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105 Gibson Centre Doors Open Markham

105 Gibson Centre

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

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

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

427 Wing and Spirit of Flight Aviation Museum Doors Open London

427 Wing and Spirit of Flight Aviation Museum

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

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

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Aaniin Community Centre & Library Doors Open Markham

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Aaniin Community Centre & Library

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Aeolian Hall Doors Open London

Aeolian Hall

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Ajax Downs Doors Open Ajax

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Ajax Downs

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Ajax Fire Headquarters Doors Open Ajax

Ajax Fire Headquarters

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Ajax Operations and Environmental Services Centre Doors Open Ajax

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

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

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Alexander Henry Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Alexander Henry

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

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

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

Architecture

Year built: 1958
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

All Saints' Anglican Church Doors Open Simcoe County

All Saints' Anglican Church

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

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  • Full wheelchair access

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Angus Glen Golf Club Doors Open Markham

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Angus Glen Golf Club

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

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI) Doors Open Burlington

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Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI)

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Arts at the Albion Doors Open Gravenhurst

Arts at the Albion

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Attic Books Doors Open London

Attic Books

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: c. 1875
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Aultsville Train Station Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Aultsville Train Station

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

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

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18 – Sunday August 19, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aurora Farmers' Market and Artisan Fair Doors Open Aurora

Aurora Farmers' Market and Artisan Fair

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

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

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

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Food and drink
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday August 18, 2018
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Aurora Public Library Doors Open Aurora

Aurora Public Library

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

220 Old Yonge Street
Aurora, Ontario

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Axalta Coating Systems Canada Company Doors Open Ajax

Axalta Coating Systems Canada Company

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

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1956
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada Doors Open London

Banting House National Historic Site of Canada

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site Doors Open Brockville and Area

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Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site

Located on the St. Lawrence River, the place where the “Patriot Hunters” landed is steeped in history. Built in the 1830s, the windmill became a battleground for political reformers determined to change how the government was run. Come and visit to learn more about the battle, take in the view from the lookout, or have a picnic. See you there!

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  • National Historic Site (Canada)

Contact info

Windmill Road
Prescott, Ontario
Telephone: 613-925-1838
Email: windmillfriends@gmail.com
www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/on/windmill

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 23, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beck Mausoleum - First Presbyterian Cemetery Doors Open Simcoe County

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Beck Mausoleum - First Presbyterian Cemetery

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

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

Architecture

Year built: 1910
Building type: Cemetery
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Bedford United Church Doors Open Windsor

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Bedford United Church

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

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Behind the Painted Door Doors Open Gravenhurst

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Behind the Painted Door

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Belleville City Hall Doors Open Belleville and District

Belleville City Hall

Built in 1872-73 by architect John D. Evans (the builder was John Forin) as Belleville’s market building and town hall, this attractive structure – with its tall clock tower – has dominated the downtown landscape for over 140 years. Architect Bill White’s imaginative renovations (1987-88) preserved many original interior architectural features, while adding 929 square metres (10,000 square feet) of space.

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

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

Belleville Public Library and John M. Parrott Art Gallery

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Belleville Shrine Club Doors Open Belleville and District

Belleville Shrine Club

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

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

Bench Brewing (formerly Maple Grove School) Doors Open Lincoln

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Bench Brewing (formerly Maple Grove School)

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

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Bennett Hall Doors Open Lincoln

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Bennett Hall

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

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

Architecture

Year built: 1947

Dates/hours open

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

Bethel Union Cemetery Doors Open Simcoe County

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Bethel Union Cemetery

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

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church Doors Open Markham

Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

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

Contact info

20 Union Street
Markham, Ontario

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Bethune-Thompson House Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Bethune-Thompson House

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Blue Sky Community Healing Centre Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Blue Sky Community Healing Centre

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

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

Border City Boxing and Family Fitness Centre Doors Open Windsor

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Border City Boxing and Family Fitness Centre

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Brambleberry Farm Doors Open Quinte West

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Brambleberry Farm

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

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  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Brick Street Cemetery Doors Open London

Brick Street Cemetery

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

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

Contact info

370 Commissioners Road West
London, Ontario

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday: 1 to 7 p.m. (peformances at 2, 4 and 6 p.m.); Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (performances at 1 and 3 p.m.)

Brockville Museum Doors Open Brockville and Area

Brockville Museum

Explore Brockville’s history of prominent manufacturers, formidable wealth, fascinating historical figures and vivacious ordinary people through the Brockville Museum’s engaging exhibitions. Learn more about Brockville’s history and the role of the museum in our community. In 2018, the special exhibit is Pieces of Brockville. Behind-the-scenes tours of the collection storage areas will be offered hourly.

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

Contact info

5 Henry Street
Brockville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-342-4397
Email: museum@brockville.com
www.brockvillemuseum.com

Architecture

Year built: 1820, 1845, 1995
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 23, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brockville Railway Tunnel Doors Open Brockville and Area

Brockville Railway Tunnel
Under Brockville’s downtown core, running 0.5 kilometres (0.3 miles) north and south, is the first railway tunnel built in Canada. Constructed between 1854 and 1860, it allowed the fledgling Brockville and Ottawa Railway to connect the industrial waterfront area to the outlying areas between the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers. Volunteers will be on hand throughout the day.

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

Contact info

1 Water Street West
Brockville, Ontario
www.brockvillerailwaytunnel.com

Architecture

Year built: 1854-60
Architect: De Bergue Sykes
Building type: Historical landmark, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 23, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Brodie Resource Library Doors Open Thunder Bay

Brodie Resource Library

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Bruce County (Walkerton) Gaol Doors Open Brockton

Bruce County (Walkerton) Gaol

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1866
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

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

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Burlington - Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI)

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - East Plains United Church Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - East Plains United Church

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - Freeman Station Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Freeman Station

From 1854 to 1988, this location was Burlington's railway arrival and departure centre – connecting local residents with Toronto, Chicago and Buffalo. Built in 1906 for the Grand Trunk Railway as a combination passenger and baggage depot, the Burlington West Station (formerly Burlington Junction, known as Freeman Station) exhibits stylistic features characteristic of Grand Trunk Railway stations constructed in that decade.

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

Contact info

1285 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
www.freemanstation.ca

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - Ireland House Museum Doors Open Halton Region

Burlington - Ireland House Museum

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - Nickel Brook Brewing Co. Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

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

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Burlington - Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Iron Duke

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Burlington - Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant Doors Open Halton Region

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Burlington - Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant

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

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

1125 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-528-6000
Email: mike.diiorio@halton.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1964

Dates/hours open

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

Canadian Automotive Museum Doors Open Oshawa

Canadian Automotive Museum

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1920
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Canadian Historical Aircraft Association Doors Open Windsor

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

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, The Doors Open London

Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, The

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1928

Dates/hours open

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

Canadian Victory Garden Doors Open Oshawa

Canadian Victory Garden

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

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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

Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

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

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Canopy Growth Corporation (Tweed Inc.)

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

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Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1963
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Capitol Theatre, The Doors Open Windsor

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

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Cargill “White House” Doors Open Brockton

Cargill “White House”

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

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  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

12 Concession 10
Cargill, Ontario

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Carpenters Local 1669 Training Centre Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Carpenters Local 1669 Training Centre

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

CBC-Radio Canada Doors Open Windsor

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CBC-Radio Canada

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

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  • Full wheelchair access

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1954
Architect: W.J. Carter

Dates/hours open

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

Centennial Botanical Conservatory Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Centennial Botanical Conservatory

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Centre for Digital and Performance Arts, Fanshawe College Doors Open London

Centre for Digital and Performance Arts, Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College invites you to take a behind-the-scenes tour of their Centre for Digital and Performance Arts, which works to create new opportunities for arts and culture in the city. Visitors will see the inner workings of motion capture, theatre costumes designed by the costume production program over the past four years, and the newly added video game research lab.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

137 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-452-4430, ext. 6402
Email: mgiroux@fanshawec.ca
www.fanshawec.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2013
Architect: Tillman Ruth Robinson Architects
Building type: Commercial, Educational facility

Dates/hours open

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

Chestnut Hall Doors Open Lincoln

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Chestnut Hall

Chestnut Hall is a classic Mennonite-style home. As with typical Mennonite homes of this era, an addition was made for the parents. This addition, called Dawdy Haus, was a self-contained unit with its own entrance and basement. The property has passed through several hands. The current owners, George and Barbara Mitges, have painstakingly restored the home to its original condition.

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3615 Victoria Avenue
Vineland , Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1830
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Chimczuk Museum (Museum Windsor) Doors Open Windsor

Chimczuk Museum (Museum Windsor)

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

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Church of the Ascension Doors Open Windsor

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Church of the Ascension

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Church Street School Doors Open Aurora

Church Street School

The Church Street School was built in 1885-86 and remained in use as a school until 1952. The impressive Victorian design was influenced by Indian architecture, which was popular in the 1880s after Queen Victoria had been proclaimed Empress of India. The Church Street School contains both the Aurora Cultural Centre and the Aurora Museum & Archives.

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

City Art Centre Doors Open London

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City Art Centre

Come and experience firsthand an Ontario heritage building as a living, breathing piece of history. Visitors will delight in a tour of this artists' studio and gallery, as well as participate in a fun and creative workshop. There will be food and beverages available in a friendly, welcoming environment – with the opportunity to purchase works of art.

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

Contact info

652 Elizabeth Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-433-0991
Email: cityartcentrelondon@gmail.com
www.cityartcentre-londonontario.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1888
Architect: Henry James

Dates/hours open

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

Collingwood Town Hall Doors Open Simcoe County

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

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

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97 Hurontario Street
Collingwood, Ontario

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

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

Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County

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

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

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

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Consolidated Public Works and Environmental Services Operation Facility

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 2017
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

Corby Park Rose Garden Doors Open Belleville and District

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Corby Park Rose Garden

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

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Belleville, Ontario

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

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

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Core Arts and Culture Centre (CORE)

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

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

Architecture

Year built: 1851
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Cowan House Doors Open Oshawa

Cowan House

Cowan House, built circa 1858, is a Georgian-style dwelling with Italianate features, including the bracketed eaves and portico elements. It was home to businessman and mayor W.F. Cowan and his family. Today, it serves as offices and meeting rooms for St. George's Memorial Church. Tours of the main floor reveal many original details of this heritage home.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Crossland General Store Doors Open Simcoe County

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

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  • Parking

Architecture

Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Davidson's Courtyard Doors Open Smiths Falls

Davidson's Courtyard

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Don Wright Faculty of Music Doors Open London

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Don Wright Faculty of Music

Enjoy a guided tour of Western University's Don Wright Faculty of Music – including performance, rehearsal and research spaces – and watch the New Horizons Adult Band rehearse. As London prepares to welcome the 2019 JUNO Awards, come and learn more about Western's long musical history in education, research, performance and composition.

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

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

Downtown Mission, The Doors Open Windsor

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Downtown Mission, The

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Dr. Mullen House Doors Open Brockton

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Dr. Mullen House

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

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  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

415 Gibson Street
Walkerton, Ontario

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Dreamwinds Equine Assisted Learning Centre Doors Open Simcoe County

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Dreamwinds Equine Assisted Learning Centre

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

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: Established in 2012

Dates/hours open

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

Duff-Baby House Doors Open Windsor

Duff-Baby House

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

East Plains United Church Doors Open Burlington

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East Plains United Church

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Ekort Realty Doors Open Belleville and District

Ekort Realty

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

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1824
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Eldon House Doors Open London

Eldon House

Visit London’s oldest residence and view the family heirlooms, furnishings and priceless treasures of the Harris family. Tour the house and participate in a garden party on the grounds, with historical games and lemonade. Garden tours will occur at 1 and 3 p.m. daily. Or join the London Dance Festival in learning historical dances typical for a 19th-century garden party.

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.; garden tours at 1 and 3 p.m. each day

Elgin County Archives Doors Open St. Thomas

Elgin County Archives

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1939
Architectural style: Art deco

Dates/hours open

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

Elgin County Museum Doors Open St. Thomas

Elgin County Museum

The new Elgin County Heritage Centre is located beside the Elgin County Administration Building, with the museum on the fourth floor. The new Centre features changing exhibitions and a permanent space called Talbot’s Castle – a recreation of Colonel Talbot’s ancestral castle where visitors will discover how Talbot helped settle southwestern Ontario. Armour, furnishings and a 10-foot Robert the Bruce statue.

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Elgin County Railway Museum Doors Open St. Thomas

Elgin County Railway Museum

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Elmwood Lawn Bowling Club Doors Open London

Elmwood Lawn Bowling Club

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

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

Contact info

17 1/2 Edward Street (Wortley Village)
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-438-5695
www.elmwoodclub.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1911

Dates/hours open

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

Elsie Perrin Williams Estate Doors Open London

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Elsie Perrin Williams Estate

Take a guided tour of this Spanish colonial-style house, which was given to Elsie Perrin Williams by her father as a wedding gift in 1905. Walk through rooms that will be set up as they were in Elsie’s day, and then enjoy a series of short vignettes depicting episodes in the life of Elsie and her husband.

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Western University Doors Open London

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Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Western University

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Falcon Brewery Doors Open Ajax

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Falcon Brewery

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

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Fanshawe Downtown Doors Open London

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Fanshawe Downtown

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

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

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

Fanshawe Pioneer Village Doors Open London

Fanshawe Pioneer Village

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

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

Contact info

2609 Fanshawe Park Road East
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-457-1296
Email: info@fanshawepioneervillage
www.fanshawepioneervillage.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1959
Architect: Wilfrid Jury
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Federal Building Doors Open Simcoe County

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Federal Building

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

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  • Parking

Contact info

44 Hurontario Street
Collingwood, Ontario

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

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

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Film screening: Long Walk Home: The Incredible Journey of Sheila Burnford

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

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

Fire Hall 6 Doors Open Oshawa

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Fire Hall 6

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

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

Contact info

2339 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-436-3311
www.oshawa.ca/residents/fire-services.asp

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Architect: Thomas Brown Architects Inc.
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

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

First Baptist Church Doors Open Brockville and Area

First Baptist Church

Architecturally impressive, First Baptist Church is one of the original four Protestant churches in Brockville’s Court House Square. The three massive stained-glass windows are beautiful, viewed from inside or out. During Doors Open, you can see the church’s collection of antique bibles. And you might just be lucky enough to hear the 1910 Casavant Frères 1200-pipe organ.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

5 Pine Street
Brockville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-342-9556

Architecture

Year built: c. 1878
Architect: James P. Johnston
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 23, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church Doors Open Brockville and Area

First Presbyterian Church

This congregation was founded in 1811 by the Reverend William Smart, an itinerant preacher who spread the gospel on horseback, carrying his bible in his saddlebags. This impressive stone structure has three landmark spires and beautiful stained-glass windows. Tour guides will be on hand to welcome visitors and answer questions, and an organist will demonstrate the use of the organ.

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

Contact info

10 Church Street
Brockville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-345-5014
Email: firstkirk@ripnet.com
http://pccweb.ca/firstchurch-BROCKVILLE

Architecture

Year built: 1879
Architect: James P. Johnston
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 23, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Flach Family Homestead Doors Open Brockton

Flach Family Homestead

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Fort Willow Doors Open Simcoe County

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

François Baby House (Museum Windsor) Doors Open Windsor

François Baby House (Museum Windsor)

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Frank’s Limestone Kiln Side Trail Doors Open Simcoe County

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Frank’s Limestone Kiln Side Trail

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

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Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Freeman Station Doors Open Burlington

Freeman Station

From 1854 to 1988, this location was Burlington's railway arrival and departure centre – connecting local residents with Toronto, Chicago and Buffalo. Built in 1906 for the Grand Trunk Railway as a combination passenger and baggage depot, the Burlington West Station (formerly Burlington Junction, known as Freeman Station) exhibits stylistic features characteristic of Grand Trunk Railway stations constructed in that decade.

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

Contact info

1285 Fairview Street
Burlington, Ontario
www.freemanstation.ca

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Friends Cemetery Doors Open Ajax

Friends Cemetery

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: Established in 1809
Building type: Cemetery

Dates/hours open

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

Fulford Place Doors Open Brockville and Area

Fulford Place

This magnificent Edwardian mansion evokes the opulent lifestyle of Canada’s industrial and political elite in the early 1900s. Guides will be on hand throughout the house to share family history with visitors, and tours of the collections storage area will be available. Enjoy a new exhibit, Pieces of Me, which explores the interconnection of artifacts and identity.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • 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
  • Women's history

Contact info

287 King Street East
Brockville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-498-3003
Email: fulfordplace@heritagetrust.on.ca
www.heritagetrust.on.ca/fulfordplace

Architecture

Year built: 1899-1901
Architect: Albert W. Fuller
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 23, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Glanmore National Historic Site Doors Open Belleville and District

Glanmore National Historic Site

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

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

Glengarry Pioneer Museum Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Glengarry Pioneer Museum

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Gravenhurst Ambulance Station Doors Open Gravenhurst

Gravenhurst Ambulance Station

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 2006
Architect: Greystone

Dates/hours open

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

Gravenhurst Opera House Doors Open Gravenhurst

Gravenhurst Opera House

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Gravenhurst Public Library Doors Open Gravenhurst

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Gravenhurst Public Library

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 2000
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

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

Gwillimdale Farms Doors Open Simcoe County

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Gwillimdale Farms

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

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1900

Dates/hours open

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

Hamilton Road Tree Carving Tour Doors Open London

Hamilton Road Tree Carving Tour

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Hammond Power Solutions Inc. Doors Open Brockton

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Hammond Power Solutions Inc.

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

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1976
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Hartrick House Doors Open Ajax

Hartrick House

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

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

Contact info

120 Roberson Drive
Ajax, Ontario

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

​Hatch Specialty Coffee Doors Open Markham

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​Hatch Specialty Coffee

Hatch Specialty Coffee is a coffee lab, roaster and brewer. Many of its coffee beans are sourced by direct trade from coffee growers. The roasting style is strongly influenced by Scandinavian-style light roasts. This site features tours of the roaster and brewer, as well as coffee 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

Dates/hours open

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

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

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Henry Corby House B&B, The

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

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Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Heritage Boatworks Doors Open Gravenhurst

Heritage Boatworks

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

Heritage House Catering Doors Open Ajax

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

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Heritage House Museum Doors Open Smiths Falls

Heritage House Museum

Heritage House Museum is housed in this Victorian home. Period rooms depict the lifestyle of a mill owner's family living in Smiths Falls in the 1860s. Situated on a picturesque portion of the Rideau Canal, the museum features a unique mirror-image façade, a two-storey privy, exhibition galleries, spacious gardens and a picnic area. Demonstrations and special guests throughout the day.

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

Contact info

11 Old Sly's Road
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Telephone: 613-283-6311
Email: heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca
www.facebook.com/heritagehousemuseum

Architecture

Year built: 1861
Architect: Joshua Bates
Architectural style: Georgian, Victorian
Building type: Historical house, Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Hillary House and Koffler Museum of Medicine Doors Open Aurora

Hillary House and Koffler Museum of Medicine

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Hillary House Barn Doors Open Aurora

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Hillary House Barn

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

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Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1862
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Hillsdale Jail Doors Open Simcoe County

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

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  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre of Windsor Doors Open Windsor

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Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre of Windsor

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

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

7007 Enterprise Way
Windsor, Ontario
www.hmccw.org

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Hiram Walker & Sons Distillery Doors Open Windsor

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Hiram Walker & Sons Distillery

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Historic SDG Jail Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Historic SDG Jail

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1833
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

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

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

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Historical Walking Tour: Ship and Boat Building at Muskoka Wharf

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

HMCS Hunter, Naval Reserve Division Doors Open Windsor

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HMCS Hunter, Naval Reserve Division

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

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery Doors Open Burlington

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Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Homewood Museum Doors Open Brockville and Area

Homewood Museum

One of Ontario's oldest residences, Homewood – owned and operated by the Ontario Heritage Trust – was commissioned by Dr. Solomon Jones, a Loyalist and surgeon in the militia. Learn about early medical practice, life in the militia, farming and more, as you delve into the history of seven generations of this one family.

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

1372 Highway 2 (north side)
Maitland, Ontario
Telephone: 613-348-1246
www.heritagetrust.on.ca/en/index.php/properties/homewood-museum

Architecture

Year built: 1799
Architect: Louis Briere
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 23, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory Doors Open London

Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1940
Architect: O. Roy Moore

Dates/hours open

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

Hutton House Doors Open London

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Hutton House

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1986
Building type: Commercial, Educational facility

Dates/hours open

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

International Friendship Gardens Doors Open Thunder Bay

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International Friendship Gardens

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Intrepid Park, Camp X Doors Open Oshawa

Intrepid Park, Camp X

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

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Ireland House Museum Doors Open Burlington

Ireland House Museum

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Islamic Centre of Oshawa Doors Open Oshawa

Islamic Centre of Oshawa

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Jack Richardson London Music Hall Doors Open London

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Jack Richardson London Music Hall

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

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Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Jet Aircraft Museum Doors Open London

Jet Aircraft Museum

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

John McGivney Children's Centre Doors Open Windsor

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John McGivney Children's Centre

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

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

John P. Metras Sports Museum Doors Open London

John P. Metras Sports Museum

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday only: Noon to 6 p.m.

Johnson Woodworks Doors Open Brockton

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Johnson Woodworks

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

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  • Parking

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

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

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

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

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Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 2008
Architect: Raimondo + Associates

Dates/hours open

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

Kings Inn B&B, The Doors Open Quinte West

Kings Inn B&B, The

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto Doors Open Markham

Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto

The Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto was begun by women for women. The clubhouse was originally a country estate called Brooklands, built for Strafford Watson (son of a prominent Toronto lawyer) as a wedding present. The course was designed by the distinguished golf course architect, Stanley Thompson. Champion golfer Ada Mackenzie was the driving force behind the club's establishment.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

7859 Yonge Street
Markham, Ontario

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

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

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Healthcare facility

Dates/hours open

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

Lannin Funeral Home and Reception Centre Doors Open Smiths Falls

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Lannin Funeral Home and Reception Centre

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1840s
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Las Chicas del Café Doors Open St. Thomas

Las Chicas del Café

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

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  • Parking

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Lexus of Lakeridge Doors Open Ajax

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Lexus of Lakeridge

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Leyshon (Hobley) House Doors Open Brockton

Leyshon (Hobley) House

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

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  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

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

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Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre (Old Clinton Town Hall)

The Old Clinton Town Hall has enjoyed many uses over the years. Initially a town hall and community centre, it has also housed the Sons of Temperance Movement and the Freemasons, who occupy the upper floor to this day. The main level is still run by the municipality, housing a public library and the Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre.

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

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

Lockmaster's House - Home of Le Boat

Surrounded by spacious lawns, the Lockmaster’s House is set back from the lock at the Combined Lockstation on the Rideau Canal. The two-storey building has ground-floor walls of rough-faced stone with loopholes and a clapboarded second storey. The symmetrical main façade has a central door flanked by windows balanced by three second-storey windows. An enclosed porch protects the main entrance.

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

London and Port Stanley Railway Station Doors Open St. Thomas

London and Port Stanley Railway Station

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

London Children's Museum Doors Open London

London Children's Museum

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

London City Hall Doors Open London

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London City Hall

Come and be part of history in the making as London prepares to be the first city in Canada to elect its mayor and city council using a ranked choice voting method. Take part in a tried-and-tested kid-friendly demonstration of ranked choice voting. Then head outside to take in the beauty of the recently refurbished cenotaph in Victoria Park.

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

Contact info

300 Dufferin Avenue
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-2489, ext. 8436
Email: gtucker@london.ca
www.london.ca

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

London Civic Gardens and Complex Doors Open London

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London Civic Gardens and Complex

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1996
Architect: Richard Hammond
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

London Clay Art Centre Doors Open London

London Clay Art Centre

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

London Community Woodshop Doors Open London

London Community Woodshop

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1950s
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

London Fire Station No. 4 Doors Open London

London Fire Station No. 4

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

London Life Insurance Company Doors Open London

London Life Insurance Company

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

London Model Railroad Group Inc. Doors Open London

London Model Railroad Group Inc.

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: Late 1940s

Dates/hours open

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

London Muslim Mosque Doors Open London

London Muslim Mosque

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

London Police Service Headquarters Doors Open London

London Police Service Headquarters

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

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1974
Architect: Nichole Schoales Ream McBain

Dates/hours open

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

Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre Doors Open Windsor

Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre

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

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

3277 Sandwich Street
Windsor, Ontario

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Maplehurst Manor & Carriage House Doors Open Brockville and Area

Maplehurst Manor & Carriage House

Maplehurst is a magnificent Georgian-style manor overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Completed in 1829 by George Longley, an English lord, Maplehurst has been fully renovated and is considered one of Brockville’s premier properties, offering guests a unique setting for overnight accommodations, weddings and other events. Come and visit the manor!

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

Contact info

1258 County Road 2
Maitland, Ontario
Telephone: 613-348-1829
www.maplehurst.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1829
Architect: George Longley
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Commercial, Private residence

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 23, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Markham Village Fire Station Doors Open Markham

Markham Village Fire Station

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1985

Dates/hours open

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

Markham Village Train Station Doors Open Markham

Markham Village Train Station

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

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

214 Main Street North
Markham, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1870
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

McGregor-Cowan House Doors Open Windsor

McGregor-Cowan House
The McGregor-Cowan House, built about 1808 in the Georgian style, is believed to be the second-oldest building in Windsor (after Duff-Baby House). The chimneys on either side of the roof ridge represent a French-Canadian heating system unique to the area – each chimney warming a separate side of the house. The building is now privately owned and houses a bakery.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

3118 Sandwich Street
Windsor, Ontario
www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=2240

Architecture

Year built: c. 1808
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

McKay Art Centre Doors Open Markham

McKay Art Centre

This distinctive example of Ontario vernacular architecture features Gothic revival and classical revival detailing. It was originally the home of Salem Eckardt, a local auctioneer. Group of Seven artist Frederick Varley lived here in his later years; he had a studio in the basement. The space now showcases the work of local artists and provides a studio for art instruction.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

197 Main Street
Unionville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-946-1733

Architecture

Year built: c. 1856
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

McLaughlin Bandshell Doors Open Oshawa

McLaughlin Bandshell

This bandshell, set in downtown Oshawa, was a gift from R.S. McLaughlin, founder of General Motors Canada, in 1942 to the City of Oshawa. During Doors Open Oshawa, performances by the Oshawa Civic Band and guided tours will showcase the unique building. Set in Memorial Park, there is also a cenotaph containing stones of allied nations.

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

Contact info

110 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-436-3311

Architecture

Year built: 1942
Building type: Theatre
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Merlin's Hollow Doors Open Aurora

Merlin's Hollow

This site – featuring four unique gardens, including a rock and water garden – has been featured on CBC and HGTV, and in programs on local television stations. Over 1,500 species of plants and flowers, and countless insects, live here. Horticulturalists and photographers alike will delight in the garden sculptures, flowers in full bloom and impressive array of vibrant colours.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

181 Centre Crescent
Aurora, Ontario

Architecture

Architect: David Tomlinson
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Middlesex County Administration Building Doors Open London

Middlesex County Administration Building

The old hanging ground was behind the Middlesex County Administration Building. Many infamous convicts – including cop-killer Peg Leg Brown, ax murderess Phoebe Campbell and the first (and second!) man hanged in London, Cornelius Burleigh – gasped out their last breaths and were buried under what is now a parking lot. Onsite actors will be on hand for reenactments.

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

Contact info

399 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-434-7321
Email: kbunting@middlesex.ca
www.middlesex.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1829
Architect: John Ewart
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 16, 2018
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; showtimes at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Milton - Bronte Pioneer Cemetery Doors Open Halton Region

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Milton - Bronte Pioneer Cemetery

This cemetery was restored by the local chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (1920s), and again by the Milton Historical Society (1980s). Elizabeth Harrison – Milton’s first teacher – single-handedly raised eight children and died in 1867. Her husband, Thomas, died in 1824 – four years after arriving in Canada from England. Just one of the stories you’ll uncover here.

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

Contact info

125 Bronte Street North
Milton , Ontario
Telephone: 905-878-8603
Email: tomoskychamberskp@gmail.com

Architecture

Building type: Cemetery

Dates/hours open

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

Milton - Darling Home for Kids, The Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Darling Home for Kids, The

This unique oasis is a state-of-the-art facility nestled in 31 hectares (77 acres) on the Niagara Escarpment. Rarely open to the public, this one-of-a-kind building provides a home for children. Enjoy the therapeutic gardens, waterfall and walking trails. Meet the architect, one of the home’s founders or take a guided walk led by a biologist. Complimentary refreshments will be available.

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

Contact info

5657 15 Side Road
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-878-7673, ext. 232
Email: nwalker@darlinghomeforkids.ca
www.darlinghomeforkids.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2004
Architect: Antonio Santini (Red Studio Architects)
Landscape: Conservation area, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Milton - Elm Tree Centre - The "Originals" Loft Art and Sculpture Gallery Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Elm Tree Centre - The "Originals" Loft Art and Sculpture Gallery

Built in 1875, Elm Tree Centre's stone barn is a designated historical building. Its walls are 56 centimetres (22 inches) thick and are made from natural field stone. The house was built in 1859; the gallery was constructed by Mennonites with post-and-beam construction. Don’t miss the gift shop and summer kitchen. The bistro will also be open, serving tasty snacks.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

2113 25 Sideroad
Moffat, Ontario
Telephone: 519-823-5847
Email: info@elmtreecentre.com
www.elmtreecentre.com

Architecture

Year built: 1859 (house); 1875 (stone barn); 2004 (post-and-beam barn/gallery)
Architect: John Atkinson
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29 – Sunday September 30, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Halton County Radial Railway Museum Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Halton County Radial Railway Museum

The Halton County Radial Railway Museum is Milton’s best-kept secret! Take a ride on a vintage streetcar, visit the historical railway station and see the old streetcars, radial cars and work cars in the display barns. The oldest railcar dates from the late 1800s.

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

Contact info

13629 Guelph Line (north of Highway 401, south of Highway 7)
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-856-9802
www.HCRY.org

Architecture

Year built: Formed in 1954
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Attraction, Museum, Transportation
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Milton - Islamic Community Centre Doors Open Halton Region

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Milton - Islamic Community Centre

The Islamic Community Centre of Milton (ICCM) has been serving Milton’s Muslim community through religious services, educational opportunities, community programs, social gatherings and sports events since 2010. ICCM is a registered not-for-profit charitable entity, operating under the banner of Islamic Circle of North America (Canada). During Doors Open, enjoy displays, videos and calligraphy demonstrations. Food and beverages will be available.

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

Contact info

8069 Esquesing Line
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-878-3292
Email: ICCM.operations@gmail.com
http://icnamilton.com

Architecture

Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: Noon to 5 p.m.

Milton - Mattamy National Cycling Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Mattamy National Cycling Centre

Milton - Mattamy National Cycling Centre

This world-class cycling track is home to the Canadian cycling team. It is the second such facility in North America. Guided tours will occur on Saturday (self-guided on Sunday). The Canadian National Track Championships will also be occurring at the same time as Doors Open Halton Region. Come and watch the competition. Food and beverages/snacks will be available.

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

Contact info

2015 Pan Am Blvd.
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-875-5398
Email: velodrome@milton.ca
www.mattamynationalcyclingcentre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2014
Architect: B&H Architects (master planning and PDC Consultant) FaulknerBrowns Architects (design architect) CannonDesign (executive architect)
Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29 – Sunday September 30, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Milton - Orange Snail Brewers Doors Open Halton Region

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Milton - Orange Snail Brewers

This is Milton's first craft brewery. It features beers that are named with local heritage in mind, including: Iron Pig (Pale Ale) – recalling Milton's blacksmithing history – Rattle'N'Nemo (Amber Ale) – named after Rattle Snake Point and Mount Nemo – and 16 Jasper IPA – named after 16 Mile Creek and Jasper Martin (one of Milton’s founders). Beverages, food and snacks will be available.

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

Contact info

32 Steeles Ave. East, Unit 1
Milton , Ontario
Telephone: 289-270-1680
Email: info@orangesnailbrewers.ca
www.orangesnailbrewers.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Milton - Waldie's Blacksmith Shop Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Waldie's Blacksmith Shop

A restored post-and-beam structure built in 1865, Waldie’s is a working blacksmith shop with original tools and artifacts used by blacksmiths as well as forges that have been reconstructed by precision craftsmen. The Milton Historical Society, who currently occupies this historical site, is a member of the Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association.

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

16 James Street
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-875-4156
Email: info@miltonhistoricalsociety.ca
www.miltonhistoricalsociety.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1865
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Milton - Willow Grove Heritage Honey/Egg Farm Doors Open Halton Region

Milton - Willow Grove Heritage Honey/Egg Farm

Farmer Levi Willson was appointed the first sheriff of Halton County in 1856. Visit his historical home where you can still see evidence of a holding cell that was created in the basement. This beautiful farm is now home to a natural honeybee farm that doesn’t use pesticides, antibiotics or chemicals. Honey tastings available and honey for sale.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

5576 Regional Road 25
Milton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-878-8603
Email: tomoskychamberskp@gmail.com
http://willow-grove-heritage-honeyegg-farm.business.site

Architecture

Year built: 1829, 1835
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Food and drink, Private residence
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

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

Montrose Inn Boutique Bed and Breakfast Doors Open Quinte West

Montrose Inn Boutique Bed and Breakfast

In 1916, Robert J. Graham – prominent businessman and Belleville's former mayor – started building his summer home, now known as the Montrose Inn. This excellent example of antebellum architecture was designed by Toronto architect Eustice Bird and took two years to complete. The inn has had new owners and décor since May 2015.

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

Contact info

1725 Old Highway 2 West
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-966-1028
www.montroseinn.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1916
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Museum London Doors Open London

Museum London

Join Museum London for activities based on their contemporary art and history exhibitions. Hear Indigenous history come to life in the Voices exhibition in which century-old wax cylinder recordings of songs and stories are played and translated for the first time. Take in the bright imaginations of the comic artists of southwestern Ontario in this display of words and pictures.

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

Contact info

421 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-0333
Email: info@museumlondon.ca
www.museumlondon.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1980
Architect: Raymond Moriyama
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Museum of Ontario Archaeology Doors Open London

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Come and enjoy the annual Harvest Festival and Powwow – a celebration of Aboriginal art, music and culture. Visitors can experience a traditional Indigenous powwow that takes place next to the museum in a 500-year-old village where Neutral Iroquoians once lived. Visitors will also enjoy hands-on cultural workshops and demonstrations, shop for First Nations hand-crafted items, and taste traditional foods.

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

Contact info

1600 Attawandaron Road
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-473-1360
Email: info@archaeologymuseum.ca
www.archaeologymuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1981
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Muskoka Airport Doors Open Gravenhurst

Muskoka Airport

This airport was constructed in 1933. During the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Air Force conducted flight training here. The field was made available to the Royal Norwegian Air Force in 1942 and hundreds of Norwegians trained here. In 2001, Norwegian Training in Canada during the Second World War was designated as an event of national historical significance.

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

Contact info

1011 Airport Road
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-687-2194
www.muskokaairport.com

Architecture

Year built: 1933
Building type: Attraction, Military, Museum, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mystery Escape Rooms Doors Open London

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Mystery Escape Rooms

See history come alive as you travel back in time to this unique pop-up escape room. You and your group of explorers have been whisked back in time to the late 1800s. Do you have what it takes to solve all of the puzzles and escape in time, or will you be stuck in the 1800s forever?

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

Contact info

388 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-601-8989
www.mysteryescaperooms.com

Architecture

Year built: 1855
Architectural style: Renaissance revival

Dates/hours open

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

National Ski Academy Doors Open Simcoe County

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National Ski Academy

Historically known as Tornaveen, this grand-scale dwelling continues to hold cultural heritage value. This grand-scale dwelling, a 2.5-storey house, was erected in 1892-93 for Collingwood merchant Frank Telfer. It became the first property in Collingwood to be formally designated. The Queen Anne revival style features turrets, multiple gables and tall ornamental chimneys.

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Contact info

200 Oak Street
Collingwood, Ontario
Telephone: 705-444-1617
www.nationalskiacademy.com

Architecture

Year built: 1892
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

New Song Church Doors Open Windsor

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New Song Church

New Song Church is a community outreach church in the heart of Ford City. The congregation began in 1994 and, after several moves, settled in its present location. This building has classical proportions with a tall first floor and shorter second storey. Part of Feeding Windsor, the church has a Food Club store and a Pet Food Bank.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

999 Drouillard Road
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-971-7664
www.newsongwindsor.blogspot.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1920
Architect: Gilbert J.P. Jacques
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Nickel Brook Brewing Co. Doors Open Burlington

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Nickel Brook Brewing Co.

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

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

North America’s Smallest Jail Doors Open Simcoe County

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North America’s Smallest Jail

This 4.5 metre by 6 metre (15 foot by 20 foot) building was erected in 1892 at a cost of $425.20. Its first resident was a black cow, but most of the “guests” were incarcerated overnight to “dry out.” It stopped serving as a jail in the early 1940s and today it is open for visitors.

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  • Parking

Contact info

165 Library Street
Creemore, Ontario
Telephone: 705-428-6230, ext. 249
Email: amurray@clearview.ca
http://creemore.com/log-cabin-adopts-north-americas-smallest-jail

Architecture

Year built: 1892
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - "Anitra" Schooner Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - "Anitra" Schooner

Designed by Montye Macrae and built in Hamilton in 1926, the wooden schooner Anitra is known as the Queen of Lake Ontario. Visitors are welcome to come aboard and discover the joys of sailing and racing, and see how the Anitra was constructed. (Access through the lower entrance after 2 p.m.)

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

56 Water Street (Oakville Club)
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-845-0231

Architecture

Year built: 1926

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Guided walks (Oakville Historical Society) Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Guided walks (Oakville Historical Society)

Enjoy a one-hour walk exploring Old Oakville. Walkers can learn about the history of the town, brought to life by costumed volunteers with anecdotes and the histories of its first inhabitants. Appreciate many of the town’s oldest homes, dating back to the 1820s. Meet at 110 King Street for 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. tours.

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

Contact info

Meet at 110 King Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-2695
Email: information@oakvillehistory.org
www.oakvillehistory.org

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: guided tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Oakville - Howard Iron Works Printing Museum Doors Open Halton Region

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Oakville - Howard Iron Works Printing Museum

How important has the printing press been throughout history? Visit this interesting museum and explore the story of printing, focusing on machinery and ephemerae from the 1830s to 1950s. This museum is where rare and unusual machinery comes to life. Doors Open marks the first time that it will be open to the public. Food and beverages will be available.

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

Contact info

800 Westgate Road
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-821-0000, ext. 231
Email: info@howardironworks.org
www.howardironworks.org

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church

This red-brick Gothic-style building was dedicated on May 20, 1888. The magnificent church steeple still rises over Oakville's main street. The stained-glass windows are among the best in Canada. Tour the sanctuary and walk through the lovely memorial gardens. During Doors Open, food, beverages and organ recitals will be available.

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

Contact info

26 Robinson Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-582-6621
www.knoxoakville.com

Architecture

Year built: 1888
Architect: Peter Brass
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen Doors Open Halton Region

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Oakville - Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen

Knox Sixteen provides visitors with a glimpse into the past. This historical Gothic revival-style church – with its beautiful stained-glass windows and a well-maintained pioneer cemetery – invites visitors to a place of quiet and peace. We invite you to come and celebrate their 185th anniversary.

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

Contact info

1150 Dundas Street West
Oakville , Ontario
Email: pastor@knox16.com
www.knox16presbyterian.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1833
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Landscape: Garden, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Merrick Thomas House Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Merrick Thomas House

Merrick Thomas House is a fine example of a settler’s house. This one-and-a-half-storey clapboard structure – with the saltbox roofline typical of its period – is constructed of white pine logs squared into 12-inch-by-12-inch timbers on a fieldstone foundation. The Oakville Historical Society now operates the house as a museum. Costumed volunteers will provide cooking demonstrations over an open fire.

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

Contact info

144 Front Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-2695
Email: information@oakvillehistory.org
www.oakvillehistory.org

Architecture

Year built: 1829; moved to its present site in 1955
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Oakville Club, The Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Club, The

Since 1907, families have been active in sports, recreation and social activities at this landmark community club. While here, discover the charm of the waterfront. Imagine what the facility would have looked like when it was a bustling granary in the 1800s, a First World War airplane hangar and a squash (1980s) and fitness centre (1990s).

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

Contact info

56 Water Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-845-0231
Email: membership@oakvilleclub.com
www.oakvilleclub.com

Architecture

Year built: 1856
Landscape: Natural heritage

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Oakville - Oakville Historical Society Offices Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Historical Society Offices

The offices of the Oakville Historical Society are located in the cottages on the north side of the Erchless Estate grounds. The great-granddaughters of Oakville’s founder, William Chisholm, had the cottages built in the 1950s. During Doors Open Halton Region, visitors can enjoy a featured display here – including local artifacts and documents.

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

Contact info

110 King Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-2695
Email: information@oakvillehistory.org
www.oakvillehistory.org

Architecture

Year built: 1953
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Oakville Masonic Hall Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Masonic Hall

Masons have been active in Oakville since the early 1800s. Built in 1924, this hall was designed by Brother Connery, an architect and member of the organization. Don’t miss the informative guided tour through this fine example of beaux arts-style architecture, while learning about the traditions of the Freemasons.

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

Contact info

125 Thomas Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-827-2074
Email: carberry@cogeco.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1923
Architectural style: Beaux arts

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate

The Erchless Estate was once the home of Oakville’s founding family, the Chisholms. It is now the setting for the community's museum. Come and enjoy the magnificent harbour views, historical gardens and tour the family estate and exhibits. The entertaining and knowledgeable staff will tell visitors the fascinating stories of early Oakville.

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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

Contact info

8 Navy Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-338-4400
www.oakville.ca/museum

Architecture

Year built: Custom house and bank, c. 1856; estate, c. 1858
Architect: R.K. Chisholm
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Attraction, Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Oakville Yacht Squadron Lighthouse Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville Yacht Squadron Lighthouse

This lighthouse was built to replace the original 1836 structure that was destroyed by massive waves in 1886. In 1960, the Canadian Department of Transportation replaced the lighthouse with a modern steel structure, abandoning the original lighthouse. Members of the Oakville Yacht Squadron and concerned local residents salvaged the old lighthouse and moved it to its present location.

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

Contact info

97 Forsythe Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-338-9379
Email: karenwykes@oysqn.com
www.oysqn.com

Architecture

Year built: 1889
Architect: Henry George (Port Elgin)
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Oakville's First Post Office Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Oakville's First Post Office

This little building served as the town's first post office from 1835 to 1856. In the early 1950s, it was saved from demolition and moved to Lakeside Park where it became a museum. Try your hand at writing with a quill pen. Then, wander around the lovely park and surrounding grounds overlooking Lake Ontario.

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

Contact info

8 Navy Street in Lakeside Park, at the corner of Front and Thomas streets
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-338-4400
Email: oakvillemuseum@oakville.ca
www.oakville.ca/museum

Architecture

Year built: 1835
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Palermo One-Room Schoolhouse (Trafalgar Township Historical Society) Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Palermo One-Room Schoolhouse (Trafalgar Township Historical Society)

This one-room school house offers lots to see and do – heritage displays, vintage desks and school books. Visitors during Doors Open can also enjoy archives for community research, a school desk sale and book sale, corking and a wooden toy display. Also during Doors Open, try your hand at ink and chalk board writing. And don’t miss the barbecue!

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

2431 Dundas Street West
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-257-6029, ext. 101
Email: michelle@tths.ca
www.tths.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1942
Architect: D.A. Wendover and Sons Construction
Building type: Schoolhouse
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

Housed in a renovated, repurposed high school, the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre is a unique multi-purpose LEEDS-certified recreation, arts and cultural facility. In celebration of Doors Open and Culture Days, enjoy free family entertainment, live music, art activities, dance and more! Snacks and beverage will be available.

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

Contact info

2302 Bridge Road
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-815-5979
Email: Tonia.DiRisio@oakville.ca
www.oakville.ca/culturerec/queen-elizabeth-park-community-cultural-centre.html

Architecture

Year built: 1972; 2012

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Sovereign House, The/Mazo de la Roche Heritage Display Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Sovereign House, The/Mazo de la Roche Heritage Display Centre

Operated by the Bronte Historical Society, this house was built for Charles Sovereign, a local justice of the peace. It was moved to its present location in 1988. Renowned author Mazo de la Roche lived here from 1910-15. Enjoy a guided tour and spectacular views of Bronte Harbour. Experience the exhibit Art on the Bluffs by portrait artist Mirka Hattula.

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

Contact info

7 West River Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-825-5552
Email: brontehistoricalsociety@bellnet.ca
http://brontehistoricalsociety.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1846
Architect: Charles Sovereign
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Historical house, Museum
Landscape: Garden, Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - St. Andrew's Church Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - St. Andrew's Church

Between 1838 and 1840, town founder William Chisholm donated the land for this church and parishioners raised funds to build it. The beautiful windows and furnishings highlight and emphasize the church’s natural setting. Wander along the adjacent Waterfront Trail and Oakville Trail systems. Special exhibit: The St. John’s Bible – the first illuminated Bible commissioned in over 500 years.

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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

41 Reynolds Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-3303
Email: office@StAndrewOakville.com
www.standrewoakville.com

Architecture

Year built: 1840
Architectural style: Classical revival, Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Landscape, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - St. Andrew's Parish Centre Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - St. Andrew's Parish Centre

Over the years, this home has been a rectory, convent and parish centre. Come and explore displays of the parish’s history and its role in Oakville’s social and cultural life. Enjoy a stroll along the adjacent Waterfront and Oakville trails. Coffee and biscuits will be served.

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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

53 Reynolds Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-3303
Email: office@StAndrewOakville.com
www.standrewoakville.com

Architecture

Year built: 1858
Architect: Gren Weiss
Architectural style: Regency
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; performances, displays, guided walks and items for sale

Oakville - St. Jude's Anglican Church Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - St. Jude's Anglican Church

St Jude’s has been in its present building since 1883. The bell tower, completed in 1896, houses a bell that was cast at Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London, England. The tower clock, installed in 1906, is wound by hand weekly. During Doors Open, enjoy live musicians in the sanctuary. Wander through the rummage sale in Victoria Hall.

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

Contact info

160 William Street
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-844-3972
Email: businessmanager@stjudeschurch.net
www.stjudeschurch.net

Architecture

Year built: 1883; renovations, 1956, 1987
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Oakville - Town of Oakville Greenhouse Doors Open Halton Region

Oakville - Town of Oakville Greenhouse

Over 150,000 annuals – with significant varieties of plant species – are grown here for the town's seasonal horticultural displays. The plant conservatory and patio are home to plants from different geographical regions. During Doors Open, visitors can see the Oakville Junior Garden (Oakville Horticultural Society) and will be able to do some transplanting.

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

Contact info

1100 Cornwall Road
Oakville, Ontario
Telephone: 905-845-6601
Email: Steve.wiersma@oakville.ca
www.oakville.ca/culturerec/facility-rentals-greenhouse.html

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Green building
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Olde Walkerville Theatre Doors Open Windsor

Olde Walkerville Theatre

This theatre was designed by C. Howard Crane, one of North America’s preeminent movie palace architects. Detroit native Crane became one of the major architects for Fox movie theatres (later 20th Century Fox). His theatres were known for their excellent acoustics and plush interiors. Today, in addition to being a performance venue, the theatre is available for weddings and meetings.

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

Contact info

1564 Wyandotte Street East
Windsor, Ontario
www.oldewalkervilletheatre.com

Architecture

Year built: 1920
Architect: C. Howard Crane
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

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

Ontario Genealogical Society, Quinte Branch Doors Open Quinte West

Ontario Genealogical Society, Quinte Branch

Working on your family tree? Thinking about it? The research facilities and library at the Quinte Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) can boost your research efforts. Come in and meet the volunteers, always willing to help with your project. At 1 p.m., the monthly meeting will feature Steve Fulton, president of the OGS, who will be speaking.

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

Contact info

7 Creswell Drive (City Hall)
Quinte West, Ontario
Telephone: 613-392-3381, ext. 3328
Email: quintechair@ogs.on.ca
https://quinte.ogs.on.ca

Architecture

Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

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

Ontario Regiment Museum Doors Open Oshawa

Ontario Regiment Museum

The Ontario Regiment Museum is home to Canada’s largest collection of operational historical military vehicles. Vehicle demonstrations will take place throughout the day. It also houses a large collection of artifacts that details the rich military history of Oshawa, Whitby and Durham Region. A 1,579-square-metre (17,000-square- foot) addition will open in May 2018.

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

Contact info

1000 Stevenson Road North (Airport South Field)
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-728-6199
www.ontrmuseum.ca

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Orillia Farmers' Market Doors Open Simcoe County

Orillia Farmers' Market

The Orillia Farmers’ Market predates the establishment of Orillia as a village in 1867, and is one of the longest running in Ontario. In its early days, the market enjoyed a busy trade in hay, firewood and livestock, as well as farm-fresh produce, baked goods and handicrafts – products still available to market visitors today. Stop by for some local fare!

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Market Square, 36 Mississaga Street West
Orillia, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 29, 2018
Saturday: 7 a.m. to Noon

Orillia Public Library Doors Open Simcoe County

Orillia Public Library

Spend some time at the library and enjoy their robust programming schedule during Doors Open – including how to: code with the Codemobile, write a song, program “Hobots,” do kindergarten readiness at home, do five-minute makeup, barbecue, spin wool, repair drywall, bird watch, garden in small spaces, quilt, repair your bicycle, and more!

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36 Mississaga Street West
Orillia, Ontario
Telephone: 705-325-2338, ext. 211
www.orilliapubliclibrary.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2012
Architect: Acuqicon
Building type: Green building, Library

Dates/hours open

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

Oshawa Masonic Centre Doors Open Oshawa

Oshawa Masonic Centre

Constructed in 1928 in the art deco style and shrouded in symbolism, this building is now home to four lodges and two concordant bodies. Doors Open Oshawa provides a unique opportunity to learn more about Masonic imagery and to view the Lodge Room, as well as the anteroom, hall and library.

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91 Centre Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-433-1911

Architecture

Year built: 1928
Architect: C.C. Stenhouse
Architectural style: Art deco

Dates/hours open

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

Oshawa Public Libraries - McLaughlin Branch Doors Open Oshawa

Oshawa Public Libraries - McLaughlin Branch

R.S. McLaughlin officially opened the library, his gift to the city, in 1954. The architect, A.H. Eadie, studied under John M. Lyle, who designed Parkwood’s formal gardens. Lyle's influence on Eadie is seen at Union Cemetery in the McLaughlin Mausoleum, while the library uses vocabulary from Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie style.

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  • Women's history

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65 Bagot Street
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-579-6111
www.oshlib.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1954
Architect: Arthur H. Eadie
Architectural style: Prairie
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

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

Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame Doors Open Oshawa

Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame

This museum, located on the first floor of the Tribute Communities Centre, honours those who have achieved a high level as players, teams and builders of sport in the city. Caricatures of each inductee are found on the walls. Numerous artifacts and photographs will be on display, depicting the sport history of Oshawa – from hockey heroes to Kentucky Derby winners.

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99 Athol Street East
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-245-0360
www.oshawasportshalloffame.com

Architecture

Year built: 2007
Building type: Attraction, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Paramount Theatre Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Paramount Theatre

Construction of Port Arthur’s deluxe movie theatre, designed by architect Jay Isadore English, began in 1947; it opened in December 1948. The theatre co-hosted the 1963 world premiere of Walt Disney’s The Incredible Journey, an adaptation of Port Arthur resident Sheila Burnford’s classic novel of the same name. The theatre’s original balcony layout, seating and projector remain in place today.

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  • Women's history

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24 Court Street South
Thunder Bay, Ontario
www.facebook.com/paramounttbay

Architecture

Year built: 1948
Architect: Jay Isadore English
Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

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

Parks Canada Rideau Canal Gate Shop Doors Open Smiths Falls

Parks Canada Rideau Canal Gate Shop

Join us behind the scenes and see how lock gates are built by the talented Parks Canada craftsmen. Learn how these examples of 19th-century engineering are created to withstand the test of time. Find out how their designs are still relevant today, and learn how Parks Canada plays a leadership role in the protection of Canada's treasured places.

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  • French services available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

49 Centre Street
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Telephone: 613-283-5170, ext. 205
Email: RideauCanal.Info@pc.gc.ca
www.pc.gc.ca/Rideau

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Parrott Riverfront Trail Doors Open Belleville and District

Parrott Riverfront Trail

This paved and lit trail is 1.6 kilometres long (1 mile), travelling along the Moira River behind the historical downtown. Along this trail is a footbridge built in the early 1800s. To the north, it connects to the 5.2-kilometre (3-mile) Riverside Trail. To the south, it connects to the Zwicks Trail westward and the Kiwanis Bayshore Trail eastward.

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Start at the corner of Front and Station streets
Belleville, Ontario
http://belleville.ca/images/uploads/Belleville_Trail_Map.pdf

Architecture

Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Landscape, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Patrick House Art Studio & Gallery, The Doors Open Aurora

Patrick House Art Studio & Gallery, The

This charming board-and-batten Georgian cottage has had many owners over the years – including John Bowser, who supervised the construction of New York’s Empire State Building. Many of the building's original features have been carefully restored, including coffered ceilings and plank floors. Today, the house features a private art gallery, showcasing the work of local artists.

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58 Temperance Street
Aurora, Ontario
Telephone: 416-220-2127
www.thepatrickhouse.com

Architecture

Year built: c. 1860
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

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

Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives Doors Open Simcoe County

Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archives
Explore one of Ontario’s last original general stores and learn about the area’s early lumbering industry. Built in 1875 by Charles Beck, this historical building hosts the stories of Penetanguishene’s cultural past. The museum offers special events and programming throughout the year as well as an active genealogical research room, varied travelling exhibits and art exhibitions.

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  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

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13 Burke Street
Penetanguishene, Ontario
Telephone: 705-549-2150
Email: museum@penetanguishene.ca
www.penetanguishene.ca/en/Museum.asp?_mid_=23034

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Building type: Commercial, Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Pickering Village Walking Tours Doors Open Ajax

Pickering Village Walking Tours

Pickering Village owes much of its history to the arrival, in 1810, of Quaker settlers from New England, led by Timothy Rogers. Discover the myths and social history of the village and learn about the life and times of this Quaker community. Free guided walking tours will begin at the Village Community Centre.

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Meet at 22 Sherwood Road West
Ajax, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: Various
Architect: Various architects

Dates/hours open

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

Pine Orchard Quaker Meeting House Doors Open Aurora

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Pine Orchard Quaker Meeting House

Built in the c. 1820s in Whitchurch-Stouffville, the Pine Orchard Quaker Meeting House was in use from 1814 to 1944. In December 1945, the building was moved to its present location for use by the Aurora Gospel Tabernacle, after which time the building became home to a lighting store. Currently, MaMi's Bakery operates on the premises.

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15114 Yonge Street
Aurora, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: c. 1820
Building type: Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Pine Ridge Model Train Club Doors Open Oshawa

Pine Ridge Model Train Club

The Pine Ridge Model Railroaders began in 1969 when a group of General Motors workers, retired railroad employees and other interested individuals started the Oshawa Model Railroad Club. Despite a few name changes, the club continues to attract people with an interest in model trains. Explore many aspects of culture – architecture, landscape design, art and transportation – all in miniature!

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32 Wilson Road North
Oshawa, Ontario
http://pineridgemodelrailroaders.club

Architecture

Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

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

Port Stanley Terminal Rail Doors Open St. Thomas

Port Stanley Terminal Rail

The Port Stanley Terminal Rail is an operating tourist railway that runs on the restored London and Port Stanley (L&PS) Railway line to St. Thomas. The headquarters is located in the village of Port Stanley on Lake Erie. For Doors Open St. Thomas 2018, enjoy a train ride from the L&PS Railway Station to the Elgin County Museum.

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605 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-782-3730
www.pstr.on.ca

Architecture

Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

Portraits by Goguen Doors Open Oshawa

Portraits by Goguen

An excellent example of adaptive reuse, this delightful Second Empire house was built as a residence around 1900 and now serves as an artist’s studio and gallery. Many of the home’s original features have been restored, and the property includes a secret garden.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
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  • Self-guided tours available

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191 Centre Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-435-0976

Architecture

Year built: c. 1900
Architectural style: Second Empire
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel and Suites Doors Open Thunder Bay

Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel and Suites

Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel and Suites

Opened in 1911 by the Canadian Northern Railway, this six-storey stately brick and stone structure with its fine finishings and modern facilities was considered the finest hotel between Toronto and Winnipeg. The Royal Canadian Legion’s poppy campaign was ratified here at a meeting in 1921. This historical event is commemorated by a plaque found in the two-storey rotunda.

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17 Cumberland Street North
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Telephone: 1-800-267-2675
www.princearthurwaterfront.com

Architecture

Year built: 1911
Architect: J.D. Matheson, Warren and Wetmore Architects
Architectural style: Chicago School
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Princess Avenue Playhouse Doors Open St. Thomas

Princess Avenue Playhouse

Since 1967, the Elgin Theatre Guild has been treating local audiences to live entertainment. Run entirely by volunteers, the guild attracts hundreds of patrons every year to the Princess Avenue Playhouse. A handsome brick building with three outstanding façades and two distinct towers, it was designed in 1907 as a church.

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40 Princess Avenue
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-633-8530
www.elgintheatreguild.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1907
Architect: Neil Darrach
Building type: Place of worship, Theatre

Dates/hours open

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

Quaker Meeting House (Doric Masonic Hall) Doors Open Ajax

Quaker Meeting House (Doric Masonic Hall)

This unique building, erected in 1867 on land donated by early Quaker settler Timothy Rogers, is the last surviving Quaker meeting house in Pickering Township. Much of the building contains historical finishes, such as the tin ceiling, windows and trim. Tour the Masonic Lodge and learn the inner workings of Freemasonry – the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world.

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457 Kingston Road West
Ajax, Ontario
www.doric424.com

Architecture

Year built: 1867
Architect: Unknown
Building type: Historical landmark, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Quinte Waste Solutions Doors Open Quinte West

Quinte Waste Solutions

Quinte Waste Solutions is the municipal recycling service that has collected recycled materials in the community for over 25 years. At its Trenton location – known as the Material Recovery Facility – they process the household recycling for over 60,000 area households. Come and visit this facility and learn about what happens to your blue box recycling.

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270 West Street
Quinte West, Ontario
Telephone: 613-394-6266
Email: rachel@quinterecycling.org
http://quinterecycling.org

Architecture

Year built: 1990
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

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

Quinte West Public Library (Trenton Branch) Doors Open Quinte West

Quinte West Public Library (Trenton Branch)

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Trenton Explosion with the library. Engage with our interactive display to learn fascinating explosion details. Transport yourself back in time with early 20th-century clothing and props to take a picture against a virtual historical backdrop. Tickets will be available for this immersive theatre experience October 13.

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7 Creswell Drive
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-394-3381
www.library.quintewest.com/en

Architecture

Year built: 2005
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

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

Railway City Brewing Company Doors Open St. Thomas

Railway City Brewing Company

Visit this craft brewery, where beer is hand-crafted in small batches, using only the finest ingredients – locally grown hops and carefully selected Ontario-sourced malted grains – without additives, preservatives or pasteurization. Stop by for a tour and sample history in a bottle.

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130 Edward Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-631-1881
www.railwaycitybrewing.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA) Doors Open Thunder Bay

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Regional Food Distribution Association (RFDA)

The RFDA distributes food throughout the region, from its home at 570 Syndicate Avenue South. Currently called The Paterson Family Food Centre, the structure – built in 1962 as the A&P Food Stores – later became the Diamond Bingo Hall. In 2011, the building was extensively renovated and repurposed into a food distribution facility – with a kitchen, warehouse and office space.

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570 Syndicate Avenue South
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Telephone: 807-622-7440
www.foodbanksnorthwest.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1962

Dates/hours open

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

Reseau du patrimoine franco-ontarien (French Genealogical Society) Doors Open Windsor

Reseau du patrimoine franco-ontarien (French Genealogical Society)

This genealogical society recently moved to the former residence of The Sisters of the Good Shepherd at Maryvale. This new location provides access to books, baptism records, parish records and other resources to assist in exploring your French roots. Guests will also be able to see the original cells occupied by the Sisters, as well as artifacts and memorabilia.

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Contact info

940 Prince Road
Windsor, Ontario
Email: lapionniere@rfpo.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Rising Sun Masonic Lodge Doors Open Aurora

Rising Sun Masonic Lodge

This Gothic revival-style building was the King Circuit of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The church was purchased by the Rising Sun Masons in 1885. The building features a fantastic interior, which will be prepared for Doors Open visitors as it would be for a formal Masons’ meeting.

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57 Mosley Street
Aurora, Ontario
www.yorkdistrict.ca/aurora2.htm

Architecture

Year built: 1865
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Rouge River Brewing Company Doors Open Markham

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Rouge River Brewing Company

Markham’s first craft brewery, located just west of old Markham Village, features award-winning hop-forward American-style ales, sour beers and Belgian farmhouse-style ales. Beers are brewed on site and can be sampled in the tap room or enjoyed in the brew pub.

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50 Bullock Drive, Unit 8
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-209-1236
Email: info@rougeriverbrewery.com
www.rougeriverbrewingcompany.com

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, The Doors Open London

Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, The

This museum tells the story of the first infantry regiment established in Canada within the permanent force. Come out and discover the history of the Royal Canadian Regiment, experience military life and explore the Wolseley Barracks! There will be plenty of hands-on activities, including reenactments, a military fashion show and a theatre performance. A family-friendly experience!

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

Contact info

701 Oxford Street East
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-660-5275
Email: info@thercrmuseum.ca
www.thercrmuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1886-88
Architect: Henry James
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Iron Duke Doors Open Burlington

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Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Iron Duke

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

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  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Sawdust City Brewing Company Doors Open Gravenhurst

Sawdust City Brewing Company

The Sawdust City Brewing Company is dedicated to the art and science of creating exceptional craft beers. While they produce traditional ales in different styles, there is nothing traditional about the flavour. Join brewmaster Sam Corbeil and his talented team and learn how these award-winning beers are produced. Since they opened, Sawdust City has become a cornerstone of this community.

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397 Muskoka Road North
Gravenhurst, Ontario
Telephone: 705-681-1100
www.sawdustcitybrewing.com

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

Scarborough Model Railroaders at the Church Street School Doors Open Aurora

Scarborough Model Railroaders at the Church Street School

Join us at the Church Street School and enjoy a model railroad display by the Scarborough Model Railroaders – Toronto’s only dual-scale model railway club (formed in 1962). The trains in this HO-scale (1:87) exhibit represent the type of activity you might have seen in southern Ontario in the late 1950s, when the last steam locomotives operated.

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

Contact info

22 Church Street
Aurora, Ontario
www.scarborough-model-railroaders.org

Architecture

Year built: 1885-86
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Museum, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

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

Schmidt Lake Lookout Trail (Saugeen Valley Conservation Area) Doors Open Brockton

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Schmidt Lake Lookout Trail (Saugeen Valley Conservation Area)

The Greenock Swamp, once measuring over 60,702 hectares (150,000 acres) now comprises only about 8,093 hectares (20,000 acres). It is known throughout Canada for its unique flora, including orchids and mosses. A new floating boardwalk officially opened in June 2017, which allows visitors to access the views of the beautiful flora and immerse themselves in nature.

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283 Schmidt Lake Road
Cargill, Ontario
Email: alishia.mallory@gmail.com

Architecture

Landscape: Conservation area, Natural heritage, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Secrets of Radar Museum, The Doors Open London

Secrets of Radar Museum, The

Housed in a former veterans’ care residence, The Secrets of Radar Museum preserves the history of Canadian Second World War radar personnel. Join the museum for a special storytelling tour and hear secrets and stories that veterans were forbidden to tell for over 50 years! Tours occur every hour, beginning at 10:30 a.m., with the last one at 2:30 p.m.

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

Contact info

2155 Crumlin Sideroad
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-691-5922
Email: info@secretsofradar.com
www.secretsofradar.com

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

She Thrives Doors Open Belleville and District

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She Thrives

This building was the office for Harry Corby and the operations of Corby Distilleries. It has a dressed stone lower storey designed in the Italian Renaissance, with a carriageway through the centre. In 1891, Harry added stone window pediments and carved classical detail in high Victorian fashion.

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161 Front Street
Belleville, Ontario, Ontario
Telephone: 613-779-7277
Email: beawesome@shethriveswellness.com
https://shethriveswellness.com

Architecture

Year built: 1868-72
Architect: Henry Corby
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Signal Brewery Doors Open Belleville and District

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Signal Brewery

Henry Corby founded Corbyville in the early 1830s and opened a bakery. But, by 1859, a distillery was incorporated (called Alma Mills for his late wife) and quickly eclipsed the mill operations. Now, the building has been revitalized as a local brewery. Signal Beer will be keeping the heritage of these buildings alive with great beer and world-class entertainment.

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86 River Road
Corbyville (Belleville), Ontario
Telephone: 613-779-8633
Email: inquiries@signal.beer
https://signal.beer

Architecture

Year built: 1850s
Architect: Henry Corby
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Simcoe Street United Church Doors Open Oshawa

Simcoe Street United Church

Built in the year of Confederation for a Methodist congregation, this church is a fine example of the Gothic revival style. Lancet-arched openings and a polygonal spire with pinnacles and dormers embellish the exterior. A pressed-tin ceiling, 11-metre (36-feet) high ornamental timber arches and a Casavant organ dominate the interior.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

66 Simcoe Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-728-8143
Email: simcoest@bellnet.ca
www.ssuc.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1867-68
Architect: Gundry & Langley
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant Doors Open Burlington

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Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant

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

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  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

1125 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario
Telephone: 905-528-6000
Email: mike.diiorio@halton.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1964

Dates/hours open

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

Southwood Church Doors Open Gravenhurst

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Southwood Church

Southwood Church is a charming log building built on scenic Southwood Road. The first church was built in the 1920s and then, in 1935, the logs were replaced. The pine pews, organ, lectern, Bible, Madonna statue and liturgical items are all original. Come and ring the bell – salvaged from a local train wreck – and learn more about the site.

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

3411 Southwood Road
Kilworthy, Ontario
Telephone: 705-687-1036
Email: catherine@canook.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1935
Architect: Pioneer families
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Doors Open Thunder Bay

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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Designed by architects Stinson and Hood, this magnificent church is constructed almost entirely of white sandstone from Simpson Island. Completed in 1909, its late-Gothic revival style is revealed through its pointed arches and windows, carved Corinthian capitals, crenellated parapets, square towers and corner buttresses. Splendid memorial stained-glass windows adorn both levels of the sanctuary.

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207 Brodie Street South
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Telephone: 807-622-4273
http://standrewspres-tbay.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1909
Architect: Stinson and Hood
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 8, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

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St. Anne’s Jesuit Memorial Church

Father Theophile Laboureau spearheaded the construction of St. Anne’s Church between 1885 and 1900. The three great bells were cast in France and carry the names of Canadian martyrs. In 1999, 15.8-metre (52-foot) steeples were added and a new rectory was built. St. Anne’s is a prominent structure, whether viewed from the harbour or from land.

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

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

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

St. Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church Doors Open Markham

St. Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church

A modern white-stone church built to reflect the traditional architecture of centuries-old church buildings in Macedonia, St. Dimitrija Solunski Macedonian Orthodox Church boasts an interior that contains breathtaking wall and ceiling paintings executed in the Byzantine style. The church exterior is in the process of being transformed to a polychrome stucco treatment to better reflect historical Macedonian Orthodox church architecture.

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201 Main Street North
Markham, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1993
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. George's Memorial Church Doors Open Oshawa

St. George's Memorial Church

St. George's Memorial opened in 1924, the same year that Oshawa became a city. Designer Eden Smith considered this Gothic revival-style church, constructed of Credit Valley sandstone, his finest work. The buttresses and Gothic tracery are noteworthy, and the tower supports a 15-bell carillon. Come for a chiming concert at noon and an organ concert at 1:30 p.m.

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51 Centre Street South
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-723-7875
Email: church@stgeorgesoshawa.org
www.stgeorgesoshawa.org

Architecture

Year built: 1924
Architect: Eden Smith; parish hall designed by Forsey Page & Steele
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. John the Divine Orthodox Church Doors Open Windsor

St. John the Divine Orthodox Church

In the 1900s, industries like Ford and Dominion Forge were expanding, attracting workers from central Europe. As these diverse immigrant communities developed, they built their own churches – most of them Orthodox. The first was St. John the Divine. On November 27, 1949, the cornerstone of the current building was blessed. The church is characterized by its distinctive gold, onion-shaped domes.

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1094 Drouillard Road
Windsor, Ontario
http://stjohnwindsor.org

Architecture

Year built: 1949
Architect: John R. Boyde
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church Doors Open Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church

This church was erected on the McLennan Estate in 1898. A small, cruciform, arts and crafts-style building complete with belfry and three bells, this church is an architectural gem. Located on the South Service Road and surrounded by Glengarry Provincial Park and Lancaster Park, it is commonly known as "The Church in the Wildwood."

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20788 South Service Road
Lancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 613-347-3804
www.glengarryparish.ca/StJohn.html

Architecture

Year built: 1898
Architect: John William Hurrell Watts
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Natural heritage, Park

Dates/hours open

Sunday August 19, 2018
Sunday only: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. John's Anglican Church Doors Open Lincoln

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St. John's Anglican Church

Built of local stone, this church held its first service in 1842. The theme of the magnificent window above the altar – "the sower went forth to sow" – is fitting for a farming community. Over the years, the property has been extended. The adjoining cemetery holds the remains of notable early settlers, including members of Butlers Rangers.

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2878 St. John's Drive
Jordan, Ontario
Telephone: 289-407-1402
Email: pdiianni@lincoln.ca
https://niagaraanglican.ca/parish/st-johns-jordan

Architecture

Year built: 1841-42
Architect: Andrew Dalrymple and Newton Perry
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. John's Anglican Church and Churchyard Doors Open Windsor

St. John's Anglican Church and Churchyard

During the War of 1812, retreating Americans burned the original church (c. 1803-06) to the ground. In 1819, a new brick church was built. Additions were made in 1843 and 1852. In 1871, the rear portion of the building was rebuilt in the Gothic style. Gravestones in the adjoining churchyard boast the names of scores of Sandwich pioneers.

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3305 Sandwich Street
Windsor, Ontario
www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=8529

Architecture

Year built: 1819
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. John's Lutheran Church Doors Open Brockton

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St. John's Lutheran Church

This church congregation was formed in Elmwood on June 3, 1886. They paid the Anglicans $12 for use of their building in 1887. After that, a reformed congregation sold them a brick building just south of the current church. The building that we see today was built in 1905 and has undergone many improvements over the years.

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12 Dirstein Street
Elmwood, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1905
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. John's Lutheran Pioneer Cemetery Doors Open Brockton

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St. John's Lutheran Pioneer Cemetery

This cemetery was established in 1886 and is the final resting place for some of Brant Township’s and Elmwood’s earliest settlers. After the church was established on September 5, 1886, local Chris Engel donated a small portion of his farm for use as a cemetery. The cairn was installed on the 100th anniversary of the cemetery – October 12, 1986.

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104264 Grey Road 10
Elmwood , Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1886
Building type: Cemetery

Dates/hours open

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

St. Paul's Cathedral Doors Open London

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St. Paul's Cathedral

Over 161 years ago, Benjamin Cronyn was elected as the first bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Huron. Enjoy a historical re-enactment of Bishop Cronyn’s return to his cathedral church, where he will recount the momentous event when he became bishop and share his recollections of his early days in London.

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  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Guided tours available

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472 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-434-3225
Email: deacon@stpaulscathedral.on.ca
www.stpaulscathedral.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1844-46
Architect: William Thomas
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday: 11:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday service at 10 a.m.; all are welcome)

St. Paul's United Church Doors Open Brockton

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St. Paul's United Church

Built for a branch of Presbyterians affiliated with the Church of Scotland, this church was sold to the United Methodists in 1886. In 1925, the Methodists and other Presbyterians joined and became part of the United Church of Canada. More recently, the building has undergone many renovations and upgrades, including putting in a new kitchen and opening up the sanctuary.

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303 Jackson Street
Walkerton , Ontario
Email: st.paulsw@wightman.ca
https://stpaulsonline.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. Philips on-the-Hill Anglican Church Doors Open Markham

St. Philips on-the-Hill Anglican Church

St. Philips on-the-Hill's history goes back to early Unionville days when Lutherans and Anglicans worshipped together under Reverend Vincent Mayerhoffer. The congregation split during the tumultuous days of the 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada. In 1910, the congregation moved into the village of Unionville. In 1986, they returned to a new building on the original site.

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9400 Kennedy Road
Markham, Ontario
https://spoth.ca

Architecture

Year built: Established 1794
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. Thomas Elevated Park - Michigan Central Railway Bridge Doors Open St. Thomas

St. Thomas Elevated Park - Michigan Central Railway Bridge

The 86-year-old Michigan Central Railway bridge – the third on this site – has a great story to tell about St. Thomas’s railway heritage. The second phase of this ongoing project – Canada’s first elevated park – will be completed in 2018. Learn more about the history and vision for the site, and enjoy stunning views of the Kettle Creek Valley in fall colours.

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  • Guided tours available

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Enter at the intersection of King and Centre streets
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-859-7763
www.elevatedpark.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1930
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark
Landscape: Park, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

St. Thomas Public Library Doors Open St. Thomas

St. Thomas Public Library

The St. Thomas Public Library opened on October 4, 1974 as a joint venture of the City of St. Thomas and Elgin County. The Toronto architectural firm Brook, Carruthers and Shaw developed the original design in the then-popular brutalist style. Come for a visit and explore the George Thorman Room – the repository for local history collections.

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153 Curtis Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-631-6050
http://stthomaspubliclibrary.ca

Architecture

Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

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

St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre Doors Open St. Thomas

St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre

The St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre has been a part of the community for nearly 50 years. It has the distinction of being a grade A-1 museum facility, and has amassed a collection of 1,700 works of art by local, regional, national and international artists.

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301 Talbot Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 519-631-4040
www.stepac.ca

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

St. Thomas' Anglican Church Doors Open Belleville and District

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St. Thomas' Anglican Church

The Parish of St. Thomas' was established in Belleville in 1818 when the first church was consecrated by Charles Stewart, the second Lord Bishop of Quebec. The first St. Thomas' church was a brick structure completed in the 1820s. It is now a traditional Norman-style church, joined to a modern, glass-enveloped Parish Centre. The church is beautifully illuminated by skylights.

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201 Church Street
Belleville, Ontario
Telephone: 613-962-3636
Email: office@stthomasbelleville.ca
www.stthomasbelleville.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1820s (brick structure); 1858 (Norman-style structure); after 1975 (interior rebuilt)
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Station Theatre, The Doors Open Smiths Falls

Station Theatre, The

Housed in the former Canadian Pacific Railway station, The Station Theatre opened in April 2010 after more than 11 years of planning, fundraising and construction. The 140-seat facility has become a focus for the performing arts in Smiths Falls, giving locals the experience of live theatre, concerts and films. It is also a sought-after venue for meetings and receptions.

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53 Victoria Avenue
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Telephone: 613-283-0300
Email: thestationtheatre@gmail.com
www.smithsfallstheatre.com

Architecture

Year built: 1887; conversion in 2010
Architect: Canadian Pacific Railway
Building type: Theatre, Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

STEAM Education Centre - Wellington Street Public School Doors Open St. Thomas

STEAM Education Centre - Wellington Street Public School

This Neil Darrach-designed school was built to replace the overcrowded Central School. Closed as an elementary school in 2009, the building – with its 19th-century blackboards, cloakrooms and classroom décor – reopened in 2016 as the STEAM Education Centre, where all learners and makers of southwestern Ontario are inspired to create the future through play, ingenuity and exploration using STEAM learning tools.

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50 Wellington Street
St. Thomas, Ontario
Telephone: 226-212-0048
www.steameducation.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1898
Architect: Neil Darrach
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Historical landmark, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

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

Theatre Aurora Doors Open Aurora

Theatre Aurora

Theatre Aurora offers visitors an opportunity to experience the stage in front of and behind its curtains. You will be surprised to learn that this 154-seat theatre was originally a cement factory, built in 1955 to produce concrete blocks for the booming construction industry of post-war Aurora and area.

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150 Henderson Drive
Aurora, Ontario
Telephone: 905-727-3669
www.theatreaurora.com

Architecture

Year built: 1955
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

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

Thornhill Village Library Doors Open Markham

Thornhill Village Library

This house, which was converted into a public library in the 1970s under the direction of restoration architect Napier Simpson Jr., fits comfortably into Colborne Street’s historical streetscape. Recently, the library was featured in Deborah Kerbel’s 2010 ghost story, Lure. The ghost of Ellen Ramsden, the building’s original owner, is said to make an appearance from time to time.

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

Architecture

Year built: 1851
Architectural style: Neoclassical
Building type: Library
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Thunder Bay Multicultural Association (former Court Street Fire Hall) Doors Open Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Multicultural Association (former Court Street Fire Hall)

Constructed in 1906, this building operated as a firehall for 79 years, and was the area's last horse stable station to be retired. Purchased in 1987 by the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association, the Court Street façade was renovated to recall its original design. The Cooke Street façade was restored with its original brickwork and the hose tower remains intact.

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  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

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17 Court Street North
Thunder Bay, Ontario
www.thunderbay.org

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Architect: Thomas Hanley (Port Arthur)
Architectural style: Italianate

Dates/hours open

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

Tremont, The Doors Open Simcoe County

Tremont, The
The 2010 restoration of The Tremont – a former tavern built in 1889 – revitalized an important designated building in the Collingwood Heritage District. Original architectural details include segmental-arch apertures and stepped pilasters. The Tremont now provides studio and live/work space for the creative sector – housing nine artist studios, a gallery space, four residences and the Tremont Café.

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

80 Simcoe Street
Collingwood, Ontario
Telephone: 705-445-5764
https://whatsonsimcoestreet.com/the-tremont

Architecture

Year built: 1889
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Food and drink, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Trenton Town Hall 1861 Doors Open Quinte West

Trenton Town Hall 1861

One hundred years ago on October 14, 1918, a peaceful Thanksgiving in Trenton was shattered by a series of explosions beginning around 6 p.m. and continuing throughout the night. Visit Trenton Town Hall - 1861 to view displays, learn the controversial details and hear stories of bravery from the day that the British Chemical plant blew up!

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

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55 King Street
Trenton, Ontario
Telephone: 613-394-1333
Email: leo.dog123.dc@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1861
Architect: Kivas Tully
Architectural style: Georgian

Dates/hours open

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

Trinity Anglican Church Doors Open Aurora

Trinity Anglican Church

Built in 1884, Trinity Anglican church is the best example of Gothic revival church architecture in Aurora. Outstanding features include: elaborately detailed dormers, stained-glass windows and stencilled ceiling and walls. The new sanctuary was completed in 2001. Explore the rich history of this parish, which has existed on this site since 1846.

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  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

79 Victoria Street
Aurora, Ontario
Telephone: 905-727-6106
www.trinityaurora.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1884
Architect: Marshall B. Aylesworth
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Trinity United Church Doors Open Smiths Falls

Trinity United Church

Built in 1885, this beautiful church seats up to 350 people and still features much of its original Gothic design – including ornate marble pillars and magnificent archways. Thanks to renovations in recent years, the 16 outstanding stained-glass windows have been lovingly restored. And, with the installation of an elevator, the church is now fully accessible.

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  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

41 Market Street North (at the corner of Russell and Market streets)
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Telephone: 613-283-4444
Email: minister@trinityunitedsf.ca
www.trinityunitedsf.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1885
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Union Cemetery Doors Open Oshawa

Union Cemetery

Join Oshawa Museum staff for 30-minute tours of this historical cemetery and learn about the personalities who contributed to Oshawa’s and Canada’s growth. The site, which covers 11 hectares (29 acres), includes private mausoleums and a Gothic-revival chapel. The mausoleum was built in 1924 and features an ornate marble interior and hand-painted stained-glass windows.

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  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Women's history

Contact info

760 King Street West
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-436-3311
www.oshawa.ca/residents/union-cemetery-services.asp

Architecture

Year built: 1837
Building type: Cemetery
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

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

Unionville Presbyterian Church Doors Open Markham

Unionville Presbyterian Church

Unionville's Presbyterian congregation goes back to the 1870s. As the church grew, the congregation moved into a former Congregational church on Main Street. In 1892, they moved again to a brick church across the street, where they worshipped until the 1925 formation of the United Church. In 1980, they began anew and moved into their current location in 1991.

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  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

600 Village Parkway
Unionville, Ontario
www.unionvillepresbyterianchurch.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1991
Architectural style: Period revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

University of Windsor School of Creative Arts Doors Open Windsor

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University of Windsor School of Creative Arts

In January 2018, this school opened in the historical downtown Armouries building. The Armouries was built originally to serve as the home of the Essex Fusiliers. It was renamed the Tilston Armouries after Acting Major F.A. Tilston, Second World War hero. The University of Windsor repurposed the Armouries through an extensive restoration that preserved the building’s original look and feel.

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

Contact info

37 University Avenue East
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-253-3000, ext. 2098
Email: jboyd@uwindsor.ca
www.uwindsor.ca/soca

Architecture

Year built: 1902; 2018
Architect: David Ewart, Federal Deptartment of Public Works (1902); CS&P Architects (2018)
Building type: Educational facility, Military

Dates/hours open

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

Victoria Hall Doors Open Aurora

Victoria Hall

Victoria Hall, originally built for the local Disciples of Christ Congregation, became the Aurora Public School in 1922 and then, from 1945 to 1963, it served as Aurora's public library. More recently, the hall has been used as a rental space. During Doors Open, Victoria Hall will feature artists from the 2018 Aurora Artists Studio Tour.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

27 Mosley Street
Aurora, Ontario
Telephone: 905-727-1447
Email: deborah.campoart@sympatico.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1883
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

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

Walkerton Fire Hall Doors Open Brockton

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Walkerton Fire Hall

The current Walkerton Fire Hall officially opened on June 26, 2004 and serves the Municipality of Brockton. This facility consists of volunteer firefighters who dedicate their time to provide vital fire services. They use a variety of specialized equipment, which will be on display for public view. Be sure to check out the historical fire services display inside the building.

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Contact info

510 Napier Street
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: cwells@brockton.ca
www.brockton.ca/en/our-services/fire-services.asp

Architecture

Year built: 2004

Dates/hours open

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

Walkerton Heritage Water Garden Doors Open Brockton

Walkerton Heritage Water Garden

The Walkerton Heritage Water Garden is sure to take your breath away with beautiful blooms, rest areas and pathways that are marked with plaques depicting Walkerton’s proud history. The memorial fountain commemorates those who suffered during the May 2000 tainted water tragedy, and represents water as a positive healing symbol.

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

6 First Street
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: alishia.mallory@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 2002
Landscape: Garden, Park

Dates/hours open

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

Walkerville Brewery Doors Open Windsor

Walkerville Brewery
Walkerville Brewery is located in Windsor’s historical distillery district, only blocks from the original brewery where, in 1890, Hiram Walker first made fine lagers and ales. Today, the brewery is again producing craft beer. Stop in for a tour and tasting, and learn how yesterday’s traditions are once again putting Walkerville Brewery on the map.

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

525 Argyle Road
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-255-9192
Email: info@walkvillebrewery.com
www.walkervillebrewery.com

Architecture

Year built: c. 1928
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 23, 2018
Sunday only: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Walking Tour – Paved Paradise: The History behind London's Downtown Parking Lots Doors Open London

Walking Tour – Paved Paradise: The History behind London's Downtown Parking Lots

This walking tour will be led by Grace Blackburn, a former newspaper reporter from the London Free Press, who will bring a character from London’s past to life at each of five stops that are now parking lots. Travel through time to discover the businesses and buildings that were there before. Hosted by the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at 201 King Street (Innovation Works)
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-645-2845
www.acolondon.ca

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15 – Sunday September 16, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; limit of 25 people per tour

Wayne’s Cup Doors Open Markham

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Wayne’s Cup

Wayne’s Cup is a not-for-profit café and life-skills centre dedicated to the development of adults with special needs, which includes but is not limited to autism spectrum disorder, Asperger syndrome and developmental delay. Supportive training is provided to develop skills in running the café, as well as life skills, in a fun working environment that promotes social interaction.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

9889 Highway 48, Unit 4
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 905-471-0808
Email: info@waynescup.com
http://waynescup.com

Architecture

Building type: Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Western Archives and Research Collections Centre Doors Open London

Western Archives and Research Collections Centre

Come behind the scenes of Western’s Archives and Research Collections Centre to see selected highlights from the university’s archives, rare books and special collections. Items on display will include rare first editions, architectural plans of major London landmarks, early photographs from the London Free Press, and authors’ literary papers. During Doors Open, take part in an archival scavenger hunt!

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

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1151 Richmond Street (D.B. Weldon Library, Western University)
London, Ontario
Telephone: 519-661-4046
Email: archives.services@uwo.ca
www.lib.uwo.ca/archives

Architecture

Year built: 2003
Architect: Randy Wilson
Architectural style: Queen Anne revival
Building type: Commercial, Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday only: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Willistead Manor, Coach House and Gate House Doors Open Windsor

Willistead Manor, Coach House and Gate House

Willistead Manor is a 35-room mansion located within the 6-hectare (15-acre) Willistead Park in the heart of Olde Walkerville. Built in 1906, the manor was briefly the home of the Edward Chandler Walker and his wife Mary. While you are visiting this lavishly decorated mansion, don't miss the Coach House, the Paul Martin Gardens and the Gatehouse.

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

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1899 Niagara Street
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-253-2300, ext. 2752
Email: willistead@citywindsor.ca
www.willistead.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1904-06
Architect: Albert Kahn
Architectural style: Edwardian
Landscape: Garden, Park

Dates/hours open

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

Windsor Club, The (former Hiram Walker/Wiser's Reception Centre) Doors Open Windsor

Windsor Club, The (former Hiram Walker/Wiser's Reception Centre)

The Windsor Club is the oldest private social club in the area. Formerly located in the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce building in downtown Windsor, it now occupies the former Hiram Walker Reception Centre in Walkerville. The interior of the building features exposed brick with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Detroit River.

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  • Washrooms

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2072 Riverside Drive East
Windsor, Ontario
Telephone: 519-258-1465
www.thewindsorclub.com

Architecture

Year built: 1964
Architect: Sigmund Blum
Building type: Food and drink

Dates/hours open

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

Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre Doors Open Windsor

Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre

The Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre is the City of Windsor's brand new state-of-the-art aquatics facility. It features a 71-by-25-metre (78-by-27-yard), 10-lane pool with movable bulkheads that allow for multiple configurations to fit the ideal length for any competition or community use. Go behind the scenes to learn what is above and below decks.

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

Architecture

Year built: 2014
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

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

Wong Dai Sin Temple Doors Open Markham

Wong Dai Sin Temple

This remarkable expression of contemporary architecture is home to the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, dedicated to inner spiritual development through the practise of the ancient art of tai chi. It is a modern sacred space that houses a dynamic Taoist community. Winner of the 2016 Governor General's Medal for Architecture.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

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378 Steeles Avenue East
Thornhill, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Architect: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
Architectural style: International
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

York University Y-Space Doors Open Markham

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York University Y-Space

Y-Space is York University’s state-of-the-art community engagement centre in the heart of Markham Centre – Markham’s emerging “downtown.” The centre offers opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation.

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

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169 Enterprise Blvd., 3rd floor
Markham, Ontario
Telephone: 416-736-2100, ext. 44939
http://markham.yorku.ca/yspace/

Architecture

Dates/hours open

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

10C Shared Space Doors Open Guelph

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10C Shared Space

The Seed Warehouse, a stone structure built in the 1860s, became Massey-Ferguson Farm Supply. In an 1855 fire, a huge safe fell through the floor to the basement, where it remains today. Around 1924, Ackers Furniture moved in, added two floors and remained until 2016. With Chalmers Community Services Centre, the building is now a collaborative workspace and community hub.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

42 Carden Street
Guelph, Ontario
Telephone: 519-780-5030
www.10carden.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1860s
Architect: Lloyd Grinham Architects (restoration 2016)
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 21, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; first tour leaves at 10 a.m.; last tour leaves around 3:40 p.m., to allow the site to close at 4 p.m.

360insights Doors Open Whitby

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360insights

Located in the former R.A. Sennett Public School, 360insights is a tech company specializing in creating, managing and measuring incentives programs. Built between 1920 and 1921, 360insights renovated and restored this 97-year-old school building in 2017; it now serves as the company’s tech campus.

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300 King Street
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-430-4306
Email: events@whitby.ca
https://360insights.com

Architecture

Year built: 1921
Architectural style: Classical revival
Building type: Commercial, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Abilities Centre Doors Open Whitby

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Abilities Centre

The Abilities Centre is a 11,613-square-metre (125,000-square-foot) facility that offers sports, fitness, arts and life-skills programming, as well as education opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. It is recognized as an International Centre of Excellence for its fully accessible design. The Centre is focused on bringing together families, friends and neighbours in the spirit of inclusion and opportunity.

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

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55 Gordon Street
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-430-4306
Email: events@whitby.ca
www.abilitiescentre.org

Architecture

Year built: 2012
Architect: B+H Architects
Building type: Attraction, Commercial, Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Active Lifestyles Seniors' Centre Grey-Bruce (McQuay Tannery Building) Doors Open Owen Sound

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Active Lifestyles Seniors' Centre Grey-Bruce (McQuay Tannery Building)
This building is all that remains of the 1902 McQuay Tanning Co., who produced fine-grade leather and harnesses that were shipped across Canada and internationally. The building, an example of post-Second World War modern architecture, today houses the Active Lifestyles Centre Grey Bruce, a not-for-profit organization that provides leadership, socialization, programs and activities to support healthy lifestyles and independence.

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  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1852 3rd Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-8304
Email: mail.alscgb@gmail.com
www.alscgb.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1946
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Agnes Etherington Art Centre Doors Open Kingston

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Kingston’s public gallery since 1957, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre presents historical and contemporary art in gorgeous modern spaces – the elegant neo-Georgian home of its founder. Summer 2018 exhibits feature Log Cabin: A Canadian Quilt; Chris Kline and Yam Lau: Weave; The Art of African Ivory; Charles F. Gibson: Events of a Military Life in Kingston; and masterpieces by Rembrandt.

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

Contact info

36 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario
Telephone: 613-533-2190
Email: aeac@queensu.ca
http://agnes.queensu.ca

Architecture

Year built: Established in 1957
Architect: Diamond & Schmidt; latest renovation in 2000
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Almost Anything Wood Doors Open Fergus-Elora

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Almost Anything Wood

Step inside the Almost Anything Wood workshop to see one-of-a-kind works of art made from salvaged local trees. A family-owned and -operated custom cabinet shop for close to 30 years, Almost Anything Wood saves downed trees from the firewood pile and uses them to create cabinets and furniture for homes and businesses.

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

Contact info

205 Breadalbane Street
Fergus, Ontario
Telephone: 519-843-7500
Email: almostanythingwood@bellnet.ca
www.almostanythingwood.com

Architecture

Year built: 1966
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 16, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Altona Mennonite Meeting House Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Altona Mennonite Meeting House

Built by pioneers who emigrated from Pennsylvania, this 1852 brick meeting house has never been renovated. It contains original unpainted pine pews and floor. The cemetery is the burial place of the founder of Stouffville, Abraham Stouffer, and his family. Located just outside the municipal boundaries of Whitchurch-Stouffville in Altona, this site represents the rural Mennonite roots of the community.

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5475 Sideline 30 (at Sideline 30 and the Uxbridge-Pickering Townline)
Stouffville, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1854
Building type: Cemetery, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 2, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Angelstone International Show Jumping Tournaments Doors Open Erin

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Angelstone International Show Jumping Tournaments

Canada’s fastest-growing show jumping tournament venue, Angelstone hosts nearly 1,000 of North America’s top horses during five weeks of Fédération Equestre Internationale competition. Thursday and Saturday nights feature special events and grand prix competitions, which are always free for spectators and the general public. Located less than an hour’s drive west of Toronto, Angelstone is the ideal equestrian experience!

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  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

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8720 Wellington Road 50
Erin, Ontario
Telephone: 519-279-6788
www.angelstone.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2011
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 9, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aviary, The Doors Open Hamilton

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Aviary, The

The Aviary – founded in 1927 at Dundurn Castle – was relocated in 1996 to the Fieldhouse of the Royal Botanical Gardens’ former teaching gardens. The Friends of the Aviary will introduce you to Hamilton’s lively, colourful parrots – each with its own personality, story and place on this planet. Learn about their care and environmental plight.

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

Contact info

85 Oak Knoll Drive (in Churchill Gardens)
Hamilton (Westdale), Ontario
www.fortheloveofbirds.ca

Architecture

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

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.; guided tours hourly from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.; meet a parrot at 2 p.m.

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

Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects, Mercury Court Building

Built in 1923 as Larocque’s Department Store, Mercury Court 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.

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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 2, 2018
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bata Shoe Museum Doors Open Toronto

Bata Shoe Museum

The Bata Shoe Museum is North America's world-renowned shoe museum, housed in Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama's award-winning five-floor structure. The idea of the museum as a container came from the array of shoe boxes that house the rare and priceless artifacts, protecting them from light, moisture and dust.

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  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

327 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario
Telephone: 416-979-7799
www.batashoemuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1995
Architect: Raymond Moriyama
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 26 – Sunday May 27, 2018
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 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 interior and exterior; 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.

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