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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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Community information

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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40 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.

Barrie Fire and Emergency Services Headquarters Doors Open Simcoe County

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Barrie Fire and Emergency Services Headquarters

The main floor of this new LEED Silver building includes five drive-through bays, dorm rooms, lockers, an exercise room, a kitchen and dining room, and a classroom. The second floor houses the Emergency Communications Centre, which includes a dispatch area and communications offices. The building was designed with a contemporary design that still relates to more traditional fire halls.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

155 Dunlop Street West
Barrie, Ontario
Telephone: 705-728-3199
Email: Samantha.hoffmann@barrie.ca
www.barrie.ca/Living/Emergency%20Services/BarrieFire/Pages/default.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 2011
Architect: Lett Architects Inc.
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

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

Barrie Mosque - Noor Ul Islam Doors Open Simcoe County

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Barrie Mosque - Noor Ul Islam

The Barrie Mosque is the only masjid (Muslim place of worship) in the City of Barrie. It has been the primary centre for prayer, learning and recreation for the Barrie Muslim community since 1988. Interactive guided tours will be offered every hour. Free refreshments for everyone. Enjoy this great opportunity to meet the Imam and members of Barrie’s Muslim community.

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

Contact info

155 Ferris Lane
Barrie, Ontario
Telephone: 705-999-7176
Email: barriemosque@gmail.com
www.barriemosque.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1988
Building type: Place of worship

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.

Carley Community Hall Doors Open Simcoe County

Carley Community Hall

During Doors Open, visit the c. 1912 Carley Community Hall – originally a one-room schoolhouse. Today, it maintains its former look with original flooring, a stage, blackboard and large windows. Be a part of the history of the area, enjoy food and meet the talented artists whose work will be on sale.

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

Contact info

396 Warminster Sideroad (between Lines 8 and 9)
Oro-Medonte, Ontario
Telephone: 705-487-2171
www.carleycommunityhall.com

Architecture

Year built: c. 1912
Building type: Attraction, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21 – Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum Doors Open Simcoe County

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Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum

The Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum promotes, collects and retains the history from 1830 to 1950 of Coldwater and its surrounding area. They are located on the original homestead site of 1836 settler Archibald Woodrow with 2 hectares (6.6 acres) of park-like setting and 800 metres (2,624 feet) of the Coldwater Heritage Trail and Heritage Gardens.

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

Contact info

1474 Woodrow Road
Coldwater, Ontario
Telephone: 705-955-1930
Email: mvanmuyen@hotmail.com
www.coldwatermuseum.com

Architecture

Year built: 1836
Architectural style: Log structure
Building type: Historical house, Museum
Landscape: Garden, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Coldwater Mill Doors Open Simcoe County

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Coldwater Mill

This mill was built in 1833 for the Ojibwa First Nations on the picturesque Coldwater River as part of a reserve. The 55 historical storyboards outline the mill’s history. Many milling artifacts and a local artisan boutique can be found here. Through grants received in 2018, a historically sensitive addition to the mill was made to ensure accessibility compliance.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1 Mill Street
Coldwater, Ontario
Telephone: 705-627-0106
Email: coldwatermill@gmail.com
www.coldwatermill.com

Architecture

Year built: 1833
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark, Museum
Landscape: Natural heritage, Park

Dates/hours open

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

Federal Building Doors Open Simcoe County

Federal Building

This marble-fronted, beaux arts-style building replicates a state building in Havana, Cuba. It opened here in 1915 as a federal post office, and boasts a central, three-bay, Corinthian-order portico with central pediment set between lower, three-bay, Doric porticoes, all with balustraded parapets and coffered bronze ceilings. This remarkable building pays tribute to the Greek temple.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access

Contact info

44 Hurontario Street
Collingwood, Ontario
Telephone: 705-305-7511
Email: maurizio.ciccarellii@bgis.com

Architecture

Year built: 1913-15
Architect: Philip Coles Palin
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Courthouse

Dates/hours open

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

Gibson Centre, The Doors Open Simcoe County

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Gibson Centre, The

The Gibson Centre is a significant landmark that has been transformed from a farm implement factory. Dedicated to hosting cultural activities and showcasing the arts, they are home to many local artists’ groups, as well as the Rotary Club of Alliston. It also offers a great performance hall, a beautiful gallery space, artisan gift shop and café for light lunches.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

63 Tupper Street West
Alliston, Ontario
Telephone: 705-435-2828
Email: info@gibsoncentre.com
https://gibsoncentre.com

Architecture

Year built: 1889
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Historical landmark, Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guided tours on the half-hour from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grey and Simcoe Foresters Regimental Museum Doors Open Simcoe County

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Grey and Simcoe Foresters Regimental Museum

This unusually shaped building – erected as a military drill hall and armoury – was the headquarters of the 35th Battalion Simcoe Foresters until 1914 when it became auxiliary to the new Queen’s Park armoury. In 1948, it became a farmers’ market. In recent years, the building was revitalized and designated for its architectural/historical significance, and is now a regimental museum.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

36 Mulcaster Street
Barrie, Ontario
Telephone: 705-737-5559
Email: p.litster@rogers.com
www.facebook.com/pages/Grey-Simcoe-Foresters-Regimental-Museum/245673058960934

Architecture

Year built: 1888-89
Building type: Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Hillside Holme Doors Open Simcoe County

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Hillside Holme

Thomas Chew, a local miller, built this house for his family who lived here until 1937. It has been lovingly restored and was designated in 2013. Note the grand foyer entrance, original fireplaces, lead- and stained-glass windows, original built-in cabinetry, pocket doors, dramatic grand staircase, a large wraparound front porch, and lovely views of Georgian Bay from the upstairs bedrooms.

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

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Architectural style: Queen Anne revival
Building type: Historical house, Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Historical Downtown Walking Tour Doors Open Simcoe County

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Historical Downtown Walking Tour

The Barrie Historical Archive will be conducting a new, interactive heritage walking tour called They Rushed In – a Main-Street stroll that highlights some of the stories of the Barrie Fire Services and heritage locations in the city’s historical downtown core. Participants will receive a brochure that complements the tour – led by local historian, writer and storyteller, Mary Harris.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

Meet at 155 Dunlop Street West
Barrie, Ontario
Email: info@barriearchive.ca
www.barriearchive.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: two tours only at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Honda of Canada Mfg. Doors Open Simcoe County

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Honda of Canada Mfg.

Discover the joy of creating with a behind-the-scenes tour of Honda of Canada Mfg. See where the award-winning Civic and CR-V, powered by Honda engines, are built. Self-guided tours of the production departments will take visitors through stamping, welding, assembly, die cast and polymer – to name a few. No photography permitted, except in designated areas. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

4700 Industrial Parkway
Alliston, Ontario
Telephone: 705-435-5561
Email: Sheila_Goodfellow@hcm.honda.com
www.hondacanadamfg.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1986
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Innisfil ideaLAB & Library (Lakeshore Branch) Doors Open Simcoe County

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Innisfil ideaLAB & Library (Lakeshore Branch)

This space is more than your average public library – it’s a modern, accessible, award-winning facility with a video-recording space, music studio, community garden and butterfly nursery. During Doors Open, at our Lakeshore Branch, join a tour of the new local history room or explore the 5th Annual Makerfest. Come and view the pollinator gardens or play with some robots!

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

Contact info

967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, Ontario
Telephone: 705-431-7410, ext. 5224
Email: jmurley@innisfilidealab.ca
www.innisfilidealab.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Architectural style: Modernism
Building type: Library
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Joseph Lawrence House Doors Open Simcoe County

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Joseph Lawrence House

At first glance, this two-storey bed and breakfast appears to be a straightforward example of the Italianate style of the late 1870s and 1880s. Its projecting frontispieces, segmental windows, brackets and double door with rectangular transom are characteristic of many Collingwood homes from this time. Of particular note is the decorative brickwork, with its distinctive bands of contrasting buff bricks.

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

492 Hurontario Street
Collingwood, Ontario
Telephone: 705-441-6646
https://josephlawrencehouse.com

Architecture

Year built: 1860
Architect: Joseph H. Lawrence
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Commercial, Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

k2MILLING Doors Open Simcoe County

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k2MILLING

Owner Mark Hayhoe – whose family has a 128-year milling legacy in Ontario – has been milling here at K2 Milling for 28 years. This Ontario-focused, artisanal flour mill produces flour from seeds and other plant material. During Doors Open, the mill will be providing tastings of whisky and vodka that are made from their flour. Tours will also be provided.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

120 Dayfoot Street
Beeton, Ontario
Telephone: 647-519-1194
Email: kaptain@k2milling.com
www.k2milling.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Ken Snider Memorial Museum Doors Open Simcoe County

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Ken Snider Memorial Museum

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 80 has been a feature of Midland life since its incorporation in November 1926. The Legion hosts the Ken Snider Memorial Museum, which contains information and exhibits about the Armed Forces in the Midland area from both World Wars and afterwards. The museum’s highlight is a 1942 Chevrolet truck.

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

Contact info

422 Gloucester Street
Midland, Ontario
Telephone: 705-526-7512
Email: midlandlegion@gmail.com
www.Midlandlegion.ca/museum

Architecture

Year built: 1998
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

La Clé d’la Baie en Huronie Doors Open Simcoe County

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La Clé d’la Baie en Huronie

Originally built as a post office, this site has retained the original counters, mailboxes and woodwork. In the past, the building has housed the Centre d’activités françaises and the École de la résistance (now Le Caron). In 1996, ownership was transferred to La Clé, which offers services for the development, success and recognition of Simcoe County’s Francophone community.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available

Contact info

63 Main Street
Penetaguishene, Ontario
Telephone: 705-549-3116, ext. 7104
Email: mlaurin@lacle.ca
www.lacle.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1928
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Commercial, Educational facility

Dates/hours open

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

MacLaren Art Centre Doors Open Simcoe County

MacLaren Art Centre

This gallery serves Barrie and Simcoe County, combining a renovated 1917 Carnegie public library with a dynamic contemporary addition designed in 2001 by Siamak Hariri. In addition to a permanent collection of contemporary Canadian art, the gallery presents a year-round program of exhibitions. It features multiple galleries, an education centre, a sculpture courtyard, café, gift shop and framing services.

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

Contact info

37 Mulcaster Street
Barrie, Ontario
Telephone: 705-721-9696
Email: maclaren@maclarenart.com
www.maclarenart.com

Architecture

Year built: 1917, 2001
Architect: Chapman & McGiffin (1917); Siamak Hariri (2001)
Architectural style: Classical revival
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Midland and District Lawn Bowling Club Doors Open Simcoe County

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Midland and District Lawn Bowling Club

In 1972, Ken Ellis started his quest for a bowling green in Midland. In 1975, the club obtained a 20-year lease from the Town of Midland for a scenic parcel of land on the east side of Little Lake, known as the old Heathron Lodge. A large cottage on the site – still the club’s home today – became the clubhouse.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

664 King Street
Midland, Ontario
Telephone: 705-526-8929
Email: info@midlandlawnbowlingclub.ca
www.Midlandlawnbowlingclub.ca

Architecture

Architectural style: Ontario cottage
Building type: Commercial
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Midland Curling Club Doors Open Simcoe County

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Midland Curling Club

The Midland Curling Club was constructed in 1919 on the former Midland Fair grounds. The building was designed by architect Wilfred F. Smith and constructed by J.C. McMullen and the Cummings Brothers, Will and Isaac, who became lifelong members of the club. This year, the club is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Come and tour the facility and join the celebrations!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

474 King Street
Midland, Ontario
Telephone: 705-526-5631
Email: info@midlandcurlingclub.com
https://midlandcurlingclub.com

Architecture

Year built: 1919
Architect: Wilfrid F. Smith, J.C. McMullen, Cummings Brothers
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Midland Fire Department Doors Open Simcoe County

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Midland Fire Department

The Midland Fire Hall was constructed in 1995. The station has a four-bay double-depth apparatus area, administrative offices and a training room. On the grounds at the front of the building are a firefighter memorial and a bell, which was originally part of the Federal Building built on King Street in 1914.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

259 King Street
Midland, Ontario
Telephone: 705-526-4279
Email: fire@midland.ca
www.midland.ca/townhall/dpt/fire

Architecture

Year built: 1995
Building type: Transportation

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.

Nancy Island Historic Site Doors Open Simcoe County

Nancy Island Historic Site

This island – a National Historic Site since 1928 – houses the charred remains of, and artifacts from, the HMS Nancy (c. 1789), a ship that battled three American schooners during the War of 1812. This event marked a pivotal moment in Canadian history. For one day only, visitors will be allowed to access the climate-controlled ship wreckage.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

119 Mosley Street
Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Telephone: 705-429-2728
Email: nancyisland@wasagabeachpark.com
www.wasagabeachpark.com/nancy-island-historic-site

Architecture

Year built: 1968; 2012
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Military, Museum, Theatre
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

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

National Ski Academy Doors Open Simcoe County

National Ski Academy

Tornaveen, this house’s original name, was built for Frank Telfer of the Telfer Biscuit Company. In 1924, the house was sold to the Gowans’ Home for Missionaries’ Children. In 1992, the house was purchased by the National Ski Academy as a boarding school. Today, it accommodates 22 students and offers classroom training as well as local ski hill instruction.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

200 Oak Street
Collingwood, Ontario
Telephone: 705-444-1617
Email: info@nsa.on.ca
www.nsa.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1896
Architect: Fred Hodgson
Architectural style: Queen Anne revival
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church Doors Open Simcoe County

Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church

The Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church, built in 1846-49, is a designated National Historic Site. It is one of the oldest African log churches still standing in North America. This church stands as a testament to both the Black settlers who carefully maintained it for nearly 75 years and the passionate community volunteers who have worked diligently to preserve it.

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

Contact info

Corner of Line 3 North and Old Barrie Road West
Oro-Medonte, Ontario
Telephone: 705-487-2171
www.facebook.com/OroAfricanChurch

Architecture

Year built: 1849
Building type: Historical landmark, Place of worship
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Patton House Doors Open Simcoe County

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Patton House

Patton House is a Victorian dwelling with a wrap-around veranda and balcony. It retains many original interior features – including bargeboard trim, oak floors, 12-inch baseboards, old-growth-pine pocket doors, and a rare rosette window overlooking the porch. In addition to the built features, visitors will see artifacts related to the Patton family and to the history of the house.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

62 William Street
Barrie, Ontario
Telephone: 416-569-8144
Email: dauphine@yorku.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1908
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Robert Street West Pumpstation Doors Open Simcoe County

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Robert Street West Pumpstation

Take a look inside Penetanguishene's 1922 working water pumping station. At one time, this building required an attendant on site 24 hours a day. A small room with a cot and stove was built here for the comfort of the attendant on duty. Learn about the historical pictures mounted on the windows and their significance to the history of Penetanguishene.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

199 Robert Street West
Penetanguishene, Ontario
Email: njackson@penetanguishene.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1922

Dates/hours open

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

Rogers TV Doors Open Simcoe County

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Rogers TV

Rogers TV, Barrie's local community channel, is located near the major intersection of Cundles Road East and St. Vincent Street. The office is a “share-space” designed office, has a TV studio and control room, as well as editing suites to offer full production services to the community. During Doors Open, drop in and take a tour of this facility.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

1 Sperling Drive
Barrie, Ontario
Telephone: 705-812-4539
Email: kevin.kelly@rci.rogers.com
www.rogerstv.com/home?lid=14&rid=23

Architecture

Year built: 1985
Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Commercial

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.

Springwater Township Administration Centre Doors Open Simcoe County

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Springwater Township Administration Centre

To celebrate Springwater Township’s 25th anniversary, the doors to the LEED Silver administration centre will be opened. Located on the former site of the Midhurst Forest Station, which began operating in 1922, the building is the first official home of the Township’s administration. During Doors Open, memorabilia and artifacts of cultural, political and natural heritage significance will be showcased.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

2231 Nursery Road
Minesing, Ontario
Telephone: 705-728-4784
Email: sasha.helmkay@springwater.ca
www.springwater.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2009
Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

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

St. Ann’s Jesuit Memorial Church Doors Open Simcoe County

St. Ann’s Jesuit Memorial Church

Often called the Cathedral of the North, St. Ann's Jesuit Memorial Church has a beautiful view of Georgian Bay in downtown Penetanguishene. Built between 1885 and 1900, the church features three great bells that were cast in France that carry the names of Canadian martyrs. In 1999, steeples were added and a new rectory was built.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access

Contact info

28 Robert Street West
Penetanguishene, Ontario
Telephone: 705-549-2560
Email: stannsrc@bellnet.ca
https://stannspe.archtoronto.org

Architecture

Year built: 1885-1900
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. Patrick’s Perkinsfield Church Doors Open Simcoe County

St. Patrick’s Perkinsfield Church

This church is a prominent landmark located in the heart of Huron-Wendat territory – near the Ossossane bone pit where Father Jean de Brébeuf witnessed a mass burial of over 1,000 individuals in 1636. Built in 1884, it is a late-19th-century carpenter Gothic-style structure – identified by simple wood siding, a gable roof and a symmetrical steeple built on a light-frame construction.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available

Contact info

10 County Road 6 South
Township of Tiny, Ontario
Telephone: 705-549-2560

Architecture

Year built: 1884
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

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

Sts. Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church Doors Open Simcoe County

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Sts. Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church

Nestled in the heart of Tiny Township at Cawaja Beach, this Catholic Byzantine rite church celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019. Many Ukrainians came to Cawaja in the late 1950s and 1960s to build cottages so that their families could have a community experience. The entire Ukrainian community came together to build this church. Come and join their bilingual service.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

5 Brook Avenue
Tiny, Ontario
Telephone: 705-526-1555
Email: cawajachurch1@gmail.com
www.cawajachurch.com

Architecture

Year built: 1987-89
Architect: Ihor Stecura
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Templeton House Doors Open Simcoe County

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Templeton House

The house was constructed in 1879 by the Midland Land Company. It was subsequently purchased by one of Midland’s pioneers, Adolph Baron von Hugel. He was one of the founders of the Midland Land Company, which was the company responsible for extending railway service to Midland. The first train rolled into Midland on July 1, 1879.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

639 Dominion Avenue
Midland, Ontario
Telephone: 705-527-6554

Architecture

Year built: 1879
Architect: Midland Land Company
Architectural style: Log structure
Building type: Historical house, Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

The Speakcheasy Doors Open Simcoe County

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The Speakcheasy

The Speakcheasy is a prohibition-themed tasting lounge located beneath J’adore Fine Cheese and Chocolate, exclusively open Friday and Saturday evenings. The nostalgic atmosphere of Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong will transport your back to the 1920s, from gin-based cocktails served in tea cups (just in case a raid erupts) to dim lighting and history displayed wherever your eyes wander.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Food vendors
  • Washrooms

Contact info

123 Dunlop Street East
Barrie, Ontario
Telephone: 705-503-6632
Email: events@jadorefinecheese.com
www.speakcheasy.com

Architecture

Year built: 1886
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Tripp's Paint Shoppe Doors Open Simcoe County

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Tripp's Paint Shoppe

Tripp’s Paint Shoppe was once home to Nap’s Pool Hall, a popular place for locals and sailors to hang out in Midland. It still features the pool hall’s original washroom door, flooring, brick and piping. The flooring shows the history of the pool hall and tells stories from the past. Old photos of downtown Midland will also be featured.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

259 King Street
Midland, Ontario
Telephone: 705-526-7411
Email: paintboy@csolve.net
www.facebook.com/trippspaint

Architecture

Year built: 1881
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Wasaga Beach Historical Advisory Committee at the Wasaga Beach Public Library Doors Open Simcoe County

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Wasaga Beach Historical Advisory Committee at the Wasaga Beach Public Library

The Historical Advisory Committee of the Town of Wasaga Beach welcomes the public to view items from the town’s archival collection with a “communications” focus. Take a walk back into Wasaga Beach’s past and discover the Beach’s rich history. The archives consist of historical pictures and documents for research purposes or for general interest. All are welcome!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

120 Glenwood Drive
Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Telephone: 705-429-3321, ext. 2202
Email: events@wasagabecah.com
www.wasagabeach.com/resident/town-archives

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Waverley Cenotaph, The Doors Open Simcoe County

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Waverley Cenotaph, The

This cenotaph was built in 1920 to commemorate local men and women who died in the First World War. Since then, the names of those lost in the Second World War and the Korean War have been added. It is located beside the crossroads of Highways 93 and 27 – where the corners of Medonte, Tay, Tiny and Flos townships meet.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access

Contact info

223 Darby Road
Tay Township, Ontario
Telephone: 705-526-4204
Email: pzimmerman@tiny.ca
https://taytownshipheritage.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/waverley-cenotaph/

Architecture

Year built: 1920
Building type: Military
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

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

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care Doors Open Simcoe County

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Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

This specialty mental health hospital provides an extensive range of both acute and longer-term psychiatric inpatient and outpatient services. Recognized internationally for its research, the hospital’s main administration building is a heritage site that opened around 1860, constructed with help from residents of the Reformatory for Boys. Many other historical buildings are found on the site, juxtaposed with new construction.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

500 Church Street
Penetanguishene, Ontario
Telephone: 705-549-3181, ext. 2215
Email: klalonde@waypointcentre.ca
www.waypointcentre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1860
Building type: Health-care facility
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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