmour family will be on display. Enjoy refreshments as you wander through the archives room. Please note that the film will be shown upstairs, which is not wheelchair accessible.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

55 King Street
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-394-1333
Email: leo.dog123.dc@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1861
Architect: Kivas Tully
Architectural style: Georgian

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (screenings at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.)

Wild Card Brewing Company Doors Open Quinte West

Wild Card Brewing Company

Experience the art of craft brewing at Quinte West's only brewery, run by the Card family. Relocated to a larger space due to increased popularity, the Wild Card Brewing Company offers a unique opportunity to see how beer is made, using local ingredients obtained from Brambleberry Farm in nearby Wooler.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

38 Gotha Street
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-394-1010
www.wildcardbrewco.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.