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In memoriam

The Ontario Heritage Trust is saddened by the recent passing of former Board member, Dr. Paule Doucet, after a long and courageous battle with cancer ...

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 ...
July 06, 2016
Summer concerts at Fulford Place

This summer, Fulford Place museum is launching a series of noontime concerts featuring local performers

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June 25, 2016
Doors Open Gravenhurst

Join us on June 25 for Doors Open Gravenhurst

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June 23, 2016
Provincial plaque commemorates The Flying Frenchmen and Jean-Baptiste “Jack” Laviolette
BELLEVILLE  – Today, the Ontario Heritage Trust, in partnership with the City of Belleville and the Hastings County Historical Society, unveiled a provincial plaque at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre commemorating “The Flying Frenchmen” ... more
June 10, 2016
Official closing of the Commemoration of 400 Years of French Presence in Ontario

PENETANGUISHENE – Today, the Office of Francophone Affairs, the Ontario Heritage Trust and the Town of Penetanguishene hosted a special event at Rotary Champlain Wendat Park to mark the official closing of the commemoration of 400 years of French presence in Ontario

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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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April 14, 2016
Discover the story behind every door | Doors Open Ontario kicks off April 23

TORONTO – From April to October, the Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to explore Ontario’s heritage treasures during Doors Open Ontario 2016

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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?

George Brown, a Father of Confederation and founder of The Globe newspaper, died of complications from a gunshot wound inflicted by a disgruntled employee.
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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