Media Advisory - Many Doors Open Ontario events still to come!

TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - With over half of this year's Doors Open Ontario events taking place in September and October, visitors will have the chance to enjoy many of the province's unique heritage sites throughout the fall season.

The theme for 2010 is Our changing landscape. Participating communities are demonstrating how their built and natural environments have evolved over time, while reflecting on how these changes impact their identity.

The architectural showpieces, community landmarks and natural landscapes that define Ontario's communities are waiting to be explored - all free of charge.

Upcoming Doors Open Ontario events:

SEPTEMBER

  • Georgina (NEW)
September 11
  • Mississippi Mills
September 11
  • Thunder Bay
September 11
  • Timmins
September 11
  • Cornwall-Seaway Valley
September 11-12
  • Meaford
September 11-12
  • Kawartha Lakes
September 12
  • Ajax (NEW)
September 18
  • Greater Sudbury
September 18
  • Haldimand County
September 18
  • Mississauga
September 18
  • Newmarket
September 18
  • Pembroke (NEW)
September 18
  • Waterloo Region
September 18
  • London
September 18-19
  • South Bruce Peninsula (NEW)
September 18-19
  • Barrie
September 19
  • Brant
September 25
  • Peterborough
September 25
  • Walkerton and District
September 25
  • Oakville
September 25-26
  • Oshawa
September 25-26
  • Seaforth and District
September 25-26
  • Windsor
September 26
OCTOBER  
  • Port Stanley-Sparta
October 2
  • Gananoque
October 2-3
  • St. Thomas
October 2-3
  • Vaughan
October 2-3
  • Kincardine
October 16-17
  • Niagara (Ontario and Western New York)
October 16-17
  • Huron County
October 23-24

For more information on these events, visit href="http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca">www.doorsopenontario.on.ca.

Sponsors of Doors Open Ontario 2010 include: The Globe and Mail, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation and all the participating communities.

Doors Open Ontario was launched in 2002 by the Ontario Heritage Trust, an agency of the Government of Ontario dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario's heritage for present and future generations. Through the program, communities are able to showcase local heritage, while attracting visitors to a unique cultural tourism experience that boosts the local economy. To date, over three million visits have been made to heritage sites during Doors Open Ontario events.

SOURCE Ontario Heritage Trust

For further information: For further information:

Liane Nowosielski
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Ontario Heritage Trust
Telephone: 416-325-5032
Email: liane.nowosielski@heritagetrust.on.ca

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