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Doors Open Ontario

Discover the story behind every door

Come on in! The Ontario Heritage Trust has invited communities across the province to open the doors, gates and courtyards of their unique and most fascinating cultural sites so we can see inside.

From April to October, explore Ontario’s heritage treasures at 45 free public events across the province. Satisfy your curiosity and get behind normally closed doors to experience intriguing interiors, where you will be inspired by rare and exceptional materials, craftsmanship and design. From historical houses to modern marvels of construction, Doors Open Ontario has something for everyone!

What’s new this year?

In 2017, Ontario is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. It’s a special moment in our history and a great opportunity for Ontarians to explore our past and imagine our future. This year, Doors Open Ontario will showcase special MyOntario programming to explore a once-in-a-generation chance to share your stories, perspectives and traditions.

Visit the Doors Open Ontario website for complete listings of participating sites in 2017 ...

To order your own copy of the printed brochure, call 1-800-ONTARIO (668-2746) or download a PDF copy (coming in April).

Doors Open Ontario is a program of the Ontario Heritage Trust, with funding support from the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation.

This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.



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