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105 Gibson Centre Doors Open Markham

105 Gibson Centre

This Christian faith-based community centre is devoted to bringing positive changes to the neighbourhood. The Centre is an active place, offering recreational facilities and programs, youth services and a food bank. At its heart is the Cultural Café, offering food, drink and fellowship. Please bring non-perishable items for the food bank. Tours will be offered in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

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

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105 Gibson Drive
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-946-8787
Email: info@105gibson.com
https://105gibson.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 7, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1855 Whitby Doors Open Whitby

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1855 Whitby

This building served as the Ontario County Land Registry Office from 1873 until 1987. It was part of a block that included the Ontario County Courthouse and the Ontario County Gaol. Come and see how this heritage building has been refreshed and adapted to support the growth of Durham Region’s rapidly growing innovation ecosystem – Whitby’s first accelerator hub!

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

Contact info

400 Centre Street South
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-668-5803
Email: events@whitby.ca
www.whitby.ca/en/residents/doorsopenwhitby.asp

Architecture

Year built: 1873
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

1st Hussars Museum Doors Open London

1st Hussars Museum

Explore the fascinating events, people and artifacts from this regiment’s history. 1st Hussars cadets will be dressed in uniform from various periods of our history, and they will tell you about the life of the individual that they are portraying. Interact with the cavalry troop and members of the regiment, and learn about serving in the militia.

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

Contact info

1 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
www.first-hussars.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1880-81
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

50 Kent Doors Open Waterloo Region

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50 Kent

50 Kent is home to organizations that share the values of peace, community and generosity – including Mennonite Central Committee, Thrift on Kent, and Kindred Credit Union. See the big donation sorting facility, the beautiful second floor, and the 774-panel, 200-kilowatt rooftop solar array. Visit the Region’s water efficiency booth and discover how to reduce water consumption and water bills.

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

Contact info

50 Kent Avenue
Kitchener , Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 2014
Architect: SRM Architects
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

91.9 BOB FM Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

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91.9 BOB FM

Radio broadcasting in Lindsay dates back to 1955 when the CBC Board of Governors approved the application of Greg-May Broadcasting Ltd. to operate a new radio station. Originally called CKLY, the station was purchased in 2001 by CHUM Ltd. Since 2005, it has been known as 91.9 BOB FM. Come and tour the station and learn more about radio broadcasting.

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  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

249 Kent Street West
Lindsay, Ontario
Telephone: 705-324-9103
www.iheartradio.ca/91-9-bob-fm

Architecture

Architectural style: Queen Anne revival
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 8, 2019
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

92.3 The Dock Doors Open Owen Sound

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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.

A. Chisholm Building (Hassan Law) Doors Open London

A. Chisholm Building (Hassan Law)

Visitors are invited to travel through time and see this beautiful building as it was in the business district (1860-1970) as a mercantile establishment, through its vacancy and deterioration in the 1990s, and to its eventual restoration and re-use as a retail and office space (now Hassan Law). Tours will include photos, videos and artifacts discovered during the restoration process.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

142 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-432-4442
www.hassanlaw.com

Architecture

Year built: Early 1860s

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday only: 2 to 6 p.m.

Aaniin Community Centre & Library Doors Open Markham

Aaniin Community Centre & Library

Markham’s newest community centre is a stunning example of contemporary architectural design. “Aaniin” is the Ojibwe word for “welcome.” The building – designed by Perkins+Will – features a library, climbing wall, aquatic centre, gym, teaching kitchen and more. The design is intended to reflect an urban idea of space that is suited to hosting a variety of community events.

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

Contact info

5665 14th Avenue
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-475-4851
https://www.markham.ca/wps/portal/home/arts/markham-public-library

Architecture

Year built: 2017
Architect: Perkins+Will (Toronto)
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 7, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aberdeen House Doors Open Guelph

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Aberdeen House

Built circa 1880, Aberdeen House’s new owners hired Evolve Builders in 2016 to reconstruct the interior of this Ontario cottage while leaving its external heritage appearance intact. It is now among the most energy-efficient homes in Guelph, with an airtight envelope, heat pump and many water-saving devices to make this a Blue Built Home. (Photo: Braendli Family)

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

17 Aberdeen Street
Guelph, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1880
Architectural style: Arts and crafts, Ontario cottage
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 27, 2019
Saturday: tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; last tour leaves at approx. 3:40 p.m.

Acton - Acton Town Hall Centre Doors Open Halton Region

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Acton - Acton Town Hall Centre

Explore the Italianate splendour in the heart of Acton – in this refurbished 19th-century town hall, complete with original bell tower and modern addition. This grand building hosted council meetings of the town fathers, rocked with Saturday night dance parties, and jailed delinquents in its cold, dark cell. An exhibition of work by local artist Ann Hamilton will be on display.

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

Contact info

19 Willow Street North
Acton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-853-5302
Email: info@actontownhallcentre.ca
www.actontownhallcentre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1882-83
Architect: James, Mallory & Mallory (architects), William McCulla (builder)
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 29, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Acton - Acton Walking Tour Doors Open Halton Region

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Acton - Acton Walking Tour

Take a closer look at bygone craftsmanship and building techniques in commercial and residential structures. Led by a born-and-bred Acton resident who knows all the tales, this walking tour in the downtown core will reveal the stories of small-town characters – some even made it big, gaining national prominence. These 45-minute tours will start at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at the Acton Town Hall (19 Willow Street North)
Acton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-703-0505

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 29, 2019
Sunday only: tours at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.

Acton - MacKinnon Family Funeral Home Doors Open Halton Region

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Acton - MacKinnon Family Funeral Home

Built in 1878 for William Storey, a prominent glove factory owner and Acton's first reeve, this grand villa housed First World War veterans before sitting empty for a number of years. In 1937, beautiful interior features were refurbished and the building was transformed into a funeral home. Artifacts from the early days of the business will be on display.

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

Contact info

55 Mill Street
Acton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-853-0350
Email: Mackinnonfuneralhome@sympatico.ca
www.mackinnonfamilyfuneralhome.com

Architecture

Year built: 1878
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial, Private residence
Landscape: Garden, Landscape

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 29, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to Noon

Acton - Moorecroft (Beatty House) Doors Open Halton Region

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Acton - Moorecroft (Beatty House)

Moorecroft was designed by Toronto architect J.A. Ellis and built by John Cameron in 1896. The house has an irregular asymmetrical silhouette with two-storey bays, multi-sloped roofs and tall decorated chimneys, typical of the Queen Ann style. Interior features include a formal dining room with sculpted crown molding, crystal chandelier and elegant Victorian fireplace.

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  • Parking
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

98 Church Street East
Acton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-671-9532
Email: peter_rowe@hotmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1896
Architect: James A. Ellis, Toronto
Architectural style: Queen Anne
Building type: Historical house, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 29, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Acton - Perkins House Doors Open Halton Region

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Acton - Perkins House

Perkins House, designated under the Ontario Heritage Act, is worth a visit for both exterior and interior features. Examine the detailed brickwork before being welcomed into an elegant foyer with original woodwork and carved newel post. Only a few families have called Perkins House home in its 125-year history. Throughout that time, the practice has been preservation, not renovation.

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

Contact info

88 Bower Street
Acton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-699-9431
Email: twokeefe4@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1891
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 29, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Acton - Syndicate Housing Doors Open Halton Region

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Acton - Syndicate Housing

This house is one of 10 charming brick tenements of excellent quality and architectural detail that were built in 1882 because of the exceptional need for workers' housing in Acton. This property – and the other homes in this district – feature symmetrical façades, flat roofs, elaborate brickwork with contrasting colours and patterns, and tall windows featuring rounded brick arches.

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  • Full wheelchair access

Contact info

79 Bower Street
Acton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-853-4799

Architecture

Year built: 1868
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Historical house, Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 29, 2019
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Administration Building and Environmental Laboratory Doors Open Hamilton

Administration Building and Environmental Laboratory

The goal of this LEED Silver laboratory is to create a fully sustainable, adaptable and multipurpose building. It uses a minimum of 25 per cent less energy due to its innovative technologies. Take a guided tour to learn how the City protects its drinking water. Visitors must be a minimum of 10+ years and wear closed-toe shoes.

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

Contact info

700 Woodward Avenue (south gate entrance north of Brampton Street)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2489
www.hamilton.ca/water

Architecture

Year built: 2006
Architect: McCallum Sather Architects
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Agnew's General Store Doors Open Highlands East

Agnew's General Store

In 1921, with only a handshake to seal the deal, Fred Agnew purchased the Wilberforce general store from S.W. Reynolds. Fred and his family became part of the community, passing their commitment to the area on to their sons and future generations. During Doors Open, stop by for a guided tour, and treat yourself at Eileen's Ice Cream Parlour.

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

Contact info

2284 Loop Road
Wilberforce, Ontario
Telephone: 705-448-2211
www.agnews.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (guided tours every hour on the hour)

Air Canada Flight 621 Memorial Doors Open Brampton

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Air Canada Flight 621 Memorial

On July 5, 1970, Air Canada flight 621 - a Douglas DC8 CF-TIW plane - crashed into a farm field at 8:05 a.m. All 100 passengers and nine flight crew perished. In 2013, the site was designated as a cemetery with a plaque listing all 109 victims' names. 109 marker stones and a memorial garden are dedicated to this memorial.

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70 Degrey Drive
Brampton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 2013
Building type: Cemetery
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Alderlea Doors Open Brampton

Alderlea

Alderlea, meaning meadow of alder trees, is an well preserved heritage building, built at the height of the Victorian era. It is one of the finest examples of Italianate villa architecture in Ontario. The property also holds tremendous landmark status on an elevated terrace overlooking Gage Park. Following careful restoration for adaptive reuse, this 19th-century mansion has plenty to offer.

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

Contact info

40 Elizabeth Street South
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-874-2133
www.brampton.ca/EN/Arts-Culture-Tourism/alderlea/Pages/Welcome.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1867
Architect: Taylor Hazel (2009-13 renovations)
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Alex Paton's Telegraphy School at the Academy Theatre Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

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Alex Paton's Telegraphy School at the Academy Theatre

In 1906, retired railroader Alex Paton (d. 1947) began a school of telegraphy on the second floor of what is now the Academy Theatre. During Doors Open, members of the Maple Leaf Chapter of the Morse Telegraph Club will recreate the spirit of this school with demonstrations in the Academy's second-floor Guild Room. Stop by and send a souvenir telegram!

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Communication

Contact info

2 Lindsay Street South
Lindsay, Ontario
Telephone: 705-324-9111
Email: helen@academytheatre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1892
Architect: W. Blackwell
Architectural style: Romanesque revival
Building type: Historical landmark, Theatre

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 8, 2019
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Algoma Orchards Store and Processing Plant Doors Open Clarington

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Algoma Orchards Store and Processing Plant

See where these apple growers pack fresh Ontario apples – 8,000 boxes each day in the 14,865-square-metre (160,000-square-foot) packing and storage facility (set to expand by 7,432 square metres/80,000 square feet in the next few years). During Doors Open, learn how Algoma Orchards presses and bottles up to 9 million litres of fresh cider annually.

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

Contact info

201 Regional Road 42
Newcastle, Ontario
www.algomaorchards.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 8, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; half-hour guided tours throughout the day

Algoma Orchards Tour Doors Open Clarington

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Algoma Orchards Tour

Algoma Orchards uses state-of-the-art planting systems to grow over 445 hectares (1,100 acres) of apples at their Clarington facility. Currently growing 750,000 bushels of apples annually to ship across Canada (mainly Gala, Honeycrisp, Ambrosia and McIntosh), they will be expanding operations over the next five years to grow over 1 million bushels! Guided tours throughout the day.

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

Contact info

201 Regional Road 42
Newcastle, Ontario
www.algomaorchards.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 8, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Algonquin College's DARE District Doors Open Ottawa

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Algonquin College's DARE District

A place for discovery, applied research and entrepreneurship, Algonquin College's DARE District allows visitors to experience virtual reality demos, 3D printed artifacts and more. This new, uniquely designed centre is also home to a new Indigenous Learning Commons, an Outdoor Gathering Circle, and an Institute for Indigenization.

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

Contact info

1385 Woodroffe Avenue, Building C
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-727-4723
www.algonquincollege.com/dare

Architecture

Year built: 2018
Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Sunday June 2, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All or Nothing Brewhouse Doors Open Oshawa

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All or Nothing Brewhouse

Guided brewery tours will tell the history of beer and spirits from grain to bottle. Founded in 2014 by brothers Jeff And Eric Dornan, All or Nothing Brewhouse brings great craft beer to the city. See one of the largest stills in Ontario with a capacity of 5,000 liters (1,320 gallons) and a 13-level distillation stack.

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

Contact info

439 Ritson Road South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-337-0113
Email: info@allornothing.beer
http://allornothing.beer

Architecture

Year built: 1950
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All Saints' Anglican Church Doors Open Peterborough

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All Saints' Anglican Church

All Saints’ Anglican Church was constructed in 1909 to replace an older 1891 church, which is now the parish hall. In 1983, a fire gutted the building; the restored church was opened in 1985. Come and visit this distinctive Peterborough church with its collection of traditional and contemporary stained glass, and hear its unique pipe organ. Street parking available nearby.

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

Contact info

235 Rubidge Street
Peterborough, Ontario
Telephone: 705-876-1501
Email: saints@allsaintspeterborough.org
www.allsaintspeterborough.org

Architecture

Year built: 1909; 1985
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Ancaster Old Township Hall Doors Open Hamilton

Ancaster Old Township Hall

Enjoy a look around inside the Ancaster Old Township Hall. Built in 1871 by William H. Thuresson, it is one of the finest pieces of stone architecture in Ancaster – complete with original apron stage, hardwood floors, arched windows and historically accurate colours. It has undergone several renovations over the years but the original character remains.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

310 Wilson Street
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-648-8144
Email: fieldcote@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/fieldcote

Architecture

Year built: 1871
Architect: William H. Thuresson
Architectural style: Georgian, Neoclassical
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ancient Mariners Canoe Club and Cambridge Rowing Club (Riverbluffs Park Boathouse) Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Ancient Mariners Canoe Club and Cambridge Rowing Club (Riverbluffs Park Boathouse)

These two clubs will guide you through the big boathouse full of racing sculls and canoes. There will be demonstrations during Doors Open at 11 a.m. (rowing), 1:30 p.m. (canoe), and 2:30 p.m. (water safety). Bring your own people-powered watercraft, plus a lifejacket for each person, to the adjacent public boat launch and get onto the Grand River yourself!

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

Contact info

251 George Street North (Riverbluffs Park)
Cambridge , Ontario
www.cambridgerowingclub.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2001, 2006
Landscape: Natural heritage, Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Anderson Craft Ales Doors Open London

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Anderson Craft Ales

An informative guided tour will walk you through behind the scenes of this family-owned and -operated brewery, explaining how beer is made as well as the history of the brewery. While on this tour, you can also enjoy one of their craft ales and fully understand the flavours that you are tasting and how they came to be.

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

Contact info

1030 Elias Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-807-2193
Email: emma@andersoncraftales.com
www.andersoncraftales.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1945
Architect: Buddy
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday only: 1 to 4 p.m.

Angelstone International Show Jumping Tournaments Doors Open Erin

Angelstone International Show Jumping Tournaments

Canada’s fastest-growing show jumping tournament venue, Angelstone hosts four weeks of equestrian show jumping in June and August. During Doors Open, visitors can stroll the grounds and take in the action with over 500 of North America’s top horses competing in four rings throughout the property. At 6 p.m., Angelstone will present the Headwaters Cup, featuring Olympians and their jumpers.

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  • Parking
  • Food vendors
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

8720 Wellington Road 50
Erin, Ontario
Telephone: 613-762-5669
www.angelstone.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2011
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 8, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI) Doors Open Burlington

Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI)

ASI is the largest archaeological and heritage consultancy in Canada, with offices in Toronto and Burlington. They have over 35 years of experience in the production and dissemination of knowledge about Ontario’s past. Come and visit the expanded Burlington office to meet the team of archaeologists and heritage specialists, see some artifacts and learn about local heritage!

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

Contact info

2321 Fairview Street, Unit 200
Burlington , Ontario
Telephone: 416-966-1069
http://asiheritage.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Architectural Conservancy Ontario Guided Walking Tour Doors Open London

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Architectural Conservancy Ontario Guided Walking Tour

Join the entertaining walking tour guided by Fan Fan, a newspaper columnist from London’s past, and discover the Untold Stories of Victoria Park. Fan Fan will guide visitors as they hear the untold stories of five historical people, performed by costumed actors. The one-hour tour starts at Innovation Works and ends at Victoria Park.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at 201 King Street (Innovation Works)
London, Ontario
https://acontario.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Ardent Mills (Streetsville Mill) Doors Open Mississauga-Streetsville

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Ardent Mills (Streetsville Mill)

This flour mill, built in 1835, remains operational today. The original mill, hidden inside the milling complex, and the mill dam, which survives, played an important role in Ontario's commercial and industrial history. Come and take a guided tour of the mill and see key areas of the plant to get an idea of how wheat is converted into flour.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

27 Reid Drive (meet at the security office; all visitors must sign a form)
Mississauga , Ontario
Telephone: 289-719-0738
www.ardentmills.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1835
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (30-minute tours available for groups of 8-10 people)

Art Walks Doors Open Guelph

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Art Walks

Downtown Guelph is home to many galleries, art spaces and public art. During Doors Open, join artist collective Ahmri + Abby and see what you might have been missing. These unique guided walking tours depart from The People and Information Network/Guelph Community Foundation throughout the day.

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Contact info

Meet at 46 Cork Street East
Guelph, Ontario
Email: administration@guelpharts.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 27, 2019
Saturday: tours at 10 and 11:30 a.m., and 1 and 2:30 p.m.

Artech Glassblowing Studios (Tory Hill United Church) Doors Open Highlands East

Artech Glassblowing Studios (Tory Hill United Church)

Built in 1928, the Tory Hill United Church was the centre of this once-busy community. Across from McCue Lake, nestled at the bottom of the hill, this old church has been converted into a private residence and the Artech Glassblowing Studios. During Doors Open, glassblowing demonstrations will take place and the gallery shop will be open.

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

18639 Highway 118
Tory Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 705-448-9522
www.artechstudios.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1928
Building type: Commercial, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Articus Productions at LOT42 Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Articus Productions at LOT42

Articus Productions inspires students and audiences through aerial classes for kids and adults, and its innovative shows that fuse circus artistry with theatre. Its training hub is in the LOT42 “global flex campus” and event venue, an industrial landmark. See the soaring spaces and watch an amazing show of strength and skill. Find out how you can try it yourself!

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

Contact info

41 Ardelt Place
Kitchener , Ontario
www.articusproductions.com

Architecture

Year built: 1955
Architect: attributed to Barnett and Rieder, Kitchener

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth Doors Open Northumberland County

Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth

In a transformed Trent Hills municipal heritage building, the Ah! Centre encourages a passion for the arts. For Doors Open, renowned local sculptor and architect Blandford Gates will be onsite to introduce his latest featured exhibit, Cats. Gates' clever reinvention of salvaged metal parts into whimsical and imaginative art objects will be sure to get the conversation started.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

35 Church Street
Warkworth, Ontario
Telephone: 705-925-4450
Email: info@ahcentre.ca
https://ahcentre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1922
Architect: W.H. Barry (Peterborough)
Architectural style: Classical revival
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ashbridge Estate, The Doors Open Toronto

Ashbridge Estate, The

The Ashbridge Estate, owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust, is architecturally significant for the house’s simple Regency design with neoclassical elements. During Doors Open, Trust staff will exhibit artifacts from archeological digs on the site. The grounds are also home to an urban farm, planted and cared for by Building Roots.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

1444 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-325-5000
www.heritagetrust.on.ca/en/index.php/properties/ashbridge-estate

Architecture

Architectural style: Neoclassical, Regency
Building type: Historical landmark, Historical house
Landscape: Garden, Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 25 – Sunday May 26, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Auberge Chesley’s Inn Doors Open Cornwall and SDG Counties

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Auberge Chesley’s Inn

Ontario’s oldest inn was built in c. 1814 by Alsaints Chesley, one of three brothers from New York who fought on the revolutionary side during the American War of Independence. Chesley brought his family to Cornwall in 1800, and fought for the British during the War of 1812. Current owner Robert Prowse has lovingly restored the inn.

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Contact info

40 First Street West
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 613-936-1111
www.chesleysinn.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1814
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 17 – Sunday August 18, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Auchmar Manor House Doors Open Hamilton

Auchmar Manor House

Auchmar was originally home to the Honourable Isaac Buchanan (a local businessman and politician). Throughout the years, Auchmar has also been home to the Young family (local entrepreneurs), the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Hungarian Sisters of Social Service. Enjoy this rare opportunity to explore the main floor of this manor house and the walled grounds surrounding it.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

88 Fennell Avenue West (at West 5th Street)
Hamilton, Ontario
www.friendsofauchmar.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1852-54
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Historical landmark, Historical house
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Augsburg Lutheran Church Doors Open Brampton

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Augsburg Lutheran Church

The Augsburg Lutheran Church was the first Lutheran church in Brampton. It was organized in 1960 to serve the small German population. After meeting in various halls in Brampton, the congregation built the current church in 1963 at the Mill Street South location. Over the years, the congregation has grown and expanded and now serves the wider population of Brampton.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

224 Mill Street South
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-459-3262
Email: revnicholds@gmail.com
www.augsbram.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1963
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aultsville Theatre Doors Open Cornwall and SDG Counties

Aultsville Theatre

Built in 1976, the Aultsville Theatre is a 680-seat non-profit professional theatre that hosts a variety of events annually. Come and experience theatre life on the other side of the curtain. Take a backstage tour and see where the performers prepare themselves. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the theatrical lighting, rigging and operations that bring productions and performances to life.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

2 St. Lawrence Drive
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 613-932-1661
www.aultsvilletheatre.com

Architecture

Year built: 1976
Building type: Attraction, Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 17 – Sunday August 18, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aultsville Train Station Doors Open Cornwall and SDG Counties

Aultsville Train Station

The Aultsville Train Station is a 19th-century wooden station, originally located in the Lost Village of Aultsville. View an early locomotive, passenger coach, baggage car and refrigeration car on one of the few remaining sections of the original Grand Trunk rail bed. Also see the British Home Child exhibit about children who were sent to Canada as indentured labourers.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, Ontario
Telephone: 613-543-3704
http://lostvillages.ca/history/the-lost-villages/aultsville

Architecture

Year built: 1866-89
Architect: Grand Trunk Railway
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 17 – Sunday August 18, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aurora Borealis Orthodontics Doors Open Aurora

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Aurora Borealis Orthodontics

The world’s only Star Trek-themed orthodontic office is filled with props from all of the Star Trek television series and motion pictures. The office has gathered worldwide attention – featured on CTV and Space, and in magazines and blogs. During Doors Open, you will encounter Borg drones, concept artwork, medical devices, alien weaponry and technology, and even Tribbles.

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Contact info

15185 Yonge Street
Aurora, Ontario
www.auroraborealisorthodontics.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Health-care facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 17, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aurora Farmers' Market and Artisan Fair Doors Open Aurora

Aurora Farmers' Market and Artisan Fair

The Aurora Farmers’ Market is the Doors Open Aurora headquarters. During Doors Open, drop by and pick up maps and brochures for participating sites. The market is a traditional community market with more than 30 vendors, featuring fresh local produce, seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods, honey, jams, arts and crafts, and handmade jewelry.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

Town Park (Wells and Mosley streets)
Aurora, Ontario
www.theaurorafarmersmarket.com

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Food and drink
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 17, 2019
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aurora Public Library Doors Open Aurora

Aurora Public Library

Public library service in Aurora began in 1855 with the formation of the Aurora Association for the Diffusion of Helpful Knowledge, later called the Aurora Mechanics’ Institute and Library Association. From these early organizations emerged the Aurora Public Library, now a busy, architecturally modern community hub in the heart of historical Aurora.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

15145 Yonge Street
Aurora, Ontario
Telephone: 905-727-9493
www.library.aurora.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2001
Architect: Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 17, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ayr Wastewater Treatment Plant Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Ayr Wastewater Treatment Plant

Sinks, toilets, bathtubs … find out where the water goes. Tour one of Waterloo Region’s wastewater facilities that separates, aerates, clarifies, filters and disinfects more than 180 million litres daily. Take the rare opportunity to see behind the scenes of this very essential service. Access by guided tour only, every 30 minutes. Closed-toe shoes required to tour this facility.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

1292 Nith Road
Ayr, Ontario
www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/living-here/about-wastewater.aspx

Architecture

Year built: built 1978, 2002, 2006

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

B-13 The Baker's Dozen Doors Open London

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B-13 The Baker's Dozen

B-13 Bakers Dozen is London's newest small-business incubator and home to many local artists and small-business owners. It was the first commercial building East of Adelaide. Learn more about the story of B13 and Lilley's Corners, the original name for this historical building. Attend workshops by artists throughout the day, and enjoy live music and refreshments!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

613 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
https://b13.space

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Backus-Page House Museum Doors Open Dutton Dunwich

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Backus-Page House Museum

This museum, operated by the Tyrconnell Heritage Society, is situated in picturesque John E. Pearce Provincial Park on Lake Erie’s shores. Enjoy the Mary Storey Wetlands Trail, Spicer Trail, heritage gardens, historical barn, outbuildings and the 1850s house museum with period rooms that tell the story of the Backus and Page families, and changing exhibits that showcase local rural communities.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

29424 Lakeview Line
Wallacetown, Ontario
Telephone: 519-762-3072
Email: info@backuspagehouse.ca
http://backuspagehouse.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1850
Architect: Robert Morris
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical house, Museum
Landscape: Garden, Park, Trail

Dates/hours open

Sunday October 20, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Baines Machine and Repair Works Doors Open Lambton County

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Baines Machine and Repair Works

The Baines Machine Shop has changed little since it opened 1914 – and is one of the few remaining machine shops that uses methods and machinery of the era. There are huge lathes and milling machines driven by flat belts overhead. And old oil well parts and equipment are still worked in the same way as during the oil boom days.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

4162 James Street
Petrolia, Ontario
Telephone: 519-834-2677
Email: fairbankoil@ciaccess.com

Architecture

Year built: 1914
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

Tell us your story about this site

  • 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.

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada Doors Open London

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada commemorates the most important medical discovery of the 20th century. Through self-guided tours with commentary from experienced guides, visitors are introduced to the life and career of a national hero and the legacy of insulin. Visitors can view the exhibit celebrating the Flame of Hope and the 30th anniversary of the Royal Visit.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

442 Adelaide Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-673-1752
Email: banting@diabetes.ca
https://bantinghousenhsc.wordpress.com

Architecture

Year built: 1900
Architectural style: Queen Anne
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Barber - Carving & Sculpture Inc. Doors Open Ottawa

Barber - Carving & Sculpture Inc.

Visit the 74-square-metre (800-square-foot) sculpting studio used for drawing, clay modelling and plaster casting. The casts are used as reference pieces by sculptors who then work in stone. The studio is equipped with carving stations for employees and students enrolled in carving classes. Most commissions are for larger projects, such as the restoration of West Block on Parliament Hill.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1520 Triole Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-406-4109
www.smithandbarber.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Barnum House Doors Open Northumberland County

Barnum House

Eliakim Barnum emigrated from the United States in 1807. He built this house in 1819; generations of the family lived here until 1917. Enjoy a tour of this magnificent home, one of the finest examples of neoclassical architecture in Ontario – faithfully restored by the Ontario Heritage Trust to how it would have been in the 1820-40 period.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

10568 County Road 2
Grafton, Ontario
www.heritagetrust.on.ca/en/index.php/properties/barnum-house

Architecture

Year built: 1819
Architect: Eliakim Barnum
Architectural style: Neoclassical
Building type: Historical house, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 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.

Tell us your story about this site

  • 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.

Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects, Mercury Court Doors Open Ottawa

Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects, Mercury Court

Built in 1923 as Larocque’s Department Store, the Mercury Court building was renovated and expanded by Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects, from 1989 to 1993. It is now home to this architectural firm. Features include the “flying Mercury” weathervane, which adorned the Sun Life Building at Bank and Sparks streets until 1949.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

377 Dalhousie Street, Suite 202
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-241-7198
http://padolsky-architects.com

Architecture

Year built: 1923
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site Doors Open Hamilton

Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site

Enjoy a guided tour of this 1796 Gage family homestead, learn about recent restoration work, and explore the 1926 Dunington-Grubb landscape. During the War of 1812, the family retreated to their cellar as the Battle of Stoney Creek raged outside. The Battlefield Monument’s architecture is steeped in British tradition and is an exceptional example of Tudor Gothic revival.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

77 King Street West
Stoney Creek, Ontario
Telephone: 905-662-8458
Email: battlefield@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/battlefield

Architecture

Year built: 1796
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Historical house, Museum
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Be Well Centre Doors Open Peterborough

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Be Well Centre

This building was constructed in 1898 as the Bethany Tabernacle, a Christian and missionary alliance church. It served in this capacity until 1950 when the congregation moved; the building then became home to the Church of the Open Bible until 2009. It is now the Be Well Centre, a community of independent healthcare providers.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

459 George Street North
Peterborough, Ontario
www.bewellptbo.com

Architecture

Year built: 1898
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Health-care facility, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Beamsville Fire Station (Lincoln Fire Rescue & Emergency Services Station No. 1) Doors Open Lincoln

Beamsville Fire Station (Lincoln Fire Rescue & Emergency Services Station No. 1)

Situated in Beamsville, this fire station was built to serve the western parts of Lincoln; it replaced Bennett Hall (also a Doors Open location). For Doors Open, the station will welcome visitors. Come and chat with the firefighters, and see their firefighting equipment – including the 1960 pumper! Also on site will be a free barbecue and bouncy castle.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

4594 Ontario Street
Beamsville, Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca
https://lincoln.ca/emergency-services/fire

Architecture

Year built: 1970s (redeveloped in 2011)
Architect: Raimondo + Associates

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 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.

Beaux Arts Brampton Doors Open Brampton

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Beaux Arts Brampton

Operating since 2002, this volunteer-driven, artist-run gallery serves as a premier exhibition space for emerging and established visual and multimedia artists and photographers. Beaux Arts features bright gallery spaces, a boutique gift shop, and creative business studios. The centre unites artist members and the creative audience in the spirit of fostering and celebrating the arts.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

70-74 Main Street North
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-454-5677
Email: info@beauxartsbrampton.org
www.beauxartsbrampton.org

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beckta Dining & Wine Bar Doors Open Ottawa

Beckta Dining & Wine Bar

Beckta is a landmark fine-dining restaurant that relocated to the historical Grant House in November 2014. The building has a heritage designation for both the exterior and interior; it was the home and workplace of Dr. James Grant, Canada’s first Surgeon General. The building has also housed the University Club of Ottawa as well as Friday’s Roast Beef House.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

150 Elgin Street, Unit 100
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-238-7063
www.beckta.com

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Belleville and District Shrine Club Doors Open Belleville

Belleville and District Shrine Club

The Shriners, renowned for participating in community events, are recognized by children around the world. The Belleville and District Shrine Club took possession of this building in 1946. Prior to that, it was a stately private home, built in 1880. The building still preserves much of its original character, with a new addition added in 1959.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

51 Highland Avenue
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-962-2633
www.bellevilleshrineclub.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1880

Dates/hours open

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

Belleville Children's Safety Village Doors Open Belleville

Belleville Children's Safety Village

This facility is a community resource centre that provides hands-on instruction about street, pedestrian, fire, rail and internet safety skills for children, youth, teens and their parents. Over 150 local businesses, service organizations and individuals contributed either time, money or both to build it. The village features miniature buildings with detailed roadways, traffic lights, operational railway crossings and mini vehicles.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

93 Dundas Street East
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-813-1278
Email: info@csvbelleville.com
www.csvbelleville.com

Architecture

Year built: 2004
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

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

Belleville City Hall Doors Open Belleville

Belleville City Hall

Built in 1872-73 by architect John D. Evans (the builder was John Forin) as Belleville’s market building and town hall, this attractive structure – with its tall clock tower – has dominated the downtown landscape for 146 years. Architect Bill White’s imaginative renovations (1987-88) preserved many original interior architectural features, while adding 929 square metres (10,000 square feet) of new space.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

169 Front Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-968-6481
www.belleville.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1872-73
Architect: John D. Evans (original building); Bill White (renovation)
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery Doors Open Belleville

Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery

This library has extensive collections, digitization services, computer labs, an art gallery, meeting rooms and more. Since 2016, the community archives have also been located here. The old library’s 1909 stained-glass window is prominently displayed in the new building. During Doors Open, visitors will have an opportunity to visit some of the staff areas normally off limits to patrons.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

254 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-968-6731
www.bellevillelibrary.com

Architecture

Year built: 2006
Architect: Zeidler Partnership Architects
Architectural style: Art moderne
Building type: Library, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Bench Brewing (formerly Maple Grove School) Doors Open Lincoln

Bench Brewing (formerly Maple Grove School)

This former school was the longest-running active school in Ontario (for 182 years). The original building, destroyed by fire, was replaced with a red brick structure in 1864. This school eventually became too small for the community’s needs and was replaced by the current building – which operated as a school until 2014 when it was repurposed as Bench Brewing.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Food vendors
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

3991 King Street
Lincoln (Vineland), Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca
http://benchbrewing.com

Architecture

Year built: 1944
Architect: F.W. Warren
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bennett Hall Doors Open Lincoln

Bennett Hall

Bennett Hall was built as a fire hall in the old village of Beamsville. James D. Bennett, a carriage and sleigh manufacturer, donated the property where it was built. The popular meeting space above the station is now home to the Beamsville Lions Club. The main level is also home to Spark Lincoln, a high-tech incubator hub servicing the community.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

4282 Mountain Street
Beamsville, Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1947

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Benrise Farms Doors Open Clarington

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Benrise Farms

For over 70 years, the Benschop family have owned and operated this third-generation dairy farm. Approximately 250 registered Holsteins are housed here – 100-plus are milked twice daily in a double-eight parlour. Learn what loose housing, free-stall, parlour and calf hutches are and more. During Doors Open, the Durham East 4-H Club will also provide displays and information.

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

Contact info

4666 Mearns Avenue North
Bowmanville, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 8, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beth Jacob Synagogue Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Beth Jacob Synagogue

This synagogue is the only one of its kind in Waterloo Region, incorporating design features of Moses’ tabernacle and the First and Second temples of Jerusalem, with excellent acoustics, religious items, stained-glass windows, and distinctive architecture. There will be three viewings only. Males are asked to wear hats, or the kippot supplied by Beth Jacob. No interior photography allowed.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

161 Stirling Avenue South
Kitchener , Ontario
www.bethjacobkw.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1962
Architect: Joseph B. Singer, Hamilton
Architectural style: Modernism
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: three viewings only (at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. sharp)

Bethune-Thompson House Doors Open Cornwall and SDG Counties

Bethune-Thompson House

This home encompasses the original 1784 "poteaux sur sol" (vertical-log) cabin of Loyalist Peter Ferguson, as well as the 1804 house of Reverend John Bethune, Upper Canada’s first Presbyterian minister, and David Thompson, one of Canada’s earliest map-makers. The Ontario Heritage Trust acquired it in 1977, restoring it in the 1980s. It is the oldest residence owned by the Trust.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

19730 John Street
Williamstown, Ontario
www.heritagetrust.on.ca/en/index.php/properties/bethune-thompson-house

Architecture

Year built: 1784

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 17 – Sunday August 18, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.

Biggar Lagoons Wetlands Doors Open Grimsby

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Biggar Lagoons Wetlands

From 1950-2000, the Biggar Lagoons were sewage treatment lagoons for neighbourhoods in Grimsby’s west end. After decommissioning the lagoons in 2001, the Town of Grimsby and the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club worked to lobby against intentions of draining and levelling the land. Today, each of the six bodies of water provides different habitats for the breeding and migrating of rare shorebirds.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

624 Winston Road
Grimsby, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

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

Billings Estate Artefact Collection Storage Doors Open Ottawa

Billings Estate Artefact Collection Storage

Explore behind the scenes of the Billings Estate National Historic Site artifact collection, listen to the stories that these treasures tell, and learn how the City of Ottawa cares for historical artifacts. Experience pieces from the past first hand by investigating an object and seeing what secrets you can unlock!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

172 Guigues Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-742-5551
http://ottawa.ca/museums

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Billings Estate National Historic Site Doors Open Ottawa

Billings Estate National Historic Site

Braddish Billings, the first permanent settler of Gloucester Township, built Ottawa’s oldest wood-frame house (then named Park Hill). See its architectural features as you tour the home from basement to attic and learn about the evolution of the property. Explore the history of water from the Champlain Sea to 19th-century mineral spring spas and beyond with a new special exhibition.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

2100 Cabot Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-580-2088
https://ottawa.ca/billingsestate

Architecture

Year built: 1827-29
Building type: Cemetery, Historical landmark, Historical house, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sunday: 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.

Black Bridge Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Black Bridge

Gather at the west end of the heritage-designated Black Bridge to learn about this and other significant bridges from Lindsay Benjamin, lead author of Arch, Truss and Beam: The Grand River Watershed Heritage Bridge Inventory. Restored in 1996, Black Bridge is a rare single-lane steel Pratt through-truss bridge, spanning the Speed River. Talks at 10 and 11 a.m. only.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at Black Bridge Road and the Speed River
Cambridge, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: c. 1916
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: talks at 10 and 11 a.m. only, rain or shine

Black Horse Corners Heritage Outbuildings Doors Open Waterloo Region

Black Horse Corners Heritage Outbuildings

The long-vanished crossroads hamlet of Black Horse Corners centred around the Black Horse Inn (1853-75). See inside three outbuildings from that era, adjacent to the hamlet: a barn, smokehouse and stone-built former cheese factory from 1835. Also, during Doors Open, a to-scale, “skeletal” representation of the Black Horse Inn will be assembled on its original footprint at the crossroads.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access

Contact info

1784 Northumberland Street
North Dumfries Township, Ontario
www.home.golden.net/~shadynook/blackhorsecorner.html

Architecture

Year built: 1835-94; renovations 1994
Architect: Chris Borgal and John Clinckett (renovations)
Architectural style: Vernacular

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Black's Distillery Doors Open Peterborough

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Black's Distillery

Black’s Distillery opened in East City in 2018 – and is the city’s only distillery. Manufacturing spirits on site, the distillery uses locally produced grain, mostly from Douro – including historical red fife wheat – to create vodka, gin and rye in small batches. During Doors Open, tours of the distillery will show how spirits are made at this unique local facility.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

99 Hunter Street East
Peterborough, Ontario
https://blacksdistillery.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Blackburn Radio Doors Open London

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Blackburn Radio

Located in the stunning Selby Building (complete with its gorgeous atrium), Blackburn radio will give you a behind-the-scenes look at local media in action. Join the guided tour that takes you through the newsroom and Classic Rock 98.1 street level studio. Learn more about the Blackburn family and Blackburn Media – past, present and future!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

700 Richmond Street, Suite 102
London, Ontario
http://blackburnradio.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Blewett Printing Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

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Blewett Printing

Blewett Printing opened in 1935 when J.E. Blewett converted a building on Victoria Avenue into a print shop. Hugh Carter purchased the business in 1959 and, in 1979, moved it to a new location. Carter’s son Rick purchased the business in 1984 and moved it to its current location in 2003 – a modern facility that allows for future growth.

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

Contact info

44 Colborne Street East
Lindsay, Ontario
Telephone: 705-324-4931
Email: print@blewettprinting.ca
www.blewettprinting.ca

Architecture

Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 8, 2019
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Boulton House Restaurant Doors Open Carleton Place

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Boulton House Restaurant

This property was the site of a grist mill in 1821, run by water power from the Mississippi River. Built about 1823 by Hugh Boulton, the building was an oatmeal mill, the oldest in a complex of mills on the street. Now a popular restaurant that uses locally sourced ingredients, it offers a spectacular waterfront patio, complete with grist stone!

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

35 Mill Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-492-3535
Email: info@boultonhouse.ca
http://boultonhouse.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1823
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink, Historical landmark
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

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

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.

Brampton Armoury, The Doors Open Brampton

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Brampton Armoury, The

One of 11 drill halls built in Ontario between 1876 and 1918, The Brampton Armoury was recognized as a Federal Heritage Building in 1991 and listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 2008. The Lorne Scots have been serving the community of Peel in Brampton since 1866 and continue to train out of the armoury.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

12 Chapel Street
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 416-631-5360, ext.7226
Email: LorneScots.PAO@forces.gc.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1914
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Brampton Curling Club Doors Open Brampton

Brampton Curling Club

Constructed in the 1950s, this building’s interior is distinguished by its expansive and structurally complex roof system of long-spanning arches and trusses. The building, initially owned by the Peel County Agricultural Society and used for the Brampton Fall Fair, is leased by the Brampton Curling Club each winter. Programs continue to be supported by original agricultural society members.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

46 McMurchy Avenue South
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-451-4015
https://bramptoncc.com

Architecture

Year built: 1950s
Architect: Unknown
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Brampton Transit Sandalwood Facility Doors Open Brampton

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Brampton Transit Sandalwood Facility

In 2008, Brampton Transit officially opened its Sandalwood Facility. Earlier this year, its final expansion project was completed. The Sandalwood Facility represents an award-winning transit system that focuses on customer service, provides seamless connections to GO Transit, the Toronto Transit Commission, York Region and Mississauga Transit, and contributes to Brampton’s growth and its commitment to being a green city.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

130 Sandalwood Parkway
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-874-2999
Email: transit@brampton.ca
www.brampton.ca/EN/residents/transit/Pages/home.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 2008
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Braumeister Brewing Company Doors Open Carleton Place

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Braumeister Brewing Company

Founder Rohit Gupta welcomes you to Braumeister, a Bavarian-inspired craft brewery with taproom and garden. An avid homebrewer (and science lover), Gupta’s appreciation for brewing and the European beer culture grew while living in Austria. Tour Carleton Place’s newest brewery, meet Rohit and Brewing Consultant Sheldon Scrivner, and sample their products and learn about Bavarian beers and traditional brewing practices.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

19 Moore Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-492-2337
www.braumeister.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2018
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Brick Street Cemetery Doors Open London

Brick Street Cemetery

Tour one of London's oldest pioneer cemeteries. Visitors can enjoy a pleasant stroll and ask the Friends of Brick Street Cemetery questions. There will be a scavenger hunt for children and the Westminster Historical Society will exhibit information on early settlers south of the Thames River. Theatrical presentations will reveal little-known stories of the pioneers’ lives.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

370 Commissioners Road West
London, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: c. 1813
Building type: Cemetery
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday: 1 to 7 p.m. (peformances at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.); Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (performances at 1 and 3 p.m.)

Brickhouse Brewpub Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

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Brickhouse Brewpub

This brewpub and bistro – the Upper Thames Brewing Company’s second location – is housed inside an old pumphouse, the only remaining part of the Oxford Regional Centre. The Centre, originally called the Epileptic Hospital, was opened in 1905 and served as a hospital for the mentally ill. Today, the Brickhouse Brewpub offers a craft beer experience in rustic settings.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking

Contact info

190 Fairway Road
Woodstock, Ontario
http://upperthamesbrewing.ca/brewpub

Architecture

Year built: 1905
Building type: Food and drink, Health-care facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Brighton Public Library Doors Open Northumberland County

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Brighton Public Library

The Brighton Public Library opened their vibrant, expanded library space in October 2018 after major renovations to the municipal office and library. The library is bright and accessible with many modern features, including comfortable sitting spaces and lots of computers. During Doors Open, come and explore this welcoming destination that educates, excites and empowers the Brighton community.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

35 Alice Street
Brighton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-475-2511
Email: brightonceo@brighton.library.on.ca
www.brighton.library.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1982
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

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

Britannia Yacht Club Doors Open Ottawa

Britannia Yacht Club

Established in 1887, this newly renovated clubhouse boasts the beautiful Dragon Lounge where visitors can see a unique bar fashioned out of a dragon sailboat. Despite additions, the clubhouse retains its historical appearance, and offers one of the best views of the Ottawa River. The clubhouse is also available to host private weddings and events.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

2777 Cassels Street (north side of the tennis courts at the end of Cassels Street)
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-276-2409
https://byc.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1887
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sunday June 2, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Brook McIlroy Doors Open Toronto

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Brook McIlroy

A self-guided tour of this office will introduce visitors to projects that represent the diversity of Brook McIlroy’s work. More than just an architecture firm, their interdisciplinary team tackles social and infrastructural challenges – from the perspective of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, planning, art and more. Staff will be on hand from all of those disciplines to answer questions.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

161 Spadina Avenue Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-504-5997
Email: jsquires@brookmcilroy.com
http://brookmcilroy.com

Architecture

Year built: 1890
Architect: William Alexander Langton
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sunday May 26, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brooklin Heritage Walking Tour Doors Open Whitby

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Brooklin Heritage Walking Tour

Bring your walking shoes as Whitby’s Heritage Planner and the Brooklin Heritage Society guide you through this historical village. Take in the neighborhood, meet the business owners, connect with neighbours, hear stories and discover unseen aspects of this community. Meet at the Brooklin Legion hall – originally a hotel, and later the Temperance House when liquor sales in hotels became prohibited.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

Meet at 56 Baldwin Street
Brooklin, Ontario
Telephone: 905-668-5803
Email: events@whitby.ca
www.whitby.ca/en/residents/doorsopenwhitby.asp

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4, 2019
Saturday: tours depart at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. only

Budget Demolition/BD Salvage & Deconstruction Doors Open Hamilton

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Budget Demolition/BD Salvage & Deconstruction

Budget Demolition is located in the original building designed and built for The Kennametal Company. Several owners later, with the building in a state of disrepair, Budget Demolition purchased it and fully restored it for use as offices, demolition shop and architectural salvage warehouse. The original corner main front on Sherman Avenue was designed in an art deco style.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

371 Sherman Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-312-9506
Email: hello@bdsalvage.ca
www.bdsalvage.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1946
Architect: William Riddell
Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI) Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI)

ASI is the largest archaeological and heritage consultancy in Canada, with offices in Toronto and Burlington. They have over 35 years of experience in the production and dissemination of knowledge about Ontario’s past. Come and visit the expanded Burlington office to meet the team of archaeologists and heritage specialists, see some artifacts and learn about local heritage!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

2321 Fairview Street, Unit 200
Burlington , Ontario
Telephone: 416-966-1069
http://asiheritage.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Burlington Camera & Digital Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Burlington Camera & Digital

Burlington Camera has been a family-owned photography store at the same location since 1959! The current building replaced the family home in 1979. They have witnessed the ever-changing global photographic industry and Burlington’s evolving community. Step through the doors and let them show you.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

489 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-632-7722
https://burlingtoncamera.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Burlington Public Library, Central Branch Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Burlington Public Library, Central Branch

Constructed in 1970 by architects Brook, Carruthers, Grierson, Shaw, this award-winning building provides a glimpse inside one of Burlington’s finest examples of brutalist/modernist architecture. The library, as a community space, is free for everyone and offers books, movies, music, magazines and more! With Doors Open, you get a backstage pass to tour behind the scenes here at the Central Branch.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

2331 New Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-639-3611
www.bpl.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1969
Architect: Brook, Carruthers, Grierson, Shaw Architects
Architectural style: Brutalism
Building type: Library
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guided tours at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Burlington - Burlington Radio Control Modelers Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Burlington Radio Control Modelers

The Burlington Radio Control Modelers has approximately 160 members who share an interest in flying model aircraft. Their aim is to keep the hobby alive and pass on the enjoyment to others. The property includes a clubhouse, spectator seating area, a 121-metre (400-foot) asphalt runway and a grass runway. During Doors Open, visitors can tour the site and watch demonstrations.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1548 King Road
Burlington, Ontario
Email: vicepresident@brcm.org
https://brcm.org

Architecture

Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Église Saint-Philippe Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Église Saint-Philippe

Built in 1875 by James Cushie Bent, this church was purchased in 1968 by the Roman Catholic Church to serve the local francophone congregation as the Église Saint-Philippe. The church blends a simple Gothic revival style – evident in the Gothic-arched windows and door – with an Italianate square tower with bull’s-eye windows.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

472 Locust Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-632-1802
www.paroissestphilippe.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Architect: James Cushie Bent
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Freeman Station Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Freeman Station

Built in 1906 for the Grand Trunk Railway as a combination passenger and baggage depot, the Burlington West Station (formerly Burlington Junction, known as Freeman Station) exhibits stylistic features characteristic of Grand Trunk Railway stations constructed in that decade. Today, Freeman Station is managed by a group of community volunteers, now incorporated as the Friends of Freeman Station.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1285 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
www.freemanstation.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Architect: Grand Trunk Railway
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Halton Mosque and Halton Islamic Association Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Halton Mosque and Halton Islamic Association

Built in the early 1990s, the Halton Mosque is the only masjid (a Muslim place of worship) in the City of Burlington. Since it opened, it has been the primary centre for prayer, learning and recreation for the Burlington Muslim community. During Doors Open, take a tour of this unique building and learn about the Islamic faith and culture.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

4310 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-333-9856
www.masjidhalton.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1990
Architectural style: International
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Joseph Brant Museum Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Joseph Brant Museum

Discover Burlington’s rich cultural past and early foundations at the Joseph Brant Museum. This museum houses a collection of locally and nationally significant historical costumes, artifacts and archival materials. Explore the early history of Burlington, learn about our first citizen, Joseph Brant, and experience the Burlington S.T.E.A.M. Zone! Pre-registration required for guided tours.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

1240 North Shore Blvd E
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-634-3556
www.museumsofburlington.ca/joseph-brant

Architecture

Year built: 1937-38; 2018-19
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guided tours at 10 and 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 and 3 p.m.

Burlington - Nickel Brook Brewing Co. Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

Nickel Brook is Burlington's only craft brewery. Founded in 2005, it has grown to be one of the leading players in the Ontario craft beer industry with a huge range of products. From hoppy IPAs and fruity sours to rich stouts, there's something here for even the most discerning beer lover.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

864 Drury Lane
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 289-208-8295
Email: info@nickelbrook.com
www.nickelbrook.com

Architecture

Year built: 1990
Architect: Luigi Romano
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday only: tours at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. (pre-registration required ... coming soon)

Burlington - NUVO Network Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - NUVO Network

The NUVO Network is a multipurpose building in Burlington with three fully-equipped and superbly serviced studios in an expansive 13,935-square-metre (150,000-square-foot), modern facility. It is a synergetic, secular space connecting entrepreneurs, content creators, and community champions, providing access to state-of-the-art multimedia facilities - including podcasting, video production and recording studios.

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1295 North Service Road
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-592-2598
www.nuvonetwork.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Royal Botanical Gardens Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Royal Botanical Gardens

Experience Canada’s largest botanical garden and immerse yourself in over 1,092 hectares (2,700 acres) of breathtaking gardens and spectacular sanctuaries that are brimming with wildlife. A National Historic Site within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, these five unique garden areas provide a stunning location for tours, weekend entertainment and year-round exhibitions – complete with three onsite restaurants and a gift shop.

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  • National Historic Site (Canada)
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  • Self-guided tours available

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680 Plains Road West
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-527-1158
www.rbg.ca

Architecture

Landscape: Garden, Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant cleans and treats wastewater for the City of Burlington. Through a series of filtration processes, the facility has the capacity to treat and discharge the equivalent of over 56 Olympic-sized pools of clean water into Hamilton Harbour, Lake Ontario every day. Registration required to visit.

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1135 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1964

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; scheduled tours only

Burlington - St. Paul's Presbyterian Church Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - St. Paul's Presbyterian Church

St. Paul’s is one of Ontario’s oldest Presbyterian congregations, with area settlers first worshipping in a barn. A wooden church opened in 1822, which was replaced by a brick church, now a private home, in 1868. The present church building opened in 1993. The 1867 and 1993 buildings stand on either side of the Dundas Street cemetery (begun in 1817).

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2600 Headon Forest Drive
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-332-4587
www.stpaulsburlington.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1993
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington Camera & Digital Doors Open Burlington

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Burlington Camera & Digital

Burlington Camera has been a family-owned photography store at the same location since 1959! The current building replaced the family home in 1979. They have witnessed the ever-changing global photographic industry and Burlington’s evolving community. Step through the doors and let them show you.

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489 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-632-7722
https://burlingtoncamera.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington Public Library, Central Branch Doors Open Burlington

Burlington Public Library, Central Branch

Constructed in 1970 by architects Brook, Carruthers, Grierson, Shaw, this award-winning building provides a glimpse inside one of Burlington’s finest examples of brutalist/modernist architecture. The library, as a community space, is free for everyone and offers books, movies, music, magazines and more! With Doors Open, you get a backstage pass to tour behind the scenes here at the Central Branch.

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2331 New Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-639-3611
www.bpl.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1969
Architect: Brook, Carruthers, Grierson, Shaw Architects
Architectural style: Brutalism
Building type: Library
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guided tours at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

Burlington Radio Control Modelers Doors Open Burlington

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Burlington Radio Control Modelers

The Burlington Radio Control Modelers has approximately 160 members who share an interest in flying model aircraft. Their aim is to keep the hobby alive and pass on the enjoyment to others. The property includes a clubhouse, spectator seating area, a 121-metre (400-foot) asphalt runway and a grass runway. During Doors Open, visitors can tour the site and watch demonstrations.

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1548 King Road
Burlington, Ontario
Email: vicepresident@brcm.org
https://brcm.org

Architecture

Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BX Tower Doors Open St. Thomas

BX Tower
BX Tower, which was constructed in 1917 and remained in operation until the mid-1980s, was a control point for managing rail traffic and eliminating accidents at the junction of the London and Port Stanley Railway and the Michigan Central Railroad. The tower provides a 360-degree view of the tracks. Come and see demonstrations of how the tower functioned.

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Contact info

Moore Street at Centre Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-637-6284
http://ecrm5700.org/bx-tower

Architecture

Year built: 1917
Building type: Attraction, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BYTOWN MUSEUM: Commissariat Building Doors Open Ottawa

BYTOWN MUSEUM: Commissariat Building

Discover the secrets hidden within Ottawa’s oldest stone building – the Commissariat: home of the BYTOWN MUSEUM – in this special behind-the-scenes tour! Learn about this spectacular heritage building from the foundation to the rafters – including the vault, and stories of its former uses and inhabitants. This building still has much to tell 192 years later.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
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  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

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1 Canal Lane
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-234-4570, ext. 221
https://bytownmuseum.com

Architecture

Year built: 1827
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cable 14 - TV Hamilton Ltd. Doors Open Hamilton

Cable 14 - TV Hamilton Ltd.

Cable 14 is a community channel for Cogeco and Rogers television subscribers, serving the greater Hamilton area. Celebrating their 50th programming season in 2019, you are invited to attend a behind-the-scenes tour to see how television is made. Visit the control room, studio, edit suites and partake in interactive activities.

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150 Dundurn Street South
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-523-1414
www.cable14.com

Architecture

Year built: 1971; 1982 (adaptive reuse)
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; last tour at 3:45 p.m.

Cambridge Gurdwara (Siri Guru Singh Sabha) Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Cambridge Gurdwara (Siri Guru Singh Sabha)

This new location of the Cambridge Gurdwara (Sikh temple) is home to the essential feature of all Gurdwaras: the Sikh holy scripture. The Gurdwara features a large prayer hall and community kitchen. Every Gurdwara is open to all people. Please wear clothing below the knee, and plan to cover your head (coverings provided). This is an alcohol-free, tobacco-free, drug-free space.

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  • Guided tours available

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1070 Townline Road
Cambridge, Ontario
www.sgsscambridge.com

Architecture

Year built: 2017
Architect: H. Dhir Architects Inc.
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Centre Doors Open Northumberland County

Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Centre

Constructed for the Township of Seymour, this was the first public building in the area. Over time, it has functioned as a council chamber, courtroom, church, school, jail and more. Since 1988, it has housed the Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Society. Discover local artifacts and explore the newly renovated barn and miniature railroad that recreates the Belleville-Peterborough line from the 1920s.

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113 Front Street North
Campbellford, Ontario
Telephone: 705-653-2634
www.csheritage.org

Architecture

Year built: 1857
Architect: John Langman
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Canada Council Art Bank Doors Open Ottawa

Canada Council Art Bank

This site is home to over 17,000 contemporary Canadian artworks. It offers Canadians unique public access to original art through its three programs – rental, museum loans and outreach projects. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour with experts and view a thematic display of artworks related to the creative work we do at home, and the creative ways that artists reimagine the home.

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921 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, Ontario
http://artbank.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Canada Life Doors Open London

Canada Life

Take in some untold stories of both London Life and Canada Life in their lobby exhibit. See a life-sized replica of one of the largest meteorites ever recovered in Southwestern Ontario (Dresden meteorite). In the auditorium, discover astronomical models created by London's W.G. Colgrove and learn how John Harris helped to map the Great Lakes using a telescope.

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255 Dufferin Avenue
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-435-4991, ext. 4991
www.canadalife.com

Architecture

Year built: 1926
Architect: John M. Moore and Company
Architectural style: Neoclassical
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 15, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Canadian Automotive Museum Doors Open Oshawa

Canadian Automotive Museum

Established in 1963 and housed in a 1920s car dealership, this museum showcases the development of the automobile, with vehicles from 1902 to 1988, as well as other historical items. The building also has its original freight elevator. During Doors Open, visit the gift shop and enjoy family crafts. Lightning McQueen from Pixar Cars 3 is also in the building!

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99 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-576-1222
www.canadianautomotivemuseum.com

Architecture

Year built: 1920
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Doors Open St. Marys

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Located in an 1860s limestone house, this museum is situated on 13 picturesque hectares (32 acres) overlooking the locally famous quarry swimming hole. The site includes a major-league-style baseball diamond, two children’s fields and picturesque walking trails. The museum showcases artifacts and memorabilia, and pays tribute to baseball’s impressive Canadian roots and the accomplishments of Hall of Fame inductees.

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  • Guided tours available

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386 Church Street South
St. Marys, Ontario
Telephone: 1-877-250-BALL (2255)
Email: scott@baseballhalloffame.ca
www.baseballhalloffame.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1860s
Building type: Attraction, Museum
Landscape: Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited Doors Open Carleton Place

Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited

Constructed in 1890 of local limestone, this building contained the roundhouse and engine repair shops for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) until 1939. In 1940, the building was purchased by the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers. Wool arrives here from across the country and is graded before being shipped out in compact bales. See CPR memorabilia on display throughout the building.

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142 Franktown Road
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-257-2714
www.wool.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1890
Building type: Commercial, Museum, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (guided tours of the grading facility will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.)

Canadian Conservation Institute Doors Open Ottawa

Canadian Conservation Institute

Discover the fascinating world of heritage conservation and conservation science! Learn how the Canadian Conservation Institute supports museums, archives and historical sites of Canada in conserving our heritage collections so that they can be accessed by current and future generations.

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1030 Innes Road
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-998-3721
www.canada.ca/en/conservation-institute.html

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind National Training Centre Doors Open Ottawa

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind National Training Centre

The Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind National Training Centre opened in Manotick in 1988. The property includes a residence, where individuals who are blind or visually impaired live for a 25-day training course to bond and train with their guide dog. There is also a kennel, where 20 to 30 dogs reside while undergoing formal training.

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4120 Rideau Valley Drive North
Manotick, Ontario
Telephone: 613-692-7777
www.guidedogs.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1988
Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

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

Canadian Mar Thoma Church, Toronto Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Canadian Mar Thoma Church, Toronto

The Canadian Mar Thoma Church, Toronto celebrates its roots in Kerala, India. Built in 2017, this 2,137-square-metre (23,000-square-foot) building contains a beautiful 750-seat sanctuary, seniors’ recreational room, youth room and spectacular chandeliers. Take a guided tour to learn the historical significance of the site, the community background and more. Refreshments will be available.

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159 Sandiford Drive
Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 416-820-8075
www.marthoma.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2017
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Canadian National Institute for the Blind Community Hub Doors Open London

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Canadian National Institute for the Blind Community Hub

The CNIB Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides programming and support for people with sight loss. This Community Hub is a place to meet, and to learn and connect to the world through literacy and technology. Visitors can try the latest accessible technology, learn about guide-dog etiquette, play tactile and accessible games, and print their names in braille.

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  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

171 Queens Avenue, Suite 101 (enter off Richmond Street)
London , Ontario
Telephone: 519-685-8420, ext. 5150
Email: LondonCommunityHub@cnib.ca
www.cnib.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Canadian Niagara Power Generating Station Doors Open Niagara Parks

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Canadian Niagara Power Generating Station

Built in 1905, Canadian Niagara Power was the first major power plant on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. The building stands as an important example of architectural, engineering and landscape design, all working in harmony to create a unified visual landmark that is compatible with its remarkable natural park setting.

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

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7005 Niagara Parkway
Niagara Falls, Ontario
www.niagaraparks.com/events/event/doors-open-canadian-niagara-power

Architecture

Year built: 1905
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 26, 2019
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Canadian Space Services Ltd. Doors Open Ottawa

Canadian Space Services Ltd.

In 1960, NATO and the Canadian Department of National Defence built this satellite communications (SATCOM) station with a huge metal space frame radar dome on its roof. The dome protects the SATCOM antenna, which provided satellite communications between NATO countries until 1999. It is now headquarters for the Canadian Space Services Ltd., CSS Wind Inc. and Rocky Mountain Equipment Ltd.

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  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

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2336 Craig Side Road
Carp, Ontario
www.canspace.com

Architecture

Year built: 1960
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sunday June 2, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Canadian Victory Garden Doors Open Oshawa

Canadian Victory Garden

The Canadian Victory Garden – which is run by the Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities, whose mandate is to encourage self-sufficiency/ecological lifestyles – is an education centre. Tours will showcase the history of the Guy Farm – which includes a solar-equipped greenhouse, beehive, pollinator gardens and earth systems for low energy.

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

Contact info

200 Winchester Road West
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-442-2167
www.fbsc.org

Architecture

Building type: Food and drink
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Canmet Bells Corners Research Complex Doors Open Ottawa

Canmet Bells Corners Research Complex

Come and peek into pilot-scale facilities that are priming the Canadian market for a green future based on clean fossil fuels, bioenergy, green mining and renewables – which are improving oil sands extraction, steelmaking, transportation fuels, mineral extraction, building efficiencies and more! Closed-toe shoes required. Access will be restricted. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Photography, video and smoking prohibited.

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  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

1 Haanel Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/offices-labs/canmet/5715

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Canning Factory Doors Open Northumberland County

Canning Factory

This cannery opened around 1904 close to a new rail line. Operations ceased around 1955; the factory became derelict over the next 60 years. A remarkable renovation has blended the original with the modern to create a showroom for Vincent Sheppard's line of indoor and outdoor furniture. A returning Doors Open favourite, this distinctive building was created by visionary owners.

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  • Self-guided tours available

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130 Canning Factory Road
Grafton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: c. 1904
Building type: Commercial, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cardiff Community Centre (Village of Cardiff History) Doors Open Highlands East

Cardiff Community Centre (Village of Cardiff History)

Drop into the Cardiff Community Centre’s open house and learn about the history of this quiet residential community – from the building of the Monck Road, completed in 1873, through the mining boom of the 1950s and early 1960s. Long-time residents – through oral histories and artifacts – will discuss how the village came to be and its evolution into today’s community.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

2747 Monck Road
Cardiff, Ontario
Telephone: 705-448-2981, ext. 433

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Doors Open Carleton Place

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Erected in 1872 as the Carleton Place Town Hall, this limestone building now houses the local museum. Originally containing council chambers, a lock-up and a public auditorium, it was converted into a school in 1879, which served the community until 1969. The main floor galleries feature exhibits chronicling the town's history. Also see the Community Labyrinth and Victoria School Gardens.

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

267 Edmund Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-253-7013
Email: cpbmuseum@outlook.com
www.cpbheritagemuseum.com

Architecture

Year built: 1872
Architect: William Rorison
Building type: Museum, Schoolhouse
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Carleton Place Baptist Church Doors Open Carleton Place

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Carleton Place Baptist Church

Built in 1871 for the Wesleyan Methodist congregation, this building was purchased by the Baptists in 1888. Their former frame church on Town Line Road was vacated at that time. The original wooden steeple was struck by lightning in 1973 and destroyed, but later rebuilt. The original pews remain in use. Enjoy a display of quilts from the local museum.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

299 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-257-1889
www.carletonplacebaptist.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1871
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Carleton Place Town Hall Doors Open Carleton Place

Carleton Place Town Hall

Built between 1895 and 1897, this building was designed by George King to replace the original town hall. Constructed of limestone, it features slate-roofed towers and turrets, stained-glass windows and a dramatic foyer. The bell tower houses the original bell. The tower’s clock was installed in 1990, on the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of Carleton Place.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

175 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-257-6200
www.carletonplace.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1895-97
Architect: George King
Building type: Historical landmark

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.

Carm's Museum Doors Open Quinte West

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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.

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  • 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.

Carmel New Church and School Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Carmel New Church and School

This church and its original school wing are arguably the crowning achievement of John Lingwood, one of Ontario’s more imaginative mid-20th-century architects. Fieldstone, ribbons of windows and an abstract, wood-shingled roof create a one-of-a-kind, sculptural building. Inside, wood, stone, terrazzo and dramatic angles produce subtle effects of light, colour and sound. Check their schedule for musical performances during Doors Open.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

40 Chapel Hill Drive
Kitchener , Ontario
www.carmelnewchurch.org

Architecture

Year built: 1962, 2002
Architect: John Lingwood, Kitchener (1962)
Architectural style: Modernism
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Carnegie Building (Grimsby Historical Society Archives) Doors Open Grimsby

Carnegie Building (Grimsby Historical Society Archives)

An outstanding example of a Carnegie library influenced by the beaux arts style, this building was constructed in 1911 with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation. The building is named for the late 19th-century Scottish-American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Stop by to view a display on the history of Main Street plus some historical maps.

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Contact info

25 Adelaide Street
Grimsby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-309-2002
Email: archives@grimsbyhistoricalsociety.com
www.grimsbyhistoricalsociety.com

Architecture

Year built: 1911
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Carnegie Library Doors Open Brampton

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Carnegie Library

The Carnegie Library was constructed with a donation of $12,000 from American steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. Between 1881 and 1917, Carnegie financed the construction of thousands of free libraries across Canada and around the world. Like most of Carnegie’s libraries, this building was built in the classical beaux arts style, characterized by an elaborate entranceway, and heavy, classically inspired ornamentation.

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  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

55 Queen Street East
Brampton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Casablanca Waterfront Trail Doors Open Grimsby

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Casablanca Waterfront Trail

Discover the Casablanca Waterfront Trail – Grimby's newest walking trail along the water! This west-end trail begins at Casablanca Beach Park and stretches to Hunter Road, featuring beach access and bridge access over Forty Mile Creek. During Doors Open, the Active Grimsby Advisory Committee will be leading walking tours and encouraging an active lifestyle.

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

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Meet at the beach at 565 North Service Road
Grimsby, Ontario

Architecture

Landscape: Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Cathedral of Saint Peter-in-Chains Doors Open Peterborough

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Cathedral of Saint Peter-in-Chains

The Cathedral of Saint Peter-in-Chains was constructed between 1837 and 1838 and became the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough in 1882. Built of stone quarried from Jackson’s Park, it retains its original Gothic revival style, despite numerous renovations and additions. Please note that the cathedral will close at 3:30 p.m.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

316 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, Ontario
https://stpeterspeterborough.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1837-38
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

CBC Hamilton Doors Open Hamilton

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CBC Hamilton

Peek behind the scenes of CBC Hamilton’s trusted digital station. See how journalists gather and disseminate the news of the day in this repurposed former furniture store. The CBC team communicates with residents in a variety of interesting ways, including online and in-person. The building features exposed brick, hardwood floors, a tin ceiling and a restored façade.

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

Contact info

118 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-524-1985
www.cbc.ca/hamilton

Architecture

Year built: 1880
Architect: Thier + Curran
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sunday May 5, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CBC London Doors Open London

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CBC London

Learn how journalists gather, disseminate and communicate the news before sitting at the anchor desk yourself. Share your own untold story of the Forest City and work together to create a continuous thread inspired by photographs of life in London. Don’t forget to record a line or two before you go ... you just might hear yourself on the radio!

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

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251 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london

Architecture

Year built: 1980s
Architect: Nicholson Sheffield
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Central Presbyterian Church Doors Open Waterloo Region

Central Presbyterian Church

Rare bell tower tours will be offered at this, one of Waterloo Region’s great church buildings, immediately recognizable for its patterned slate roof and picturesque location on the Grand River. The 56-metre (184-foot) spire contains 10 bells, rung weekly. Highlights include a beautiful curving gallery from 1889, a 1928 Casavant organ, and stained glass from the 19th and 20th centuries.

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

Contact info

7 Queen's Square
Cambridge, Ontario
www.centralchurchcambridge.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1880-82
Architect: John Hall Jr., Guelph, with W.H. Mallory
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Central Public School Doors Open Brampton

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Central Public School

Central Public School is one of the oldest surviving public schools in downtown Brampton. Associated with the early development of public education in Brampton, this site was continuously used for educational purposes for nearly 130 years. The site and building continue to serve the Brampton public today as a community centre.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

24 Alexander Street
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-874-2810
www.brampton.ca/EN/residents/Recreation/Community-Centres/Pages/Central-Public-School.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1916
Architect: Ellis and Connery
Building type: Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Central School Manor Doors Open St. Marys

Central School Manor

St. Marys Central School was the largest stone structure in town at one time. It remains important as the last example of institutional (even domestic) stone construction in St. Marys. Closed in 2010, the school has been sympathetically converted to luxury condominiums. During Doors Open, a second-floor apartment will be available for touring, as well as common areas.

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

Contact info

189 Elizabeth Street
St. Marys, Ontario
Telephone: 519-859-1900

Architecture

Year built: 1914
Architect: Watt and Blackwell (architects); Walter J. Leslie (local builder)
Architectural style: Classical revival
Building type: Private residence, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science at Wilfrid Laurier University Doors Open Waterloo Region

Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science at Wilfrid Laurier University

Home to the Laurier-Government of Northwest Territories Partnership, the Centre is at the forefront of research into the challenging issues facing water in our natural environment. Research here includes studies ranging from the Grand River Watershed to Canada’s Arctic. Guided tours of research labs and the rooftop greenhouse will be offered. Interactive hands-on science activities will also be available.

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

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65 Lodge Street
Waterloo, Ontario
www.wlu.ca/research/water

Architecture

Year built: 2013
Architect: Parkin Architects Ltd., Toronto
Building type: Educational facility, Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Century Church Theatre Doors Open Erin

Century Church Theatre

Built in 1906, this former church features original elm panelling, curved pews, stained-glass windows, horse-tethering rings and many features that were modern for its time. The building, now the vibrant home of Century Church Theatre, also boasts one of Ontario’s largest bat colonies! In June, the theatre will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Erin Arts Foundation.

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

Contact info

72 Trafalgar Road
Hillsburgh, Ontario
Telephone: 519-855-4586
http://centurychurchtheatre.com

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Building type: Place of worship, Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 8, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ceresmore Farms Limited Doors Open Clarington

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Ceresmore Farms Limited

John and Maria Rickard emigrated from England in 1847. Their son purchased the home farm here in 1866 – named Ceresmore for the Greek goddess Ceres (also the root of “cereals”). Jim and Don, fifth-generation Rickard farmers, currently farm 1,200 acres for seed. During Doors Open, visitors will be able to explore the seed cleaning plant, the historical home and barn.

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  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

3059 Highway 2
Bowmanville, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1866
Building type: Food and drink, Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 8, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Château la Motte Guest House Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

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Château la Motte Guest House

This 1895 mansion is a beautiful example of the Queen Anne revival style. The home, with an exterior of ruby volcanic stone, resides in one of the city’s outstanding historical districts. Thomas “Carbide” Willson, the inventor of acetenyl, built the home for his mother. Over the years, it has served as a nunnery as well as a guest house.

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  • Parking
  • French services available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

210 Vansittart Avenue
Woodstock, Ontario
www.chateaulamotte.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1895
Architectural style: Queen Anne revival
Building type: Commercial, Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Christ Church Brampton Doors Open Brampton

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Christ Church Brampton

Christ Church is one of the oldest Christian congregations in Brampton. With an early colonial presence, it formed as a new Anglican parish community in 1851 and has been in its present location, nestled in the heart of the historical downtown, since 1885. Join them during Doors Open to help celebrate the church’s 134th anniversary at this location!

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

4 Elizabeth Street North
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-451-6649
Email: ParishAdmin@christchurchbrampton.ca
www.christchurchbrampton.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1885
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Christ Church, Petrolia Doors Open Lambton County

Christ Church, Petrolia

Firefighters managed to save the bells from the original church when fire destroyed it in 1957. One of only nine registered sets in Canada, these bells were installed in the new church in 1959. During Doors Open 2019, guided tours will allow visitors to explore the bell tower and view the stained-glass windows by artist Christopher Wallis.

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

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414 Oil Street
Petrolia, Ontario
Telephone: 519-882-1430
www.facebook.com/ChristChurchPetrolia

Architecture

Year built: 1959
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Doors Open Peterborough

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Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church was constructed in 1962 as the first dedicated space for Peterborough’s Lutheran community. This modernist church is the city’s only Lutheran church. Come and experience the church with its unique modern interior. The church will also be hosting its annual yard sale, which you are welcome to attend as part of your Doors Open experience.

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

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463 Highland Road
Peterborough, Ontario
www.christlutheranpeterborough.com

Architecture

Year built: 1962
Architectural style: Modernism
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Christ's Church Cathedral Doors Open Hamilton

Christ's Church Cathedral

Christ’s Church Cathedral is built on the original site of the first Anglican church in Hamilton; it was founded in 1835 as a small wooden church. The congregation grew to require a larger stone building, which was constructed in 1852. Consecrated as a cathedral in 1875, the building houses exquisite creations in stained glass, woodwork and limestone.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

252 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-527-1316
Email: cathedral@niagaraanglican.ca
www.cathedralhamilton.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1835, 1852, 1873, 1925
Architect: William Thomas; Langley & Burke (1873-75); William Palmer Witton (1925)
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Church of Our Saviour The Redeemer, The Doors Open Hamilton

Church of Our Saviour The Redeemer, The

This church, constructed in the early Gothic revival style, was consecrated and opened on January 9, 1877. Today, it is a healthy, vibrant and caring parish with direct descendants of the original wardens still attending. Enjoy the view of their 21 beautiful stained-glass memorial windows. Complimentary refreshments and a historical handout will be provided.

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

Contact info

25 Lake Avenue South
Hamilton (Stoney Creek), Ontario
Telephone: 905-664-6641
Email: oursaviourtheredeemer@bellnet.ca
www.oursaviourtheredeemer.com

Architecture

Year built: 1876; 1894 (buttresses); 1952 (addition to 1876 church); 1968 (chapel, Corman Hall and offices)
Architect: James H. Christie (1968)
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Historical landmark, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Church of the Ascension Doors Open Hamilton

Church of the Ascension

The Church of the Ascension is the second-oldest Anglican church in downtown Hamilton and was built in picturesque Gothic style. It was expanded after a destructive 1887 fire. The Holy Spirit Chapel was added in 1955. Recently, there was a major renovation of the interior. Come and hear the Royal Canadian College of Organists as they provide a live Bach-a-thon.

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

Contact info

64 Forest Avenue (at John Street South); accessible entrance at 258 John Street South
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-527-3505
Email: secretary@ascensionchurch.ca
www.ascensionchurch.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1850-51 (church); 1888 (reconstruction and chancel extension); 2012 (sanctuary renovations); 1955 (Chapel of the Holy Spirit)
Architect: Frederick Cumberland (1850-51); Darling and Currie (1888); John van Nostrand (2012); Charles Lenz (1955)
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Church Street School Doors Open Aurora

Church Street School

Opened in 1886, this school is considered one of Ontario’s premier examples of high-Victorian-designed public schools. Meet on the front lawn hourly for a tour of the museum’s vaults. Visit the main gallery where you can enjoy a lesson from the Pine Tree Potters' Guild, celebrating their 40th anniversary here. Finish your visit by ringing the old school bell!

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

22 Church Street
Aurora, Ontario
Telephone: 905-713-1818
www.auroraculturalcentre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1885-86
Architect: Thomas Kennedy
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 17, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (tours every hour on the hour)

Church-Key Brewing Company Doors Open Northumberland County

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Church-Key Brewing Company

Tour this unique craft brewery housed in a former Methodist church at Pethericks Corners. Built in 1878 and formerly part of a four-point Methodist charge, the church ceased operations in the late 1990s; it has housed the Church-Key Brewing Company since 1999. The brewery takes pride in using local ingredients and suppliers, whenever possible, to create their authentic ales.

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

Contact info

1678 County Road 38
Campbellford , Ontario
Telephone: 705-653-9433
www.churchkeybrewing.com

Architecture

Year built: 1878
Building type: Attraction, Cemetery, Commercial, Food and drink
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

City Art Centre Doors Open London

City Art Centre

Come and experience firsthand an Ontario heritage building as a living, breathing piece of history. Visitors will delight in a tour of this artists' studio and gallery, as well as participate in a fun and creative workshop. You can relate your untold stories as you create cards that reflect your lives, experiences and varied backgrounds.

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

Contact info

652 Elizabeth Street, 2nd floor
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-433-0991
Email: cityartcentrelondon@gmail.com
www.cityartcentrelondonontario.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1888
Architect: Henry James

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday only: Noon 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.

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  • 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.

Collegiate Court Doors Open Smiths Falls

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Collegiate Court

Built in 2013 on the site of the old Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute (SFDCI), Collegiate Court is a series of apartments and office spaces for businesses. The old archway of the school remains standing on the site. During Doors Open, tour some of the luxurious apartments – an attractive alternative to home ownership.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access

Contact info

2 Gould Street
Smiths Falls, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Colonel R.S. McLaughlin Armoury Doors Open Oshawa

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Colonel R.S. McLaughlin Armoury

This landmark brick armoury was built between 1912 and 1914. It is home to the Ontario Regiment Royal Canadian Armoured Corps, established in 1866. A Sherman tank monument can be found in front of the building. The only Canadian army presence in Durham Region, this armoury remains a functioning military establishment.

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

Contact info

53 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-721-4000

Architecture

Year built: 1914
Building type: Military

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Communitech Hub, The Doors Open Waterloo Region

Communitech Hub, The

A clubhouse for the Waterloo Region tech ecosystem, and headquarters for Communitech, the Hub occupies 7,432 square metres (80,000 square feet) in Kitchener’s historical Lang Tannery complex. Dedicated to world-leading collaboration and innovation, its unique model gathers key technology players under one roof – early-stage companies to multinationals, government agencies, academic institutions, and rapidly growing firms. Access by guided tour only.

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

Contact info

151 Charles Street West, Suite 100
Kitchener, Ontario
www.communitech.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1896-1956, renovations 2008-10, 2011-12, 2015-16
Architect: C.E. Cowan, Kitchener (1896), RAW design, Toronto (2008-10, 2011-12)

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County Doors Open Belleville

Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County

The Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County opened in 2016. A collaborative project, it was built as a partnership between the City of Belleville, the County of Hastings and the Hastings County Historical Society. The archives preserve the history of the community through records of local governments, individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

254 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-967-3304
www.cabhc.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Architect: Shoalts and Zaback
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 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.

CoMotion on King Doors Open Hamilton

CoMotion on King

As one of the largest coworking networks in southern Ontario, CoMotion seeks to inspire and be the future home of Hamilton’s, Ontario’s and Canada’s next generation of businesses. Visit the third floor of the building that was home to The Hamilton Spectator until 1976 and check out the remaining features repurposed into the space, including a vault and old dumbwaiter.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Communication

Contact info

115 King Street East, 3rd floor
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 289-389-5772
Email: start@comotiongroup.ca
www.comotiongroup.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1919-20; renovations: 1951; adaptive reuse: 2015
Architect: McPhie & Kelly; R&R Designs Inc. (2015)
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Congregation Machzikei Hadas Doors Open Ottawa

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Congregation Machzikei Hadas

In 1907, this congregation first began offering services in a Murray Street apartment. By 1973, it had permanently relocated to the Alta Vista area. In July 2019, this synagogue – the first in Commonwealth history to be granted a coat of arms – will celebrate 100 years since its incorporation. Pre-registration required. Photo ID required at the door.

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

Contact info

2310 Virginia Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-521-9700
www.cmhottawa.com

Architecture

Year built: 1973
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sunday June 2, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Corby Park Rose Garden Doors Open Belleville

Corby Park Rose Garden

The Corby Park Rose Garden is in the old east village in Belleville, a great area for exploring heritage homes, just a few blocks from the Bay of Quinte. The garden has a stunning water fountain and at the centre of it all, you get a beautiful view of the entire garden – perfect for a family outing or wedding.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access

Contact info

210 Ann Street
Belleville, Ontario

Architecture

Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Corey Room at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital Doors Open Lambton County

Corey Room at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital

Jacob Englehart, one of Imperial Oil’s founding fathers, built this home for his wife as a wedding present. Following her death, Jacob had the home converted into a hospital, which opened in 1911. Visitors can view the ornate wood carvings of the hospital board room (known as the Corey Room), which once served as Englehart's study and library.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

450 Blanche Street
Petrolia, Ontario
Telephone: 519-882-2350

Architecture

Year built: 1866
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Health-care facility, Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cornwall Community Museum Doors Open Cornwall and SDG Counties

Cornwall Community Museum

This museum’s stone building was constructed in 1840 by the Wood family, United Empire Loyalists and one of Cornwall’s founding families. Three generations of the Wood family lived here until 1952 when Walter Wood, a bachelor, died. Several years later, it became a historical museum for Cornwall and SDG. In 2000, it was relocated to Cornwall’s beautiful, waterfront Lamoureux Park.

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  • Parking

Contact info

160 Water Street West
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 613-936-0280
https://cornwallcommunitymuseum.wordpress.com/

Architecture

Year built: 1840
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 17 – Sunday August 18, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cornwall Public Library Doors Open Cornwall and SDG Counties

Cornwall Public Library

This former post office was retrofitted in 1997 and reopened as the Cornwall Public Library. The Cornwall Room – a special collection of books, archival papers and photographs of local historical interest – is operated in partnership with local history and genealogy agencies and volunteers. Stop by the first-floor information desk to grab a pamphlet and begin your tour of the library!

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

Contact info

45 Second Street East
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 613-932-4796
http://library.cornwall.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1953
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 17, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CosMic Plants Doors Open Lincoln

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CosMic Plants

CosMic Plants is a wholesale grower, owning and operating two greenhouse locations in Beamsville. It specializes in quality potted orchids for the sophisticated floral retail industry. Their customers – mainly floral wholesalers and distributors – supply florists, garden centres and higher-end chain stores. Floral designers, event planners and interior-scapers are also among their clientele. During Doors Open, come and tour this facility.

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

Contact info

4665 Bartlett Road
Beamsville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-562-9389
Email: info@cosmicplants.com
www.cosmicplants.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cotton Factory, The Doors Open Hamilton

Cotton Factory, The

The Cotton Factory, located in the heart of lower Hamilton, is a prime example of adaptive reuse. This former site of the Imperial Cotton Company has been transformed into a creative industries complex. Join one of their guided tours and explore over 35 artist studios, makers shops, galleries and a kids zone.

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

Contact info

270 Sherman Avenue North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-547-8256
Email: info@cottonfactory.ca
www.cottonfactory.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1900
Architect: E.B. Patterson
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m to 4 p.m. (tours at 10:30 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m.)

County of Grey Administration Building Doors Open Owen Sound

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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.

Cowan House Doors Open Oshawa

Cowan House

Cowan House is a Georgian-style dwelling with Italianate features, including the bracketed eaves and portico elements. It was home to businessman and mayor W.F. Cowan and his family. Today, it serves as offices and meeting rooms for St. George's Memorial Church. Tours of the main floor reveal many original details of this heritage home. Heritage designation is in the works!

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

39 Athol Street West
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-723-7875
Email: church@stgeorgesoshawa.org

Architecture

Year built: c. 1858
Architectural style: Georgian, Italianate
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cranberry Marsh (Lynde Shores Conservation Area) Doors Open Whitby

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Cranberry Marsh (Lynde Shores Conservation Area)

The Lynde Shores Conservation Area includes Cranberry Marsh and Lynde Marsh. Historically an Indigenous hunting ground, it is now a significant breeding habitat and important migratory stopover. During Doors Open, wear sturdy footwear to walk the accessible gravel trail and explore the Cranberry Marsh – including touch-table displays. Try your hand at feeding the friendly chickadees. Bring your camera!

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

Contact info

Halls Road South and Victoria Street West
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-668-5803
Email: events@whitby.ca
www.whitby.ca/en/residents/doorsopenwhitby.asp

Architecture

Year built: Established in 1972
Landscape: Conservation area, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Crinan Community Centre Doors Open Dutton Dunwich

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Crinan Community Centre

During its early years, this former schoolhouse also served as a Sunday school. Known for hosting popular events (like picnics, concerts and holiday celebrations), the building was purchased by the Crinan Women’s Institute in 1965. Since then, it has served as a community centre. The chalkboards and original floor grate remind visitors of the building’s original purpose.

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  • Washrooms

Contact info

13568 Dunborough Line
Dutton Dunwich, Ontario
www.crinancommunity.com

Architecture

Year built: 1913
Architect: John Findlay
Building type: Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Sunday October 20, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ctrl V Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Ctrl V

Drop in for a free session in one of the virtual reality bays at North America’s first VR arcade. Ask the experts about the technology and equipment that makes it all happen. With so many experiences available, VR is for everyone, and Ctrl V is a safe, fun, exciting environment – perfect for birthdays, groups, corporate events, field trips and more!

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

Contact info

170 Columbia Street West, Suite 5
Waterloo , Ontario
www.ctrlv.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum Doors Open Ottawa

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum offers historical and reproduction buildings clustered on picturesque grounds depicting rural life in the 1920s and 1930s. Tour an operational sawmill and blacksmith shop, a one-room schoolhouse, a 1927 Imperial Gas garage, a 1904 church and family homes. Stop by Taylor Barn and experience the new permanent exhibition, Dairy in the Interwar Period.

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

Contact info

2940 Old Montreal Road
Cumberland, Ontario
Telephone: 613-580-2988
https://ottawa.ca/cumberlandmuseum

Architecture

Year built: 1920s and 1930s
Building type: Attraction, Educational facility, Historical house, Museum, Place of worship, Schoolhouse
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cyril Clark Lecture Hall Doors Open Brampton

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Cyril Clark Lecture Hall

The Cyril Clark Library lecture hall is a 184-seat theatre that is home to many community groups and music schools. Recently renovated, the hall is an updated, affordable option for smaller-scale performances and rehearsal space. Come in to learn more about all the upgrades in this intimate, creative space.

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

Contact info

20 Loafers Lake Lane (near the intersections of Sandalwood Parkway and Conestoga Blvd.)
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-874-2844
www.brampton.ca/EN/Arts-Culture-Tourism/Performing-Arts/Cyril-Clark/Pages/Welcome.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1985
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
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.

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  • 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.

David Dunlap Observatory Doors Open Richmond Hill

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David Dunlap Observatory

Since 1935, this observatory has been a research centre for the University of Toronto. Today, it is a facility for public education and outreach. Come and participate in astronomy-themed activities by the University of Western Ontario, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the David Dunlap Observatory Defenders. Tour the Ylab maker space and view modern and heritage metalworking machinery.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

123A Hillsview Drive
Richmond Hill, Ontario
http://Richmondhill.ca/DDO

Architecture

Year built: 1935
Architect: Mathers and Haldenby
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Attraction, Educational facility, Historical landmark
Landscape: Garden, Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 11, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dayalbagh Radhasoami Satsang Association of North America (DRSANA)-Canada Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Dayalbagh Radhasoami Satsang Association of North America (DRSANA)-Canada

Originally St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, this hilltop heritage building contains stained glass, an organ and an embossed tin ceiling. Following acquisition by DRSANA-Canada, it now serves as a place of worship for Radhasoami faith – with training for holistic development, community service, and promoting fellowship to create a better world. No shoes, food or drink in the prayer hall.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

34 Eagle Hill
Cambridge, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1867; renovated 2017-18
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Detweiler Meetinghouse Doors Open Waterloo Region

Detweiler Meetinghouse

Ontario’s only surviving stone Mennonite meetinghouse was restored to its 1855 appearance, from its Georgian hand-blown glass windows to its original pine floors. Lively acoustics make it attractive for performances; it’s available for milestones, weddings and reunions. The adjacent historical cemetery is still in use. Stroll the grounds and enjoy this rare heritage building in its serene rural setting.

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

Contact info

3445 Roseville Road
Roseville, Ontario
www.detweilermeetinghouse.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1855
Architectural style: Georgian, Vernacular
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Devonshire Guest House Doors Open Erin

Devonshire Guest House

This stately guest house sits on part of the original 81 hectares (200 acres) of Crown land that Abraham Nelles claimed in 1820 and sold to Daniel McMillan in 1836. In 1846, Daniel sold half of the land to Charles McMillan, who built the house. Now a bed and breakfast, the house has original stained glass, wood trim and hardware.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

3 Union Street
Erin, Ontario
Telephone: 519-833-2187
www.devonshireguesthouse.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1856
Architect: Charles McMillan
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 8, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dickinson House Doors Open Ottawa

Dickinson House

Built in 1867, the year of Canada’s Confederation, by M.K. Dickinson, founder of the village of Manotick, this 150-year-old house was the residence, from 1870 to 1972, of the Dickinson, Spratt and Watson families, owners/operators of the grist mill across the square. The house was visited by Sir John A. Macdonald during the 1887 general election.

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

Contact info

1127 Mill Street
Manotick, Ontario
Telephone: 613-692-2241
www.rideautownshiphistory.org/dickinsonhouse

Architecture

Year built: 1867
Architect: M.K. Dickinson
Building type: Historical house, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum Doors Open Ottawa

Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum is a four-storey Cold War bunker built to protect the government from a nuclear attack on Ottawa. Once top-secret, this underground facility is now open year-round. Free 30-minute tours in French and English by reservation only. Please visit diefenbunker.ca in early May to reserve your space.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

3929 Carp Road
Carp, Ontario
Telephone: 613-839-0007
http://diefenbunker.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1959-61
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dinkel’s Restaurant and Paulo's Italian Trattoria Doors Open Belleville

Dinkel’s Restaurant and Paulo's Italian Trattoria

Come and visit this popular eatery set in a building constructed in 1870 by John Forin (formerly the home of Lafferty's Billards). It is a three-storey building, consisting of three fire-proof containers built of brick and stone. Historical features include rounded arches in rusticated masonry framing, heavy, carved keystone arches, and a wooden cornice and brackets.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

38-44 Bridge Street East
Belleville, Ontario
www.dinkels.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1870
Architect: John Forin
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Diyode Community Workshop Doors Open Guelph

Diyode Community Workshop

Diyode is a Guelph-based collective dedicated to re-invigorating the do-it-yourself movement. Situated in the former Carson Reid Homes office, the 232-square-metre (2,500-square-foot) workshop contains tools and supplies for wood and metal working, electronics, prototyping and crafting. During Doors Open, Diyode members will demonstrate uses of the tools and workshop areas.

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

Contact info

183 Dufferin Street
Guelph, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 27, 2019
Saturday: tours from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; last tour leaves at approx. 3:40 p.m.

Don Wright Faculty of Music Doors Open London

Don Wright Faculty of Music

Enjoy a guided tour of Western University's Don Wright Faculty of Music – including performance, rehearsal and research spaces – and watch the New Horizons Adult Band rehearse. Now that London has hosted the 2019 JUNO Awards, you will appreciate and learn more about Western's long musical history in education, research, performance and composition.

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

Contact info

1151 Richmond Street North (Talbot College and Music Building, Western University)
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-3767
Email: musicevents@uwo.ca
http://music.uwo.ca

Architecture

Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dortwood Observatory Doors Open Northumberland County

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Dortwood Observatory

Come and have some fun with the sun at the Dortwood Observatory – where you can enjoy a solar experience and see Earth’s “star” (the sun) in all its glory. There will be several solar-filtered telescopes and binoculars for safe viewing. Astronomy books and videos await in the visitors' centre. Don’t miss the chance to learn with fellow space enthusiasts!

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

Contact info

3218 Burnham Street North
Cobourg, Ontario
Telephone: 905-376-8415
www.facebook.com/DortwoodObservatory

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Downtown Hamilton Walking Tours Doors Open Hamilton

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Downtown Hamilton Walking Tours

The Lady Hamilton Club will be conducting downtown walking tours from the Tourism Hamilton Visitor Centre, located in the historical Lister Block. This building dates back to the 1850s when it was erected for Joseph Lister. Tours include King William Street, Hughson Street, Rebecca Street and James Street North. Tours will occur rain or shine. Dress appropriately.

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

Contact info

Meet at 28 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2666
Email: tourism@hamilton.ca
www.tourismhamilton.com

Architecture

Year built: 1924
Architect: Bernard Prack
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday tours: 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.; Sunday tours: 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Downtown Walking Tour Doors Open Peterborough

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Downtown Walking Tour

Explore Peterborough’s historical downtown with local historian Don Willcock. The tour will include George, Water and Aylmer streets and everything in between. Come and explore the development of the city’s commercial centre from the 19th century. Two one-hour tours will be offered – at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – and will begin at Confederation Square.

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

Contact info

Meet at Confederation Square (501 George Street North)
Peterborough, Ontario

Architecture

Architectural style: Edwardian, Victorian
Building type: Commercial, Courthouse, Military, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4, 2019
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Duff Presbyterian Church, Largie Doors Open Dutton Dunwich

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Duff Presbyterian Church, Largie

This church’s original congregation was composed of Scottish immigrants. Updates were made to the building over the years. In 1902, an organ was added. The basement was remodelled in 1947. And the sanctuary was redecorated in 1955 to commemorate the centenary of the site’s first Duff Church. The adjacent cemetery contains the remains of early members of the congregation.

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  • Washrooms

Contact info

13125 Largie Road
Dutton Dunwich, Ontario
http://pccweb.ca/duffchurch

Architecture

Year built: 1895
Architect: M.L. Buffy
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sunday October 20, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dundas Museum & Archives Doors Open Hamilton

Dundas Museum & Archives

The Dundas Museum & Archives welcomes the public to tour the permanent galleries, the historical Doctor’s Office and the collections storage vault. Opened in 1956, this is a private, non-profit museum that collects, interprets and celebrates the unique identity of the Valley Town. On Saturday, handmade goods will be on sale at the “One of a Kind” market.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

139 Park Street West
Dundas, Ontario
Telephone: 905-627-7412
www.dundasmuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: c.1848 (Doctors Office); 1873 (Pirie House); 1956; expansion 2013
Architect: McCallum Sather Architects Inc. (2013 expansion)
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dundas Wastewater Treatment Plant Doors Open Hamilton

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Dundas Wastewater Treatment Plant

Come and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Dundas Wastewater Treatment Plant! Learn how wastewater from your home is treated and restored back into the natural environment. Also offered is the Touch-a-Truck event. Get up close and personal with our field equipment and ask our experts questions. At noon, join us for a cake-cutting ceremony. Note: Closed-toe shoes required.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

135 King Street East
Dundas, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2489
www.hamilton.ca/water

Architecture

Year built: 1919

Dates/hours open

Sunday May 5, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; tours every half hour

Dundurn National Historic Site - Dundurn Castle Doors Open Hamilton

Dundurn National Historic Site - Dundurn Castle

Experience a self-guided visit of this Italianate-style villa built in 1834 for Sir Allan MacNab, one of Canada's first premiers. Experience what life upstairs and downstairs was like at this grand country estate. Enjoy hands-on activities led by costumed staff, explore the rarely opened Cockpit building and drop by the two-acre kitchen garden for some spring gardening tips.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

610 York Blvd.
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2872
Email: dundurn@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/dundurn

Architecture

Year built: 1835
Architect: Robert Wetherell
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Historical landmark, Historical house, Museum
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Durham Regional Consolidated Courthouse Doors Open Oshawa

Durham Regional Consolidated Courthouse

Completed in January 2010, the Durham Courthouse is a state-of-the-art facility that consolidates eight previous locations. Doors Open visitors will be able to tour the main foyer, the jury assembly room and attend a courtroom while it is in session to observe judicial proceedings. Please note that, for security reasons, visitors are required to pass through a metal detector.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

150 Bond Street East
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-743-2800

Architecture

Year built: 2010
Building type: Courthouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. only

Earnscliffe, Official Residence of the British High Commissioner Doors Open Ottawa

Earnscliffe, Official Residence of the British High Commissioner

This National Historic Site is best known as the home of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Built of local limestone between 1855 and 1857 by John MacKinnon, this Victorian manor is nestled between the Ottawa River and Sussex Drive. It has been home to successive British High Commissioners to Canada since 1930.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

140 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-high-commission-ottawa

Architecture

Year built: 1855-57
Architect: John MacKinnon
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Historical landmark, Historical house, Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

East City Walking Tour Doors Open Peterborough

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East City Walking Tour

Join local historian Gord Young for a short walking tour of Mark Street. This tour will examine the north and south sides of Mark Street where it meets Hunter Street East – the hub of downtown East City 100 years ago. Tours run on demand and will last approximately 15 minutes. Meet at Mark Street United Church. Street parking located nearby.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

Meet at Mark Street United Church (90 Hunter Street East)
Peterborough, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4, 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.

Educational Archives and Heritage Centre Doors Open Hamilton

Educational Archives and Heritage Centre

The Hamilton Wentworth District School Board Educational Archive and Heritage Centre opened in 1988 as a way of preserving, presenting and celebrating the history of education in the community – an effort that continues to this day. During Doors Open, visitors are welcome to tour the space, browse through yearbooks and see a unique collection of artifacts.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

465 East 16th Street
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-527-5092, ext. 4585
www.hwdsb.on.ca/community/archive

Architecture

Year built: 1954
Architect: Prack & Prack
Building type: Educational facility, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Église Saint-Philippe Doors Open Burlington

Église Saint-Philippe
Built in 1875 by James Cushie Bent, this church was purchased in 1968 by the Roman Catholic Church to serve the local francophone congregation as the Église Saint-Philippe. The church blends a simple Gothic revival style – evident in the Gothic-arched windows and door – with an Italianate square tower with bull’s-eye windows.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

472 Locust Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-632-1802
www.paroissestphilippe.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Architect: James Cushie Bent
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ekort Realty Ltd. and Mortgage Architects Doors Open Belleville

Ekort Realty Ltd. and Mortgage Architects

This 1824 stone building was once the home and bakery of Henry Corby (the remains of the bakery are still visible in the basement). The foundation and large open hearth are original. A third storey was added in about 1883 and the present brick façade in 1891. The original wood and tin ceiling is still visible on the store level.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

258 Front Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-968-1182
http://ekortrealty.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1824
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Eldon House Doors Open London

Eldon House

During Doors Open, costumed interpreters will tell the untold stories of the servants who worked at Eldon House. Outdoor activities will include artifacts and exhibits, with examples of primary resources of these stories. At the Interpretive centre, view screenings of LondonFuse’s Histories of London and learn about Labatt Park, Parks and Festivals, Musical Worship, Bars and Taverns, and Haunted London.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

481 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-5169
Email: info@eldonhouse.ca
www.eldonhouse.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1834
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. (documentary screenings at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.)

Elgin County Archives Doors Open St. Thomas

Elgin County Archives

This building, originally a nurses’ residence for the psychiatric hospital, was connected to the hospital by a pedestrian tunnel, which is still there. In 1985, it became the administration offices for Elgin County and later the Municipality of Central Elgin. Many alterations occurred, including closing in balconies to make offices. But some spaces, stone carvings and woodwork remain largely intact.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

450 Sunset Drive
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-631-1460, ext. 154
www.elgincounty.ca/archives

Architecture

Year built: 1939
Architect: W.L. Somerville with J.T. Findlay
Architectural style: Art deco

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5 – Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Elgin County Museum Doors Open St. Thomas

Elgin County Museum

The Elgin County Heritage Centre is located beside the Elgin County Administration Building. The centre features changing exhibitions and a permanent space called Talbot’s Castle – a recreation of Colonel Talbot’s ancestral castle where visitors will discover how Talbot helped settle southwestern Ontario.

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

Contact info

460 Sunset Drive
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-631-1460
www.elgincounty.ca/museum

Architecture

Year built: 1939 and 2017
Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Elgin County Railway Museum Doors Open St. Thomas

Elgin County Railway Museum

Come to the Elgin County Railway Museum and visit the century-old Michigan Central Railroad locomotive shops. Take a guided tour and discover displays of railway artifacts, rolling stock equipment and the History in Motion model railway. Climb aboard and explore the interior of a real caboose and the 5700 steam engine.

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

Contact info

225 Wellington Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-637-6284
www.ecrm5700.org

Architecture

Year built: 1913
Architect: John Findlay
Building type: Museum, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Elizabeth Street Pumphouse Doors Open Grimsby

Elizabeth Street Pumphouse

This waterworks facility was in continuous use until the early 1990s. It sits on the location of the Engagement of the Forty, a battle that took place in 1813. It is now home to the International Peace Garden. During Doors Open, enjoy live music and food trucks. And the Lakeside Pumphouse Artists will hold their annual Art Exhibition and Sale.

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

Contact info

477 Elizabeth Street
Grimsby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-945-1288

Architecture

Year built: 1905

Dates/hours open

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

Elmwood Lawn Bowling Club Doors Open London

Elmwood Lawn Bowling Club

View the clubhouse and manicured greens of the "hidden gem of Wortley Village." Members will wear the historical "whites" associated with lawn bowling over the past century. Enjoy a tactile exhibit on the club's history and listen to a club member's overview of the game. Then try the sport of lawn bowling yourself! Please wear flat-soled shoes on the greens.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

17 1/2 Edward Street (Wortley Village)
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-438-5695
www.elmwoodclub.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1911

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 15, 2019
Sunday only: 11 a.m to 3 p.m.

Embassy of Algeria (Fleck-Paterson House) Doors Open Ottawa

Embassy of Algeria (Fleck-Paterson House)

This house was built in 1901 by J.R. Booth for his daughter, Gertrude Fleck. The house remained her private residence until her death in 1940. It was then purchased by Senator Norman Paterson, who lived in it until his death in 1983. The house was bought by the Algerian Embassy in 2002 and is now used as a chancery.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • French services available

Contact info

500 Wilbrod Street
Ottawa, Ontario
www.ambalgott.com

Architecture

Year built: 1901
Architect: John W.H. Watts
Architectural style: Queen Anne revival
Building type: Historical house, Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Embassy of the Czech Republic Doors Open Ottawa

Embassy of the Czech Republic

The construction of this building dates back to 1879 and is typical of late-Victorian vernacular architecture in North America. In 1957, it became the headquarters for the Liberal Federation. The University Club bought it in 1970. Starting in 2000, it became the Czech Embassy. In 2006, portions of the embassy were carefully renovated. Guided tours on the ground floor only.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

251 Cooper Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-562-3875
www.mzv.cz/ottawa

Architecture

Year built: 1879
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Embassy of the Republic of Croatia Doors Open Ottawa

Embassy of the Republic of Croatia

Known as Toller House, this building was designed by Henry Horsey and J. Sheard in the domestic Gothic revival style. Many dignitaries lived here, including Frederic Toller, Auditor General of the Dominion’s Currency in the 1880s. In 1999, it opened as the Embassy of Croatia following an award-winning restoration. Guided tours will be offered for the ground level only.

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  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

229 Chapel Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-562-7820
http://ca.mvep.hr/en

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Architect: Henry Horsey and J. Sheard
Architectural style: Gothic revival

Dates/hours open

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

Emmanuel Anglican Church Doors Open Richmond Hill

Emmanuel Anglican Church

Step into this little church with the big heart! The cedar-lined interiors of the Emmanuel Anglican Church provide a warm and lovely space for worship. The building and furnishings were relocated to this site from Hanlan’s Point on the Toronto Islands. The Our Life in Christ tapestry by Karen Pascal is featured behind the altar.

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

Contact info

15 MacKay Drive
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 905-881-8198
www.emmanuelanglican.com

Architecture

Year built: 1964-65
Architect: N.L. Irwin of Hanks, Irwin and Pearson
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 11, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Doors Open Toronto

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Built in 1848, this charming one-room schoolhouse is one of the oldest in Toronto. Established by Enoch Turner, a wealthy local brewer, it was the city’s first free school. Today, this historical schoolhouse is owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust and operated as a provincially significant heritage site, public museum, and conference and special events venue.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

106 Trinity Street
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-327-6997
www.heritagetrust.on.ca/etsh

Architecture

Year built: 1848
Building type: Museum, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 25, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Erland Lee (Museum) Home Doors Open Hamilton

Erland Lee (Museum) Home

The Erland Lee Museum is a beautiful Gothic revival home perched atop the Niagara Escarpment. The home was constructed in phases between 1808 and 1873 and was home to six generations of the Lee family. Erland Lee and his wife Janet are historically significant as co-founders of the first Women’s Institute in the world in 1897.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

552 Ridge Road
Stoney Creek, Ontario
Telephone: 905-662-2691
http://fwio.on.ca/erland

Architecture

Year built: 1808; 1860 (addition); 1873 renovations and carriage house addition
Architect: John Lee (1808); Abram Lee (1860 and 1873)
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Historical house, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Essonville Historic Church Doors Open Highlands East

Essonville Historic Church

This church was built in 1888 as an Anglican church, using pine trees located on its site. The leaded-glass windows and bell were brought from England. The church was decommissioned in the late 1960s, but restored by members of the community as a non-denominational church. It offers services twice a year, in August and December.

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1284 Essonville Line, about 1 km northeast of Highway 118
Essonville, Ontario
http://essonvillechurch.org

Architecture

Year built: 1888
Building type: Historical landmark, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

evolv1 Doors Open Waterloo Region

New

evolv1

Canada’s first zero carbon building in its category, evolv1’s net-positive energy performance earned it the highest environmental certification from the Canada Green Building Council. Guided tours of the common areas and tenant spaces (evolvGREEN, EY and TextNow) will highlight evolv1's technologies, and environmental and climate research. Expert talks focus on the 2019 water theme. Visit our website for a schedule.

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

Contact info

420 Wes Graham Way
Waterloo, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 2017-18
Architect: The Cora Group and Stantec, Waterloo
Building type: Commercial, Educational facility, Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Faculty of Information & Media Studies Doors Open London

New

Faculty of Information & Media Studies

Western University has a long history of training storytellers. Come for a tour of their new broadcast studio, sit in the newscast anchor chair and try your hand at reading a teleprompter. See where local television interviews are conducted on behalf of TVOntario and news media outlets across Canada, or participate in a mock radio interview.

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

Contact info

Corner of Lambton Drive and Huron Drive (Western University)
London, Ontario
www.fims.uwo.ca

Architecture

Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fairbank Oil Fields Doors Open Lambton County

Fairbank Oil Fields

There’s plenty to see at this site, where oil is still pumped using authentic 1860s technology. At the museum across the road, hop on the free horse-drawn wagon for a unique tour into Fairbank Oil or, take the Driving Tour to see the metal sculptures of oil pioneers at work. Don’t miss the site of Canada’s first gusher (in 1862)!

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

Contact info

Board the horse and wagon tour at 2423 Kelly Road (Oil Museum of Canada)
Oil Springs, Ontario
www.fairbankoil.com

Architecture

Year built: 1861

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fairfields Heritage House Doors Open Ottawa

Fairfields Heritage House

Fairfields Heritage House, a 19th-century Gothic-revival farmhouse, was the first heritage property designated by the former municipality of Nepean. Five generations of the Bell family lived in this home, and it was from here that they became successful in their farming, law and political endeavours. Photography is permitted. Guided tours will be available.

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

Contact info

3080 Richmond Road
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-726-2652
https://ottawa.ca/fairfields

Architecture

Year built: 1800s
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Historical house, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fanshawe Pioneer Village Doors Open London

Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Fanshawe Pioneer Village is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2019! Come and discover the history of the village. Try to complete the Anniversary Challenge and help them recreate photos from their past. Design your own pioneer village, recreate the village at different points in time using their mini-buildings, and collaborate to build a giant Lincoln Log House.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access

Contact info

2609 Fanshawe Park Road East (enter at 1424 Clarke Road)
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-457-1296
Email: info@fanshawepioneervillage
www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1959
Architect: Wilfrid Jury
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fashion History Museum Doors Open Waterloo Region

Fashion History Museum

Founded in 2004, the museum opened galleries here in the former Hespeler Post Office in 2015. Items from the 300-year, 12,000-plus-piece collection are featured in changing exhibitions. See Made in France, exploring couture and its influence on the fashion world (many of the most famous fashion houses and brands will be exhibited), and Bes Ben: The Mad Hatter of Chicago.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

74 Queen Street East
Cambridge, Ontario
www.fashionhistorymuseum.com

Architecture

Year built: 1928, 1973
Architect: T.W. Fuller, Chief Architect, Department of Public Works
Building type: Museum, Post office

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 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.

Fenelon Falls Generating Station Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

New

Fenelon Falls Generating Station

For over a century, Canadians have relied on the forces of electricity to power the tools with which they communicate. Rebuilt in 1997, the Fenelon Falls Generating Station – a 2.6 megawatt hydroelectric station – supplies electricity to approximately 2,000 homes in the City of Kawartha Lakes (depending on the time of the year). During Doors Open, interior tours are scheduled.

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet by the stairs on the east side of Lindsay Street, adjacent to the falls
Fenelon Falls, Ontario
Telephone: 705-743-1500, ext. 25
Email: slanders@owa.ca
www.shamanpower.com/projects

Architecture

Year built: 1997
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 8, 2019
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum Doors Open Hamilton

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Fieldcote was built as a private home. Today, it serves as a cultural heritage centre with emphasis on Ancaster’s local history, the promotion of fine arts and the celebration of natural heritage through beautiful landscaped gardens and walking trails. Discover the stories attached to 31 objects that showcase what makes Ancaster memorable while exploring the exhibit, Stories from the Edge.

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

Contact info

64 Sulphur Springs Road
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-648-8144
Email: fieldcote@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/fieldcote

Architecture

Year built: 1948
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Garden, Park, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday:10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fire Hall 6 Doors Open Oshawa

Fire Hall 6

Built in 2016, Oshawa's newest fire hall has the latest technology while its design reflects the history of the area – from a volunteer department with a hand pump to state-of-the-art facilities. Built on the former Windfields Farm lands (the birthplace of champion racehorse Northern Dancer), the building also reflects the area's agricultural history.

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

Contact info

2339 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-436-3311
www.oshawa.ca/residents/fire-services.asp

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Architect: Thomas Brown Architects Inc.
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fire Station 2 Doors Open Grimsby

Fire Station 2

Grimsby’s newest fire station will be hosting its open house to coincide with Doors Open. In addition to fire safety public education, the open house will feature a live burn demonstration, a free barbecue, jumpy castle and more. Don’t miss out!

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

Contact info

167 Mountain Road
Grimsby, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 2017

Dates/hours open

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

First Baptist Church Doors Open St. Marys

First Baptist Church

Visitors to this lovely building, on the corner of “church” street, will be impressed by the vaulted ceilings, beautiful hewn beams and stained-glass windows – unusual in a Baptist church. The cornerstone of the current building was laid on June 26, 1902; the first service was held on December 21 that year.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

34 Church Street South
St. Marys, Ontario
Telephone: 519-284-1758
www.firstbaptiststmarys.com

Architecture

Year built: 1902
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

First Nations House Doors Open Toronto

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First Nations House

First Nations House has been serving the University of Toronto’s Indigenous community for over 25 years. It provides culturally relevant services to Indigenous students in support of academic success, personal growth and leadership development. Learn about the true history of Turtle Island, its colonization and our hopes for a future based on mutual respect and the sharing of resources.

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

Contact info

563 Spadina Avenue 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-978-0413
Email: jeffrey.ross@utoronto.ca
www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/fnh

Architecture

Year built: 1909
Architect: George Martell Miller
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 25 – Sunday May 26, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 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.

Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple Doors Open Mississauga-Streetsville

Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple
The objectives of this temple are to promote the principle of humanistic Buddhism and to foster peace and harmony among all peoples of the world. The temple has a main shrine, meditation hall, art gallery, library and teahouse. Experienced guides will introduce visitors to the practices, culture and art of Buddhism. Interactive actives include tea meditation, calligraphy and Buddhist etiquette.

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

Contact info

6525 Millcreek Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-814-0465
www.fgs.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1997
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Fool's Paradise Doors Open Toronto

Fool's Paradise

Tour Doris McCarthy’s eccentric house, learn about the artist-in-residence program operating there, and meet artist Esmond Lee – who will lead an interactive sketching workshop from 12 to 3 p.m. daily. Visitors can explore the beautiful grounds, see spectacular views of the Scarborough Bluffs, and take a picture with the “SCARBOROUGH” sign, a public art installation presented by Scarborough Arts.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Communication

Contact info

1 Meadowcliffe Drive
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-325-5000
www.heritagetrust.on.ca/dmair

Architecture

Year built: 1940
Architect: Forest Tefler/Doris McCarthy
Architectural style: Modernism
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 25 – Sunday May 26, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Forest City Velodrome Doors Open London

New

Forest City Velodrome

Visitors here can watch cyclists ride on a 138-meter (453-foot) indoor wooden track with 51-degree banks in the original London Gardens/London Ice House, which was home to the London Knights hockey team. Information will be available about the VeloKids youth cycling program and the adult Try the Track package. The velodrome is used mainly by recreational cyclists of all abilities.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

2809 Roxburgh Road
London, Ontario
www.forestcityvelodrome.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday: 9 a.m. to Noon; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Forked River Brewing Company Doors Open London

New

Forked River Brewing Company

During Doors Open London, come to London's oldest craft brewery and learn about the brewing process while touring the brewery and meeting the owners. Sample beverages will be available for purchase. There will also be board games to keep you entertained while you are sampling. Visit the retail shop for a selection of beers to enjoy at home.

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Contact info

45 Pacific Court, Unit 4
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-913-2337
Email: dave@forkedriverbrewing.com
www.forkedriverbrewing.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday: 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.

Former Bank of Montreal Building Doors Open Cornwall and SDG Counties

Former Bank of Montreal Building

This downtown landmark building served as a bank for generations before closing recently. It is now slated to become Cornwall’s new Centre for the Arts Collective. Stop in to admire the architectural beauty of this facility through a building tour and learn about its future plans.

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Contact info

159 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 613-330-3117
www.facebook.com/centrefortheartscentrepourlesarts

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 17 – Sunday August 18, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Former United States Consulate Doors Open Owen Sound

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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.

Fort York National Historic Site Doors Open Toronto

Fort York National Historic Site
The settlement of modern Toronto began in 1793 when John Graves Simcoe built a garrison on the site of what is now Fort York. Visitors during Doors Open will experience special military architecture tours, tours of the barracks and fortifications and a wide range of exhibits telling the story of Fort York's and Canada's military past. (Photo: Tatyana Karlen)

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-392-7755
Email: richard.haynes@toronto.ca
www.toronto.ca/fortyork

Architecture

Year built: 1813-16
Architect: Nicholls
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Attraction, Cemetery, Historical landmark, Military
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 25 – Sunday May 26, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Four Fathers Brewing Co. Doors Open Waterloo Region

New

Four Fathers Brewing Co.

Peek inside the Four Fathers production and brewing facility. This premium craft brewery, pub and restaurant is located in a heritage landmark that began a century ago as a wood millworks, and became the Simplicity Washing Machine factory. Access by guided tour only, every 30 minutes, for the first 20 arrivals. Closed-toe shoes are required to tour this facility.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

125 Guelph Avenue
Cambridge, Ontario
www.fourfathersbrewing.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1919; 1962, later additions
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: Noon to 5 p.m.

Freeman Station Doors Open Burlington

Freeman Station

Built in 1906 for the Grand Trunk Railway as a combination passenger and baggage depot, the Burlington West Station (formerly Burlington Junction, known as Freeman Station) exhibits stylistic features characteristic of Grand Trunk Railway stations constructed in that decade. Today, Freeman Station is managed by a group of community volunteers, now incorporated as the Friends of Freeman Station.

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

Contact info

1285 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
www.freemanstation.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Architect: Grand Trunk Railway
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

French Embassy in Canada Doors Open Ottawa

French Embassy in Canada

This art deco building features a replica of the Vimy Memorial, tapestries, bronze decorations, a mural and wall engravings. For the first time, the Salon de l’honorable George W. Vari (formerly the Birch Bark Room) will be open to the public. No strollers, backpacks or metal objects. Photography limited. Pre-registration is required (May 23 to June 1). Limited passes available.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

42 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
https://ca.ambafrance.org

Architecture

Year built: 1930s
Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday only: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from Noon to 1 p.m.; last admission at 5 p.m.)

Furlan Conservation Doors Open Hamilton

Furlan Conservation

Furlan Conservation is a heritage conservation business located in an intact, early-20th-century commercial streetscape, housing small businesses created for newcomers attracted to the east-end steel mills. Take a guided tour of the studio and workshop to learn about the conservation of heritage windows, architectural paint analysis and reproduction of heritage elements.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • French services available
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

765-769 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-383-3704
Email: furlanconservation@gmail.com
www.furlanconservation.wordpress.com

Architecture

Year built: c. 1911; 1950, façade renovation
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Galt Carnegie Library Building Doors Open Waterloo Region

Galt Carnegie Library Building

Its monumental, ornate stone beaux arts portico with Ionic columns and other fine sculptural work makes this the grandest of Waterloo Region’s surviving Carnegie library buildings. The building owners have retained many original interior elements. Inside, find intricate ceiling plasterwork, pillars and pilasters, restored wood trim and broad staircase, and both stained and leaded glass.

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  • Washrooms

Contact info

34 Water Street North
Cambridge, Ontario
www.pcisred.com

Architecture

Year built: 1903
Architect: F.W. Mellish
Architectural style: Beaux arts, Classical revival
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 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.

Gibson Century Home Doors Open Clarington

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Gibson Century Home

The Gibson family built this house in 1834 and furnished it with pieces brought from northern England (some originals are still in use today). The back half of the house was replaced in 1953 and a wraparound veranda in 2014. The family – in its seventh generation of farming – has been growing apples here since the late 1890s.

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

Contact info

3238 Concession Road 3
Newcastle, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1834
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 8, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gibson School Lofts Doors Open Hamilton

Gibson School Lofts

The former Gibson School – named in 1914 for Ontario’s 10th Lieutenant Governor, Sir John Morison Gibson – evolved from a one-room schoolhouse in 1854 on this site, S.S. No. 7, Barton Township. Tour the former school and see how it is being transformed into the Gibson School Lofts with residential loft rentals, retail and live/work units (opening in late 2019).

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

601 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 289-389-1377
Email: info@gibsonlofts.com
http://stinsonproperties.com/project/gibson-school-lofts-2

Architecture

Year built: 1910 (8 rooms); 1914 (12-room addition)
Architect: Stewart and Witton (Walter Wilson Stewart)
Building type: Historical landmark, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ginger Press, The Doors Open Owen Sound

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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.

Tell us your story about this site

  • 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.

Glanmore National Historic Site Doors Open Belleville

Glanmore National Historic Site

Glanmore is an excellent example of Second Empire architecture in Canada. The home was built in 1883 for banker J.P.C. Phillips. Interiors feature ornate frescoed ceilings, suspended staircases and intricate woodwork. During Doors Open, see the Unmasking Influenza exhibition to learn more about the 1918-19 Spanish Flu pandemic and its lasting impact on Canadian society.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

257 Bridge Street East
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-962-2329
http://glanmore.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1883
Architect: Thomas Hanley
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

GO Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility Doors Open Whitby

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GO Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility

GO Transit’s new 46,451-square-metre (500,000-square-foot) state-of-the-art facility – built to LEED Gold certification standards – provides the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with fast, convenient and integrated transit. Stop by this site during Doors Open and see what goes into keeping GO trains in shape, and see how they get that perfect shade of green in the Paint Shop.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

625 Victoria Street East
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-668-5803
Email: events@whitby.ca
www.whitby.ca/en/residents/doorsopenwhitby.asp

Architecture

Year built: 2018
Architect: Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Building type: Commercial, Green building, Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

Golden Rail Pub, Legion Village Doors Open Northumberland County

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Golden Rail Pub, Legion Village

The Golden Rail Pub at Branch 133, Legion Village features a historical mural of 59 Cobourg buildings, people, groups and landmarks. During Doors Open, you will have an opportunity to meet the artist, Allan Bender of Blinc Studios, who will be on site to discuss the process and significance of his work.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

111 Hibernia Street
Cobourg, Ontario
Telephone: 905-372-8705

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gooderham Pioneer Cemetery Doors Open Highlands East

Gooderham Pioneer Cemetery

The Gooderham Pioneer Cemetery contains graves of some of the first settlers in the community, in the area once known as Canada West. The earliest recorded burial is that of George Ridout, in 1880. Although the cemetery was closed to further burials in 1905, as a gesture of respect, Alice (Dixon) Hunter was allowed to be buried there in 1929.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1032 Gooderham Street
Gooderham, Ontario
Telephone: 705-448-2981

Architecture

Year built: 1880 (first burial)
Building type: Cemetery

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gordon Willey Building, Durham College, Room B114 Doors Open Oshawa

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Gordon Willey Building, Durham College, Room B114

This year, the School of Media, Art & Design at Durham College will open its doors to demonstrate an astonishing new studio facility for augmented reality, virtual reality, motion capture and standard cinema compositing. Visitors will see how imagined realities (fantasies) can be combined with lived experiences to create vivid and very believable scenes.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

2000 Simcoe Street North (enter off Simcoe Street and park in the Commencement Lot)
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-721-2000
www.durhamcollege.ca

Architecture

Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gow's Bridge Doors Open Guelph

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Gow's Bridge

This 1897 stone bridge is one of only 10 stone bridges remaining in Ontario. Peter Gow built the first bridge here to bypass the toll gate at Gordon Street. During Doors Open, Guelph theatre artist Jay Wilson will tell stories of the bridge, the Brooklyn area and some of the local scandals. Check the schedule for performance times. (Photo: Leanne Piper)

Tell us your story about this site

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

105 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario
Email: administration@guelpharts.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1897
Architect: Peter Gow
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Transportation
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 27, 2019
Saturday: performances run between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; last performance at approx. 3 p.m.

Grace United Church Doors Open Brampton

Grace United Church

Grace United is Brampton’s oldest church, built as a Wesleyan Methodist church in 1867 and extensively renovated in 1889. Enjoy the 40 stained-glass windows, the gallery with its iron railing, and the wonderful woodwork. The exterior brickwork and tower have been restored. The 1924 Casavant organ was added in memory of those who served in the First World War.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

156 Main Street North
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-451-1215
www.graceunitedbrampton.com

Architecture

Year built: 1867-89
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Granary Apartments, The Doors Open Carleton Place

Granary Apartments, The

The Keyes Block was constructed in 1898 to replace an earlier building destroyed by fire. It originally housed Keyes Boot and Shoes and, later, the Union Bank of Canada. Now home to the Granary Natural Foods, the storefront windows retain their original copper mullions. The upper apartments feature Tudor-style ogee arch windows, original woodwork and a unique glassed ventilation shaft.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Guided tours available

Contact info

107 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-257-5986
http://granary.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1898
Architect: George Keyes
Building type: Commercial, Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Grand Hotel, The Doors Open Carleton Place

Grand Hotel, The

Built in 1872 as The Mississippi, this hotel was once a mecca for business travellers throughout the Ottawa Valley. Stompin’ Tom Connors wrote his song Big Joe Mufferaw here in 1967; he was influential in saving the building from demolition in the 1980s. A popular wedding venue, this hotel will showcase the main-floor ballroom and dining room during Doors Open.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

7 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-492-1566
https://thegrandhotelcp.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1872
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Grand Maple Event Centre Doors Open Northumberland County

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Grand Maple Event Centre

In 2018, the former St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church was fully renovated to become an event centre. Erected in 1858, fire destroyed the church in 1897; it was rebuilt the following year. A recent example of adaptive reuse, this building is now fully accessible with all facilities upgraded. Its present décor respects the charm of the past with contemporary style.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access

Contact info

19 Albert Street East
Hastings, Ontario
Telephone: 705-632-6709
www.facebook.com/pages/category/Performance---Event-Venue/Grand-Maple-377155406399783

Architecture

Year built: 1858
Architectural style: Classical revival
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sunday June 2, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) Headquarters Doors Open Waterloo Region

Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) Headquarters

Get a close-up look at a working dam, visit the flood control centre, and learn how the GRCA manages water resources for almost one million people: reducing flood damage, providing access to outdoor spaces, sharing environmental information, and making the Grand River watershed more resilient to climate change. An illustrated 11 a.m. talk will survey the local history of waterpower.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

400 Clyde Road
Cambridge, Ontario
www.grandriver.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1973
Architect: Horton and Ball, Kitchener
Architectural style: Brutalism
Landscape: Conservation area, Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grand Trunk Trestle Doors Open St. Marys

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Grand Trunk Trestle

Built as a Grand Trunk Railway viaduct over the Thames River, this trestle was used by trains until 1989. In the mid-1990s, the Town of St. Marys purchased it and created a volunteer committee to convert it into the Grand Trunk Trail, an integral part of the local trail system. In 1999, the Grand Trunk Trestle officially opened to pedestrians.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

Park at the top of Wellington Street North
St. Marys, Ontario
Telephone: 519-284-3556
Email: museum@town.stmarys.on.ca
www.townofstmarys.com/en/discover-our-town/20-on-the-trestle-.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1858
Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Green Venture's Ecohouse/Glen Manor Estate Doors Open Hamilton

Green Venture's Ecohouse/Glen Manor Estate

Green Venture is the City of Hamilton’s lead agency to promote sustainable living ideas. During Doors Open, the Ecohouse will offer a variety of demonstrations inside the converted 1850s house and the surrounding gardens. Follow the posters and displays to learn more about the environmental and heritage elements of the Glen Manor property. A seedling sale will also be held.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

22 Veevers Drive (near Greenhill Avenue and Quigley Road)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-540-8787
Email: contact@greenventure.ca
www.greenventure.ca

Architecture

Year built: c.1851; expanded and renovated 1968; adaptive reuse 2003
Architect: James Dean; Nicolson Design Services (1968); Zebroski and Associates Inc. (2003)
Building type: Educational facility, Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Greenbriar Doors Open Guelph

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Greenbriar

Built circa 1865, this neoclassical vernacular house on a lot with heritage trees is a treasure trove of antiques and art. The house features original woodwork and glass, art by local artists and many unique collections. No photography permitted. (Photo: Katie Wilde)

Tell us your story about this site

  • Guided tours available

Contact info

92 Speedvale Avenue West
Guelph, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1865-70
Architectural style: Gothic revival, Neoclassical, Vernacular
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 27, 2019
Saturday: tours from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; last tour leaves at approx. 3:40 p.m.

Greenbrook Water Treatment Plant Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Greenbrook Water Treatment Plant

Public water service in Berlin/Kitchener began 130 years ago, with the first pumphouse on this site. Tour the pump room and water treatment area and learn how water from aquifers deep underground gets to your kitchen tap. Outdoors (weather permitting), find out all about groundwater and supply wells. Greenbrook received heritage designation in 1998. Access by guided tour only.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

20 Greenbrook Drive (Stirling Avenue is closed from Highland Road to Homer Watson Blvd.; approach via Westmount Road/Greenbrook Drive, or Homer Watson Blvd.)
Kitchener, Ontario
www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/water-and-wastewater.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1930, 1960, 1990, 2010

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 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.

Griffin House National Historic Site Doors Open Hamilton

Griffin House National Historic Site

Explore this early-19th-century farm cabin that displays the simple architecture once so common in Upper Canada. Enerals Griffin, an African-American born in Virginia in 1790, journeyed to southern Ontario and established his family farm in the Dundas Valley. Exhibit panels celebrate both the Griffin family and local Black heritage. Paid parking available at the nearby Hermitage. Limited accessible-only parking onsite.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

733 Mineral Springs Road
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-648-8144
Email: griffinhouse@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/griffin

Architecture

Year built: 1829
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

Grimsby Museum Doors Open Grimsby

Grimsby Museum

The regency-style entrance of the Grimsby Museum is the original doorway from the Marlatt Inn that once stood on Main Street. During Doors Open, the museum will open its storage rooms for visitors to explore some of Grimsby’s hidden secrets. Enjoy the Main Street Then and Now exhibit and activities for the whole family.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

6 Murray Street
Grimsby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-945-5292
www.grimsby.ca/Museum/Main

Architecture

Year built: 1983
Architect: Robert Yamamoto
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Grosvenor Lodge Doors Open London

Grosvenor Lodge

Step back in time to the late 1800s at Grosvenor Lodge. Located near Petersville, it was named after Grosvenor Street, which extended west of the river. Learn more about the house and grounds as you tour the lodge with the maids and other staff. Enjoy a game of croquet on the lawn or simply stroll through the Victorian kitchen garden.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1017 Western Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-645-2845
http://grosvenorlodge.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1853
Architect: Samuel and Ann Peters
Architectural style: Gothic revival

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 15, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation Bicycle Tour Doors Open Guelph

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Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation Bicycle Tour

Join the Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation as it conducts guided bicycle tours of the Spring Mill Distillery, Greenbriar, The Victory School and Aberdeen House – all participating sites in this year’s Doors Open Guelph event. Spaces are limited. Register at info@gcat.ca.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at 43 Arthur Street South (Springmill Distillery)
Guelph, Ontario

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 27, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hagar Public School (Bible League of Canada) Doors Open Grimsby

Hagar Public School (Bible League of Canada)

This former school, built in 1913, is an excellent example of a two-storey school structure from the early 20th century. Constructed of red brick, the building features substantial stonework and brick quoins. This site is now home to the Bible League of Canada, who restored the building in 2013.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

399 Main Street West
Grimsby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-319-9500

Architecture

Year built: 1913
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Halton Mosque and Halton Islamic Association Doors Open Burlington

Halton Mosque and Halton Islamic Association

Built in the early 1990s, the Halton Mosque is the only masjid (a Muslim place of worship) in the City of Burlington. Since it opened, it has been the primary centre for prayer, learning and recreation for the Burlington Muslim community. During Doors Open, take a tour of this unique building and learn about the Islamic faith and culture.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

4310 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-333-9856
www.masjidhalton.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1990
Architectural style: International
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Aviary, The Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Aviary, The

The Hamilton Aviary was founded in 1927 and was originally located at Dundurn Castle until its 1996 relocation to the fieldhouse of the Royal Botanical Garden’s former teaching gardens. The Friends of the Aviary are the volunteer caretakers of the flock and will introduce you to Hamilton’s feathered citizens – each with their own personality, story and place in the city.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

85 Oak Knoll Drive (in Churchill Gardens)
Hamilton (Westdale), Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-4842
www.fortheloveofbirds.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1947; 1980 (greenhouse); 1996 (outdoor flight areas)
Architect: Hugh D. Robertson
Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Landscape, Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Children's Museum (Gage Homestead) Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Children's Museum (Gage Homestead)

Discover three interactive galleries – a ship for sailing, a dock for fishing, and a galley kitchen to feed your crew – and participate in an outdoor scavenger hunt for the whole family. Housed in an 1875 farmhouse in beautiful Gage Park, this museum was once home to the Gage family (early Hamilton settlers). Crafts will be available in the activity centre.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1072 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-4848
Email: childmus@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/museums

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton GO Centre (Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Museum - TH&B) Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton GO Centre (Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Museum - TH&B)

This GO Centre is a rare example of an art moderne public building with curved forms, polished metals and machined detailing throughout. Retired staff operate the railway museum on the centre’s mezzanine level and share first-hand experiences of Hamilton’s railway history. Interpretative panels highlight the architecture and reconstruction of this landmark downtown building.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

36 Hunter Street East (between James Street South and Hughson Street South)
Hamilton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1933; restoration, 1995
Architect: Fellheimer & Wagner, New York; restoration, Trevor Garwood-Jones
Architectural style: Art moderne
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Military Museum Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Military Museum

Housed in Battery Lodge, the Hamilton Military Museum tells the story of the people who lived in the area during the War of 1812. There is something here for everyone: view a film, dress up like a soldier, or play in the Discovery Gallery. While on site, visit the First World War exhibit located in the Coach House Gallery.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

610 York Blvd. (at Dundurn National Historic Site)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2872
Email: military@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/museums

Architecture

Year built: 1835-38
Architect: Robert Wetherall
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Mountain Mosque Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Mountain Mosque

This mosque is one of the largest in southwestern Ontario. Tour the mosque and community centre. See the Islamic poster exhibition, the Qur'an in World Languages display, Islamic art and Arabic calligraphy, and Islamic daily prayers. Children's activities. Free gifts and refreshments for everyone. Interactive guided tours every half hour. Meet the Imam and members of Hamilton’s Muslim community.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1545 Stone Church Road East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-383-1526, ext. 2
Email: contactus@hamiltonmosque.com
www.hamiltonmosque.com

Architecture

Year built: 2012 addition
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology

Tour Hamilton’s first waterworks, discover the featured 3D exhibit, and take a ride on a scale-model train. This museum is the only complete, intact waterworks from the 19th century left in North America, and preserves the oldest surviving Canadian-built 70-ton stationary steam engines. The Italianate architecture features massive stonework, detailed quoin blocks, Romanesque windows and a 46-metre (150-foot) chimney.

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

Contact info

900 Woodward Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-4797
Email: steammuseum@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/steammuseum

Architecture

Year built: 1859
Architect: Thomas Coltrin Keefer
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Police Museum (Tisdale House) Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Police Museum (Tisdale House)

Tisdale House is the oldest home in Ancaster. In the 1820s, the building was occupied by “Charcoal Burner” John O’Neil and housed two charcoal kilns. Later, the house became an undertaker’s parlour run by George Moore. The house has been fully retrofitted and is now home to the Ancaster Community Policing Centre and the Hamilton Police Museum.

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

Contact info

314 Wilson Street East
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-648-3632

Architecture

Year built: 1806
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Port Operations Centre and Boat Storage Facility Doors Open Hamilton

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Hamilton Port Operations Centre and Boat Storage Facility

Discover the history of Hamilton’s harbour and learn about the exciting future developments at the Port of Hamilton! The main floor will feature historical artifacts, including a wooden boat made by Morris Boat Builders Enjoy the panoramic view of Hamilton’s industrial waterfront from the second floor and view a display featuring details of the $30-million Westport Modernization Project.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

210 Hillyard Street
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-525-3622
www.hamiltonport.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Architect: Atkinson Engineering
Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Road Tree Trunk Bus Tour Doors Open London

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Hamilton Road Tree Trunk Bus Tour

The Hamilton Road Tree Trunk Bus Tour enhances London’s reputation as the Forest City. Instead of being confined to an art gallery, these sculptures are on public streets. The tour will visit all 28 of the sculptures. There will be stops along the way with photo ops and hands-on contact. Participants will also receive coupons and items from local businesses.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

Meet at 525 Hamilton Road
London, Ontario
www.londontourism.ca/treetrunktour

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14 – Sunday September 15, 2019
Saturday: tours at 10 a.m. and Noon; Sunday: tours at Noon and 2 p.m.

Harmony Jewellers Doors Open Grimsby

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Harmony Jewellers

Built in 1927, Harmony Jewellers purchased this former Canadian Bank of Commerce building in 2009. Following an extensive six-month renovation, the building has been restored to its former glory. The renovations included original historical features of the building – the cornice, the Bank of Commerce crest, original brickwork, stone window sills and the original limestone entrance.

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  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

37 Main Street West
Grimsby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-945-4411
https://harmonyjewellers.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1927
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Harmony, Heritage and Haunts Walking Tour Doors Open Aurora

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Harmony, Heritage and Haunts Walking Tour

Gifted storyteller/community advocate David Heard will take you on this one-of-a-kind walking tour featuring scary accounts and fantastic music connections to some global names in the industry. Don’t miss the debut of this fun and exciting tour. There will only be one 90-minute tour, which departs at 10 a.m. from the Doors Open Headquarters in Town Park. Appropriate footwear recommended.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at the Doors Open booth at the Town Park (Wells and Mosley streets)
Aurora, Ontario

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 19, 2017
Saturday: one tour departing at 10 a.m. sharp

Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Museum Doors Open Belleville

Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Museum

This building, designed as a Class B facility for a single army unit, is based on the standard American armoury model, with offices on the main floor, lecture rooms and messes on the second, a janitor’s apartment on the third and firing ranges in the main hall. The museum, located on the main floor, has exhibits on local military history.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

187 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-966-2125
www.theregiment.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1908
Architectural style: Baronial
Building type: Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

​Hatch Specialty Coffee Doors Open Markham

​Hatch Specialty Coffee

Those who appreciate quality coffee beans and care about how and where they are grown will appreciate Hatch Specialty Coffee. A coffee lab, roaster and brewer, they source many of their coffee beans by direct trade from coffee growers. The roasting style is strongly influenced by Scandinavian-style light roasts. Tours of the roaster and brewer will be offered, with tastings.

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  • Parking

Contact info

802B Cochrane Drive
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-474-3555
Email: info@hatchcrafted.com
www.hatchcrafted.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 7, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Heartwood Farm & Cidery Doors Open Erin

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Heartwood Farm & Cidery

Since 2005, Val and Brent have been running a small, diversified farm operation that invites people to explore the workings of an ecological farm. When they started making hard apple cider commercially two years ago, that exploration got even tastier. Enjoy some historical flavour at Heartwood Farm & Cidery – Erin's first "legal" adult beverage producer since the late 1800s.

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Contact info

5438 Second Line
Erin, Ontario
Telephone: 416-527-4352
Email: info@heartwoodfarm.ca
http://heartwoodfarm.ca

Architecture

Year built: late 1800s; cidery in 2017
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Food and drink
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 8, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Heintzman House Doors Open Markham

Heintzman House

Heintzman House is one of the oldest buildings in Markham. Originally built as an adobe brick cottage dating from the early 19th century, the house was enlarged by Colonel George Crookshank in 1817. Charles T. Heintzman, grandson of the founder of Toronto’s Heintzman Piano Company, purchased the property in the 1930s and transformed the house into its present, elegant form.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

135 Bay Thorn Drive
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-944-3800, ext. 6609
Email: info@heintzmanhouse.ca
www.heintzmanhouse.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1816
Architectural style: Regency
Building type: Historical landmark, Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 7, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Henry's Place Doors Open Belleville

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Henry's Place

Local businessman and politician Henry Corby opened his distillery here in 1859 – a quaint building that stands along the Moira River. Today, it is part of the nearby Signal Brewery, and is popular for special events. Come and learn more about this distillery’s history and see the majestic oak bar that was imported from Ireland.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

79 River Road
Corbyville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-779-8633
Email: inquiries@signal.beer
www.signal.beer

Architecture

Year built: Early 1900s
Architect: Corby Distillery
Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Historical landmark
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

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

Heritage Building and Ottawa City Hall Doors Open Ottawa

Heritage Building and Ottawa City Hall

Designed by R.W. Strickland and Kivas Tully, the Heritage Building features high Victorian design. Formerly the teachers’ college, it became Ottawa City Hall after municipal amalgamation. On Saturday only, enjoy coffee in the Mayor’s Office from 10 a.m. to noon.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

110 Laurier Avenue West (Elgin Street entrance)
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 311
https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall

Architecture

Architect: R.W. Strickland and Kivas Tully
Architectural style: Victorian

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Heritage Hall Doors Open Guelph

Heritage Hall

Built in 1880, Heritage Hall building served as the British Methodist Episcopal Church. Constructed in Gothic revival style with local limestone, it offered a place of safety and community for Guelph’s Black community, including descendants of runaway slaves. In 2012, the building was purchased by the Guelph Black Heritage Society to create a cultural, historical and social centre. (Photo: Guelph Black Heritage Society)

Tell us your story about this site

  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

83 Essex Street
Guelph, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1880
Architect: William Slater
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Historical landmark, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 27, 2019
Saturday: tours from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; last tour leaves at approx. 3:40 p.m.

Heritage House Museum Doors Open Smiths Falls

Heritage House Museum

Heritage House Museum is housed in this Victorian home. Period rooms depict the lifestyle of a mill owner's family living in Smiths Falls in the 1860s. Situated on a picturesque portion of the Rideau Canal, the museum features a unique mirror-image façade, a two-storey privy, exhibition galleries, spacious gardens and a picnic area. Demonstrations and special guests throughout the day.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

11 Old Sly's Road
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Telephone: 613-283-6311
Email: heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca
www.facebook.com/heritagehousemuseum

Architecture

Year built: 1861
Architect: Joshua Bates
Architectural style: Georgian, Victorian
Building type: Historical house, Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hermitage Gatehouse Museum Doors Open Hamilton

Hermitage Gatehouse Museum
In 1853, the son of a Scottish baronet purchased this property and created one of the largest estates in Ancaster – with a stone mansion, outbuildings and this gatehouse, known as The Lodge, which housed his gardener and family. Only ruins remain of the manor house, destroyed by fire in 1934. The gatehouse has been retained and developed as a museum.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

621 Sulphur Springs Road (at the corner of Mineral Springs Road)
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-973-4005
http://conservationhamilton.ca/hermitage-gatehouse

Architecture

Year built: c. 1855
Architectural style: Ontario cottage
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel Doors Open Ottawa

HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel

Located in the former Carleton County Gaol, the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel is steeped in history. Opened as a hostel in 1973, this building has become an international hub for backpackers and travellers to the nation’s capital for 45 years.

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

Contact info

75 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-235-2595