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Simcoe County

Event information

Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The County of Simcoe is located in central Ontario. It is the site of first contact between Champlain and the Ouendat in the early 1600s. Two hundred years later, the War of 1812 saw a wave of British setters build roads, clear land and homestead. Two hundred years after that, the County of Simcoe is an ever-growing region with a vibrant future based on a solid and interesting historical foundation.

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The County of Simcoe is the second-largest county in Ontario. It is bordered by Lake Simcoe to the east and Georgian Bay to the north. An all-season playground, its population – which includes Barrie and Orillia – is more than 500,000. It is one of the fastest-growing regions outside of the Greater Toronto Area.

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If you’re interested in getting involved in Doors Open Simcoe County, please contact your participating municipality to see how you can get involved.

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Contact info

Telephone: 705-726-9300, ext.1620
Email: culture@simcoe.ca

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4 sites found

Banting Homestead Heritage Park Doors Open Simcoe County

Banting Homestead Heritage Park

Explore this unique Canadian treasure – the birthplace of Sir Frederick Banting, Nobel laureate and co-discoverer of insulin. Tour the farmhouse, exhibits, the 1918 octagonal drive shed, legacy trail and exercise equipment – all part of this diabetes education centre. Legacy Programs honour Banting’s life and talents through public access to informative exhibits assembled from the Banting Legacy Collection.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)

Contact info

5116 Sir Frederick Banting Road
Alliston, Ontario
Telephone: 705-435-0111
Email: kait@bantinglegacy.ca
www.bantinglegacy.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1925
Building type: Educational facility, Historical landmark, Historical house
Landscape: Park, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beattie's Distillers Doors Open Simcoe County

Beattie's Distillers

The Beattie family has been farming in Alliston for five generations, growing crops of the highest standard for over 100 years. They have evolved from a potato farm to a farm that grows, harvests and distills potatoes for distilled spirits, including an award-winning vodka. They look forward to welcoming you to this Doors Open event!

Tell us your story about this site

  • Guided tours available

Contact info

6673 13th Line
Alliston, Ontario
Telephone: 705-435-2444
Email: kenbeattie@beattiesdistillers.com
www.beattiesdistillers.com

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Museum on the Boyne Doors Open Simcoe County

Museum on the Boyne

The Museum on the Boyne is housed in a 1914 agricultural fair building, nestled among the trees of Alliston’s Riverdale Park. Since 1960, the museum has shared stories of the people and places that make up South Simcoe. Check out the Doors Open activities and find out why Riverdale Park has been a gathering place for more than a century.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

250 Fletcher Crescent
Alliston, Ontario
Telephone: 705-435-3900, ext. 1802
Email: boynemuseum@newtecumseth.ca
www.newtecumseth.ca/en/parks-recreation-and-culture/museum-on-the-boyne.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1914
Building type: Historical house, Museum
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Seven Star Masonic Lodge No. 285 Doors Open Simcoe County

Seven Star Masonic Lodge No. 285

The members of the Seven Star Masonic Lodge have been active in the community since receiving their charter in 1872. You are cordially invited to tour the lodge room, ask questions concerning Freemasonry and learn about the organization’s history. Enter from Victoria Street (chair lift available) or Dominion Street. Light refreshments will be available.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

28 Victoria Street West
Alliston, Ontario
Telephone: 705-435-7594

Architecture

Year built: 1894
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.