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
TRAIN SCHEDULE 10am depart L&PS Station - Return departure11:30am Elgin County Building 12pm depart L&PS Station - Return departure 1:30pm Elgin County Building 2pm depart L&PS Station - Return departure 3:30pm Elgin County Building
RAILWAY CITY TOURISM will be open at 9AM for you to get your train tickets! Contact
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.
Download your Doors Open flyer here to get all the info on times and locations!