Doors open for Doors Open Windsor this weekend

Doors Open 2022 sites (Photo courtesy of the City of Windsor)

Windsor residents can participate in a scavenger hunt, tour the special archives at the University of Windsor’s Leddy Library, and even tour a Hindu Temple this weekend.

Doors Open Windsor is back after a two-year hiatus.

A total of 30 sites across the city are opening their doors to residents for tours that are sometimes not usually open to the public.

MacKenzie Hall (Photo courtesy of the City of Windsor)

MacKenzie Hall (Photo courtesy of the City of Windsor)

The list includes the Windsor Mosque, the Walker Power Building, and the Olde Walkerville Theatre.

“Doors Open Windsor is an amazing educational and experiential tourism initiative that gives us an opportunity to explore some of the unique places that help tell Windsor’s story,” said Mayor Drew Dilkens. “The sites included showcase our rich and diverse history and highlight historical sites of importance.”

This year’s event coincides with the city’s 2022 Heritage Activities and Events program, which opened on Thursday with the presentation of City of Windsor Heritage Recognition Awards at the Ford City Parkette.

Residents can also check out the conservation work underway at MacKenzie Hall over the years, followed by an outdoor guided walk-around and guest speakers.

Participants can test their knowledge of architectural features of heritage buildings across the city with the first-ever Heritage Scavenger Hunt. They can submit their answers for the chance to be entered in a draw for three prizes.

Chimczuk Museum at the Art Gallery of Windsor (Photo courtesy of the City of Windsor)

Chimczuk Museum at the Art Gallery of Windsor (Photo courtesy of the City of Windsor)

Museum Windsor and the Chimczuk Museum open their doors with new exhibits.

The Chimczuk Museum has two new attractions celebrating the 100th anniversary of Grace Hospital and the 30th birthday of the Filipino Community Centre, which will feature traditional dancing and a choir performance.

The Francois Baby House is holding a lego scavenger hunt and an exhibit highlighting the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Events are planned for both Saturday and Sunday.

The City of Windsor has posted an online map of all the event locations.