The Peterborough Airport is still open for tours today but due to the weather, the replica planes from the Great War Flying Museum are unable to take off from Brampton. The Doors Open Peterborough Committee apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused.

Due to a significant business commitment that has only just arisen, Flying Colours will be unable to participate in Doors Open Peterborough 2014 as previously advertised. The Doors Open Peterborough Committee apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused.

Doors Open Peterborough

Doors Open Peterborough: Innovation Then and Now 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The advent of the First World War in 1914 ushered in an era of innovation and technological change in communities all across Canada, including Peterborough. One hundred years later, the Peterborough community continues to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by technological and societal change in innovative and imaginative ways.

Doors Open Peterborough 2014 is a free day of fun for people of all ages! Join us on May 3 to visit an exciting mix of historic and contemporary sites that explore the legacy of the First World War and innovation in Peterborough then and now. See you there!

If you are interested in volunteering or joining the Organizing Committee please send us an email or call 705-742-7777 extension 1491.

Ontario Small Business Insurance

The province of Ontario is a commercial hub for small businesses in Canada and is steadily making a mark at the national level. This is because, it’s a populous province that incorporates many cultures from all over the world. The cultures are reflected in the unique small businesses that contribute to the country’s domestic product.

Due to this, there are a number of firms that offer commercial liability cover for these small businesses. The small businesses have unique needs hence the need to obtain insurance covers in case of a sudden event that may leave the owners at a loss. Most insurance covers offer real time policy quote, making it easy for business owners to obtain them instantly and continue with their day to day tasks.

Why Obtain Small Business Cover

A business, irrespective of its size, has an owner, an employee and assets. They need to be protected from any potential risk in the first place. It is for this reason, that business owners should obtain insurance covers.

An insurance cover ensures the continuity of your business. Many small business come to a sudden end if an owner comes into contact with some risk, for example theft of inventory. In order to ensure that your start up business is not edged out of business, it’s vital to have an insurance scheme that will reimburse you in case of a loss.

Obtaining a business insurance offers your small business some sense of financial security. Most small businesses are basically the source of livelihood for many owners. Insurance covers secure both your assets and liabilities in equal measure.

Types of Ontario Small Business Insurance Covers

Full Owners Policy- This covers your property, income coverage, auto and equipment breakdown. This best suits business owners with valuable tools and equipment.

Liability Only- This covers the liabilities of your small business, in case you are unable to pay them. It suits businesses with no assets that risk accidents like fire or theft.


The first Doors Open Day (La Journée Portes Ouvertes) took place in France in 1984. The idea soon spread to neighbouring countries, including the Netherlands, Sweden, the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Scotland. In 1991, these events were united as European Heritage Days at the initiative of the Council of Europe. In 2003, all 48 signatory states of the European Cultural Convention participated in European Heritage Days.

In 2000, the City of Toronto launched the first Doors Open event in North America. In 2002, the Ontario Heritage Trust launched Doors Open Ontario, the first province-wide event of its kind in Canada. Peterborough has taken part in Doors Open Ontario every year since its inception.

The Doors Open concept continues to spread across North America with events now being held in Newfoundland, Alberta, Massachusetts, Western New York State, New York City and Denver.