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Snapshots of Ontario’s sport heritage

New for 2015! Explore Ontario's sport heritage to understand better how this history continues to shape and motivate Ontarians. (Men's 4 x 100-metre relay gold medal ceremony, 1996. Photo courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Committee.)

Snapshots of Franco-Ontarian heritage

New for 2015! Explore this web resource and learn how our Franco-Ontarian heritage has impacted today’s province. (Champlain with Astrolabe on the West Bank of Ottawa River, 1613. CW Jefferys, Library and Archives Canada/Charles William Jefferys fonds/C-073632.) ...

Doors Open Ontario 2015

Discover the story behind every door ...
September 19, 2015
Doors Open Waterloo Region

Join us on September 19 for Doors Open Waterloo Region

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September 19, 2015
Doors Open Port Stanley-Sparta

Join us on September 19 for Doors Open Port Stanley-Sparta

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September 19, 2015
Doors Open Markham

Join us on September 19 for Doors Open Markham

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September 19, 2015
Doors Open Haldimand County

Join us on September 19 for Doors Open Haldimand County

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September 13, 2015
Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

Join us on September 13 for Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

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September 12, 2015
Doors Open Highlands East

Join us on September 12-13 for Doors Open Highlands East

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September 10, 2015
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

The Toronto International Film Festival is the leading public film festival in the world

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August 15, 2015
Doors Open Aurora

Join us on August 15 for Doors Open Aurora

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August 08, 2015
Provincial plaque to commemorate The Disappearing Propeller Boat

Join the Ontario Heritage Trust and the Dispro Owners Association for the unveiling of a provincial plaque

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August 01, 2015
Celebrate Emancipation Day at Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site on August 1

Join us at Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site for Emancipation Day – an annual celebration of hope and freedom commemorating the end of slavery in the British Empire

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July 17, 2015
Call for nominations – Ontario Heritage Trust awards

TORONTO – The Ontario Heritage Trust is seeking nominations to the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards and Young Heritage Leaders

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May 08, 2015
Ontario Heritage Trust museums open for the summer

TORONTO – This summer, visit one of the Ontario Heritage Trust’s seasonal museums and learn more about our history

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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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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.
Explore the Online Plaque Guide
Explore the Online Plaque Guide
For over 50 years now, provincial plaques have told Ontario's stories ...
Heritage Matters
Heritage Matters
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Did you know?

Ottawa was originally called Bytown after Colonel By, the officer who supervised the construction of the Rideau Canal.
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. (Photo: Ontario Heritage Centre, Toronto)
Doors Open Ontario 2014 photo contest winners

Doors Open Ontario 2014 photo contest winners

See who won the Doors Open Ontario 2014 Digital Photo Contest ... (Photo: Francis Tsao, North York)
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