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Unlock hidden gems at this year’s Doors Open event

September 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Midhurst/September 6, 2019 – For the second year running, Tourism Simcoe County is working with municipal partners to open the doors to our area's cultural and heritage sites. On September 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a selection of the County's cultural and heritage buildings will participate in the Doors Open Ontario program. Residents and visitors are invited to discover firsthand many of Simcoe County's hidden treasures, some of which are rarely open to the public.

“We are proud to take part in this province-wide initiative to open our doors and share our rich culture and architecture with residents and visitors," said Warden George Cornell. “Our heritage sector is a huge driver of tourism and local pride and we're delighted to work with our partner municipalities and businesses to enable more people to experience the wonders of Simcoe County for themselves."

Each year, communities across Ontario, Canada and the world take part in the Doors Open program to provide the public with complimentary access to cultural and heritage locations for one day only. Municipalities participating in the Doors Open Simcoe County initiative include:

  • City of Barrie
  • Township of New Tecumseth
  • Township of Oro-Medonte
  • Township of Severn
  • Township of Springwater
  • Township of Tiny
  • Town of Collingwood
  • Town of Innisfil
  • Town of Midland
  • Town of Penetanguishene
  • Town of Wasaga Beach

Upwards of 40 different heritage sites will participate county-wide. Visit to learn more and view participating heritage sites.

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at

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Chris Hedley
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-726-9300 ext. 1030
705-715-7654 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-726-9300 ext. 1430
705-734-8386 (mobile)