Belleville

11 Sites

Belleville Fire Station #1Doors Open Belleville

Belleville Fire Station #1

This fascinating, modern fire station houses administration, communication and fire prevention services. There is a museum attached that shows the history of Belleville fire services, where you can explore memorabilia and view the interesting Loyalty, Tradition and Progress exhibit. You can also see the Firefighter Memorial Rose Garden outside the main entrance, which was unveiled on September 11, 2022.

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

Architecture

Year built: 2015
Building type: Museum Fire station

Dates/hours open

Sep 07 - Sep 07

Zone Athletics (Home of Pegasus Cheer Athletics)Doors Open Belleville

Zone Athletics (Home of Pegasus Cheer Athletics)

Zone Athletics, home of Pegasus Cheer Athletics, was founded in 2014. Now in their 11th year, they operate in two sections of the building — with programming available for all ages, from newborns to adults. They offer recreational cheerleading, tumbling and parkour, day camps, birthday parties, pre-school classes, gym rentals and much more. They also offer Quinte’s only all-star cheerleading program.

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

Contact info

1989 Old Highway 2
Belleville, Ontario
Email: info@pegasuscheer.com
https://zoneathletics.ca

Architecture

Building type: Attraction Commercial Educational facility

Dates/hours open

Sep 07 - Sep 07

Meyers Creek Brewing CompanyDoors Open Belleville

Meyers Creek Brewing Company

Meyers Creek Brewing took possession of this building in the fall of 2018. Over the course of the next five years — through the pandemic — they slowly peeled back the layers of renovations, ultimately uncovering the original 1884 brick building and its rich history. This beautiful space is now their taproom, with additions housing the brewery production business.

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

Contact info

60 Dundas Street East
Belleville, Ontario
Email: gretta@meyerscreekbrewing.ca
https://www.meyerscreekbrewing.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1884
Building type: Attraction Commercial Food and drink

Dates/hours open

Sep 07 - Sep 07

Ameliasburgh Heritage VillageDoors Open Belleville

Ameliasburgh Heritage Village

Ameliasburgh Heritage Village has grown from one building (a Wesleyan Methodist Church built in 1868) into a complex of museum buildings and displays. Come and visit a log cabin, display barns, an operational blacksmith shop, a carpenter’s shop, a sap shanty, dairy and beekeeping buildings, a stone building housing the Goldie Corliss flywheel and the de Vries Natural Heritage Collection.

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

Architecture

Year built: from 1868
Building type: Attraction Museum

Dates/hours open

Sep 07 - Sep 07

Renewable Power Sources TourDoors Open Belleville

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Renewable Power Sources Tour

Join this unique tour of Belleville sites that have had new power systems installed and learn more about these renewable power sources – such as solar panels and new power systems. We start with the Meyers Pier and the Water Treatment Plant, which boast rooftop solar panels. Next is the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre, which has both an extensive solar rooftop array as well as power converters that send AC back to the grid. In addition, the Centre uses Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems – which produce both electricity and heat from a single fuel source onsite. In addition to reducing emissions, CHP systems also improve energy efficiency (up to 90 per cent in some locations), which also means lower costs. Finally, check out Belleville Transit, the Sewage Plant and the City of Belleville’s Human Resources building for more examples of renewable power sources. Learn more about CHP systems here. And, as part of Digital Doors Open, explore these sites – with their aerial views and photos.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tours

Contact info

Start at Meyers Pier (1 South Front Street)
Belleville, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: Various

Architect: Various

Dates/hours open

May 20 - May 20

Belleville Community Gardens TourDoors Open Belleville

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Belleville Community Gardens Tour

The Community Garden Program was initiated by the City of Belleville Green Task Force in 2012. It gives residents a place to grow vegetables and flowers in designated parks. Anyone living in the Belleville area can apply. No special skills are required. The gardens include the Bayview Heights Community Gardens, the Ponton Park Community Gardens and the West Hill Park Community Gardens. Garden beds are awarded in March each year by lottery. Each name drawn will be assigned a garden bed and given exclusive use for the season (May to October). The program is free. Each garden bed provides 3.7 square metres (40 square feet) of growing space. Learn more about the gardens and the rules of the program and COVID-19 guidelines here. And, for Digital Doors Open, take a virtual tour of these community gardens here.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tours

Contact info

Start your tour at 75 Bay Drive
Belleville, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 2012

Architect: City of Belleville Green Task Force

Dates/hours open

May 20 - May 20

Waste Water Treatment PlantDoors Open Belleville

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Waste Water Treatment Plant

The Belleville Wastewater Treatment Plant is located by the Bay of Quinte in Belleville’s east end. It deals with wastewater that goes down drains in our homes, public buildings and commercial facilities. Wastewater travels through the city’s sanitary sewer system to the Water Pollution Control Plant at the same complex. Wastewater then goes through an extensive treatment process and is returned to the Bay of Quinte. Biosolids are used as fertilizer for agricultural purposes. As of 2020, city water staff have been testing a new odour-control product to break down and control sulfur compounds that can fill the autumn air surrounding the city’s wastewater treatment plant. A storm sewer is a pipeline designed to direct stormwater to a stormwater management pond or receiving stream or body of water. Stormwater is rainfall and melting snow that soaks into the ground or runs off surfaces into storm sewers and nearby waterways. As part of Digital Doors Open, learn more about this treatment plant here.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tours

Architecture

Year built: 1886; expanded in 2001

Dates/hours open

May 20 - May 20

Belleville Water Treatment PlantDoors Open Belleville

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Belleville Water Treatment Plant

Most of Belleville's drinking water is treated at the Gerry O'Connor Water Treatment Plant, located in the west end overlooking the Bay of Quinte. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and treats 72 million litres of water daily, which is enough to fill Belleville's water tower 24 times over. Its distribution system serves over 40,000 residents and businesses every day through 224 km (139 miles) of water mains. Energy projects have been done at the plant. Old boilers were replaced with new models to reduce natural gas consumption. Roof insulation was upgraded to R18. And new solar energy products were brought online. Belleville was recognized as a leader in energy conservation in 2015 and 2017 by Save on Energy and Veridian, now Elexicon Energy. As part of Digital Doors Open, you can take a virtual tour and learn more about the Water Treatment Plant here.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tours
  • 2024 theme: Adaptive reuse

Contact info

2 Sidney Street
Belleville, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: First pump house built in 1886; purchased by the City of Belleville in 1899

Dates/hours open

May 20 - May 20

Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment MuseumDoors Open Belleville

Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Museum

The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Museum is located on the main floor of the Belleville Armoury. The museum preserves the history of the militia, specifically the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, through the collection and preservation of military artifacts and documents of historical significance to the Regiment and its antecedent units.

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

Contact info

189 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario
Email: HastingsprinceedwardRegt.museum@gmail.com

Architecture

Year built: 1908
Building type: Military Museum

Dates/hours open

Sep 07 - Sep 07

Corby Park Rose GardenDoors Open Belleville

Corby Park Rose Garden

The Corby Park Rose Garden is in the old east village of Belleville, a great area for exploring heritage homes, just a few blocks from the Bay of Quinte. The garden has a stunning water fountain and, at the centre of it all, you get a beautiful view of the entire garden — perfect for a family outing or wedding.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Videos

Contact info

210 Ann Street
Belleville, Ontario

Architecture


Dates/hours open

Sep 09 - Sep 09

Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings CountyDoors Open Belleville

Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County

The Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County opened in 2016. A collaborative project, it was built as a partnership between the City of Belleville, the County of Hastings and the Hastings County Historical Society. The archives preserve the history of the community through records of local governments, individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

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

Contact info

254 Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario
Email: archives@cabhc.ca
https://www.cabhc.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2016
Building type: Library
Architect: Shoalts and Zaback

Dates/hours open

Sep 07 - Sep 07