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Join us from February 16-22 as we celebrate Heritage Week 2015

Join our special Heritage Week launch on Tuesday, February 17 at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens ... (Hockey Night in Canada, Foster Hewitt. CBC Still Photo Collection. Credit: Robert Ragsdale.)

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 ...

Ontario Heritage Act Register

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February 25, 2015
Le Patrimoine dans une ville qui se transforme (Heritage in a Changing City)

Join us for this free talk – presented by ERA Architects Inc., specialists in renovating and repurposing historical buildings in Toronto

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February 21, 2015
EWG Tour - Free during Heritage Week!

Year-round guided tours of this National Historic Site – the last operating double-decker theatre in the world – last for 1½ hours and recount the history and restoration of the complex

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February 21, 2015
Glengarry History Fair

Come and learn about the rich history of Glengarry County. This family-fun event will be held at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria

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February 19, 2015
Chinese New Year celebration – Volunteer appreciation evening

Tonight, we offer a special thank-you evening for our volunteers in appreciation of their dedication and service throughout 2014

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February 19, 2015
Heritage Day Dinner

Join us at our annual fundraising dinner at Ballygiblins Restaurant & Pub, with keynote speaker Don Nixon, author of The Other Side of the Hill

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February 19, 2015
EWG Tour - Free during Heritage Week!

Year-round guided tours of this National Historic Site – the last operating double-decker theatre in the world – last for 1½ hours and recount the history and restoration of the complex

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February 19, 2015
Heritage Week Lecture: David and Sandi Wells

Authors David and Sandi Wells will speak about their book, The Last Front: Forever Yonge

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February 18, 2015
Heritage Week Lecture: Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson – senior captain of the Wolfe Islander III ferry and founding president of the Wolfe Island Historical Society – will speak on the intriguing history of Wolfe Island

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February 17, 2015
Heritage Week Display

Come to the Markham Civic Centre during Heritage Week and explore a display in the foyer about Markham's main streets

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February 17, 2015
Heritage Week launch event at Maple Leaf Gardens

The Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to celebrate Heritage Week 2015

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February 16, 2015
Heritage Week at the Cabin

To celebrate Heritage Week, Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site will be open to the public with special reduced admissions

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February 16, 2015
Family Day: In celebration of our military families

Join us for a day of entertainment, refreshments, guest speakers, outdoor and indoor scavenger hunts, outdoor ice skating and snowshoeing

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February 16, 2015
Games of the Past

Leave your digital games behind! Young and old are invited to play challenging games that require hand-eye coordination, concentration and plain good old-fashioned luck

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February 16, 2015
150 Years of Oil Springs History

Oil Springs has a rich oil history and has played a major part in the development of the Oil Industry not only in this community but around the world

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February 16, 2015
A Thousand Miles to Freedom film screening

As part of its celebration of Black History Month, Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site will be screening the film, A Thousand Miles to Freedom

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February 16, 2015
Heritage Week Lecture: Felicity McKendry

At this special Heritage Week lecture, Felicity McKendry speaks about her career as an early female aviator and flight instructor – including her experiences in flight-testing Canadian astronauts Steve MacLean and Marc Garneau. Free admission

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February 14, 2015
Highlights on Heritage

Come and explore displays from 11 Peel heritage organizations at downtown Brampton’s Bramalea City Centre in celebration of local heritage

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February 13, 2015
Frontenac Heritage Festival

Come and join this weekend celebration of local heritage, featuring a photo contest, skating, snowshoeing, crafts, guided tours, and more

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February 07, 2015
Burlington Heritage Fair

Come and experience the Burlington Heritage Fair, celebrating the bicentennial of Sir John A. Macdonald and the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag

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January 14, 2015
Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program launches

TORONTO – This week, the Ontario Heritage Trust welcomes the first of six artists selected to participate in the Trust’s Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program

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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 ...

Did you know?

Operating from St. Catharines, famous Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Ross Tubman led hundreds out of slavery from the southern United States to Canada.
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre ...

Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre ...

Explore the world's last double-decker theatre! (Photo: George Pelekis)
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)
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