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.

Petrie Building, Thein-person Doors Open Guelph

  • In-person
  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Guided tours available
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
Petrie Building, The

Designed in 1882, this building first served as Alexander Bain Petrie’s pharmacy. It incorporates the remaining pieces of the former Western Hotel. The building is one of only three remaining buildings in Canada that were erected before 1890 with stamped galvanized iron façades. The building is also home to the Brothers Brewing Company, which will be part of your tour.

Contact info

15 Wyndham Street North
Guelph, Ontario



Year built: 1882
Building type:Commercial
Architect: John Day (original); Allen Killen (restoration 2016-17)
Architectural style:EdwardianItalianate

Dates/hours open

Apr 29, 10:00am - Apr 29, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.