Discover the Story Behind Every Door at #DoorsOpenOntario 2017!

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.

Discover the Story Behind Every Door at #DoorsOpenOntario 2017!

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.

TORONTOMAY 2017 - Join the Ontario Heritage Trust for the 2017 Doors Open Ontario season which includes 44 additional events across the province From May toOctober. 

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

Quick Facts

  • 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

Aurora

August 19

Belleville and District

September 16

Bradford West Gwillimbury

June 17

Brampton 

September 30

Brockville and the Thousand Islands

May 27-28

Bruce County

June 10-11

Burlington

September 30

Carleton Place

September 16-17

Clarington

June 10

Cornwall

August 19-20

East Elgin

September 16

Erin 

June 10

Fergus-Elora

June 17

Gravenhurst

June 24

Grimsby

September 23

Guelph

April 22

Halton Region

September 30 - October 1

Hamilton

May 6-7

Kawartha Lakes

September 9-10

King Township 

September 23

Kingston 

June 17

London

September 16-17

Markham 

September 30

Minden Hills

September 16-17

Mississauga

September 23

Niagara-on-the-Lake

September 16-17

Northumberland County 

June 3-4

Orillia and Area

September 30

Oshawa

September 30

Ottawa

June 3-4

Owen Sound

June 3-4

Oxford-Norwich

September 23

Peterborough

May 6

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

Timmins

September 30

Toronto

May 27-28

Waterloo Region

September 16

Wellington North

September 23

Whitby

May 6

Whitchurch-Stouffville

June 3

The Trust is an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's heritage.