For the past 15 years, local establishments have been opening their doors for the City’s annual Doors Open Mississauga event. This year, the focus has shifted, putting a spotlight on two areas – Cooksville and Dundas, otherwise known as 5 & 10 – the point where Hurontario St. (Hwy 10) and Dundas St. (Hwy 5) meet.
During Doors Open, 16 locations in the area will be open to visitors. From fire stations and restaurants to places of worship and heritage homes, Doors Open allows residents to visit establishments that are often off limits to the general public.
New this year, a street party will be featured as one of the activities. The Cooksville Community street party will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature music, face painting, a talent show and more. The Museums of Mississauga will be on hand at the party to chat with residents about their new story-sharing project, Story of M. The stories gathered for the Story of M will be used to help plan exhibits and programming at the Museums of Mississauga in the future.
Calling all foodies. A walking tour to local restaurants led by the Museums of Mississauga will be a highlight of the one-day event.
Do you consider yourself a junior sleuth in training? Put your skills to the test at the CSI House, University of Toronto Mississauga. Check out forensic science demonstrations including fingerprint and footprint identification. A game of Clue will be no match for you after this experience.
A full guide to Doors Open Mississauga can be found here.
15th Annual Doors Open Mississauga
Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Various locations in the Cooksville and Dundas area. Map available here
About Doors Open
Doors Open is a provincial program that launched in 2002 under the Ontario Heritage Trust with the goal of providing “special” access to art, cultural and heritage sites. The program impacts local communities as participants spend more than $5 million annually across the province.