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Doors Open Ontario 2014

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Learn about Heritage Conservation Districts

Discover what these designated neighbourhoods are and how heritage conservation districts (HCDs) work. Explore some of Ontario’s HCDs and the plans that helped develop them. And find some useful tools for your community in developing your own heritage conservation district ...

Parliament

Built 1797, burnt 1813, back 2012 ... visit the site of Ontario’s first purpose-built parliament buildings in Toronto. Photo: British sword belonged to General Sir Roger Hale Sheaffe, c. 1813 (detail).
May 08, 2014
Love(ly) Cocktail Party
The Ontario Heritage Trust will be hosting its first Love(ly) Cocktail Party, a romantic and elegant celebration ... more
April 02, 2014
Huzza for Freedom! Political Cartoons from the War of 1812
Explore how political cartoons spread news and critique politics ... more
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Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site
Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site
Learn about Josiah Henson, recognized for his contributions to the abolition movement and for his work in the Underground Railroad
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Learn more about Ontario’s heritage @ONheritage ...
Ontario's Places of Worship
Ontario's Places of Worship
Discover Ontario’s Places of Worship and see how they have influenced the history of our province
Fulford Place
Fulford Place
Enjoy a tour of this magnificent 20,000-square-foot, 35-room Edwardian mansion in Brockville on the sweeping shores of the majestic St. Lawrence River. Tour period rooms and landscaped grounds.
Slavery to freedom
Slavery to freedom
During the 19th century, thousands of enslaved and many free African-Americans fled the United States and made their way to freedom in Canada. Ontario was one of their primary destinations.
Plaque of the Month
Plaque of the Month
See which provincial plaque is featured this month!
Heritage Matters
Heritage Matters
Explore the Trust's signature magazine online!

Did you know?

The first newspaper published in Ontario, in 1793, was in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Heritage Venues ...

Heritage Venues ...

For unique, elegant and memorable events, the Ontario Heritage Trust offers historic venues conveniently located in the heart of Toronto for your next private party, wedding, reception or corporate event.
Doors Open Ontario 2013 photo contest winners

Doors Open Ontario 2013 photo contest winners

See who won the Doors Open Ontario 2013 Digital Photo Contest ... (Photo: A.M. (Sandy) Rose, Hamilton)
DesignatingBuildings

Poll

Who is responsible for designating buildings in Ontario?