Doors Open Ontario

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Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences Doors Open Whitby

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

The original hospital, designed by James Govan, was built to house convalescing First World War soldiers. The current facility was modernized in 1996 (the Doctors’ Residence is all that remains of Govan’s original), and delivers innovative mental health care. During Doors Open, visitors can explore vendors, an arts workshop, historical artifacts and photographs, and the Family Resource Centre.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

700 Gordon Street
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-668-5803


Year built: 1911
Architect: 1911 (James Govan); 1996 (Crang and Boake, Cannon and Moffat Kinoshita)
Building type: Health-care facility
Landscape: Landscape, Trail

Dates/hours open

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

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences 700 Gordon Street