Doors Open Ottawa – Explore Ottawa’s culture, history, and architecture for FREE!
June 3 and 4, 2017
The City of Ottawa is proud to present Doors Open Ottawa, a free annual architectural event that celebrates our community’s built heritage.
During the first full weekend in June, over 150 historically, culturally, and functionally significant buildings will be featured in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday! From Carp to Cumberland, over 80,000 visitors will explore some of the city’s most interesting places, and you’re invited!
Doors Open Ottawa continues to be the second-largest Doors Open architectural event in North America. Since its inception in 2002, over 920,000 visitors have discovered some of the city’s most prestigious buildings including Earnscliffe: Official Residence of the British High Commissioner, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Embassy of the United States, and the Sir John A. Macdonald Building….just to name a few.
Whether you’re a resident or visitor to the nation’s capital, take advantage of the Doors Open Ottawa Shuttle Bus, operating within walking distance of over 50 participating buildings. Or, take the opportunity to enjoy the summer sun and cycle your way around the city on a Doors Open Ottawa bicycle tour. No bike, no problem! Visitors can visit numerous buildings per day by making their way around the downtown core on foot.
In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, pay homage to Ottawa’s history, culture, and stunning architecture on June 3 and 4 during Doors Open Ottawa 2017! It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s the perfect way to discover how Canada’s Capital has become the beautiful city it is today. And don’t forget… Share your #DoorsOpenOttawa experience on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
For disability-related accommodation required to participate fully in this event, please contact us at [email protected](link sends e-mail) or call 3-1-1.
Information – Doors Open Ottawa 2017
- 2017 Building List
- Doors Open Ottawa 2017 Interactive Map
- 2017 Building Guide [ PDF- 1.38 MB ] [ CSV – 130K ]
- For more information: http://ottawa.ca/
CAHP-ACECP Headquarters is on the list!
Andrex House/The National Trust for Canada Headquarters, 190 Bronson Ave. Map (link is external)
A superb example of decorative Queen Anne Revival architecture, the house was built in 1889 for Robert J. Davidson of Davidson Lumber Co. as a wedding gift for his wife. He hired his best craftsmen to install ornate oak walls, doors and ceilings. Today, it is the headquarters of The National Trust for Canada and Andrex Holdings Ltd.