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

1855 Whitby Doors Open Whitby

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1855 Whitby

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1873
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

91.9 BOB FM Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

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91.9 BOB FM

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

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  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

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

Architecture

Architectural style: Queen Anne revival
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

92.3 The Dock Doors Open Owen Sound

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92.3 The Dock

Unlock the mystery of radio with an opportunity to go on a guided tour of 92.3 The Dock. During Doors Open, you will have a chance to see how the magic of radio happens. You will also learn why radio stations play what they play, and maybe even meet one of your favourite radio personalities along the way.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Communication

Contact info

787 9th Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-470-7626, ext. 407
Email: kathleen.scott@bellmedia.ca
www.iheartradio.ca/92-3-the-dock

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Aaniin Community Centre & Library Doors Open Markham

Aaniin Community Centre & Library

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

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

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Aberdeen House Doors Open Guelph

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Aberdeen House

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

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

17 Aberdeen Street
Guelph, Ontario

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Administration Building and Environmental Laboratory Doors Open Hamilton

Administration Building and Environmental Laboratory

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

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  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Agnew's General Store Doors Open Highlands East

Agnew's General Store

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

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

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Alex Paton's Telegraphy School at the Academy Theatre

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

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Communication

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Algoma Orchards Store and Processing Plant Doors Open Clarington

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Algoma Orchards Store and Processing Plant

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Algoma Orchards Tour Doors Open Clarington

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Algoma Orchards Tour

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Algonquin College's DARE District Doors Open Ottawa

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Algonquin College's DARE District

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

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

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

All Saints' Anglican Church Doors Open Peterborough

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All Saints' Anglican Church

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

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Ancaster Old Township Hall Doors Open Hamilton

Ancaster Old Township Hall

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

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Angelstone International Show Jumping Tournaments Doors Open Erin

Angelstone International Show Jumping Tournaments

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 2011
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI) Doors Open Burlington

Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI)

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Art Walks Doors Open Guelph

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Art Walks

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

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Contact info

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

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

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

Artech Glassblowing Studios (Tory Hill United Church)

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

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth Doors Open Northumberland County

Arts and Heritage Centre of Warkworth

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Ashbridge Estate, The Doors Open Toronto

Ashbridge Estate, The

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Auchmar Manor House Doors Open Hamilton

Auchmar Manor House

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Aultsville Theatre Doors Open Cornwall and SDG Counties

Aultsville Theatre

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1976
Building type: Attraction, Theatre

Dates/hours open

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

Aultsville Train Station Doors Open Cornwall and SDG Counties

Aultsville Train Station

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Aurora Farmers' Market and Artisan Fair Doors Open Aurora

Aurora Farmers' Market and Artisan Fair

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Food and drink
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

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

Aurora Public Library Doors Open Aurora

Aurora Public Library

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Backus-Page House Museum Doors Open Dutton Dunwich

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Backus-Page House Museum

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Baines Machine and Repair Works Doors Open Lambton County

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Baines Machine and Repair Works

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

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1914
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Banting Homestead Heritage Park Doors Open Simcoe County

Banting Homestead Heritage Park

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Barber - Carving & Sculpture Inc. Doors Open Ottawa

Barber - Carving & Sculpture Inc.

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Barnum House Doors Open Northumberland County

Barnum House

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

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

Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects, Mercury Court

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1923
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site Doors Open Hamilton

Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Be Well Centre Doors Open Peterborough

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Be Well Centre

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

Tell us your story about this site

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1898
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Healthcare facility, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Beattie's Distillers Doors Open Simcoe County

Beattie's Distillers

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

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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, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Beckta Dining & Wine Bar Doors Open Ottawa

Beckta Dining & Wine Bar

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Belleville City Hall Doors Open Belleville

Belleville City Hall

Built in 1872-73 by architect John D. Evans (the builder was John Forin) as Belleville’s market building and town hall, this attractive structure – with its tall clock tower – has dominated the downtown landscape for 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 new space.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

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

Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Belleville Shrine Club Doors Open Belleville

Belleville Shrine Club

The Shriners, 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.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1880

Dates/hours open

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

Bench Brewing (formerly Maple Grove School) Doors Open Lincoln

Bench Brewing (formerly Maple Grove School)

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

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Food vendors
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Bennett Hall Doors Open Lincoln

Bennett Hall

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

Tell us your story about this site

  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1947

Dates/hours open

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

Benrise Farms Doors Open Clarington

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Benrise Farms

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

4666 Mearns Avenue North
Bowmanville, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Bethune-Thompson House Doors Open Cornwall and SDG Counties

Bethune-Thompson House

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1784

Dates/hours open

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

Billings Estate Artefact Collection Storage Doors Open Ottawa

Billings Estate Artefact Collection Storage

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Billings Estate National Historic Site Doors Open Ottawa

Billings Estate National Historic Site

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Billy Bishop Home & Museum Doors Open Owen Sound

Billy Bishop Home & Museum

The Billy Bishop Home & Museum remains an Owen Sound landmark. Boyhood home of the First World War Flying Ace, the museum invites you to explore the Bishop family, and to honour the contributions of service men and women, past and present. Dedicated as a museum in 1987, this site became a National Historic Site in 2002.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

948 3rd Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-371-0031
Email: info@billybishop.org
www.billybishop.org

Architecture

Year built: 1884
Architectural style: Gothic revival, Queen Anne, Victorian
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Black's Distillery Doors Open Peterborough

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Black's Distillery

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Blewett Printing Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

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Blewett Printing

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Brambleberry Farm Doors Open Quinte West

Brambleberry Farm

Come and take a wagon tour of this 14-hectare (35-acre) pick-your-own berry farm nestled in the beautiful Murray Hills. Learn about modern techniques as well as the many challenges of berry production. Growing quality fruit since 1981, Brambleberry Farm is open to the public for fresh fruit from mid-June to September and year-round for frozen berries.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

9 Mitchell Road
Wooler, Ontario
Telephone: 613-398-8350
Email: berryfarm@hotmail.com
http://brambleberryfarm.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brickhouse Brewpub Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

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Brickhouse Brewpub

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

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1905
Building type: Food and drink, Healthcare facility

Dates/hours open

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

Brighton Public Library Doors Open Northumberland County

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Brighton Public Library

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1982
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

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

Britannia Yacht Club Doors Open Ottawa

Britannia Yacht Club

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1887
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Brook McIlroy Doors Open Toronto

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Brook McIlroy

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

Tell us your story about this site

  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Brooklin Heritage Walking Tour Doors Open Whitby

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Brooklin Heritage Walking Tour

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Budget Demolition/BD Salvage & Deconstruction Doors Open Hamilton

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Budget Demolition/BD Salvage & Deconstruction

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - Burlington Radio Control Modelers Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Burlington Radio Control Modelers

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - Freeman Station Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Freeman Station

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1285 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
www.freemanstation.ca

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

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

Burlington - Halton Mosque and Halton Islamic Association

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

4310 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-334-9943
www.masjidhalton.com

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - Joseph Brant Museum Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Joseph Brant Museum

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - Burlington Radio Control Modelers Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Burlington Radio Control Modelers

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

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

BX Tower Doors Open St. Thomas

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

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1917
Building type: Attraction, Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

BYTOWN MUSEUM: Commissariat Building Doors Open Ottawa

BYTOWN MUSEUM: Commissariat Building

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1827
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Cable 14 - TV Hamilton Ltd. Doors Open Hamilton

Cable 14 - TV Hamilton Ltd.

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Centre Doors Open Northumberland County

Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Centre

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Canada Council Art Bank Doors Open Ottawa

Canada Council Art Bank

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

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

Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Canadian Conservation Institute Doors Open Ottawa

Canadian Conservation Institute

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

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

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind National Training Centre

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1988
Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

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

Canadian Mar Thoma Church, Toronto Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Canadian Mar Thoma Church, Toronto

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 2017
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Canadian Space Services Ltd. Doors Open Ottawa

Canadian Space Services Ltd.

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1960
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Canadian Victory Garden Doors Open Oshawa

Canadian Victory Garden

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Food and drink
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Canmet Bells Corners Research Complex Doors Open Ottawa

Canmet Bells Corners Research Complex

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Canning Factory Doors Open Northumberland County

Canning Factory

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

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

130 Canning Factory Road
Grafton, Ontario

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

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

Cardiff Community Centre (Village of Cardiff History)

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Doors Open Carleton Place

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Carleton Place Town Hall Doors Open Carleton Place

Carleton Place Town Hall

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Cathedral of Saint Peter-in-Chains Doors Open Peterborough

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Cathedral of Saint Peter-in-Chains

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

CBC Hamilton Doors Open Hamilton

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CBC Hamilton

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Central School Manor Doors Open St. Marys

Central School Manor

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Century Church Theatre Doors Open Erin

Century Church Theatre

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Ceresmore Farms Limited Doors Open Clarington

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Ceresmore Farms Limited

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

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

Contact info

3059 Highway 2
Bowmanville, Ontario

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Château la Motte Guest House Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

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Château la Motte Guest House

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

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

Contact info

210 Vansittart Avenue
Woodstock, Ontario
www.chateaulamotte.ca

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Doors Open Peterborough

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Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

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

Contact info

463 Highland Road
Peterborough, Ontario
www.christlutheranpeterborough.com

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Christ's Church Cathedral Doors Open Hamilton

Christ's Church Cathedral

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Church of Our Saviour The Redeemer, The Doors Open Hamilton

Church of Our Saviour The Redeemer, The

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Church of the Ascension Doors Open Hamilton

Church of the Ascension

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Church Street School Doors Open Aurora

Church Street School

The Church Street School is considered one of the best examples of a high Victorian-designed public school in all of Ontario; it was attended by Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. Today, it is home to the Aurora Cultural Centre – who have developed the On This Spot Aurora app to help you explore the school’s and town’s history.

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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
Building type: Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

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

Church-Key Brewing Company Doors Open Northumberland County

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Church-Key Brewing Company

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County Doors Open Belleville

Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County

The Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County 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 21, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Community Waterfront Heritage Centre Doors Open Owen Sound

Community Waterfront Heritage Centre

In 1931, the Canadian National Railway built this station, which had a separate waiting room for women and children, to replace the original Grand Trunk station. Passenger service ended in 1970. Today, the station is a landmark and tourism hub, housing the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre. This site will be the Doors Open Headquarters and will provide guided tours.

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

Contact info

1155 1st Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-371-3333
Email: info@waterfrontheritage.ca
http://marineandrail.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1931
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum, Transportation
Landscape: Trail

Dates/hours open

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

CoMotion on King Doors Open Hamilton

CoMotion on King

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

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Communication

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Concession 2E Railway Bridge Doors Open Simcoe County

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Concession 2E Railway Bridge

This bridge is one of the few heritage structures left from the North Simcoe Railway (established in 1878) in the Township of Tiny. It became a vital part along the line that ran from Colwell to Penetanguishene, which encompassed much of the length of the township. The bridge remains an important (and rare) link to the township’s railroad era.

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Contact info

Concession 2E
Tiny, Ontario
Telephone: 705-526-4204
Email: pzimmerman@tiny.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1878
Building type: Transportation
Landscape: Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Congregation Machzikei Hadas Doors Open Ottawa

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Congregation Machzikei Hadas

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1973
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Corby Park Rose Garden Doors Open Belleville

Corby Park Rose Garden

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

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Contact info

210 Ann Street
Belleville, Ontario

Architecture

Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Corey Room at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital Doors Open Lambton County

Corey Room at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital

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

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1866
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Healthcare facility, Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Cotton Factory, The Doors Open Hamilton

Cotton Factory, The

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

County of Grey Administration Building Doors Open Owen Sound

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County of Grey Administration Building

In 2016, Grey County Council approved an addition and renovation to the administration building in order to bring more services together under one roof, making it easier to receive services in a community hub that is fully accessible. As part of the project, the Provincial Offences Court was moved here. The official ribbon cutting was held in September 2018.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

595 9th Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-372-0219, ext. 1292

Architecture

Architectural style: International
Building type: Courthouse

Dates/hours open

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

Cowan House Doors Open Oshawa

Cowan House

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

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Cranberry Marsh (Lynde Shores Conservation Area) Doors Open Whitby

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Cranberry Marsh (Lynde Shores Conservation Area)

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Crinan Community Centre Doors Open Dutton Dunwich

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Crinan Community Centre

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

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  • Washrooms

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum Doors Open Ottawa

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Dahlia May Flower Farm Doors Open Quinte West

Dahlia May Flower Farm

The Dahlia May Flower Farm is a small, family-run farm that specializes in cut flowers. With an 1885 Victorian farmhouse, a charming farm stand, an 18-metre (60-foot) greenhouse full of flowers and a rolling field of blooms during the summer, this property offers spectacular visual appeal. Enjoy this opportunity to connect directly with the growers who produce these gorgeous crops.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1226 Stockdale Road
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-403-5055
Email: melanie@dahliamayflowerfarm.com
www.dahliamayflowerfarm.com

Architecture

Year built: 1885
Building type: Commercial
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

David Dunlap Observatory Doors Open Richmond Hill

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David Dunlap Observatory

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Devonshire Guest House Doors Open Erin

Devonshire Guest House

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

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Dickinson House Doors Open Ottawa

Dickinson House

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum Doors Open Ottawa

Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

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

Dinkel’s Restaurant and Paulo's Italian Trattoria

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

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Diyode Community Workshop Doors Open Guelph

Diyode Community Workshop

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

183 Dufferin Street
Guelph, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Dortwood Observatory Doors Open Northumberland County

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Dortwood Observatory

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Downtown Hamilton Walking Tours Doors Open Hamilton

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Downtown Hamilton Walking Tours

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Downtown Walking Tour Doors Open Peterborough

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Downtown Walking Tour

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Duff Presbyterian Church, Largie Doors Open Dutton Dunwich

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Duff Presbyterian Church, Largie

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

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  • Washrooms

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Dundas Museum & Archives Doors Open Hamilton

Dundas Museum & Archives

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Dundas Wastewater Treatment Plant Doors Open Hamilton

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Dundas Wastewater Treatment Plant

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

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1919

Dates/hours open

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

Dundurn National Historic Site - Dundurn Castle Doors Open Hamilton

Dundurn National Historic Site - Dundurn Castle

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Durham Regional Consolidated Courthouse Doors Open Oshawa

Durham Regional Consolidated Courthouse

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 2010
Building type: Courthouse

Dates/hours open

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

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

Earnscliffe, Official Residence of the British High Commissioner

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

East City Walking Tour Doors Open Peterborough

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East City Walking Tour

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Eddie Sargent House Doors Open Owen Sound

Eddie Sargent House

The Eddie Sargent House is an elegant and well-preserved Victorian home. The property was the former home of Eddie and Roma Sargent. Eddie was the Mayor of Owen Sound and the Member of Provincial Parliament representing Grey-North from 1963 to 1967, and Grey-Bruce from 1967 to 1987. The home occupies a prominent location on the west hill overlooking Georgian Bay.

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  • Parking

Contact info

2545 5th Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-3690, ext. 6114

Architecture

Year built: 1881
Architectural style: Gothic revival, Italianate, Victorian
Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Educational Archives and Heritage Centre Doors Open Hamilton

Educational Archives and Heritage Centre

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Ekort Realty Ltd. and Mortgage Architects Doors Open Belleville

Ekort Realty Ltd. and Mortgage Architects

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

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

Elgin County Museum Doors Open St. Thomas

Elgin County Museum

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Elgin County Railway Museum Doors Open St. Thomas

Elgin County Railway Museum

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Embassy of Algeria (Fleck-Paterson House) Doors Open Ottawa

Embassy of Algeria (Fleck-Paterson House)

This house was built in 1901 by J.R. Booth for his daughter, Gertrude Fleck. The house remained her private residence until her death in 1940. It was then purchased by Senator Norman Paterson, who lived in it until his death in 1983. The house was bought by the Algerian Embassy in 2002 and is now used as a chancery.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • French services available

Contact info

500 Wilbrod Street
Ottawa, Ontario
www.ambalgott.com

Architecture

Year built: 1901
Architect: John W.H. Watts
Architectural style: Queen Anne revival
Building type: Historical house, Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Embassy of the Czech Republic Doors Open Ottawa

Embassy of the Czech Republic

The construction of this building dates back to 1879 and is typical of late-Victorian vernacular architecture in North America. In 1957, it became the headquarters for the Liberal Federation. The University Club bought it in 1970. Starting in 2000, it became the Czech Embassy. In 2006, portions of the embassy were carefully renovated. Guided tours on the ground floor only.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

251 Cooper Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-562-3875
www.mzv.cz/ottawa

Architecture

Year built: 1879
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Embassy of the Republic of Croatia Doors Open Ottawa

Embassy of the Republic of Croatia

Known as Toller House, this building was designed by Henry Horsey and J. Sheard in the domestic Gothic revival style. Many dignitaries lived here, including Frederic Toller, Auditor General of the Dominion’s Currency in the 1880s. In 1999, it opened as the Embassy of Croatia following an award-winning restoration. Guided tours will be offered for the ground level only.

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  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

229 Chapel Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-562-7820
http://ca.mvep.hr/en

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Architect: Henry Horsey and J. Sheard
Architectural style: Gothic revival

Dates/hours open

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

Emmanuel Anglican Church Doors Open Richmond Hill

Emmanuel Anglican Church

Step into this little church with the big heart! The cedar-lined interiors of the Emmanuel Anglican Church provide a warm and lovely space for worship. The building and furnishings were relocated to this site from Hanlan’s Point on the Toronto Islands. The Our Life in Christ tapestry by Karen Pascal is featured behind the altar.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

15 MacKay Drive
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 905-881-8198
www.emmanuelanglican.com

Architecture

Year built: 1964-65
Architect: N.L. Irwin of Hanks, Irwin and Pearson
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Doors Open Toronto

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Built in 1848, this charming one-room schoolhouse is one of the oldest in Toronto. Established by Enoch Turner, a wealthy local brewer, it was the city’s first free school. Today, this historical schoolhouse is owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust and operated as a provincially significant heritage site, public museum, and conference and special events venue.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

106 Trinity Street
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-327-6997
www.heritagetrust.on.ca/etsh

Architecture

Year built: 1848
Building type: Museum, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 25, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Erland Lee (Museum) Home Doors Open Hamilton

Erland Lee (Museum) Home

The Erland Lee Museum is a beautiful Gothic revival home perched atop the Niagara Escarpment. The home was constructed in phases between 1808 and 1873 and was home to six generations of the Lee family. Erland Lee and his wife Janet are historically significant as co-founders of the first Women’s Institute in the world in 1897.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

552 Ridge Road
Stoney Creek, Ontario
Telephone: 905-662-2691
http://fwio.on.ca/erland

Architecture

Year built: 1808; 1860 (addition); 1873 renovations and carriage house addition
Architect: John Lee (1808); Abram Lee (1860 and 1873)
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Historical house, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Essonville Historic Church Doors Open Highlands East

Essonville Historic Church

This church was built in 1888 as an Anglican church, using pine trees located on its site. The leaded-glass windows and bell were brought from England. The church was decommissioned in the late 1960s, but restored by members of the community as a non-denominational church. It offers services twice a year, in August and December.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1284 Essonville Line, about 1 km northeast of Highway 118
Essonville, Ontario
http://essonvillechurch.org

Architecture

Year built: 1888
Building type: Historical landmark, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Fairbank Oil Fields Doors Open Lambton County

Fairbank Oil Fields

There’s plenty to see at this site, where oil is still pumped using authentic 1860s technology. At the museum across the road, hop on the free horse-drawn wagon for a unique tour into Fairbank Oil or, take the Driving Tour to see the metal sculptures of oil pioneers at work. Don’t miss the site of Canada’s first gusher (in 1862)!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

Board the horse and wagon tour at 2423 Kelly Road (Oil Museum of Canada)
Oil Springs, Ontario
www.fairbankoil.com

Architecture

Year built: 1861

Dates/hours open

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

Fairfields Heritage House Doors Open Ottawa

Fairfields Heritage House

Fairfields Heritage House, a 19th-century Gothic-revival farmhouse, was the first heritage property designated by the former municipality of Nepean. Five generations of the Bell family lived in this home, and it was from here that they became successful in their farming, law and political endeavours. Photography is permitted. Guided tours will be available.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

3080 Richmond Road
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-726-2652
https://ottawa.ca/fairfields

Architecture

Year built: 1800s
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Historical house, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Federal Building Doors Open Simcoe County

Federal Building

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

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum Doors Open Hamilton

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Fieldcote was built as a private home. Today, it serves as a cultural heritage centre with emphasis on Ancaster’s local history, the promotion of fine arts and the celebration of natural heritage through beautiful landscaped gardens and walking trails. Discover the stories attached to 31 objects that showcase what makes Ancaster memorable while exploring the exhibit, Stories from the Edge.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

64 Sulphur Springs Road
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-648-8144
Email: fieldcote@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/fieldcote

Architecture

Year built: 1948
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Garden, Park, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

First Baptist Church Doors Open St. Marys

First Baptist Church

Visitors to this lovely building, on the corner of “church” street, will be impressed by the vaulted ceilings, beautiful hewn beams and stained-glass windows – unusual in a Baptist church. The cornerstone of the current building was laid on June 26, 1902; the first service was held on December 21 that year.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

34 Church Street South
St. Marys, Ontario
Telephone: 519-284-1758
www.firstbaptiststmarys.com

Architecture

Year built: 1902
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

First Nations House Doors Open Toronto

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First Nations House

First Nations House has been serving the University of Toronto’s Indigenous community for over 25 years. It provides culturally relevant services to Indigenous students in support of academic success, personal growth and leadership development. Learn about the true history of Turtle Island, its colonization and our hopes for a future based on mutual respect and the sharing of resources.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

563 Spadina Avenue 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-978-0413
Email: jeffrey.ross@utoronto.ca
www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/fnh

Architecture

Year built: 1909
Architect: George Martell Miller
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

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

First United Church and Wiidosendiwag-Walking Together Tour Doors Open Owen Sound

First United Church and Wiidosendiwag-Walking Together Tour

The First United Church has a history dating back to 1842 in the Ojibway reserve of Newash. The current church building opened in 1955. This year, First United will be the starting point for the Wiidosendiwag-Walking Together Tour of the traditional territory of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation. Guided tours will be available throughout the day.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

435 21st Street West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-1736
Email: office@firstunited-os.com
www.firstunited-os.com

Architecture

Year built: 1955
Architectural style: International
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; book and bake sale (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.); guided tours at 10 and 11:30 a.m., and 1 and 2:30 p.m.

Fool's Paradise Doors Open Toronto

Fool's Paradise

Tour Doris McCarthy’s eccentric house, learn about the artist-in-residence program operating there, and meet artist Esmond Lee – who will lead an interactive sketching workshop from 12 to 3 p.m. daily. Visitors can explore the beautiful grounds, see spectacular views of the Scarborough Bluffs, and take a picture with the “SCARBOROUGH” sign, a public art installation presented by Scarborough Arts.

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

Contact info

1 Meadowcliffe Drive
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-325-5000
www.heritagetrust.on.ca/dmair

Architecture

Year built: 1940
Architect: Forest Tefler/Doris McCarthy
Architectural style: Modernism
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Former United States Consulate Doors Open Owen Sound

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Former United States Consulate

Built in 1890 for a local hardware merchant, this house was rented in 1908-09 as the home and office of the United States Consul Colonel Augustus G. Seyfert, evidence of Owen Sound's importance in American shipping. Designated under the Ontario Heritage Act in 2010, the property is now the private residence of Shelley and Bev Buckton.

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

932 3rd Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1890
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Historical house, Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Fort York National Historic Site Doors Open Toronto

Fort York National Historic Site
The settlement of modern Toronto began in 1793 when John Graves Simcoe built a garrison on the site of what is now Fort York. Visitors during Doors Open will experience special military architecture tours, tours of the barracks and fortifications and a wide range of exhibits telling the story of Fort York's and Canada's military past. (Photo: Tatyana Karlen)

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-392-7755
Email: richard.haynes@toronto.ca
www.toronto.ca/fortyork

Architecture

Year built: 1813-16
Architect: Nicholls
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Attraction, Cemetery, Historical landmark, Military
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

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

Freeman Station Doors Open Burlington

Freeman Station

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

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

Contact info

1285 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
www.freemanstation.ca

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

French Embassy in Canada Doors Open Ottawa

French Embassy in Canada

This art deco building features a replica of the Vimy Memorial, tapestries, bronze decorations, a mural and wall engravings. For the first time, the Salon de l’honorable George W. Vari (formerly the Birch Bark Room) will be open to the public. No strollers, backpacks or metal objects. Photography limited. Pre-registration is required (May 23 to June 1). Limited passes available.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

42 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
https://ca.ambafrance.org

Architecture

Year built: 1930s
Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday only: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from Noon to 1 p.m.; last admission at 5 p.m.)

Furlan Conservation Doors Open Hamilton

Furlan Conservation

Furlan Conservation is a heritage conservation business located in an intact, early-20th-century commercial streetscape, housing small businesses created for newcomers attracted to the east-end steel mills. Take a guided tour of the studio and workshop to learn about the conservation of heritage windows, architectural paint analysis and reproduction of heritage elements.

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  • Parking
  • French services available
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

765-769 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-383-3704
Email: furlanconservation@gmail.com
www.furlanconservation.wordpress.com

Architecture

Year built: c. 1911; 1950, façade renovation
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Galt Carnegie Library Building Doors Open Waterloo Region

Galt Carnegie Library Building

Its monumental, ornate stone beaux arts portico with Ionic columns and other fine sculptural work makes this the grandest of Waterloo Region’s surviving Carnegie library buildings. The building owners have retained many original interior elements. Inside, find intricate ceiling plasterwork, pillars and pilasters, restored wood trim and broad staircase, and both stained and leaded glass.

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  • Washrooms

Contact info

34 Water Street North
Cambridge, Ontario
www.pcisred.com

Architecture

Year built: 1903
Architect: F.W. Mellish
Architectural style: Beaux arts, Classical revival
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

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

Gibson Century Home Doors Open Clarington

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Gibson Century Home

The Gibson family built this house in 1834 and furnished it with pieces brought from northern England (some originals are still in use today). The back half of the house was replaced in 1953 and a wraparound veranda in 2014. The family – in its seventh generation of farming – has been growing apples here since the late 1890s.

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

Contact info

3238 Concession Road 3
Newcastle, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1834
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Gibson School Lofts Doors Open Hamilton

Gibson School Lofts

The former Gibson School – named in 1914 for Ontario’s 10th Lieutenant Governor, Sir John Morison Gibson – evolved from a one-room schoolhouse in 1854 on this site, S.S. No. 7, Barton Township. Tour the former school and see how it is being transformed into the Gibson School Lofts with residential loft rentals, retail and live/work units (opening in late 2019).

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

601 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 289-389-1377
Email: info@gibsonlofts.com
http://stinsonproperties.com/project/gibson-school-lofts-2

Architecture

Year built: 1910 (8 rooms); 1914 (12-room addition)
Architect: Stewart and Witton (Walter Wilson Stewart)
Building type: Historical landmark, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

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

Ginger Press, The Doors Open Owen Sound

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Ginger Press, The

This bookshop, begun in 1978 as a mail-order business specializing in books about woodworking, moved into their current location in 1984. Since 1987, they have focused on books about Owen Sound and the surrounding area – including historical, contemporary, natural and cultural publications. It remains an exuberant centre where readers and writers alike gather to exchange ideas and connect over books.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Communication

Contact info

848 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-4233
Email: maryann@gingerpress.com
http://gingerpress.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Glanmore National Historic Site Doors Open Belleville

Glanmore National Historic Site

Glanmore is an excellent example of Second Empire architecture in Canada. The home was built in 1883 for banker J.P.C. Phillips. Interiors feature ornate frescoed ceilings, suspended staircases and intricate woodwork. Learn about the restoration of this historical house, climb part of the servant's staircase, and discover hidden secrets found during past restoration projects.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

257 Bridge Street East
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-962-2329
http://glanmore.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1883
Architect: Thomas Hanley
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

GO Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility Doors Open Whitby

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GO Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility

GO Transit’s new 46,451-square-metre (500,000-square-foot) state-of-the-art facility – built to LEED Gold certification standards – provides the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with fast, convenient and integrated transit. Stop by this site during Doors Open and see what goes into keeping GO trains in shape, and see how they get that perfect shade of green in the Paint Shop.

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

Contact info

625 Victoria Street East
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-668-5803
Email: events@whitby.ca
www.whitby.ca/en/residents/doorsopenwhitby.asp

Architecture

Year built: 2018
Architect: Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Building type: Commercial, Green building, Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

Golden Rail Pub, Legion Village Doors Open Northumberland County

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Golden Rail Pub, Legion Village

The Golden Rail Pub at Branch 133, Legion Village features a historical mural of 59 Cobourg buildings, people, groups and landmarks. During Doors Open, you will have an opportunity to meet the artist, Allan Bender of Blinc Studios, who will be on site to discuss the process and significance of his work.

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

Contact info

111 Hibernia Street
Cobourg, Ontario
Telephone: 905-372-8705

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Gooderham Pioneer Cemetery Doors Open Highlands East

Gooderham Pioneer Cemetery

The Gooderham Pioneer Cemetery contains graves of some of the first settlers in the community, in the area once known as Canada West. The earliest recorded burial is that of George Ridout, in 1880. Although the cemetery was closed to further burials in 1905, as a gesture of respect, Alice (Dixon) Hunter was allowed to be buried there in 1929.

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

Contact info

1032 Gooderham Street
Gooderham, Ontario
Telephone: 705-448-2981

Architecture

Year built: 1880 (first burial)
Building type: Cemetery

Dates/hours open

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

Gow's Bridge Doors Open Guelph

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Gow's Bridge

This 1897 stone bridge is one of only 10 stone bridges remaining in Ontario. Peter Gow built the first bridge here to bypass the toll gate at Gordon Street. During Doors Open, Guelph theatre artist Jay Wilson will tell stories of the bridge, the Brooklyn area and some of the local scandals. Check the schedule for performance times. (Photo: Leanne Piper)

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

105 Water Street
Guelph, Ontario
Email: administration@guelpharts.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1897
Architect: Peter Gow
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Transportation
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 27, 2019
Saturday: performances run between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; last performance at approx. 3 p.m.

Grand Maple Event Centre Doors Open Northumberland County

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Grand Maple Event Centre

In 2018, the former St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church was fully renovated to become an event centre. Erected in 1858, fire destroyed the church in 1897; it was rebuilt the following year. A recent example of adaptive reuse, this building is now fully accessible with all facilities upgraded. Its present décor respects the charm of the past with contemporary style.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access

Contact info

19 Albert Street East
Hastings, Ontario
Telephone: 705-632-6709
www.facebook.com/pages/category/Performance---Event-Venue/Grand-Maple-377155406399783

Architecture

Year built: 1858
Architectural style: Classical revival
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Grand Trunk Trestle Doors Open St. Marys

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Grand Trunk Trestle

Built as a Grand Trunk Railway viaduct over the Thames River, this trestle was used by trains until 1989. In the mid-1990s, the Town of St. Marys purchased it and created a volunteer committee to convert it into the Grand Trunk Trail, an integral part of the local trail system. In 1999, the Grand Trunk Trestle officially opened to pedestrians.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

Park at the top of Wellington Street North
St. Marys, Ontario
Telephone: 519-284-3556
Email: museum@town.stmarys.on.ca
www.townofstmarys.com/en/discover-our-town/20-on-the-trestle-.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1858
Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Green Venture's Ecohouse/Glen Manor Estate Doors Open Hamilton

Green Venture's Ecohouse/Glen Manor Estate

Green Venture is the City of Hamilton’s lead agency to promote sustainable living ideas. During Doors Open, the Ecohouse will offer a variety of demonstrations inside the converted 1850s house and the surrounding gardens. Follow the posters and displays to learn more about the environmental and heritage elements of the Glen Manor property. A seedling sale will also be held.

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

Contact info

22 Veevers Drive (near Greenhill Avenue and Quigley Road)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-540-8787
Email: contact@greenventure.ca
www.greenventure.ca

Architecture

Year built: c.1851; expanded and renovated 1968; adaptive reuse 2003
Architect: James Dean; Nicolson Design Services (1968); Zebroski and Associates Inc. (2003)
Building type: Educational facility, Green building

Dates/hours open

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

Greenbriar Doors Open Guelph

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Greenbriar

Built circa 1865, this neoclassical vernacular house on a lot with heritage trees is a treasure trove of antiques and art. The house features original woodwork and glass, art by local artists and many unique collections. No photography permitted. (Photo: Katie Wilde)

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

92 Speedvale Avenue West
Guelph, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1865-70
Architectural style: Gothic revival, Neoclassical, Vernacular
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Griffin House National Historic Site Doors Open Hamilton

Griffin House National Historic Site

Explore this early-19th-century farm cabin that displays the simple architecture once so common in Upper Canada. Enerals Griffin, an African-American born in Virginia in 1790, journeyed to southern Ontario and established his family farm in the Dundas Valley. Exhibit panels celebrate both the Griffin family and local Black heritage. Paid parking available at the nearby Hermitage. Limited accessible-only parking onsite.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

733 Mineral Springs Road
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-648-8144
Email: griffinhouse@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/griffin

Architecture

Year built: 1829
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation Bicycle Tour Doors Open Guelph

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Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation Bicycle Tour

Join the Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation as it conducts guided bicycle tours of the Spring Mill Distillery, Greenbriar, The Victory School and Aberdeen House – all participating sites in this year’s Doors Open Guelph event. Spaces are limited. Register at info@gcat.ca.

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at 43 Arthur Street South (Springmill Distillery)
Guelph, Ontario

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 27, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halton Mosque and Halton Islamic Association Doors Open Burlington

Halton Mosque and Halton Islamic Association

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

4310 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-334-9943
www.masjidhalton.com

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Hamilton Aviary, The Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Aviary, The

The Hamilton Aviary was founded in 1927 and was originally located at Dundurn Castle until its 1996 relocation to the fieldhouse of the Royal Botanical Garden’s former teaching gardens. The Friends of the Aviary are the volunteer caretakers of the flock and will introduce you to Hamilton’s feathered citizens – each with their own personality, story and place in the city.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

85 Oak Knoll Drive (in Churchill Gardens)
Hamilton (Westdale), Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-4842
www.fortheloveofbirds.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1947; 1980 (greenhouse); 1996 (outdoor flight areas)
Architect: Hugh D. Robertson
Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Landscape, Park

Dates/hours open

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

Hamilton Children's Museum (Gage Homestead) Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Children's Museum (Gage Homestead)

Discover three interactive galleries – a ship for sailing, a dock for fishing, and a galley kitchen to feed your crew – and participate in an outdoor scavenger hunt for the whole family. Housed in an 1875 farmhouse in beautiful Gage Park, this museum was once home to the Gage family (early Hamilton settlers). Crafts will be available in the activity centre.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1072 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-4848
Email: childmus@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/museums

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton GO Centre (Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Museum - TH&B) Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton GO Centre (Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Museum - TH&B)

This GO Centre is a rare example of an art moderne public building with curved forms, polished metals and machined detailing throughout. Retired staff operate the railway museum on the centre’s mezzanine level and share first-hand experiences of Hamilton’s railway history. Interpretative panels highlight the architecture and reconstruction of this landmark downtown building.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

36 Hunter Street East (between James Street South and Hughson Street South)
Hamilton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1933; restoration, 1995
Architect: Fellheimer & Wagner, New York; restoration, Trevor Garwood-Jones
Architectural style: Art moderne
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum, Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

Hamilton Military Museum Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Military Museum

Housed in Battery Lodge, the Hamilton Military Museum tells the story of the people who lived in the area during the War of 1812. There is something here for everyone: view a film, dress up like a soldier, or play in the Discovery Gallery. While on site, visit the First World War exhibit located in the Coach House Gallery.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

610 York Blvd. (at Dundurn National Historic Site)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2872
Email: military@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/museums

Architecture

Year built: 1835-38
Architect: Robert Wetherall
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Hamilton Mountain Mosque Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Mountain Mosque

This mosque is one of the largest in southwestern Ontario. Tour the mosque and community centre. See the Islamic poster exhibition, the Qur'an in World Languages display, Islamic art and Arabic calligraphy, and Islamic daily prayers. Children's activities. Free gifts and refreshments for everyone. Interactive guided tours every half hour. Meet the Imam and members of Hamilton’s Muslim community.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1545 Stone Church Road East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-383-1526, ext. 2
Email: contactus@hamiltonmosque.com
www.hamiltonmosque.com

Architecture

Year built: 2012 addition
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology

Tour Hamilton’s first waterworks, discover the featured 3D exhibit, and take a ride on a scale-model train. This museum is the only complete, intact waterworks from the 19th century left in North America, and preserves the oldest surviving Canadian-built 70-ton stationary steam engines. The Italianate architecture features massive stonework, detailed quoin blocks, Romanesque windows and a 46-metre (150-foot) chimney.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

900 Woodward Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-4797
Email: steammuseum@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/steammuseum

Architecture

Year built: 1859
Architect: Thomas Coltrin Keefer
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Hamilton Police Museum (Tisdale House) Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Police Museum (Tisdale House)

Tisdale House is the oldest home in Ancaster. In the 1820s, the building was occupied by “Charcoal Burner” John O’Neil and housed two charcoal kilns. Later, the house became an undertaker’s parlour run by George Moore. The house has been fully retrofitted and is now home to the Ancaster Community Policing Centre and the Hamilton Police Museum.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

314 Wilson Street East
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-648-3632

Architecture

Year built: 1806
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Hamilton Port Operations Centre and Boat Storage Facility Doors Open Hamilton

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Hamilton Port Operations Centre and Boat Storage Facility

Discover the history of Hamilton’s harbour and learn about the exciting future developments at the Port of Hamilton! The main floor will feature historical artifacts, including a wooden boat made by Morris Boat Builders Enjoy the panoramic view of Hamilton’s industrial waterfront from the second floor and view a display featuring details of the $30-million Westport Modernization Project.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

210 Hillyard Street
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-525-3622
www.hamiltonport.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Architect: Atkinson Engineering
Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Museum Doors Open Belleville

Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Museum

This building, designed as a Class B facility for a single army unit, is based on the standard American armoury model, with offices on the main floor, lecture rooms and messes on the second, a janitor’s apartment on the third and firing ranges in the main hall. The museum, located on the main floor, has exhibits on local military history.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

187 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-966-2125
www.theregiment.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1908
Building type: Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

​Hatch Specialty Coffee Doors Open Markham

​Hatch Specialty Coffee

Those who appreciate quality coffee beans and care about how and where they are grown will appreciate Hatch Specialty Coffee. A coffee lab, roaster and brewer, they source many of their coffee beans by direct trade from coffee growers. The roasting style is strongly influenced by Scandinavian-style light roasts. Tours of the roaster and brewer will be offered, with tastings.

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  • Parking

Contact info

802B Cochrane Drive
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-474-3555
Email: info@hatchcrafted.com
www.hatchcrafted.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Heartwood Farm & Cidery Doors Open Erin

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Heartwood Farm & Cidery

Since 2005, Val and Brent have been running a small, diversified farm operation that invites people to explore the workings of an ecological farm. When they started making hard apple cider commercially two years ago, that exploration got even tastier. Enjoy some historical flavour at Heartwood Farm & Cidery – Erin's first "legal" adult beverage producer since the late 1800s.

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Contact info

5438 Second Line
Erin, Ontario
Telephone: 416-527-4352
Email: info@heartwoodfarm.ca
http://heartwoodfarm.ca

Architecture

Year built: late 1800s; cidery in 2017
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Food and drink
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Heintzman House Doors Open Markham

Heintzman House

Heintzman House is one of the oldest buildings in Markham. Originally built as an adobe brick cottage dating from the early 19th century, the house was enlarged by Colonel George Crookshank in 1817. Charles T. Heintzman, grandson of the founder of Toronto’s Heintzman Piano Company, purchased the property in the 1930s and transformed the house into its present, elegant form.

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

Contact info

135 Bay Thorn Drive
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-944-3800, ext. 6609
Email: info@heintzmanhouse.ca
www.heintzmanhouse.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1816
Architectural style: Regency
Building type: Historical landmark, Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Heritage Building and Ottawa City Hall Doors Open Ottawa

Heritage Building and Ottawa City Hall

Designed by R.W. Strickland and Kivas Tully, the Heritage Building features high Victorian design. Formerly the teachers’ college, it became Ottawa City Hall after municipal amalgamation. On Saturday only, enjoy coffee in the Mayor’s Office from 10 a.m. to noon.

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

Contact info

110 Laurier Avenue West (Elgin Street entrance)
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 311
https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall

Architecture

Architect: R.W. Strickland and Kivas Tully
Architectural style: Victorian

Dates/hours open

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

Heritage Hall Doors Open Guelph

Heritage Hall

Built in 1880, Heritage Hall building served as the British Methodist Episcopal Church. Constructed in Gothic revival style with local limestone, it offered a place of safety and community for Guelph’s Black community, including descendants of runaway slaves. In 2012, the building was purchased by the Guelph Black Heritage Society to create a cultural, historical and social centre. (Photo: Guelph Black Heritage Society)

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

83 Essex Street
Guelph, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1880
Architect: William Slater
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Historical landmark, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Hermitage Gatehouse Museum Doors Open Hamilton

Hermitage Gatehouse Museum
In 1853, the son of a Scottish baronet purchased this property and created one of the largest estates in Ancaster – with a stone mansion, outbuildings and this gatehouse, known as The Lodge, which housed his gardener and family. Only ruins remain of the manor house, destroyed by fire in 1934. The gatehouse has been retained and developed as a museum.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

621 Sulphur Springs Road (at the corner of Mineral Springs Road)
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-973-4005
http://conservationhamilton.ca/hermitage-gatehouse

Architecture

Year built: c. 1855
Architectural style: Ontario cottage
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

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

HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel Doors Open Ottawa

HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel

Located in the former Carleton County Gaol, the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel is steeped in history. Opened as a hostel in 1973, this building has become an international hub for backpackers and travellers to the nation’s capital for 45 years.

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

Contact info

75 Nicholas Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-235-2595
www.hihostels.ca/Ontario/1166/HI-Ottawa-Jail.hostel

Architecture

Year built: 1862
Building type: Commercial, Courthouse

Dates/hours open

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

Highland Manor Inn Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast Doors Open Owen Sound

Highland Manor Inn Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast

This impressive 697-square-metre (7,500-square-foot) manor – a fine example of high Victorian architecture – features a library, music room, cage elevator, Roman arches, 3.66-metre-high (12-foot) plaster ceilings, stained-glass windows and a grand staircase. From 1919 to 1940, the house served as a maternity hospital.

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

867 4th Avenue A West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-372-2699
Email: info@highlandmanor.ca
www.highlandmanor.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1875
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: Noon 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 17, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hillary House Barn Doors Open Aurora

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

Hillsburgh House by the Pond Doors Open Erin

Hillsburgh House by the Pond

Hillsburgh House is a charming century farmhouse in the beautiful town of Hillsburgh, featuring two guest rooms, lovely gardens and a peaceful view of Mill Pond. Popular guest activities include making s'mores by campfire, relaxing in the outdoor hot tub or enjoying refreshments on one of three patios. Come and join us for lemonade, iced tea and a special treat!

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

3 Station Street
Hillsburgh, Ontario
Telephone: 519-855-9487
www.bbcanada.com/hillsburghhousebythepond

Architecture

Year built: 1894
Architect: Awrey Brothers
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Hillsburgh Library Doors Open Erin

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Hillsburgh Library

Opened in June 2018, this new library sits on the shores of a mill pond that was once part of the Gooderham and Worts distillery empire. This branch is a stunning addition to the county library system. VG Architects successfully incorporated an 1892 rural home into a modern glass-and-brick addition that features expansive views of the pond.

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

Contact info

9 Station Street
Hillsburgh, Ontario
Telephone: 519-855-4010
Email: hillsburghlib@wellington.ca
www.wellington.ca/en/discover/aboutus_library.aspx

Architecture

Year built: Original home 1892; new library 2017-18
Architect: new library, VG Architects
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Library
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Hilton Hall Heritage Centre Doors Open Northumberland County

Hilton Hall Heritage Centre

The Hilton Hall Heritage Centre is a designated site in the village of Hilton. This lovely stone structure was built in 1860 as the Brighton Township meeting hall and currently operates as the local heritage centre. During Doors Open, Brighton Digital Archives and local historian Dan Buchanan will engage guests with local history displays and lively conversation.

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

Contact info

50 Chatten Road
Brighton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-439-8992
www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Hilton-Hall-Heritage-Centre-494493324009654

Architecture

Year built: 1860
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Hindu Temple Society of Canada, The (Hindu Temple Richmond Hill) Doors Open Richmond Hill

Hindu Temple Society of Canada, The (Hindu Temple Richmond Hill)

This Hindu temple, the largest in North America, was built and is operated under the Agama Sastra traditions. The temple was designed by Mr. V. Janakiramana Sthapathi, who hails from the same family of architects that built the famous Big Temple in Tanjavur in South India during the Chola period. Come and explore the fine artwork displayed throughout.

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

Contact info

10865 Bayview Avenue
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 905-883-9109
http://htrh.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1987-88
Architect: V. Janakiramana Sthapathi
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Historic SDG Jail Doors Open Cornwall and SDG Counties

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, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Historical Port Hope Wagon Ride Doors Open Northumberland County

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Historical Port Hope Wagon Ride

Travel the streets of historical Port Hope in a horse-drawn wagon for free – courtesy of the Municipality of Port Hope. Rides are available approximately every 10 to 15 minutes from the pickup location at Queenie’s Bake Shop, rain or shine, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The route will travel along Walton Street, Ontario Street, Thompson Drive and Mill Street.

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at 16 Walton Street
Port Hope, Ontario
Telephone: 705-932-5999
Email: lunnscommercialhorses@hotmail.com
www.facebook.com/Lunns-Horse-and-Carriage-Services-160604707475108

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Sunday June 2, 2019
Sunday only: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Historical self-guided walking tour - Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Historical self-guided walking tour - Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site

A village was founded on this site in the 16th century by the Huron-Wendat – a nation of agriculturalists and fisher-hunter-gatherers – prior to the arrival of Europeans. Enhance your self-guided tour with a stop at the touch-and-see display station, where you can chat with museum staff and volunteers and view a variety of fascinating images and objects related to the site.

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

Contact info

Park at 99 Reeves Way Blvd.; proceed to the beginning of the path
Stouffville, Ontario

Architecture

Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

HMCS Star Doors Open Hamilton

HMCS Star

Come and discover Canada’s naval past, present and future. The HMCS Star, home to Hamilton’s naval reserves, also houses a unique collection of historical naval artifacts. You are also invited to the mess on the afternoon of May 5 for a military reception honouring The Battle of the Atlantic (ceremony in Burlington). The HMCS Haida is permanently moored alongside.

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

Contact info

650 Catharine Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-972-4000, ext. 6753
www.facebook.com/HMCSNCSMStar

Architecture

Year built: 1996
Architect: Griffiths Rankin Cook, Ottawa (design/build); Shoalts and Zaback, Kingston (consulting)
Building type: Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church Doors Open St. Marys

Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church

This beautiful church, built from St. Marys limestone in 1893, replaced a much smaller stone church on the same spacious grounds. Its magnificent 21-metre (69-foot) central tower is topped by an 18-metre (61-foot) steeple. The parish recently completed an ambitious project to restore the tile roofing.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access

Contact info

149 King Street North
St. Marys, Ontario
Telephone: 519-284-2593
http://wp.dol.ca/webportal/parish/web/view_parish/Holy_Name_of_Mary_Parish__336_/1/32

Architecture

Year built: 1893
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Holy Theotokos Convent - Joyous Light Candles Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Holy Theotokos Convent - Joyous Light Candles

This Greek Orthodox convent is located on eight hectares (20 acres) of rolling hills, forests and two natural ponds. The convent currently produces 100 per cent pure beeswax candles. Tour the convent, walk the grounds, visit the candle-making factory and participate in hands-on candle making. Also available will be a gift shop and bake sale, featuring Greek pastries.

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

Contact info

4369 Faulkner Avenue
Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-473-9009
www.joyouslightcandles.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Honda of Canada Mfg. Doors Open Simcoe County

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Honda of Canada Mfg.

Discover the joy of creating with a behind-the-scenes tour of Honda of Canada Mfg. Growth, innovation and stability are the hallmarks of their operation, which has expanded to three facilities on almost 364 hectares (900 acres). Manufacturers of the award-winning Civic and CR-V, powered by Honda engines, their products are continually evolving to meet customer needs.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1986
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Honey For You Farm Doors Open Northumberland County

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Honey For You Farm

Visit the Skoda family at the Honey For You Farm. The Skodas came to Canada from eastern Ukraine in 2002 and settled at Codrington in 2005. Learn about their lives as beekeepers and browse their many wonderful honey-based health and beauty products sold onsite at The Honey House as well as at the Codrington Farmers’ Market. (Photo: Dan Buchanan)

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

331 Old Wooler Road
Codrington, Ontario
Telephone: 613-475-5559
www.facebook.com/HoneyForYouFarm

Architecture

Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection Doors Open Toronto

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Hotel X Toronto by Library Hotel Collection

Built on the Canadian National Exhibition grounds, Hotel X features a 250-seat cinema, screening room, art gallery, museum and much more – making it Toronto's only urban resort! Doors Open guests will be able to access New Fort Hall, which carefully preserves the foundations of the East Enlisted Men’s Barracks. Presentations showcasing the space and history will also be shown.

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

Contact info

111 Princes' Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 647-475-9268
Email: matt.black@hotelxtoronto.com
https://hotelxtoronto.com

Architecture

Year built: 2018
Architect: Stephen B. Jacobs Group Architects
Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Museum, Theatre

Dates/hours open

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

Hunter Lumber Doors Open Highlands East

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Hunter Lumber

When the local railway arrived in 1891, mills sprang up throughout the region – the most famous being the Hunter Mill. Entrepreneur John Hunter recognized an opportunity and built a sawmill and gristmill here. The lumber mill remained in operation for over 100 years. The current building was constructed in 1976 when the mill moved from water to electrical power.

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1010 Community Centre Road
Gooderham, Ontario
Telephone: 705-447-2611

Architecture

Year built: 1976
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Hyland Ice Supply Doors Open Highlands East

Hyland Ice Supply

Hyland Ice Supply, a division of Kemcroft Enterprises Ltd., is a manufacturer/distributor of food-grade packaged ice. It is the largest family-owned ice company in Ontario, with one of the most modern ice plants in Canada. Hyland Ice was started in 1945 by Mel Croft, who cut ice out of Wilbermere Lake and stored it in sawdust until the following summer.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

1370 Loop Road
Wilberforce, Ontario
Telephone: 705-448-2973
www.hylandice.com

Architecture

Year built: 1958
Architect: Mel Croft

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 14, 2019
Saturday only: guided tours at 10 a.m., noon and 2 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

Meet at the momument off Boundary Road, 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 28, 2019
Saturday: walking tours at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. only

Iona Hall Doors Open Dutton Dunwich

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Iona Hall

This one-storey wooden structure – which encapsulates a number of classical revival features – is one of the last examples of this style built locally. Historically, the building was home to the Freewill Baptist Church and, later, the Church of Christ Disciples. The Women’s Institute held meetings here and, in 1913, the building became a community hall, which purpose it still serves.

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

Contact info

8851 Iona Road
Iona, Ontario
Telephone: 519-764-2384
Email: laurence.grant@start.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1862
Architect: Coates Keillor and John Lumley
Architectural style: Classical revival
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

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

Ivy Masonic Lodge No. 115 Doors Open Lincoln

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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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1851
Architect: Henry Nihell

Dates/hours open

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

James Rowe House Doors Open Whitby

James Rowe House

This frame house – built for James Rowe, Whitby’s first mayor – is one of the finest surviving examples of early building at Port Whitby. The house contains the original interior central hall floor plan. Relocated in 1999, the house is now a museum run by the Whitby Community Heritage Association. As part of Doors Open, enjoy the vintage camera display.

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

Contact info

301 Front Street West
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-668-5803
Email: events@whitby.ca
www.whitby.ca/en/residents/doorsopenwhitby.asp

Architecture

Year built: c. 1856
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum, Private residence
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Jamia Riyadhul Jannah Doors Open Mississauga-Streetsville

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Jamia Riyadhul Jannah

Jamia Riyadhul Jannah, located in the heart of Mississauga, is as a mosque where Greater Toronto Area Muslims frequently visit for guidance and education. A closer look at, and understanding of, Islam can be achieved during a visit.

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6680 Campobello Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-567-1786, ext. 4

Architecture

Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

John Weir Foote Armoury Doors Open Hamilton

John Weir Foote Armoury

The John Weir Foote Armoury has been home to multiple reserve units since 1888. It provides an area for soldiers to hone their skills, but also has multiple museums. The building has the largest indoor balcony and second-largest indoor parade square in North America. Visitors can see a display of equipment, see demonstrations, explore the museum and talk to soldiers.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

200 James Street North (at Mulberry Street)
Hamilton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1888, 1905
Architect: Henry James (1888), Stewart & Whitton (1905)
Architectural style: Italianate, Romanesque revival, Victorian
Building type: Historical landmark, Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

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

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. Come and chat with the firefighters, and see their firefighting equipment – including the 1960 pumper!

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

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

Joseph Brant Museum Doors Open Burlington

Joseph Brant Museum

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Joseph Lawrence House Doors Open Simcoe County

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Joseph Lawrence House

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

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Kerr House Doors Open Peterborough

Kerr House

Kerr House was constructed in 1853 and gradually expanded throughout the late 19th century. Now clad in brick, the original house was a stacked plank construction – a rare method used in mid-19th century Peterborough. The house was acquired by Trent University in 1971 and is the home of the School for the Study of Canada.

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

Contact info

299 Dublin Street
Peterborough, Ontario
www.trentu.ca/colleges/traill

Architecture

Year built: 1853

Dates/hours open

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

Kidd Schoolhouse Museum Doors Open Highlands East

Kidd Schoolhouse Museum

In 1890, Walter Kidd built this schoolhouse – the oldest surviving schoolhouse in Cardiff Township – to serve the tiny community of Kidd’s Corners. After closing in the 1920s, the school later became a hunt camp and then an information booth. It was moved to its current location in 2004 and restored, and reopened as a museum in 2010.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

5373 Loop Road
Highland Grove, Ontario
Telephone: 705-448-2218

Architecture

Year built: 1890
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Kids' Safety Village Durham Doors Open Whitby

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Kids' Safety Village Durham

This community-based site was supported by donations, services and materials from local businesses, citizens and service clubs. Following 2018 renovations, the site now includes two full classrooms and welcomes over 15,000 students annually. Come and explore this kid-sized version of a real town – featuring small-scale buildings, detailed roadways, and more! Meet community partners to learn more about programs offered here.

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

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1129 Athol Street
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-668-5803
Email: events@whitby.ca
www.whitby.ca/en/residents/doorsopenwhitby.asp

Architecture

Year built: 1996
Building type: Attraction, Educational facility

Dates/hours open

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

KidsAbility Centre for Child Development Doors Open Guelph

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KidsAbility Centre for Child Development

KidsAability has provided services to Guelph children and youth with special needs since 2000. This new hub has 1,858 square metres of space (20,000 square feet), customized to reflect best-care practices. The stunning Canadiana-themed rooms and hall décor create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere where children can work to reach their full potential. (Photo: Susan Ratcliffe)

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

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503 Imperial Road North
Guelph, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 2018
Architect: Walter Fedy
Building type: Educational facility, Healthcare facility

Dates/hours open

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

King Cole Ducks Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

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King Cole Ducks

This farm-fresh store is situated on the oldest duck farm in Ontario. During Doors Open, enjoy BBQ Duck Day – with free samples and demonstrations. Meet the farmer and the chef and learn to barbecue duck (featuring duck burgers, skewers and sausage). In Stouffville now for 67 years, this farm-to-fork duck supplier produces zero-waste products and follows a natural farming philosophy.

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

Contact info

15351 Warden Avenue
Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 800-363-3825
https://kingcoleducks.com

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Architect: Art Kloosterman
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Kinmount Railway Station and Museum Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

Kinmount Railway Station and Museum

This railway station, built to serve the Victoria Railway that ran between Lindsay and Haliburton, was rebuilt in 1901 for the Grand Trunk Railway. It now houses the Kinmount Model Railway, which depicts the heyday of the Kinmount-Haliburton line. The Icelandic Memorial, a symbol of the tribulations of Ontario’s first Icelandic settlement that helped construct the Victoria Railway, stands outside.

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

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5 Station Road
Kinmount, Ontario
www.kinmount.ca/Kinmount_Railway_Station.php

Architecture

Year built: 1901
Architect: Grand Trunk Railway
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum, Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

Knox Presbyterian Church Doors Open Oshawa

Knox Presbyterian Church

The construction of Knox Presbyterian began in 1927 and was completed in 1934. The architect, C.C. 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, refreshments and organ concerts 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 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Knox Presbyterian Church Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

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Knox Presbyterian Church

This church is a fine example of the Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style. Cantilever trusses support the coffered ceiling of the main sanctuary. The organ, built by D.W. Karn and Company of Woodstock, was moved here along with the congregation in 1897 and rebuilt/enlarged in 1927 to incorporate 2,000 pipes. During Doors Open, musical interludes will be featured.

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

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59 Riddell Street
Woodstock, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1896-97
Architectural style: Romanesque revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Lake St. George Field Centre Doors Open Richmond Hill

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Lake St. George Field Centre

This stunning 120-hectre (296-acre) conservation property on the ecologically significant Oak Ridges Moraine is surrounded by woodlands, open meadow and a kettle lake, making it home to fish and wildlife populations. Enjoy this rare opportunity to visit the site – complete with special tours of the 1906 Davis Hall and boat tours aboard a solar-powered pontoon vessel.

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

Contact info

950 Bethesda Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Telephone: 416-667-6295
https://trca.ca/get-involved/events

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Architectural style: Gothic revival, Victorian
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 11, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; boat tours from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. only

Lambton County Archives Doors Open Lambton County

Lambton County Archives

The Lambton County Archives supports local genealogical and history research. Explore rare documents and photographs from the collection, which are related to Lambton’s oil industry. Explore the newly renovated facility, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the collection's storage vault (not normally accessible to the public). Learn about the history of oil innovation in Lambton County through this fascinating collection.

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

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787 Broadway Street
Wyoming, Ontario
Telephone: 519-845-5426
www.lambtonarchives.com

Architecture

Year built: 1991

Dates/hours open

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

Lane Family Farm Doors Open Clarington

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Lane Family Farm

While the farm itself was established in the early 1900s, the house was built in 1906 by George and Gertrude Lane. Recently renovated, the house retains original wood trim and pocket doors into the living room. Some furnishings from the era also still remain – including 1860s chairs manufactured by G.P. Walter and Company. While you’re here, explore the lovely gardens.

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

Contact info

3103 Concession Street East
Bowmanville, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Latcham Art Centre Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Latcham Art Centre

Proudly located within the Whitchurch-Stouffville Leisure Centre, the Latcham Art Centre inspires the community to engage with visual art through exhibitions of contemporary art and art education programs – including classes, workshops, talks and events. Drop by for a tour of the current exhibition by the curator and learn about what happens behind the scenes to bring an exhibition to life!

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

Contact info

2 Park Drive
Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-640-8954
www.latchamartcentre.ca

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Laurier House National Historic Site Doors Open Ottawa

Laurier House National Historic Site

Laurier House commemorates two of Canada’s most notable prime ministers – Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie King. For over 50 years, from 1897 to 1948, the house occupied a central position in Canada’s political life as the residence of Laurier and, after his death, of Mackenzie King.

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

Contact info

335 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-992-8142
www.pc.gc.ca/eng/lhn-nhs/on/laurier/index.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1879
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Historical landmark, Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment - Nineteen on the Park Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Lebovic Centre for Arts & Entertainment - Nineteen on the Park

Originally designed as a market and concert hall, this building has served many purposes over the years – as a silent movie theatre, billiards hall, bowling alley and the Town Offices. Today, it is a multi-purpose event centre. During Doors Open, see films related to this year’s theme of communication on our large screen and IMAX-quality speaker system.

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

19 Civic Avenue
Stouffville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-640-2322
www.19onthepark.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1896
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

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

Legacy Vintage Building Materials & Antiques Doors Open Northumberland County

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Legacy Vintage Building Materials & Antiques

Legacy Vintage offers reclaimed architectural artifacts from many eras, all housed in a historical railway freight shed. The shed was conceived in 1890, built in 1903, retired in 1970, spared from demolition in 1996, repurposed and nursed for 20 years by Legacy, and finally sold to them in 2018. Ignite your creativity as you browse the aisles of the past!

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

540 Division Street
Cobourg, Ontario
Telephone: 905-373-0796
https://legacyvintage.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1903
Architect: Canadian Pacific Railway
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lemieux Island Water Purification Plant Doors Open Ottawa

Lemieux Island Water Purification Plant

The Lemieux Island Water Purification Plant opened in 1932 and has maintained its architectural magnificence through 87 years of modernization. From the Queenston limestone exteriors to a gallery made of Hauteville marble, this plant is always busy purifying Ottawa’s tap water. Parking is limited.

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

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1 Onigam Street
Ottawa, Ontario
https://ottawa.ca/fr/residents/eau-et-environnement/eau-potable

Architecture

Year built: 1932
Architectural style: Art deco

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; last tour at 3:15 p.m.; French tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Leslie Log House Doors Open Mississauga-Streetsville

Leslie Log House

This log house – a rare example of early-19th-century log construction – was built by settler John Leslie. It was renovated in 1860 to give it a more neoclassical appearance. In 1994, it was relocated from 7250 Mississauga Road (north of Derry) to its current location. The building is part of the Museums of Mississauga and home to the Streetsville Historical Society.

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

Contact info

4415 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Telephone: 905-615-4860, ext. 2110
https://culture.mississauga.ca/collection/heritage-houses

Architecture

Year built: 1826
Architect: John Leslie
Architectural style: Log structure
Building type: Historical landmark, Historical house, Museum, Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Library of Parliament (former Bank of Nova Scotia) Doors Open Ottawa

Library of Parliament (former Bank of Nova Scotia)

Discover the interim main library inside a former bank – designed in 1924 by John Lyle, one of Canada’s leading beaux-arts architects. In this unique setting, where modernism rubs against a classical esthetic, you will learn about the Library of Parliament’s collections and services as well as have a look inside its new reading room, upgraded in 2018. Photography allowed.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access

Contact info

125 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario
https://lop.parl.ca/sites/PublicWebsite/default/fr_CA?

Architecture

Year built: 1924
Architect: John Lyle
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

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

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

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

Contact info

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

Lindsay Daily Post Building Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

Lindsay Daily Post Building
The tradition of written communications comes full circle in this building, once home to the Lindsay Daily Post and currently home to the Kent Bookstore and a number of other businesses. Featuring original wooden floors and magnificent tin ceilings, this historical facility is reputed to be haunted.

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

Contact info

15 William Street North
Lindsay, Ontario
Telephone: 705-328-1600

Architecture

Year built: 1905
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Little Station, The Doors Open Northumberland County

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Little Station, The

Believed to be the first whistle stop station built for the Grand Trunk Railway in Port Hope in the mid-1850s, the Little Station House was moved from the harbour to Lent Lane in 2018. It is now a community art hub operated by Critical Mass Art, a Port Hope not-for-profit contemporary arts organization.

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

Contact info

15 Elias Street
Port Hope, Ontario
Email: info@criticalmassart.com

Architecture

Year built: mid-1850s
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

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. Catch the Port Stanley Terminal Rail outside.

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

LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society Doors Open Erin

LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society

The LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society is a registered charity that provides Ontario’s thoroughbred racehorses with a happy and dignified retirement when their careers at the track are over, and to educate Ontario’s horse industry and the public about the merits of this program. They currently care for over 50 retirees at their Hillsburgh farm while they await loving new homes.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

5674 Fifth Line
Hillsburgh, Ontario
Telephone: 416-675-3993
www.longrunretirement.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Lornewood Mansion Doors Open Guelph

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Lornewood Mansion

Lornewood Mansion was built by Charles Raymond in 1867 and later enlarged to include Tuscan bays and a tower. It was named after an 1879 visit from the Marquis of Lorne and his wife Princess Louise. The house has been restored to showcase its original, ornate black walnut trim, ceilings, leaded-glass windows, carpets and elaborate furniture. (Photo: Sandra Lastovic)

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

125 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1867
Architect: C.J. Soule
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Commercial, Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

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.

Lucas House Doors Open Dutton Dunwich

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Lucas House

This two-storey dwelling was constructed of granite and limestone boulders and dressed stone –materials that are unique to the area (the predominant building materials locally used during this time were clay brick). Lucas House is distinguished by paired window openings with a central pointed-arch window, paired cornice brackets and fieldstone construction. The Lucas family owned the farm for 85 years.

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  • Washrooms

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29480 Fingal Line
Wallacetown, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1883-84
Architectural style: Gothic revival, Italianate
Building type: Historical house, Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Lumley & Company General Store Doors Open Dutton Dunwich

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Lumley & Company General Store

This two-storey building was constructed as a general store in 1888 for James Owen and Mary Lumley. Over the years, it has served many purposes – from telephone switchboard and gas station to post office and antique store. Note the rounded Italianate windows and arched doorways of the main-floor entrance to the apartment upstairs (which will also be open).

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

Contact info

8979 County Road 14
Iona, Ontario
Telephone: 519-764-2384
Email: laurence.grant@start.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1888
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Mackenzie House Doors Open Toronto

Mackenzie House
Visitors are welcome to visit the home of rebel leader, activist journalist and the Toronto’s first mayor – William Lyon Mackenzie. During the Doors Open weekend only, visitors are invited to enter through the historical front door, just as the Mackenzie family's guests would have done. Visitors also have the opportunity to see a demonstration in the recreated print shop.

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  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

82 Bond Street
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-392-1449
Email: nancy.reynolds@toronto.ca
http://toronto.ca/mackenziehouse

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Manilla Church Guest House and B&B Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

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Manilla Church Guest House and B&B

Originally a Bible Christian Church, this charming place of worship has been lovingly renovated into an inviting bed and breakfast. Marking its 150th anniversary during Doors Open, the Manilla Church recalls a time when small churches played an important role in rural communications – with births, marriages, deaths and various social functions all being announced from the pulpit on Sunday mornings.

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

Contact info

8 Church Street
Manilla, Ontario
Telephone: 416-452-8534
Email: themanillachurch@gmail.com
www.bbcanada.com/14304.html

Architecture

Year built: 1869
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Commercial, Place of worship, Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Marcolongo Heritage Farm Doors Open Guelph

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Marcolongo Heritage Farm

Settled in 1833, this was one of the first farms in Puslinch Township. In 1878, James Blair built the granite fieldstone house. The original, small timber-framed barn and the large bank barn built in the 1880s or 1890s have been restored. Protection of the property as a cultural heritage landscape has been proposed under the Ontario Heritage Act. (Photo: Susan Ratcliffe/Marcolongo Heritage Farm)

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  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

2162 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1878
Architect: James Blair
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Landscape, Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Markham Heritage Estates Walking Tour Doors Open Markham

Markham Heritage Estates Walking Tour

The buildings in this heritage subdivision – each one rescued from potential demolition – date from 1825 to 1916. A variety of architectural styles are represented here. In addition to preserving cultural heritage resources that would have otherwise been lost, the Markham Heritage Estates showcase best practices for residential restoration, a resource often visited by people interested in restoring older homes.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet opposite 11 Heritage Corners Lane
Markham, Ontario

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 7, 2019
Saturday: Guided tours at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. only

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 7, 2019
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
Telephone: 905-201-1453

Architecture

Year built: 1870
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

Masjid Bilal Doors Open Ottawa

Masjid Bilal

Welcome to Masjid Bilal – a warm and welcoming religious establishment with unique architectural design. Masjid Bilal is a good example of modern Islamic architecture, with a prominent minaret, dome and a stunningly beautiful prayer hall. They offer interactive and friendly guided tours, free snacks and a poster exhibition.

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

Contact info

4509 Innes Road
Ottawa, Ontario
www.masjidbilal.org

Architecture

Year built: 2011
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
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
Architectural style: Gothic revival, Vernacular
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

McMaster’s Nuclear Research Building, Brockhouse Institute and H.G. Thode Library Doors Open Hamilton

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McMaster’s Nuclear Research Building, Brockhouse Institute and H.G. Thode Library

McMaster’s Nuclear Research Building and H.G. Thode Library of Science and Engineering invite you to discover their makerspace, view particle accelerators up close, and take a virtual tour of a nuclear reactor! Visitors of all ages can experience science first-hand as they practise identifying radioactive objects, learn about crystallography, medical isotopes, neutron science, and historical uses of radioactive materials.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-525-9140, ext. 26148
Email: reactor@mcmaster.ca
www.nuclear.mcmaster.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1957
Architect: William R. Sauter and Associates
Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

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

Mel's Fish and Chips Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

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Mel's Fish and Chips

Mel’s Fish and Chips appears to be an unassuming restaurant, but this building has housed a fish and chip restaurant since 1921 – the year that the large fryers were purchased from England. Note the green and white glass of the fryers – still in use today! – in paintings on the art deco-style walls.

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  • Parking
  • Food vendors
  • Washrooms

Contact info

360 Dundas Street
Woodstock, Ontario
https://melsfishchips.ca

Architecture

Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Melrose United Church Doors Open Hamilton

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Melrose United Church

Come and celebrate Melrose United Church’s 90th anniversary. The sanctuary is a large, welcoming and restful space with stained-glass windows that depict Old and New Testament stories. Melrose derives its name and appearance from Melrose Abbey in Scotland. The congregation was founded on November 13, 1925 with the amalgamation of the Charlton Avenue Methodist Church and the Westmount Presbyterian Church.

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

Contact info

86 Homewood Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-522-1323
Email: melrose@melroseunited.ca
www.melroseunited.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1929
Architect: Morton
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Memorial Hall Doors Open Dutton Dunwich

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Memorial Hall

A town hall was built here in 1897 and was only partly dismantled when the present hall was built in c. 1923. Designed by architect John Findlay (1887-1947), who also designed the Dutton High School (presently Dutton-Dunwich Public School), the hall has an auditorium and a stage. The first floor is home to the Dutton Dunwich Municipal office.

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  • Washrooms

Contact info

199 Currie Road
Dutton Dunwich, Ontario
Telephone: 519-762-2204
Email: planning@duttondunwich.on.ca
www.duttondunwich.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1897; 1923
Architect: John Findlay
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Sunday October 20, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 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
Email: planning@aurora.ca

Architecture

Architect: David Tomlinson
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Mill at Piper Creek Doors Open Northumberland County

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Mill at Piper Creek

Get a behind-the-scenes look at ongoing restorations at the historical Mill at Piper Creek supported by the community and spearheaded by the Mill at Piper Creek not-for-profit organization. Explore the beautiful interior of this 180-year-old mill and view numerous pieces of original mill equipment. High tea and live music will be offered during Doors Open!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1742 Percy Street
Castleton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-344-7119
www.themillatpipercreek.ca

Architecture

Year built: c. 1940
Architect: Joseph Keeler II and Joseph Keeler III
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1 – Sunday June 2, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mill Street Brew Pub Ottawa (Thompson Perkins Building) Doors Open Ottawa

Mill Street Brew Pub Ottawa (Thompson Perkins Building)

The Mill Street Brew Pub Ottawa opened in January 2012 within the historical Thompson-Perkins and Bronson Pulp Mill. Built in 1842, this limestone building is Ottawa’s oldest surviving mill – and part of one of the world’s largest lumbering operations. Today, the restored site offers views of the Capital and the Ottawa River. Enjoy guided tours of the brewery and grounds.

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

Contact info

555 Wellington Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-567-2337
http://millstreetbrewery.com/ottawa-brew-pub

Architecture

Year built: 1842
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Milton - Mattamy National Cycling Centre Doors Open Halton Region

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 and the only one of its kind in Canada. The Canadian National Track Championships will also be occurring at the same time as Doors Open Halton Region. Come and watch the competition!

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  • Parking
  • Food vendors
  • 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 28, 2019
Saturday 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

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

Mohawk College - The Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation Doors Open Hamilton

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Mohawk College - The Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation

The Joyce Centre welcomed its first students in Autumn 2018. Designed to incorporate leading-edge technologies and techniques, at 8,919 square metres (96,000 square feet), it is Canada’s largest – and Hamilton’s first – net zero institutional building. Explore the Centre, learn about the environmental features and experience interactive augmented and virtual reality displays. Visit the top-floor mechanical penthouse and lower-level geothermal pumps.

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

Contact info

135 Fennell Avenue West
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-575-1212
www.mohawkcollege.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2018
Architect: McCallum Sather and B + H Architects
Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Educational facility, Green building

Dates/hours open

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

Mohawk Trail School Museum Doors Open Hamilton

Mohawk Trail School Museum

The Mohawk Trail School is a historical one-room schoolhouse built in 1882. It is a fine example of architecture that served early education in Ontario. It became a museum in 1967 as part of the centennial celebrations. Come and tour the schoolhouse – the oldest surviving example in the community that is still presented in its original form.

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

Contact info

20 Education Court
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-527-5092
www.hwdsb.on.ca/community/archive/mohawk-trail-school

Architecture

Year built: 1882
Architect: Ventin Group Associates (restoration, 2015)
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

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

Moore House Doors Open Carleton Place

Moore House

Built by James P. Moore, this building was a general store located on Moore Street. The building was donated to the town in 2006 and moved in 2007. According to local folklore, the ghost of Ida Moore, who died in 1900, inhabits the building. Today, it is home to the Chamber of Commerce, an information centre and Roy Brown Museum.

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

Contact info

170 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Telephone: 613-257-1976
Email: admin@cpchamber.com
https://cpchamber.com

Architecture

Year built: 1870s
Architectural style: Log structure
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Morland Place Doors Open Owen Sound

Morland Place

Built by the McCallum family in 1920, Morland Place was originally a small, country cottage-style home. The expansion at the rear was modelled after the 1870s regency Georgian villa style. The gardens, started in 1960, were influenced by European architectural style. Containing concrete statues and benches, the Tree Park and Perennial Garden and Maze are not to be missed.

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

Contact info

102645 Grey Road 18
Georgian Bluffs, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-4617
www.visitgrey.ca/business/morland-place

Architecture

Year built: 1920
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Private residence
Landscape: Garden, Park

Dates/hours open

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

Mostert Greenhouses Doors Open Clarington

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Mostert Greenhouses

Mostert Greenhouses is a family-run business that started growing roses in 1979. Now onto the second generation, the family continues to strive to give customers the quality product that only a local market can give. A long growing season (April to December) enables them to remain open weekdays and Saturdays. Come and enjoy their beautiful greenhouses and fragrant roses!

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

Contact info

1489 Lambs Road
Bowmanville, Ontario
http://mostertgreenhouses.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Mudtown Station Brewery and Restaurant Doors Open Owen Sound

Mudtown Station Brewery and Restaurant

This former Canadian Pacific Railway station is an important part of Owen Sound’s cultural heritage. The station is a unique building, built in 1946, with elements of prairie, art deco and art moderne architectural styles. The property was vacant for 10 years until purchased by the City and repurposed to house this unique brewery and restaurant.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

1198 1st Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-371-3575
www.mudtownstation.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1946
Architectural style: Art deco, Art moderne, Prairie
Building type: Food and drink, Historical landmark, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: guided tours from 8 to 11 a.m.

Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (Tower Automotive Building) Doors Open Toronto

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Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (Tower Automotive Building)

Built in 1919, this building was once Toronto’s tallest. Active until 2006, it was originally a factory that produced aluminum products during the Second World War. Later, it made items such as kitchen tools, bottle caps and car parts. Continuing its role as an example of innovation – and now a heritage building – it today houses Toronto’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

158 Sterling Road
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-530-5135
Email: acaldwell@moca.ca
http://moca.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1919
Architect: John W. Woodman
Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Museum on the Boyne Doors Open Simcoe County

Museum on the Boyne

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

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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
www.newtecumseth.ca/en/parks-recreation-and-culture/museum-on-the-boyne.aspx

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

National Air Force Museum of Canada Doors Open Quinte West

National Air Force Museum of Canada

Established in 1984, the National Air Force Museum of Canada is dedicated to preserving and telling the history of Canadian military aviation. The museum captures the spirit, daring and courage of the men and women of the Royal Canadian Air Force – from the first flight on a frozen lake in Nova Scotia to today's humanitarian relief missions.

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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
Telephone: 613-965-3588
Email: adminclerk@airforcemuseum.ca
http://airforcemuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1984
Building type: Attraction, Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

National Arts Centre Doors Open Ottawa

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National Arts Centre

The National Arts Centre (NAC) marks its 50th birthday on June 2, 2019! At the NAC, Canada is our stage, but at this anniversary open house, the NAC becomes your stage. Explore backstage, perform on stage and enjoy free events and surprise performances throughout the day. Enjoy the public spaces as well – part of the 2017 architectural rejuvenation.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

1 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-947-7000, ext. 0
http://nac-cna.ca/en

Architecture

Year built: 1969
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

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

National Ski Academy Doors Open Simcoe County

National Ski Academy

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

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto Doors Open Toronto

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

When visitors arrive at the Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, they will see a space that does justice to Indigenous culture throughout the building. The bold entrance sign, in the shape of an Ojibwa hand drum, signals a strong Indigenous presence. On the fourth floor, visitors will attend a special event – 7th Generation Image Makers' Tkaronto 2039.

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

Contact info

30 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-568-8275
Email: jtjaffe@nativechild.org
www.nativechild.org

Architecture

Year built: 2008
Architect: 2010, LGA Architectural Partners
Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

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

Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto Doors Open Toronto

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Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto

Located in Toronto’s Garden Heritage Conservation District, this centre is a community-based organization that has a rich history of social inclusion. This former residence now provides crucial programs, services and support to all self-identifying Aboriginal women (cisgender, transgender and two-spirited people) and their children. During Doors Open, there will be live drumming, beading workshops and basic Indigenous language classes.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

191 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-963-9963, ext. 2
Email: ed@nwrct.ca
www.nwrct.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1880
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 25 – Sunday May 26, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nemo Hall Doors Open Lambton County

Nemo Hall

Nemo Hall was built for John J. Kerr, a prominent builder, lumber mill owner and oil man. The home is an excellent example of the Second Empire style, and the only remaining building of this architectural type in Petrolia. The original property was three acres and included the house, a coach house, an orchard, exotic gardens and five oil wells.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

419 King Street
Petrolia, Ontario
Email: david.hext@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1878
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Nepean Museum Doors Open Ottawa

Nepean Museum

The Nepean Museum is a space where kids and families can learn and explore together. The exhibition gallery has been completely renovated in 2019 to showcase Nepean’s history. The new exhibition includes new panels, artifacts and hands-on interactives. There is also a window into collections storage so that visitors can have a look behind the scenes.

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

Contact info

16 Rowley Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
Telephone: 613-580-9638
Email: museums@ottawa.ca
https://ottawa.ca/nepeanmuseum

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Nickel Brook Brewing Co. Doors Open Burlington

Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

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

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

North Valentia Schoolhouse Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

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North Valentia Schoolhouse

For generations, the one-room schoolhouse was instrumental in nurturing the communication skills of Ontario's students – with reading, writing and public speaking among their daily round of activities. Today, the North Valentia Schoolhouse is a vacation rental, complete with a stunning frame addition. During Doors Open, schoolhouse artifacts will be displayed at this charming example of a classic Ontario institution.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Communication

Contact info

275 Valentia Road
Little Britain, Ontario
Telephone: 416-452-8534
https://north-valentia-school-house.business.site

Architecture

Year built: 1897
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Commercial, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 8, 2019
Sunday: 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.

Tell us your story about this site

  • 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 28, 2019
Saturday only: guided tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Oakville - Howard Iron Works Printing Museum Doors Open Halton Region

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 the 1950s. This museum is where rare and unusual machinery comes to life. During Doors Open, food and beverages will be available.

Tell us your story about this site

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

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 28, 2019
Saturday only: 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.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen

Knox Sixteen provides visitors a glimpse into the past. This historical church, built in the Gothic revival style, features beautiful stained-glass windows and a well-maintained pioneer cemetery, which welcomes visitors to a place of quiet and peace. Built in 1845, the church was a regular meeting place for the neighbouring agricultural community.

Tell us your story about this site

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

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 28, 2019
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.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Oakville - Munn's United Church Doors Open Halton Region

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Oakville - Munn's United Church

The first church on this site, erected in 1844, was a wooden structure. As the congregation grew, there was need for a larger building. So, a brick structure was constructed in 1898, with an addition made in 1991. Munn’s United Church is a well-preserved example of the Gothic revival style that is prevalent in 19th-century church architecture.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

5 Dundas Street East
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-257-8434
Email: office@munnsunited.com
www.munnsunited.com

Architecture

Year built: 1844
Architectural style: Ontario Gothic
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Tell us your story about this site

  • 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 28, 2019
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 28, 2019
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.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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 28, 2019
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. To celebrate Doors Open and Culture Days, come and 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
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Sovereign House/Mazo de la Roche Heritage Display Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Sovereign House/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. During Doors Open, enjoy a guided tour, see the Art on the Bluffs exhibit and take in spectacular views of Bronte Harbour.

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
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical house, Museum
Landscape: Garden, Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

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, and 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 28, 2019
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
  • Self-guided tours available

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: Educational facility, Green building
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Odd Fellows Lodge Building Doors Open Hamilton

New

Odd Fellows Lodge Building

Valley City 117 was instituted in 1873 as a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The meeting room features historical furniture and regalia, and the basement has a bar and stage where musical events have been performed for decades. Formerly the Merchants Exchange Hotel, this building has served many purposes – including a storage facility for William Lyon Mackenzie.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

63 Main Street
Dundas, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: c. 1847
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Odeyto Doors Open Toronto

New

Odeyto

The name of Seneca College's new Indigenous centre at Newnham Campus is based on the Anishinaabe word “Odeyto,” which means “the good journey.” The centre is equipped with an office space, computer lab, kitchen and dedicated space for Indigenous Elders. On arrival, guests will have an opportunity to experience Seneca’s bee colony, whose inhabitants pollinate plants in the medicine garden.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

1750 Finch Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 647-530-4873
Email: peggy.pitawanakwat@senecacollege.ca
www.senecacollege.ca/media/2018/2018-09-19.html?page=1

Architecture

Year built: 2017-18
Architect: Two Row Architect
Architectural style: Modernism
Building type: Educational facility
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Oil Museum of Canada National Historic Site Doors Open Lambton County

Oil Museum of Canada National Historic Site

The Oil Museum of Canada, in the Village of Oil Springs, preserves the site of the first commercial oil well in North America. Learn the story of Canada’s oil pioneers – a unique and captivating era of our shared history! The 4-hectare (10-acre) site features four historical buildings with reconstructed spring-pole and three-pole derricks dominating the property.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

2423 Kelly Road
Oil Springs, Ontario
Telephone: 519-834-2840
www.lambtonmuseums.ca/oil

Architecture

Year built: 1960
Architect: Ian Rutherford, Forbes & Rutherford Architects, Sarnia
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Old Post Office Doors Open Owen Sound

Old Post Office
This structure was used until 1957 to house the Post Office, Customs and Inland Revenue Services. Since then, it has accommodated a bank, bookstore, fitness centre, apartments and commercial offices. Designated under the Ontario Heritage Act in 1980, the building is now home to the engineering firm of Aspin Kemp & Associates, and the interactive Assiduous Escape room.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

299 9th Street East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-2800

Architecture

Year built: 1910
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Commercial, Historical landmark, Post office

Dates/hours open

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

Old St. Paul's Anglican Church Doors Open Oxford-Woodstock

New

Old St. Paul's Anglican Church

This church was completed in 1834, shortly after the community was founded. Consecrated by Bishop G.J. Mountain, it was financed by Admiral Henry Vansittart and constructed under the direction of his agent, Captain Andrew Drew. During the Rebellions of 1837-38, the building became a temporary jail for prisoners captured by the local militia. Tours of the church and cemetery available.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

723 Dundas Street
Woodstock, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1834
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

One Life Farm Doors Open Clarington

New

One Life Farm

Come and see how this farm grows an assortment of vegetables and fruit without the use of any chemicals, pesticides or fungicides – and absolutely no genetically modified organisms! Tour the operations, speak with the farmers and learn what it takes to grow organic. They also sell pastured chicken and eggs, and products made with organic ingredients – soups, preserves and more.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

2899 Taunton Road
Clarington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-244-0881

Architecture

Building type: Commercial
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre Doors Open Northumberland County

New

Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre

The Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre is a 1,400-square-metre (15,000-square-foot) facility that is dedicated to working with farmers and food entrepreneurs to support and advance a sustainable, regional local-food economy. During Doors Open, tour this state-of-the-art facility, complete with a commercial kitchen and development lab, where members of staff help entrepreneurs prepare their favourite local specialty food products for market!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

216 Purdy Road
Colborne, Ontario
Telephone: 905-355-3680
Email: oafvc@northumberlandcounty.ca
www.oafvc.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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