Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville is Saturday June 1.
Discover, Explore, Learn.

About Doors Open

Doors Open is a celebration of community heritage. This event is open to all and admission is always FREE. Since 2002, Doors Open events have attracted people from all across Ontario. Residents and visitors are invited to discover Ontario’s hidden heritage treasures, some of which have never been open to the public.

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2013 Sites

We are very proud to offer a unquily diversity of sites this year as part of Doors Open Whitchurch.  Returning sites include the very popular Richmond Hill Live Steamers and our new additions include the Holy Theotokos Convent and the offices of our MP Paul Calandra located at 6060 Main Street.  Be sure to check them out!

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Scavenger Hunt!

This year we are proud to have our online scavenger hunt returning for Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville 2013! By using QR codes displayed at each of the Doors Open sites, you can answer a series of trivia questions and have a chance to win a gift certificate at Stouffville’s Toyota  All you need is a smart phone!

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Build Your Home like a Pro

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Check on Resources

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List the Essentials

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A Team of Experts

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Back Up Planning

Of course there will be unforeseen instances when you may need to adapt to particular circumstances to be able to finish your home project, which is why it is also essential for you to have several other options ready in case your home development priorities cannot be done for the moment. Having several other options ready for you to use in case particular materials are not currently available or when some designs are not necessarily what expect, you will have a better chance of finishing your home building and at the same time you have the chance to also switch up some of the elements that go into your home designs and building, just like those adjustments from professionals.

Financial Capacity

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Welcome to the 2013 Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville event! I encourage you to take advantage of this special celebration of our community’s heritage.

The Doors Open Organizing Committee has selected twelve heritage sites from across our Town that demonstrate how our built and natural environments have evolved over time. This year we are also participating in the Doors Open Ontario-wide theme, Cultural Expressions. You will find sites on the list that are demonstrating the close connections between heritage and the arts. Look for the ‘palette symbol’ to find these sites. You will also see Pop-Up artists at various sites as well. To top it all off, we have brought back the QR Code Scavenger Hunt (bring your Smartphones!), and we’re offering bonus Historic Walking Tours!

This certainly is a unique opportunity to explore some of Whitchurch-Stouffville’s intriguing treasures – many of which are rarely open to the public.

Come out for the experience & enjoy your day of exploration!

Wayne Emmerson