Residents invited to Doors Open Whitby event

On May 4, residents and visitors are once again invited to take part in Doors Open Whitby to have a unique, behind-the-scenes look at some of the community’s most notable and historically significant buildings, landmarks and businesses.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., event-goers can enjoy a variety of free tours and activities at more than a dozen locations across the community, including the new Innovation Accelerator (“1855”) at the former Land Registry Office, the GO Transit Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility, Station Gallery and the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences.

This year, participants can also enjoy a walking tour of the Cranberry Marsh at Lynde Shores Conservation Area, garden and facility tours at Durham College’s W. Galen Weston Centre for Food and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Whitby Public Library.

Families with children will also enjoy an archaeological dig at the Spencer Community Centre and the junior firefighter obstacle course and firefighter simulations at the Whitby Fire & Emergency Services Training Facility.

Historic walking tours of Downtown Brooklin will also be offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for those interested in learning more about the local people and places of the past.

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Photo: Doors Open Whitby participants are encouraged to enjoy a walking tour of the Cranberry Marsh at Lynde Shores Conservation Area.

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