Media Advisory - Exciting season of Doors Open Ontario events ahead!



    TORONTO, March 26 /CNW/ - More Doors Open Ontario events are set to take
place in 2008 than ever before. This year, 54 events are happening across the
province between April 26 and October 19. Nine events are new: Barrie,
Brighton and Cramahe Township, Fergus, Gananoque, Loyalist Parkway (Prince
Edward County and Lennox and Addington County), Norfolk County, Oakville, Oil
Heritage District (Lambton County) and Whitby.
    Attached is a Calendar of Events for Doors Open Ontario 2008, listing the
participating communities and dates of events. For more information on these
events, visit www.doorsopenontario.on.ca.
    Doors Open Ontario gives residents and visitors a chance to explore
heritage buildings, architectural showpieces and community landmarks - all
free of charge. As a unique cultural tourism experience that showcases
Ontario's heritage, it also helps to boost the local economy in communities
across the province. Since Doors Open Ontario began in 2002, nearly
2.5 million visits have been made to heritage sites during community events.
    Sponsors of Doors Open Ontario 2008 include: The Globe and Mail, Vale
Inco, the Ministry of Culture, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership
Corporation and all the participating communities. This event has been
financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund - a program of
the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Culture, administered by the
Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.
    Doors Open Ontario is a program of the Ontario Heritage Trust. The Trust
also coordinates Trails Open Ontario, with support from the Government of
Ontario. Information on this year's Trails Open Ontario events will be
available soon at www.heritagetrust.on.ca.

    The Ontario Heritage Trust is an agency of the Government of Ontario
dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's
heritage for present and future generations.

    
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                 Doors Open Ontario 2008 Calendar of Events

    APRIL
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    -  Doors Open Guelph                                    April 26
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    -  Doors Open Norfolk County (NEW)                      April 26-27
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    MAY
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    -  Doors Open Hamilton                                  May 3-4
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    -  Doors Open Chatham-Kent                              May 10
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    -  Doors Open Brockville-Thousand Islands               May 24
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    -  Doors Open Toronto                                   May 24-25
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    -  Doors Open Loyalist Parkway (NEW)                    May 31
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    -  Doors Open Port Hope                                 May 31
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    JUNE
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    -  Doors Open Lanark Highlands                          June 7
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    -  Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville                    June 7
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    -  Doors Open Huronia                                   June 7-8
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    -  Doors Open Ottawa                                    June 7-8
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    -  Doors Open Owen Sound                                June 7-8
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    -  Doors Open Smiths Falls                              June 8
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    -  Doors Open Muskoka                                   June 14
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    -  Doors Open Shelburne                                 June 14
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    -  Doors Open Brighton and Cramahe Township (NEW)       June 21
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    -  Doors Open Fergus (NEW)                              June 28
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    -  Doors Open Kingston                                  June 28
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    JULY
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    -  Doors Open Greater Sudbury                           July 18-19
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    AUGUST
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    -  Doors Open Aurora                                    August 16
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    -  Doors Open Hills of Headwaters                       August 16-17
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    -  Doors Open Markham                                   August 23-24
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    SEPTEMBER
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    -  Doors Open Cornwall-Seaway Valley                    September 6-7
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    -  Doors Open Oxford                                    September 6-7
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    -  Doors Open Kawartha Lakes                            September 7
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    -  Doors Open Kenora                                    September 12-13
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    -  Doors Open Haldimand County                          September 13
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    -  Doors Open Thunder Bay                               September 13
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    -  Doors Open Timmins                                   September 13
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    -  Doors Open Whitby (NEW)                              September 13
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    -  Doors Open Belleville and District                   September 13-14
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    -  Doors Open King Township                             September 20
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    -  Doors Open Newmarket                                 September 20
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    -  Doors Open Oil Heritage District (NEW)               September 20
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    -  Doors Open Waterloo Region                           September 20
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    -  Doors Open London                                    September 20-21
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    -  Doors Open Oshawa                                    September 20-21
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    -  Doors Open Brant                                     September 27
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    -  Doors Open Carleton Place                            September 27
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    -  Doors Open Mississauga-Meadowvale                    September 27
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    -  Doors Open Mississippi Mills                         September 27
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    -  Doors Open Stratford, North Perth and Perth County   September 27
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    -  Doors Open Meaford                                   September 27-28
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    -  Doors Open Oakville (NEW)                            September 27-28
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    -  Doors Open Barrie (NEW)                              September 28
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    -  Doors Open Windsor                                   September 28
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    OCTOBER
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    -  Doors Open Peterborough                              October 4
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    -  Doors Open Port Perry-Lake Scugog                    October 4
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    -  Doors Open Collingwood                               October 4-5
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    -  Doors Open Gananoque (NEW)                           October 4-5
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    -  Doors Open Port Stanley-Sparta                       October 18
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    -  Doors Open Huron                                     October 18-19
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    -  Doors Open Niagara (New York and Ontario)            October 18-19
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For further information:

For further information: Catrina Colme, Marketing and Communications
Coordinator, Ontario Heritage Trust, Telephone: (416) 325-5074, E-mail:
catrina.colme@heritagetrust.on.ca


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