Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Doors Open Waterloo Region 2017 will take place on September 16, 2017.

Doors Open Waterloo Region 2016 had close to 17,000 site visits in 7 hours! Thank you to our Doors Open 2016 site hosts, volunteers and visitors for making this year's event a success.

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, nearly 300 sites in Waterloo Region have opened their doors to more than 100,000 visits during Doors Open.

Into Science + Tech

Get Into Science + Tech was our 2016 theme, represented by 19 sites.

These special places have earned our region an international reputation as a hub of science and technology. Visitors explored some of Waterloo Region's best known, and some of its best kept secrets.

2016 Sites

There are several ways to see Doors Open Waterloo Region 2016 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 has expired with the close of the 2016 Doors Open season. Stay tuned for our new page in July 2017.

Doors Open Map and Guide

The official Doors Open Waterloo Region Map and Guide (PDF-7 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 and enclosed with the main sections of the Waterloo Region Record on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. 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:

  • Flickrinstagram logoTwitterFacebookLike us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and share your photos from the Doors Open Waterloo Region 2016 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.


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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.

Contact us

Doors Open Coordinators
150 Frederick St., 8th Floor
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3