Doors Open Ontario

While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

Vickery Electric Doors Open Whitby

Vickery Electric

Emmanuel Sleep from Cornwall, England purchased 57 acres here in 1879. Within three years, he had built this farmhouse with bricks from Toronto’s Don Valley Brick Yard; the staircase and library bookcases were made of black oak. Sleep eventually owned 500 acres, making him one of the area’s wealthiest farmers. During Doors Open, see how the property/business has been transformed.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

601 Victoria Street East
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-668-5803


Year built: 1879
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Commercial, Historical house, Private residence
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

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

Vickery Electric 601 Victoria Street East