Oshawa swings its historical and cultural ‘Doors Open’ Saturday


Published May 1, 2023 at 10:47 am

McLaughlin Bandshell

Doors Open Ontario comes to Oshawa this weekend with free admission to more than a dozen museums and other attractions as the doors to history open up for residents and visitors alike.

The annual provincial initiative invites people to celebrate the architecture, history and culture of cities, with this year’s theme the exploration of Ontario’s food traditions and history of food production, as well as the spaces that shape and define our culinary heritage.

The City of Oshawa invites the community to celebrate Doors Open May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by visiting its unique buildings and sites across the city – many of which do not offer public visits or tours – and to check out local restaurants at the same time.

“Doors Open Oshawa is a fabulous way to experience the history and culture of our great city,” said Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter. “I encourage everyone to take part in this truly unique event and explore our rich architectural and culturally significant buildings.”

This year’s in-person sites include:

  • Alexandra’s Bounty Garden (new)
  • Biltmore Theatre
  • Camp X / Intrepid Park
  • Canadian Automotive Museum
  • Charles Hall (new)
  • City of Oshawa Greenhouse (new)
  • Colonel R. S. McLaughlin Armoury (new)
  • Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority, Oshawa Location (new)
  • Heritage Hall, Purple Woods Conservation Area (new)
  • Islamic Centre of Oshawa
  • McLaughlin Bandshell (featuring a performance by the Oshawa Civic Band at 11:30 a.m.)
  • Oshawa Museum, Henry House
  • Oshawa Public Libraries, McLaughlin Branch
  • Ontario Regiment Museum
  • Regent Theatre
  • Robert McLaughlin Gallery
  • Simcoe Street United Church

Caanadian Automotive Museum

“Doors Open Oshawa is one of the city’s more popular events enjoyed each year by our residents,” said Councillor Tito-Dante Marimpietri, Chair of Economic and Development Services. “It is a tremendous honour to join communities across the province for this Ontario-wide prestigious event. We are proud to open our doors on May 6 to some of Oshawa’s premier attractions.”

Visit Oshawa.ca/DoorsOpen and DoorsOpenOntario.on.ca/pages/events/oshawa to find out more.


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