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Hamilton

Event information

Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Explore our city that is rich in history, culture and architecture while visiting over 50 participating sites in this highly anticipated event. For our 17th annual Doors Open event, we have a variety of interesting and exciting sites for the whole family to discover!

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Community information

Abundant in history and culture and surrounded by spectacular nature, Hamilton is a city like no other.

Unique for its distinctive urban feel and vibrant arts and culture, Hamilton also boasts deep roots and a proud history. Bounded by the picturesque southern shores of Lake Ontario and the lush trails of the Niagara Escarpment, Hamilton offers incredible access to conservation and recreation lands, amazing waterfalls, heritage sites and cultural institutions.

For more information, visit www.tourismhamilton.com.

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Become a volunteer

Doors Open Hamilton is currently looking for volunteers.

Volunteering for Doors Open Hamilton is a great way to give back to your community and to experience a behind-the-scenes look at some of Hamilton's great heritage sites. No previous experience is needed and training will be provided. Volunteers are an essential part of Doors Open Hamilton and make this exciting event possible.

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, email us at doorsopen@hamilton.ca. The deadline to apply as a volunteer is Wednesday, April 17.

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Contact info

Telephone: 905-546-2424, ext. 4122
Email: doorsopen@hamilton.ca
Website: www.hamilton.ca/DoorsOpen

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Administration Building and Environmental Laboratory Doors Open Hamilton

Administration Building and Environmental Laboratory

The goal of this LEED Silver laboratory is to create a fully sustainable, adaptable and multipurpose building. It uses a minimum of 25 per cent less energy due to its innovative technologies. Take a guided tour to learn how the City protects its drinking water. Visitors must be a minimum of 10+ years and wear closed-toe shoes.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

700 Woodward Avenue (south gate entrance north of Brampton Street)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2489
www.hamilton.ca/water

Architecture

Year built: 2006
Architect: McCallum Sather Architects
Building type: Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ancaster Old Township Hall Doors Open Hamilton

Ancaster Old Township Hall

Enjoy a look around inside the Ancaster Old Township Hall. Built in 1871 by William H. Thuresson, it is one of the finest pieces of stone architecture in Ancaster – complete with original apron stage, hardwood floors, arched windows and historically accurate colours. It has undergone several renovations over the years but the original character remains.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

310 Wilson Street
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-648-8144
Email: fieldcote@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/fieldcote

Architecture

Year built: 1871
Architect: William H. Thuresson
Architectural style: Georgian, Neoclassical
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

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

Auchmar Manor House Doors Open Hamilton

Auchmar Manor House

Auchmar was originally home to the Honourable Isaac Buchanan (a local businessman and politician). Throughout the years, Auchmar has also been home to the Young family (local entrepreneurs), the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Hungarian Sisters of Social Service. Enjoy this rare opportunity to explore the main floor of this manor house and the walled grounds surrounding it.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

88 Fennell Avenue West (at West 5th Street)
Hamilton, Ontario
www.friendsofauchmar.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1852-54
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Historical landmark, Historical house
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site Doors Open Hamilton

Battlefield House Museum & Park National Historic Site

Enjoy a guided tour of this 1796 Gage family homestead, learn about recent restoration work, and explore the 1926 Dunington-Grubb landscape. During the War of 1812, the family retreated to their cellar as the Battle of Stoney Creek raged outside. The Battlefield Monument’s architecture is steeped in British tradition and is an exceptional example of Tudor Gothic revival.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

77 King Street West
Stoney Creek, Ontario
Telephone: 905-662-8458
Email: battlefield@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/battlefield

Architecture

Year built: 1796
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Historical house, Museum
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Budget Demolition/BD Salvage & Deconstruction Doors Open Hamilton

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Budget Demolition/BD Salvage & Deconstruction

Budget Demolition is located in the original building designed and built for The Kennametal Company. Several owners later, with the building in a state of disrepair, Budget Demolition purchased it and fully restored it for use as offices, demolition shop and architectural salvage warehouse. The original corner main front on Sherman Avenue was designed in an art deco style.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

371 Sherman Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-312-9506
Email: hello@bdsalvage.ca
www.bdsalvage.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1946
Architect: William Riddell
Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Cable 14 - TV Hamilton Ltd. Doors Open Hamilton

Cable 14 - TV Hamilton Ltd.

Cable 14 is a community channel for Cogeco and Rogers television subscribers, serving the greater Hamilton area. Celebrating their 50th programming season in 2019, you are invited to attend a behind-the-scenes tour to see how television is made. Visit the control room, studio, edit suites and partake in interactive activities.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

150 Dundurn Street South
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-523-1414
www.cable14.com

Architecture

Year built: 1971; 1982 (adaptive reuse)
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4, 2019
Saturday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; last tour at 3:45 p.m.

CBC Hamilton Doors Open Hamilton

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CBC Hamilton

Peek behind the scenes of CBC Hamilton’s trusted digital station. See how journalists gather and disseminate the news of the day in this repurposed former furniture store. The CBC team communicates with residents in a variety of interesting ways, including online and in-person. The building features exposed brick, hardwood floors, a tin ceiling and a restored façade.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

118 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-524-1985
www.cbc.ca/hamilton

Architecture

Year built: 1880
Architect: Thier + Curran
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sunday May 5, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Christ's Church Cathedral Doors Open Hamilton

Christ's Church Cathedral

Christ’s Church Cathedral is built on the original site of the first Anglican church in Hamilton; it was founded in 1835 as a small wooden church. The congregation grew to require a larger stone building, which was constructed in 1852. Consecrated as a cathedral in 1875, the building houses exquisite creations in stained glass, woodwork and limestone.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

252 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-527-1316
Email: cathedral@niagaraanglican.ca
www.cathedralhamilton.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1835, 1852, 1873, 1925
Architect: William Thomas; Langley & Burke (1873-75); William Palmer Witton (1925)
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Church of Our Saviour The Redeemer, The Doors Open Hamilton

Church of Our Saviour The Redeemer, The

This church, constructed in the early Gothic revival style, was consecrated and opened on January 9, 1877. Today, it is a healthy, vibrant and caring parish with direct descendants of the original wardens still attending. Enjoy the view of their 21 beautiful stained-glass memorial windows. Complimentary refreshments and a historical handout will be provided.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

25 Lake Avenue South
Hamilton (Stoney Creek), Ontario
Telephone: 905-664-6641
Email: oursaviourtheredeemer@bellnet.ca
www.oursaviourtheredeemer.com

Architecture

Year built: 1876; 1894 (buttresses); 1952 (addition to 1876 church); 1968 (chapel, Corman Hall and offices)
Architect: James H. Christie (1968)
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Historical landmark, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday only: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Church of the Ascension Doors Open Hamilton

Church of the Ascension

The Church of the Ascension is the second-oldest Anglican church in downtown Hamilton and was built in picturesque Gothic style. It was expanded after a destructive 1887 fire. The Holy Spirit Chapel was added in 1955. Recently, there was a major renovation of the interior. Come and hear the Royal Canadian College of Organists as they provide a live Bach-a-thon.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

64 Forest Avenue (at John Street South); accessible entrance at 258 John Street South
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-527-3505
Email: secretary@ascensionchurch.ca
www.ascensionchurch.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1850-51 (church); 1888 (reconstruction and chancel extension); 2012 (sanctuary renovations); 1955 (Chapel of the Holy Spirit)
Architect: Frederick Cumberland (1850-51); Darling and Currie (1888); John van Nostrand (2012); Charles Lenz (1955)
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 12:30 to 4 p.m.

CoMotion on King Doors Open Hamilton

CoMotion on King

As one of the largest coworking networks in southern Ontario, CoMotion seeks to inspire and be the future home of Hamilton’s, Ontario’s and Canada’s next generation of businesses. Visit the third floor of the building that was home to The Hamilton Spectator until 1976 and check out the remaining features repurposed into the space, including a vault and old dumbwaiter.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Communication

Contact info

115 King Street East, 3rd floor
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 289-389-5772
Email: start@comotiongroup.ca
www.comotiongroup.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1919-20; renovations: 1951; adaptive reuse: 2015
Architect: McPhie & Kelly; R&R Designs Inc. (2015)
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cotton Factory, The Doors Open Hamilton

Cotton Factory, The

The Cotton Factory, located in the heart of lower Hamilton, is a prime example of adaptive reuse. This former site of the Imperial Cotton Company has been transformed into a creative industries complex. Join one of their guided tours and explore over 35 artist studios, makers shops, galleries and a kids zone.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Food vendors
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

270 Sherman Avenue North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-547-8256
Email: info@cottonfactory.ca
www.cottonfactory.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1900
Architect: E.B. Patterson
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m to 4 p.m. (tours at 10:30 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m.)

Downtown Hamilton Walking Tours Doors Open Hamilton

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Downtown Hamilton Walking Tours

The Lady Hamilton Club will be conducting downtown walking tours from the Tourism Hamilton Visitor Centre, located in the historical Lister Block. This building dates back to the 1850s when it was erected for Joseph Lister. Tours include King William Street, Hughson Street, Rebecca Street and James Street North. Tours will occur rain or shine. Dress appropriately.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at 28 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2666
Email: tourism@hamilton.ca
www.tourismhamilton.com

Architecture

Year built: 1924
Architect: Bernard Prack
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday tours: 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.; Sunday tours: 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Dundas Museum & Archives Doors Open Hamilton

Dundas Museum & Archives

The Dundas Museum & Archives welcomes the public to tour the permanent galleries, the historical Doctor’s Office and the collections storage vault. Opened in 1956, this is a private, non-profit museum that collects, interprets and celebrates the unique identity of the Valley Town. On Saturday, handmade goods will be on sale at the “One of a Kind” market.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

139 Park Street West
Dundas, Ontario
Telephone: 905-627-7412
www.dundasmuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: c.1848 (Doctors Office); 1873 (Pirie House); 1956; expansion 2013
Architect: McCallum Sather Architects Inc. (2013 expansion)
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dundas Wastewater Treatment Plant Doors Open Hamilton

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Dundas Wastewater Treatment Plant

Come and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Dundas Wastewater Treatment Plant! Learn how wastewater from your home is treated and restored back into the natural environment. Also offered is the Touch-a-Truck event. Get up close and personal with our field equipment and ask our experts questions. At noon, join us for a cake-cutting ceremony. Note: Closed-toe shoes required.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

135 King Street East
Dundas, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2489
www.hamilton.ca/water

Architecture

Year built: 1919

Dates/hours open

Sunday May 5, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; tours every half hour

Dundurn National Historic Site - Dundurn Castle Doors Open Hamilton

Dundurn National Historic Site - Dundurn Castle

Experience a self-guided visit of this Italianate-style villa built in 1834 for Sir Allan MacNab, one of Canada's first premiers. Experience what life upstairs and downstairs was like at this grand country estate. Enjoy hands-on activities led by costumed staff, explore the rarely opened Cockpit building and drop by the two-acre kitchen garden for some spring gardening tips.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

610 York Blvd.
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2872
Email: dundurn@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/dundurn

Architecture

Year built: 1835
Architect: Robert Wetherell
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Historical landmark, Historical house, Museum
Landscape: Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Educational Archives and Heritage Centre Doors Open Hamilton

Educational Archives and Heritage Centre

The Hamilton Wentworth District School Board Educational Archive and Heritage Centre opened in 1988 as a way of preserving, presenting and celebrating the history of education in the community – an effort that continues to this day. During Doors Open, visitors are welcome to tour the space, browse through yearbooks and see a unique collection of artifacts.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

465 East 16th Street
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-527-5092, ext. 4585
www.hwdsb.on.ca/community/archive

Architecture

Year built: 1954
Architect: Prack & Prack
Building type: Educational facility, Museum

Dates/hours open

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

Erland Lee (Museum) Home Doors Open Hamilton

Erland Lee (Museum) Home

The Erland Lee Museum is a beautiful Gothic revival home perched atop the Niagara Escarpment. The home was constructed in phases between 1808 and 1873 and was home to six generations of the Lee family. Erland Lee and his wife Janet are historically significant as co-founders of the first Women’s Institute in the world in 1897.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

552 Ridge Road
Stoney Creek, Ontario
Telephone: 905-662-2691
http://fwio.on.ca/erland

Architecture

Year built: 1808; 1860 (addition); 1873 renovations and carriage house addition
Architect: John Lee (1808); Abram Lee (1860 and 1873)
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Historical house, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum Doors Open Hamilton

Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum

Fieldcote was built as a private home. Today, it serves as a cultural heritage centre with emphasis on Ancaster’s local history, the promotion of fine arts and the celebration of natural heritage through beautiful landscaped gardens and walking trails. Discover the stories attached to 31 objects that showcase what makes Ancaster memorable while exploring the exhibit, Stories from the Edge.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

64 Sulphur Springs Road
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-648-8144
Email: fieldcote@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/fieldcote

Architecture

Year built: 1948
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Garden, Park, Trail

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday:10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Furlan Conservation Doors Open Hamilton

Furlan Conservation

Furlan Conservation is a heritage conservation business located in an intact, early-20th-century commercial streetscape, housing small businesses created for newcomers attracted to the east-end steel mills. Take a guided tour of the studio and workshop to learn about the conservation of heritage windows, architectural paint analysis and reproduction of heritage elements.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • French services available
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

765-769 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-383-3704
Email: furlanconservation@gmail.com
www.furlanconservation.wordpress.com

Architecture

Year built: c. 1911; 1950, façade renovation
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gibson School Lofts Doors Open Hamilton

Gibson School Lofts

The former Gibson School – named in 1914 for Ontario’s 10th Lieutenant Governor, Sir John Morison Gibson – evolved from a one-room schoolhouse in 1854 on this site, S.S. No. 7, Barton Township. Tour the former school and see how it is being transformed into the Gibson School Lofts with residential loft rentals, retail and live/work units (opening in late 2019).

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

601 Barton Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 289-389-1377
Email: info@gibsonlofts.com
http://stinsonproperties.com/project/gibson-school-lofts-2

Architecture

Year built: 1910 (8 rooms); 1914 (12-room addition)
Architect: Stewart and Witton (Walter Wilson Stewart)
Building type: Historical landmark, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Green Venture's Ecohouse/Glen Manor Estate Doors Open Hamilton

Green Venture's Ecohouse/Glen Manor Estate

Green Venture is the City of Hamilton’s lead agency to promote sustainable living ideas. During Doors Open, the Ecohouse will offer a variety of demonstrations inside the converted 1850s house and the surrounding gardens. Follow the posters and displays to learn more about the environmental and heritage elements of the Glen Manor property. A seedling sale will also be held.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

22 Veevers Drive (near Greenhill Avenue and Quigley Road)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-540-8787
Email: contact@greenventure.ca
www.greenventure.ca

Architecture

Year built: c.1851; expanded and renovated 1968; adaptive reuse 2003
Architect: James Dean; Nicolson Design Services (1968); Zebroski and Associates Inc. (2003)
Building type: Educational facility, Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Griffin House National Historic Site Doors Open Hamilton

Griffin House National Historic Site

Explore this early-19th-century farm cabin that displays the simple architecture once so common in Upper Canada. Enerals Griffin, an African-American born in Virginia in 1790, journeyed to southern Ontario and established his family farm in the Dundas Valley. Exhibit panels celebrate both the Griffin family and local Black heritage. Paid parking available at the nearby Hermitage. Limited accessible-only parking onsite.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

733 Mineral Springs Road
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-648-8144
Email: griffinhouse@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/griffin

Architecture

Year built: 1829
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Aviary, The Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Aviary, The

The Hamilton Aviary was founded in 1927 and was originally located at Dundurn Castle until its 1996 relocation to the fieldhouse of the Royal Botanical Garden’s former teaching gardens. The Friends of the Aviary are the volunteer caretakers of the flock and will introduce you to Hamilton’s feathered citizens – each with their own personality, story and place in the city.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

85 Oak Knoll Drive (in Churchill Gardens)
Hamilton (Westdale), Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-4842
www.fortheloveofbirds.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1947; 1980 (greenhouse); 1996 (outdoor flight areas)
Architect: Hugh D. Robertson
Building type: Attraction
Landscape: Landscape, Park

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Children's Museum (Gage Homestead) Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Children's Museum (Gage Homestead)

Discover three interactive galleries – a ship for sailing, a dock for fishing, and a galley kitchen to feed your crew – and participate in an outdoor scavenger hunt for the whole family. Housed in an 1875 farmhouse in beautiful Gage Park, this museum was once home to the Gage family (early Hamilton settlers). Crafts will be available in the activity centre.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1072 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-4848
Email: childmus@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/museums

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton GO Centre (Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Museum - TH&B) Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton GO Centre (Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Museum - TH&B)

This GO Centre is a rare example of an art moderne public building with curved forms, polished metals and machined detailing throughout. Retired staff operate the railway museum on the centre’s mezzanine level and share first-hand experiences of Hamilton’s railway history. Interpretative panels highlight the architecture and reconstruction of this landmark downtown building.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

36 Hunter Street East (between James Street South and Hughson Street South)
Hamilton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1933; restoration, 1995
Architect: Fellheimer & Wagner, New York; restoration, Trevor Garwood-Jones
Architectural style: Art moderne
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum, Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Military Museum Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Military Museum

Housed in Battery Lodge, the Hamilton Military Museum tells the story of the people who lived in the area during the War of 1812. There is something here for everyone: view a film, dress up like a soldier, or play in the Discovery Gallery. While on site, visit the First World War exhibit located in the Coach House Gallery.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

610 York Blvd. (at Dundurn National Historic Site)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2872
Email: military@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/museums

Architecture

Year built: 1835-38
Architect: Robert Wetherall
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Mountain Mosque Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Mountain Mosque

This mosque is one of the largest in southwestern Ontario. Tour the mosque and community centre. See the Islamic poster exhibition, the Qur'an in World Languages display, Islamic art and Arabic calligraphy, and Islamic daily prayers. Children's activities. Free gifts and refreshments for everyone. Interactive guided tours every half hour. Meet the Imam and members of Hamilton’s Muslim community.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1545 Stone Church Road East
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-383-1526, ext. 2
Email: contactus@hamiltonmosque.com
www.hamiltonmosque.com

Architecture

Year built: 2012 addition
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology

Tour Hamilton’s first waterworks, discover the featured 3D exhibit, and take a ride on a scale-model train. This museum is the only complete, intact waterworks from the 19th century left in North America, and preserves the oldest surviving Canadian-built 70-ton stationary steam engines. The Italianate architecture features massive stonework, detailed quoin blocks, Romanesque windows and a 46-metre (150-foot) chimney.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

900 Woodward Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-4797
Email: steammuseum@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/steammuseum

Architecture

Year built: 1859
Architect: Thomas Coltrin Keefer
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Police Museum (Tisdale House) Doors Open Hamilton

Hamilton Police Museum (Tisdale House)

Tisdale House is the oldest home in Ancaster. In the 1820s, the building was occupied by “Charcoal Burner” John O’Neil and housed two charcoal kilns. Later, the house became an undertaker’s parlour run by George Moore. The house has been fully retrofitted and is now home to the Ancaster Community Policing Centre and the Hamilton Police Museum.

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

Contact info

314 Wilson Street East
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-648-3632

Architecture

Year built: 1806
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hamilton Port Operations Centre and Boat Storage Facility Doors Open Hamilton

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Hamilton Port Operations Centre and Boat Storage Facility

Discover the history of Hamilton’s harbour and learn about the exciting future developments at the Port of Hamilton! The main floor will feature historical artifacts, including a wooden boat made by Morris Boat Builders Enjoy the panoramic view of Hamilton’s industrial waterfront from the second floor and view a display featuring details of the $30-million Westport Modernization Project.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

210 Hillyard Street
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-525-3622
www.hamiltonport.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Architect: Atkinson Engineering
Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 4 p.m.

Hermitage Gatehouse Museum Doors Open Hamilton

Hermitage Gatehouse Museum
In 1853, the son of a Scottish baronet purchased this property and created one of the largest estates in Ancaster – with a stone mansion, outbuildings and this gatehouse, known as The Lodge, which housed his gardener and family. Only ruins remain of the manor house, destroyed by fire in 1934. The gatehouse has been retained and developed as a museum.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

621 Sulphur Springs Road (at the corner of Mineral Springs Road)
Ancaster, Ontario
Telephone: 905-973-4005
http://conservationhamilton.ca/hermitage-gatehouse

Architecture

Year built: c. 1855
Architectural style: Ontario cottage
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Conservation area

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

HMCS Star Doors Open Hamilton

HMCS Star

Come and discover Canada’s naval past, present and future. The HMCS Star, home to Hamilton’s naval reserves, also houses a unique collection of historical naval artifacts. You are also invited to the mess on the afternoon of May 5 for a military reception honouring The Battle of the Atlantic (ceremony in Burlington). The HMCS Haida is permanently moored alongside.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

650 Catharine Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-972-4000, ext. 6753
www.facebook.com/HMCSNCSMStar

Architecture

Year built: 1996
Architect: Griffiths Rankin Cook, Ottawa (design/build); Shoalts and Zaback, Kingston (consulting)
Building type: Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

John Weir Foote Armoury Doors Open Hamilton

John Weir Foote Armoury

The John Weir Foote Armoury has been home to multiple reserve units since 1888. It provides an area for soldiers to hone their skills, but also has multiple museums. The building has the largest indoor balcony and second-largest indoor parade square in North America. Visitors can see a display of equipment, see demonstrations, explore the museum and talk to soldiers.

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  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

200 James Street North (at Mulberry Street)
Hamilton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1888, 1905
Architect: Henry James (1888), Stewart & Whitton (1905)
Architectural style: Italianate, Romanesque revival, Victorian
Building type: Historical landmark, Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

McMaster’s Nuclear Research Building, Brockhouse Institute and H.G. Thode Library Doors Open Hamilton

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McMaster’s Nuclear Research Building, Brockhouse Institute and H.G. Thode Library

McMaster’s Nuclear Research Building and H.G. Thode Library of Science and Engineering invite you to discover their makerspace, view particle accelerators up close, and take a virtual tour of a nuclear reactor! Visitors of all ages can experience science first-hand as they practise identifying radioactive objects, learn about crystallography, medical isotopes, neutron science, and historical uses of radioactive materials.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-525-9140, ext. 26148
Email: reactor@mcmaster.ca
www.nuclear.mcmaster.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1957
Architect: William R. Sauter and Associates
Building type: Educational facility

Dates/hours open

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

Melrose United Church Doors Open Hamilton

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Melrose United Church

Come and celebrate Melrose United Church’s 90th anniversary. The sanctuary is a large, welcoming and restful space with stained-glass windows that depict Old and New Testament stories. Melrose derives its name and appearance from Melrose Abbey in Scotland. The congregation was founded on November 13, 1925 with the amalgamation of the Charlton Avenue Methodist Church and the Westmount Presbyterian Church.

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

Contact info

86 Homewood Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-522-1323
Email: melrose@melroseunited.ca
www.melroseunited.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1929
Architect: Morton
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

Mohawk College - The Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation Doors Open Hamilton

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Mohawk College - The Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation

The Joyce Centre welcomed its first students in Autumn 2018. Designed to incorporate leading-edge technologies and techniques, at 8,919 square metres (96,000 square feet), it is Canada’s largest – and Hamilton’s first – net zero institutional building. Explore the Centre, learn about the environmental features and experience interactive augmented and virtual reality displays. Visit the top-floor mechanical penthouse and lower-level geothermal pumps.

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

Contact info

135 Fennell Avenue West
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-575-1212
www.mohawkcollege.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2018
Architect: McCallum Sather and B + H Architects
Architectural style: Contemporary
Building type: Educational facility, Green building

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mohawk Trail School Museum Doors Open Hamilton

Mohawk Trail School Museum

The Mohawk Trail School is a historical one-room schoolhouse built in 1882. It is a fine example of architecture that served early education in Ontario. It became a museum in 1967 as part of the centennial celebrations. Come and tour the schoolhouse – the oldest surviving example in the community that is still presented in its original form.

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  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

20 Education Court
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-527-5092
www.hwdsb.on.ca/community/archive/mohawk-trail-school

Architecture

Year built: 1882
Architect: Ventin Group Associates (restoration, 2015)
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Sunday May 5, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Odd Fellows Lodge Building Doors Open Hamilton

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Odd Fellows Lodge Building

Valley City 117 was instituted in 1873 as a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The meeting room features historical furniture and regalia, and the basement has a bar and stage where musical events have been performed for decades. Formerly the Merchants Exchange Hotel, this building has served many purposes – including a storage facility for William Lyon Mackenzie.

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  • Parking
  • French services available
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

63 Main Street
Dundas, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: c. 1847
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Parkdale Landing Doors Open Hamilton

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Parkdale Landing

Visit Indwell’s Parkdale Landing – Ontario’s largest passive house retrofit, featuring a mix of affordable apartments and commercial spaces. Indwell is a Christian charity that creates affordable housing communities. Guided tours will highlight the energy-efficient features and the affordable housing program. This building is an adaptive reuse. In the past, the buildings included a banquet hall, tavern and rooming house.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

205 Melvin Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-529-0454
www.indwell.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1880s, 1960s, 1970s, renovated in 2018
Architect: Invizij
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

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

Playhouse Cinema, The Doors Open Hamilton

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Playhouse Cinema, The

The Playhouse Cinema is Hamilton’s oldest existing cinema. Explore the theatre and appreciate the beautiful beaux arts architecture and ornamental plaster work that decorates the lavish interior. Watch and enjoy a collection of short and silent films during your visit. This site was also the voting location for the 1946 Steel Workers Union strike that changed labour laws across Canada.

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  • Parking
  • Food vendors
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

177 Sherman Avenue North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-545-8888
www.playhousecinema.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1914
Architect: William Palmer Witton
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Salvation Army Ellen Osler Home, The Doors Open Hamilton

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Salvation Army Ellen Osler Home, The

An average of 680 women are imprisoned across Canada at any given time. The Salvation Army Ellen Osler Home offers a safe living environment, life skills resources, programs and community referrals for residents as they work toward independent community reintegration. Join us for guided tours of this historical building that once served as a private school from 1849-1902.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Food vendors
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

34 Hatt Street
Dundas, Ontario
Telephone: 905-627-1632

Architecture

Year built: 1846
Building type: Historical house, Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Seedworks Urban Offices, The Doors Open Hamilton

Seedworks Urban Offices, The

The red brick building at 126 Catharine Street North began as home to the Hamilton Buggy Whip Manufacturing Company. Later, it became the home of Tregunno Seeds and is now The Seedworks Urban Offices. This building, an excellent example of adaptive reuse, retains many of its original features. Come and tour the building, explore displays and partake in cycling activities.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

126 Catharine Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-523-7425
www.seedworksoffices.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1890s; renovated 2013
Architect: David Premi Architects Inc. (2013)
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sunday May 5, 2019
Sunday only: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Shawn & Ed Brewing Company Doors Open Hamilton

Shawn & Ed Brewing Company

The Shawn & Ed Brewing Company is a craft brewery located in the heart of historical Dundas. The building itself was built in the 1860s as the original Dundas Curling and Skating Rink. Established in 2016, the brewery focuses on German-style lagers with an emphasis on quality, authenticity and approachable craft beer. Guided tours and samples will be available.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

65 Hatt Street
Dundas, Ontario
Telephone: 289-239-9979
Email: info@lagershed.com
www.lagershed.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1860s; renovated: 2015-16
Architect: Richard Todd Wilson (1860s); Peter Brass; Two Row Architects (2015)
Building type: Commercial, Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Lawrence the Martyr Roman Catholic Church Doors Open Hamilton

St. Lawrence the Martyr Roman Catholic Church

This Romanesque-style church has lovely stained glass and painted murals. The beautiful main altar and pulpit are carved and sculpted in renowned Italian Carrera marble. Experience the remarkable acoustics and the 110-year-old Casavant pipe organ. Learn about the history of this historical North End Parish that was the third Catholic Church in Hamilton.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

475 Mary Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-529-3921
Email: stlawrencehamilton@hamiltondiocese.com
www.stlawrencehamilton.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1890; 1908: pipe organ installation; 1935: renovations; 1955-65: interior renovations
Architect: Robert Clohency
Architectural style: Romanesque revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

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

St. Mark's Centre, The Doors Open Hamilton

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St. Mark's Centre, The

St. Mark’s Church is opening its doors to the public for the last time prior to a major restoration happening in 2019. Come and see the newly restored stained-glass windows and the unrestored historical interior, and speak with the project manager about the plans for restoration. The new St. Mark’s Centre will re-open in 2021 as a community cultural facility.

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  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

115 Hunter Street West (corner of Bay Street South and Hunter Street West)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2489
www.hamilton.ca/attractions/culture/st-marks-cultural-programming-space

Architecture

Year built: 1877
Architect: Unknown
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Paul's Presbyterian Church Doors Open Hamilton

St. Paul's Presbyterian Church

This fine example of the English Gothic revival style features an interior that retains its original dark oak panelled ceiling, hand-carved details and Scottish-designed stained-glass windows. St. Paul’s has the tallest – and one of the few surviving – stone spires in Canada. Enjoy the Casavant organ and the wonderful acoustics of this church. Guided tours provided of this National Historic Site.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

70 James Street South (at Jackson Street)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-522-2792
Email: info@stpaulshamilton.ca
www.stpaulshamilton.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1854
Architect: William Thomas
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.

The Westdale Doors Open Hamilton

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The Westdale

The Westdale is a community-focused theatre dedicated to bringing movies and music to the City of Hamilton. The Westdale was the first theatre to open specifically for motion pictures in Hamilton. It reopened in February 2019, restored as close to the original 1935 opening. You can still see the original marquee letters mounted inside.

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  • Parking
  • Food vendors
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

1014 King Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-577-0074
Email: info@thewestdale.ca
www.thewestdale.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1938
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to Noon

Water Filtration Building - Water Treatment Plant Doors Open Hamilton

Water Filtration Building - Water Treatment Plant

Enjoy a rare opportunity to learn about the City of Hamilton’s historical and current drinking water system – and its filtration process – through a guided tour of the Learning Centre, Filter Gallery and Control Room. See how the extensive structural rehabilitation and architectural facelift in 2010 returned this plant to its original art deco grandeur.

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  • Parking
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

900 Woodward Avenue
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2489
www.hamilton.ca/water

Architecture

Year built: 1933 (west half); 1959 (east half); rehabilitated, 2010
Architect: W.L. McFaul, city engineer and staff
Architectural style: Art deco

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wellwood Juravinski House Doors Open Hamilton

Wellwood Juravinski House

Wellwood is a bright, beautiful, safe space that celebrates living well with cancer. Visitors can enjoy the architecture, clerestory windows, original art and a featured exhibit of paintings by Ancaster’s Michelle Guitard. Wellwood occupies a remnant of the original Mountain (Tuberculosis) Sanatorium and subsequent Chedoke Hospital site. Outdoor landmarks include an Inuksuk – a tribute to the 1,274 Inuit sanatorium patients.

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

Contact info

501 Sanatorium Road (at Chedmac Drive)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-667-8870
Email: wellwood@hhsc.ca
www.wellwood.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2010
Architect: McCallum Sather Architects
Building type: Health-care facility

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Westfield Heritage Village Doors Open Hamilton

Westfield Heritage Village

Westfield Heritage Village is a stunning collection of over 35 historical buildings that has made it one of the most interesting historical destinations in Ontario. Carefully restored and staffed with costumed interpreters, the buildings capture the true charm and spirit of early Canadian culture. Visit the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Locomotive 103, the 1810 Westbrook House, log buildings and more.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

1049 Kirkwall Road (Regional Road 552)
Rockton, Ontario
Telephone: 519-621-8851
Email: westfield@conservationhamilton.ca
www.westfieldheritage.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1790-1920s
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Sunday May 5, 2019
Sunday only: 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Whitehern Historic House and Garden Doors Open Hamilton

Whitehern Historic House and Garden

Enjoy a leisurely visit that emphasizes recent restoration work at this landmark site. Built in 1848, Whitehern is one of the finest examples of an intact historical home, containing elements from many time periods – Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian. Explore the heritage of Victorian ideas and possessions that influenced life at Whitehern on the eve of Second World War.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

41 Jackson Street West (at MacNab Street South)
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-546-2018
Email: whitehern@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/whitehern

Architecture

Year built: 1848
Architectural style: Edwardian, Georgian, Victorian
Building type: Historical landmark, Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (Custom House) Doors Open Hamilton

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (Custom House)

The Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, located in the Hamilton Custom House, is one of the oldest remaining federal public buildings in Canada. The Centre aims to preserve, honour and promote the culture and history of all working people. In the Main Gallery, enjoy an immersive audio installation about women firefighters, some of whom will be available to answer questions.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

51 Stuart Street
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-522-3003
www.wahc-museum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1858-60; restoration: 1995-96
Architect: F.J. Rastrick and F.P. Rubridge
Architectural style: Italianate
Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 4 – Sunday May 5, 2019
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.