Doors Open Waterloo Region

Doors Open logoDoors Open Waterloo Region 2016 will take place on Sept. 17. Science and technology will be the theme, so stay tuned for participating site announcements and a new map during spring and summer 2016. 

Doors Open Waterloo Region 2015 took place Saturday, September 19. Thank you to our 40 site hosts, sponsors, volunteers and visitors.

On the third Saturday of every September you're invited to tour noteworthy buildings, interesting places and heritage sites in Waterloo Region, many of which are not regularly open to the public.

Since 2003, more than 250 sites in Waterloo Region have opened their doors to more than 100,000 visits during Doors Open.

2015 Sites

There are several ways to see Doors Open Waterloo Region 2015 participating site listings and maps:

Google Map

Click individual map points on this illustrated Google map to see the most detailed site information available for the event, including special tours, talks, and other activities taking place at participating sites.


Maps and Listings at Doors Open Ontario

The Doors Open Waterloo Region page on the Doors Open Ontario website contains maps, and shorter site listings than the Google map.

Doors Open Map and Guide

The official Doors Open Waterloo Region Map and Guide (PDF-15 MB) contains maps, photos and full-detail site listings. Hard copies will be available at libraries, museums and visitor centres across Waterloo Region from July to September or in the flyer package of the Waterloo Region Record on Sept. 12, 2015. For the best experience viewing the PDF Map and Guide, use Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free online). Other viewers may not show all elements.

Links of Interest:

  • FlickrTwitterFacebookLike us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and share your photos from the Doors Open Waterloo Region 2015 event on 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. 
  • We've teamed up with Geek Week for 2015 since we have a number of tech-related sites this year. Check out the Geek Week KW Facebook page for more information.


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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.