Doors Open Waterloo Region

Doors Open logoDoors Open 2014 saw close to 15,000 site visits.

Thank you to all the Doors Open site hosts, volunteers and visitors for another great event this year. 

Please save the date for our 2015 Doors Open event set to take place on Saturday Sept. 19, 2015. Visit this site often in the summer of 2015 for updates, site listings, maps, and special event details. 

Doors Open Waterloo Region is a free heritage and architecture tour of special, occasionally "secret" places in the region, held on the third Saturday in September every year.

2015 Sites

Check out listings and maps for our 2015 sites; many more sites will be added in the coming months.

2014 Map & Guide

The first link below is a .pdf of the 2014 Map & Guide. It is best viewed using the Adobe .pdf viewer. If your .pdf viewer does not display the file properly (images, etc. are missing), use either the .jpg or quick-view options below. The .jpg files can be saved to your computer, where you can more easily view them at different sizes.

High resolution Map & Guide

Map & Guide (.jpg format)

Quick-view Map & Guide (Issuu viewer)

Doors Open Waterloo Region Visitor Sites Video  

Please enjoy the Doors Open Waterloo Region video, a collage of images highlighting the 2014 visitor sites.  

Links of Interest:

  • FlickrTwitterFacebookLike us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and check out visitor-submitted photos from the Doors Open Waterloo Region 2014 event on our Flickr page. Please continue to post your Doors Open photos to our Flickr page.     
  • See individual Doors Open Waterloo Region site location maps and abbreviated site listing information at the Doors Open Ontario website.

  • Suggest a building for a future Doors Open event.

  • Join our email list for special notices, members-only events and announcements about the next Doors Open program. 


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About Doors Open

Doors Open Waterloo Region is part of Doors Open Ontario, a province wide initiative of the Ontario Heritage Trust to celebrate community heritage and architecture.

Depending on the community, Doors Open events take place any time from April to October. Doors Open is free, and many participating properties either normally charge an entrance fee, or are not usually open to the public. In most cases, no tickets or advance registration is required for the event.