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Doors Open Ontario:

Halton Hills

Digital event information

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Come and experience the rich history of Acton in this self-guided downtown walking tour. Follow the signs at each location (posted on the day of the tour) and learn about each site on your mobile device through QR codes posted at the sites. This feature tour allows you to explore one of Ontario’s oldest town halls, several retail establishments, a tavern, a 19th-century factory warehouse, some grand homes, tenements and places of worship – all the features of a charming, small town.

Learn about Acton’s early days and residents. Most of the sites date from yesteryear, but Acton also boasts some state-of-the-art building design. Don’t miss the delightful new green library, which is decidedly 21st century.

While many buildings are closed this year due to COVID-19, visitors can admire the design and craftsmanship of the building exteriors. Some downtown businesses are open and adhering to current safety guidelines, so don’t forget to stop by for some refreshments along the way.

It's worth the drive to Acton.

Note: Many sites on this tour are private residences, so please respect private property and view all homes from the sidewalk only.


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Scotsdale Farm

At Scotsdale Farm, you'll have lots of room to hike, enjoy a relaxing picnic, or just get away from it all. A working farm, Scotsdale presents visitors with 215 hectares (531 acres) of pastoral countryside. Superb hiking trails run through the farm's rolling hills and woodlands. The Bruce Trail and the Bennett Heritage Trail cross the property, offering hikers hours of scenic enjoyment in this Niagara Escarpment park. (The special natural heritage features of the Niagara Escarpment prompted the United Nations to designate the escarpment a World Biosphere Reserve.) Scotsdale Farm was bequeathed to the Ontario Heritage Trust by Stewart and Violet (Letty) Bennett in 1982. Bennett had developed Scotsdale into an internationally renowned breeding farm for his Arabian horses and shorthorn beef cattle. As part of Digital Doors Open, explore this magnificent property through the video below.

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Contact info

Trafalgar Road North
Halton Hills, Ontario


Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

Feb 27 - Feb 27