(Press release from the City of Ottawa.)
This weekend, June 6 and 7, explore your city during Doors Open Ottawa.
This event offers an opportunity to discover the secrets that lay hidden inside many of Ottawa’s finest buildings, from Carp to Cumberland. Visitors will have free access to a total of 129 buildings, including 22 new additions to this year’s roster.
New additions include the Rideau Club, which will unlock 150 years of history and tradition, the Canadian Blood Services Processing Plant, the newly renovated Festival House, which houses the RBC Bluesfest, and the Advanced Research Complex at the University of Ottawa.
Stittsville buildings include the Sterling Howie Firehall on Stittsville Main Street (Saturday only) and the Goulbourn Museum (Saturday and Sunday).
The complete list of buildings celebrates the city’s culturally, historically and functionally significant buildings, offering a mix of modern and heritage architecture, municipal facilities, government buildings, private businesses, artists’ studios, places of worship, and embassies and high commissions of countries across the globe.
You can find tools to help map out your route as you prepare to join the 75,000 people expected to attend. A guide to participating buildings is available at all Bridgehead coffee locations or online at ottawa.ca/doorsopen.
The guide also includes information about the free OC Transpo shuttle bus, sponsored by the Ottawa Citizen. More than 50 participating downtown buildings are easily accessible from the shuttle loop, making it a convenient and efficient way to explore participating buildings.
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