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Champlain 400

On October 12, 2015, a provincial plaque was unveiled in Honfleur, France to commemorate the 400th anniversary 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. (Kenora Thistles, 1907. Photo courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame.)
June 11, 2016
Doors Open Lambton County

Join us on June 11-12 for Doors Open Lambton County

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June 11, 2016
Doors Open Erin

Join us on June 11 for Doors Open Erin

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June 11, 2016
Doors Open Clarington

Join us on June 11 for Doors Open Clarington

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June 10, 2016
Champlain's Legacy - Official closing of the 400th anniversary of French presence in Ontario

Come to this FREE event for people of all ages

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June 04, 2016
Doors Open Owen Sound

Join us on June 4-5 for Doors Open Owen Sound

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June 04, 2016
Doors Open Ottawa

Join us on June 4-5 for Doors Open Ottawa

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June 04, 2016
Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

Join us on June 4 for Doors Open Whitchurch-Stouffville

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May 28, 2016
Doors Open Toronto

Join us on May 28-29 for Doors Open Toronto

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May 28, 2016
Doors Open Brockville-Thousand Islands

Join us on May 28-29 for Doors Open Brockville-Thousand Islands

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May 28, 2016
Doors Open Oxford-Tillsonburg

Join us on May 28 for Doors Open Oxford-Tillsonburg

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April 14, 2016
New exhibit opening at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Join us for a preview of a new exhibit opening 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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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.
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?

The oldest wooden lighthouse on the Canadian shores of Lake Erie can be found at Port Burwell.
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre ...

Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre ...

Explore the world's last operating double-decker theatre! (Photo: Francis Tsao, North York)
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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