While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it may not be part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites. For Toronto and Ottawa, check their local websites to confirm.

Algoma University (formerly Shingwauk Residential School)in-person Doors Open Sault Ste. Marie


  • In-person
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Guided tours available
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque
  • Washrooms
Algoma University (formerly Shingwauk Residential School)

This site is crucial to understanding the history of residential schools and reconciliation in Canada. The Shingwauk Residential School, which operated from 1874-1970, is now home to Algoma University, which offers cross-cultural education, healing and learning. Visitors can also explore the award-winning Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall exhibition that tells the site’s history within the larger history of colonialism and reconciliation.

Contact info

1520 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
E-mail: shingwaukdg@algomau.ca


Year built: 1935
Building type:Educational facilityHistorical landmarkMuseum

Dates/hours open

Oct 01, 10:00am - Oct 01, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.