From a restored 19th-century pharmacy to the sweeping veranda of an Edwardian mansion, from an early fur-trading post to a city estate, the Ontario Heritage Trust holds 27 built heritage sites for the people of Ontario. Eleven of these properties have been designated as National Historic Sites.
Properties such as Fulford Place in Brockville, the Niagara Apothecary in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site in Dresden and Macdonell-Williamson House in East Hawkesbury attract thousands of visitors each year. Sites also serve as living museums, reception venues, leased spaces, offices and film locations, used and enjoyed by the people of Ontario and visitors to the province.
Many of the Trust's built properties are operated in partnership with local municipalities and community heritage groups. Working with these partners, the Trust ensures that these heritage sites will remain an important part of the lives of Ontario's communities.
Over the years, with financial assistance from government, the private sector and individuals, the Trust has undertaken extensive conservation work on these properties and their associated collections. By working to conserve our rich built and cultural heritage, the Trust helps us to celebrate the past and understand its importance for the present and the future.