Doors Open Winnipeg 11th Anniversary!
Saturday May 31st & Sunday June 1st, 2014
Heritage Winnipeg Coporation
A Non-Profit, Charitable Organization incorporated in 1978
Doors Open Winnipeg
Heritage Winnipeg will be presenting our 11th Doors Open Winnipeg event. This free annual event celebrates Winnipegís unique spaces, architecture and history. Doors Open will take place the weekend of May 31st & June 1st and will showcase more than 80 remarkable buildings and sites.
In addition to introducing the public to Winnipegís unique architecture, history and culture, Doors Open Winnipeg boasts more than a quarter of a million site visits since 2004. It has also brought an influx of visitors over the weekend, creating valuable economic spin-offs in the retail and hospitality sectors. Our volunteers regard Doors Open as an exciting opportunity for community involvement.
About Doors Open
Doors Open originated in France in the mid-1980s and has since been held in cities such as New York City, Sydney, and Rio de Janeiro. The Doors Open idea came to Canada in 2000 when Toronto held its first annual Doors Open. Doors Open attracts not only tourists, but residents of Winnipeg and Manitoba who are interested in learning the history of many architecturally stunning and historically significant buildings.
Heritage Winnipeg would like to welcome Doors Open Halifax. They will be hosting their first annual event this year in the City of Halifax during the weekend of June 8th & 9th, 2013. Check out the Heritage Canada Foundation website at www.heritagecanada.org/en/visit-discover/doors-open-canada/links-and-events for a listing of all the cities across Canada holding Doors Open events.