St. Thomas – Every year from May to October, communities across the province open the doors to hundreds of historical buildings, places of worship, museums, private homes, heritage gardens and other interesting venues. Many of the participating sites offer special activities, such as tours, exhibitions and demonstrations – all free of charge!
St. Thomas’ Doors Open is coming up Saturday October 18th from 10am-4pm and will feature some unique items on the menu, including free train rides! The train runs from the L&PS Station at 605 Talbot Street to the Elgin County building at 450 Sunset Drive, where people have an hour layover to explore the Elgin County Museum and Elgin County Archives. A ‘Railway Walking Tour’ is also available integrating sites along the L&PS Corridor and CASO trail and downtown St. Thomas.
- Doors Open Ontario 2014 features hundreds of communities participating in 49 events across the province.
- Nine out of 10 Ontarians live in a community that has hosted a Doors Open Ontario event.
- In total, over 5 million visits have been made to 5,150 Doors Open Ontario sites since the program’s launch in 2002.
- Visitors to Doors Open Ontario events have spent over $45 million to support local economies.
St. Thomas Sites
- L&PS Station, home of Railway City Tourism, 605 Talbot Street
- BX Tower, Moore and Centre Street
- CASO Station, 750 Talbot Street
- Elgin County Railway Museum, 225 Wellington Street
- Central United Church, 135 Wellington Street
- Romantic Designs Artist Studio, 120 Wellington Street
- Princess Ave Playhouse, 40 Princess Ave
- St. Thomas City Hall, 545 Talbot Street
- Rogers TV, 535 Talbot Street
- Railway City Brewing, 130 Edward Street
- Dowler-Karn Museum, 43841 Talbot Line
- Elgin County Museum and Archives, 450 Sunset Drive
For more information about Doors Open Ontario 2014, contact Megan Pickersgill at 519-631-1680 ext 4132 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.doorsopenontario.on.ca or www.railwaycitytourism.com for detailed event information, highlights and site details.
Doors Open Ontario is a program of the Ontario Heritage Trust, with funding support from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation and TD Bank Group.
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Tourism Coordinator | St. Thomas EDC