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Friday September 26th, 2014

Posted at 10:00am

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Buildings like historic Assumption Church, which opened in 1845 and is slated to close on November 3rd, will have their doors open to the public this weekend.

With its future unknown and the Roman Catholic Diocese of London looking at proposals to restore it, the doors of the landmark will be opened to all this Saturday as part of Doors Open Windsor.

What began as a European event in the 1980s, Doors Open made its way to Ontario in 2002 and has permitted thousands and thousands of people to visit some otherwise-private historic homes, ancient buildings and hallowed halls.

Take in all the differences in architecture, places of worship, and workplaces of 30 different buildings, all for free.

Doors Open Windsor runs at the following locations in Windsor, times vary for each. Check the Doors Open website for information, maps, directions and literature on each site.

  • 200 Block of Prado Place
  • 300 Block of Alexander Avenue
  • Assumption Church
  • Blackburn Radio
  • Canadian Historical Aircraft Association
  • Capitol Theatre
  • Cooper Aeolian Organ Museum
  • Duff-Baby House
  • Esdras Parent House
  • Fozley
  • Francois Baby House – Windsor’s Community Museum
  • Grachanica Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church
  • Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
  • Holy Trinity Church
  • Major F A Tilston Armourt
  • Mackenzie Hall
  • Maryvale Chapel
  • McGregor-Cowan House
  • Monmouth Road
  • Olde Walkerville Theatre
  • Sandwich First Baptist Church
  • St. Clair College Mediaplex
  • St. John the Divine Orthodox Church
  • St. John’s Anglican Church and Churchyard
  • The Windsor Star
  • University Place
  • Walkerville Brewery
  • Windsor Light Music Theatre
  • Windsor Mosque
  • Windsor’s Communotu Museum

Cameras are allowed at most locations, but be sure to check with organizers about location-specific regulations if you attend.

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