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Region's 19th annual Doors Open event offering new episodes

The nine new video episodes will be available to watch online and on Rogers Television
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After its digital debut in 2020, the Region of Waterloo’s 19th annual Doors Open event is offering nine new video episodes to deliver fascinating stories with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to some of the region’s most interesting sites starting September 4, 2021.

Delve into historical tales of mischief, mystery, mayhem and murder in a tour of four local cemeteries. Climb Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower, go underground to explore Kitchener’s Cold War Bunker, and step inside Forest Hill’s 1960 gem the ‘Home of Enchantment’. Tour North House, a solar-powered home and working model of green technology. Learn about the beauty of groundwater in an episode about the 1899 William Street Pumping Station. See Hospice Waterloo Region’s new state-of-the-art facility and hear about the unexpected joy of working within its walls. Get to know Levi Carroll and the 1820 Log Schoolhouse he inhabited for more than 50 years.

Digital Doors Open Waterloo Region will provide meaningful, quality experiences delivered through video storytelling, in celebration of the region’s diverse community culture, heritage and architecture. 

Each video episode is five to 10 minutes long and will debut online and on Rogers Television.

The first four episodes will be released on the Region of Waterloo’s YouTube Channel at 10 a.m. on the following dates:

September 4

Episode 1: Waterloo Region Graveyard Driving Tour  

Episode 2: Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower

September 11

Episode 3: Kitchener’s Cold War Bunker

Episode 4: North House at rare Charitable Research Reserve        

The last five episodes will be released on September 18 (the traditional Doors Open Waterloo Region date, the third Saturday in September).

September 18

Episode 5: William Street Pumping Station      

Episode 6: Gies Family Centre - Hospice Waterloo Region

Episode 7: Levi Carroll

Episode 8: Waterloo’s Log Schoolhouse

Episode 9: The Forest Hill ‘Home Of Enchantment’    

Join the Doors Open Waterloo Region mailing list to receive updates and notifications when episodes are released. Mailing list members are eligible to win great, exclusive prizes.

Follow Doors Open on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for news and previews leading up to the launch of each episode, or for more information, visit

Doors Open Waterloo Region is part of Doors Open Ontario, a province-wide initiative of the Ontario Heritage Trust to celebrate community heritage and architecture.