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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
  • 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, 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

Saint Alban the Martyr Church Doors 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, 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

Contact info

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 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

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

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. Come and explore rare 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). And learn about the history of Lambton County through this fascinating collection.

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

Contact info

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

Architecture

Year built: 1991
Building type: Government building

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

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

Waterloo County Gaol and Governor's House Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Waterloo County Gaol and Governor's House

Explore Waterloo Region’s oldest buildings — the 1852-53 Gaol (jail) and the 1878 Governor’s House — and learn how community action saved them from demolition. By combining designation with adaptive reuse, the granite Gaol houses Provincial Offences courtrooms. And the Governor’s House (jail warden’s home) contains legal offices. Questions? The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) North Waterloo Branch will be on-hand.

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

Contact info

73-77 Queen Street North
Kitchener, Ontario
Email: jhaalboom@sympatico.ca
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterloo_County_Gaol

Architecture

Year built: 1852-53 (Gaol), 1878 (Governor’s House)
Building type: Courthouse Historical house
Architect: Mellish & Russell, Brantford (Gaol); D.W. Gingerich, Waterloo (Governor's House)

Dates/hours open

Sep 21, 10:00am - Sep 21, 04:00pm

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Fenelon Falls Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Fenelon Falls

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church — the second Presbyterian church in Fenelon Falls — was constructed in 1895. During Doors Open, visitors can explore the church sanctuary. Volunteers will be on hand to provide tours and answer questions about the building. Sunday worship will take place between 10 and 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend before the Doors Open tours begin.

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

Contact info

89 Colborne Street
Fenelon Falls, Ontario
https://pccweb.ca/standrewsff

Architecture

Year built: 1895
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sep 15, 11:00am - Sep 15, 10:00am

Boyd Heritage Museum Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

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Boyd Heritage Museum

The Boyd Heritage Museum in Bobcaygeon was founded to collect and exhibit information and artifacts related to the history of Bobcaygeon and the family of Mossom Boyd, the lumber baron whose business activities shaped the history of the village beginning in the mid-19th century. Come and explore the museum to learn about Bobcaygeon's past and the surrounding area.

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

Contact info

21 Canal Street East
Bobcaygeon, Ontario
Email: info@theboydmuseum.com
https://www.theboydmuseum.com

Architecture

Year built: 1889
Building type: Museum
Architect: John Belcher

Dates/hours open

Sep 15, 10:00am - Sep 15, 04:00pm

St. Peter's Anglican Church Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

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St. Peter's Anglican Church

St. Peter's Anglican Church and cemetery once served the busy hamlet of Bury's Green. This small country church sits in the rolling farmland north of Fenelon Falls. Now privately owned and no longer operating, it is a unique opportunity to see inside this architectural gem and learn about the local families who worshipped here.

  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Parking
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

797 Martins Road
Fenelon Falls, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1876
Building type: Cemetery Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sep 15, 10:00am - Sep 15, 04:00pm

All Nations Church Doors Open Carleton Place

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All Nations Church

Built in 1887 as St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, this is now home to All Nations Church and is used by the Carleton Place Town Singers for performances. Constructed of limestone in the Scottish baronial style, the fanciful towers and turrets add interest to this imposing structure. Contrasting decorative courses and window and door details are constructed of dark Beckwith limestone.

  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

39 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Email: ebordeleau@gmail.com
https://allnations.church/carletonplace

Architecture

Year built: 1887
Building type: Concert hall Historical landmark Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sep 14, 10:00am - Sep 14, 04:00pm

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum Doors Open Carleton Place

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Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Erected as the first Carleton Place Town Hall, this imposing limestone building now houses the local museum, with exhibits chronicling the town’s history. Originally containing council chambers, a lock-up and public auditorium, it was converted into a four-room school in 1879 and served the community until 1969. Bring a picnic and enjoy the Community Labyrinth and Victoria School Gardens!

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

Contact info

267 Edmund Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Email: cpbmuseum@outlook.com
http://www.cpbheritagemuseum.com

Architecture

Year built: 1872
Building type: Historical landmark Museum Schoolhouse
Architect: William Rorison

Dates/hours open

Sep 14, 10:00am - Sep 14, 04:00pm

Carleton Place Town Hall Doors Open Carleton Place

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Carleton Place Town Hall

Completed at a cost of about $26,000, Carleton Place Town Hall is a local landmark. Constructed of limestone, the town hall once housed a fire hall, police station, jail cells and library. Its elaborate exterior is complemented by an equally fine interior. Come and view the foyer's grand staircase, the council chambers, clerk’s office and the second-floor opera hall.

  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
  • Rental opportunities

Contact info

175 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
https://carletonplace.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1895-97
Building type: Concert hall Government building Historical landmark Library Theatre Fire station
Architect: George King

Dates/hours open

Sep 14, 10:00am - Sep 14, 04:00pm

Granary Apartments, The Doors Open Carleton Place

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Granary Apartments, The

The 1898 Keyes Block was constructed to replace an earlier building destroyed by fire. Now home to Granary Natural Foods, the storefront windows retain their original copper mullions. The upper apartments feature Tudor-style arched windows, original woodwork and a unique glassed ventilation shaft. Owner Mark will be available to discuss the building’s history. Note: Apartments are only accessible by stairs.

  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Guided tours available
  • Photography allowed
  • Rental opportunities

Contact info

107 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
https://granary.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1898
Building type: Commercial Private residence
Architect: George Keyes

Dates/hours open

Sep 14, 10:00am - Sep 14, 04:00pm

Moore House Doors Open Carleton Place

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Moore House

This log building originally sat at the north end of Moore Street. Built by James Pearson Moore in c. 1873, a grocery store and confectionary shop operated here by the Moore family until 1973 when the building was donated to the town. It was moved to this location in 2007. It now is home to the town’s Tourism Information offices.

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

Contact info

170 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Email: admin@cpchamber.com
https://cpchamber.com

Architecture

Year built: c. 1873
Building type: Commercial Historical landmark Historical house Museum

Dates/hours open

Sep 14, 10:00am - Sep 14, 04:00pm

Old Federal Building (Post Office) Doors Open Carleton Place

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Old Federal Building (Post Office)

This building, designed by Thomas Fuller (architect of Ottawa’s Peace Tower and many post offices throughout Canada), was constructed of red sandstone atop a limestone foundation. It served as the post office/customs house until 1970 and has been converted into offices and apartments. During Doors Open, the main floor offices will be open. Ask about the clock, added in 1913.

  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

81 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Email: cpbmuseum@outlook.com
https://heritagecarletonplace.com/miscellaneous1

Architecture

Year built: 1891
Building type: Government building Historical landmark Post office
Architect: Thomas Fuller

Dates/hours open

Sep 14, 10:00am - Sep 14, 04:00pm

Sam Bat Factory Doors Open Carleton Place

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Sam Bat Factory

Sam Bat is the maker and originator of the best, professional, maple baseball bats in the world. Each bat is individually turned on a lathe using one of 300-plus templates. Then, they are hand-finished and carefully inspected to meet exacting standards. During Doors Open Carleton Place, enjoy a guided tour of the factory and visit the showroom and shop.

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

Contact info

110 Industrial Avenue
Carleton Place, Ontario
https://sambat.com

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Building type: Commercial

Dates/hours open

Sep 14, 10:00am - Sep 14, 04:00pm

St. James Anglican Church Doors Open Carleton Place

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St. James Anglican Church

With its steep roofline, dramatic bell tower and buttressed stone walls, St. James Anglican is a local landmark. This stone church was built in 1884 to replace a smaller frame church. Inside is the 1903 church organ and an honour roll of members of the congregation who served in various wars. The lovely bells can be heard across town!

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
  • Rental opportunities

Contact info

225 Edmund Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Email: admin-stjamescp@bellnet.ca
http://stjamescarletonplace.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1881
Building type: Historical landmark Place of worship
Architect: Mr. Carr

Dates/hours open

Sep 14, 10:00am - Sep 14, 04:00pm

St. John's Lodge No. 63 Doors Open Carleton Place

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St. John's Lodge No. 63

The cornerstone for this Masonic temple was laid on April 20, 1911. The upper level has been home to St. John's Lodge No. 63 since then. The lower storefronts were rented to bring in income. They were home to various businesses, including a movie theatre and a newspaper. The brick building is ornamented by marble keystones, pilasters, entablature and pediments.

  • Guided tours available
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

55 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
Email: secretary@stjohns63.ca
https://www.stjohns63.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1911
Building type: Historical landmark Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Sep 14, 10:00am - Sep 14, 04:00pm

Amherst Island's Dry Stone Walls Doors Open Loyalist Township

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Amherst Island's Dry Stone Walls

When Irish settlers migrated to Amherst Island, they brought a unique way of building walls called dry stacking — layering stones without the use of mortar. This tradition has continued to this day. Although you can see beautiful displays of dry-stone stacking throughout the Island, visit Topsy Farms for an opportunity to speak to an actual dry stone waller!

  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Photography allowed

Contact info

14775 Front Road (Topsy Farms)
Stella, Amherst Island, Ontario
Email: jacob@topsyfarms.com

Architecture


Dates/hours open

Jun 15, 10:00am - Jun 15, 04:00pm