Ontario's Historical Plaques


Discover Ontario's history as told through its plaques

2004 - Now in our 14th Year - 2018

Site updated December 10, 2018

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Photo of the webmaster Welcome. I'm Alan L Brown. I'm a 73-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. (more)

Here's our Plaque of the Day,
one of the 1511 plaques on this website.
A different plaque photo appears each day.
You can click on the photo to visit its page.

Today's historical plaque pic

Here are the latest plaque pages
with a new comment added by a visitor to this site.

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 The John Backhouse Mill

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 The Church of the
 Immaculate Conception

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 Merrill Denison 1893-1975

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 The Peterson Road

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 The Founding of Stoney Point

Here are the newest plaques to be posted on this site.
You can click on one to go to its webpage.

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Cairine Wilson (1885-1962)

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Sir Alexander Campbell (1822-1892)

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Construction of the Trans-Canada Highway

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Algoma Central Engine House

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Grain Transshipment at the Lakehead

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Butler's Barracks

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Canadian War Memorials Fund

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Canadian Participation in the Royal Flying Corps

Photo of the webmaster (continued from the top of this page) 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 website. 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', 'Map', 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'.

This site is indexed by the FreeFind search engine.

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.

My photos are freely available to whoever wishes to download them. I do ask that the words "Source: ontarioplaques.com" be located under or near the photos.

I permit use of my photos on ontarioplaques.com to be used under the "Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike" license at Wikipedia.

I'd also like to thank these 141 fine people and organizations who have contributed plaque photographs to this site:

If you'd like to see the photos they contributed, just copy their name and paste it into the box on my Search Page.