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Doors Open Kingston: Celebrating Canadian Women

May 29, 2018 -

Doors Open Kingston is back and this year we're celebrating Great Canadian Women! Get a behind-the-doors' look at some of Kingston's most interesting places for free on Saturday, June 16!

"This year's theme is one that we are very excited about. Participants will be able to learn more about the incredible women who have and continue to shape this city's history and culture," says Sue Hitchcock, assistant supervisor, recreation programs.

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre is one of the 23 sites participating in this year's Doors Open event. The centre was founded by Agnes Etherington (1880-1954) and opened in 1957 under founding director and artist, André Bielér. Etherington nurtured the arts in Kingston throughout her lifetime. She made it her dying wish to transform her home into a community art gallery under Queen's University. The centre is home to a dozen new exhibits each year and is a hub for artists around the city to this day.

Participating venues will have their doors open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maps will be available at participating locations or can be downloaded at www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/kingston.

Kingston venues participating in Doors Open on June 16 include:

  • Agnes Etherington Art Centre (36 University Ave.)
  • Canada's Penitentiary Museum (555 King St. W.)
  • Frontenac County Schools Museum (414 Regent St.)
  • Greek Orthodox Church (121 Johnson St.)
  • Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Cataraqui (24 Navy Way)
  • Innovate Kingston (623 King St. W.)
  • Kingston Area Recycling Centre (196 Lappan's Lane)
  • Kingston City Hall (216 Ontario St.)
  • Kingston Police Headquarters (705 Division St.)
  • Kingston Theatre Organ Society (89 Kirkpatrick St.)
  • Kingston Yacht Club (1 Maitland St.)
  • Military Communications & Electronics Museum (95 Craftsman Blvd.)
  • Museum of Health Care (32 George St.)
  • Old House Museum (5 Leader St., Wolfe Island)
  • Pump House – History in Motion (23 Ontario St.)
  • Queen's Solar Education Centre (244 Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd.)
  • Rogers K-Rock Centre (1 The Tragically Hip Way)
  • Royal Military College of Canada (15 & 17 Valour Dr.)
  • South Frontenac Museum (5595 Road 38, Hartington)
  • St. George's Cathedral (270 King St. E.)
  • St. Mark's Anglican Church (268 Main St., Barriefield)
  • Sydenham Street United Church (82 Sydenham St.)
  • W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections (93 University Ave.)

 

About the City of Kingston

Kingston's vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston's high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

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