Doors Open Ontario

The Doors Open Ontario 2018 season was a great success. Over 482,000 people visited sites in communities across the province. Thanks to our sponsors, partners and volunteers for their support, and to all who participated.

Waterloo County Gaol and Governor's House Doors Open Waterloo Region

Waterloo County Gaol and Governor's House

This landmark’s exteriors are heritage designated and the interiors have been adapted. The Friends of the Governor’s House and Gaol and Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council will be your hosts. Join the celebration on Friday, September 14 (from 7 to 8:30 p.m.) at the Gaol Garden for A Place for All Seasons, in partnership with the Ontario Heritage Trust.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

77 Queen Street North
Kitchener, Ontario


Year built: 1852-53 (gaol); 1878 (Governor's House)
Architect: Mellish & Russell, Brantford (gaol); D.W. Gingerich, Waterloo (Governor's House)
Architectural style: Classical revival, Italianate, Victorian
Building type: Courthouse, Historical house

Dates/hours open

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

Waterloo County Gaol and Governor's House 77 Queen Street North