Ontario's Historical Plaques
Learn a little Ontario history as told through the plaques
erected by the Ontario Heritage Trust and the
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Site updated May 15, 2013
(more plaques at torontoplaques.com)
Here's a photo of one of the 1493 historical plaques on this site.
A different plaque photo appears each day.
You can click on the photo to visit its page.
Here are the 10 latest plaque pages
with a new comment added by a visitor to this site.
The Ontario School for the Deaf
The La Guayra Settlers
Joseph Montferrand 1802-1864
Sir Richard Cartwright 1835-1912
Beaverdams Church 1832
The King's Royal Regiment of New York
The Founding of Brussels
Donald Allerton Johnston 1874-1957
Captain John W. Meyers 1745-1821
Here are thumbnails of the 12 latest plaques to be posted on this site.
You can click on any of them to go to its webpage.
Welcome. My name is Alan L Brown and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I'm a 67-year-old retired school librarian who left the profession in June, 2002. I've had an interest in plaques since I was a kid. Now that I'm retired, I set out, in March 2004, with my trusty digital camera, to take a photo of each of the Provincial government's Ontario Heritage Trust plaques and create a page for each on this site. Then, beginning in May, 2009, I began adding all the Federal government's Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaques in Ontario to the site. The provincial and federal plaques are the only plaques I post on this site. Although there are thousands of local ones erected throughout the province, due to time constraints and the fact it's just me running things, I've had to limit myself.
Using the menu at the top or bottom of each page, you can access the plaques by way of the Index, Subjects, Locations, and Search links. As well, the menu gives you access to a list of links to other sites and a link to send me an email.
Please note that all the historical plaques in the City of Toronto are not posted here but can be seen on my other website, torontoplaques.com
I'd like to acknowledge the work done by Wayne Cook on his website. He has granted me permission to copy his plaque text for use on my website.
I'd also like to thank these 106 fine people and organizations who have contributed photographs of plaques to this site:
Eileen F. Brown
Trevor Eaton Cordes
Guernsey Museums & Galleries
Thomas William Kirkbride
Mario G. Lafreniere
Lianne Johnson Lowens
Peter and Gloria
Sarnia Heritage Committee
John Carman Shultis
Township of Scugog Heritage Committee
Myno Van Dyke
If you'd like to see the photos they contributed, just copy their name and paste it into the box on my Search Page.
In July of 2006 I began a site about Toronto's history called Toronto's Historical Plaques.
My photos are freely available to whoever wishes to download them. I do ask that the photos be credited to ontarioplaques.com.