Doors Open Toronto – May 27th and 28th

Discover the story behind every door at #DoorsOpenOntario 2017!

Join the Ontario Heritage Trust for the 2017 Doors Open Ontario season which includes 44 additional events across the province From May to October.

Explore more than 1,000 sites that help tell Ontario’s stories, from local breweries to natural landscapes, century-old cabins to modern marvels of engineering, and experience Ontario’s unique history from a new perspective. Commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation with themed activities, tours, exhibitions and demonstrations – all free of charge! For detailed event information and interactive tools to help you plan your Doors Open Ontario experience, visit

Many Nations and many peoples have called this place home. MyOntario – A vision over time marks this long history by opening a conversation among Ontarians about our experiences, identities, values and aspirations. Capture your Doors Open Ontario moments and join the conversation:

Doors Open Ontario – recognized as one of the 2017 Top 100 Festivals & Events in Ontario – is a program of the Ontario Heritage Trust, with funding support provided by the Ontario150 program.


“The Ontario Heritage Trust’s Doors Open Ontario enables Ontarians to explore our vibrant and diverse heritage. Whether old or new, each site offers a glimpse into our shared history as Ontarians – discover these fascinating sites and the stories they tell, and join us as we explore our history, identity and cultural heritage.” – Beth Hanna, Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Heritage Trust

“Ontario’s 150th anniversary is an opportunity to come together and celebrate the incredible province we live in. Doors Open Ontario highlights our rich history through our province’s most fascinating cultural sites. I encourage all Ontarians and visitors to join the festivities and explore Ontario’s heritage during this exciting year.” − Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Quick Facts

  • Doors Open Ontario 2017 features over 1,000 sites participating in 45 events across the province.
  • 93% of the provincial population live in a community that has hosted a Doors Open Ontario event.
  • Since its inception, Doors Open Ontario has attracted 6.7 million visitors to explore over 16,700 amazing sites.
  • Visitors to Doors Open Ontario contribute to local economies by spending over $5 million in participating communities each year.

Doors Open Ontario 2017 alphabetical list of events

Aurora August 19
Belleville and District September 16
Bradford West Gwillimbury June 17
Brampton September 30
Brockville and the Thousand Islands May 27-28
Bruce County June 10-11
Burlington September 30
Carleton Place September 16-17
Clarington June 10
Cornwall August 19-20
East Elgin September 16
Erin June 10
Fergus-Elora June 17
Gravenhurst June 24
Grimsby September 23
Guelph April 22
Halton Region September 30 – October 1
Hamilton May 6-7
Kawartha Lakes September 9-10
King Township September 23
Kingston June 17
London September 16-17
Markham September 30
Minden Hills September 16-17
Mississauga September 23
Niagara-on-the-Lake September 16-17
Northumberland County June 3-4
Orillia and Area September 30
Oshawa September 30
Ottawa June 3-4
Owen Sound June 3-4
Oxford-Norwich September 23
Peterborough May 6
Quinte West September 16
Richmond Hill May 13
Rideau Lakes August 19-20
St. Catharines June 24
St. Marys September 30
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry August 19-20
Timmins September 30
Toronto May 27-28
Waterloo Region September 16
Wellington North September 23
Whitby May 6
Whitchurch-Stouffville June 3

The Trust is an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario’s heritage.  Facebook: Ontario Heritage Trust  Twitter: @ONheritage Instagram: ONheritage #DoorsOpenOntario #MyOntario #Ontario150

SOURCE Ontario Heritage Trust

For further information: about Doors Open Ontario 2017, contact Kimberly Murphy at 416-325-5074 or




G20 Summit to cripple downtown Toronto beginning June 7th.

The G20 Summit is coming to Toronto.

While it would be nice to see some of the world leaders, possibly listen to their discussions or even hear debates on the policies of these world leaders from these 20 countries, that won’t be possible.  It turns out that there are some people (a bunch of lunatics) who are intent on furthering their own agendas and feel that by protesting and threatening violence they can achieve their goals.  It is these threats of violence and destruction which are responsible for a security fence which will cripple the downtown Toronto core weeks prior to the event.

The fence will be built beginning June 7th and is outline in this map;  in yellow as being the security perimeter. Construction of this fence will go on 24 hours a day until it is completed.

The actual summit / meeting of world leaders, is due to take place between June 26-27 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Some things about this summit have irked me;

1. The cost of 1.1 billion dollars for security to ensure the world leaders are safe. This money would have been better spent on subways.
2. Protestors. These guys come in by the boat load aimed at causing chaos, confusion and destruction to this city. They have even set up a webpage with the location and types of protests.  It can be seen here;
3. That the Federal government who are hosting this event are not holding themselves responsible for damage to buildings stemming from protests. I’m a Conservative guy, but really? I think the fact that they expect insurance will take care of it is okay, but the Feds need to ensure any business or building damaged as a result of this event is fixed at no cost to the owner.

Do we really need this in our city?!?  I believe if any group is intent on, or have even said that they will be responsible for unrest, damage to world leaders of this City, that the RCMP should round them up now and hold them until August.  Better yet, don’t let them in the country.   If the protestors organizers are influencing the masses to cause trouble, throw them in jail for disturbing the peace and charge them!   Be proactive, not reactive.

Being reactive gives publicity these organizations the publicity they want.

I’m not sure how bringing to the world’s attention Canada’s treatment of the native people back in 1867 is going to make a stitch of difference for those living in Cambodia, or anada today.

I wish for the sake of the already short summer’s in Canada and the poor businesses who may be are being forced to shut down for this event, that the protestors keep it civil and allow the RCMP and local police the opportunity to scale down… That way everyone wins.