One-Tank Trip for April 22/17
(c) By Jim Fox
Unlock the secrets and happenings behind closed doors in some 145 communities across Ontario.
It’s time again for the Ontario Heritage Trust program that opens the doors, gates and courtyards of some of the most-interesting cultural sites often off limits to the public.
This free event called Doors Open Ontario was launched in 2002 and now has had almost seven-million visits to “thousands of unique buildings and spaces.”
|Watching ships squeeze through Welland Canal's Lock 3 including the bulk carrier Federal Mackinac. (Jim Fox photo)|
Things start today (April 22) with the Guelph open house and continue through to Halton Region on Sept. 30-Oct. 1.
Here’s a sampling of events to the end of June with variable hours, often 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Doors Open Peterborough on May 6 celebrates the boat-building industry at the Canadian Canoe Museum.
|Canoes and kayaks jam the Peterborough Lift Locks during an event organized by the Canadian Canoe Museum.|
It highlights the “enduring significance” of the canoe, called one of Canada’s “seven wonders,” with displays also of kayaks and related artifacts.