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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 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!

In 2018, the Ontario Heritage Trust is exploring the theme of 100 years of women’s rights and suffrage, looking back to the end of the First World War – a time that saw great change for women in our society. Throughout the year, the Trust will be sharing stories about Ontario’s trailblazing women and the enduring fight for equality. Doors Open Ontario will provide an opportunity to visit interesting sites that relate to this chapter in our history. 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.

Download a copy of our 2018 brochure [PDF | 658 KB]