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This year’s Doors Open commemorates World War I

June 12, 2014 -

30 locations open to public for free June 21

Get a behind-the-doors' look at cherished and intriguing Kingston buildings for free during Doors Open Kingston on Saturday, June 21.

"This year we have special emphasis on locations with military history to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War," says Sue Hitchcock, Event Coordinator. 

Those marking the occasion will be particularly interested in visiting: Fort Frontenac, HMCS Cataraqui, Military Communications and Electronics Museum, Queen's University Archives (more than 1,500 Queen's University students, faculty and staff served on the various fighting fronts) and the Princess of Wale's Own Regiment Military Museum.

Most of these locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (see www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Kingston.aspx  for further location details).

  • Agnes Etherington Art Centre - University Avenue at Bader Lane
  • Almost Home - 118 William St.
  • Bellevue House National Historic Site - 35 Centre St.
  • Canada's Penitentiary Museum - 555 King St. W.
  • Chalmers United Church - 212 Barrie St.
  • Former Congregational Church / Masonic Hall - 126 Wellington St.
  • Fort Frontenac - 317 Ontario St.
  • HMCS Cataraqui - 24 Navy Way
  • Kingston City Hall - 216 Ontario St.
  • Kingston Police Headquarters - 705 Division St.
  • Kingston School of Art & Window Art Gallery - 647A Princess St.
  • McLachlan Woodworking Museum - 2993 Highway 2 East
  • Military Communications and Electronics Museum - 95 Craftsman Blvd.
  • Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre - 21 Queen St.
  • Murney Tower Museum - 2 King St. W.
  • Museum of Health Care at Kingston - 32 George St.
  • Portsmouth Town Hall - 623 King St.
  • Princess of Wales' Own Regiment Military Museum - 100 Montreal St.
  • Pump House Steam Museum - 23 Ontario St.
  • Queen's University Archives - Kathleen Ryan Hall, 11 Medical Quadrangle (
  • Rogers K-Rock Centre - 1 The Tragically Hip Way
  • Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Brigade Association - 193 Ontario St.
  • Royal Military College of Canada Memorial Arch
  • Royal Military College Museum, Fort Fredrick - 4 Passchendale Dr.
  • Salon Macdonald at St. Andrew's Manse - 146 Clergy St. E.
  • Skeleton Park Arts Festival - McBurney Park
  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - 130 Clergy St. E.
  • St. George's Cathedral - 270 King St. E.
  • St. Paul's Anglican Church - 137 Queen St.
  • Sydenham Street United Church - 82 Sydenham St.

Most sites will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

For more details please call Sue Hitchcock at 613-546-4291 ext. 1716.

Plan to get there by bus: www.CityofKingston.ca/tripplanner.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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