Join the Ontario Heritage Trust for the 2017 Doors Open Ontario season which includes 44 additional events across the province From May to October.
Explore more than 1,000 sites that help tell Ontario’s stories, from local breweries to natural landscapes, century-old cabins to modern marvels of engineering, and experience Ontario’sunique history from a new perspective. Commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation with themed activities, tours, exhibitions and demonstrations – all free of charge! For detailed event information and interactive tools to help you plan your Doors Open Ontario experience, visit doorsopenontario.on.ca.
Many Nations and many peoples have called this place home. MyOntario – A vision over time marks this long history by opening a conversation among Ontarians about our experiences, identities, values and aspirations. Capture your Doors Open Ontario moments and join the conversation: heritagetrust.on.ca/myontario.
Doors Open Ontario – recognized as one of the 2017 Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario – is a program of the Ontario Heritage Trust, with funding support provided by the Ontario150 program.
“The Ontario Heritage Trust’s Doors Open Ontario enables Ontarians to explore our vibrant and diverse heritage. Whether old or new, each site offers a glimpse into our shared history as Ontarians – discover these fascinating sites and the stories they tell, and join us as we explore our history, identity and cultural heritage.”
– Beth Hanna, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Heritage Trust
“Ontario’s 150th anniversary is an opportunity to come together and celebrate the incredible province we live in. Doors Open Ontario highlights our rich history through our province’s most fascinating cultural sites. I encourage all Ontarians and visitors to join the festivities and explore Ontario’s heritage during this exciting year.”
− Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
- Doors Open Ontario 2017 features over 1,000 sites participating in 45 events across the province.
- 93% of the provincial population live in a community that has hosted a Doors Open Ontario event.
- Since its inception, Doors Open Ontario has attracted 6.7 million visitors to explore over 16,700 amazing sites.
- Visitors to Doors Open Ontario contribute to local economies by spending over $5 millionin participating communities each year.
Doors Open Ontario 2017 alphabetical list of events
|Belleville and District||September 16|
|Bradford West Gwillimbury||June 17|
|Brockville and the Thousand Islands||May 27-28|
|Bruce County||June 10-11|
|Carleton Place||September 16-17|
|East Elgin||September 16|
|Halton Region||September 30 – October 1|
|Kawartha Lakes||September 9-10|
|King Township||September 23|
|Minden Hills||September 16-17|
|Northumberland County||June 3-4|
|Orillia and Area||September 30|
|Owen Sound||June 3-4|
|Quinte West||September 16|
|Richmond Hill||May 13|
|Rideau Lakes||August 19-20|
|St. Catharines||June 24|
|St. Marys||September 30|
|Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry||August 19-20|
|Waterloo Region||September 16|
|Wellington North||September 23|
The Trust is an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario’s heritage.
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SOURCE Ontario Heritage Trust