DOO/Culture Days


Jacqueline Soczka
Manager of Culture
50 Andrew Street South
Orillia, ON L3V 7T5

Phone: 705-325-4530
Fax: 705-329-2176

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Take part!

Heritage Meets Culture

The City of Orillia invites participants to register for Doors Open Orillia | Culture Days 2016.

Registration is now open! Exciting developments have been made for this year's festivities including the merging of Doors Open and Culture Days. These annual events are now combined and will run the weekend of September 30, October 1 & 2. As many of our Doors Open venues are also Culture Days participants, our goal is to build on preexisting audiences and strategically pair artists and organizations without a site to a venue or hub. Combined, Doors Open Orillia | Culture days 2016 celebrates our city's cultural and built heritage.



Click here to register for Doors Open Orillia | Culture Days 2016


What does this mean for participants? 

  • Opportunities for Doors Open sites and Culture Days activity providers to collaborate
  • Improved marketing opportunities through both the Doors Open provincial and Culture Days national offices
  • Marketing opportunities through the City of Orillia
  • Exposure to new audiences
  • All registration handled by the City of Orillia

Important Information:

  • Doors Open Orillia | Culture Days 2016 will run September 30, October 1 & 2.
  • To qualify as a Doors Open site, sites must be open FREE to the public and offer visitors information about the historic, cultural, natural or architectural significance of the property. Information may be provided by any convenient means such as flyers, interpretive panels, multimedia shows, lectures, exhibitions, guided tours and historical re-enactments.
  • To participate in Culture Days, any individual or cultural organization can take part by hosting a FREE participatory activity for the public. Culture Days activities can be as simple as an open knitting group or you can take on a more ambitious project whether it be conducting an orchestra or painting workshops. 

Important Dates and Deadlines

March 11, 2016

Early Bird Special Deadline - Register by this date and receive our full marketing  packages and the chance to qualify for an activity honourarium

June 16, 2016

Final Registration deadline to be included in local marketing material and map guide.


Started in 2002 by the Ontario Heritage Trust (OHT), Doors Open commemorates and celebrates the fascinating stories that breathe life into our buildings and community. For more information on Doors Open visit www.doorsopenontario.on.ca

Culture Day's which began in 2009, aims to showcase all forms of culture and engage publics in the arts. For more information on Culture Days visit www.culturedays.ca

For more information about the event in Orillia please contact Haleigh Fox, Cultural Event Coordinator at 705-325-2153 or hfox@orillia.ca