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St. John’s Anglican Church Doors 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
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

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, 12:30pm - Sep 29, 04:00pm

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, 12:00pm - Sep 29, 04:00pm

St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church Acton Doors Open Halton Hills

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St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church Acton

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.

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  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

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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, 12:00pm - Sep 29, 04:00pm

St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church Glen Williams Doors Open Halton Hills

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St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church Glen Williams

Local Anglicans on the Credit River first worshipped in Georgetown with occasional services in the Glen Williams Town Hall. St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church was founded in 1902 on land donated by Rose Ann McMaster. The first service was June 24, 1903. But it remained a mission of Georgetown until 1958 when it became a self-supporting parish.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
  • Rental opportunities

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537 Main Street
Glen Williams, Ontario
https://niagaraanglican.ca/parish/st-alban-the-martyr-glen-williams

Architecture

Year built: Founded in 1902
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sep 29, 12:00pm - Sep 29, 04:00pm

Acton Town Hall Centre Doors 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, 10:00am - Sep 29, 04:00pm

Devereaux House Doors 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

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11494 Trafalgar Road
Georgetown, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1860; 2009
Building type: Historical house

Dates/hours open

Sep 29, 10:00am - Sep 29, 04:00pm

Georgetown Armoury Doors Open Halton Hills

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Georgetown Armoury

Built in 1866, The Old Armoury was Canada's last functioning drill hall from that era. This post-and-beam structure was moved here in 1890 and served as a drill hall until 1997. Saved from demolition in 2008 by a local community theatre company — the Georgetown Globe Productions — it has been completely renovated, with much of its original structure and character preserved.

  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

1 Park Avenue
Georgetown, Ontario
https://globeproductions.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1866
Building type: Military Theatre
Architect: Walter Moberly

Dates/hours open

Sep 29, 10:00am - Sep 29, 04:00pm

Georgetown Lawn Bowling Club Doors 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, 10:00am - Sep 29, 04:00pm

Georgetown Masonic Lodge Doors Open Halton Hills

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Georgetown Masonic Lodge

The current Masonic lodge building was completed in 1969 by the Masons of Halton Hills. It has served many purposes throughout its life, including being a home for the local county court. Today, the building houses meetings for the Walker Friendship Lodge, the Credit Lodge, the Halton Chapter of Royal Arch Masons and the Credit Valley Shrine Club.

  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

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12 Lindsay Court
Georgetown, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1969
Building type: Courthouse Masonic lodge

Dates/hours open

Sep 29, 10:00am - Sep 29, 04:00pm

Glen Williams Town Hall Doors 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, 10:00am - Sep 29, 04:00pm

Kirkpatrick Blacksmith Shop Doors Open Halton Hills

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Kirkpatrick Blacksmith Shop

Built in 1857, the Kirkpatrick Blacksmith Shop is an example of post-and-beam construction. Named for Sid Kirkpatrick, Limehouse’s last blacksmith (who took an interest in blacksmithing and eventually purchased this shop in the early 1920s), the shop features its set-back, white-washed walls, stone floors, wooden rafters, support beams and the original forge with an interior portion of the chimney intact.

  • Guided tours available
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Photography allowed

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12438 Kirkpatrick Lane
Limehouse, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1857

Dates/hours open

Sep 29, 10:00am - Sep 29, 04:00pm

Brockton Heritage Committee Archives Doors Open Brockton

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Brockton Heritage Committee Archives

The Brockton Heritage Committee plays a vital role in preserving the rich heritage of Brockton and area. Their archival collection — located in the former Township of Greenock's Council Chambers, currently the Greenock Works Shop — consists of historical artifacts, many of which were donated by members of the community. During Doors Open, come and learn about the area’s fascinating history.

  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Washrooms

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248 Concession Road 10
Brockton, Ontario

Architecture

Building type: Government building

Dates/hours open

Sep 28, 10:00am - Sep 28, 04:00pm

Bruce County Bookstore Doors Open Brockton

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Bruce County Bookstore

The Bruce County Bookstore features books and authors relating to the county’s history, architecture, literature, agriculture and tourism. Explore the walls that are covered in artwork. Take a guided tour and learn more of the history of the site, and about the many readings and gatherings they have throughout the year. And maybe take home a souvenir from your visit.

  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

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203 Cargill Road
Cargill, Ontario
https://www.facebook.com/BruceCountyBookstore

Architecture

Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sep 28, 10:00am - Sep 28, 04:00pm

Bruce County Walkerton Patrol Shop Doors Open Brockton

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Bruce County Walkerton Patrol Shop

The Bruce County’s Walkerton Patrol Shop ensures the safety and maintenance of roads throughout the community. The original part of the building is used for vehicle storage by night, and vehicle maintenance by day. The two-bay addition houses a welding/fabrication shop. And the office, employee amenities and storage area also house a sign shop and vehicle parts storage.

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94 Bruce Road 2
Walkerton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1960
Building type: Government building Transportation

Dates/hours open

Sep 28, 10:00am - Sep 28, 04:00pm

Cargill Museum Doors Open Brockton

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Cargill Museum

Henry Cargill built a thriving rural town of diversified pioneering industries and early amenities (electricity, telephone, fire department and library). The Cargill Museum brings to life Cargill's early history as the lumbering and entrepreneurial heart of Bruce County. Located in a former Royal Bank, it has been restored to include the original tin ceiling, bank vault and hardwood floors.

  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

201 Cargill Road
Cargill, Ontario
Email: kmckague@gmail.com
https://www.Facebook.com/CargillMuseum

Architecture

Building type: Attraction Historical landmark Museum

Dates/hours open

Sep 28, 10:00am - Sep 28, 04:00pm

Flach Family Homestead Doors Open Brockton

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Flach Family Homestead

This three-level stone dwelling was built by Protasius Flach and his son Johann in 1865. In 1996, Flach’s great-granddaughter took ownership of this mixed-farming property and oversaw the home’s restoration by local artisans and building designers in 2016. Its interior furnishings reflect the home’s original era. Exterior attractions include a working windmill, a lavish outhouse and a groomed landscape.

  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

2430 Highway 9
Walkerton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1865
Building type: Historical house Private residence
Architect: Protasius Flach

Dates/hours open

Sep 28, 10:00am - Sep 28, 04:00pm

Hammond Power Solutions Inc. Doors Open Brockton

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Hammond Power Solutions Inc.

Founded in 1917, Hammond Power Solutions has grown from crafting tools for the foundry industry to being a magnetic solutions leader in the electro industry. The Walkerton plant, established in 1976, has undergone substantial growth, now manufacturing over 65,000 transformers and reactors annually for commercial buildings, plants and schools. Come and learn more about this site and their work.

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

15 Industrial Road
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: info@hammondpowersolutions.com

Architecture

Year built: 1976
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sep 28, 10:00am - Sep 28, 04:00pm

Lambton County Archives Doors Open Lambton County

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Lambton County Archives

The Lambton County Archives supports local genealogical and history research — with highlights that include local newspapers, land records and census records. Explore unique documents and photographs from the collection. Take a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the collection's storage vault (not normally accessible to the public). Learn about the history of Lambton County through this fascinating collection.

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

Contact info

787 Broadway Street
Wyoming, Ontario
https://lambtonarchives.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1991
Building type: Museum Archives

Dates/hours open

Sep 28, 10:00am - Sep 28, 04:00pm

Oil Museum of Canada National Historic Site Doors Open Lambton County

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Oil Museum of Canada National Historic Site

The Oil Museum of Canada, in the Village of Oil Springs, preserves the site of the first commercial oil well in North America. Learn the story of Canada’s oil pioneers — a unique and captivating era of our shared history! The 4-hectare (10-acre) site features four historical buildings with reconstructed spring-pole and three-pole derricks dominating the property.

  • Kid-friendly
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
  • Rental opportunities

Contact info

2423 Kelly Road
Oil Springs, Ontario
https://oilmuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1960
Building type: Museum
Architect: Ian Rutherford, Forbes & Rutherford Architects, Sarnia

Dates/hours open

Sep 28, 10:00am - Sep 28, 04:00pm

Saugeen Masonic Lodge Doors Open Brockton

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Saugeen Masonic Lodge

The first recorded meeting of Saugeen Lodge #197 was held in 1868 under dispensation from the Grand Master. The original charter was signed by the Most Worshipful Brother Alexander Allan Stevenson. The 150th anniversary of Saugeen Lodge was celebrated in 2018. During Doors Open, visitors can get a rare look inside the culture and practices of this masonic lodge.

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

206 Durham Street West
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: saugeen197@gmail.com
http://www.brucemasons.com

Architecture

Year built: 1989
Building type: Masonic lodge

Dates/hours open

Sep 28, 10:00am - Sep 28, 04:00pm

St. Paul's United Church Doors Open Brockton

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St. Paul's United Church

Built in 1877 for a branch of Presbyterians affiliated with the Church of Scotland, this handsome church was sold to the United Methodists in 1886. In 1925, the Methodists and other Presbyterians joined and became the United Church of Canada. More recently, the building has undergone many renovations and upgrades, including a new kitchen and opening up the sanctuary.

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
  • Rental opportunities

Contact info

303 Jackson Street
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: st.paulsw@wightman.ca
https://stpaulsonline.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1877
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sep 28, 10:00am - Sep 28, 04:00pm

Victoria Jubilee Hall Doors Open Brockton

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Victoria Jubilee Hall

Commemorating Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee, this building has housed municipal offices, a marketplace, police station and more. With eight floor levels and a 300-seat theatre with balcony — one of a few remaining in Ontario in its original condition — the hall was purchased by the local branch of the Architectural Conservancy Ontario in 1997. Today, it is a thriving performance venue.

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

111 Jackson Street South
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: vjh@wightman.ca
https://www.victoriajubileehall.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1897
Building type: Concert hall Historical landmark Theatre
Architect: A.R. Denison

Dates/hours open

Sep 28, 10:00am - Sep 28, 04:00pm

Walkerton Agricultural Society Doors Open Brockton

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Walkerton Agricultural Society

The Walkerton Agricultural Society is home to the annual Walkerton Little Royal Fair. The Society encourages an awareness of agriculture and promotes improvements of persons living in the agricultural community. Formed in 1854, the Society celebrates its 170th anniversary this year. Over the decades, it has seen many changes. Come and visit the site and learn about its fascinating history.

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
  • Rental opportunities

Contact info

206 Durham Street West
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: walkertonlittleroyal@wightman.ca
https://www.walkertonagriculturalsociety.com

Architecture

Year built: 1854

Dates/hours open

Sep 28, 10:00am - Sep 28, 04:00pm

Walkerton Clean Water Centre Doors Open Brockton

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Walkerton Clean Water Centre

The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, established to help safeguard water resources. They coordinate and deliver education and training for water-system owners, operators, operating authorities and First Nations communities. The facility includes three classrooms and a Technology Demonstration Facility, featuring conventional and advanced water treatment technologies, pilot distribution systems and a laboratory.

  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Washrooms

Contact info

20 Ontario Road
Walkerton, Ontario
Email: inquiry@wcwc.ca
https://wcwc.ca

Architecture

Year built: established in 2004
Building type: Educational facility Government building

Dates/hours open

Sep 28, 10:00am - Sep 28, 04:00pm