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2022

May 18, 2022

Ontario Heritage Trust museums open for the summer: Visit Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site and Fulford Place

ONTARIO – The Ontario Heritage Trust’s museums are reopening their doors to the public this summer. These provincially significant sites explore Ontario’s shared history and bring it to life through interactive public tours, exhibits and special events ...

April 28, 2022

Ontario Heritage Trust announces four provincial plaque unveilings to replace plaques commemorating Ontario’s Black history in Southwestern Ontario and Niagara Region

TORONTO – Today, the Ontario Heritage Trust unveiled four updated provincial plaques commemorating four significant communities and events from Southwestern Ontario and Niagara Region’s Black history ...

April 25, 2022

Ontario Heritage Trust announces partnership for improvement and expansion of Niagara Twenty Valley Trail

TOWN OF LINCOLN – The Ontario Heritage Trust is partnering with the Town of Lincoln, the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority and the Bruce Trail Conservancy on the Niagara Twenty Valley Trail Revitalization Project ...

April 22, 2022

Doors Open Ontario returns with more in-person events for 2022 season

TORONTO – Expand your horizon and go behind the scenes of some of Ontario’s most significant places and spaces. Doors Open Ontario returns with a larger number of in-person events this spring, starting on Mother’s Day weekend ...

February 25, 2022

Exceptional Ontarians and conservation projects recognized at the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards

TORONTO – The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and John Ecker, Chair of the Ontario Heritage Trust, presented projects and individuals who made exceptional contributions to heritage conservation with the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards during a virtual ceremony on February 24, 2022 ...

February 17, 2022

Celebrate Ontario’s heritage during Heritage Week, February 21-27

TORONTO – February 21-27 is Ontario Heritage Week, an opportunity for communities across the province to celebrate Ontario’s natural and cultural heritage and explore local history. The Ontario Heritage Trust is offering a range of digital programs for all ages throughout the week ...

February 4, 2022

Black History Month: Free virtual programs from Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site

DRESDEN – The Ontario Heritage Trust invites all Ontarians to celebrate and recognize the legacy of Black Canadians during Black History Month with Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site ...

January 31, 2022

The Ontario Heritage Trust welcomes a new group of artists set to live and create at the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Centre

TORONTO – Six artists from across Canada have been selected for the eighth year of the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Program ...



2021

October 14, 2021

Cole Shoal Lighthouse near Brockville commemorated by provincial plaque

BROCKVILLE – Today, the Ontario Heritage Trust and Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley and its Five Mile Light Rebuild Committee unveiled a provincial plaque to commemorate Cole Shoal Lighthouse ...

August 4, 2021

Top 20 ways to experience something new with digital Doors Open Ontario

TORONTO – Expand your horizons and go behind the scenes: visit Ontario’s most intriguing buildings, places and spaces online through Doors Open Ontario ...

July 21, 2021

How to celebrate Emancipation Day 2021 in Ontario

DRESDEN –This Emancipation Day, August 1, you can experience a week of digital activities from the Ontario Heritage Trust that celebrate and explore Ontario’s Black communities and Black heritage through engaging and educational video programming produced by Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site ...

July 8, 2021

Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program accepting applications for 2022

TORONTO – The Ontario Heritage Trust is now accepting applications to the 2022 Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program. Residencies are available throughout 2022, with flexible terms ranging from one to three months. The application deadline is September 30, 2021 ...

June 21, 2021

Ontario Heritage Trust launches the Harvey McCue (Waubageshig) Internship for Indigenous Youth

TORONTO – The Ontario Heritage Trust is pleased to announce the creation of the Harvey McCue (Waubageshig) Internship for Indigenous Youth. The internship will provide opportunities, mentorship and support to young Indigenous persons interested in the fields of heritage conservation, education or culture ...

June 3, 2021

Take a hike and explore Ontario trails on June 5, International Trails Day

TORONTO – June 5 is International Trails Day, an annual and worldwide celebration of trails and the healthy lifestyle they promote ...

April 22, 2021

The Ontario Heritage Trust announces the 2021 Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence participants

TORONTO – Four Canadian artists, whose skills span a wide range of practices, will be the 2021 Artists-in-Residence of the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Program ...

February 19, 2021

2020 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards celebrate heritage excellence in Ontario

TORONTO – The 2020 recipients of the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards were recognized at a virtual ceremony on February 18, 2021 by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and the Ontario Heritage Trust. The awards celebrate projects and individuals who made exceptional contributions to heritage conservation in Ontario in 2020 ...

February 15, 2021

Ontario Heritage Trust celebrates Heritage Week 2021

TORONTO – February 15-21 marks Ontario Heritage Week 2021, an opportunity for communities across the province to celebrate Ontario’s natural and cultural heritage. This is the 37th year that Heritage Week has been commemorated in Ontario. While celebrations will look different this year, the digital and virtual programs at Ontario museums, galleries, historic sites as well as libraries and archives provide an opportunity for Ontarians to safely reconnect with and celebrate their local history and community ...

February 1, 2021

Ontario Heritage Trust recognizes Black History Month with a virtual lecture featuring award-winning author Esi Edugyan and a virtual museums forum on Black history in Chatham-Kent

TORONTO – The Ontario Heritage Trust is recognizing Black History Month with two exciting programs that will help Ontarians learn more about Black history and reconnect with creators, researchers, thinkers and community leaders from Canada’s and Ontario’s Black communities ...



2020

July 27, 2020

Celebrating Emancipation Day and Ontario’s Black history and heritage

DRESDEN – The Ontario Heritage Trust is pleased to announce digital Emancipation Day activities for 2020, from interviews with historians to musical performances by Black artists ...

July 23, 2020

Doors Open Ontario is going digital for 2020 – join us on a virtual journey across the province!

TORONTO – Since 2002, the Ontario Heritage Trust’s Doors Open Ontario program has encouraged Ontarians to discover the stories inside the province’s most unique and fascinating historic places, cultural, and natural sites – all free of charge ...

July 13, 2020

Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program accepting applications for 2021

TORONTO – The Ontario Heritage Trust is calling for applications to the 2021 Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program. The application deadline is September 30, 2020 ...

May 15, 2020

Ontario Heritage Trust reopens some trails and natural properties

TORONTO – While the Trust’s cultural sites remain closed to the public to protect the health and safety of the public, staff and partners, some of our natural areas and trails are now open ...

April 24, 2020

Remembering Wilma Morrison

TORONTO - It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Wilma Morrison ...

April 20, 2020

Remembering Allan Gotlieb

TORONTO - The Ontario Heritage Trust is saddened by the recent news of the passing of Allan Gotlieb ...

March 26, 2020

UPDATED: Ontario Heritage Trust COVID-19 updates

TORONTO - Please be assured that although the Ontario Heritage Trust has suspended all public-facing activities until further notice to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, partners and staff, the Trust continues to protect and conserve Ontario’s heritage and share our stories ... [last updated March 31, 2020]

February 28, 2020

Provincial plaque honours the contributions of the Women’s Law Association of Ontario

TORONTO – Yesterday, the Ontario Heritage Trust and the Women’s Law Association of Ontario unveiled a provincial plaque to commemorate the Women’s Law Association of Ontario (WLAO) and to honour and celebrate 100 years of advocacy and empowerment ...

February 21, 2020

2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards recognize heritage excellence in Ontario

TORONTO – The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and the Ontario Heritage Trust celebrated projects and individuals who made exceptional contributions to heritage conservation in Ontario yesterday evening at the annual Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards ceremony at Queen’s Park ...

February 17, 2020

Ontario Heritage Trust celebrates Heritage Week 2020

TORONTO – This week, communities across the province will host special events and activities to mark Ontario Heritage Week 2020, which runs from February 17-23. This is the 36th year that Heritage Week has been celebrated in Ontario, providing a chance to explore the rich heritage of the province firsthand ...

February 4, 2020

Ontario Heritage Trust announces artists-in-residence at Fool’s Paradise for 2020

TORONTO – Seven Canadian artists whose skills span a wide range of practices will live at Fool’s Paradise for the sixth season of the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Program, managed by the Ontario Heritage Trust and supported by RBC ...

January 30, 2020

Ontario Heritage Trust announces Thomas Symons Award for Commitment to Conservation

TORONTO – The Ontario Heritage Trust is pleased to announce the creation of a new award to recognize excellence in heritage conservation in Ontario – the Thomas Symons Award for Commitment to Conservation ...



2019

September 25, 2019

Doors Open Ontario featured event at the Canadian Niagara Power Generating Station

NIAGARA FALLS - Niagara Parks will partner with the Ontario Heritage Trust to present an unforgettable experience – exclusive, one-day access on Saturday, October 26, to the awe-inspiring Canadian Niagara Power Generating Station, as part of the provincewide Doors Open Ontario program ...

August 15, 2019

The endless adventure of #DoorsOpenOntario continues this fall over 7 weekends and 24 events!

TORONTO – Looking for road trip inspiration, to check out the great outdoors or to discover the amazing architecture of the province this fall? You’re in luck! Doors Open Ontario, the annual program that lets you look behind the scenes of buildings, gardens and other historic places across Ontario, is gearing up for the fall season ...

July 15, 2019

Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program accepting applications for 2020

TORONTO – The Ontario Heritage Trust is calling for applications to the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program. The application deadline is September 30, 2019 ...

May 13, 2019

Ontario Heritage Trust museums open for the summer!

ONTARIO – If you’re looking for a compelling experience in your community or across the province, then check out one (or more!) of Ontario Heritage Trust’s museums this summer ...

April 24, 2019

#DoorsOpenOntario 2019: 36 events, 900 sites, 1 endless adventure

TORONTO – The Ontario Heritage Trust is opening the door to Doors Open Ontario 2019 and unlocking exciting architectural, cultural and natural heritage experiences this spring and fall season ...

February 25, 2019

2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards showcase conservation and youth achievement

TORONTO – 120 individuals, including students from Smith Falls, Ottawa and Windsor, were awarded Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards at a ceremony on Friday, February 22. The awards, which were presented by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, recognize individuals, groups and communities for exceptional contributions to conserving Ontario’s heritage ...

January 31, 2019

New group of artists set to live and create at Fool’s Paradise in 2019

TORONTO – Eight artists from across Canada, including visual artists, musicians and writers, have been selected for the fifth year of the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence program ...