Doors Open Ontario

While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

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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

  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

200 Oak Street
Collingwood, Ontario
Telephone: 705-444-1617


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.

National Ski Academy 200 Oak Street