Doors Open is a FREE, SELF-GUIDED event. No registration or sign up required.
Using the site write-ups and the interactive map, simply choose the places you would like to visit, check the dates and times they will be open, and you are on your way. The FREE, limited shuttle service, courtesy the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, is available on a hop-on, hop-off basis in the Sandwich -Downtown- Walkerville corridor.
Watch for the black bus with the bright yellow Doors Open sign. Enjoy the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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