Doors Open Markham

Doors Open Markham is a Free annual community-wide event that showcases locations in Markham that are not generally open to the public. It is a celebration of community heritage and culture, providing residents and visitors with an opportunity to explore, on this one special day, the City’s unique and sometimes hidden architectural treasures. Last year, over 6,000 visitors had an opportunity to have a peek inside a great selection of places on interest.

This year’s Ontario Heritage Trust theme for Doors Open Ontario is “Towards a Fair and Just Society.”

On Saturday, September 22 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., learn about Markham, its rich history, and the process through which Markham has developed into a blossoming community. Visit sites that interest you, take part in tours, demos, and presentations that demonstrate our civic motto: Leading while Remembering.

The 2018 Visitor Sites have been selected to appeal to a wide audience. Kids will love the Markham Train Station and Fire Hall. Architecture enthusiasts can marvel at the modernist architecture of the Wong Dai Sin Temple and the brand new Aanin Community Centre & Library. Those that enjoy something that evokes Markham’s past can visit the historic Thornhill Village Library and the McKay Art Centre. And, tying in with the provincial theme, the Ladies Golf Club of Toronto, founded by women for women in 1924 is a not-to-be missed highlight. These are only a few of the sites for 2018. For the complete list, see the Site List below.

A Free, Family-Friendly Event!