Doors Open - Hide House

49 Eastern Ave

Acton, ON

Adult

Architecture

History & heritage

Widely known as Canada’s largest leather store, the humble beginnings of the Hide House were as a shipping and receiving warehouse for Acton’s Beardmore & Co., the largest tannery in the British Empire at the turn of the century. In 1899, Beardmore & Company also built a large brick warehouse, right next to the railway line. Even back then it was known as the “Hide House” because raw hides were brought in by rail and stored here to await transport by horse-drawn wagons to the tannery for processing. And so things remained until a spur line was built from the main rail line directly to the Beardmore plant. With the warehouse no longer required, it was sold in 1933. For the next several decades, the building housed various non-leather industries – including a factory which made uniforms and underwear for the military during the second world war. More than a quarter century of further refinement, rejuvenation and growth to the present have made the Acton landmark the largest and most popular leather store in Canada.

This event is free.

Doors Open

Fri Sep 25
Sat Sep 26
Sun Sep 27

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Organized by

Ann Lawlor

Doors Open

This event is part of a hub:

Downtown Acton

Organized by Cultural Services, Town of Halton Hills

Downtown Acton will be alive with arts and culture activities for all ages during the Culture Days weekend. This year Acton is celebrating its 175th anniversary. Explore the historic downtown through Doors Open sites and take part in activi...

Location

49 Eastern Ave

Acton, ON

Event Contact

Ann Lawlor

annl@haltonhills.ca

Language

English