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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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7 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 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

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

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

Saint Alban the Martyr ChurchDoors Open Halton Hills

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Saint Alban the Martyr Church

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.

  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

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. 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
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

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