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Doors Open Burlington
September 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Doors Open Burlington will showcase the infrastructure and cultural landscapes that shape and define our community. Join us to catch a behind-the-scenes look at cultural and historical sites around Burlington. Explore our great city and discover the stories of Burlington.
On September 10, 2022, from 10am to 4pm, we invite you to explore Burlington. See the list of FREE virtual and in-person experiences at participating venues below.
BURLINGTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE – IN-PERSON
440 Locust Street
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, a state-of-the-art, LEED Gold Certified facility designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, opened in September 2011. BPAC, the focal point for performing arts activity in Burlington, includes a 700-seat Main Stage, a 165-seat Community Studio Theatre, spacious Family Lobby and an outdoor Plaza. BPAC is a presenter, an educator, a rental facility and a community hub. Enjoy entertainment in the lobby throughout the day.
BURLINGTON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL – VIRTUAL
Celebrating 100 years! It was not until 1906 that plans were made for high school education in Burlington. At that time high tuition and travelling expenses meant that many Burlington students left school at the end of Grade 8. Learn about the evolution of Burlington Central High School here: bch.hdsb.ca/bchs-100th/history
BURLINGTON MASONIC CENTRE – IN-PERSON
459 Brant Street
The Burlington Masonic Centre has been the home to Freemasons and the Order of the Eastern Star since the 1860’s, and several of Burlington’s mayors have served as Master of their lodges throughout the ages. Attendees can visit inside a Masonic Lodge room, learn about the history of the world’s largest Fraternal organization and ask questions during guided tours.
BURLINGTON TEEN TOUR BAND – VIRTUAL
Since its humble beginnings in 1947, the Burlington Teen Tour Band has grown into Canada’s oldest and largest youth marching band. They have had the honour and privilege to represent Burlington, Ontario, and Canada around the world. Virtual content available on September 10th on museumsofburlington.ca, and doorsopenontario.on.ca
FREEMAN STATION – IN-PERSON
1285 Fairview Street
The Burlington Grand Trunk Railway Station, more commonly known as Freeman Station, was built in 1906 to replace the original two-storey station, which burnt down in 1904. Until it closed in 1988, Freeman Station was still transporting passengers and freight. Now a museum, it was restored and is managed by community volunteers, the Friends of Freeman Station.
HOLY ROSARY PARISH – VIRTUAL
Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Parish is marking its 75th Anniversary in 2022. The parish was created in 1947 to serve the growing community of Aldershot, and continues to this day as a vibrant centre of worship, welcome, community, and outreach. Virtual content available on September 10th on museumsofburlington.ca, and doorsopenontario.on.ca
ST. PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN – IN-PERSON
2600 Headon Forest Drive
A warm welcome awaits you at St. Paul’s, celebrating 200 years of worship and service. St. Paul’s is one of the oldest congregations in the Burlington area; the first congregation at St. Paul’s started to meet in 1819. Today St Paul’s is an active church community with weekly worship services and several bible study and other groups.
THEATRE BURLINGTON – IN-PERSON
2311 New Street
Since 1952, Theatre Burlington has been creating award-winning theatre. The playbill consists of three major full-length productions and a children’s play each season. Visit and see how they create the magic of live theatre. Tour the costume rooms and get a sneak peak at the first production of the 2022-23 season.