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Burlington Spotlight: Doors Open Burlington 2017

Celebrate Canada’s Best Mid-Sized City on September 30, 2017 when Doors Open Burlington provides an inside look at some of the most historic properties in the area.

With close to 20 participating featured locations in 2017, Doors Open Burlington offers a wide range of historical buildings and sites to discover. As a bonus, all sites are free, and many will host special activities throughout the day.

Doors Open Burlington runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, September 30, and includes the opportunity to visit and learn about sites including:

Bayview Cemetery Crematory Mausoleum Open Doors Burlington
Bayview Cemetery, Crematory & Mausoleum

The architecturally stunning Bayview Cemetery, Crematory, and Mausoleum sits on peaceful and lush grounds on the Aldershot waterfront. With a wide selection of hand-crafted stained glass, bronze statues, marble, and granite, the history and beauty of the building and the grounds should be on your must-see list.
Address: 740 Spring Gardens Road, Burlington

Burlington Masonic Centre Open Doors Burlington
Burlington Masonic Centre

Originally constructed as the home of James Allen’s carriage-making business, this 1853 building was purchased by the Masons in 1909. Expansion on the historic building took place on its 100th anniversary in 1953. The 154 year old building is still home to the Masons lodge room and banquet room on the second floor.
Address:459 Brant Street, Burlington

Canadian Red Cross Society Open Doors Burlington
Canadian Red Cross

Originally built in 1862 as the Wesleyan Methodist Church and School, this century and a half old building has been home to the Canadian Red Cross since 1969. The exterior of the one-storey, front-gabled frame building has remained untouched, preserving Burlington’s past.
Address: 262 Guelph Line, Burlington

Freeman Station Open Doors Burlington
Freeman Station

This historic train station was built in 1906 for the Grand Trunk Railway and was used as a combination of passenger and baggage depot. The unique architectural and stylistic features are common of many of the Grand Trunk Railway stations built in the early 1900s.
Address: 1255 Fairview Street, Burlington

Lowville School House Open Doors Burlington
Lowville Schoolhouse

Originally built in 1889 using local field stones, the Lowville School House served the students of SS. No 9 until 1953. At nearly 120 years old, the school house has retained its six over six panel windows, and some of the original 1889 shutters.
Address: 6207 Lowville Park Road, Burlington

Roseland Park Country Club Open Doors Burlington
Roseland Park Country Club

Open since 1929, and laid out in 1922, the Roseland Park Country Club is proud to be offering tennis and social activities to promote health and well being as they approach their 90th anniversary. The large lots and beautiful tree canopy help to create a visually stunning and private feel in the city.
Address: 3079 Princess Boulevard, Burlington

St John's Anglican Church Open Doors Burlington
St. John’s Anglican Church

This unique church is the second-oldest Anglican church in Burlington, and features two gorgeous stained glass windows as well as a restored cemetery with grave markers dating back to the building of the church in 1839.

Tours, handouts, snacks, and refreshments will be available at Doors Open Burlington.
Address: 2168 Guelph Line, Burlington

Download the full 2017 Doors Open Burlington Guidebook by clicking here.

Bring the family, bring your camera, and be ready to learn some amazing facts about the history of Burlington!