Come Explore, Discover and Enjoy the early roots of our community. Visit Mt Pelion and stand where Champlain may have stood, revisit old buildings like the Trenton Town Hall 1861 or check out new buildings like our Trent Port Marina. See where one of our first doctors historically called home in a new B&B or a classic Victorian-style mansion turned B&B. Curious about the history of one of our earliest industries? Gilmour Lumber will be on full display, or trace your own family tree at our Genealogical Society stop. But wait, we can go even further back in time! You can't get any more historical than the dinosaurs, and Research Castings will show you how they bring them back to life. There are lots of opportunities for learning, such as how to recycle, how a canal lock works and how beer is made. There's lots of diversity and activity at Doors Open Quinte West!
The City of Quinte West is proud to be hosting its fifth annual Doors Open event. We are situated on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte, located directly along the Highway 401 corridor approximately 1.5 hours east of Toronto and 2.5 hours west of Ottawa. Formed in 1998 by the amalgamation of the former municipalities of Trenton, Sidney, Murray, and Frankford, the City of Quinte West offers its residents and visitors a unique and dynamic blend of rural and urban lifestyles. Quinte West’s natural setting, with its attractive scenic backdrop of rolling hills, rich farmland clean waterways and rich history, creates a healthy environment for working, living, and visiting. The City’s special events and attractions, like some you will experience with our Doors Open event, will make it obvious why we are “A Natural Attraction”.
If you would like to lend a hand at any of the Doors Open sites, please contact Jennifer Rushlow at for more information.
Explore · Discover · Enjoy!