On June 4 and 5, the public will have access, at no charge, to more than 120 buildings around the Ottawa region thanks to Doors Open Ottawa. For the four consecutive years, Doors Open Ottawa has offered something for everyone, from municipal facilities and government buildings to private businesses, artists’ studios and places of worship, to embassies and high commissions of countries from across the globe.
This year, more than 120 buildings will participate – including 19 new locations – that were revealed Monday by Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Diane Deans, Chair of the City’s Community and Protective Services Committee, members of the Doors Open Ottawa Advisory Council, and representatives from several participating buildings including official host of the 2016 launch, Shopify.
Among the locations, two buildings will be open for access in Stittsville: Ottawa Fire Station 81 on 1643 Stittsville Main and the Goulbourn Museum on 2064 Huntley Rd
For the fifth consecutive year there will be a free accessible OC Transpo shuttle bus sponsored by the Ottawa Citizen. More than 50 participating buildings can be accessed from the shuttle loop, giving everyone a wide choice of amazing facilities that can be reached quickly without a vehicle.
I would like to welcome all residents to partake in this wonderful new Ottawa tradition. It is a great chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at how some of your favourite businesses operate and learn more about your own community.
For a full list of participating buildings, including which ones are accessible, and information about the shuttle bus, visit ottawa.ca/doorsopen.