11th Annual Doors Open Winnipeg Runs May 31 - June 1
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Heritage Winnipeg will be presenting the 11th Annual Doors Open Winnipeg event. The free annual event celebrates Winnipeg’s unique spaces, architecture and history. Doors Open will take place from May 31 – June 1, 2014 and will showcase more than 80 remarkable buildings and sites in Winnipeg — which are normally closed to the public.

Doors Open originated in France in the mid-1980s and has since been held in cities such as New York City, Sydney, and Rio de Janeiro. The Doors Open idea came to Canada in 2000 when Toronto held its first annual Doors Open. Doors Open attracts not only tourists, but residents of Winnipeg and Manitoba who are interested in learning the history of many architecturally stunning and historically significant buildings.

Doors Open Winnipeg has received than a quarter of a million site visits since 2004. It has also increased tourism over the weekend, creating valuable economic spin-offs in the retail and hospitality sectors. [DOORS OPEN WINNIPEG]