Doors are opening all over the city of Hamilton – and you’re invited! Doors Open Ontario was the first province wide event of its kind in Canada and began in 2002. The events run from April to October, inviting people to “discover first-hand Ontario’s hidden heritage treasures, some of which have never been open to the public.” The website includes this calendar outlining participating cities and site locations throughout the province. If this is your first time attending a Doors Open event, you’re in for a special treat! You’ll want to be prepared, so check out these Top 10 Touring Tips to help you have the best experiences all weekend long.
This weekend is Hamilton’s turn to showcase local heritage buildings and the best architectural design elements the city has to offer. The city of Hamilton is rich with history and stories to tell. Doors Open Hamilton is just one of the ways to discover what the city has to offer and the it’s free! With over 50 featured sites, there is no better way to explore the city, the museums, and other heritage buildings than with a walk around your own backyard.
Learning more about the city of Hamilton is easy and the Mohawk College Library is here to help. The library has a list of resources that can help you uncover information about our great city – you might be surprised by what you’ll find. If you’re interested in other events around the city, why not start with some of the most popular neighbourhoods around Hamilton: James Street North, Ottawa Street, Locke Street, and the Hamilton Downtown BIA. For a pictorial view of Hamilton, check out either the Vintage Hamilton or Vintage Postcards of Hamilton websites.
It’s going to be a great weekend to discover something new about the city of Hamilton – what will you be exploring?