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Top 10 Touring Tips -  Doors Open Ontario

  1. Plan your Doors Open Ontario visit ahead of time.
  2. You don’t have to be a heritage expert to enjoy a Doors Open adventure. Select sites that interest you most. Doors Open allows you to tour stunning sites that may not normally be open to the public – free of charge!
  3. Confirm the dates and times your chosen sites will be open. Most sites are open from 10 am to 4 pm – plenty of time for visits, tours, meeting friends, lunch, taking photos, refreshment breaks and travel time.
  4. Allow enough time to travel between sites. Look for sites clustered together to save time. Rural and remote sites take extra travel time. If you have special needs or are touring with children, allow more time.
  5. Plan to visit a maximum of five to eight sites a day – more than that and you are rushing. Most site visits take 30 minutes. You may have to wait at some sites.
  6. Some sites may offer guided tours, special lectures or exhibits. Plan the length and time of tours so you can schedule them into your day and not be disappointed.
  7. Ask questions. Not everyone knows the difference between Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Volunteers are only too happy to explain or find the answer for you.
  8. Thank community volunteers for giving their time to open these fascinating sites.
  9. Enjoy other places of interest in the picturesque community.
  10. Plan a Doors Open Ontario day-trip or overnight getaway in another community. Most of all ... have fun!

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