from the Guelph Arts Council website
On Saturday, April 30, 2011, Guelph residents and visitors will have the opportunity to once again participate in the annual celebration of the City's history and architectural heritage. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., some of Guelph's finest buildings, many of which are not normally open to the public, will open their doors for free public tours. Guided tours will be available at each site, led by knowledgeable tour guides who will talk about the site's history and important architectural features. Guides will also pass on some of the interesting stories associated with each site.
A joint undertaking of Guelph Arts Council, Heritage Guelph and City of Guelph Tourism Services, Doors Open Guelph 2011 is again partnering with the Guelph Hiking Club which is offering its second year for a Trails Open hike to coincide with Doors Open. The Guelph event is also part of Doors Open Ontario, an Ontario Heritage Trust province-wide initiative to celebrate community heritage. Once again, the Guelph event has the distinction of launching the Ontario Doors Open season, among the first of more than 50 such events across the province.
For more information about sites and tours and some tips on how best to plan and enjoy the day, pick up the Doors Open Guelph 2011 brochure or visit the Doors Open Guelph website at www.guelpharts.ca/doorsopenguelph; or contact Guelph Arts Council by telephone at (519) 836-3280, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. This year, visitors can also follow the event @doorsopenguelph on Twitter - on April 30, our coordinators will be tweeting about the various line-ups, so that visitors can make best use of their visiting time.
Doors Open Guelph Media Sponsor: Guelph Mercury
Doors Open Guelph Partners: Ontario Heritage Trust, Doors Open Ontario, City of Guelph, Victoria Wood (Arkell) Ltd., Downtown Guelph, Old Quebec Street, Barking Dog Studios, Grinham Architect, Mach One Communications
Information Links for Doors Open 2011
Brochure for Doors Open Guelph 2011
Site Information 2011
Site Gallery 2011