May 28, 2010

Doors Open Winnipeg 2010

Calling all history and architecture lovers!

Enjoy walking tours and more during this free weekend event and explore some of our city’s most fascinating buildings during Doors Open Winnipeg 2010.

If you want to learn more about your city the doors will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on May 29 and 30.

Visit or call 942-2663.

Doors Open has attracted more than 175,000 site visits since first being held in 2004. The opportunity to become acquainted with the city’s architectural legacies has been a fantastic attraction and response has been overwhelmingly positive.

In addition to introducing the public to Winnipeg’s architecture, history and culture, Doors Open has also brought an influx of visitors to the downtown.

Doors Open originated in France in the 1980s, with the number of participating countries increasing to 47 and the number of visitors reaching the 20 million mark in 2000.

Doors Open came to Canada when Toronto began an annual event in 2000, attracting 76,000 visitors to over 90 buildings. Since then events have been held in Ottawa, Calgary, St. John's, and Brandon. The Ontario Heritage Foundation has helped 27 communities establish their own events. New York City, Sydney, Australia, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil have recently launched their own Doors Open programs.

Have a great day. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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