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Discover the story behind every door - digitally!


BRAMPTON, ON (September 21, 2020) –  From Saturday, September 26 to Saturday, October 31, residents and visitors can experience Brampton’s history, heritage and unique cultural spaces from the comfort of their own homes, online as part of Digital Doors Open.

The City of Brampton has created an online hub for this year’s extended Doors Open, with tours, videos and photos of more than 20 historic and heritage locations and places of interest in our community as part of the province-wide, now month-long event. New this year, learn about public art in our community with Brampton artists online, and view haunted and heritage tours online.

Every neighbourhood in Brampton has a story to tell. Explore our city’s public art monuments, learn about our fire and transit facilities, and tour our community’s oldest buildings, including the Alderlea Estate, Grace United Church and Historic Bovaird House. See places in our community like never before, with exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to areas that are not open to the public every day.

For the full experience, visit brampton.ca/doorsopen.

The Ontario Heritage Trust is working with communities across Ontario to open the digital doors, gates and courtyards of their most unique and fascinating cultural sites for Doors Open Ontario, so you can explore the history and stories inside.

For more information, visit doorsopenontario.on.ca.

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“This year, Doors Open will take place online all month, giving everyone an expanded opportunity to discover the story behind many unique doors in Brampton. Brampton has a rich history and culture, and I encourage you to explore our most unique and fascinating sites like never before from the comfort of your own home.”

- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Doors Open may look a little different this year, but it will be an experience like no other. Be sure to visit our online hub of tours, videos, and photos of some of Brampton’s most interesting locations, and check out the artist talks and haunted and heritage tours throughout the month.”

- Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5, Vice-Chair, Economic Development and Culture, City of Brampton

“City staff have created an excellent online hub for this year’s Digital Doors Open Brampton event, full of engaging visuals to celebrate our city’s history, heritage and unique cultural spaces. This is an event you don’t want to miss!”

- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
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MEDIA CONTACT
Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.2880 | christine.sharma@brampton.ca