Doors Open Barrie

Through Doors Open Ontario 2008, Ontario Heritage Trust and the City of Barrie, some of Barrie's most intriguing and charming heritage sites will be open to the public for tour. The very first Doors Open Barrie 2008 event is to take place Sunday, September 28, 2008. Tourists in this province have been enjoying Doors Open events since 2000. In France, the curious have had La Journée Portes Ouvertes since 1984.

For more information, Contact Tourism Barrie.
Telephone: 1-800-668-9100 or 705-739-9444
E-mail: info@doorsopenbarrie.ca
Website: www.doorsopenbarrie.ca

Some of the event sites this year . . .

Southshore Centre
205 Lakeshore Drive - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Barrie Arboretum
Sunnidale Park, corner of Sunnidale and Cundles Roads - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Foresters Museum
36 Mulcaster Street - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Harbour View Inn (Forsythe House)
1 Berczy Street - 10:00am to 4:00pm

MacLaren Art Centre (formerly the Library)
37 Mulcaster Street - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Meridian Planning Consultants Inc. (Peplar House)
113 Collier Street - 10:00am to 4:00pm

The Robert Simpson Brewing Company
( B E E R ! ! )
107 Dunlop Street East - 10:00am to 4:00pm

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
47 Owen Street - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26 West - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Trinity Anglican Church
24 Collier Street - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

I would also recommend taking part in one of three walking tours being arranged. One may register for a tour HERE .

Downtown Barrie Historic Walking Tour
Sunday, September 28 - 4:00 pm
Departing from Memorial Square (65 Dunlop Street East)

Barrie Union Cemetery Historic Walking Tour
Sunday, September 28 - 11:00 am & 2:00 pm
Meet at the Barrie Union Cemetery - 338 Sunnidale Road (Cundles Road West & Anne Street).

Barrie Waterfront Historic Walking Tour
Sunday, September 28 - 11:00 am & 2:00 pm
Meet at the Southshore Centre - 205 Lakeshore Drive


neX said...

its nice to see that barrie is getting into Doors Open. Especially with the recent losses to the older buildings downtown (old Sam's bldg, the Wellinton). They have done a good job of restoring the forrester bldg as well. i recall seeing several local bands there as a teenager, and it having that horrible white plaster exterior.

nerinossa said...

One may register for a tour HERE