Doors Open Burlington

This weekend, take a peak inside the doors of some of the most unique and fascinating buildings here in Burlington, at Doors Open Burlington.

Perhaps you’ve always wondered about some of the intriguing buildings you walk or drive past, but have never had the chance to step inside.


Gingerbread House Gardens

Doors Open Burlington provides an exciting opportunity to celebrate and explore Burlington’s rich heritage. Immerse yourself in the local culture on this free tour around the city.

There are 8 intriguing sites to visit in downtown Burlington:

  • Gingerbread House Gardens – 1375 Ontario Street
  • Masonic Lodge – 459 Brant Street
  • Freeman Station Display – 426 Brant Street
  • Heritage Burlington Walking Tours – 426 Brant Street
  • St. Luke’s Anglican Church – 1371 Elgin Street
  • Unveiling of the Battle of Lake Ontario Interpretive Panel – Spencer Smith Park, 1400 Lakeshore Road
  • Burlington Art Centre – 1333 Lakeshore Road
  • Joseph Brant Museum – 1240 North Shore Blvd E.

St. Luke’s Anglican Church

Five historic sites await you in North Burlington:

  • Lowville School House – 6207 Guelph Line
  • Thinkspot in the Walt Rickli Sculpture Garden – 2 Lowville Park Road
  • Kilbride Fire Hall – 2241 Kilbride Street
  • Lowville United Church – 5800 Guelph Line
  • Nelson United Church – 2437 Dundas Street West

Be a tourist in your city! You’ll be sure to hear some fascinating stories along the way, stories that tell how our city came to be.


Joseph Brant Museum

Many of these sites are normally closed to the public or charge an admission fee, but Doors Open Burlington gives you the chance to step inside for free on September 28, from 10am – 4pm.

Spend the day immersed in history, culture and fun. You don’t want to miss this once-per-year event!


For more information about Doors Open Burlington, visit their website and follow @DOBurlington on Twitter.

About the Author Teresa Baerg

Teresa Baerg is a writer, editor and self-confessed word-nerd who loves telling a good story. She is proud to call Burlington home for over a decade. She is passionate about her family, sunshine and palm trees, growing veggies, running and cycling, good books, good food and good coffee. And football. Twitter: @teresabaerg Instagram: @teresabaerg Website: