Festivals & Events

Doors Open Hamilton

Doors Open LogoSaturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2019

The Ontario Heritage Trust launched Doors Open Ontario in 2002 and it became the first province wide event of its kind in Canada, attracting visitors and residents to interesting sites across Ontario. Doors Open Hamilton invites you to its 17th annual event to discover first-hand Hamilton’s heritage treasures and cultural tourism experiences, some of which are rarely open to the public.

For more information about Doors Open, visit www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/hamilton 

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Participating sites

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  • Ancaster Old Township Hall
    310 Wilson St., Ancaster
    Saturday 10 to 4
  • Art Gallery of Hamilton
    123 King St W, Hamilton
    Saturday & Sunday 12 to 5
  • Auchmar
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
    88 Fennell Ave W., Hamilton

Interior of Auchmar House

  • Battlefield House Museum 
    77 King St W., Stoney Creek
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Budget Demolition/BD Salvage & Deconstruction
    371 Sherman Ave N., Hamilton
    Saturday 10 to 4
  • CBC Hamilton
    118 James St N., Hamilton.
    Sunday 10 to 4
  • Cable 14
    150 Dundurn St S., Hamilton
    Saturday 10 to 4
  • Christ’s Church Cathedral
    252 James St N., Hamilton
    Saturday & Sunday 12 to 4
  • Church of the Ascension
    64 Forest Ave., Hamilton
    Saturday 10 to 4 & Sunday 12:30 to 4
  • City of Hamilton Administration Building and Environmental Lab 
    700 Woodward Ave., Hamilton
    Saturday & Sunday 10 to 2
  • Co to Motion
    115 King St E., Hamilton
    Saturday & Sunday 10 to 4
  • Cotton Factory
    270 Sherman Ave N., Hamilton
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4

Exterior of Cotton Factory

  • Downtown Hamilton Walking Tours and Lister Block 
    28 James St N, Hamilton
    Saturday 10 to 4
  • Dundas Museum & Archives
    139 Park St W., Dundas
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Dundas Wastewater Treatment Plant
    135 King St E., Dundas
    Sunday 10 to 4
  • Dundurn National Historic Site
    610 York Blvd., Hamilton
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Educational Archive and Heritage Centre, HWDSB
    465 East 16th St., Hamilton
    Saturday 10 to 4
  • Ellen Osler Home (The Salvation Army) 
    34 Hatt St., Dundas
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Erland Lee (Museum) Home
    552 Ridge Rd., Stoney Creek
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum
    64 Sulpher Springs Rd., Ancaster
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Furlan Conservation 
    767 Barton St E., Hamilton
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Gibson School Lofts 
    134 Mary St., Hamilton
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Green Venture’s Ecohouse/Glen Manor Estate 
    22 Veevers Dr., Hamilton
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Griffin House National Historic Site 
    733 Mineral Springs Rd., Ancaster
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Hamilton Aviary
    85 Oakknoll Dr., Hamilton
    Saturday and Sunday 12 to 4
  • Hamilton Children’s Museum/ Gage House 
    1072 Main St E., Hamilton
    Saturday 930 to 4 & Sunday 10 to 4

Exterior of Hamilton Children's Museum

  • Hamilton Military Museum 
    610 York Blvd., Hamilton.
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Hamilton Mountain Mosque 
    1545 Stone Church Rd E., Hamilton
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology 
    900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Hamilton Port Operations Centre & Boat Storage Facility
    210 Hillyard St., Hamilton
    Saturday 10 to 4 & Sunday 12 to 4
  • Hamilton Port Authority Maintenace Shed (Former)
    1 Guise Street (off Discovery Drive)
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Heritage Gatehouse Museum 
    621 Sulphur Springs Rd., Ancaster
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • HMCS Star 
    650 Catharine Street N., Hamilton
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • John Weir Foote Armoury 
    200 James St N., Hamilton
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • McMaster University Nuclear Reactor, Brockhouse Institute H.G. Thode Library 
    1280 Main St W. (NRB), Hamilton
    Saturday 10  to 4

McMaster Tech Equipment

  • Melrose United Church 
    86 Homewood Ave., Hamilton
    Saturday 10 to 4
  • Mohawk College – The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation
    135 Fennell Ave W., Hamilton
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Mohawk Trail Museum 
    20 Education Ct., Hamilton
    Sunday 10 to 4
  • Odd Fellows Lodge Building 
    63 Main St., Dundas
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Parkdale Landing 
    205 Melvin Ave., Hamilton
    Saturday 10 to 4
  • Playhouse Cinema 
    177 Sherman Ave N., Hamilton
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4

Interior of Playhouse Cinema

  • The Seedworks Urban Offices 
    126 Catherine St N., Hamilton
    Sunday 10 to 4
  • Shawn & Ed Brewing Co 
    65 Hatt St., Dundas
    Saturday and Sunday 11 to 7
  • St Lawerence the Martyr RC Church 
    125 Picton St E., Hamilton
    Saturday 10 to 4
  • St Mark’s Centre 
    115 Hunter Street West
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • St Paul’s Presbyterian Church 
    20 James St S., Hamilton
    Saturday 10 to 4, Sunday 1 to 4
  • The Church of our Saviour the Redeemer 
    25 Lake Ave S., Stoney Creek
    Saturday 11 to 4
  • Tisdale House/Police Museum
    314 Wilson St E., Ancaster
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Museum 
    36 Hunter Street E., Hamilton
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Wellwood Jurvinski House 
    501 Sanatorium Rd., Hamilton 
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • The Westdale
    1014 King St W, Hamilton
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 12

Westdale Theatre

  • Westfield Heritage Village 
    Highway 532 – 1049 Kirkwall Rd, Flamborough
    Sunday 12:30 to 4
  • Whitehern Historic House and Garden 
    41 Jackson St., Hamilton
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4
  • Woodward Water Treatment Plant
    900 Woodward Ave., Hamilton
  • Workers Art and Heritage Centre 
    51 Stuart St., Hamilton
    Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4