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.

Parkwood National Historic Sitein-person Doors Open Oshawa

    Parkwood National Historic Site

    Parkwood National Historic Site was home to R.S. McLaughlin and his family. The 55-room mansion is surrounded by a 4-hectare (12-acre) garden. Watch this video for an overall introduction to the site, or view a slideshow of the McLaughlin family enjoying the gardens. In the 1920s, H.B. and L.A. Dunington-Grubb, founders of Sheridan Gardens, created spectacular outdoor garden rooms – including the distinct Sunken Garden and Italian Garden, as well as the Pergola and Sundial Garden. In 1935-36, John Lyle created the Formal Garden, with its terrace, fountains and art deco-style pavilion. Below, Ken Shaw narrates Khaki at Parkwood: Whiskey, Espionage and the Maple Leaf – a dramatization of the McLaughlins and their wartime connection to Camp X, another Digital Doors Open Oshawa site. Note: Parkwood has now reopened for tours. Please visit their website for full details.

    Contact info

    270 Simcoe Street North
    Oshawa, Ontario
    E-mail: info@parkwoodestate.com


    Year built: 1915
    Building type:Historical house
    Architect: Darling and Pearson, H.B. and L.A. Dunington-Grubb, and John Lyle
    Architectural style:Art decoArt moderneBeaux artsClassical revival

    Dates/hours open

    Apr 15, 03:35pm - Apr 15, 03:35pm