Doors Open Ontario 2018

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library – Photo Credit: City of Toronto

Every April to October, Ontario’s heritage treasures are open to the public with free events across the province. Whether you are exploring on your own, organizing an outing with family and friends, or planning a first date, Doors Open Ontario has something for everyone.

From historical houses to modern marvels of construction, Doors Open Ontario showcases the buildings, natural spaces, infrastructure and cultural landscapes that shape and define our communities.

In 2018, Ontario commemorates 100 years since women’s suffrage and the equality movement in Ontario’s pluralistic society. As the Trust explores the province’s efforts to move “toward a fair and just society,” Doors Open Ontario will provide an opportunity to visit some of the buildings and sites associated with this movement. Possible related sites could include: meeting halls, churches, government buildings, homes of women who were central to this struggle, union buildings and other public spaces that hosted important events in the struggle for women’s rights.

Since the program was launched in 2002, over 7.3 seven million visits have been made to thousands of unique buildings and spaces. The Doors Open Ontario program also has a big impact on local communities, with participants spending more than $13.1 million during their travels in 2017 as they learned about heritage conservation, local history and had fun.

2018 Doors Open Ontario Dates

April

  • Guelph (April 21)

May

  • Peterborough (May 5)
  • Whitby (May 5)
  • Hamilton (May 5-6)
  • Richmond Hill (May 12)
  • Toronto (May 26-27)

June

  • Whitchurch-Stouffville (June 2)
  • Ottawa (June 2-3)
  • Owen Sound (June 2-3)
  • Clarington (June 9)
  • Erin (June 9)
  • Fergus-Elora (June 16)
  • Kingston (June 16)

August

  • Aurora (August 18)
  • Cornwall (August 18)
  • Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (August 18)

September

  • Mississauga (September 8)
  • Thunder Bay (September 8)
  • Grimsby (September 15)
  • Quinte West (September 15)
  • Smiths Falls (September 15)
  • Waterloo Region (September 15)
  • London (September 15-16)
  • Belleville and District (September 22)
  • Markham (September 22)
  • Windsor (September 22-23)
  • Ajax (September 29)
  • Brockton (September 29)
  • Burlington (September 29)
  • Gravenhurst (September 29)
  • Lincoln (September 29)
  • Oshawa (September 29)
  • Simcoe County (September 29)
  • Halton Region (September 29-30)

October

  • St. Thomas (October 13)

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    1. Rebecca

      Very welcome to Vancouver

      October 31, 2017 at 6:31 PM

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