On April 25, people will again be able to participate in Doors Open Guelph, the annual celebration of the city’s history and architectural heritage.
Between 10am and 4pm, several of Guelph’s most architecturally and historically significant buildings – most of which are not generally open to the public – will open their doors for free public tours.
The eighth annual event will feature a several new sites. Several sites are in the downtown, anchored by Guelph’s new city hall, which will make its public debut, and just to the south, the historic Armoury building which is being viewed, in the long term, as a possible public market and arts centre.
A few blocks west across the Norfolk Street footbridge is Hastings House at 120 Northumberland Street, once the home of a Guelph mayor and restored and refurbished by its current owners.
Other sites include the new Alma Gallery, Bikram’s Yoga College of India Studio, the 1930s boathouse, St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and Guelph Little Theatre, Westminster-St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, the Guelph Correctional Centre, and the Tiger Boys Museum, established by two Canadian aviation enthusiasts (the “Tiger Boys), and featuring several meticulously-restored De Havilland Tiger Moth aircraft.
The Guelph event will kick off the Doors Open Ontario season, which this year will see more than 50 communities participate across the province.
For more information, visit the Doors Open Guelph website at guelpharts.ca/doorsopenguelph or contact Guelph Arts Council by telephone at 519-836-3280, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.