Doors Open Ontario is a province-wide celebration that provides a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy sometimes hidden and always interesting places and spaces in cities across Ontario – all free of charge.
Doors Open Oshawa is an annual event where you can explore different heritage and cultural sites in Oshawa. Spend a day discovering local history first-hand and celebrate our community heritage.
Doors Open Oshawa 2019 will take place on September 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Oshawa Public Libraries, McLaughlin Branch, 65 Bagot Street: Design influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright.
- Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 72 Queen Street: Designed by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson.
- Cowan House, 39 Athol Street West: Built in 1858.
- St. George’s Memorial Church, 51 Centre Street South: Designed by Eden Smith.
- Simcoe Street United Church, 66 Simcoe Street South: Built in 1867. Architect Henry Langley.
- Oshawa Masonic Centre, 91 Centre Street South: Built in 1928 in the art deco style by C.C. Stenhouse.
- McLaughlin Bandshell, 110 Simcoe Street South: Join the Oshawa Civic Band and observe Brass Day workshops culminating with a concert at 2:30 p.m.
- Islamic Centre of Oshawa, 23 Lloyd Street: Oshawa’s first mosque was built in 2012.
- Canadian Automotive Museum, 99 Simcoe Street South: Located in a former 1920’s car dealership. Over 70 vehicles.
- Durham Regional Consolidated Courthouse, 150 Bond Street East: Completed in 2010, visitors can tours the main foyer, jury assembly room and a courtroom while in session. Only until 1:00 p.m.
- Regent Theatre – Ontario Tech University, 50 King Street East: Built in 1921 as a movie house/vaudeville hall the building now serves as a lecture theatre by day and community theatre by night. Architect John McNee Jeffrey.
- Colonel R.S. McLaughlin Armoury, 53 Simcoe Street North: Built in 1914 and home to the Ontario Regiment.
- Knox Presbyterian Church, 147 Simcoe Street North: Opened in 1934 and designed by C.C. Stenhouse.
- All or Nothing Brewhouse & Distillery, 439 Ritson Road South: Craft brewery with behind the scenes tours.
- Trent University and Oshawa Museum, at 55 Thornton Road South: Discover the Past: Culture, History and Archaeology of Oshawa.
- Camp X-Intrepid Park, Boundary Road: Walking tours of the spy training camp at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
- Oshawa Executive Airport, 1200 Airport Boulevard: Aircraft displays, runway tours and more.
- Ontario Regiment Museum, 1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa Airport South Field: Large collection of military vehicles.
- Durham College, Gordon Willey Building 2000 Simcoe Street North, Room B114: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Motion Capture to explore.
- Oshawa Fire Hall 6, 2339 Simcoe Street North: Modelled after the Windfields barns that graced E.P. Taylor’s horse breeding farm.
- Canadian Victory Garden, 200 Winchester Road West: Urban farm, beehives, pollinator gardens and earth systems.