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Thank you!

Doors Open Windsor 2016 set a record for attendance! There were 9,824 visits to our 35 sites over the two days. Your Doors Open Committee would like to thank our valuable sponsors, the people who welcomed guests to their Doors Open sites, and all the people who came out to enjoy our history, heritage, culture and architecture and made the event such an overwhelming success.

Please let us know if there is a site you would like to visit during our next event.

This will be Windsor's 11th Doors Open on September 24th and 25th! The event has grown over the years from just 15 sites to more than 40.

This year Doors Open Windsor will feature 10 new sites along with past favourites. It will be an eclectic mix of the new, the old and the re-purposed. Stunning architecture,sacred spaces history, the arts, technology and even geneology will all be part of your experience.

There will be guided street tours of several historic and architecturally significant neighbourhoods, presented by students from the St.Clair College School of Architectural Technology.

Learn about local history and architecture in a series of free pre-event lectures.. Selected local restaurants will await you with Doors Open lunch specials.

Log into our Doors Open website for all the details – follow us on Facebook and Twitter and watch for a pull out guide which will be delivered in your Windsor Star a few days before the event.

The Ride's on Us!!

Park your car and hop on our free Doors Open Shuttle. This 16 seat bus will make the rounds from Sandwich, through Downtown and on to Walkerville between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.,on Saturday and Sunday.

The first trip leaves Mackenzie Hall at 10:00 a.m. First stop is City Hall, and then it's on to the corner of Argyle and Wyandotte Street East. Your friendly driver will also stop at other sites along the way upon request.

Not all Doors Open sites will be accessible by the shuttle. A schedule will be available on the bus.

This service is sponsored by the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario – Windsor Essex Branch.

2016 Sites

Interactive Map

As you enjoy the walking tour of Monmouth Road, be sure to visit the artists of Windsor's Plein Air Society. Plein Air artists enjoy the challenge of painting outdoor landscapes on location – not in the studio. Stop by for a chat... or even buy a painting.

Doors Open 2016 Restaurants

New this Year! Plan your Doors Open 2016 weekend with stops at participating restaurants to refuel between tours. Restaurants near participating Doors Open sites have created special Doors Open themed menu items for your enjoyment.


Squirrel Cage – 1 Maiden Lane West

Saturday: 10AM–8PM
Sunday: 10AM–3PM

Special: Try the Doors Open Latte!
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Twisted Apron – 1833 Wyandotte Street East

Saturday: 9AM–9PM
Sunday: 9AM–3PM

Special: Doors Open themed lunch specials to be announced closer to event!
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Sandwich Town:

Rock Bottom – 3236 Sandwich Street

Saturday: 11AM–2AM
Sunday: 11AM–2AM

Special: Check out the special Doors Open menu!
Rock Bottom

Olde Towne Bake Shoppe in the McGregor-Cowan House – 3118 Sandwich Street Street

Breakfast served Saturday and Sunday 9-1:30
Special: Enjoy breakfast menu items with historical names!
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