Sep 19, 2011
On October 1, 37 Mississauga establishments open their doors for the 8th annual
Doors Open event including the third and newest Museums of Mississauga site, Leslie Log House,
to give visitors a hands-on view of life in the 1800s.
"We are thrilled to have Leslie Log House as part of Doors Open this year," said
Annemarie Hagan, manager, museums, City of Mississauga. "Leslie Log House represents a
piece of our City's past that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages."
Hagan explained: The Leslie Log House is one of the oldest and best preserved log homes
remaining in all of Ontario and is an excellent example of the early pioneering and
agricultural history of southern Ontario in the early nineteenth century. Unlike the City's
other two museums both located in the south end of the City, Leslie Log House is located on
Mississauga Road at Highway 403 on a site that was once an apple orchard.
Doors Open Mississauga: Tour of Leslie Log House
The activities will be hosted by the Streetsville Historical Society, the City's partners at
Leslie Log House. The day will have an apple theme, which will be woven into the children's
crafts and refreshments. Visitors will also have access to the Streetsville Historical
Society's vast collection.
Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Leslie Log House
4415 Mississauga Road (South of Eglinton Ave.)
About Doors Open
Throughout the province, there is a growing pride in our heritage. Communities boast of their
commercial buildings, courthouses, places of worship, gardens, natural heritage and other
heritage sites. From April to October each year, communities across Ontario open the doors to
some of our most intriguing and charming sites. Admission is free. Doors Open Mississauga is
presented by participating sites with the support of the City of Mississauga's Culture Division
in association with the province wide Doors Open program, part of the Ontario Heritage Trust
and Heritage Mississauga.
For More Information
Contact Paola Poletto, Arts Supervisor, Culture Division, City of Mississauga, 905-615-3200 x
4063 or email@example.com. To view a complete list of all 37 participating
sites and to download a free event guide and kids' activity pack, visit www.mississauga.ca/doorsopen.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses,
including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices.
A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in
the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by
focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money,
maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053