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Doors Open Guelph set for this weekend

Doors Open After Dark at the Guelph Museum part of this year's event
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The Petrie Building was part of last year's Doors Open Guelph. Kenneth Armstrong/GuelphToday file photo

Doors Open Guelph is all set to go this weekend.

The Ontario Heritage Trust's annual event takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. as people get the chance to tour some of Guelph's finest buildings and creative spaces.

"This free community event is a day-long celebration of Guelph’s finest buildings, creative spaces as well as artistically and architecturally relevant sites - and this year’s event is set to be its best yet," said organizers in a press release.

This year, attendees can experience and explore:

  • Doors Open After Dark: Launching the Doors Open Guelph weekend, and Doors Open Ontario season, Guelph Museums’ Doors Open After Dark evening event will take place on Friday, April 26 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and celebrate the intersection of history and art in the city.
  • Gow’s Bridge: This 1897 architectural delight is one of only 10 stone bridges remaining in Ontario. Guelph-based theatre artist Jay Wilson will be on hand to share engaging readings of scandalous stories from this bridge’s history within the local community. 
  • Marcolongo Heritage Farm: Settled in 1833, this was one of the first farms established in Puslinch Township. Guests can view the historical property and its beautiful vistas while learning about the farm’s current uses.
  • Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation - Bicycle Tour: Travel around the city in style for this year’s event and join the Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation as it conducts guided bicycle tours of select Doors Open Guelph sites.
  • Spring Mill Distillery: This mysterious limestone building was built as Allan’s Distillery, an addition to their grist mill. In 1876, the complex became the A.R. Woodyatt Company, which made lawn mowers and hardware. Over the years, several large manufacturers have used the buildings, now extensively restored as a restaurant and distillery.

More info can be found online.