Doors Open is a playground for the curious. It’s taking place in Mississauga this weekend on Saturday, September 26. If you have ever wanted to explore churches that you are not a member of, museums that you don’t spend enough time in or galleries that you keep meaning to check out, this day was designed for you.
“Now in its twelfth year, Doors Open allows you to explore the city like a tourist. You can discover and appreciate some of Mississauga’s most significant architectural achievements,” said Paul Damaso, Acting Director, Culture Division. “Throughout the day, the community is invited to celebrate Mississauga’s architecture, history and heritage.”
Damaso noted that with the success of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in Mississauga, this year’s theme is sport heritage. Four of the city’s sporting destinations will be featured during the one-day event. A complete list of Doors Open Mississauga sites can be found here. All sites are open on Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
It’s time to get sporty – A snapshot of the sporting facilitates participating in Doors Open Mississauga:
Mississauga Canoe Club
Just north of the mouth of the Credit River, the Mississauga Canoe Club has been part of the community since 1958. This is a great place for all ages to learn about this truly Canadian sport.
Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame
The Mississauga Sports Council has chronicled the achievements of Mississauga’s greatest athletes and coaches. A tribute to the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games is currently on display.
Ontario Centre for Classical Sports
This facility is the largest indoor archery range in the GTA with 34 shooting lanes. Fencing matches will be staged throughout the day. Visual artist, Rosie Sayegh will display her work.
Vic Johnston Community Centre
Vic Johnston Community Centre is a multipurpose facility that has been the centre point for hockey, skating, community events and meetings for the last five decades.
Have an adventure, share your story and you could win a prize
Planning to explore the city during Doors Open? Share your experience and you could win an iPad.
To be eligible for one of three prizes, which are outlined below, participants must take a survey and join the City’s mailing list.
• First Prize – Apple iPad Air
• Second Prize – Tickets to see the Christmas Spectacular with Michael Ciufo at Meadowvale Theatre (Dec. 14, 2015)
• Third Prize – Two tickets for the Downton Abby Tea at Benares Historic House, Museums of Mississauga
The contest runs from September 26, 2015 to October 16, 2015. Click here for contest rules and regulations.
About Doors Open
Doors Open 2015 explores Ontario’s rich and robust sport heritage. Explore where some of Canada’s finest athletes have trained. Open the doors to some of Mississauga’s most significant architectural achievements. This is your invitation to celebrate Mississauga’s architecture, history and heritage.
About Culture Days
The fifth annual Culture Days weekend will take place September 25, 26 and 27, 2015, and will feature thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes,” to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, designers and other creative people in their communities across Canada. Visit culturedays.ca for information about all events taking place in Mississauga or to register your own Culture Days event.