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Doors Open 2019

The Township of Oro-Medonte invites you to participate in Doors Open 2019.

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Township of Oro-Medonte has partnered with the County of Simcoe to present Doors Open.

Started in 2002 by the Ontario Heritage Trust (OHT), Doors Open commemorates and celebrates the fascinating stories that breathe life into our buildings and community. 

The Township is excited to be involved in this event as residents and visitors experience unique heritage sites and art opportunities throughout the region.


Visitors are invited for a guided tour of the Mosque that will feature an Islamic Exhibition and video presentation sharing what it means to be Muslim. Following there will be an open discussion and opportunity for questions. Light refreshments will be served.


CARLEY HALL ART, MUSIC & TEA ROOM - The Hall will feature free live music on stage all day.  There will be art for sale with watercolor and acrylic paintings, portraits, and vintage designed items and clothing. Be enticed by the sweet aroma of fresh baked scones prepared by Laurie Neill (formerly from the White Lions Tea House). The scones will be served with lemon curd, cream, and jam, alongside a pot of tea. 

The musical roster includes:

11:30 AM   Orillia's Sunshine Strings - Be entertained with lively popular show tunes.

​1:00 PM     Anne Walker, local singer/songwriter - Likened to Anne Murray & Connie Kaldor, Anne sings of local rural history.

2:00 PM      Paige Kash, young singer/songwriter - Hailing from the Toronto's Etobicoke School for the Arts, Paige is a fine guitarist and excels in blues & ballads.


History enthusiasts are encouraged to visit this important piece of Ontario's Black History and learn more about how Black settlers played a role in the establishment of the Township. Guests are also encouraged to try out the new smartphone app and take a digital tour back in time. Interpreters from Simcoe County Museum will be on hand to answer questions and to give tours of the little church with a big history.

More information on the Oro African Church LINK​


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