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Guelph - Postponed

Event information

Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Doors Open Guelph is a FREE all-ages citywide celebration of Guelph's special places – often hidden gems – and its rich cultural history. Hosted annually by Guelph Arts Council, Doors Open Guelph showcases local businesses, remarkable homes and feats of creativity and engineering.

Each year, Guelph proudly kicks off Doors Open Ontario's province wide season. This year, the theme of the Environment will be reflected in Guelph at specific sites – including Sleeman Breweries, Campus Co-op Commons and The Junction.

This year’s event will also offer visitors several opportunities to be active outdoors, with more walking and cycling experiences. These experiences are presented in partnership with Trails Open and Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation.

For more information visit our website.

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Doors Open After Dark | Friday, April 24

Kick off Doors Open Guelph with Doors Open After Dark at the Guelph Civic Museum on Friday, April 24.

This free event is the night party that launches Doors Open Guelph and celebrates Guelph's 193rd birthday. There will be live music, food trucks, as well as big ‘n' bold art activations and installations.

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Become a volunteer

Participate in Guelph's culture

Did you know that it takes over 100 amazing volunteers to realize Doors Open Guelph?

Participate in celebrating and animating Guelph's architecture and history. Receive front-of-the-line access to all Doors Open Guelph sites. Sign-up today and become a Doors Open Guelph volunteer! Have a volunteer inquiry? Contact Fan-Ling Suen at programs@guelpharts.ca.

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Contact info

Telephone: 519-836-3280
Email: programs@guelpharts.ca
Website: www.guelpharts.ca/doors-open-guelph

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Bell Kennedy House, The Doors Open Guelph - Postponed

Bell Kennedy House, The

Built in 1901, this stately Edwardian mansion reflects its first owner, Edith Bell Kennedy. The elegant interior features an etched glass fleur-de-lis on the front door, an original oak staircase, ornate plaster ceilings and a painted glass window featuring Othello and Desdemona. Beautifully restored by Bill Mactaggart, the site now houses the offices of financial advisers Richardson GMP Ltd.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Guided tours available

Contact info

193 Woolwich Street
Guelph, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1901
Architectural style: Edwardian
Building type: Commercial, Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 25, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bisson Dentistry Doors Open Guelph - Postponed

Bisson Dentistry

This John Hall-designed house (now a dental office) – built in 1874 of red brick with white quoins – has an elaborate outer door with beautiful glass, a miniature hallway, an impressive inner door (trademarks of Hall’s designs), and original crown moulding, ceiling medallions and fireplaces. The ornate curved staircase leads to the recently renovated upper level.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

199 Woolwich Street
Guelph, Ontario
https://dentalsolutions.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1874
Architect: John Hall
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Commercial, Health-care facility, Historical house

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 25, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Campus Co-op Commons Doors Open Guelph - Postponed

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Campus Co-op Commons

Campus Co-op Commons fights climate change with a passive solar design, rainwater collection, and a living roof. Attention to detail and thermal bridging makes it an example of how to build it right. For Doors Open Guelph, they partner with eMERGE Guelph to make your visit a quick course on energy and water conservation.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1 Hales Crescent (Borden Street Entrance)
Guelph, Ontario
http://campuscoopcommons.com/

Architecture

Year built: 2014
Architect: Lloyd Grinham
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 25, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gryphon Football Pavilion Doors Open Guelph - Postponed

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Gryphon Football Pavilion

Home to the Gryphon Football team, this pavilion is a stunning modern building designed for the players’ training, education and leisure. It features original art, intriguing graphics, outstanding training facilities and a unique locker room, all sporting the red and black team colours. Large viewing areas open onto the redesigned field.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

15 Lang Way, University of Guelph
Guelph , Ontario
www.gryphonfootball.com

Architecture

Year built: 2017
Architect: Ayesha Moghal
Architectural style: Modernism
Building type: Educational facility
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 25, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hammond Museum of Radio Doors Open Guelph - Postponed

Hammond Museum of Radio

Established in 1982 by Fred Hammond, one of the founding members of Guelph’s Hammond Manufacturing, this museum houses an extensive collection of rare and historically significant pieces. The 2,000-plus items exhibited here illustrate the development of radio throughout the past 100 years. Included are crystal radios, early tabletop and broadcast pieces, early wireless sets, military and amateur radio equipment.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

595 Southgate Drive
Guelph, Ontario
www.hammondmuseumofradio.org

Architecture

Year built: 1982
Architect: Hammond Power
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 25, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hope House and Lakeside Downtown Doors Open Guelph - Postponed

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Hope House and Lakeside Downtown

Guelph’s oldest stone church – built in 1855 – became the Norfolk Street United Church when the United Church was formed in 1925. People worshipped here until it was sold to Lakeside Church in 2012. Today, Hope House operates out of this church, offering a food market, clothing bureau and café to help those in need in Guelph’s downtown core.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

75 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario
https://lakesidehopehouse.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1855
Architect: John Hall Jr.
Architectural style: Gothic revival, Italianate
Building type: Food and drink, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 25, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

President’s House Doors Open Guelph - Postponed

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President’s House

Built in 1882 by local stone masons on the current site of Creelman Hall, this house was the University of Guelph president’s residence from 1928-2003. In 1912, the house was jacked up and moved across College Avenue to make way for Creelman Hall. Now used for entertaining, it contains an outstanding collection of furniture and Canadian art.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

100 College Avenue East
Guelph, Ontario
www.uoguelph.ca/campus/map/presidents

Architecture

Year built: 1882
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Historical house
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 25, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sleeman Breweries Doors Open Guelph - Postponed

Sleeman Breweries

John H. Sleeman founded his brewery in Guelph in 1834 and began a dynasty whose descendants were a storied part of Guelph history. Today’s modern brewery building showcases not only the beer brewing process and its sustainable practices, but also tells the story of the Sleeman family through memorabilia displayed in the Hospitality Room.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

551 Clair Road West
Guelph, Ontario
www.sleemanbreweries.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1988
Building type: Food and drink, Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 25, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Junction Doors Open Guelph - Postponed

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The Junction

This mixed-use development sits on a site that’s important to Guelph’s railway history. The former Canadian National Rail warehouse is now a stunning showroom for Granite Homes. The new building echoes its style and houses innovative co-working offices, Home Group Realty and the Abe Erb Brewing Company. All buildings feature unique railway décor and art to reflect the site’s heritage.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

5-7-9 Edinburgh Road South
Guelph, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1960
Architect: Granite Homes
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday April 25, 2020
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.