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



    TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - More than half of this year's Doors Open Ontario
events are happening in September and October. Take this opportunity to
explore the province and visit heritage buildings, architectural showpieces
and community landmarks - all free of charge.
    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 showcase local heritage while
attracting visitors to a unique cultural tourism experience that boosts the
local economy. To date, over two million visits have been made to heritage
sites during Doors Open Ontario events.

    
    Upcoming Doors Open Ontario events:

    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 more information on these events, visit www.doorsopenontario.on.ca.

    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.

    
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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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