During the first full weekend in June, the City of Ottawa is proud to present Doors Open Ottawa, a free annual architectural event that celebrates our community’s built heritage.
Ottawa is built on un-ceded Algonquin Anishinabe territory. The City of Ottawa honours the peoples and land of the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation.
The City of Ottawa honours all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their valuable past and present contributions to this land.
As the Ottawa community continues to work together to stay safe during these unprecedented times, we’re excited to announce that this year’s celebration is going virtual! That’s right…Doors Open Ottawa is back, and you’re invited to enjoy Ottawa’s beautiful architectural landscape from the comfort of your own home. Discover the secrets and stories that lie within over 70 of Ottawa’s most interesting buildings through still photography, in-depth descriptions, 3D and virtual tours, and more.
Favourites like the Supreme Court of Canada, the Canada Council Art Bank, and Chaudière Falls / Portage Power are back, with each building offering a unique and informative way to share what goes on behind the scenes! For visitors who have been with us from the start, new additions like Cascades Recovery+, Arts Court, and West Block are guaranteed to be just what you’re looking for in a new building experience.
Whether this is your first year participating in Doors Open Ottawa, or you’ve been with us from the beginning, please take a moment to listen to this year’s special welcome message from His Worship, Mayor Jim Watson and Iona Green, Co-Chair of the Doors Open Ottawa Advisory Council.
This year, join us from June 4 to 11 to pay homage to Ottawa’s history, culture, and stunning architecture! It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s the perfect way to discover how Canada’s Capital has become the beautiful city it is today. Don't forget to share your #VirtualDOOttawa experience on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Please note that the following building requires registration in order to participate in the online building tour. For more information about how to register, please visit:
Supreme Court of Canada