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Digital Doors Open Quinte West

October 26, 2021

Explore some traditional Doors Open Quinte West sites without having to leave home. The following sites offer tours, videos and activities that will engage people of all ages.

The 10th annual Doors Open event in Quinte West will take place virtually again this year from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2021. Digital Doors Open Quinte West offers free, digital access for the public to explore and learn more about the history of local organizations, businesses and attractions throughout the city.

This year’s virtual event will feature some familiar favourites such as Research Casting International, Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton, Quinte Waste Solutions and the Trent Severn Canal.

To capture the rich history and culture of Quinte West, the virtual event will feature several documentary films from local filmmaker Sean Scally, including: Playing with Fire, which details the story of the British Chemical Company and the great explosion of 1814; Ritchie’s Folly, about the Central Ontario Railway Company; Lumberbaron, which tells the story of the Gilmour family and the Gilmour Lumber Company; and Apples and Egos, which uncovers the story about Trenton Cold Storage and the influence of apples in the history of Trenton.

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