Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Please engage with us! On this Doors Open EngageWR page you can ask questions, share memories of Doors Open participating sites, complete the visitor's experience survey or sign up for updates. You can also follow Doors Open Waterloo Region on social media.

www.regionofwaterloo.ca/doorsopen , Facebook @DoorsOpenWR, Twitter @DoorsOpenWR, Instagram @DoorsOpenWR, Flickr

What is Doors Open?

One day + 43 fascinating locations + FREE admission = Doors Open Waterloo Region! Visit first-time sites and past favourites, for their architecture, their heritage, or the interesting things going on. Some have all three!

Doors Open Waterloo Region is part of Doors Open Ontario, a province-wide initiative of the Ontario Heritage Trust to celebrate community heritage and architecture. Doors Open Waterloo Region takes place on September 21, 2019. It is a family friendly event and most sites are open between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The local Doors Open theme for 2019 is 'Water' and will explore our region’s unique and long history with surface and groundwater. Water is life. Water is local. Water circles the globe, a single, closed cycle. It is fundamental. Our past, our present, our future.

At 16 theme sites, explore the ways water is at the centre of our lives. Indigenous water teachings, water treatment and distribution, watershed conservation and management, water research and science, natural areas and recreation, rivers, waste water, flooding and floodplains, water efficiency in buildings, waterpower, bridges…all will be included in this year’s Doors Open. Water-themed talks, walks, displays and activities will help you get your feet wet (sorry – we just had to say it)!


Please engage with us! On this Doors Open EngageWR page you can ask questions, share memories of Doors Open participating sites, complete the visitor's experience survey or sign up for updates. You can also follow Doors Open Waterloo Region on social media.

www.regionofwaterloo.ca/doorsopen , Facebook @DoorsOpenWR, Twitter @DoorsOpenWR, Instagram @DoorsOpenWR, Flickr

What is Doors Open?

One day + 43 fascinating locations + FREE admission = Doors Open Waterloo Region! Visit first-time sites and past favourites, for their architecture, their heritage, or the interesting things going on. Some have all three!

Doors Open Waterloo Region is part of Doors Open Ontario, a province-wide initiative of the Ontario Heritage Trust to celebrate community heritage and architecture. Doors Open Waterloo Region takes place on September 21, 2019. It is a family friendly event and most sites are open between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The local Doors Open theme for 2019 is 'Water' and will explore our region’s unique and long history with surface and groundwater. Water is life. Water is local. Water circles the globe, a single, closed cycle. It is fundamental. Our past, our present, our future.

At 16 theme sites, explore the ways water is at the centre of our lives. Indigenous water teachings, water treatment and distribution, watershed conservation and management, water research and science, natural areas and recreation, rivers, waste water, flooding and floodplains, water efficiency in buildings, waterpower, bridges…all will be included in this year’s Doors Open. Water-themed talks, walks, displays and activities will help you get your feet wet (sorry – we just had to say it)!


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·  Ask a question directly to the Doors Open Coordinators

Here's how the tool works:

·  Ask your question in the box below and click "Submit"

·  Submitted questions are reviewed by the Doors Open Coordinators

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  • So here it is Friday, the day before the event, and we have no IDEA where this "secret" popup concert is. How are we supposed to plan to be in the vicinity for it without wasting time and gas? Why even mention it if you don't want people to know about it or to attend. Seems counter-intuitive for a public event. AND not everyone wants to be on Instagram (or any of the other social media choices one gets to choose from). The web site for the company is not even completed, so no information there. Is this a millenial endeavour? It smacks of poor organization, poor planning and just general lack of responsiblity for adequate follow through.

    expotube asked 2 months ago

    Hello and thanks for your interest in Doors Open.  The pop-up concert is an event within our larger Doors Open Waterloo Region event. Part of the excitement with this type of pop-up concert is the element of surprise.  I understand that those people who have signed up at https://goodcompanyproductions.ca/ will receive notification of the artist on the day of the event.  However, I can tell you that there will be two pop-up concerts on Saturday, one at the Cambridge Carnegie Library (Site 32) at noon, and the other at North (Site 14), also at noon.  Hopefully one or the other will fit into your plans for the day.