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Doors Open 2017 2017-09-11T09:56:55+00:00

About Doors Open

Launched in 2002, Doors Open is an Ontario Heritage Trust program with the goal of providing “special” access to art, cultural and heritage sites. All events are free and sites include historical houses, modern marvels of construction, natural spaces, infrastructure and cultural centres that shape and define our communities.

Doors Open Mississauga shines a spotlight on 16 locations in the Cooksville & Dundas neighbourhoods. Rich in history, Cooksville was home to Canada’s first commercial winery, the centre of politics in Toronto Township and the nation’s biggest brick and tile business in the 1940’s. Now, it is a cosmopolitan global neighbourhood with dozens of restaurants, bars and shops representing countries from around the world.

All sites are open from 10 am to 4 pm unless otherwise noted

About Doors Open

Launched in 2002, Doors Open is an Ontario Heritage Trust program with the goal of providing “special” access to art, cultural and heritage sites. All events are free and sites include historical houses, modern marvels of construction, natural spaces, infrastructure and cultural centres that shape and define our communities.

Doors Open Mississauga shines a spotlight on 16 locations in the Cooksville & Dundas neighbourhoods. Rich in history, Cooksville was home to Canada’s first commercial winery, the centre of politics in Toronto Township and the nation’s biggest brick and tile business in the 1940’s. Now, it is a cosmopolitan global neighbourhood with dozens of restaurants, bars and shops representing countries from around the world.

All sites are open from 10 am to 4 pm unless otherwise noted

Locations from A to D

Cooksville Community Street Party

Cooksville Community Street Party

Address: Along Cook St. from Dundas St. to Agnes St.
Phone: 905-615-4855 ext 2836
Hours: 11am-3pm

Cooksville’s having a party and you’re invited! Free activities for the whole family including storytelling, face painting and puppet shows. Cooksville’s Got Talent starts at 1pm. Share your own story about Cooksville as part of the “Story of M” project. Watch a live “Paint Your Passion” class taught by professional artist Khaula Mazhar or join in your own class by registering onsite. Sponsored by TD and theMississauga Art Council.

Rain location: T.L. Kennedy Secondary School.

Cooksville Library

Cooksville Library

Address: 3024 Hurontario St. Suite 212
Phone: 905-615-4855

Find out about “English Conversation Circles” and the Older Adult Social Club by dropping in to this open house. Don’t miss the photo gallery documenting the history of the Cooksville neighbourhood.

Cooksville United Church

Cooksville United Church

Address: 2500 Mimosa Row
Phone: 905-277-2338
Guided Tours: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

Although the church is typical of architecture from the 1960’s, this history goes back to 1821 before the Methodists became part of the United Church of Canada. Join a guided tour to discover more about Cooksville’s neighbourhood church. Carla Cassanova and band performs at 11 am and 12:30 pm.

CSI House at U of T Mississauga

CSI House at U of T Mississauga

Address: 3359 Mississauga Rd.

Meet at Instructional Building (close to room IB 120)
Free parking ONLY in Lot 9

Guaranteed to be the most visited site at Doors Open Mississauga this year! Forensic science demonstrations will take place in the CSI house, including fingerprint and footprint identification, application of alternate light sources and blood splatter analysis. Participants will have the opportunity to observe and participate in each of the demonstrations lasting approximately 5-7 minutes for a total tour of 30 minutes. Enter Outer Circle Rd. at Harkiss Rd. and look for signs on the left.

Dixie Presbyterian Church

Dixie Presbyterian Church

Address: 3065 Cawthra Rd.
Phone: 905-277-1620

Built in 1910 on the corner of Cawthra and Dundas, this church demonstrates Edwardian Classicism with its’ Gothic styled windows and three story tower. Stop by and visit a piece of Mississauga’s history.

Dixie Union Chapel

Dixie Union Chapel

Address: 707 Dundas St. E.

Why is it called Dixie? The Dixie Union Chapel is a rare surviving example of a “union” chapel from the settlement period of Upper Canada. It was built in 1837 through the efforts of early settlers of Toronto Township to provide a place of worship for multi-denominations. Members of the Friends of the Dixie Union Chapel will be on hand to tell about the history of the Chapel and early settlers.

Dundas and Hurontario Foodie Walking Tour

Dundas and Hurontario Foodie Walking Tour

Address: 3024 Hurontario St. (meet in the lobby)
Phone: 905-615-3200 ext 5355
45 Minute Walking Tours: 11 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm

Can you say, Yum? Discover this up and coming foodie haven with a personal culinary guide. Cooksville is home to food from around the world – from Japanese to Jamaican and everything in between. An experience that will make you re-consider what you know about Cooksville! Visit some of the top restaurants in Cooksville as chosen by popular blog insauga.com.

Charlie’s Caribbean Cuisine – 3055 Hurontario St.
Las Delicias – 59 Dundas St.W.
Pho Queen City – 3085 Hurontario St. #13

*Restaurant visits subject to change without notice

Locations from A to D

Cooksville Community Street Party

Address: Along Cook St. from Dundas St. to Agnes St.
Phone: 905-615-4855 ext 2836
Hours: 11am-3pm

Cooksville’s having a party and you’re invited! Free activities for the whole family including storytelling, face painting and puppet shows. Cooksville’s Got Talent starts at 1pm. Share your own story about Cooksville as part of the “Story of M” project. Watch a live “Paint Your Passion” class taught by professional artist Khaula Mazhar or join in your own class by registering onsite. Sponsored by TD and theMississauga Art Council.

Rain location: T.L. Kennedy Secondary School.

Cooksville Library

Address: 3024 Hurontario St. Suite 212
Phone: 905-615-4855

Find out about “English Conversation Circles” and the Older Adult Social Club by dropping in to this open house. Don’t miss the photo gallery documenting the history of the Cooksville neighbourhood.

Cooksville United Church

Address: 2500 Mimosa Row
Phone: 905-277-2338
Guided Tours: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

Although the church is typical of architecture from the 1960’s, this history goes back to 1821 before the Methodists became part of the United Church of Canada. Join a guided tour to discover more about Cooksville’s neighbourhood church. Carla Cassanova and band performs at 11 am and 12:30 pm.

CSI House at U of T Mississauga

Address: 3359 Mississauga Rd.

Meet at Instructional Building (close to room IB 120)
Free parking ONLY in Lot 9

Guaranteed to be the most visited site at Doors Open Mississauga this year! Forensic science demonstrations will take place in the CSI house, including fingerprint and footprint identification, application of alternate light sources and blood splatter analysis. Participants will have the opportunity to observe and participate in each of the demonstrations lasting approximately 5-7 minutes for a total tour of 30 minutes. Enter Outer Circle Rd. at Harkiss Rd. and look for signs on the left.

Dixie Presbyterian Church

Address: 3065 Cawthra Rd.
Phone: 905-277-1620

Built in 1910 on the corner of Cawthra and Dundas, this church demonstrates Edwardian Classicism with its’ Gothic styled windows and three story tower. Stop by and visit a piece of Mississauga’s history.

Dixie Union Chapel

Address: 707 Dundas St. E.

Why is it called Dixie? The Dixie Union Chapel is a rare surviving example of a “union” chapel from the settlement period of Upper Canada. It was built in 1837 through the efforts of early settlers of Toronto Township to provide a place of worship for multi-denominations. Members of the Friends of the Dixie Union Chapel will be on hand to tell about the history of the Chapel and early settlers.

Dundas and Hurontario Foodie Walking Tour

Address: 3024 Hurontario St. (meet in the lobby)
Phone: 905-615-3200 ext 5355
45 Minute Walking Tours: 11 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm

Can you say, Yum? Discover this up and coming foodie haven with a personal culinary guide. Cooksville is home to food from around the world – from Japanese to Jamaican and everything in between. An experience that will make you re-consider what you know about Cooksville! Visit some of the top restaurants in Cooksville as chosen by popular blog insauga.com.

Charlie’s Caribbean Cuisine – 3055 Hurontario St.
Las Delicias – 59 Dundas St.W.
Pho Queen City – 3085 Hurontario St. #13

*Restaurant visits subject to change without notice

Locations from E to M

Erindale Community Hall

Address: 1620 Dundas St. W.
Phone: 905-615-3200 ext 5355
90 Minute Walking Tours: 11 am and 2 pm

Travel back in time with heritage enthusiast, Richard Collins on a walking tour that brings to life the historic village once located at the Credit River and Dundas Street. Erindale Community Hall was opened in 1928 after the previous hall was destroyed by fire in 1919. The open house will highlight creative classes and camps offered by the City of Mississauga and visual story telling by the Museums’s of Mississauga.

Fire Headquarters, Fire Station 101

Address: 15 Fairview Rd. W.

Take a sneak peek into the life of a firefighter at Fire Headquarters, Station 101. Tour a fire truck, learn how crews use specialized equipment to save residents from fires, car crashes, water emergencies and more. Mississauga firefighters handle much more than fires. Is a career in the fire service for you? Learn why it might be during Doors Open Mississauga.

Heritage Mississauga – Robinson-Adamson House “The Grange”

Address: 1921 Dundas St. W.
Phone: 905-828-8411 ext 0

Celebrate “the Dundas” with Heritage Mississauga and discover the road that has an amazing story to tell. First surveyed in the 1790s, by the Queen’s Rangers as a military road, Dundas St. became a very important artery for the first settlers who came to shape what would become the city of Mississauga. Visit The Grange and trace the route of the “Governors Road” through historic Mississauga through our collection of images, paintings and sketches. Visitors will also have the chance to tour the historic 1828 building, discover something new in our Resource Centre and engage with Heritage Mississauga staff and volunteers.

Mississauga Muslim Community Centre (MMCC)

Address: 2505 Dixie Rd.
Phone: 905-889-7347

Explore and learn about the mosque with activities for the whole family. Interactive tours every 15 minutes. View an Islamic presentation about the history and traditions of Islam and Muslims in Canada, see an Islamic movie and an inspiring Islamic poster exhibition, enjoy tasty refreshments and take home a free gift.

Locations from E to M

Erindale Community Hall

Address: 1620 Dundas St. W.
Phone: 905-615-3200 ext 5355
90 Minute Walking Tours: 11 am and 2 pm

Travel back in time with heritage enthusiast, Richard Collins on a walking tour that brings to life the historic village once located at the Credit River and Dundas Street. Erindale Community Hall was opened in 1928 after the previous hall was destroyed by fire in 1919. The open house will highlight creative classes and camps offered by the City of Mississauga and visual story telling by the Museums’s of Mississauga.

Fire Headquarters, Fire Station 101

Address: 15 Fairview Rd. W.

Take a sneak peek into the life of a firefighter at Fire Headquarters, Station 101. Tour a fire truck, learn how crews use specialized equipment to save residents from fires, car crashes, water emergencies and more. Mississauga firefighters handle much more than fires. Is a career in the fire service for you? Learn why it might be during Doors Open Mississauga.

Heritage Mississauga – Robinson-Adamson House “The Grange”

Address: 1921 Dundas St. W.
Phone: 905-828-8411 ext 0

Celebrate “the Dundas” with Heritage Mississauga and discover the road that has an amazing story to tell. First surveyed in the 1790s, by the Queen’s Rangers as a military road, Dundas St. became a very important artery for the first settlers who came to shape what would become the city of Mississauga. Visit The Grange and trace the route of the “Governors Road” through historic Mississauga through our collection of images, paintings and sketches. Visitors will also have the chance to tour the historic 1828 building, discover something new in our Resource Centre and engage with Heritage Mississauga staff and volunteers.

Mississauga Muslim Community Centre (MMCC)

Address: 2505 Dixie Rd.
Phone: 905-889-7347

Explore and learn about the mosque with activities for the whole family. Interactive tours every 15 minutes. View an Islamic presentation about the history and traditions of Islam and Muslims in Canada, see an Islamic movie and an inspiring Islamic poster exhibition, enjoy tasty refreshments and take home a free gift.

Locations from N to Z

Ontario Centre for Classical Sports

Address: 3750B Laird Road, Unit 14
Phone: 905-820-5151
Guided Tours: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

The indoor archery range is the largest dedicated indoor archery range in the Greater Toronto Area. The sprung hardwood sports floor was specifically designed for fencing, making this facility one of the best in Ontario. Drop by to watch fencing programs for youth and adults between 10 am and 4 pm (break from 12:30-1 pm).

St. Hilary’s Anglican Church

Address: 2055 Hurontario St.
Phone: 905-279-2304

St. Hilary’s has a lot to be proud of in its’ 62 year history. Visit the award winning flower beds. Check out the stained glass windows designed by Canadian sculptor, Robert McElcheran. Jungleman Sam Morton performs at 11am and 12:30 pm.

St. Peter’s Anglican Church

Address: 3041 Mississauga Rd.
Phone: 905-828-2095

Volunteers will guide visitors through this Gothic Revival church that dates back to 1887. Kids will love to ring the church bell and explore the unique Casavant organs. Cemetery tours available from noon to 1:30 pm.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no tours from noon to 1:30 pm while a wedding takes place; visitors are welcome to quietly watch the ceremony.

Sampradaya Dance Centre

Address: 3250 Ridgeway Drive, Units 4 & 5
Phone: 905-607-8434

The Sampradaya Dance Centre boasts a multi-purpose theatre space fully equipped with lighting and sound. It is home to the Sampradaya Dance Academy (training institution) and Sampradaya Dance Creations (a professional dance company) both rooted in the dance tradition of Bharatanatyam, an Indian classical dance form. Mississauga Writers Group will be onsite from 2 pm – 4pm reading from their anthology they put together for Canada 150.

TL Kennedy Secondary School

Address: 3100 Hurontario St.
Phone: 905-279-6540

T. L. Kennedy Secondary School was erected in honour of the Premier of Ontario, Thomas Laird Kennedy. The school first opened its doors to approximately 450 students in September 1953. Learn about the history of the school and participate in fun family activities.

Locations from N to Z

Ontario Centre for Classical Sports

Address: 3750B Laird Road, Unit 14
Phone: 905-820-5151
Guided Tours: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

The indoor archery range is the largest dedicated indoor archery range in the Greater Toronto Area. The sprung hardwood sports floor was specifically designed for fencing, making this facility one of the best in Ontario. Drop by to watch fencing programs for youth and adults between 10 am and 4 pm (break from 12:30-1 pm).

St. Hilary’s Anglican Church

Address: 2055 Hurontario St.
Phone: 905-279-2304

St. Hilary’s has a lot to be proud of in its’ 62 year history. Visit the award winning flower beds. Check out the stained glass windows designed by Canadian sculptor, Robert McElcheran. Jungleman Sam Morton performs at 11am and 12:30 pm.

St. Peter’s Anglican Church

Address: 3041 Mississauga Rd.
Phone: 905-828-2095

Volunteers will guide visitors through this Gothic Revival church that dates back to 1887. Kids will love to ring the church bell and explore the unique Casavant organs. Cemetery tours available from noon to 1:30 pm.

PLEASE NOTE: There are no tours from noon to 1:30 pm while a wedding takes place; visitors are welcome to quietly watch the ceremony.

Sampradaya Dance Centre

Address: 3250 Ridgeway Drive, Units 4 & 5
Phone: 905-607-8434

The Sampradaya Dance Centre boasts a multi-purpose theatre space fully equipped with lighting and sound. It is home to the Sampradaya Dance Academy (training institution) and Sampradaya Dance Creations (a professional dance company) both rooted in the dance tradition of Bharatanatyam, an Indian classical dance form. Mississauga Writers Group will be onsite from 2 pm – 4pm reading from their anthology they put together for Canada 150.

TL Kennedy Secondary School

Address: 3100 Hurontario St.
Phone: 905-279-6540

T. L. Kennedy Secondary School was erected in honour of the Premier of Ontario, Thomas Laird Kennedy. The school first opened its doors to approximately 450 students in September 1953. Learn about the history of the school and participate in fun family activities.

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