Doors Open Ontario presenting sponsor
Doors Open Ontario presenting sponsor

Whitchurch-Stouffville

in-person event information

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

Whitchurch-Stouffville is pleased to be organizing a variety of in-person activities for Doors Open Ontario this year! Explore this vibrant community and engage in these family-friendly activations that span the municipality. 

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Guided Walking Tour: Stouffville Junction NorthDoors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

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Guided Walking Tour: Stouffville Junction North

Researched and fact-checked by local historian Fred Robbins, this tour explores the residential area of Stouffville Junction North. Led by a member of the town's Heritage Advisory Committee, the tour will begin at Stouffville Junction at 10:45 a.m. following Stouffville Celebrates Heritage: a presentation of the inaugural Whitchurch-Stouffville Heritage Awards, plaque unveiling and ribbon cutting to kick off Doors Open.

  • Guided tours available

Contact info

Meet at the Stouffville Junction (6162 Main Street)
Stouffville, Ontario
Email: ohan.stamboulian@townofws.ca

Architecture

Year built: Various

Architect: Various

Dates/hours open

Jun 04 - Jun 04

Holy Theotokos Convent/Joyous Light CandlesDoors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Holy Theotokos Convent/Joyous Light Candles

Holy Theotokos is a Greek Orthodox Convent (monastery) that produces 100 per cent pure beeswax candles. Spend time exploring the Convent Chapel and visit the candle shop for a chance at hands-on candle dipping. Also open will be the Convent's bake sale and food stands for a chance to try some of their amazing Greek pastries and souvlaki.

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

Contact info

4369 Faulkner Avenue
Stouffville, Ontario
https://www.joyouslightcandles.ca

Architecture

Year built: Convent established in 2001
Building type: Commercial Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Jun 04 - Jun 04

Jean-Baptiste Lainé SiteDoors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site

The Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site was home to a remarkable late-16th-century ancestral Wendat community. Of all sites in Southern Ontario that have been almost completely excavated, it is considered one of the largest and most complex. Explore and learn about this amazing archaeological site with self-guided tours and a staffed interpretation table.

  • 2022 theme: Design
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

99 Reeves Way Blvd. (street parking available on Lost Pond Crescent and Jonas Millway; please be mindful of the No Parking zones)
Stouffville, Ontario
Email: wsmuseum@townofws.ca
https://www.townofws.ca/en/explore/archaeology-alive.aspx

Architecture

Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Jun 04 - Jun 04

Latcham Art CentreDoors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Latcham Art Centre

Founded in 1979, the Latcham Art Centre is Stouffville's only public art gallery. During Doors Open, the Centre will showcase a free art activity, a “meet the curator” opportunity to learn about how an art exhibition is assembled and installed, a tour of the studio, and the chance to take part in a large collaborative art piece!

  • 2022 theme: Design
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

2 Park Drive
Stouffville, Ontario
https://www.latchamartcentre.ca

Architecture

Building type: Gallery

Dates/hours open

Jun 04 - Jun 04

Ocean Nursery Inc.Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

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Ocean Nursery Inc.

Ocean Nursery bursts with varieties of annuals, perennials, shrubs, fruit trees and more! During Doors Open, visitors can enjoy free workshops on garden design, attend a demonstration on how to efficiently plant trees, enjoy discounts on plants, garden and landscape supplies, and walk away with a free garden ornament!

  • 2022 theme: Design
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Contact info

16110 Woodbine Avenue
Stouffville, Ontario
https://songsco.com

Architecture

Building type: Commercial Green building

Dates/hours open

Jun 06 - Jun 06

Richmond Hill Live SteamersDoors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Richmond Hill Live Steamers

Adults and children alike come to Richmond Hill Live Steamers to ride on one of their miniature railways! This outdoor model railway, run by hobbyists and engineers, features several gauges of trains running on steam, gasoline and electric power, based on real engines dating back to the 1820s. Road parking only. Face coverings required at this location.

  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

15922 McCowan Road
Stouffville, Ontario
https://richmond-hill-live-steamers.tripod.com

Architecture

Year built: 1977
Building type: Attraction Transportation

Dates/hours open

Jun 04 - Jun 04

Stouffville Fitness CentreDoors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

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Stouffville Fitness Centre

Visit the Stouffville Fitness Centre for a free trial of a gym membership, including a tour of all that the facility has to offer, and live equipment demonstrations. In the adjacent Memorial Park Band Shelter, join the Fitness Centre's free Outdoor Group Fitness Day (weather pending)! Four classes will be hosted in the park, with free giveaways provided.

  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms

Contact info

2 Park Drive
Stouffville, Ontario
https://www.townofws.ca/en/recreation/fitness.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 2001

Dates/hours open

Jun 04 - Jun 04

Stouffville JunctionDoors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

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Stouffville Junction

Faithfully restored to match the heritage features at the time of its original construction, Stouffville Junction features a hand-cut slate roof and brick restored to its original colour and style. Explore Stouffville Junction (ground floor only) and view large, historical photographs on display depicting the building along Main Street over its lifetime, as well as original building features.

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

6162 Main Street
Stouffville, Ontario
http://stouffvillejunction.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1879 (restored in 2020)
Building type: Commercial Private residence

Dates/hours open

Jun 04 - Jun 04

Stouffville Memorial Christian ChurchDoors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

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Stouffville Memorial Christian Church

Established in 1842 as the Stouffville Congregational Church and later purchased by the Christian Church in 1903, this site celebrates its 180th anniversary during Doors Open this year! Come and enjoy a guided tour of the church and revel in its Gothic revival architectural style, browse exhibits and watch featured videos.

  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms

Contact info

6528 Main Street
Stouffville, Ontario
https://www.stouffvillechristianchurch.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1874
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Jun 04 - Jun 04

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community CentreDoors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre

Located in the hamlet of Vandorf, the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre preserves the town's rich heritage. Come and explore the museum by rotating through the Log Cabin, Victorian Farmhouse, Barn and Schoolhouse galleries with interpretation by museum staff and volunteers. Also, explore the museum's newest feature exhibition, Ace Academy: Flight Experience! and see behind the scenes.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • 2022 theme: Design
  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
  • Videos
  • Collections and resources
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

14732 Woodbine Avenue
Stouffville, Ontario
Email: wsmuseum@townofws.ca
https://www.townofws.ca/museum

Architecture

Year built: 1860-2011
Building type: Attraction Educational facility Historical landmark Historical house Museum Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Jun 04 - Jun 04

Whitchurch-Stouffville Public LibraryDoors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library

The Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library traces its history back to 1877 when it was first established in Allan's Jewelry Store, then as the Mechanic's Institute, and finally as a free public library in 1899. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the library's boardroom, Makerspace and recording studio. Participate in children's activities, a technology station featuring Ozobots, and chat with library board members.

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

2 Park Drive
Stouffville, Ontario
https://www.wsplibrary.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2001 (renovated and reopened 2018)
Building type: Library
Architect: Diamond Schmitt

Dates/hours open

Jun 04 - Jun 04