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Timmins and Northeastern Ontario

Event information

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

The Ontario Heritage Trust is partnered with the Timmins Museum for the second Doors Open Ontario 2018 pop-up event, featuring four communities in northeastern Ontario.

Fourteen sites are offering free admission and special experiences, many of which are new to Doors Open! See the new exhibition “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote” at the Timmins Museum, and enjoy free tours of the Museum of Northern History.

Doors Open Timmins and Northeastern Ontario will give residents and visitors a chance to see inside some of the most interesting sites in the region.

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Community information

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, European settlers established the towns of the Great Clay Belt, and prospectors followed rumours of gold into the region. Timmins and Kirkland Lake, for instance, were planned around gold mines in order to house the miners and their families, and both soon supported thriving multicultural communities.

This year, Timmins is joined by three neighbouring communities – Cochrane, Iroquois Falls and Kirkland Lake – in a regional Doors Open event that will highlight interesting sites, buildings, businesses and places in northeastern Ontario.

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Become a volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering during Doors Open Timmins and Northeastern Ontario:

Contact: David Leonard, Community Programs Officer, Ontario Heritage Trust
Telephone: 416-314-3586
Email: david.leonard@heritagetrust.on.ca

You can also contact the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre at 705-360-2617.

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Contact info

Telephone: 705-360-2617

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Compass Brewing Doors Open Timmins and Northeastern Ontario

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Compass Brewing

Compass Brewing aims to educate the community on craft beer culture through events, collaborations and partnerships. They strive for continual improvement through community participation. To Compass, beer is a tool to express both individual and community identities. During Doors Open, come and take a guided tour of the facility and find out what the craft beer culture is all about.

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

1300 Riverside Drive, Unit 20
Timmins, Ontario
Telephone: 705-268-1010
Email: info@compassbrewing.com
www.compassbrewing.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Deadman's Point, Whitney Cemetery Doors Open Timmins and Northeastern Ontario

Deadman's Point, Whitney Cemetery

The Great Porcupine Fire of 1911 destroyed the mining camps in the region. Many individuals perished, but afterwards most people chose to stay and rebuild their communities. Victims of the fire were buried at Deadman's Point. Today, the Whitney cemetery is still in service. View the monument to the victims of the fire as well as the Weiss family crypt.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Cemetery Road, off of Haileybury Crescent
Porcupine, Ontario
Telephone: 705-360-2600, ext. 6245

Architecture

Year built: 1911
Building type: Cemetery

Dates/hours open

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

Full Beard Brewing Doors Open Timmins and Northeastern Ontario

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Full Beard Brewing

Full Beard Brewing opened its doors in January 2017. The brewery has since become a go-to place in the Timmins community. During Doors Open, visitors will see the complete brewing operation in its open-concept space. Come and join one of the free tours, as well as pizza-making tutorials (courtesy of the Manitoulin Pizza Company).

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access

Contact info

219 Wilson Avenue
Timmins, Ontario
Telephone: 705-268-0444
Email: info@fullbeardbrewing.com
https://fullbeardbrewing.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hollinger House Doors Open Timmins and Northeastern Ontario

Hollinger House

In 1919, the mining industry was booming, Timmins was growing and housing was a problem. So, the Hollinger Mine built housing for its employees. The 350 iconic Hollinger Houses – sporting their red and green tarpaper – are an important part of local history. Visit the house relocated to the Timmins Museum and explore what life was like back in the 1930s.

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

Contact info

325 Second Avenue (Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre)
Timmins, Ontario
Telephone: 705-360-2617
Email: museum@timmins.ca
www.timminsmuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1919
Architect: Hill-Clark-Francis
Building type: Attraction, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Iroquois Falls Pioneer Museum Doors Open Timmins and Northeastern Ontario

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Iroquois Falls Pioneer Museum

The Iroquois Falls Pioneer Museum encompasses the community’s artifacts through displays that will bring you back to the days of logging, working the river with the mighty tug boats, the war years, the POW camp near Monteith, and the area’s first telephones. Also check out the magazines and pictures from the opening of the landmark Abitibi paper mill.

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245 Devonshire Avenue
Iroquois Falls, Ontario
www.facebook.com/Iroquois-Falls-Pioneer-Museum-557678680916361

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

McIntyre Arena and Community Centre Doors Open Timmins and Northeastern Ontario

McIntyre Arena and Community Centre

During Doors Open, visits the Timmins Sports Heritage Hall of Fame inside the McIntyre Arena – a Schumacher landmark since 1938. Home rink to many National Hockey League players – including Bill Barilko and Frank Mahovolich – the "Mac" was also home to the Schumacher Summer Skating School. Many North American champions trained there, including Barbara Ann Scott.

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

Contact info

85 McIntyre Road
Schumacher, Ontario
Telephone: 705-360-2600, ext. 5820

Architecture

Year built: 1938
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Minstead Mini Homes Doors Open Timmins and Northeastern Ontario

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Minstead Mini Homes

Minstead Mini Homes is an innovative company located near the scenic Abitibi riverbank in Iroquois Falls. It was established to offer Canadians an alternate way of living. Come and join us at the Mill Market for a “tiny tour” of Minstead's model home and learn more about living minimally.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access

Contact info

209 Cambridge Avenue
Iroquois Falls, Ontario
www.minstead.ca

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Museum of Northern History Doors Open Timmins and Northeastern Ontario

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Museum of Northern History

Located in the former home of multi-millionaire mine owner Sir Harry Oakes, the Museum of Northern History focuses on the Kirkland Lake area. Photographs and artifacts from the collection relate to the events, places and unique personalities of this mining community. During Doors Open, interpretive tours will coincide with the opening of the Last 100 Days of the War exhibit.

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

Contact info

2 Chateau Drive
Kirkland Lake, Ontario
Telephone: 705-568-8800
Email: museum@tkl.ca
www.museumkl.com

Architecture

Year built: 1929
Building type: Attraction, Historical house, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Snowmobile Museum at the Polar Bear Habitat Doors Open Timmins and Northeastern Ontario

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Snowmobile Museum at the Polar Bear Habitat

This museum features over 100 vintage sleds that will take guests on a ride through time as they reminisce about winter memories. The centrepiece of this museum is the legendary snowmobile, Big Al – which houses four diesel engines and was built to break land speed records!

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Contact info

1 Drury Park Road
Cochrane, Ontario
Telephone: 705-272-2327
Email: info@polarbearhabitat.ca
https://polarbearhabitat.ca/snowmobile-museum

Architecture

Building type: Museum, Transportation

Dates/hours open

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

St. Matthew's Anglican Cathedral Doors Open Timmins and Northeastern Ontario

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St. Matthew's Anglican Cathedral

Explore this unique building, which has been an integral part of the Timmins cultural landscape since 1913. Visitors are invited to view the contemporary stained-glass windows, commissioned in 1978 and undertaken by Canadian artists Yvonne Williams and Rosemary Kilbourn. The illuminated artworks will also be complemented by the work of local artist Marie-Eve Proulx of Crooked Spruce Calligraphy.

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  • Guided tours available

Contact info

331 Fifth Avenue
Timmins, Ontario
Telephone: 705-264-0914
www.stmatthewstimmins.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1913
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday October 13, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Timmins Memorial Cemetery Doors Open Timmins and Northeastern Ontario

Timmins Memorial Cemetery

This cemetery has been in operation since 1917 when 72 graves from a local church were relocated here. Points of interest include the Hollinger Mine Disaster monument, Bill Barilko's grave and beautiful crypts. Cemetery etiquette is strictly enforced. The children's section of the cemetery is also open. Visit the Timmins Museum for a map outlining the cemetery’s features.

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

Contact info

1011 Pine Street South
Timmins, Ontario
Telephone: 705-360-2600, ext. 6245

Architecture

Year built: 1917
Building type: Cemetery

Dates/hours open

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

Timmins Museum National Exhibition Centre Doors Open Timmins and Northeastern Ontario

Timmins Museum National Exhibition Centre

During Doors Open, the museum will feature “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote” – an exhibition from the Manitoba Museum that explores women’s suffrage in Canada. An exhibition on local mining will also be on display. Historical films will be shown in the Programme room.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

325 Second Avenue
Timmins, Ontario
Telephone: 705-360-2617
Email: museum@timmins.ca
www.timminsmuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2001
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Timmins Public Library Doors Open Timmins and Northeastern Ontario

Timmins Public Library

The Timmins Public Library is an architectural gem built with locally sourced materials. The high ceilings and 9-metre (30-foot) wooden columns and beams make it a haven for book lovers, information seekers and visitors. During Doors Open, there will be guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Come for a visit and explore the Timmins Public Library.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

320 Second Avenue
Timmins, Ontario
Telephone: 705-360-2623
Email: refdesk@timmins.ca
http://tpl.timmins.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2005
Architect: Ano Architects/Architectes Inc.
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

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