Cobourg House Tour Gives You the Chance to Explore Fascinating and Significant Buildings

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The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Cobourg & East Northumberland branch is excited to announce the return of their annual house tour on Saturday, June 1st. This year 11 architecturally, historically or environmentally important properties in Cobourg will be open to the public.

“We’ve lined up some really fabulous houses and buildings this year. I think people are really going to love them,” said Esther Robson, chair of the ACO house tour committee. “We’re so thankful to the owners of these properties who have so willing opened their doors to help us raise funds to continue to work to preserve our area’s unique character.”

Among the 11 buildings open to the public are eight heritage houses including Lakehurst Estate, a handsome 1832 Georgian style house, Glebe Lawn an 1852 eccentric Gothic Revival villa, and a charming Ontario Vernacular Cottage as well as the recently restored St. Peter’s Anglican Church, an exemplary 1970 mid-century modern and a newly built completely energy-efficient 21st century residence. The historic rooms and the Art Gallery of Northumberland at Victoria Hall, Cobourg’s magnificent municipal edifice are also open to visit.

Tickets cost $35.00 and are available at these local businesses: Quinn’s Blooms (Cobourg), Acanthus Interiors (Cobourg), Art Gallery of Northumberland (Cobourg), 1812 Antiques (Grafton), Holton Flowers (Port Hope) and Lana Taylor Antiques (Port Hope). Tickets will also be available at the Cobourg Farmers’ Market on Saturday May 18th at the Rotary Waterfront Park, Albert Street and online at

A delicious box lunch will be for sale at St. Peter’s Church from 11am to 2pm on the event day.

“The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario is a not-for-profit that works to preserve Ontario’s heritage structures and to educate the public about their importance to us economically, culturally and to our well being,” said Don Macintosh, Chair of the local ACO branch. “I’d like to thank the committee, all the volunteers and the property owners that made this great event happen.”

St. Peter’s Anglican Church is providing a delicious box lunch for $20.00 with beverage to eat in the Great Hall or take away from 11 am to 2 pm.
You can pre-order your lunch by contacting St. Peter’s Church – or call 905 372 3442.
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