Doors Open Fredericton to be held September 24

Fredericton’s annual “Doors Open” event will take place Sunday, September 24 from 1 to 4 pm with 18 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 numerous municipal buildings, The Playhouse, various buildings on the University of New Brunswick campus, local radio and television studios, and a variety of local churches.

New for this year will be the North Side Station and Firefighter Training Complex & 911 Public Safety Communications Centre on Two Nations Crossing.

The following buildings will be opening their doors (some locations have limited tour times, so be sure to check the brochure or the list below for more details):

  • North Side Station and Firefighter Training Complex & 911 Public Safety Communications Centre, 500 Two Nations Crossing
  • (guided tours at 1, 2 and 3 pm)
  • E. John Bliss Water Treatment Plant, 300 Waterloo Row
  • (guided tours at 1, 2 and 3 pm)
  • City Hall, 397 Queen Street
  • (guided tours at 2 and 3 pm in French / 2:30 and 3:30 pm in English)
  • The Fredericton Playhouse, 686 Queen Street
  • (guided tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm)
  • Sir Howard Douglas Hall, UNB, 3 Bailey Drive
  • Brydone Jack Observatory, UNB, 5 Bailey Drive
  • Memorial Hall, UNB, 9 Bailey Drive
  • Provincial Archives, 23 Dineen Drive
  • McCord Hall/Ice House, 7 Bailey Drive
  • Maggie Jean Chestnut – UNB Renaissance College, 811 Charlotte Street
  • St. Anne’s Chapel of Ease, Corner of Westmorland & George Streets
  • Wilmot United Church, Corner of King & Carleton Streets
  • St. Paul’s United Church, Corner of George & York Streets
  • St. Dunstan’s Church, Corner of Regent & Brunswick Streets
  • St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 2365 Woodstock Road
  • Brunswick Street Baptist Church, Corner of York and Brunswick Streets
  • Bell Media Radio Stations and CTV Studio, 206 Rookwood Avenue
  • Rogers tv, 377 York Street
  • (tours every half hour between 1 and 3:30 pm)

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

About Doors Open

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.