Guelph Doors Open sites announced

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 at­doors­openguelph or contact Guelph Arts Council by telephone at 519-836-3280, or email