We celebrate our heritage through events held throughout the year.
In September, historically significant sites in Thunder Bay open their doors to the public free of charge. Doors Open Thunder Bay is a community event designed to attract the public's interest in the preservation, protection and promotion of Ontario's built, natural and cultural heritage. This local event is conducted in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Foundation's province-wide standards for Doors Open events, which are held in over one hundred communities across Ontario. This event aims to encourage residents and visitors alike to learn about Thunder Bay's rich heritage through tours of private homes, commercial buildings, government buildings, churches, and other heritage sites which are not normally open to the public.
Doors Open 2012 was held on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 from 10 am - 4 pm
For more information about Doors Open please contact 625-2897.
The following sites participated in Doors Open 2012:
1. Thunder Bay Centre of Change/ Former Hillcrest High School - 96 N. High St.
2. Finlandia Association - Finnish Labour Temple - 314 Bay St.
3. James Whalen Tug - Kaministiquia Riverfront Heritage Park
4. Bishop's Residence - 1306 Ridgeway St. E
5. Brodie Resource Library - 216 Brodie St. S.
6. TBT Engineering - Paterson Building - 1918 Yonge St.
7. Windrose - 1100 Ridgeway St. E.
8. St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church - 226 Pearl St.
9. Lakehead University - Former Port Arthur Collegiate Institute (P.A.C.I.) - 401 Red River Road
10. Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel and Suites - 17 N. Cumberland St.
11. Thunder Bay Museum - 425 Donald St. E.
12. NEW Superior North EMS Headquarters - 105 Junot Ave. S.
13. Neebing-McIntyre Floodway Trail
|Download the PDF Site Map||Adobe PDF, 1 page, 2,565 KB|
|Download the 2012 Doors Open Photo
Contest Entry Form
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|Downlod the 2012 Doors Open Booklet||Adobe PDF, 24 pages, 3.25 MB|
|Download the 2012 Doors Open Event Survey||Adobe PDF, 2 pages, 106 KB|