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.


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.