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Doors Open Ontario 2016

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Champlain 400

On June 10, 2016, the Office of Francophone Affairs, the Ontario Heritage Trust and the Town of Penetanguishene hosted a special event to mark the official closing of the commemoration of 400 years of French presence in Ontario ...

Snapshots of Ontario's sport heritage

Explore Ontario's sport heritage to understand better how this history continues to shape and motivate Ontarians. (Hockey Night in Canada, Foster Hewitt. CBC Still Photo Collection/Robert Ragsdale.)
September 24, 2016
Doors Open Windsor

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September 24, 2016
Doors Open Walkerton and Area

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September 24, 2016
Doors Open Perth

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September 24, 2016
Doors Open North Grenville

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September 24, 2016
Doors Open Markham

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September 24, 2016
Doors Open East Elgin
September 22, 2016
Fulford Place talk chronicles Magedoma’s history

Full steam ahead! Fulford Place takes visitors on an exciting voyage across time on the Magedoma, a restored Edwardian luxury yacht formerly owned by the Fulford family

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September 18, 2016
The Leslieville Flea

Toronto’s Leslieville Flea market heads outdoors for its fourth successful season

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September 17, 2016
Doors Open Wellington North

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September 17, 2016
Doors Open Waterloo Region

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September 17, 2016
Doors Open King Township

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September 17, 2016
Doors Open Haldimand County

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September 17, 2016
Doors Open Grimsby

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September 17, 2016
Doors Open Belleville and District

Join us on September 17 for Doors Open Belleville and District

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September 11, 2016
Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

Join us on September 11 for Doors Open Kawartha Lakes

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September 10, 2016
Doors Open Thunder Bay

Join us on September 10 for Doors Open Thunder Bay

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September 08, 2016
2016 Toronto International Film Festival

For 20 years, the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre has proudly hosted the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

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August 18, 2016
Provincial plaque commemorates naturalist Louise de Kiriline Lawrence

BONFIELD – Today, the Ontario Heritage Trust and the Nipissing Naturalists Club unveiled a provincial plaque

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August 16, 2016
Call for nominations for the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards and Young Heritage Leaders program

TORONTO – The Ontario Heritage Trust is seeking nominations for the 2016 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards and Young Heritage Leaders program

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August 03, 2016
Call for applications from Canadian artists for the 2017 Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program

TORONTO – The Ontario Heritage Trust is calling for applications to the 2017 Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program

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April 14, 2016
New exhibit at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Join us for a new exhibit at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse – "All in a Day's Work: Industry and Growth in Old Town"

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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
Explore the Trust's signature magazine online!

Did you know?

Toronto's Hard Rock Café on Yonge Street is the oldest of the Hard Rock Cafés.
Heritage Venues

Heritage Venues

For unique, elegant and memorable events, the Ontario Heritage Trust offers historical venues conveniently located in the heart of Toronto for your next private party, wedding, reception or corporate event. (Photo: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, Toronto)
Doors Open Ontario 2015 photo contest winners

Doors Open Ontario 2015 photo contest winners

See who won the Doors Open Ontario 2015 Photo Contest ... (Photo: David Campbell, Toronto)
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