WEST CARLETON – The popular annual tour of City-owned buildings and facilities known as Doors Open Ottawa has been cancelled for 2020 due to the pandemic.
“This is to advise the mayor and members of city council that after careful consideration, Doors Open Ottawa, scheduled for June 6 and 7, will not be taking place this year,” City of Ottawa Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services general manager Dan Chenier wrote in a memo to council April 9. “While this has been a difficult decision, it is crucial that we follow recommendations made by public health officials to help slow the spread of COVID-19.”
The event draws residents and neighbours of the city to tour some of Ottawa’s most treasured buildings with free access. In West Carleton the Diefenbunker, Carp Exhibit Hall, Ottawa fire stations, Pinhey’s Point Historic Site and St. Mary’s Anglican Church are regularly part of the tour.
“This beloved event has opened doors to the residents of Ottawa for the past 18 years and we look forward to working with our partners throughout the city and to do so once again on June 5 and 6, 2021,” Chenier said.