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Sunday, June 25, 2023

Welcome To Doors Open Saskatoon

We are pleased to invite you to join us for an afternoon of fun peeking behind doors that are not normally open to the public or would normally charge an entrance fee.

Many locations have organized guided tours, displays and activities to enrich the visitor experience.

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About Us

Doors Open Saskatoon is part of an international tradition that began in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1990.

In 2005, Doors Open Saskatoon was launched involving four key partners: the Saskatoon Heritage Society, the City of Saskatoon and particularly the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee (MHAC) and Meewasin Valley Authority. This event offered a chance to peek behind the doors of Saskatoon’s interesting buildings not normally open to the public. Many participating buildings provide guided tours, or displays. In all cases, admission is absolutely free, so it is the perfect outing for families.

The initial Doors Open Saskatoon was presented in 2005, with planning that began early in 2004. A vigorous committee of Saskatoon heritage enthusiasts believed that Saskatoon was an ideal community to host such an event. A partnership between the Saskatoon Heritage Society, the City of Saskatoon, the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee (MHAC), and the Meewasin Valley Authority provided the initial leadership for the project. The preliminary objective was to recognize three important milestones in our community – the province’s centennial (2005) the city of Saskatoon’s centennial (2006) and the University of Saskatchewan’s centennial (2007).

Doors Open Saskatoon – Previous Participating Buildings

  • 2nd Ave Lofts
  • A. L. Cole Pumphouse
  • Access Transit
  • Affinity Credit Union (Wlson School)
  • Architects Collaborative Building
  • Arthur Cook Building
  • Atrium Building, Innovation Place
  • Avenue Building
  • Boffin's Club, Innovation Place
  • Bottomley House
  • Broadway Theatre
  • Buckwold Building
  • Buena Vista School
  • Bus Barns
  • Campbell, Wilson and Millar Building
  • Capitol Music
  • Christ Church Anglican Church
  • City Hall – Council Chambers
  • City of Saskatoon Greenhouse
  • City of Saskatoon Yards
  • College Building, University of Saskatchewan
  • College of Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan
  • Concourse Building, Innovation Place
  • CPR Station
  • CTV/CFQC building and studios
  • Delta Bessborough Hotel
  • Diefenbaker Canada Centre
  • Drinkle Building
  • Empyreal Building (Brainsport)
  • Faculty Club, University of Saskatchewan
  • Fairbanks-Morse Warehouse
  • Fire Hall #1
  • Fire Station #2
  • Fire Station #6
  • Fire Station #9
  • Gabriel Dumont Institute
  • Galleria Building, Innovation Place
  • Grace-Westminster United Church
  • Health Science Centre D Wing U of S
  • HMCS Unicorn
  • Hotel Senator
  • John Deere Building
  • Kindrachuk Agrey Architecture
  • King George Community School
  • Knox United Church
  • Little Chief Police Station
  • Little Stone Schoolhouse
  • Lux
  • Main Barn, University of Saskatchewan
  • Marr Residence
  • McKague’s Funeral Chapel
  • McLean Building
  • Mendel Art Gallery and Civic Conservatory
  • Museum of Natural Sciences, University of Saskatchewan
  • Musee Ukraina Museum
  • Museum of Natural Sciences, University of Saskatchewan
  • Nutana Collegiate
  • Observatory, University of Saskatchewan
  • Odd Fellows Temple
  • Queen’s Bench Court House
  • Remai Arts Centre
  • Residences at King George
  • River House Gallery
  • Rock Church
  • Roxy Theatre
  • Rugby Chapel
  • Saskatchewan Craft Council
  • Saskatoon Light & Power building
  • Saskatoon Police Services Headquarters
  • Saskatoon Public School Board
  • Sherbrooke Community Centre
  • SoCa Lofts
  • Senator Hotel
  • St. Andrew’s College
  • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
  • St. John’s Anglican Cathedral & Columbarium
  • St. John’s Columbarium
  • St. Joseph Church
  • St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church
  • St. Paul’s Catholic Cathedral
  • St. Paul’s Hospital
  • St. Thomas More College Chapel
  • St. Thomas Wesley United Church
  • Studio 914 (La Troupe du Jour)
  • Sturdy-Stone Building
  • Superintendent’s Residence, Saskatoon Zoo and Forestry Farm
  • T. Eaton Lofts
  • TCU Place
  • The 525
  • The Saskatoon Club
  • Third Avenue United Church
  • U of S Law Building
  • Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George
  • Ukrainian Museum of Canada
  • Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
  • Underground Café
  • VIDO-Intervac
  • Village Guitar & Amp Co.
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant
  • Westmount Community School
  • University of Saskatchewan Faculty Club
  • University of Saskatchewan Main Barn
  • Water Treatment Plant
  • White Buffalo Youth Lodge
  • Zu (McLeod Building)

Comments from our sponsors and supporters:

The event is extremely popular with the citizens of Saskatoon and is one of the few city wide events that encourages, supports and engages the people of Saskatoon in the appreciation and valuation of the diverse cultural history that the city has to offer.

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