The RDBID and the City of Regina, as well as other supporters, were proud to partner together for Doors Open Regina in 2013, and again in 2015. Doors Open events grants public access to heritage buildings and other sites that are normally closed to the public. It is part of an international movement that aims to create public access to these buildings.
During Doors Open Regina, participants could take a self-guided walking tour that explored ten sites in the downtown. In 2015, this included Union Station, the Canada Life Assurance Building, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Northern Bank Building, the Engineer’s Building, the Leader Building, the new Mosiac Tower, Knox-Metropolitan United Church, the Municipal Hail Building, and the Frontenac Apartments. The 2013 tour included St. Paul’s Cathedral, Loggie’s Shoes, First Baptists Church, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, the Dominion Government Building, the Assiniboia Club, and Blessed Sacrament Church. FOR DETAILS ON DOORS OPEN 2017, CLICK HERE.
KNOX-METROPOLITAN UNITED CHURCH
The bell tower at the Knox-Metropolitan is one of the most popular stops on the Doors Open Regina Tour. The Knox-Metropolitan bells were made by the same firm in London, England that cast the bells for Westminster Abbey.