Doors Open Ontario presenting sponsor
Doors Open Ontario presenting sponsor

Oxford-Ingersoll

in-person event information

Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Doors Open Ingersoll in '22!

Visit Ingersoll, a town built on cheese. Come discover why Ingersoll is the cradle of the cheese industry in Canada, but also discover its rich agricultural, industrial and social history as well. 

First established in 1793 as Oxford-on-the-Thames by Thomas Ingersoll (father of Laura Secord), the community continues to grow, expand and amaze. 

Start your visit at the Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum. While exploring this award-winning community museum, be sure to pick up your Doors Open Ingersoll Guide Map, and vouchers for shopping downtown. Your tour will include arts, heritage, historical architecture, sports, music and more! Be sure to bring a cooler in case you purchase cheese, or fresh produce at the farmers' market.

During each visit, we kindly remind guests to adhere to any specific entry requirements that may be posted by our building partners. After a two-year hiatus from hosting a live event, please be patient and enjoy this exciting new phase as we re-open our doors.

For more information, or to speak directly with the organizers, call 519-485-5510.

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Anderson's AppliancesDoors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

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Anderson's Appliances

Constructed as Ingersoll's first hockey/curling rink, this building has been a feed store, wine store, theatre rehearsal stage and – for the last 30 years – home to Anderson's Appliances. Of note are window openings where gawkers would huddle to watch hockey games without having to pay admission. And check out the warehouse where locals would have purchased their Christmas trees.

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

42 King Street West
Ingersoll, Ontario
Email: inquiry@andersonappliances.ca
https://www.andersonappliances.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1904
Building type: Commercial Historical landmark
Architect: Unknown

Dates/hours open

Jun 18 - Jun 18

Dewan ParkDoors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

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Dewan Park

Once the site of two hotels, this property was turned into a downtown green space named for former Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Michael P. Dewan. Shade trees and park benches invite quiet contemplation. Check out the slideshow of historical photographs playing on the large, electric sign. This is also a good place to start the downtown scavenger hunt!

  • Food vendors
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

98 Thames Street South
Ingersoll, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1972

Dates/hours open

Jun 18 - Jun 18

First Baptist ChurchDoors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

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First Baptist Church

Originally constructed in 1890, this building was gutted when lightning struck in 1898.  The interior was destroyed but enough of the walls remained to allow for the rebuilding. Look closely at some of the cornerstones near the front door to find a knight's name!

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

Contact info

235 Thames Street South
Ingersoll, Ontario
Email: fbingersoll@gmail.com
https://www.fbcingersoll.com

Architecture

Year built: 1890; 1898
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Jun 18 - Jun 18

Fusion Youth CentreDoors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

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Fusion Youth Centre

The Fusion Youth Centre is a repurposed school that offers a number of programs for youth aged 10 to 18, including cooking, art and computer technology. They even have their own television and music recording studio. During your Doors Open tour, check out their new green screen and ask how you can become part of a historical image of Ingersoll.

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

Contact info

121 Thames Street North
Ingersoll, Ontario
Email: fusioninfo@ingersoll.ca
https://m.facebook.com/Fusion-Youth-Centre-119510728072632/

Architecture

Building type: Educational facility Government building

Dates/hours open

Jun 18 - Jun 18

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural MuseumDoors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum

Now in its 45th year, this award-winning museum has become the focus of the Oxford County Cheese Trail and the hub of cycling in Ingersoll. Beginning as a cheese museum, it has since become a community museum, home of the recreated Oxford County Museum School. Start your Doors Open adventure here and pick up your guidebook and shopping vouchers.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Food vendors
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Videos
  • Activities and games
  • Collections and resources
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

290 Harris Street
Ingersoll, Ontario
Email: curator@ingersoll.ca
https://www.ingersoll.ca/cheese-and-agricultural-museum

Architecture

Year built: 1977
Building type: Attraction Food and drink Museum Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Jun 18 - Jun 18

Ingersoll Creative Arts CentreDoors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

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Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre

For over 50 years, artists from the Ingersoll area have been actively engaged in all manner of artistic forms – including fibre arts, pottery, oil painting, watercolours, quilting, woodworking and much more! Come and explore current exhibits and displays, tour the pottery studio and marvel at the spectacular quilts. If something really catches your eye, the gift shop is always open!

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

Contact info

125 Centennial Lane
Ingersoll, Ontario
Email: ingersollcreativearts@gmail.com
https://creativeartscentre.com

Architecture

Building type: Attraction Gallery

Dates/hours open

Jun 18 - Jun 18

Ingersoll District Curling ClubDoors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

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Ingersoll District Curling Club

It's safe to throw rocks in this house! The vibrant Ingersoll District Curling Club has been serving the Ingersoll area for over 50 years. During the season, they offer a wide variety of leagues ranging from competitive to social, youth to seniors and everything in between. The facility includes the recently renovated lounge, which is available to rent.

  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

36 Chisholm Drive
Ingersoll, Ontario
Email: info@ingersollcurlingclub.ca
https://ingersollcurlingclub.com/

Architecture

Year built: 1961

Dates/hours open

Jun 18 - Jun 18

Ingersoll District Memorial Centre ArenaDoors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

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Ingersoll District Memorial Centre Arena

Since the 1980s, Ingersoll has been inducting outstanding individuals and teams into the Ingersoll Sports Hall of Fame. In 2019, the Hall of Fame was moved this arena. As part of Doors Open, come and meet some of the inductees. A special feature will be a display of items relating to local athlete and Beijing Olympics gold medalist Ella Shelton.

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Contact info

97 Mutual Street
Ingersoll, Ontario
https://www.informationoxford.ca/index.php/business/detail/108295

Architecture

Year built: 1959
Building type: Attraction

Dates/hours open

Jun 18 - Jun 18

Ingersoll Fire Station and Safety VillageDoors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

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Ingersoll Fire Station and Safety Village

Meet members of the Ingersoll Fire Station as they open their doors for inspection. Check out the 1924 pumper truck that still sees some action occasionally in town. While at the station, be sure to visit the Kiwanis Safety Village. Learn what to do in the event of a fire. Learn how to be safe, play safe and stay safe.

  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access

Contact info

110 Mutual Street
Ingersoll, Ontario
https://www.ingersoll.ca/emergency-services

Architecture

Building type: Government building

Dates/hours open

Jun 18 - Jun 18

Ingersoll Pipe Band ArmouryDoors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

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Ingersoll Pipe Band Armoury

This internationally recognized pipe band has been playing since 1910. Today, they are considered North America’s oldest non-military pipe band. Throughout their history, they have led Canadian troops, played for royalty, and most recently played at nursing homes and hospitals throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. During Doors Open, come and see them perform and try your hand at drumming or piping.

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

Contact info

109 Wonham Street South
Ingersoll, Ontario
Email: ingersollpipeband@gmail.com
https://ingersollpipeband.com

Architecture

Year built: 1935
Building type: Concert hall
Architect: Ministry of Defence

Dates/hours open

Jun 18 - Jun 18

Ingersoll Rural CemeteryDoors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

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Ingersoll Rural Cemetery

Established in 1864, this cemetery has been the final resting place for folks born from the 18th to 21st centuries. A quiet space for contemplative walks, the cemetery offers the chance to study the lives of hundreds of people who once called Ingersoll home. A special feature for Doors Open Oxford-Ingersoll will be the opportunity to explore the mausoleum.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Virtual tours

Contact info

603809 Cemetery Lane
Ingersoll, Ontario
https://www.informationoxford.ca/index.php/business/detail/111403

Architecture

Year built: 1864
Building type: Cemetery

Dates/hours open

Jun 18 - Jun 18

Ingersoll Theatre of Performing ArtsDoors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

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Ingersoll Theatre of Performing Arts

Founded in 1976, the Ingersoll Theatre of Performing Arts is a volunteer, non-professional community theatre that provides live entertainment in the form of music, plays and other events. It is also run by a volunteer board of directors who are selected from the membership. Together, they are striving to provide top-notch live entertainment for years to come.

  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Washrooms

Contact info

88 Thames Street South
Ingersoll, Ontario
Email: info@itopa.ca
https://www.itopa.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1976
Building type: Concert hall Theatre

Dates/hours open

Jun 18 - Jun 18

Ingersoll Town Hall and Public LibraryDoors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

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Ingersoll Town Hall and Public Library

Constructed in 1996, this building is the both the Ingersoll Public Library and the seat of government for the Town of Ingersoll. While only the lobby will be open during Doors Open, you can watch a video tour of the building or take a selfie with Thomas Ingersoll – a life-size wooden statue of the town’s founder.

    Contact info

    130 Oxford Street
    Ingersoll, Ontario
    http://www.ingersoll.ca

    Architecture

    Year built: 1996
    Building type: Government building Library
    Architect: Rick Mocellin

    Dates/hours open

    Jun 18 - Jun 18

    Kiwanis Farmers' MarketDoors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

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    Kiwanis Farmers' Market

    This farmers’ market has been a popular destination for residents and visitors for years, featuring farm-fresh produce from local farms, bakeries and apiaries. There are even gluten-free products. Local crafters also delight in selling their handmade wares, and local authors are often available to sign their books. Music adds to the market’s festive nature and occasionally Elvis can be seen!

    • Food vendors
    • Full wheelchair access
    • Parking

    Contact info

    130 Oxford Street
    Ingersoll, Ontario
    https://kiwanisingersoll.com/Page/21117

    Architecture

    Building type: Food and drink

    Dates/hours open

    Jun 18 - Jun 18

    Oxford Church (Oxford Square)Doors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

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    Oxford Church (Oxford Square)

    Constructed in 1863 as St. James Anglican Church, this stunning building with its impressive stone façade has found new life both as a new church and a thriving community centre with rental opportunities for weddings, concerts and events. During Doors Open Oxford-Ingersoll, come and learn about the history of this church and the plans for its exciting future.

    • Guided tours available
    • Partial wheelchair access
    • Washrooms

    Contact info

    184 Oxford Street
    Ingersoll, Ontario
    Email: events@oxfordsquare.ca
    http://www.184oxford.ca

    Architecture

    Year built: 1863
    Building type: Commercial Place of worship

    Dates/hours open

    Jun 18 - Jun 18

    Oxford Street Walking TourDoors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

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    Oxford Street Walking Tour

    Some of the finest homes in Ingersoll can be found on Oxford Street. We invite you to get out of your vehicle, stretch your legs and marvel at the magnificent mansions along this tree-lined route. With this self-guided walking tour, thanks to the Ingersoll Public Library, you can explore the architecture – and the people – from Ingersoll’s past.

    • Digital Doors Open
    • Self-guided tours available
    • Self-guided tours available

    Contact info

    Start at 181 Oxford Street
    Ingersoll, Ontario

    Architecture

    Year built: Various
    Building type: Private residence
    Architect: Various

    Dates/hours open

    Jun 18 - Jun 18

    St. Paul's Presbyterian ChurchDoors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

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    St. Paul's Presbyterian Church

    Formed by the amalgamation of three different Presbyterian churches in Ingersoll, St. Paul's was expanded in 1890 to include a unique addition to the side of the original structure to enable more parishioners. The names of these three churches have been given to the rooms in this addition. Through the years, the steeple has also been greatly reduced in height.

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

    Contact info

    56 Thames Street South
    Ingersoll, Ontario
    Email: stpauls@execulink.com
    https://www.stpaulsingersoll.ca

    Architecture

    Year built: 1890
    Building type: Place of worship

    Dates/hours open

    Jun 18 - Jun 18

    Trinity United ChurchDoors Open Oxford-Ingersoll

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    Trinity United Church

    This 19th-century church has recently undergone a major renovation, with parts of the original building brought back to their former glory. From its early beginnings, Trinity United Church has shown its congregational spirit. Many settlers who accompanied town founder Thomas Ingersoll were early members of this congregation. Please note that masks will be required when entering this building.

    • Guided tours available
    • Kid-friendly
    • Parking
    • Partial wheelchair access
    • Washrooms

    Contact info

    118 Church Street
    Ingersoll, Ontario
    https://www.tucingersoll.ca

    Architecture

    Year built: 1865; renovated in 1998
    Building type: Place of worship

    Dates/hours open

    Jun 18 - Jun 18