Doors Open Windsor will return this weekend to give people an inside look at the city’s “cultural and heritage wonders.”
The free event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Doors Open Ontario, an Ontario Heritage Trust program, is meant to educate people about local history and conservation by giving them rare behind-the-scenes access to cultural and heritage sites.
There will be 31 sites on the Doors Open Windsor itinerary, with a mix of indoor and outdoor experiences.
The sites include the newly restored Walker Power Building, originally completed in 1911 for Hiram Walker; the Old Walkerville Theatre designed by C. Howard Crane, one of the major architects for Fox movie theatres; and the John Muir Branch of the Windsor Public Library, originally a fire hall built in 1921.
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There will also be a Walkerville Walking Tour, guided by St. Clair College Architectural Technology students, focussed on homes and other unique features of the area.
Another highlight will be the J.P. Wiser’s Experience at Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. This will include a 45-minute tour of the facility, which produces 45 million litres of alcohol a year. Visitors must be at least 19 years old and wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes.
For a full list of sites and other details, go to the Doors Open Ontario website.