Fredericton City Hall

Doors Open Fredericton Event to be Held September 25

Fredericton, NB (September 14, 2016) – Fredericton’s annual “Doors Open” event will take place Sunday, September 25 from 1 – 4 pm with 22 buildings of historic and cultural interest opening their doors to the public for free guided and self-guided tours.

Doors Open participants will be able to visit local radio and community television studios, The Fredericton Convention Centre, numerous municipal buildings, The Playhouse, Theatre New Brunswick, various buildings on the University of New Brunswick campus, and a variety of local churches.

New for this year will be The Station on York and Maggie Jean Chestnut – UNB’s Renaissance College. The Station on York is a 1923 heritage property that was once a bustling train station. After service was discontinued in 1993, the structure fell into major disrepair. The community rallied around this historic gem and in 2009, it was announced that the building would be refurbished into a state-of-the-art event space with an adjoining liquor store.
Maggie Jean Chestnut – UNB’s Renaissance College was built in 1895. This stately Queen Ann Revival house is now the home of UNB’s faculty of Leadership Studies known as Renaissance College.

The following buildings will be opening their doors (some locations have limited times, so be sure to check the schedule for full details).

Fredericton Convention Centre, 670 Queen Street (guided tours at 1, 2 and 3 pm)

York Street Fire Station, 520 York Street

E. John Bliss Water Treatment Plant, 300 Waterloo Row (guided tours at 1, 2 and 3 pm)

City Hall Council Chamber, 397 Queen Street (guided tours at 2pm or 3pm in French and 2:30pm or 3:30pm in English)

The Station on York, 380 York Street

The Fredericton Playhouse, 686 Queen Street (guided tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm)

Theatre New Brunswick, 55 Whiting Road (guided tours every half hour 1 – 3:30pm)

Sir Howard Douglas Hall, UNB, 3 Bailey Drive

Brydone Jack Observatory, UNB, 55 Bailey Drive

Memorial Hall, UNB, 9 Bailey Drive

Provincial Archives, 23 Dineen Drive

McCord Hall/Ice House, 7 Bailey Dr.

Maggie Jean Chestnut - UNB’s Renaissance College, 811 Charlotte Street

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 70 Main Street

Wilmot United Church, Corner of King & Carleton Streets

St. Paul’s United Church, 400 George Street

St. Dunstan’s Church, 120 Regent Street

St. Anne’s Chapel of Ease and Christ Church (Parish) Church

St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 2365 Woodstock Road

Bell Media Radio Stations and CTV Studio, 206 Rookwood Avenue

Rogers TV, 377 York Street (tours every half hour 1 – 3:30pm)

A full brochure with details, tour times, and a map is available by visiting the Fredericton Tourism website at www.tourismfredericton.ca and searching for Doors Open Fredericton.  More details can also be obtained by sending an email to culture@fredericton.ca.

Doors Open Canada was created by the Heritage Canada Foundation to provide people with the opportunity to visit buildings not regularly open to the public.  The buildings may be of architectural, cultural or historic interest to the community. They may be civic buildings, schools, places of worship, offices, inns, fire halls, etc.  Doors Open events are held annually all across Canada.

 

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Media Contact:  Angela Watson, Cultural Development Officer, City of Fredericton, 506-460-2411.