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Belleville

in-person event information

Saturday, September 7, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Doors Open Belleville is back once again! This year, there will be some new sites along with familiar sites from the past — including one from neighbouring Prince Edward County. We look forward to seeing you.

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10 In-person Doors Open sites

Ameliasburgh Heritage VillageDoors Open Belleville

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Ameliasburgh Heritage Village

Ameliasburgh Heritage Village has grown from one building (a Wesleyan Methodist Church built in 1868) into a complex of museum buildings and displays. Come and visit a log cabin, display barns, an operational blacksmith shop, a carpenter’s shop, a sap shanty, dairy and beekeeping buildings, a stone building housing the Goldie Corliss flywheel and the de Vries Natural Heritage Collection.

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

Architecture

Year built: from 1868
Building type: Attraction Museum

Dates/hours open

Sep 07 - Sep 07

Belleville City HallDoors Open Belleville

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Belleville City Hall

Constructed in 1872-73 by architect John D. Evans (the builder was John Forin) as Belleville’s market building and town hall, this attractive structure — with its tall clock tower — has dominated the downtown landscape for over 150 years. Architect Bill White’s imaginative renovations (1987-88) preserved many original interior architectural features, while adding 929 square metres (10,000 square feet) of new space.

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

169 Front Street
Belleville, Ontario
Email: planning@belleville.ca
https://www.belleville.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1872-73
Building type: Government building Historical landmark
Architect: John D. Evans (original building); Bill White (renovation)

Dates/hours open

Sep 07 - Sep 07

Belleville Fire Station #1Doors Open Belleville

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Belleville Fire Station #1

This fascinating, modern fire station houses administration, communication and fire prevention services. There is a museum attached that shows the history of Belleville fire services, where you can explore memorabilia and view the interesting Loyalty, Tradition and Progress exhibit. You can also see the Firefighter Memorial Rose Garden outside the main entrance, which was unveiled on September 11, 2022.

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

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Building type: Museum Fire station

Dates/hours open

Sep 07 - Sep 07

Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings CountyDoors Open Belleville

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Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County

The Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County opened in 2016. A collaborative project, it was built as a partnership between the City of Belleville, the County of Hastings and the Hastings County Historical Society. The archives preserve the history of the community through records of local governments, individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

254 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario
Email: archives@cabhc.ca
https://www.cabhc.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Building type: Library
Architect: Shoalts and Zaback

Dates/hours open

Sep 07 - Sep 07

Corby Park Rose GardenDoors Open Belleville

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Corby Park Rose Garden

The Corby Park Rose Garden is in the old east village of Belleville, a great area for exploring heritage homes, just a few blocks from the Bay of Quinte. The garden has a stunning water fountain and, at the centre of it all, you get a beautiful view of the entire garden — perfect for a family outing or wedding.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Photography allowed
  • Rental opportunities
  • Videos

Contact info

210 Ann Street
Belleville, Ontario
Email: tdeming@belleville.ca

Architecture


Dates/hours open

Sep 07 - Sep 07

Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment MuseumDoors Open Belleville

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Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Museum

The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Museum is located on the main floor of the Belleville Armoury. The museum preserves the history of the militia, specifically the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, through the collection and preservation of military artifacts and documents of historical significance to the Regiment and its antecedent units.

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

Contact info

189 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario
Email: HastingsprinceedwardRegt.museum@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1908
Building type: Military Museum

Dates/hours open

Sep 07 - Sep 07

Islamic Society of BellevilleDoors Open Belleville

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Islamic Society of Belleville

The Islamic Society of Belleville is opening its doors during Doors Open to showcase this masjid, Islamic centre and school. Throughout the year, they offer regular Quran classes for kids, regular Fajr and Isha prayers, Friday Juma, Taraweeh Salat in Ramadhan and Eid prayers. Explore the architecture and culture of this centre and learn more about the Islamic faith.

  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

33 Moira Street West
Belleville, Ontario
Email: masjidbelleville@gmail.com
http://bellevillemasjid.ca

Architecture

Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sep 07 - Sep 07

Meyers Creek Brewing CompanyDoors Open Belleville

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Meyers Creek Brewing Company

Meyers Creek Brewing took possession of this building in the fall of 2018. Over the course of the next five years — through the pandemic — they slowly peeled back the layers of renovations, ultimately uncovering the original 1884 brick building and its rich history. This beautiful space is now their taproom, with additions housing the brewery production business.

  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

60 Dundas Street East
Belleville, Ontario
Email: gretta@meyerscreekbrewing.ca
https://www.meyerscreekbrewing.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1884
Building type: Attraction Commercial Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Sep 07 - Sep 07

Parrott Riverfront TrailDoors Open Belleville

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Parrott Riverfront Trail

This paved and lit trail is 1.6 kilometres long (1 mile), travelling along the Moira River behind the historical downtown. Along this trail is a footbridge, opened in October 2022 to replace the early 1800s original. To the north, it connects to the Riverside Trail. To the south, it connects to the Zwicks Trail and the Kiwanis Bayshore Trail.

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Photography allowed

Architecture

Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

Sep 07 - Sep 07

Zone Athletics (Home of Pegasus Cheer Athletics)Doors Open Belleville

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Zone Athletics (Home of Pegasus Cheer Athletics)

Zone Athletics, home of Pegasus Cheer Athletics, was founded in 2014. Now in their 11th year, they operate in two sections of the building — with programming available for all ages, from newborns to adults. They offer recreational cheerleading, tumbling and parkour, day camps, birthday parties, pre-school classes, gym rentals and much more. They also offer Quinte’s only all-star cheerleading program.

  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
  • Rental opportunities

Contact info

1989 Old Highway 2
Belleville, Ontario
Email: info@pegasuscheer.com
https://zoneathletics.ca

Architecture

Building type: Attraction Commercial Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Sep 07 - Sep 07