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

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

427 Wing and Spirit of Flight Aviation Museum Doors Open London

427 Wing and Spirit of Flight Aviation Museum

Enjoy self-guided and guided tours of more than 100 different models of aircraft, as well as a variety of historical and aviation-related photographs. Explore and learn the history of the London airport and early flights. Try the self-operated computer flight simulators for children and adults. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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2155 Crumlin Side Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-455-0430
Email: info@427wing.com
www.427wing.com

Architecture

Year built: 1939-40
Building type: Green building, Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

44 Gaukel Doors Open Waterloo Region

44 Gaukel

Kitchener’s combined arts and technology hub began as a partnership between Accelerator Centre and ArtsBuild Ontario. See how this former Canada Post depot has been repurposed into an innovation centre, housing tech companies, studio space and an art gallery. During Doors Open, this site will also be participating in Startup Open House. Job seekers, investors, curious neighbours: Discover startup culture!

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  • Full wheelchair access
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  • Guided tours available

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44 Gaukel Street
Kitchener, Ontario
www.44gaukelarts.com

Architecture

Year built: 1962-64
Architect: Barnett and Rieder Architects, Kitchener
Architectural style: Modernism

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aaniin Community Centre & Library Doors Open Markham

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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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5665 14th Avenue
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-475-4851
www.markham.ca/wps/portal/Markham/RecreationCulture/AaniinCC

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Accelerator Centre Doors Open Waterloo Region

Accelerator Centre

This centre is among the top performing startup accelerators anywhere, providing award-winning programming, mentorship and other resources to entrepreneurs. Tour the building, an early innovator of environmentally sustainable design, and meet inspiring entrepreneurs who are creating the next wave of innovation. During Doors Open, this site will also be participating in Startup Open House. Discover startup culture!

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295 Hagey Blvd.
Waterloo, Ontario
www.acceleratorcentre.com

Architecture

Year built: 2006
Architect: Robertson Simmons Architects, Laird Robertson, Kitchener
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel Doors Open Oshawa

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ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel

This facility offers chambers for climatic, structural and life-cycle testing. Any weather system imaginable can be re-created here – from sweltering jungle downpours to the paralyzing cold of an arctic storm. Chambers are used to test automotive and aerospace products, to improve the performance of elite athletes or fire fighters, and to provide services to the film, television and motorsports industries.

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2000 Simcoe Street North (enter off Conlin Road and park in Founders Lot 2)
Oshawa, Ontario
http://ace.uoit.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

ACL Steel Doors Open Waterloo Region

ACL Steel

Tour this 3,530-square-metre (38,000 square-foot) facility, where structural steel building frames are designed, manufactured and shipped to large-scale construction projects in Waterloo Region and across North America. Learn about both sides of the manufacturing process – from office to shop floor, from design modelling and drafting, to heavy equipment, cutting, welding, machining and finishing. Closed-toe shoes are required.

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2255 Shirley Drive
Kitchener, Ontario
www.aclsteel.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2005

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aeolian Hall Doors Open London

Aeolian Hall

Come and experience the unique ambience of one of Canada's top acoustic halls. Take a guided tour through the historical Donor Room, where guests can enjoy classical and jazz music. Wander through the catacombs and learn about the 135-year history of the Hall. Or enjoy a drink on the patio while watching for one of the Hall’s famous ghosts.

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795 Dundas Street East
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-672-7950
Email: info@aeolianhall.ca
www.aeolianhall.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1883
Architect: George F. Durrand
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 16, 2018
Sunday only: Noon to 4 p.m.

Ajax Downs Doors Open Ajax

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Ajax Downs

Alex Picov was Canada's largest horse dealer during the 1960s and 1970s. Picov Downs opened in 1968. In 2006, it was renamed Ajax Downs and expanded to include the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) Slots. OLG Slots was renamed Casino Ajax in 2018. Tour the facility and stables. Note: The quarter horses will not be on site during the tours.

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50 Alexander's Crossing
Ajax, Ontario
Telephone: 905-686-8001
https://ajaxdowns.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Ajax Fire Headquarters Doors Open Ajax

Ajax Fire Headquarters

Tour Ajax’s first LEED-registered facility and learn about the fire departments past and present. The fire headquarters facility opened in 2008 and features an extensive green-roof system with native plants. The town’s restored antique pumper truck and the fire safety house will also be on display for you to enjoy.

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  • Kid-friendly
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900 Salem Road North
Ajax, Ontario
Telephone: 905-683-4481
www.ajax.ca/en/livinginajax/Fire_Headquarters.asp

Architecture

Year built: 2008
Architect: Karp Namisniak Yamanoto Architects Inc. (KNY)
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

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

Ajax Operations and Environmental Services Centre Doors Open Ajax

Ajax Operations and Environmental Services Centre
An “environment first” philosophy is reflected in the design of this state-of-the-art, 5,110-square-metre (55,000-square-foot) facility, opened in 2010. This LEED-registered building includes nearly 500 solar panels, a green roof system, geothermal heating and cooling, and a solar public art piece at the main entrance.

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  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

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800 Salem Road North
Ajax, Ontario
Telephone: 905-683-2951
www.ajax.ca/en/insidetownhall/operations.asp

Architecture

Year built: 2010
Architect: Karp Namisniak Yamanoto Architects Inc. (KNY)
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

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

Alexander Henry Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Alexander Henry

This former Canadian Coast Guard ship was built by the Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. between 1957 and 1958. The Henry, a light icebreaker, served on the Great Lakes from 1959 to 1984 – tending buoys, supplying lighthouses, etc. The Henry returned home to Thunder Bay on June 27, 2017 under the care of the Lakehead Transportation Museum Society.

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Cruise Ship Dock at Pool 6, south of Marina Park
Thunder Bay, Ontario
http://ltms.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1958
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All Saints' Anglican Church Doors Open Simcoe County

All Saints' Anglican Church

This is the oldest surviving church in Collingwood. After a fire destroyed the original, a new and larger building was constructed in 1858 (the present church), with transepts, the sanctuary and bell tower added in 1876, and the parish hall and vestry in 1911. Over the years, the church has been enhanced by stained-glass windows and a distinctive altar.

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32 Elgin Street
Collingwood, Ontario
Telephone: 705-445-3841
Email: allsaintschurch@bmts.com
www.allsaintscollingwood.com

Architecture

Year built: 1858
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Angus Glen Golf Club Doors Open Markham

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Angus Glen Golf Club

This club – located on a portion of the former Angus Glen Farms property – features two 18-hole championship golf courses. It was established by Gordon Stollery in 1995. Angus Glen hosted the Canadian Open in 2002 and 2007, and the Pam-Am Games in 2015. Come and try a putting challenge and test your golf skills in this beautiful setting.

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10080 Kennedy Road
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-887-0090
Email: events@angusglen.com
www.angusglen.com

Architecture

Year built: 1995
Architect: Established by Gordon Stollery
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI) Doors Open Burlington

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

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Arts at the Albion Doors Open Gravenhurst

Arts at the Albion

Situated in the Gothic revival Albion Hotel, which was rebuilt in 1888 after being destroyed in the 1887 Great Fire, this gallery has helped breathe life back into the once bustling turn-of-the-century dining room. During Doors Open, the gallery will feature a 20-member artist collective comprising some of the best artists in Muskoka.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

100 Muskoka Road North
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-331-8331
Email: varney@muskoka.com
www.artsatthealbion.com

Architecture

Year built: 1888
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Arts Resource Centre Doors Open Oshawa

Arts Resource Centre

This building initially served as the Oshawa Police Station and Courthouse. In 1973, the holding cells were transformed into artists’ studios, the courtroom into a theatre and the building renamed. During Doors Open, join in a scavenger hunt, activities and special performances as part of Culture Days. Also, view the Durham College window vinyls in celebration of community milestones.

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  • Kid-friendly
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45 Queen Street
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-436-3311, ext. 5654
Email: service@oshawa.ca
www.oshawa.ca/Modules/Facilities/Detail.aspx?CategoryIds=&FacilityTypeIds=&id=c8683f57-a3d8-4e1d-9f32-a905dc0bfe59

Architecture

Year built: 1952

Dates/hours open

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

At Home: Residential Architecture in Waterloo Doors Open Waterloo Region

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At Home: Residential Architecture in Waterloo

This exhibition at the City of Waterloo Museum takes you on a tour of our neighbourhoods and the architectural styles found around the city. Explore several house styles and take a look at homes that speak to who we are, how we live and what we aspire to be. A 3 p.m. talk speaks to the birth of Waterloo’s suburbs.

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550 King Street North (Conestoga Mall)
Waterloo, Ontario
www.waterloo.ca/museum

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Attic Books Doors Open London

Attic Books

Enjoy a tour of a local literary landmark and learn about antiquarian books and printing. Attend a talk given by Jennifer Grainger, author of From the Vault: A Photo-History of London to 1950 and Early London 1826-1914, and learn about London's past. Meet Dan Mezza, a local bookbinder, and Jennifer Robertson from Books and Paper Conservation Services and see demonstrations.

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

Contact info

240 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-432-7277
Email: info@atticbooks.ca
www.atticbooks.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1875
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; guided tours available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days

Aultsville Theatre Doors Open Cornwall

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.

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  • 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 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aultsville Train Station Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

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.

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  • 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: Between 1866 and 1889
Architect: Grand Trunk Railway Company
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 11 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. 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.

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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 18, 2018
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.

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

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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 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aurora Readiness Centre (Bunker - Former Cold War Emergency Control Headquarters for Metro Toronto) Doors Open Aurora

Aurora Readiness Centre (Bunker - Former Cold War Emergency Control Headquarters for Metro Toronto)

Established by Metropolitan Toronto in 1962 following the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Aurora Readiness Centre was located beneath a circa 1875 farmhouse, now a private home. The centre was to be used to coordinate emergency services in the event of a nuclear attack on Toronto. During Doors Open, only the operations room is open for viewing.

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  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

220 Old Yonge Street
Aurora, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: Centre, 1962; original farmhouse, c. 1875
Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Axalta Coating Systems Canada Company Doors Open Ajax

Axalta Coating Systems Canada Company

Located on four hectares (10 acres) of former Defence Industries Limited (DIL) lands, Axalta (formerly DuPont Performance Coatings) is one of Ajax’s founding businesses, dating back to 1956. The company provides liquid and powder coatings to automotive, transportation, general industrial and architectural/decorative customers worldwide and employs 250 people across Canada. Try your hand at the virtual spray paint machine!

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

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408 Fairall Street
Ajax, Ontario
Telephone: 905-683-5500
www.axaltacs.com/ca/en_CA.html

Architecture

Year built: 1956
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Banting Homestead Heritage Park Doors Open Simcoe County

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Banting Homestead Heritage Park

Managed by the Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation, Banting Homestead Heritage Park is also a diabetes management and education centre. Visitors can visit the birthplace of Sir Frederick Banting – 1923 Nobel Prize winner for medicine for the co-discovery of insulin. Learn about diabetes and the discovery of insulin, explore the historical farmhouse, drive shed and heritage exhibits.

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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 house
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
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

Experience the life and career of one of our most celebrated international heroes, and the man voted Canada’s fourth-greatest Canadian – Frederick Banting. Enjoy a self-guided tour with commentary from volunteers. See the bedroom where Banting conceived his idea that led to the discovery of insulin. View exhibits devoted to his art and service during both World Wars.

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

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 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beattie's Distillers Doors Open Simcoe County

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Beattie's Distillers

The same family has been farming in this location 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 distils potatoes for distilled spirits – including an award-winning vodka! They look forward to welcoming you to this Doors Open event.

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  • 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

Dates/hours open

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

Beck Mausoleum - First Presbyterian Cemetery Doors Open Simcoe County

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Beck Mausoleum - First Presbyterian Cemetery

Occupying a prominent place in this cemetery stands the Beck Family Mausoleum. It was constructed in 1910 by the Beck family for themselves and their immediate descendants. This influential family donated this parcel of land, which overlooks the Penetanguishene Harbour, to the church. Many of the monuments date back to 1900. Accessibility note: Site requires walking on a grass-covered incline.

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79 Church Street
Penetanguishene, Ontario
Telephone: 705-549-8637
www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2508004/presbyterian-cemetery

Architecture

Year built: 1910
Building type: Cemetery
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Bedford United Church Doors Open Windsor

Bedford United Church

Like most United churches, Bedford United was built as a Methodist church. Construction began in 1906; the building boasts five cornerstones. The sanctuary, with curved wooden pews, featured the latest in gas lighting (since replaced). The double-swinging doors at the back were covered in leather, and 18 stained-glass windows were installed in the tower. The site was designated in 2007.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

3340 Sandwich Street
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-256-1131
Email: bedford@mnsi.net
www.bedfordunited.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Behind the Painted Door Doors Open Gravenhurst

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Behind the Painted Door

Formerly a Salvation Army Church, this is one of the oldest buildings on Gravenhurst's Muskoka Road. Built in 1885, it has a proud history of serving the community for over a century. It is one of the few buildings that survived the great fire of 1887, when many buildings on both sides of Muskoka Road were destroyed.

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  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

240 Muskoka Road North
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-681-0981
Email: jane@painted-door.com
www.painted-door.com

Architecture

Year built: 1885
Building type: Commercial, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Belleville City Hall Doors Open Belleville and District

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 over 140 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 space.

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  • 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 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

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. As of 2016, the community archives are also 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.

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  • 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

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Belleville Shrine Club Doors Open Belleville and District

Belleville Shrine Club

The Shriners, who are renowned for participating in community events, are recognized by children around the world. The Belleville 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.

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  • 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 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bench Brewing (formerly Maple Grove School) Doors Open Lincoln

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Bench Brewing (formerly Maple Grove School)

This former school was the longest active school in Ontario, running 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.

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Bennett Hall Doors Open Lincoln

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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 now home to Spark Lincoln, a high-tech incubator hub servicing the community.

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

Architecture

Year built: 1947

Dates/hours open

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

Bethel Union Cemetery Doors Open Simcoe County

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Bethel Union Cemetery

This cemetery was established in 1855. It was one of the only integrated cemeteries of its time, with black, white and Aboriginal peoples all buried in it. It remained an active cemetery until 1940, but fell into a state of disrepair by the 1960s. In 1997, Jane Cooper-Wilson and the Silver Shoe Historical Society restored the site.

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2249 Creemore Avenue
New Lowell, Ontario
http://clearviewclerk.ca/cemeteries/bethel-union-cemetery

Architecture

Year built: 1855
Building type: Cemetery
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

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

Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church Doors Open Markham

Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church

The Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church is one of York Region’s longest-established churches. Today, the church remains a centre of worship for descendants of these founding Markham families. The present building dates from 1910, incorporating materials from the earlier church. Visitors can admire the early 20th-century Gothic revival interior with beautiful memorial windows and a century-old pipe organ.

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

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20 Union Street
Markham, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1910
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Historical landmark, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bethune-Thompson House Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

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 restored the property in the 1980s.

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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

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Biodigester Doors Open Grimsby

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Biodigester

This new facility in Grimsby takes farm waste and converts it into electricity, thereby avoiding dumping it into landfill. The facility represents a modern, progressive look at green energy.

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424 Sobie Road
Grimsby, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Blue Sky Community Healing Centre Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Blue Sky Community Healing Centre

The Blue Sky Community Healing Centre is an established northern Ontario social enterprise. Blue Sky provides professional development entitled One Tribe Indigenous Worldview and Diversity Coaching (income mechanism), and inspires self-discovery and self-healing within individuals. During Doors Open, Blue Sky will share demonstrations of drumming, Indigenous sacred items, and traditional Indigenous lodges. Note: There are cats onsite.

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

Contact info

512 Victoria Avenue East
Thunder Bay, Ontario
www.blueskycommunityhealingcentre.ca

Architecture

Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Border City Boxing and Family Fitness Centre Doors Open Windsor

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Border City Boxing and Family Fitness Centre

The home of boxing champions, this long-time landmark in Ford City was once Ordon’s Hardware. Since the 1990s, it has been a not-for-profit organization and community booster. A famous one-time visitor was our current Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. The centre now offers the Rock Steady boxing program for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

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

Contact info

1742 Drouillard Road
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-253-1578
Email: vectoron@hotmail.com
www.bordercityboxing.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Brambleberry Farm Doors Open Quinte West

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Brambleberry Farm

Brambleberry Farm is nestled in the beautiful Murray Hills. This farm has been open as a pick-your-own business for over 35 years. Explore the farm as a family experience, pick some tasty fruit in season, stay for a picnic and enjoy the opportunity to learn how your food is grown.

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  • Kid-friendly
  • 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: Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brick Street Cemetery Doors Open London

Brick Street Cemetery

Take a stroll through one of London’s oldest pioneer cemeteries and enjoy theatrical presentations that bring history to life. Meet some of the earliest settlers south of the River Thames: American colonists fleeing the Revolution, British soldiers taking up land grants, and Scots and Irish in search of a better life. Children can also enjoy a scavenger hunt!

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • 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 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
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.)

Brodie Resource Library Doors Open Thunder Bay

Brodie Resource Library

Formerly the Fort William Public Library, this impressive brick-and-limestone library was constructed through a grant from the Carnegie Foundation. The library opened in 1912 under the direction of Fort William's first permanent female librarian, Mary J.L. Black. A true pioneer of strong professional women in northwestern Ontario, Black also became the first female president of the Ontario Library Association.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

216 South Brodie Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Telephone: 807-345-8275
www.tbpl.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1910-12
Architect: Hood & Scott
Architectural style: Renaissance revival
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guided tour at 2 p.m.

Brubacher House Museum Doors Open Waterloo Region

Brubacher House Museum

Explore the history of the Brubacher family, other Mennonite settlers and earlier Indigenous inhabitants at Brubacher House beside Columbia Lake, University of Waterloo. Enjoy guided tours of the multi-level Pennsylvania-German farmhouse, a video created by the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario, and a special 3 p.m. talk about the long history of this rapidly changing landscape.

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

Contact info

275 Frank Tompa Drive
Waterloo, Ontario
https://uwaterloo.ca/grebel/about-grebel/our-partners/brubacher-house

Architecture

Year built: 1850; renovated 1970s
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bruce County (Walkerton) Gaol Doors Open Brockton

Bruce County (Walkerton) Gaol

The Gaol (jail) was built in 1867, operated for almost 144 years and closed in 2011. Retrace the footsteps of famous inmates such as John Haag, who is rumoured to have survived his hanging. See if you can figure out how escape artist Mickey McArthur got out. Capture your best “cell-fie” in one of the original jail cells!

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

Contact info

209 Cayley Street
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: alishia.mallory@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1866
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

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

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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 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

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Burlington - Burlington Public Library, Central Branch

Library services began in Burlington in 1872, with the Central Branch opening in 1970. Acting as a community space, the library is free for everyone and offers books, movies, music, magazines and more! During Doors Open, come and see the public makerspace, Burlington’s local history room, and tour the library – which includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the book circulation area.

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  • 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 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (tours at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.)

Burlington - East Plains United Church Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - East Plains United Church

In 1843, the East Plains United Church started as a simple frame building where citizens would gather for meetings. Over 175 years, the church added a brick façade and cornerstones, survived a fire, merged with the United Church and installed a historical plaque commemorating the Indigenous farm workers of Aldershot. Discover the church’s history and its 130-year-old cemetery.

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

Contact info

375 Plains Road East
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-634-5858
Email: calliearcher773@gmail.com
www.eastplainsunitedchurch.com

Architecture

Year built: 1843
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - Freeman Station Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Freeman Station

From 1854 to 1988, this location was Burlington's railway arrival and departure centre – connecting local residents with Toronto, Chicago and Buffalo. 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.

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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 29, 2018
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.

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

Contact info

4310 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-334-9943
www.haltonmosque.ca

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - Holy Cross Lutheran Church Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Holy Cross Lutheran Church has interesting features, both inside and out. The interior has an impressive set of 15 stained-glass panels, which were completed between 1978 and 1985. The exterior features a pollinator garden, solar panels and a community garden. During Doors Open, visit this church and learn about its history – and how they have reduced their ecological footprint!

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

Contact info

3455 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-637-2741
Email: office@holycrossburlington.ca
www.holycrossburlington.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1960
Architect: John Harkness
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery

Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery is the Diocese of Hamilton’s best-known cemetery. Opened in 1875, it is the resting place of many of the diocese’s bishops, priests and religious sisters. In 1889, the beautiful Holy Sepulchre Chapel was consecrated by Bishop Dowling. It is situated in one of the most historical areas of the cemetery, overlooking the shores of Lake Ontario.

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

Contact info

600 Spring Gardens Road
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-522-7727
Email: dcahill@thecatholiccemeteries.ca
www.thecatholiccemeteries.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - Ireland House Museum Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Ireland House Museum

Built in 1837, Ireland House was the home of Joseph Ireland, one of Burlington’s earliest settlers. In 1820, he purchased the land that would become the future site of his family home. Ireland and his descendants occupied this house until 1985. Today, the site consists of the original homestead, gardens, woodland, a potting shed, a cottage/drive shed and picnic area.

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

Contact info

2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-332-9888
Email: museuminfo@burlington.ca
http://museumsofburlington.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1837
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - Nickel Brook Brewing Co. Doors Open Halton Region

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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 for even the most discerning beer lover here.

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  • 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 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Iron Duke Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Iron Duke

Originally built in 1858 as a Methodist church, this structure later became the local headquarters for the Canadian Legion. Since 1949, the building has been home to the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Iron Duke. The Sea Cadets is a free program that teaches youth leadership, seamanship and more. See the Gothic-revival architecture and hear about the 1980 fire!

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

Contact info

451 Elizabeth Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-719-7564
Email: dittmer.am@gmail.com
www.burlingtonseacadets.com

Architecture

Year built: 1858
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Historical landmark, Military

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant Doors Open Halton Region

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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 pools of clean water into Hamilton Harbour, Lake Ontario every day. Registration required to visit.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

1135 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-528-6000
Email: mike.diiorio@halton.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1964

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; scheduled tours only

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

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Burlington - Burlington Public Library, Central Branch

Library services began in Burlington in 1872, with the Central Branch opening in 1970. Acting as a community space, the library is free for everyone and offers books, movies, music, magazines and more! During Doors Open, come and see the public makerspace, Burlington’s local history room, and tour the library – which includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the book circulation area.

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 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (tours at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 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 dating from 1902 to 1988, as well as other historical items. The building also has its original freight elevator. During Doors Open Oshawa, visit the gift shop and enjoy family crafts. New this year, Lighting McQueen is in the building!

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Women's history

Contact info

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

Canadian Historical Aircraft Association Doors Open Windsor

Canadian Historical Aircraft Association
The Canadian Historical Aircraft Association is housed in the last remaining hanger of the #7 Elementary Flying Training School, which was used during the Second World War and is located at Windsor International Airport. The association's mission is to preserve and restore vintage military and civilian aircraft that are important to Canadian aviation history.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

2600 Airport Road (off Walker Road)
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-966-9742
www.ch2a.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, The Doors Open London

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, The

Stand amid the laureate portrait gallery and watch a video or read about over 100 remarkable Canadians and their contributions to medicine and health care. Explore fascinating exhibits featuring ground-breaking medical discoveries. Activities for kids include puzzles that highlight the importance of teamwork and scavenger hunts. Self-guided tour books are available, and there are also mini guided tours.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

267 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-488-2003
www.cdnmedhall.org

Architecture

Year built: 1928

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Canadian Victory Garden Doors Open Oshawa

Canadian Victory Garden

Located on two hectares (six acres) of a historical farm property, the Canadian Victory Garden is an education centre. Tours will showcase an operational urban farm, solar-equipped greenhouse, beehive, pollinator gardens and earth systems for low energy as well as demonstrations of ham radio. Run by the Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities, whose mandate is to encourage self-sufficiency/ecological lifestyles.

Tell us your story about this site

  • 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

Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Canopy Growth Corporation (Tweed Inc.) Doors Open Smiths Falls

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Canopy Growth Corporation (Tweed Inc.)

Canopy Growth is a world-leading diversified cannabis company, headquartered in the former Hershey Chocolate Factory. From its 2013 inception, it has focused on establishing brands, leading the Canadian cannabis sector with integrity, moving the dialogue on cannabis forward and creating something uniquely Canadian. Canopy Growth looks forward to contributing to the local economy in the coming years.

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Contact info

1 Hershey Drive
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Telephone: 613-706-2185
Email: hi@tweed.com
www.canopygrowth.com

Architecture

Year built: 1963
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Capitol Theatre, The Doors Open Windsor

Capitol Theatre, The
Visit the historical home of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and help launch the symphony’s 2018/19 season. The renovated backstage area will be open for tours. The Capitol – a cultural hub in Windsor since businessman and impresario Marcus Loew had it built in 1920 – has been a home to movies, vaudeville and live theatre.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

121 University Avenue West
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-253-7729
www.capitoltheatrewindsor.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1920
Architect: Thomas W. Lamb
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Captain's House Heritage Bed & Breakfast, The Doors Open Simcoe County

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Captain's House Heritage Bed & Breakfast, The

Built in 1905, this was the home of Captain David Burke, his wife Lottie, and their daughter Ruth for over 60 years. Converted to a bed and breakfast in 2014, it has been lovingly restored to its original layout and showcases the true craftsmanship and elegance of the early 20th century.

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Contact info

423 Hugel Avenue
Midland, Ontario
Telephone: 705-245-3555
Email: captainshouse@rogers.com
www.facebook.com/CaptsHse

Architecture

Year built: 1905
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Commercial, Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Cargill “White House” Doors Open Brockton

Cargill “White House”

In 1879, Henry Cargill started a logging and lumber business and built the "White House" for his son while he lived in the "Red House" across the street, which unfortunately burned to the ground in 1919. The current owners have completed several renovation projects and have taken great care to restore the home to its historical look.

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  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

12 Concession 10
Cargill, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1900
Architectural style: Edwardian, Queen Anne
Building type: Historical house, Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Carizon Family and Community Services Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Carizon Family and Community Services

Come and see where over 45 community partners meet once a week to support at-risk members of the Kitchener-Waterloo community. Tour Carizon – a purpose-built mental health and community services hub. This creative gathering place is home to globally recognized and innovative collaborations, among them the Family Violence Project of Waterloo Region and The Waterloo Region Child and Youth Advocacy Centre.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

400 Queen Street South
Kitchener, Ontario
www.carizon.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2000
Architect: Robert J. Dyck Architect and Engineer Inc., Kitchener

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Carman House Museum Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Carman House Museum

Carman House is a 200-plus-year-old Georgian limestone cottage that has been restored to its original condition. It was built shortly after the War of 1812 by Michael Carman III, son of a Palatine Loyalist. He was bequeathed the property in 1806 from his uncle, who had fought alongside the British during the American Rebellion.

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

Contact info

5895 Carman Road South
Iroquois, Ontario
Telephone: 613-652-4808
www.facebook.com/CarmanHouseMuseum

Architecture

Year built: 1815
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Carpenters Local 1669 Training Centre Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Carpenters Local 1669 Training Centre

This contemporary facility, built in 2016, addresses the evolving needs of technology and education within carpentry-related trades. The building’s design, inspired by features found in northwestern Ontario, also incorporates the materials and methods traditionally used by carpenters. The 8-metre-high (26-foot-high) practical training area features an engineering training structure used for high-angle rescue, working at heights and suspend-access training.

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

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1306 Capital Way
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Telephone: 807-344-0611
www.carpenterslocal1669.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Architect: FORM Architecture Engineering
Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Educational facility, Union hall

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Catalyst137 and Miovision Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Catalyst137 and Miovision

Catalyst137 – the world's largest “Internet of Things” (IoT) hardware space – is helping Kitchener-Waterloo's IoT companies compete globally. Anchor tenant Miovision, with roots in traffic solutions, is now helping cities become smart cities. Join the 11 a.m. talk: What is a City? Interpreting Change in the Urban Landscape. During Doors Open, this site will also be participating in Startup Open House.

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

Contact info

137 Glasgow Street
Kitchener , Ontario
www.catalyst-137.com

Architecture

Year built: 1956; 1968; 2016-17
Architect: SRM Architects, Kitchener (2016-17)

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CBC-Radio Canada Doors Open Windsor

CBC-Radio Canada

Windsor's first television station began here in 1954. Located on the original site of the Canadian Salt Mine, this building is listed on the city's heritage register. Originally, the station shared its home with CKLW AM Radio – one of North America's most influential frequencies – which started broadcasting in Windsor in the 1930s. Today, it is the home of CBC-Radio Canada.

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  • Full wheelchair access

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825 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor

Architecture

Year built: 1954
Architect: W.J. Carter

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Centennial Botanical Conservatory Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Centennial Botanical Conservatory

Built by the Fort William Parks Board in honour of Canada’s centennial, construction of this 18-tonne structure began in 1965. In November 1967, this oasis opened as one of only 10 conservatories in the country. The 1,096-square-metre (11,800-square-foot) viewing area features cascading waterfalls, pools and winding pathways among an extensive display of exotic flowers, plants and fruit-bearing trees.

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

Contact info

1601 Dease Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Telephone: 807-622-7036
www.thunderbay.ca/Living/recreation_and_parks/Parks/Botanical_Conservatory.htm

Architecture

Year built: 1967
Architect: Lord & Burnham Company Ltd.
Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 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 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cherry Creek Greenhouses Doors Open Lincoln

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Cherry Creek Greenhouses

Cherry Creek Greenhouses is a supplier of flowers and vegetable plants. This traditional growing facility incorporates a modern planting line, as well as the latest irrigation technology – from trough watering and drip irrigation to automated basket systems, a drive-through irrigation tunnel and cascade floor operations. Come inside and see the colours and innovations of a local, successful greenhouse operation.

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3550 Cherry Avenue
Town of Lincoln, Ontario
Telephone: 289-921-8780

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Chimczuk Museum (Museum Windsor) Doors Open Windsor

Chimczuk Museum (Museum Windsor)

The Chimczuk Museum, located on the ground floor of the Art Gallery of Windsor, is a premier museum destination that houses permanent exhibits on the history of the Windsor area, the culture and legacy of its Aboriginal people, and the development of the City of Windsor. The François Baby House, also part of Doors Open Windsor, is a block away.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

401 Riverside Drive West
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-253-1812
Email: wmuseum@citywindsor.ca
www.citywindsor.ca/residents/Culture/Windsors-Community-Museum/Pages/Chimczuk-Museum.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Church of the Ascension Doors Open Windsor

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Church of the Ascension

The congregation of the Church of the Ascension is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. After the two original buildings were replaced, the current church was rebuilt in 1927. After a 1990 fire, the stained-glass windows were restored with the original glass and new lead. A cross made from timbers from the church roof is in the memorial garden.

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

Contact info

1385 University Avenue West
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-256-4341
Email: ascension@bellnet.ca
www.ascensionwindsor.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1927
Architect: Sheppard and Mason
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Church Street School Doors Open Aurora

Church Street School

The Church Street School is home to both the Aurora Cultural Centre and the Aurora Museum. During Doors Open, discover Aurora through the new app, On This Spot, which comes to life at 11 a.m. with local historian David Heard. At 1 p.m., meet artist Rebecca Last for the opening of her new exhibition, Cassandra's garden: Tracing shifted ground.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • 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

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

City Art Centre Doors Open London

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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. There will be food and beverages available in a friendly, welcoming environment – with the opportunity to purchase works of art.

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

Contact info

652 Elizabeth Street
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 15, 2018
Saturday only: Noon to 4 p.m.

Collingwood Town Hall Doors Open Simcoe County

Collingwood Town Hall
Originally a market and opera hall, this Romanesque revival, three-storey, red-brick town hall features ornate sandstone trim, a central, gabled block and a circa 1890 clock tower. The building incorporates original round-headed arches with rustic stone voussoirs and hood mouldings. The tower is asymmetrically placed. Renovated in the 1980s, it remains a beautiful building well worth a visit.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

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97 Hurontario Street
Collingwood, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1891
Architect: J. Wilson
Architectural style: Romanesque revival
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County Doors Open Belleville and District

Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County

The Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County is Ontario's newest archive facility, 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 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Conestoga College Applied Research Hub and Grand Innovations Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Conestoga College Applied Research Hub and Grand Innovations

Tour these large facilities inside a former machinery factory. Conestoga’s Applied Research Hub has advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity and advanced recycling as focus areas. Grand Innovations is a new non-profit organization that supports local businesses to improve innovation and competitiveness. During Doors Open, this site is also participating in Startup Open House. Job seekers, investors, curious neighbours: discover the startup culture!

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

Contact info

96 Grand Avenue South (The Gaslight District)
Cambridge, Ontario
www.conestogac.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1890-1913; renovated 2017-18
Architect: MartinSimmons Architects Inc., Kitchener (2017-18)
Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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Consolidated Public Works and Environmental Services Operation Facility

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 2017
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

Copeland Hill Cemetery Doors Open Simcoe County

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Copeland Hill Cemetery

Copeland Hill Cemetery has a rich history. The church’s original congregation comprised members of the garrison from Drummond Island who settled here after the island was returned to the Americans following the War of 1812. In early days, the church’s pastors travelled by horseback. The Copelands – a prominent local industrial family – donated the cemetery land in the 1830s.

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

2 Cemetery Lane
Township of Tiny, Ontario
Telephone: 705-526-4204

Architecture

Year built: 1829
Building type: Cemetery
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

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

Corby Park Rose Garden Doors Open Belleville and District

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Corby Park Rose Garden

The Corby Park Rose Garden is in the old east village in Belleville, a great area for exploring heritage homes and 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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Belleville, Ontario

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Core Arts and Culture Centre (CORE) Doors Open Belleville and District

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Core Arts and Culture Centre (CORE)

The CORE was built in 1851. In 1858, it was used as a Mechanics Institute. In 1909, Henry Corby bought the building and gave to the City of Belleville for use as a library. It was sold in 2006 and is now used as a church and cultural centre.

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223 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario, Ontario
Telephone: 613-967-0255
Email: office@coreinfo.ca
http://coreinfo.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1851
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cornwall Community Museum in the Wood House Doors Open Cornwall

Cornwall Community Museum in the Wood House

Come to the museum and learn about Cornwall's historical roots. See the 1900s kitchen filled with old dairy products, the circa 1910 study, the 1950s-era dining room (which showcases pieces from Cornwall manufacturer Beach Furniture) and the newest exhibit on Queen Elizabeth's visit in 1959 for the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

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  • Parking

Contact info

160 Water Street West
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 613-936-0280

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cornwall General Hospital Down Memory Lane Tour Doors Open Cornwall

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Cornwall General Hospital Down Memory Lane Tour

A partnership between the Cornwall General Hospital Nurses Alumni, Registered Nurses’ Association Alumni, community members and The Care Centre (operating in the former Cornwall General Hospital) is working to create a permanent commemoration of the former hospital. During Doors Open, come and tour the project area and speak with volunteer committee members about how these memories are being preserved.

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Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cornwall Historical Walking Tour Doors Open Cornwall

Cornwall Historical Walking Tour

This 6-kilometre (3.7-mile) self-guided walking tour is a voyage into Cornwall’s heritage, depicting events and points of interest from Cornwall’s past. The tour follows nearly 30 plaques erected along Cornwall’s waterfront, downtown and in parts of Le Village in the city’s east end – representing industrial links, the former Cornwall Canal and the founding of New Johnstown.

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

Contact info

Meet at the Cornwall Community Museum (160 Water Street West in Lamoureux Park)
Cornwall, Ontario
http://levillagebia.com/walkingtour

Architecture

Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cornwall Public Library Doors Open Cornwall

Cornwall Public Library

In 1995, the Cornwall Public Library celebrated its 100th anniversary. In 1997, the library underwent a large transition when it moved into the former post office. This move ended years of overcrowding and gave the public a locale in the heart of the city.

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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 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cowan House Doors Open Oshawa

Cowan House

Cowan House, built circa 1858, 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.

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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
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Crossland General Store Doors Open Simcoe County

Crossland General Store
The General Store was originally built by Henry Crossland and his wife Martha (nee Webster). It was also used as the local post office and gas station. Its prominent location encroaching onto the crossroads is typical of the many general stores that were a common feature of the rural Ontario landscape. The store was operational until 1974.

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  • Parking

Architecture

Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Dahlia May Flower Farm Doors Open Quinte West

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Dahlia May Flower Farm

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

Danville Park Doors Open Mississauga

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Danville Park

Danville Park includes a premiere cricket site and toboggan hill with accessible pathways to the top of the hill. The Greater Toronto Airports Authority has partnered with the City of Mississauga to create an Airplane Viewing Platform at the park’s pinnacle. Soaring 25 metres (82 feet) above the surrounding area, the platform offers tremendous views of nearby Pearson International Airport.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access

Contact info

6525 Danville Road
Mississauga , Ontario
www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/parks-danville-park-302

Architecture

Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Davidson's Courtyard Doors Open Smiths Falls

Davidson's Courtyard

This site was once the location of Davidson’s Bread, the largest commercial bakery in eastern Ontario. Established in the early 1890s, it was operated by the Davidson family for three generations. The industrial structure has since been transformed into a retail courtyard with four shops and a café – with some original features still present (such as the unique flour elevator).

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

Contact info

7 Russell Street West
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Email: davidsonshops@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/davidsoncourtyard

Architecture

Year built: 1890
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Deloitte Canada – Kitchener-Waterloo Office Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Deloitte Canada – Kitchener-Waterloo Office

This building and the iconic smokestack outside were built nearly 100 years ago by the Lang Tanning Company. Meticulously restored and renovated, Deloitte’s workplace on Joseph Street combines early 20th-century industrial architecture elements – exposed brick and wood-beamed ceilings – with innovative individual and collaborative work areas. Join the talk at 1:30 p.m. – Designing our neighbourhoods: Trends and influences over 150 years.

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

Contact info

195 Joseph Street
Kitchener, Ontario
www.deloitte.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1925; renovated 2017
Architect: Gensler (2017)

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Devonshire Road Walking Tour Doors Open Windsor

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Devonshire Road Walking Tour

Follow us on a walking tour as we discuss the houses of interest in this historical neighbourhood. Discover the unique architectural features of buildings as we explore a range of elements – including decorative brick work, roof types, and window and door configurations that contribute to the textural structures. Tours will leave from the corner of Devonshire Road and Assumption Street.

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Meet at Devonshire Road and Assumption Street
Windsor, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Courthouse, Historical house, Post office

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Documentary film screening: Long Walk Home: The Incredible Journey of Sheila Burnford Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Documentary film screening: Long Walk Home: The Incredible Journey of Sheila Burnford

Sheba Films will be screening their award-winning documentary Long Walk Home: The Incredible Journey of Sheila Burnford at Paramount Theatre during Doors Open. This 30-minute film about the local author of the classic novel-turned-Disney film The Incredible Journey will run at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. A collection of Burnford memorabilia will also be displayed in the lobby.

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Women's history

Contact info

24 Court Street South
Thunder Bay, Ontario
www.shebafilms.com/films/long-walk-home-the-incredible-journey-of-sheila-burnford-2017

Architecture

Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Don Wright Faculty of Music Doors Open London

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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. As London prepares to welcome the 2019 JUNO Awards, come 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 15, 2018
Saturday only: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Downtown Mission, The Doors Open Windsor

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Downtown Mission, The

In the early 1970s, members of the Central United Church founded The Downtown Mission. In various locations until 2001, it is now located in the former Temple Baptist Church. Meals are offered daily. In 2016, the mission added a Wellness Centre at 875 Ouellette Avenue, with outreach services and Do Good Deli, a small restaurant that offers work training.

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

Contact info

664 Victoria Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-973-5573
www.downtownmission.com

Architecture

Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DOZR Inc. and RouteThis Doors Open Waterloo Region

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DOZR Inc. and RouteThis

DOZR, on the main floor at the former Berlin/Kitchener Fire Hall No. 2, is an asset-free, online heavy equipment rental platform revolutionizing the way that the construction industry accesses equipment. Upstairs is RouteThis, a growing firm that intelligently automates technical support for companies worldwide. During Doors Open, this site will also be participating in Startup Open House. Discover startup culture!

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318 Duke Street West
Kitchener, Ontario
www.dozr.com

Architecture

Year built: 1913

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dr. Mullen House Doors Open Brockton

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Dr. Mullen House

This house was originally part of the Bobier subdivision. James Blair (owner of the Walkerton Ironworks) and his wife Frances lived here in the late 1800s. It is perhaps best known as the home of Dr. Gerald Mullen, a well-known local veterinarian. In his practice, he cared for animals in Walkerton and the surrounding area for nearly 40 years.

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  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

415 Gibson Street
Walkerton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: c. 1880
Building type: Historical house, Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Dreamwinds Equine Assisted Learning Centre Doors Open Simcoe County

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Dreamwinds Equine Assisted Learning Centre

This award-winning business provides a unique approach to team building, leadership and life skills development using horses to learn and grow. Centuries ago, the property was home to a lumber mill and contains a pioneer cemetery. Current owners, Tracey Evans and Dirk Tews, are providing unforgettable programs and events for the people of Bradford and the Greater Toronto Area.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

2800 Line 10, RR 2
Bradford, Ontario
Telephone: 289-231-6775
https://dreamwinds.ca

Architecture

Year built: Established in 2012

Dates/hours open

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

Duff-Baby House Doors Open Windsor

Duff-Baby House

Duff-Baby House, one of Windsor’s oldest buildings, was built in 1798 for Alexander Duff, a Scottish fur merchant. The identity of the architect is unknown, but this Georgian design style was brought to Upper Canada by United Empire Loyalists in the late 18th century. The house was restored in the 1990s and is owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

221 Mill Street
Windsor, Ontario
www.heritagetrust.on.ca/en/index.php/properties/duff-baby-house

Architecture

Year built: 1798
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Durham Regional Consolidated Courthouse Doors Open Oshawa

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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.

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 2010

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

East Plains United Church Doors Open Burlington

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East Plains United Church

In 1843, the East Plains United Church started as a simple frame building where citizens would gather for meetings. Over 175 years, the church added a brick façade and cornerstones, survived a fire, merged with the United Church and installed a historical plaque commemorating the Indigenous farm workers of Aldershot. Discover the church’s history and its 130-year-old cemetery.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

375 Plains Road East
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-634-5858
Email: calliearcher773@gmail.com
www.eastplainsunitedchurch.com

Architecture

Year built: 1843
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Ekort Realty Doors Open Belleville and District

Ekort Realty

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.

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  • 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 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eldon House Doors Open London

Eldon House

Visit London’s oldest residence and view the family heirlooms, furnishings and priceless treasures of the Harris family. After touring the house, join a garden party on the grounds with the London Dance Festival, where you will learn 19th-century historical dances. Then visit the Interpretive Centre to see history captured by the London Artists’ Studio Tour exhibit.

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

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 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.; garden tour at 2 p.m. each day

Elgin County Archives Doors Open St. Thomas

Elgin County Archives

This building, designed as a nursing residence for the provincial psychiatric hospital across the road, has minimal decoration and striking curved two-storey bays, reflecting the era’s prevailing art deco style. Since 2002, the Elgin County Archives has been preserving and providing access to municipal government records and private collections – including Alma College and the St. Thomas Times-Journal.

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  • 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
Architectural style: Art deco

Dates/hours open

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

Elgin County Museum Doors Open St. Thomas

Elgin County Museum

The new Elgin County Heritage Centre is located beside the Elgin County Administration Building, with the museum on the fourth floor. The new 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. Armour, furnishings and a 10-foot Robert the Bruce statue.

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

Contact info

450 and 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 13, 2018
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 13, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Elmira’s Own Doors Open Waterloo Region

Elmira’s Own

Go behind the scenes for guided tours of the big, climate-controlled greenhouses at Elmira's Own and see how beefsteak and other tomatoes are now grown, year-round and pesticide free, using LED supplemental lighting. In their technologically advanced greenhouses, Elmira's Own grows vine-ripened, handpicked greenhouse vegetables, and packs and markets them to more than two dozen retail locations.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

2191 Arthur Street North
Elmira, Ontario
www.elmirasown.com

Architecture

Building type: Food and drink
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Elmwood Lawn Bowling Club Doors Open London

Elmwood Lawn Bowling Club

This club is often referred to as the hidden gem of Wortley Village. Come and learn about the club’s history through a tactile exhibit. A knowledgeable club member will give an overview of the game and hold a question-and-answer period. Then, go outside and try the sport of lawn bowling yourself, with a member coach to give you helpful tips!

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

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 16, 2018
Sunday only: Noon to 4 p.m.

Elsie Perrin Williams Estate Doors Open London

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Elsie Perrin Williams Estate

This estate was a wedding gift to Elsie Perrin from her father when she married Dr. Hadley Williams in 1905. Take a guided tour of this Spanish colonial-style house, built for the Williamses in 1917. Walk through rooms set up as they were in Elsie’s day and enjoy short vignettes depicting episodes in the life of Elsie and her husband.

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

Contact info

101 Windermere Road West
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-432-6620
Email: info@heritagelondonfoundation.ca
http://elsieperrinwilliamsestate.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1914-18
Architect: John Moore
Architectural style: Romanesque revival

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 16, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (showtimes at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.)

Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Western University Doors Open London

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Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Western University

Take a guided tour and learn about the historical and architectural significance of Western’s University College. Enjoy mini-performances on stage by Theatre Studies students. Then dive into the costume collection and take to the stage as your favourite literary character. Medieval and Renaissance costumes and props will be on hand for plenty of lively play to inspire future young thespians!

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

Contact info

University College, Western University
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-2111, ext. 82200
Email: jo.jennings@uwo.ca
http://uwo.ca/arts

Architecture

Year built: 1922
Architect: John M. Moore
Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday only: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Falcon Brewery Doors Open Ajax

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Falcon Brewery

This is your chance to check out this local brewery and try one of the many beers featured daily! Originally launched in 2013 as a contract brewing operation called Stouffville Brewing, the company name was changed to Falcon Brewing in 2016 – consistent with their flagship beers, Red Falcon Ale and Laggar Falcon Craft Lager.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

30 Barr Road
Ajax, Ontario
Telephone: 905-686-6686
www.falconbrewingcompany.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Fanshawe Downtown Doors Open London

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Fanshawe Downtown

Explore Fanshawe’s downtown campus! This is the public’s first opportunity to visit the newest Fanshawe building, located at 130 Dundas Street. Explore the modern labs, bright and open classrooms, and see how they've incorporated restored heritage features from the former Kingsmill’s department store. Fanshawe’s teaching restaurant, The Chef’s Table, will also be open.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

130 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-452-4430
Email: mgiroux@fanshawec.ca
www.fanshawec.ca/about-fanshawe/locations/london-campus/downtown-campus

Architecture

Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fanshawe Pioneer Village Doors Open London

Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Commemorate the Richard Talbot Settlement’s 200th anniversary with Fanshawe Pioneer Village! Complete your settlement duties and get your deed stamped as the history of the Talbot Settlement comes alive. On Saturday, actors will re-enact the hanging of London’s most notorious convicts – including Peg Leg Brown, axe murderess Phoebe Campbell and the first (and second!) man hanged in London: Cornelius Burleigh.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

2609 Fanshawe Park Road East
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 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; showtimes at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Saturday only)

Federal Building Doors Open Simcoe County

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Federal Building

This fabulous building is a marble-fronted, beaux-arts-style building that replicates a state building in Havana, Cuba. It opened in 1915 as a federal post office. It 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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44 Hurontario Street
Collingwood, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1915
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Courthouse

Dates/hours open

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

Film Camp for Kids & Youth Doors Open Windsor

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Film Camp for Kids & Youth

The Film Camp for Kids & Youth started as a research project in 2012 and quickly developed into a year-round program. The camp has a 557-square-metre (6,000-square-foot) studio and the latest in filmmaking technology. Kids learn animation, cinematography, directing and editing. During Doors Open, visitors will see students in action as they make a film.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

586 Ouellette Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
Email: info@filmcampforkids.com
www.filmcampforkids.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fire Hall 6 Doors Open Oshawa

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Fire Hall 6

Built in 2016, Oshawa's newest fire hall has the latest technology while its design reflects the history of the area. Built on the former Windfields Farm lands (the birthplace of champion racehorse Northern Dancer), the building reflects the agricultural history of the area. Oshawa Fire Services is celebrating 150 years this year and heritage panels will be on display.

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

Fire Station 105 Doors Open Mississauga

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Fire Station 105

The doors of this fire station are always open. Watch demonstrations of equipment used during emergencies. Learn how to keep your family safe by understanding the proper use and placement of alarms. Hear about the types of emergencies that happen most often in Mississauga. Did you know that most fires are caused by unattended cooking? Stop by and learn more!

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

Contact info

7101 Goreway Drive
Mississauga , Ontario
www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/fire

Architecture

Year built: 1980

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Flach Family Homestead Doors Open Brockton

Flach Family Homestead

This three-level stone dwelling was built by John Flach in 1863. In 1996, Flach’s great-granddaughter took ownership of this mixed-farming property. For three years now, several local artisans and building designers have researched and restored the home back to its historical uniqueness. The restoration of this quaint homestead includes a working windmill, lavish outhouse and groomed landscape.

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

Contact info

2340 Highway 9
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: alishia.mallory@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1864
Architect: John Flach
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Ford City Walking Tour Doors Open Windsor

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Ford City Walking Tour

Join us on a leisurely walk through the neighbourhood to discover numerous buildings of interest in historical Ford City. Along the way, we will discuss how immigration affected the design of buildings – in particular, the churches that served families from Russia, Romania, Serbia and other Eastern Orthodox denominations. Tours will depart from the corner of Drouillard Road and Richmond Street.

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  • Parking

Contact info

Meet at the corner of Drouillard Road and Richmond Street
Windsor, Ontario
http://fordcity.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Former Bank of Montreal Doors Open Cornwall

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Former Bank of Montreal

This former Bank of Montreal in downtown Cornwall has served the community for generations and will continue to do so in the future in a new form as Cornwall's future Arts and Culture Centre. Stop in to admire the architectural beauty of this facility, learn about its future plans and participate in a unique fundraiser!

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159 Pitt Street
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 613-330-3117

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fort Willow Doors Open Simcoe County

Fort Willow
During the War of 1812, this fort was a supply depot that marked the half-way point between Kempenfelt Bay and the Nottawasaga River. The Festival at Fort Willow highlights life as a British soldier in 1812 in a camp setting. Visitors can enjoy re-enactors as they demonstrate their daily tasks – which include blacksmithing, musket ball making and rope making.

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

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2714 Grenfel Road
Minesing, Ontario
http://www.springwater.ca/community/heritage/fort_willow

Architecture

Year built: 1812
Architect: British Navy
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

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

François Baby House (Museum Windsor) Doors Open Windsor

François Baby House (Museum Windsor)

American forces commandeered this building in July 1812 after hostilities broke out with the United States. The house, which served as American headquarters and subsequently the British artillery base during the War of 1812, is also where the final engagement of the Upper Canada Rebellion took place in 1838. Artifact storage area tours at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

254 Pitt Street West
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-253-1812
Email: wmuseum@citywindsor.ca
www.citywindsor.ca/residents/Culture/Windsors-Community-Museum/Pages/François-Baby-House.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1812 (foundations)
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Frank’s Limestone Kiln Side Trail Doors Open Simcoe County

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Frank’s Limestone Kiln Side Trail

This side trail is part of the Bruce Trail Conservancy and leads to a restored lime kiln that was built circa 1860. Designated pathways and fencing are in place for hikers to view the structure. Franks Limestone Kiln Side Trail is 30 metres (approximately 100 feet) in length and is an easy to moderate walk.

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Meet on Concession 10 (North Nottawasaga Road), south of County Road 91
Duntroon, Ontario
Telephone: 1-800-665-HIKE
Email: info@brucetrail.org
http://brucetrail.org/trail_changes/185

Architecture

Year built: 1860
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Freeman Station Doors Open Burlington

Freeman Station

From 1854 to 1988, this location was Burlington's railway arrival and departure centre – connecting local residents with Toronto, Chicago and Buffalo. 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.

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

Friends Cemetery Doors Open Ajax

Friends Cemetery

The Quaker Burial Ground on Mill Street is owned by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers); it is the oldest cemetery in Ajax. Timothy Rogers, who came to the area in 1807 with his wife and 40 other Quaker families, donated the land for the cemetery and Quaker meeting house. Rogers is buried here, along with his wife and children.

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

Contact info

Mill Street
Ajax, Ontario
Telephone: 905-839-1560
www.ajax.ca/en/livinginajax/historicalajaxcemeteries.asp

Architecture

Year built: Established in 1809
Building type: Cemetery

Dates/hours open

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

Gallipeau Centre Doors Open Smiths Falls

Gallipeau Centre
The Gallipeau Centre, once an Ontario hospital school that closed in 2009, accommodates commercial businesses, recreation facilities, an 850-seat theatre and 30 apartments. Take a tour of one of their life-lease units – an attractive alternative to home ownership. These two- and three-bedroom units are beautifully appointed with access to many of the site’s services and amenities.

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

Contact info

361 Queen Street
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Telephone: 613-283-4124
www.gallipeaucentre.com

Architecture

Year built: 1952
Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Private residence, Theatre
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Galt Carnegie Library Building Doors Open Waterloo Region

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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 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Galt Collective Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Galt Collective

This co-working space in the historical former South Waterloo Agricultural Society building is freshly opened and ready to be enjoyed. Located on the Grand River and part of the downtown core, Galt Collective is set to become a creative hub for work, collaboration and community. Tour this newly renovated industrial office/event space that shares the building with the Blackwing Café.

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  • Washrooms

Contact info

135 George Street North, Suite 101
Cambridge, Ontario
www.galtcollective.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1923

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Glanmore National Historic Site Doors Open Belleville and District

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. Learn about the restoration of this historical house, climb part of the servant's staircase, and discover hidden secrets found during past restoration projects.

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  • 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 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Glengarry Pioneer Museum Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Glengarry Pioneer Museum

Founded in 1962, the Glengarry Pioneer Museum offers a glimpse of Ontario’s Celtic history. The museum is home to 10 buildings from the 19th century and thousands of artifacts. Among its treasures is the Star Inn, which was a general store in the 1840s and later served as an inn and stagecoach stop in the 1860s.

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

Contact info

1645 County Road 30
Dunvegan, Ontario
Telephone: 613-527-5230
www.glengarrypioneermuseum.ca

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gordon Willey Building, Durham College Doors Open Oshawa

Gordon Willey Building, Durham College

The School of Media, Art & Design (MAD) invites you to have a truly unique Doors Open experience! Visit the MAD Xscape Room – one of the only fully digital-based escape rooms in the region, with a Camp X theme. Spy training tasks will push your physical, intellectual and technological boundaries. Through teamwork, logic and intuition you may escape the room.

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  • 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

Dates/hours open

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

Grand River Pedestrian Bridge Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Grand River Pedestrian Bridge

Join City of Cambridge staff for guided walks of the new pedestrian bridge, built on former rail infrastructure. Learn about the historical significance of this location and the importance of the new bridge to the city’s future. Part of the “Back to the Rivers” initiative, this bridge reconnects Cambridge with the rivers that run through it.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at 53 Grand Avenue South (on the Grand River between Water Street South at Founder’s Point and Grand Avenue South at the Cambridge Sculpture Garden)
Cambridge, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 2018

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: two walking tours only at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Gravenhurst Ambulance Station Doors Open Gravenhurst

Gravenhurst Ambulance Station

The two-bay Gravenhurst Ambulance Station was built in 2006 to serve the community. Constructed adjacent to the busy Muskoka Wharf, it features accommodations for first responder teams. Visit this unique location and see how an ambulance station functions, and how they quickly respond to emergencies across Muskoka.

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

Contact info

1005 North Muldrew Lake Road
Gravenhurst, Ontario
www.muskoka.on.ca/en/live-and-play/Muskoka-Paramedic-Services.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 2006
Architect: Greystone

Dates/hours open

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

Gravenhurst Opera House Doors Open Gravenhurst

Gravenhurst Opera House

This opera house remains a bustling cultural centre in Gravenhurst’s historical downtown. In 1934, John Holden and his Good Companions presented the first summer theatre in Canada here. A variety of concerts and theatre events take place all summer long, contributing to the visitor experience in Muskoka. The Gravenhurst Opera House continues to be “A Tradition Worth Coming Back For!”

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

Contact info

295 Muskoka Road South
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-687-5550, ext. 2
www.gravenhurst.ca/en/opera/opera.asp

Architecture

Year built: 1901
Architect: John Francis Brown
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

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

Gravenhurst Public Library Doors Open Gravenhurst

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Gravenhurst Public Library

Built in 2000, the Gravenhurst Public Library is home to the Gravenhurst Archives; it houses 52,000 resources. Join them for children's programs, tours and a look at the history of Gravenhurst, with displays and access to the archives. Art buffs can also view the signed, limited-edition Group of Seven monograph – A.J. Casson: A Tribute – by Canadian art expert Paul Duval.

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

Contact info

180 Sharpe Street West
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-687-3382
Email: library@gravenhurst.ca
www.gravenhurstlibrary.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2000
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

GSP Group Doors Open Waterloo Region

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GSP Group

The former Interior Hardwood Company factory – one of the first brick-and-beam factory conversions in downtown Kitchener – houses this 836-square-metre (9,000-square-foot) office where planners, designers and landscape architects enjoy the high-ceilinged, open and light-filled space. Tour this key piece of industrial heritage and find out about GSP’s urban design, planning, and landscape architecture projects in the downtown.

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  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

72 Victoria Steet South, Suite 201
Kitchener, Ontario
www.gspgroup.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1903; 1914; 1929; renovated 2000
Architect: C.E. Cowan, Kitchener (1903)

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gwillimdale Farms Doors Open Simcoe County

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Gwillimdale Farms

Fairview Barn, built in the early 1900s by the Roberts Family, retains its original character. The property was taken over by the Hambly Family in 2014. They restored the barn and brought the place to what it is today, valuing the history and nostalgia of the old barn in a rural landscape where such structures are disappearing.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

2026 11th Line
Bradford, Ontario
Telephone: 905-775-2889
Email: cristina@gwillimdalefarms.com
www.gwillimdalefarms.com

Architecture

Year built: 1900

Dates/hours open

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

Halton Hills - Cedarvale Cottage Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - Cedarvale Cottage

This charming cottage, nestled in a community park, is now home to the Credit Valley Artisans. It was built in the early 1920s as a staff residence for the adjacent Home for Girls. During Doors Open, visitors will enjoy seeing the workshop in action, with demonstrations of hand-weaving, pottery, painting and stained-glass crafting. Look for original fixtures and woodwork.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

Maple Avenue (Cedarvale Park)
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 905-873-2601, ext. 2264

Architecture

Year built: c. 1925
Architectural style: Arts and crafts
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halton Hills - Devereaux House Doors Open Halton Region

Halton Hills - Devereaux House

This quintessential 19th-century Ontario Gothic revival farmhouse was saved from demolition and restored by a group of local citizens. Decorated to the early 1900s, the main floor is now available as a venue for meetings and intimate family celebrations. During Doors Open, visitors will be treated to stories of Devereaux family farm life spanning over 150 years.

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

Contact info

11494 Trafalgar Road
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 905-877-5662
www.devereauxhouse.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1860; 2009
Architectural style: Ontario Gothic
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Garden, Park

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halton Hills - Downtown Georgetown Walking Tour Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - Downtown Georgetown Walking Tour

An esteemed local writer and historian will guide you in a one-hour walk exploring old downtown Georgetown, starting at the Halton Hills Public Library and Cultural Centre. Walkers will hear stories of town history and appreciate the beautiful architecture of homes and commercial establishments dating from the mid-1800s. The tour is moderately difficult; wear appropriate walking shoes.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at 9 Church Street
Georgetown , Ontario

Architecture

Year built: late 1800s
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink, Library, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Halton Hills - Library and Cultural Centre Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - Library and Cultural Centre

This recently renovated centre includes three municipal cultural facilities: a library, art gallery and theatre. In the Helson Gallery, experience the original Congregational church sanctuary with beautiful leaded stained-glass windows and original rugs. Check out the hangings showcased by the Georgetown Rug Hookers. Tour the LEED-certified library, complete with local history archives, welcoming lounges, lively children’s spaces and original artwork.

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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

9 Church Street
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 905-873-2681
http://hhpl.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1877; 2013
Architectural style: Contemporary, Gothic revival
Building type: Attraction, Green building, Historical landmark, Library, Theatre
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 1 to 5 p.m.

Halton Hills - Shepherd's Crook (Reid's Hardware) Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - Shepherd's Crook (Reid's Hardware)

One of the oldest buildings on Georgetown’s Main Street, this grand limestone-faced building was originally a hardware store. Today, it is a pub. Come inside to appreciate the traditional interior décor and second-floor refurbishments. View photos of old Main Street. This site has been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act.

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

Contact info

86 Main Street
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 905-702-0456
www.facebook.com/Shepcrookpub

Architecture

Year built: 1879
Building type: Food and drink, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halton Hills - VIA Rail/Canadian National Railway Georgetown Station Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - VIA Rail/Canadian National Railway Georgetown Station

This station combines a standard mid-19th century, five-bay, stone station with picturesque elements added during the 1892 expansion and 1904 remodelling. It is one of a few first-generation Grand Trunk Railway stations in Ontario. The original and surviving interiors include an intricate wood ceiling, wood wainscoting with rough stucco above, high wooden baseboards and arts and crafts-style door/window trim.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

55 Queen Street
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 416-575-3775
Email: stefan_lout@viarail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1855 (with additions made in 1892 and 1904)
Architect: Casimir Gzowski
Building type: Historical landmark, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halton Hills - Waldie House Doors Open Halton Region

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Halton Hills - Waldie House

Robert Waldie, a local carpenter, purchased the lot on McNabb Street for $160 and built this house – a prime example of the Edwardian architectural style. Presently a family home, Waldie House reminds us of the adaptability of century homes to modern times. It has been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. During Doors Open, food and beverages will be available.

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

Contact info

17 McNabb Street
Georgetown, Ontario
Telephone: 289-935-1969

Architecture

Year built: 1911
Architect: Robert Waldie
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden, Landscape

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 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.

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

Contact info

4310 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-334-9943
www.haltonmosque.ca

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Hamilton Road Tree Carving Tour Doors Open London

Hamilton Road Tree Carving Tour

Hamilton Road Tree Carving Tour

Join an exciting walking tour and learn the stories behind the tree carvings on Hamilton Road. Come and see these beautiful tree carvings – including the Trafalgar Bear, the Baptist Church Deer Family, the Crouch Library Honey Bear, Home Hardware Sasquatch and more!

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

Contact info

Tour starts at 525 Hamilton Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-282-8348
http://hamroad.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday: tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sunday: 1 and 3 p.m.

Hammond Power Solutions Inc. Doors Open Brockton

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Hammond Power Solutions Inc.

Hammond's originally started in Guelph in 1917 as a foundry tool manufacturer. During the Second World War, they started to build specialized transformers and reactors for military communication and radar equipment. The company grew from 50 to over 300 employees to satisfy the demand. In 1976, a plant was built in Walkerton, which currently produces over 65,000 transformers per year!

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

15 Industrial Road
Walkerton, ON, Ontario
Email: info@hammondpowersolutions.com

Architecture

Year built: 1976
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Hartrick House Doors Open Ajax

Hartrick House

Hartrick House was built in 1852 and incorporates elements of classical revival and Ontario Gothic architecture. Originally part of an 81-hectare (200-acre) farm, this house now serves as a community meeting hall. Doors Open visitors can explore Ajax through beautiful photography – captured by the Ajax Photography Club – on display at this amazing site.

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

Contact info

120 Roberson Drive
Ajax, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1852
Architectural style: Ontario cottage
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

​Hatch Specialty Coffee Doors Open Markham

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​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, as well as 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 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hendriks Greenhouses Doors Open Lincoln

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Hendriks Greenhouses

Hendriks Greenhouses, a well-established and respected local grower, began operations in 1953. Originally a grower of fruits and vegetables, today it grows flowers for the Canadian and American markets, focusing on high-quality products – including tropical plants, ferns and succulents. With over 22,297 square metres (240,000 square feet) of production space, this modern, high-tech growing operation is worth a visit.

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5095 North Service Road
Town of Lincoln, Ontario
Telephone: 289-213-6076
www.hendriksgreenhouses.com

Architecture

Year built: 1960s
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Henry Corby House B&B, The Doors Open Belleville and District

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Henry Corby House B&B, The

Henry Corby Sr. built this home in 1875 and moved here from a large stone house at the northeast corner of Bridge Street East and George Street. He then proceeded to build a house next door, at the corner of William Street and Bridge Street East, for his daughter and her husband.

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126 Bridge Street East
Belleville, Ontario, Ontario
Telephone: 613-827-4116
Email: vandykw@outlook.com
www.henrycorbyhouse.com

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Architect: John Brenton
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Heritage Boatworks Doors Open Gravenhurst

Heritage Boatworks

Observe traditional Muskoka boat building of the early 1900s as a group of dedicated volunteers works to restore a variety of wooden boats and canoes. Admire the restoration work that these talented people have already completed. They demonstrate the craftsmanship that was a hallmark of the famous boat-building workshops and traditions throughout Muskoka.

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

Contact info

185 Cherokee Lane
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-687-2115

Architecture

Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

Heritage House Catering Doors Open Ajax

Heritage House Catering
Dr. Byron Field originally used this well-known 1911 heritage home for his medical practice. The designated building reflects the Georgian revival and neoclassical styles. The original drawings of architect A.A. Post are featured in the retail shop, where the current owners - Heritage House Catering - offer homemade items for purchase that you won’t want to miss.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

479 Kingston Road West
Ajax, Ontario
Telephone: 289-314-9870
www.heritagehousecatering.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1911
Architect: A.A. Post
Architectural style: Georgian, Neoclassical
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

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

Hillary House and Koffler Museum of Medicine Doors Open Aurora

Hillary House and Koffler Museum of Medicine

Hillary House – home of the Koffler Museum of Medicine and the Aurora Historical Society – is a treasured piece of Aurora’s history. It is recognized as one of Canada's best examples of Gothic revival architecture. The museum contains a significant collection of medical instruments, books, papers and furnishings. Hillary House was declared a National Historic Site in 1975.

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

Contact info

15372 Yonge Street
Aurora, Ontario
Telephone: 905-727-8991
http://aurorahs.com

Architecture

Year built: 1862
Architect: Henry Harris
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hillary House Barn Doors Open Aurora

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Hillary House Barn

Constructed in 1862, Hillary House Barn stored Dr. Hillary's horses and sleigh. This wood-framed barn, with bargeboard trim and three-over-three sash windows, is one of the best preserved in Aurora. Explore the original horse stalls and see the sleigh that Dr. Hillary used to visit his patients.

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Contact info

15372 Yonge Street
Aurora, Ontario
Telephone: 905-727-8991
Email: erika.mazanik@aurorahs.com
http://aurorahs.com

Architecture

Year built: 1862
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hillsdale Jail Doors Open Simcoe County

Hillsdale Jail
The three-cell Hillsdale Jail was constructed by local builder William John Davenport in 1906 when Hillsdale was designated as a “policing village.” The building has served several purposes over the years – including as a jail, courthouse, polling station and home for transient people. According to local lore, the lockup is considered the smallest jail and courthouse currently standing in Ontario.

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  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

4552 Penetanguishene Road
Hillsdale, Ontario
http://www.springwater.ca/cms/one.aspx?portalId=312&pageId=1266

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Architect: William John Davenport (builder)
Building type: Attraction, Courthouse

Dates/hours open

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

Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre of Windsor Doors Open Windsor

Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre of Windsor

Members of the Hindu faith community funded the construction of this temple. It is made of red brick with a red block foundation and incorporates arched windows and doorways. At the front of the 1,300-square-metre (14,000-square-foot) interior are areas for worshipping various deities where sculptures of them are displayed on altars under arches.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

7007 Enterprise Way
Windsor, Ontario
www.hmccw.org

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Architect: S. Bagga
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 23, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hiram Walker & Sons Distillery Doors Open Windsor

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Hiram Walker & Sons Distillery

The newly renovated J.P. Wiser's brand centre fronts the largest distillery in North America; they produce 45 million litres of alcohol yearly! Four generations of farmers have been supplying grain to this distillery, which has been operating in the Essex County region since 1858. Distillery tours will be offered every 45 minutes. Visitors must be 19+ and wear closed-toe shoes.

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

Contact info

2072 Riverside Drive East
Windsor, Ontario, Ontario
Telephone: 519-561-5596
Email: bianca.mancina@pernod-ricard.com
www.jpwiserstour.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1970s; renovations in 2017
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Historic SDG Jail Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Historic SDG Jail

Historic SDG Jail

This county jail building was constructed in 1833 and remained operational until it was closed in 2002. The facility housed inmates from Cornwall and across the modern-day United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. The jail is home to many historical artifacts and displays; it is considered one of the oldest public structures in Ontario.

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

Contact info

11 Water Street West
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 844-814-5245
www.sdgcounties.ca/tourism/jail

Architecture

Year built: 1833
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Historic SDG Jail Doors Open Cornwall

Historic SDG Jail

This county jail building was constructed in 1833 and remained operational until it was closed in 2002. The facility housed inmates from Cornwall and across the modern-day United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. The jail is home to many historical artifacts and displays; it is considered one of the oldest public structures in Ontario.

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

Contact info

11 Water Street West
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 844-814-5245
www.sdgcounties.ca/tourism/jail

Architecture

Year built: 1833
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Historical Fort William Walking Tour Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Historical Fort William Walking Tour

Start your Doors Open day with a walking tour hosted by the Fort William Business District Business Improvement Area. Meet at the Up Shot Coffeehouse, where the tour will start at 9:30 a.m. sharp. The tour will include visits to the Chapple Building, the Blue Sky Community Healing Centre, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and the Brodie Resource Library.

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

Contact info

Meet at 111 ½ May Street South
Thunder Bay, Ontario
http://fortwilliambusinessdistrict.com

Architecture

Year built: Various
Architect: Various
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
One tour only on Saturday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Historical Walking Tour of Alliston Doors Open Simcoe County

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Historical Walking Tour of Alliston

Discover historical downtown Alliston through a self-guided walking tour – offered by the Alliston Business Improvement Area. Capture the beauty of buildings such as St. John’s United Church, and learn how it was saved from the Great Fire. Stop in to learn more about other buildings along the way. Don’t miss the boutiques, restaurants and bakeries as you explore Victoria Street.

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

Pick up your walking tour map at 51 Victoria Street East
Alliston, Ontario
Telephone: 705-435-1787
Email: info@allistonbia.com
www.allistonbia.com

Architecture

Year built: 1800s
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Historical Walking Tour of Beeton Doors Open Simcoe County

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Historical Walking Tour of Beeton

The Beeton-Tottenham Business Improvement Association is excited to launch the Beeton Historical Walking Tour – a self-guided walking tour of Beeton’s historical downtown. Come and explore the history and beautiful architecture of century-old buildings like the newly designated town hall, with interpreters and music just for Doors Open! Tours depart from the D.A. Jones Library.

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

Contact info

Pick up your walking tour map at 42 Main Street West
Beeton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-936-3424
Email: info@btbia.ca
www.btbia.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1800s
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Historical Walking Tour: Ship and Boat Building at Muskoka Wharf Doors Open Gravenhurst

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Historical Walking Tour: Ship and Boat Building at Muskoka Wharf

From 1866 to until present, the shoreline of Muskoka Bay has been the site of boat building and ship building. Enjoy a guided tour of the area where steamships and many famous pleasure boats, both large and small, were built. View a large boathouse filled with some glorious boats and see many historical photographs.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

Meet at Cockburn Square by the Shipyards Store
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-684-9560
Email: mstorey@cogeco.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; tours at 10:30 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m.

HMCS Hunter, Naval Reserve Division Doors Open Windsor

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HMCS Hunter, Naval Reserve Division

Named after a ship in the War of 1812, the state-of-the-art HMCS Hunter Naval Reserve was launched in its new Windsor headquarters in May 2015. The building is situated on the Detroit River and features a unique naval design, with large, round porthole windows and a wall that tapers to form a ship’s bow.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

90 Mill Street
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-254-4373, ext. 6243
Email: robert.moore22@forces.gc.ca
www.facebook.com/hmcsncsmhunter

Architecture

Year built: 2014
Architect: GRC Architects
Building type: Military

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burlington - Holy Cross Lutheran Church Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Holy Cross Lutheran Church has interesting features, both inside and out. The interior has an impressive set of 15 stained-glass panels, which were completed between 1978 and 1985. The exterior features a pollinator garden, solar panels and a community garden. During Doors Open, visit this church and learn about its history – and how they have reduced their ecological footprint!

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

Contact info

3455 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-637-2741
Email: office@holycrossburlington.ca
www.holycrossburlington.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1960
Architect: John Harkness
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery Doors Open Burlington

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Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery

Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery is the Diocese of Hamilton’s best-known cemetery. Opened in 1875, it is the resting place of many of the diocese’s bishops, priests and religious sisters. In 1889, the beautiful Holy Sepulchre Chapel was consecrated by Bishop Dowling. It is situated in one of the most historical areas of the cemetery, overlooking the shores of Lake Ontario.

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

Contact info

600 Spring Gardens Road
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-522-7727
Email: dcahill@thecatholiccemeteries.ca
www.thecatholiccemeteries.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory Doors Open London

Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory

During the day, look safely at the sun with a solar telescope, viewing sunspots and prominences on the surface. Take a basement-to-dome tour of the observatory, including a re-creation of observatory director H.R. Kingston’s office, as well as a 1960s-era control room and exhibit on the life of astronomical model-maker extraordinaire W.G. Colgrove. Public stargazing available, starting 7 p.m.

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

Contact info

1151 Richmond Street (Department of Physics and Astronomy)
London, Ontario
Email: cronyn@uwo.ca
www.cronyn.uwo.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1940
Architect: O. Roy Moore

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday only: 2 to 10 p.m.; solar observing until 4 p.m.; stargazing starts at 7 p.m.

Hutton House Doors Open London

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Hutton House

Hutton House Association for Adults with Disabilities is a registered charity that has facilitated the goals and aspirations of adults with disabilities for over 65 years. Attend a live theatre performance, written and presented by people with disabilities. Visit the Pottery Studio and add your touch to a collaborative community art piece, do crafts or enjoy a guided tour.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

654 Wonderland Road North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-472-6381
Email: hhservices@huttonhouse.com
www.huttonhouse.com

Architecture

Year built: 1986
Building type: Commercial, Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Idea Exchange (former Galt Post Office) Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Idea Exchange (former Galt Post Office)

A much-anticipated addition, restoration and adaptive re-use of the former Galt Post Office has created the Idea Exchange digital library with creative studios, discovery centre, makerspace, heritage reading room café and spectacular Grand River views. Guided tours will bridge the centuries. At 11:30 a.m., there will be a talk entitled Carnegie Libraries: A Legacy of Form and Function.

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

Contact info

12 Water Street South
Cambridge, Ontario
www.ideaexchange.org

Architecture

Year built: 1885; 2018
Architect: Thomas Fuller, Ottawa (1885); RDH Architects, Toronto (2018)
Architectural style: Romanesque revival
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 804 Doors Open Waterloo Region

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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 804

Try your hand at the electrical trade and take a tour inside the new 743-square-metre (8,000-square-foot) electrical training workshop at IBEW Local 804, which represents over 1,100 members working in the electrical industry, from apprentice and licensed journeyman electricians to high-voltage workers. The facility also houses staff offices, record keeping and member dispatch, as well as oversees apprenticeship/training programs.

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

Contact info

5158 Fountain Street North
Breslau, Ontario
www.ibew804.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Architect: ABA Architects Inc., Waterloo

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

International Friendship Gardens Doors Open Thunder Bay

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International Friendship Gardens

Built as a Centennial Project, this park was organized by the Soroptimist Club of Fort William and Port Arthur, later called Soroptimist International of Thunder Bay. The official sod-turning for the garden took place on November 16, 1966. Over the following years, dedications for 18 different gardens with memorials have taken place – representing various ethnic organizations within the city.

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

Contact info

102 Legion Track Drive
Thunder Bay, Ontario
www.thunderbay.ca/Living/recreation_and_parks/Parks/International_Friendship_Gardens.htm

Architecture

Year built: 1966
Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Garden, Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Intrepid Park, Camp X Doors Open Oshawa

Intrepid Park, Camp X

Meet author Lynn Phillip Hodgson at Intrepid Park’s monument for a guided tour of Camp X, the former top-secret Second World War spy training school. Explore the remains of the camp, strategically located beside Lake Ontario. Over 500 special agents were trained here to go behind enemy lines and “set Europe ablaze!” as dramatized in CBC Television’s X Company.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Boundary Road just south of Wentworth Street West
Oshawa, Ontario
www.camp-x.com

Architecture

Year built: 1941
Architect: Canadian Corps of Engineers
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. walking tour, and 1:30 p.m. lecture at the Regent Theatre

Ireland House Museum Doors Open Burlington

Ireland House Museum

Built in 1837, Ireland House was the home of Joseph Ireland, one of Burlington’s earliest settlers. In 1820, he purchased the land that would become the future site of his family home. Ireland and his descendants occupied this house until 1985. Today, the site consists of the original homestead, gardens, woodland, a potting shed, a cottage/drive shed and picnic area.

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

Contact info

2168 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-332-9888
Email: museuminfo@burlington.ca
http://museumsofburlington.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1837
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Islamic Centre of Oshawa Doors Open Oshawa

Islamic Centre of Oshawa

This first mosque built in Oshawa is reminiscent of the Ottoman Empire. Ornamental crescent moons enhance both the main prayer hall dome and the dome atop the minaret. Guided tours and free refreshments are available. A display highlights Islamic history. Please respect any dress code.

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

Contact info

23 Lloyd Street
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 289-200-6070
www.oshawamosque.com

Architecture

Year built: 2012
Architect: Array International Architects
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Ivy Masonic Lodge No.115 Doors Open Lincoln

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Ivy Masonic Lodge No.115

In 1865, local businessman John B. Osborne signed a “forever” lease agreement with the Township of Clinton to use the second floor of the town hall. In 1871, the lease agreement was transferred to the Ivy Lodge, which to this day occupies the space. During Doors Open Lincoln, come and enjoy a unique opportunity to see inside a masonic lodge.

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4276 Mountain Street
Beamsville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-327-3040
www.ivylodge115.com

Architecture

Year built: 1851
Architect: Henry Nihell

Dates/hours open

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

Jet Aircraft Museum Doors Open London

Jet Aircraft Museum

Watch history take flight as friends of the museum display their artifacts, tell stories and fly their aircraft! Learn about early jet-age pilots, designers and maintainers. Explore Cold War exhibits and see classic Canadian and British jets. For an adrenaline rush, you can purchase a flying membership in the museum’s Jet Provost or CT-133 Red Knight!

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

Contact info

2465 Aviation Lane
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-453-7000
www.jetaircraftmuseum.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

John McGivney Children's Centre Doors Open Windsor

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John McGivney Children's Centre

This centre offers pediatric services to special-needs children who live in Windsor and Essex County. Most services are funded through the Ministry of Children and Youth. Physiotherapy and occupational and speech therapy were among the early programs. The centre's services have expanded to include autism services, recreational and communication therapy, family services, equipment loan and a resource library.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

3945 Matchette Road
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-252-7281
Email: info@jmccentre.ca
www.jmccentre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1978
Architect: W.A. Fraser Architect

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

John P. Metras Sports Museum Doors Open London

John P. Metras Sports Museum

Discover the fascinating history of sports at Western University and view their special collection of artifacts and memorabilia, some of which will be displayed especially for Doors Open. Artifacts include leather football helmets, vintage uniforms and rare photographs. You can also take a guided tour with the curator.

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

Contact info

100 Alumni Hall, 1151 Richmond Street (Western University)
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-2111, ext. 88854
www.metrasmuseum.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Johnson Woodworks Doors Open Brockton

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Johnson Woodworks

The family business of Johnson Woodworks was established in 1946. The current owner, Darryl Johnson, took over the business in 1999 to continue the traditions of quality craftsmanship passed down through the generations. Johnson Woodworks provides the community with custom cabinetry for the kitchen, home office, bathroom vanities and other interior spaces.

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  • Parking

Contact info

964 Old Durham Road
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: johnsonww@wightman.ca
www.johnsonwoodworks.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Jordan Fire Station (Lincoln Fire Rescue & Emergency Services Station 4) Doors Open Lincoln

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Jordan Fire Station (Lincoln Fire Rescue & Emergency Services Station 4)

Situated in picturesque Jordan Village, this fire station was built to serve the eastern parts of Lincoln; it replaced an older station that had been in operation on the site for over 50 years. For Doors Open, the station will welcome visitors to explore. Chat with the firefighters, and see their equipment – including the 1960 pumper!

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Contact info

3763 Nineteenth Street
Jordan, Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca
https://lincoln.ca/emergency-services/fire

Architecture

Year built: 2008
Architect: Raimondo + Associates

Dates/hours open

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

King Street Grade Separation Doors Open Waterloo Region

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King Street Grade Separation

Attention engineering, transportation and construction enthusiasts! Region of Waterloo engineers and staff will describe what was required to create one of the biggest, most intricate components of the ION light rail transit project that has divided King Street and ION from passenger and freight rail infrastructure.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at King Street West and Victoria Street
Kitchener , Ontario
www.grt.ca/ION

Architecture

Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: three one-hour guided walks only at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.

Kings Inn B&B, The Doors Open Quinte West

Kings Inn B&B, The

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Knox Presbyterian Church Doors Open Oshawa

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Knox Presbyterian Church

The construction of Knox Presbyterian began in 1927 and was completed in 1934. The architect, C.C. Stenhouse, moved to Canada in 1905 and Oshawa in 1917. Stenhouse also designed the award-winning Oshawa Masonic Centre. The church congregation was formed by dissenters who opted not to join the United Church in 1925. Tours and refreshments will be offered throughout the day.

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

Contact info

147 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-728-8673
Email: knoxpresosh@rogers.com
http://pccweb.ca/knox-oshawa

Architecture

Year built: 1934
Architect: C.C. Stenhouse
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto Doors Open Markham

Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto

This golf club was begun by women for women. The clubhouse, in the Georgian revival style, was originally a country estate constructed in 1922 for Strafford Watson (son of a prominent Toronto lawyer) as a wedding present. The course was designed by the distinguished golf course architect, Stanley Thompson. Champion golfer Ada Mackenzie was the force behind the club's establishment.

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

Contact info

7859 Yonge Street
Markham, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1922; established in 1924
Architectural style: Period revival
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

Located in the former McKellar Hospital, this clinic provides an innovative team approach to health care in a cost-effective manner. Six nurse practitioners work collaboratively with registered nurses, registered practical nurses, a social worker, pharmacist, dietitian and psychiatrists. Since opening in 2010, the clinic has played an important role in the advancement and recognition of nurse practitioners in the community.

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

Contact info

325 Archibald Street South, Suite 101
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Telephone: 807-475-9595
http://lnplc.com

Architecture

Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Healthcare facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lannin Funeral Home and Reception Centre Doors Open Smiths Falls

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Lannin Funeral Home and Reception Centre

This stone building occupied by Lannin Funeral Home Chapel and Reception Centre was built in the 1840s. One of the oldest stone structures in Smiths Falls, apart from the Rideau Canal locks, it operated as a hotel in the 1850s. In 1914, new owners started the funeral home. This beautiful building has been in the community for over 145 years.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

32 Main Street East
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Telephone: 613-283-7225
Email: lanninfuneralhome@bellnet.ca
www.lannin.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1840s
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Las Chicas del Café Doors Open St. Thomas

Las Chicas del Café

Three generations of coffee growers and one generation of coffee importers founded Las Chicas del Café. They roast and package coffee out of the location at St. Thomas’ historical CASO Station. The family's farm in Nicaragua produces coffee that is a testament to craftsmanship. The beans are carefully handled and processed by hand – from picking to packaging.

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  • Parking

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105-750 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-652-3642
www.laschicasdelcafe.com

Architecture

Year built: 1871
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Attraction, Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Lexus of Lakeridge Doors Open Ajax

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Lexus of Lakeridge

Lexus of Lakeridge is a state-of-the-art facility that boasts 6,782 square metres (73,000 square feet) of luxury and technology. Constructed in 2016, the building is composed mostly of glass and includes a glassed-in “jewel box” as well as a 90-seat café with an onsite chef. This is one tour you won’t want to miss!

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

Contact info

180 Achilles Road
Ajax, Ontario
Telephone: 905-619-7166
www.lexusoflakeridge.com

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Architect: R.H. Carter Architects

Dates/hours open

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

Leyshon (Hobley) House Doors Open Brockton

Leyshon (Hobley) House

This property was sold by a land agent in 1869 to blacksmith Charles B. Stevens, who built the house in 1880. The three-bay structure, the front entry with windowed transom and flanking side lights all serve to highlight this wonderful example of Walkerton’s unique architectural character.

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  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

108 Cayley Street
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: alishia.mallory@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1880
Architectural style: Classical revival
Building type: Historical house, Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre (Old Clinton Town Hall) Doors Open Lincoln

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Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre (Old Clinton Town Hall)

The Old Clinton Town Hall has enjoyed many uses over the years. Initially a town hall and community centre, it has also housed the Sons of Temperance Movement and the Freemasons. The main level, still run by the municipality, houses the Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre. For Doors Open, the museum and Freemasons’ lodge will be open to the public.

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4996 Beam Street
Beamsville, Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca
https://lincoln.ca/heritage-culture/lincoln-museum-cultural-centre

Architecture

Year built: 1851
Architect: Henry Mihell
Building type: Library, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Lincoln Public Library (Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch) Doors Open Lincoln

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Lincoln Public Library (Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch)

Lincoln Public Library's Vineland location is named for 19th-century businessman and philanthropist Moses F. Rittenhouse. Born in Vineland Station in 1846, Rittenhouse established the first library in Vineland in 1886. The Rittenhouse Branch was built in 1996. Step inside the building to discover the library's local history collection, including a desk from 1897 that was owned by Rittenhouse himself.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

4080 John Charles Blvd.
Town of Lincoln, Ontario
Telephone: 905-562-5711
https://lincoln.library.on.ca/brief_history

Architecture

Year built: 1996
Architect: Chamberlain Architect Services
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

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

Lockmaster's House - Home of Le Boat Doors Open Smiths Falls

Lockmaster's House - Home of Le Boat

This two-storey building, with ground-floor walls of rough-faced stone and a clapboarded second storey, dates back to the construction of the Rideau Canal – the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Ontario. Today, it serves as the home of Le Boat – the luxury European canal boat company that opened its North American headquarters in Smiths Falls in 2018.

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  • Parking
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

Old Slys Road
Smiths Falls Ont, Ontario
Telephone: 1-800-734-5491
Email: info@leboat.com
www.leboat.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1841
Architect: Bell, Richardson & Co.
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Conservation area, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. only

London and Port Stanley Railway Station Doors Open St. Thomas

London and Port Stanley Railway Station

The replica London and Port Stanley (L&PS) Railway Station houses the Railway City Tourism office. See displays of railway artifacts and interpretative panels about the railway history of St. Thomas. A guide to walking tours is available, which will help visitors explore the surrounding L&PS corridor, trails and adjacent sites.

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

Contact info

605 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-631-1680, ext. 4132
Email: tourism@stthomas.ca
www.railwaycitytourism.com

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

London Children's Museum Doors Open London

London Children's Museum

Watch history come alive as you discover the wonders of the natural world! Touch a narwhal tusk, visit the resident polar bear and even hold some dinosaur poop as you explore artifacts from our natural history collection. Visitors will have the opportunity to get an up-close look at animal, plant and mineral specimens from around the world and throughout time.

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

Contact info

21 Wharncliffe Road South
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-434-5726
www.londonchildrensmuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1915
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

London City Hall Doors Open London

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London City Hall

Be part of history in the making as London prepares to be the first city in Canada to use ranked-choice voting in October’s municipal elections. View the Remember November 11 Association’s exhibit in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the armistice of the First World War. And enjoy a tour of this modernist heritage landmark and learn about its history.

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

Contact info

300 Dufferin Avenue
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-2489
www.london.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1971
Architect: Philip Carter Johnson
Architectural style: Modernism

Dates/hours open

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

London Civic Gardens and Complex Doors Open London

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London Civic Gardens and Complex

Learn about the unique history of London's gardens, parks, nature and wildlife through interactive displays presented by the Friends of the London Civic Garden Complex, Nature London, Garden Club of London, London Horticultural Society and the London Middlesex Master Gardeners. Visitors can also enjoy a stroll through the conservatory, greenhouse or take tours of the surrounding woodlands and gardens.

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

Contact info

625 Springbank Drive
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-472-3553
Email: inquire@friendslcgc.com
www.friendslcgc.com

Architecture

Year built: 1996
Architect: Richard Hammond
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 16, 2018
Sunday only: Noon to 4 p.m.

London Clay Art Centre Doors Open London

London Clay Art Centre

Did you know that clay was once used to make canning jars, pickle crocks, cider jugs and bricks? Working in clay was once an important industry in London. Visitors here will learn about the history of bricks and pottery in the area. There will be wheel demonstrations, clay activities for children and guided tours of the historical brick building.

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

Contact info

664 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-434-1664
Email: admin@londonpottersguild.org
www.londonclayartcentre.org

Architecture

Year built: 1897-1900
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 16, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

London Community Woodshop Doors Open London

London Community Woodshop

Come and learn about the role of milling and woodworking in establishing the City of London! See demonstrations by expert woodworkers creating pieces without the use of modern tools. Try your hand at using traditional hand tools, and see an exhibit on the history of woodworking in London. This is a family-friendly activity and demonstrations will occur throughout the day.

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

Contact info

195 Horton Street East
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-672-1280
Email: info@londonwoodshop.ca
www.londonwoodshop.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1950s
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

London Fire Station No. 4 Doors Open London

London Fire Station No. 4

Come and take a guided tour of Engine No. 4 with a retired fire officer and members of the in-service crew (when they are not responding to alarms, of course). Learn about fire safety. And bring the kids for free colouring books and stickers. Firefighters will even slide down the fire pole!

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

Contact info

807 Colborne Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-4565
Email: fireforms@london.ca
www.london.ca/fire

Architecture

Year built: 1909
Architect: Arthur E. Nutter
Architectural style: Italianate

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

London Life Insurance Company Doors Open London

London Life Insurance Company

In the 1840s, before today’s watering holes, soldiers from the London Garrison quenched their thirst in Richmond Street’s "grog shops." Today, Richmond Row is a popular storied shopping street with over 200 businesses. This year at Doors Open, London Life presents the stories of Richmond Row using video, audio, rare photographs and live storytelling.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 16, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

London Model Railroad Group Inc. Doors Open London

London Model Railroad Group Inc.

Come and see one of the largest and oldest O-scale model railroads in Canada! The layout features 1,524 metres (5,000 feet) of hand-laid tracks. Along the tracks, there are passenger stations and freight yards. The three lift bridges are scratch built. Cars, locomotives and bridges are driven by electric motors and operated remotely. A true kid-friendly experience!

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

Contact info

69 Holborn Avenue
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-432-1491
Email: contact@lmrg.org
www.lmrg.org

Architecture

Year built: Late 1940s

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

London Music Hall of Fame Doors Open London

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London Music Hall of Fame

Enjoy a curator-led tour of this facility and learn about London's music history and Hall of Fame inductees – including Guy Lombardo, Tommy Hunter, Garth Hudson, Priscilla Wright and others. View musical treasures, such as the gold records that Richardson was awarded for producing The Guess Who’s American Woman and Bob Seger’s Night Moves. Musical entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

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Contact info

182 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Email: events@jrlma.ca
https://jrlma.ca/visit-the-hall

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

London Muslim Mosque Doors Open London

London Muslim Mosque

Enjoy an engaging and educational tour of this mosque through the prayer halls and library. Have your name written in Arabic calligraphy – an art form based on the Arabic script with flowing arabesque and geometric designs. Decorate your hands with an artistic henna tattoo. Or learn how to wrap a hijab. During Doors Open, food and refreshments will be available!

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

Contact info

151 Oxford Street West
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-439-9451
Email: secretary@londonmosque.ca
www.londonmosque.ca

Architecture

Year built: Original building, 1966; expansion, 2010
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

London Police Service Headquarters Doors Open London

London Police Service Headquarters

Take a guided tour of the London Police Headquarters. See a heritage police vehicle, the firearms range and displays from early police interventions. Meridian will be hosting the bear program for the 5th year in a row. The program enables community children to be a part of donating bears to charity by helping them dress the bears in different clothing.

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

Contact info

601 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-5670
www.londonpolice.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1974
Architect: Nichole Schoales Ream McBain

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lost Villages Museum Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Lost Villages Museum

This unique museum holds a collection of 11 historical and heritage buildings from six villages that were lost in 1958 when the area was flooded to construct the St. Lawrence Seaway. During Doors Open, visit the church, train station, barbershop, schoolhouse, blacksmith’s shop, Forbes Memorial Building Reading Room and other structures.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

16361 Fran Laflamme Drive (Ault Park)
Long Sault, Ontario
Telephone: 613-534-2197
www.lostvillages.ca

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre Doors Open Windsor

Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre

Mackenzie Hall, the former Essex County Courthouse, was built in 1855 by Mackenzie Builders. It is the fourth courthouse built on this site, and contains part of the original 1850s jail. Canada's second prime minister, Alexander Mackenzie, was head of this building firm. This stately stone landmark is now used as a cultural centre for the City of Windsor.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

3277 Sandwich Street
Windsor, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1855
Architect: Albert H. Jordan
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 23, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Malton Baptist Church Doors Open Mississauga

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Malton Baptist Church

This church – home to three different congregations: the West Indian, East Indian and Filipino communities – features an east wing (part of the original building) and a west wing, which houses the main sanctuary with its vaulted ceiling and oak pews. Photo panels depict the serenity of the surrounding natural environment. The church also boasts a garden with many plant varieties.

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

Contact info

3415 Etude Drive
Mississauga , Ontario
Telephone: 905-671-3313

Architecture

Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Malton Community Centre and Library Doors Open Mississauga

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Malton Community Centre and Library

This centre was officially opened in 1977. In 2004, a gym and community space were added to the original library structure; the pool was added in 2011. The structure is clad in striking zinc panels, beautiful glass and two-toned brick. During Doors Open Mississauga, the centre will showcase a “chill zone” and provide tours of the facility and community gardens.

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

Contact info

3540 Morning Star Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
http://mississauga.ca/portal/residents/malton

Architecture

Year built: 1977
Architect: Diamond + Schmitt (2004); MJMA Architects (2011 pool)

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Malton Hall Doors Open Mississauga

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Malton Hall

By the early 1940s, workers needed to live closer to their employment. This subdivision was constructed and named “Victory Village.” Victory Hall became a gathering place and overflow classroom for Malton Public School students. Malton Hall was renovated in 2011 and is now home to the Malton Business Improvement Area. Explore Malton's history with displays and presentations from Heritage Mississauga.

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

Contact info

3091 Victory Crescent
Mississauga, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Malton Library Doors Open Mississauga

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Malton Library

In 1967, three new library branches were built as a Centennial project, including this one on Morning Star Drive. The branch outgrew its original building and, in 1977, the new combined Malton Community Centre and Library opened. Many activities are planned for Doors Open Mississauga, including an Island Flavour table dedicated to Caribbean history and a fashion event.

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

Contact info

3540 Morning Star Drive
Mississauga , Ontario
Telephone: 905-615-4640
Email: malton.library@mississauga.ca
www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/maltonlibrary

Architecture

Year built: 1967; 1977
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Malton Neighbourhood Services Doors Open Mississauga

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Malton Neighbourhood Services

Malton Neighbourhood Services is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides settlement and community support services for new Canadians. Services are available in many languages – including Somali, Twi, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Tamil, Arabic, Tagalog, Spanish and Italian. They also serve clients from the Caribbean and Africa.

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

Contact info

3540 Morning Star Drive
Mississauga , Ontario
Telephone: 905-677-6270
www.mnsinfo.org

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Markham Village Fire Station Doors Open Markham

Markham Village Fire Station

Everyone is fascinated by fire trucks and firefighting technology. Fire prevention and firefighting are an important part of the City of Markham’s administration. This building’s design was inspired by late-19th-century fire halls. It features a replica hose drying tower, common to most fire halls in the past. The hall was designed to fit into the context of historical Markham Village.

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

Contact info

207 Main Street North
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-477-0117

Architecture

Year built: 1985

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Markham Village Train Station Doors Open Markham

Markham Village Train Station

The restoration of this Toronto and Nipissing Railway station was the first major project of the Markham Village Conservancy. When the railway opened in 1871, the station became a busy commercial and industrial hub. The exterior has been restored to its c. 1910 appearance. The station continues to serve GO Transit commuters, and functions as a community centre.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

214 Main Street North
Markham, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1870
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Martin Luther University College (formerly Waterloo Lutheran Seminary) Doors Open Waterloo Region

Martin Luther University College (formerly Waterloo Lutheran Seminary)

Tour the $9-million renovation of this mid-century landmark, with its multipurpose chapel, classrooms, bell tower and courtyard. New features include open gathering spaces, a brightened chapel, modernized classrooms, improved ablution facilities for Muslim students and guests, and a welcoming, canopied entrance. In his illustrated talk (1:30 p.m.), architect Terry Montgomery will describe how the renovation balanced heritage preservation and change.

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

Contact info

Near Albert Street and Bricker Avenue
Waterloo, Ontario
https://luther.wlu.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1963; renovated 2017-18
Architect: Karl Kruschen, Kruschen and Dailey, Waterloo (1963); Montgomery Sisam Architects, Toronto (2017-18)
Architectural style: Modernism
Building type: Educational facility, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

MartinSimmons Architects Inc. Doors Open Waterloo Region

MartinSimmons Architects Inc.

This storied firm has designed Doors Open sites and led Doors Open tours, and now is opening its own doors! The beautiful studio space has over 18 linear metres (60 feet) of windows overlooking the rail corridor and downtown Kitchener. Browse displays that feature past, current and upcoming projects, including a participating 2018 Doors Open Waterloo Region site.

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

Contact info

200-113 Breithaupt Street
Kitchener, Ontario
www.martinsimmons.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Architect: MartinSimmons Architects, Kitchener (previously Robertson Simmons Architects)

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Martintown Grist Mill Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Martintown Grist Mill

This mill along the banks of the Raisin River is a rare surviving example of a mid-19th century gristmill. It is also noteworthy for its early turbine-style technology that used horizontal waterwheels powered by a water course running through the building. The mill has a local history museum and hosts a farmers’ market and local artist exhibit in the summer.

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  • Parking
  • 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

18544 County Road 18
Martintown, Ontario
Telephone: 613-528-4094
www.facebook.com/MartintownMill

Architecture

Year built: 1846
Architect: Alexander McMartin
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

McGregor-Cowan House Doors Open Windsor

McGregor-Cowan House
The McGregor-Cowan House, built about 1808 in the Georgian style, is believed to be the second-oldest building in Windsor (after Duff-Baby House). The chimneys on either side of the roof ridge represent a French-Canadian heating system unique to the area – each chimney warming a separate side of the house. The building is now privately owned and houses a bakery.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

3118 Sandwich Street
Windsor, Ontario
www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=2240

Architecture

Year built: c. 1808
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

McKay Art Centre Doors Open Markham

McKay Art Centre

This distinctive example of Ontario vernacular architecture features Gothic revival and classical revival detailing. It was originally the home of Salem Eckardt, a local auctioneer. Group of Seven artist Frederick Varley lived here in his later years; he had a studio in the basement. The space now showcases the work of local artists and provides a studio for art instruction.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

197 Main Street
Unionville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-946-1733

Architecture

Year built: c. 1856
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

McLaughlin Bandshell Doors Open Oshawa

McLaughlin Bandshell

This bandshell, set in downtown Oshawa, was a gift from R.S. McLaughlin, founder of General Motors Canada, in 1942 to the City of Oshawa. During Doors Open Oshawa, performances by the Oshawa Civic Band and guided tours will showcase the unique building. Set in Memorial Park, there is also a cenotaph containing stones of allied nations.

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

Contact info

110 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-436-3311

Architecture

Year built: 1942
Building type: Theatre
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Merlin's Hollow Doors Open Aurora

Merlin's Hollow

This site – featuring four unique gardens, including a rock and water garden – has been featured on CBC and HGTV, and in programs on local television stations. Over 1,500 species of plants and flowers, and countless insects, live here. Horticulturalists and photographers alike will delight in the garden sculptures, flowers in full bloom and impressive array of vibrant colours.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

181 Centre Crescent
Aurora, Ontario

Architecture

Architect: David Tomlinson
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

MHI Canada Aerospace, Inc. Doors Open Mississauga

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MHI Canada Aerospace, Inc.

Learn about the making of the Bombardier Challenger and Global business jets on a guided tour of this state-of-the-art manufacturing and assembly facility. Based in Mississauga, MHI Canada Aerospace, Inc. is part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, a manufacturer of major aircraft structures and assemblies. Tours will start in the front lobby.

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

Contact info

6390 Northwest Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-612-8131
http://mhi.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Middlesex County Administration Building Doors Open London

Middlesex County Administration Building

The old hanging ground was behind the Middlesex County Administration Building. Many infamous convicts – including cop-killer Peg Leg Brown, ax murderess Phoebe Campbell and the first (and second!) man hanged in London, Cornelius Burleigh – gasped out their last breaths and were buried under what is now a parking lot. Onsite actors will be on hand for reenactments.

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

Contact info

399 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-434-7321
Email: kbunting@middlesex.ca
www.middlesex.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1829
Architect: John Ewart
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 16, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; showtimes at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Milton - Bronte Pioneer Cemetery Doors Open Halton Region

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Milton - Bronte Pioneer Cemetery

This cemetery was restored by the local chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (1920s), and again by the Milton Historical Society (1980s). Elizabeth Harrison – Milton’s first teacher – single-handedly raised eight children and died in 1867. Her husband, Thomas, died in 1824 – four years after arriving in Canada from England. Just one of the stories you’ll uncover here.

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

Contact info

125 Bronte Street North
Milton , Ontario
Telephone: 905-878-8603
Email: tomoskychamberskp@gmail.com

Architecture

Building type: Cemetery

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Darling Home for Kids, The Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Darling Home for Kids, The

This unique oasis is a state-of-the-art facility nestled in 31 hectares (77 acres) on the Niagara Escarpment. Rarely open to the public, this one-of-a-kind building provides a home for children. Enjoy the therapeutic gardens, waterfall and walking trails. Meet the architect, one of the home’s founders or take a guided walk led by a biologist. Complimentary refreshments will be available.

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

Contact info

5657 15 Side Road
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-878-7673, ext. 232
Email: nwalker@darlinghomeforkids.ca
www.darlinghomeforkids.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2004
Architect: Antonio Santini (Red Studio Architects)
Landscape: Conservation area, Trail

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Elm Tree Centre - The "Originals" Loft Art and Sculpture Gallery Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Elm Tree Centre - The "Originals" Loft Art and Sculpture Gallery

Built in 1875, Elm Tree Centre's stone barn is a designated historical building. Its walls are 56 centimetres (22 inches) thick and are made from natural field stone. The house was built in 1859; the gallery was constructed by Mennonites with post-and-beam construction. Don’t miss the gift shop and summer kitchen. The bistro will also be open, serving tasty snacks.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

2113 25 Sideroad
Moffat, Ontario
Telephone: 519-823-5847
Email: info@elmtreecentre.com
www.elmtreecentre.com

Architecture

Year built: 1859 (house); 1875 (stone barn); 2004 (post-and-beam barn/gallery)
Architect: John Atkinson
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29 – Sunday September 30, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Halton County Radial Railway Museum Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Halton County Radial Railway Museum

The Halton County Radial Railway Museum is Milton’s best-kept secret! Take a ride on a vintage streetcar, visit the historical railway station and see the old streetcars, radial cars and work cars in the display barns. The oldest railcar dates from the late 1800s.

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

Contact info

13629 Guelph Line (north of Highway 401, south of Highway 7)
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-856-9802
www.HCRY.org

Architecture

Year built: Formed in 1954
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Attraction, Museum, Transportation
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Islamic Community Centre Doors Open Halton Region

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Milton - Islamic Community Centre

The Islamic Community Centre of Milton (ICCM) has been serving Milton’s Muslim community through religious services, educational opportunities, community programs, social gatherings and sports events since 2010. ICCM is a registered not-for-profit charitable entity, operating under the banner of Islamic Circle of North America (Canada). During Doors Open, enjoy displays, videos and calligraphy demonstrations. Food and beverages will be available.

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

Contact info

8069 Esquesing Line
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-878-3292
Email: ICCM.operations@gmail.com
http://icnamilton.com

Architecture

Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: Noon to 5 p.m.

Milton - Mattamy National Cycling Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Mattamy National Cycling Centre

Milton - Mattamy National Cycling Centre

This world-class cycling track is home to the Canadian cycling team. It is the second such facility in North America. Guided tours will occur on Saturday (self-guided on Sunday). The Canadian National Track Championships will also be occurring at the same time as Doors Open Halton Region. Come and watch the competition. Food and beverages/snacks will be available.

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

Contact info

2015 Pan Am Blvd.
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-875-5398
Email: velodrome@milton.ca
www.mattamynationalcyclingcentre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2014
Architect: B&H Architects (master planning and PDC Consultant) FaulknerBrowns Architects (design architect) CannonDesign (executive architect)
Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29 – Sunday September 30, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Orange Snail Brewers Doors Open Halton Region

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Milton - Orange Snail Brewers

This is Milton's first craft brewery. It features beers that are named with local heritage in mind, including: Iron Pig (Pale Ale) – recalling Milton's blacksmithing history – Rattle'N'Nemo (Amber Ale) – named after Rattle Snake Point and Mount Nemo – and 16 Jasper IPA – named after 16 Mile Creek and Jasper Martin (one of Milton’s founders). Beverages, food and snacks will be available.

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

Contact info

32 Steeles Ave. East, Unit 1
Milton , Ontario
Telephone: 289-270-1680
Email: info@orangesnailbrewers.ca
www.orangesnailbrewers.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Waldie's Blacksmith Shop Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Waldie's Blacksmith Shop

A restored post-and-beam structure built in 1865, Waldie’s is a working blacksmith shop with original tools and artifacts used by blacksmiths as well as forges that have been reconstructed by precision craftsmen. The Milton Historical Society, who currently occupies this historical site, is a member of the Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association.

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

16 James Street
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-875-4156
Email: info@miltonhistoricalsociety.ca
www.miltonhistoricalsociety.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1865
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 30, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Montrose Inn Boutique Bed and Breakfast Doors Open Quinte West

Montrose Inn Boutique Bed and Breakfast

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1916
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Museum London Doors Open London

Museum London

Join Museum London for activities based on their contemporary art and history exhibitions. Hear Indigenous history come to life in the Voices exhibition in which century-old wax cylinder recordings of songs and stories are played and translated for the first time. Take in the bright imaginations of the comic artists of southwestern Ontario in this display of words and pictures.

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

Contact info

421 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-0333
Email: info@museumlondon.ca
www.museumlondon.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1980
Architect: Raymond Moriyama
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Museum of Ontario Archaeology Doors Open London

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Come and enjoy the annual Harvest Festival and Powwow – a celebration of Indigenous art, music and culture. Visitors can experience a traditional powwow that takes place beside the museum in a 500-year-old village where over 2,000 First Nations peoples once lived. Visitors will also enjoy hands-on cultural workshops and demonstrations, shop for First Nations hand-crafted items, and taste traditional foods.

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

Contact info

1600 Attawandaron Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-473-1360
Email: info@archaeologymuseum.ca
www.archaeologymuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1981
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Museum on the Boyne Doors Open Simcoe County

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Museum on the Boyne

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

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

Contact info

250 Fletcher Crescent
Alliston, Ontario
Telephone: 705-435-3900, ext. 1802
Email: boynemuseum@newtecumseth.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1914
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

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

Muskoka Airport Doors Open Gravenhurst

Muskoka Airport

This airport was constructed in 1933. During the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Air Force conducted flight training here. The field was made available to the Royal Norwegian Air Force in 1942 and hundreds of Norwegians trained here. In 2001, Norwegian Training in Canada during the Second World War was designated as an event of national historical significance.

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

Contact info

1011 Airport Road
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-687-2194
www.muskokaairport.com

Architecture

Year built: 1933
Building type: Attraction, Military, Museum, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mystery Escape Rooms Doors Open London

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Mystery Escape Rooms

See history come alive as you travel back in time to this unique pop-up escape room. You and your group of explorers have been whisked back in time to the late 1800s. Do you have what it takes to solve all of the puzzles and escape in time, or will you be stuck in the 1800s forever?

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

388 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-601-8989
www.mysteryescaperooms.com

Architecture

Year built: 1855
Architectural style: Renaissance revival

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nancy Island Historic Site Doors Open Simcoe County

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Nancy Island Historic Site

This site houses the charred hull and artifacts of the HMS Nancy, a ship that battled three American schooners during the War of 1812. This event marked a pivotal moment in Canadian history. Canada’s borders today are a direct result of the valiant struggles of the Nancy and her crew. The island has served as a historic site since 1928.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

119 Mosley Street
Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Telephone: 705-429-2516
www.wasagabeachpark.com/nancy-island-historic-site

Architecture

Year built: 1968
Architectural style: Art deco, Edwardian, Gothic revival, Victorian
Building type: Attraction, Educational facility, Historical landmark, Museum
Landscape: Conservation area, Garden, Natural heritage, Park

Dates/hours open

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

Nanda & Associate Lawyers Doors Open Mississauga

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Nanda & Associate Lawyers

This space was designed to reflect a modern and diverse working environment – including customized furniture design and original artwork created by Ania Biczysko. In addition, construction materials and finishes were considered for their low environmental impact. With their daring colour schemes, abstract and colorful graphics, original paintings and sculpture, this is not your typical law office.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

2980 Drew Road, Unit 228
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-405-0199
www.nanda.ca

Architecture

Architect: ZAS Architects + Interiors
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

National Air Force Museum of Canada Doors Open Quinte West

National Air Force Museum of Canada

Join the National Air Force Museum of Canada and view more than 100 years of aviation history. From aircraft in the airpark to simulators inside, they have hours of entertainment for the whole family. Just minutes from the 401, and fully accessible, this site is free to visit during Doors Open Quinte West.

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

Contact info

220 RCAF Road
Astra, Ontario
http://airforcemuseum.ca

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

National Ski Academy Doors Open Simcoe County

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National Ski Academy

Historically known as Tornaveen, this grand-scale dwelling continues to hold cultural heritage value. This grand-scale dwelling, a 2.5-storey house, was erected in 1892-93 for Collingwood merchant Frank Telfer. It became the first property in Collingwood to be formally designated. The Queen Anne revival style features turrets, multiple gables and tall ornamental chimneys.

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  • Parking

Contact info

200 Oak Street
Collingwood, Ontario
Telephone: 705-444-1617
www.nationalskiacademy.com

Architecture

Year built: 1892
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

NEO Architecture Inc. Doors Open Waterloo Region

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NEO Architecture Inc.

This petite building began as a produce store with a residence above. Later, it was a clothing shop for almost 50 years. In 2014, architect Laird Robertson bought it and renovated it while maintaining the original façade. NEO is Robertson’s practice with Doug McIntosh. They will host a Doors Open exhibition opening – works by five visual artists, inspired by architecture.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

243 King Street East
Kitchener, Ontario
www.neoarchitecture.ca

Architecture

Year built: built 1929; renovated 2017
Architect: NEO Architecture Inc. (2017)
Architectural style: Art deco, Art moderne
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Song Church Doors Open Windsor

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New Song Church

New Song Church is a community outreach church in the heart of Ford City. The congregation began in 1994 and, after several moves, settled in its present location. This building has classical proportions with a tall first floor and shorter second storey. Part of Feeding Windsor, the church has a Food Club store and a Pet Food Bank.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

999 Drouillard Road
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-971-7664
www.newsongwindsor.blogspot.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1920
Architect: Gilbert J.P. Jacques
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Newton's Grove School Doors Open Mississauga

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Newton's Grove School

During Doors Open, tour this new school and meet the faculty. In celebration of their 40th anniversary, the school is happy to invite the community to see the new facility and celebrate with them. Student ambassadors will take guests around the school to visit classrooms and meet the teachers and administrators.

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

Contact info

6850 Goreway Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 416-745-1328
www.newtonsgroveschool.com

Architecture

Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nickel Brook Brewing Co. Doors Open Burlington

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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 for even the most discerning beer lover here.

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  • 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 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

North America’s Smallest Jail Doors Open Simcoe County

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North America’s Smallest Jail

This 4.5 metre by 6 metre (15 foot by 20 foot) building was erected in 1892 at a cost of $425.20. Its first resident was a black cow, but most of the “guests” were incarcerated overnight to “dry out.” It stopped serving as a jail in the early 1940s and today it is open for visitors.

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  • Parking

Contact info

165 Library Street
Creemore, Ontario
Telephone: 705-428-6230, ext. 249
Email: amurray@clearview.ca
http://creemore.com/log-cabin-adopts-north-americas-smallest-jail

Architecture

Year built: 1892
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - "Anitra" Schooner Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - "Anitra" Schooner

Designed by Montye Macrae and built in Hamilton in 1926, the wooden schooner Anitra is known as the Queen of Lake Ontario. Visitors are welcome to come aboard and discover the joys of sailing and racing, and see how the Anitra was constructed. (Access through the lower entrance after 2 p.m.)

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

56 Water Street (Oakville Club)
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-845-0231

Architecture

Year built: 1926

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Al Falah Islamic Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Al Falah Islamic Centre

Established in 1997, the Al Falah Islamic Centre provides religious, social, recreational and educational services. Please join them during Doors Open for guided tours, informative displays and engaging conversations over an assortment of ethnic food. They will have activities such as "try a hijab," writing your name in calligraphy, and henna treatments.

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

Contact info

391 Burnhamthorpe Road East
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-257-4262 or 647-550-0402
Email: info@alfalahislamiccentre.org

Architecture

Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Guided walks (Oakville Historical Society) Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Guided walks (Oakville Historical Society)

Enjoy a one-hour walk exploring Old Oakville. Walkers can learn about the history of the town, brought to life by costumed volunteers with anecdotes and the histories of its first inhabitants. Appreciate many of the town’s oldest homes, dating back to the 1820s. Meet at 110 King Street for 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. tours.

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

Contact info

Meet at 110 King Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-2695
Email: information@oakvillehistory.org
www.oakvillehistory.org

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: guided tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Oakville - Howard Iron Works Printing Museum Doors Open Halton Region

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Oakville - Howard Iron Works Printing Museum

How important has the printing press been throughout history? Visit this interesting museum and explore the story of printing, focusing on machinery and ephemerae from the 1830s to 1950s. This museum is where rare and unusual machinery comes to life. Doors Open marks the first time that it will be open to the public. Food and beverages will be available.

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

Contact info

800 Westgate Road
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-821-0000, ext. 231
Email: info@howardironworks.org
www.howardironworks.org

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church

This red-brick Gothic-style building was dedicated on May 20, 1888. The magnificent church steeple still rises over Oakville's main street. The stained-glass windows are among the best in Canada. Tour the sanctuary and walk through the lovely memorial gardens. During Doors Open, food, beverages and organ recitals will be available.

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

Contact info

26 Robinson Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-582-6621
www.knoxoakville.com

Architecture

Year built: 1888
Architect: Peter Brass
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen Doors Open Halton Region

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Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen

Knox Sixteen provides visitors with a glimpse into the past. This historical Gothic revival-style church – with its beautiful stained-glass windows and a well-maintained pioneer cemetery – invites visitors to a place of quiet and peace. We invite you to come and celebrate their 185th anniversary.

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

Contact info

1150 Dundas Street West
Oakville , Ontario
Email: pastor@knox16.com
www.knox16presbyterian.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1833
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Landscape: Garden, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Merrick Thomas House Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Merrick Thomas House

Merrick Thomas House is a fine example of a settler’s house. This one-and-a-half-storey clapboard structure – with the saltbox roofline typical of its period – is constructed of white pine logs squared into 12-inch-by-12-inch timbers on a fieldstone foundation. The Oakville Historical Society now operates the house as a museum. Costumed volunteers will provide cooking demonstrations over an open fire.

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

Contact info

144 Front Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-2695
Email: information@oakvillehistory.org
www.oakvillehistory.org

Architecture

Year built: 1829; moved to its present site in 1955
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Oakville Club, The Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Club, The

Since 1907, families have been active in sports, recreation and social activities at this landmark community club. While here, discover the charm of the waterfront. Imagine what the facility would have looked like when it was a bustling granary in the 1800s, a First World War airplane hangar and a squash (1980s) and fitness centre (1990s).

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

Contact info

56 Water Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-845-0231
Email: membership@oakvilleclub.com
www.oakvilleclub.com

Architecture

Year built: 1856
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Oakville - Oakville Historical Society Offices Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Historical Society Offices

The offices of the Oakville Historical Society are located in the cottages on the north side of the Erchless Estate grounds. The great-granddaughters of Oakville’s founder, William Chisholm, had the cottages built in the 1950s. During Doors Open Halton Region, visitors can enjoy a featured display here – including local artifacts and documents.

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

Contact info

110 King Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-2695
Email: information@oakvillehistory.org
www.oakvillehistory.org

Architecture

Year built: 1953
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Oakville Masonic Hall Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Masonic Hall

Masons have been active in Oakville since the early 1800s. Built in 1924, this hall was designed by Brother Connery, an architect and member of the organization. Don’t miss the informative guided tour through this fine example of beaux arts-style architecture, while learning about the traditions of the Freemasons.

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

Contact info

125 Thomas Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-827-2074
Email: carberry@cogeco.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1923
Architectural style: Beaux arts

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

The Erchless Estate was once the home of Oakville’s founding family, the Chisholms. It is now the setting for the community's museum. Come and enjoy the magnificent harbour views, historical gardens and tour the family estate and exhibits. The entertaining and knowledgeable staff will tell visitors the fascinating stories of early Oakville.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

8 Navy Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-338-4400
www.oakville.ca/museum

Architecture

Year built: Custom house and bank, c. 1856; estate, c. 1858
Architect: R.K. Chisholm
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Attraction, Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Oakville Yacht Squadron Lighthouse Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Yacht Squadron Lighthouse

This lighthouse was built to replace the original 1836 structure that was destroyed by massive waves in 1886. In 1960, the Canadian Department of Transportation replaced the lighthouse with a modern steel structure, abandoning the original lighthouse. Members of the Oakville Yacht Squadron and concerned local residents salvaged the old lighthouse and moved it to its present location.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

97 Forsythe Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-338-9379
Email: karenwykes@oysqn.com
www.oysqn.com

Architecture

Year built: 1889
Architect: Henry George (Port Elgin)
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Oakville's First Post Office Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville's First Post Office

This little building served as the town's first post office from 1835 to 1856. In the early 1950s, it was saved from demolition and moved to Lakeside Park where it became a museum. Try your hand at writing with a quill pen. Then, wander around the lovely park and surrounding grounds overlooking Lake Ontario.

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

Contact info

8 Navy Street in Lakeside Park, at the corner of Front and Thomas streets
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-338-4400
Email: oakvillemuseum@oakville.ca
www.oakville.ca/museum

Architecture

Year built: 1835
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Palermo One-Room Schoolhouse (Trafalgar Township Historical Society) Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Palermo One-Room Schoolhouse (Trafalgar Township Historical Society)

This one-room school house offers lots to see and do – heritage displays, vintage desks and school books. Visitors during Doors Open can also enjoy archives for community research, a school desk sale and book sale, corking and a wooden toy display. Also during Doors Open, try your hand at ink and chalk board writing. And don’t miss the barbecue!

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

2431 Dundas Street West
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-257-6029, ext. 101
Email: michelle@tths.ca
www.tths.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1942
Architect: D.A. Wendover and Sons Construction
Building type: Schoolhouse
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

Housed in a renovated, repurposed high school, the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre is a unique multi-purpose LEEDS-certified recreation, arts and cultural facility. In celebration of Doors Open and Culture Days, enjoy free family entertainment, live music, art activities, dance and more! Snacks and beverage will be available.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

2302 Bridge Road
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-815-5979
Email: Tonia.DiRisio@oakville.ca
www.oakville.ca/culturerec/queen-elizabeth-park-community-cultural-centre.html

Architecture

Year built: 1972; 2012

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Sovereign House, The/Mazo de la Roche Heritage Display Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Sovereign House, The/Mazo de la Roche Heritage Display Centre

Operated by the Bronte Historical Society, this house was built for Charles Sovereign, a local justice of the peace. It was moved to its present location in 1988. Renowned author Mazo de la Roche lived here from 1910-15. Enjoy a guided tour and spectacular views of Bronte Harbour. Experience the exhibit Art on the Bluffs by portrait artist Mirka Hattula.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

7 West River Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-825-5552
Email: brontehistoricalsociety@bellnet.ca
http://brontehistoricalsociety.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1846
Architect: Charles Sovereign
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical house, Museum
Landscape: Garden, Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - St. Andrew's Church Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - St. Andrew's Church

Between 1838 and 1840, town founder William Chisholm donated the land for this church and parishioners raised funds to build it. The beautiful windows and furnishings highlight and emphasize the church’s natural setting. Wander along the adjacent Waterfront Trail and Oakville Trail systems. Special exhibit: The St. John’s Bible – the first illuminated Bible commissioned in over 500 years.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

41 Reynolds Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-3303
Email: office@StAndrewOakville.com
www.standrewoakville.com

Architecture

Year built: 1840
Architectural style: Classical revival, Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Landscape, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - St. Andrew's Parish Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - St. Andrew's Parish Centre

Over the years, this home has been a rectory, convent and parish centre. Come and explore displays of the parish’s history and its role in Oakville’s social and cultural life. Enjoy a stroll along the adjacent Waterfront and Oakville trails. Coffee and biscuits will be served.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

53 Reynolds Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-3303
Email: office@StAndrewOakville.com
www.standrewoakville.com

Architecture

Year built: 1858
Architect: Gren Weiss
Architectural style: Regency
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; performances, displays, guided walks and items for sale

Oakville - St. Jude's Anglican Church Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - St. Jude's Anglican Church

St Jude’s has been in its present building since 1883. The bell tower, completed in 1896, houses a bell that was cast at Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, England. The tower clock, installed in 1906, is wound by hand weekly. During Doors Open, enjoy live musicians in the sanctuary. Wander through the rummage sale in Victoria Hall.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

160 William Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-3972
Email: businessmanager@stjudeschurch.net
www.stjudeschurch.net

Architecture

Year built: 1883; renovations, 1956, 1987
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Town of Oakville Greenhouse Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Town of Oakville Greenhouse

Over 150,000 annuals – with significant varieties of plant species – are grown here for the town's seasonal horticultural displays. The plant conservatory and patio are home to plants from different geographical regions. During Doors Open, visitors can see the Oakville Junior Garden (Oakville Horticultural Society) and will be able to do some transplanting.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1100 Cornwall Road
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-845-6601
Email: Steve.wiersma@oakville.ca
www.oakville.ca/culturerec/facility-rentals-greenhouse.html

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Green building
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Olde Walkerville Theatre Doors Open Windsor

Olde Walkerville Theatre

This theatre was designed by C. Howard Crane, one of North America’s preeminent movie palace architects. Detroit native Crane became one of the major architects for Fox movie theatres (later 20th Century Fox). His theatres were known for their excellent acoustics and plush interiors. Today, in addition to being a performance venue, the theatre is available for weddings and meetings.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1564 Wyandotte Street East
Windsor, Ontario
www.oldewalkervilletheatre.com

Architecture

Year built: 1920
Architect: C. Howard Crane
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22 – Sunday September 23, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ontario Genealogical Society, Quinte Branch Doors Open Quinte West

Ontario Genealogical Society, Quinte Branch

Working on your family tree? Thinking about it? The research facilities and library at the Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) can boost your research efforts. Come in and meet the volunteers, always willing to help with your project. At 1 p.m., the monthly meeting will feature Steve Fulton, president of the OGS, who will be speaking.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

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

Ontario Regiment Museum Doors Open Oshawa

Ontario Regiment Museum

The Ontario Regiment Museum is home to Canada’s largest collection of operational historical military vehicles. Vehicle demonstrations will take place throughout the day. It also houses a large collection of artifacts that details the rich military history of Oshawa, Whitby and Durham Region. A 1,579-square-metre (17,000-square- foot) addition will open in May 2018.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

1000 Stevenson Road North (Airport South Field)
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-728-6199
www.ontrmuseum.ca

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Orillia Farmers' Market Doors Open Simcoe County

Orillia Farmers' Market

The Orillia Farmers’ Market predates the establishment of Orillia as a village in 1867, and is one of the longest running in Ontario. In its early days, the market enjoyed a busy trade in hay, firewood and livestock, as well as farm-fresh produce, baked goods and handicrafts – products still available to market visitors today. Stop by for some local fare!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

Market Square, 36 Mississaga Street West
Orillia, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 7 a.m. to Noon

Orillia Museum of Art & History (Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building) Doors Open Simcoe County

Orillia Museum of Art & History (Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building)

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is housed in the landmark Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building, which was originally a customs house and post office, built between 1892 and 1894. The museum is a hub of culture and heritage, with 12,000 artifacts in their collection – ranging from artwork and textiles to metal and woodwork.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

30 Peter Street South
Orillia, Ontario
Telephone: 705-326-2159
Email: inspire@orilliamuseum.org
www.orilliamuseum.org

Architecture

Year built: 1894
Architect: Thomas Fuller
Architectural style: Neoclassical
Building type: Attraction, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Orillia Public Library Doors Open Simcoe County

Orillia Public Library

Spend some time at the library and enjoy their robust programming schedule during Doors Open – including how to: code with the Codemobile, write a song, program “Hobots,” do kindergarten readiness at home, do five-minute makeup, barbecue, spin wool, repair drywall, bird watch, garden in small spaces, quilt, repair your bicycle, and more!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

36 Mississaga Street West
Orillia, Ontario
Telephone: 705-325-2338, ext. 211
www.orilliapubliclibrary.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2012
Architect: Acuqicon
Building type: Green building, Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oshawa Masonic Centre Doors Open Oshawa

Oshawa Masonic Centre

Constructed in 1928 in the art deco style and shrouded in symbolism, this building is now home to four lodges and two concordant bodies. Doors Open Oshawa provides a unique opportunity to learn more about Masonic imagery and to view the Lodge Room, as well as the anteroom, hall and library.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

91 Centre Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-433-1911

Architecture

Year built: 1928
Architect: C.C. Stenhouse
Architectural style: Art deco

Dates/hours open

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

Oshawa Public Libraries - McLaughlin Branch Doors Open Oshawa

Oshawa Public Libraries - McLaughlin Branch

R.S. McLaughlin officially opened the library, his gift to the city, in 1954. The architect, A.H. Eadie, studied under John M. Lyle, who designed Parkwood’s formal gardens. Lyle's influence on Eadie is seen at Union Cemetery in the McLaughlin Mausoleum, while the library uses vocabulary from Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie style.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

65 Bagot Street
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-579-6111
www.oshlib.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1954
Architect: Arthur H. Eadie
Architectural style: Prairie
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 10:30 a.m. “On Strike!” lecture by Amanda Robinson

Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame Doors Open Oshawa

Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame

This museum, located on the first floor of the Tribute Communities Centre, honours those who have achieved a high level as players, teams and builders of sport in the city. Caricatures of each inductee are found on the walls. Numerous artifacts and photographs will be on display, depicting the sport history of Oshawa – from hockey heroes to Kentucky Derby winners.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Women's history

Contact info

99 Athol Street East
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-245-0360
www.oshawasportshalloffame.com

Architecture

Year built: 2007
Building type: Attraction, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Paramount Theatre Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Paramount Theatre

Construction of Port Arthur’s deluxe movie theatre, designed by architect Jay Isadore English, began in 1947; it opened in December 1948. The theatre co-hosted the 1963 world premiere of Walt Disney’s The Incredible Journey, an adaptation of Port Arthur resident Sheila Burnford’s classic novel of the same name. The theatre’s original balcony layout, seating and projector remain in place today.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

24 Court Street South
Thunder Bay, Ontario
www.facebook.com/paramounttbay

Architecture

Year built: 1948
Architect: Jay Isadore English
Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Parks Canada Rideau Canal Gate Shop Doors Open Smiths Falls

Parks Canada Rideau Canal Gate Shop

Join us behind the scenes and see how lock gates are built by the talented Parks Canada craftsmen. Learn how these examples of 19th-century engineering are created to withstand the test of time. Find out how their designs are still relevant today, and learn how Parks Canada plays a leadership role in the protection of Canada's treasured places.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

49 Centre Street
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Telephone: 613-283-5170, ext. 205
Email: RideauCanal.Info@pc.gc.ca
www.pc.gc.ca/Rideau

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Parrott Riverfront Trail Doors Open Belleville and District

Parrott Riverfront Trail

This paved and lit trail is 1.6 kilometres long (1 mile), travelling along the Moira River behind the historical downtown. Along this trail is a footbridge built in the early 1800s. To the north, it connects to the 5.2-kilometre (3-mile) Riverside Trail. To the south, it connects to the Zwicks Trail westward and the Kiwanis Bayshore Trail eastward.

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

Contact info

Start at the corner of Front and Station streets
Belleville, Ontario
http://belleville.ca/images/uploads/Belleville_Trail_Map.pdf

Architecture

Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Landscape, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Patrick House Art Studio & Gallery, The Doors Open Aurora

Patrick House Art Studio & Gallery, The

This charming board-and-batten Georgian cottage has had many owners over the years – including John Bowser, who supervised the construction of New York’s Empire State Building. Many of the building's original features have been carefully restored, including coffered ceilings and plank floors. Today, the house features a private art gallery, showcasing the work of local artists.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

58 Temperance Street
Aurora, Ontario
Telephone: 416-220-2127
www.thepatrickhouse.com

Architecture

Year built: c. 1860
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Paul Coffey Arena Doors Open Mississauga

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Paul Coffey Arena

In 1968, Malton Arena was officially opened by Chic Murray, the first reeve of the newly created Town of Mississauga. Today, it is known as Paul Coffey Arena, named after the legendary National Hockey League superstar who grew up in Malton. The arena, recently renovated, now features a mural by local artists that showcases Malton’s beauty and rich history.

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

Contact info

3430 Derry Road East
Mississauga , Ontario
Telephone: 905-615-4640

Architecture

Year built: 1966
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guided tours available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Paul Coffey Park Doors Open Mississauga

New

Paul Coffey Park

The Avro Canada CF-100 “Canuck” aircraft located here is a gem of Canadian aeronautical history. It symbolizes Malton’s rich industrial history, community vibrancy and future aspirations. This formidable asset was restored last year with financial support from local companies. During Doors Open, Scott Maclagan (former navigator and radar operator) will speak about the plane’s significance and his own flying experiences.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

3372-3378 Derry Road East
Mississauga, Ontario
www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/parks-paul-coffey

Architecture

Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Scott Maclagan speaks at 11 a.m.

Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives Doors Open Simcoe County

Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives
Explore one of Ontario’s last original general stores and learn about the area’s early lumbering industry. Built in 1875 by Charles Beck, this historical building hosts the stories of Penetanguishene’s cultural past. The museum offers special events and programming throughout the year as well as an active genealogical research room, varied travelling exhibits and art exhibitions.

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

Contact info

13 Burke Street
Penetanguishene, Ontario
Telephone: 705-549-2150
Email: museum@penetanguishene.ca
www.penetanguishene.ca/en/Museum.asp?_mid_=23034

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Building type: Commercial, Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Pickering Village Walking Tours Doors Open Ajax

Pickering Village Walking Tours

Pickering Village owes much of its history to the arrival, in 1810, of Quaker settlers from New England, led by Timothy Rogers. Discover the myths and social history of the village and learn about the life and times of this Quaker community. Free guided walking tours will begin at the Village Community Centre.

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

Contact info

Meet at 22 Sherwood Road West
Ajax, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: Various
Architect: Various architects

Dates/hours open

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

Pine Orchard Quaker Meeting House Doors Open Aurora

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Pine Orchard Quaker Meeting House

Built in the c. 1820s in Whitchurch-Stouffville, the Pine Orchard Quaker Meeting House was in use from 1814 to 1944. In December 1945, the building was moved to its present location for use by the Aurora Gospel Tabernacle, after which time the building became home to a lighting store. Currently, MaMi's Bakery operates on the premises.

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Contact info

15114 Yonge Street
Aurora, Ontario
Telephone: 416-559-9564
Email: juliaslavinskiy@gmail.com
www.mamisbakery.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1820
Building type: Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pine Ridge Model Train Club Doors Open Oshawa

Pine Ridge Model Train Club

The Pine Ridge Model Railroaders began in 1969 when a group of General Motors workers, retired railroad employees and other interested individuals started the Oshawa Model Railroad Club. Despite a few name changes, the club continues to attract people with an interest in model trains. Explore many aspects of culture – architecture, landscape design, art and transportation – all in miniature!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

32 Wilson Road North
Oshawa, Ontario
http://pineridgemodelrailroaders.club

Architecture

Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

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

Port Stanley Terminal Rail Doors Open St. Thomas

Port Stanley Terminal Rail

The Port Stanley Terminal Rail is an operating tourist railway that runs on the restored London and Port Stanley (L&PS) Railway line to St. Thomas. The headquarters is located in the village of Port Stanley on Lake Erie. For Doors Open St. Thomas 2018, enjoy a train ride from the L&PS Railway Station to the Elgin County Museum.

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  • Washrooms

Contact info

605 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-782-3730
www.pstr.on.ca

Architecture

Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

Port Theatre, The Doors Open Cornwall

New

Port Theatre, The

One of Cornwall's iconic landmarks, The Port Theatre has been an institution of entertainment for residents and visitors for over 75 years. Join them for a guided tour of this historical landmark building at 10 a.m., followed by a screening of a 40-minute documentary showcasing the building’s history from its origins as The Roxy in 1941 to the present.

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Contact info

132 Montreal Road
Cornwall, Ontario
Telephone: 613-933-4547

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
one tour only, beginning at 10 a.m. (please arrive 10 minutes early)

Portraits by Goguen Doors Open Oshawa

Portraits by Goguen

An excellent example of adaptive reuse, this delightful Second Empire house was built as a residence around 1900 and now serves as an artist’s studio and gallery. Many of the home’s original features have been restored, and the property includes a secret garden.

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

Contact info

191 Centre Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-435-0976

Architecture

Year built: c. 1900
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Priests Mill Arts Centre Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Priests Mill Arts Centre

This gristmill, built in1848 as the centre of commerce in Glengarry, currently houses the Priests Mill Arts Centre (PMAC). PMAC provides exhibition space as well as support and promotion for visual, literary and performing arts by regional artists. It is also a centre of glass art excellence that offers glass learning experiences.

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

Contact info

16 Mill Square
Alexandria, Ontario
Telephone: 613-703-9430
www.facebook.com/PriestsMillArtsCentre

Architecture

Architect: Father Alexander MacDone