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Travel back in time with Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

August 30, 2016 - On September 11 from 10am to 4pm buildings of architectural, historical and cultural significance will open their doors to the public free of charge for the 11th annual Doors Open Kawartha Lakes. This annual event takes place in cities around the world, inviting the public to view spaces not usually open to visitors.

This year Doors Open Kawartha Lakes will include 12 venues throughout the northwest corridor where people will have a chance to explore iconic heritage buildings, places of worship, commercial properties, and historic private residences. 

“Doors Open Kawartha Lakes is a celebration in every sense. Not only is it a chance to reflect on the past and highlight what makes our region so exceptional, but it’s an opportunity to pause and explore our surroundings. We are thrilled to welcome everyone to explore the northwest corridor of Kawartha Lakes with us this year,” comments Laurie McCarthy, Kawartha Lakes Tourism Development Officer.

This event encourages people to take a drive back in time and experience the lives of the pioneers who settled in this region of the former County of Victoria.  The following sites are featured on the 2016 Doors Open tour:

  • Dalrymple United Church
  • Elliot Falls Power Corporation
  • Five Gables
  • Kett Burial Ground
  • Longford Lumber Company
  • Morton Homestead
  • Mud Lake Cemetery
  • Quaker Oaks Farm
  • Sadowa Cemetery
  • T. Walter Deverell Sugar Shack
  • Victoria Falls
  • Wylie Road Cabin

Doors Open Kawartha Lakes is organized by Heritage Victoria working with support from the City of Kawartha Lakes and the Ontario Heritage Trust along with many community stakeholders.

Doors Open originated in Glasgow, Scotland in 1990 and has quickly expanded to capture the attention of many international cities.

For more information, visit or contact Heritage Victoria at 705-454-1405.

Morton House Morton Lane 1864,  Doors Open 2016

Morton House Morton Lane 1864,  Doors Open 2016


For further information please contact:

Laurie McCarthy
Tourism Development Officer
705-324-9411 extension 1233

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