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Halton Hills

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Sunday, September 29, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As Halton Hills celebrates its 50th anniversary, come and see some of the incredible locations that make this town unique. Several communities make up the Town of Halton Hills, and each one has something special to offer. Whether it’s a blacksmith shop, a church or an old town hall, there is so much history here. Come and help us celebrate these communities by exploring this town with us.

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11 In-person Doors Open sites

Acton Town Hall CentreDoors Open Halton Hills

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Acton Town Hall Centre

The 1883 Acton Town Hall is an example of a Victorian Italianate style building. It provided a town council chamber, offices for the mayor, clerk, fire department and town constable, plus two jail cells. The 2010 Citizens Hall addition provided accessibility and a heritage display area. This gathering place, in the centre of Acton, is a splendid example of revitalization.

  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
  • Rental opportunities

Contact info

19 Willow Street North
Acton, Ontario
https://www.actontownhallcentre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1883
Building type: Government building Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Sep 29 - Sep 29

Devereaux HouseDoors Open Halton Hills

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Devereaux House

This quintessential 19th-century Ontario Gothic revival farmhouse was saved from demolition and restored by a group of local citizens. Decorated to the early 1900s, the main floor is now available as a venue for meetings and intimate family celebrations. During Doors Open, visitors will be treated to stories of Devereaux family farm life spanning over 150 years.

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

Contact info

11494 Trafalgar Road
Georgetown, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1860; 2009
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

Sep 29 - Sep 29

Georgetown ArmouryDoors Open Halton Hills

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Georgetown Armoury

Built in 1866, The Old Armoury was Canada's last functioning drill hall from that era. This post-and-beam structure was moved here in 1890 and served as a drill hall until 1997. Saved from demolition in 2008 by a local community theatre company — the Georgetown Globe Productions — it has been completely renovated, with much of its original structure and character preserved.

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

Contact info

1 Park Avenue
Georgetown, Ontario
https://globeproductions.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1866
Building type: Military Theatre
Architect: Walter Moberly

Dates/hours open

Sep 29 - Sep 29

Georgetown Lawn Bowling ClubDoors Open Halton Hills

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Georgetown Lawn Bowling Club

Hidden away in the park district of Georgetown you will find a log cabin. This little gem was built circa 1843 in Chinguacousy Township, but was moved to its current location in 1917 to serve as the clubhouse for the Georgetown Lawn Bowling Club. It is still being actively used to this day. A great example of adaptive reuse.

  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

29 Edith Street
Georgetown, Ontario
https://www.hipinfo.ca/record/ACT0872

Architecture

Year built: 1843

Dates/hours open

Sep 29 - Sep 29

Georgetown Masonic LodgeDoors Open Halton Hills

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Georgetown Masonic Lodge

The current Masonic lodge building was completed in 1969 by the Masons of Halton Hills. It has served many purposes throughout its life, including being a home for the local county court. Today, the building houses meetings for the Walker Friendship Lodge, the Credit Lodge, the Halton Chapter of Royal Arch Masons and the Credit Valley Shrine Club.

  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

12 Lindsay Court
Georgetown, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1969
Building type: Courthouse Masonic lodge

Dates/hours open

Sep 29 - Sep 29

Glen Williams Town HallDoors Open Halton Hills

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Glen Williams Town Hall

A brick community hall was built here in 1871, on land donated by Charles Williams, with help from the local temperance society. This community hall is run by nine trustees. The Board started annual Canada Day celebrations as a thank-you to the community. Lucy Maud Montgomery produced and directed plays here in the 1920s and 1930s.

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

Contact info

1 Prince Street
Glen Williams, Ontario
https://glenwilliamstownhall.org

Architecture

Year built: 1871
Building type: Government building Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Sep 29 - Sep 29

Kirkpatrick Blacksmith ShopDoors Open Halton Hills

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Kirkpatrick Blacksmith Shop

Built in 1857, the Kirkpatrick Blacksmith Shop is an example of post-and-beam construction. Named for Sid Kirkpatrick, Limehouse’s last blacksmith (who took an interest in blacksmithing and eventually purchased this shop in the early 1920s), the shop features its set-back, white-washed walls, stone floors, wooden rafters, support beams and the original forge with an interior portion of the chimney intact.

  • Guided tours available
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

12438 Kirkpatrick Lane
Limehouse, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1857

Dates/hours open

Sep 29 - Sep 29

Knox Presbyterian Church (Acton)Doors Open Halton Hills

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Knox Presbyterian Church (Acton)

Before this church was constructed, a general store stood here. But it was destroyed by fire and the congregation bought the property and built this church. The inaugural service was held here on February 24, 1895. The pipe organ was installed in 1925. A 1970 addition made room for a minister’s office. And, in 2013, the elevator was installed.

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

44 Main Street North
Acton, Ontario
https://pccweb.ca/knoxacton

Architecture

Year built: 1895
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sep 29 - Sep 29

St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church ActonDoors Open Halton Hills

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St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church Acton

Saint Alban the Martyr was built in 1875, but they only got electric lights in 1899 — a year after the bell tower was installed. In 1951, the parish hall was built and named after the Rev. William Luxton who died suddenly in 1952. The narthex was built in 1985 with money left to the church by the Bennett family.

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

Contact info

19 St. Albans Drive
Acton, Ontario
https://niagaraanglican.ca/parish/st-alban-the-martyr-acton

Architecture

Year built: 1875
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sep 29 - Sep 29

St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church Glen WilliamsDoors Open Halton Hills

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St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church Glen Williams

Local Anglicans on the Credit River first worshipped in Georgetown with occasional services in the Glen Williams Town Hall. St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church was founded in 1902 on land donated by Rose Ann McMaster. The first service was June 24, 1903. But it remained a mission of Georgetown until 1958 when it became a self-supporting parish.

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

Contact info

537 Main Street
Glen Williams, Ontario
https://niagaraanglican.ca/parish/st-alban-the-martyr-glen-williams

Architecture

Year built: Founded in 1902
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sep 29 - Sep 29

St. John’s Anglican ChurchDoors Open Halton Hills

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St. John’s Anglican Church

St. John’s Anglican Church is one of the oldest remaining buildings in the historical village of Stewarttown. It is also one of the oldest churches in Halton Region – being built around 1840. Designated in 2023, this picturesque church features much local history as well as some interesting architectural features. Visit during Doors Open and discover it for yourself.

  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

10996 Trafalgar Road
Georgetown, Ontario
https://www.stjohnsstewarttown.com

Architecture

Year built: 1840
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sep 29 - Sep 29