Doors Open Mississauga unlocks local heritage

This September, the 15th annual Doors Open Mississauga unlocks some of the city’s most interesting sites.

An annual program of the Ontario Heritage Trust, Doors Open provides an opportunity to explore our heritage treasures. This year, Doors Open Mississauga spotlights 16 locations in the historic Cooksville & Dundas neighbourhoods. The lineup includes historic churches, a street party, a foodie walking tour and a close-up look at forensic science. Many sites offer special activities, tours and exhibits.

Sites include the Cooksville Community Street Party (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.); Cooksville Library; Cooksville United Church (guided tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.); CSI House at University of Toronto, Mississauga campus; Dixie Presbyterian Church; Dixie Union Chapel; Dundas and Hurontario Foodie Walking Tour (45-minute tours at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.); Erindale Community Hall (90-minute walking tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.); Fire Station 101; Robinson-Adamson House (The Grange); Mississauga Muslim Community Centre; Ontario Centre for Classical Sports (11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.); St. Hilary’s Anglican Church; St. Peter’s Anglican Church (cemetery tours are available noon to 1:30 p.m. while a wedding takes place in the church, although visitors are welcome to watch the ceremony); Sampradaya Dance Centre; and T.L. Kennedy Secondary School.

On September 23, all sites are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Admission is free.

Log on to doorsopenontario.on.ca for more information.

Photo: Dixie Presbyterian Church, 3065 Cawthra Road, Mississauga.

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