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Canadian Canoe MuseumDoors Open Peterborough

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Canadian Canoe Museum

Established in 1997, the Canadian Canoe Museum is home to the largest collection of canoes and kayaks in the world. As part of Digital Doors Open, the museum has developed a series of videos to give virtual visitors a glimpse of the many stories the artifacts have to tell. In addition to the Commanda birchbark canoes story shown below, you can check out more of The Stories They Hold series with Gordon Lightfoot’s canary yellow canoe and May Minto and Robert Bateman’s canoe. Also, explore some featured pieces from their collection here.

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  • Videos
  • Collections and resources

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910 Monaghan Road
Peterborough, Ontario
https://canoemuseum.ca

Architecture

Building type: Museum

Dates/hours open

Nov 30 - Nov 30

Commerce Building, TheDoors Open Peterborough

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Commerce Building, The

The Commerce Building was designed in 1894-95 by John E. Belcher, one of Peterborough's leading architects. It was constructed of Credit Valley stone and pressed brick from Toronto's Don Valley. The building's main tenant was the Commerce Bank, later the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Architectural and decorative remnants of the old bank hall at the main floor level remain intact and can be seen inside what is now a restaurant. The building has undergone many changes over the years and now houses a vibrant arts community (featuring @Bluefrogslegs, Madder House Textile Studio, Aterlier Ludmila, Heather Doughty Photography, Mary McLoughlin and more). Learn more about this building and its place in downtown Peterborough’s past. And join them, along with other downtown locations, for a virtual First Friday art crawl.

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  • Videos

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129 Hunter Street West
Peterborough, Ontario
https://firstfridayptbo.com

Architecture

Year built: 1894-95
Building type: Commercial
Architect: John E. Belcher

Dates/hours open

Nov 30 - Nov 30

Lett Architects StudioDoors Open Peterborough

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Lett Architects Studio

In 2016, Lett Architects purchased this historical building, which has seen many uses since 1875. Much of the existing interiors, and previous renovations, were demolished and taken down to the original structure, bringing life to a building that had been abandoned for three years. Elements of the original building were re-used, and energy efficient systems were added in the renovation. Learn more about this fascinating structure - and its history - through the video below.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Videos
  • Virtual tours
  • Kid-friendly

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138 Simcoe Street
Peterborough, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1975
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Nov 30 - Nov 30

Warsaw Caves Conservation AreaDoors Open Peterborough

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Warsaw Caves Conservation Area

The stunning Warsaw Caves, located near Peterborough and operated by Otonabee Conservation, were created by glacial activity over 10,000 years ago. Today, they offer some of the province’s best spelunking opportunities. Due to COVID-19, however, the caves and the cave trail remain closed. But all other trails – as well as camping and canoeing – are available. The Warsaw Caves Conservation Area has a number of downloadable resources – including maps for hiking and camping, plus detailed brochures for canoeing and spelunking. During Digital Doors Open, explore the caves and the cave trail through the video below.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Videos
  • Collections and resources
  • Kid-friendly

Architecture


Dates/hours open

Nov 30 - Nov 30