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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The City of Orillia invites you to participate in Doors Open Orillia | Culture Days 2016.

Exciting developments have been made for this year's festivities including the merging of Doors Open and Culture Days. Together, Doors Open Orillia | Culture days 2016 celebrates our city's cultural and built heritage. These annual events are now combined and will run the weekend of September 30, October 1 & 2. 

In the event of inclement weather activities on Peter Street (who have no venue) will be moved into the Orillia Opera House and St.James' Anglican Church

Click here to view our participating Doors Open sites.

Click here to view a listing of Culture Days activities.

Download or view our Map Guide!

**schedule is subject to change**

New to town? Watch our video to see footage from last year's event:


 Important Information:

  • Doors Open Orillia | Culture Days 2016 will run September 30, October 1 & 2.
  • All sites and activities are FREE to the public
  • Activities include but are not limited to artist demonstrations, a guided photography and videography tour, yoga on Peter St, and the Inside Out Festival at St.Paul's Centre.
  • Map guide coming soon.


Doors Open Orillia | Culture Days 2016 Hubs

Orillia Farmers' Market/Orillia Public Library

The Orillia Farmers' Market and the Orillia Public Library will return as a hub for this year's event. Be sure to check out the many vendors and Conduct Us performer's at the market square and a special programme occuring at the library on Saturday Oct 1.

Peter Street Arts District

New this year, the Arts District will have a road closure on Saturday Oct 1 from 12 to 4pm. A number of workshops will be happening with performances on the Peter Street stage.

St.Paul's Centre

 Join St.Paul's Centre as they celerbate their Inside Out Festival with a full day's worth of artistic presentations and hands on workshops Saturday Oct 1.

Miss our June registration deadline?

It is not to late to join in the fun, contact Haleigh Fox hfox@orillia.ca directly to enroll your activity or site!


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