Ontario's Historical Plaques

ontarioplaques.com

Discover Ontario's history as told through its plaques

2004 - Now in our 12th Year - 2016

Site updated February 11, 2016


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Photo of the webmaster Welcome. I'm Alan L Brown. I've lived in Toronto since 1968. I'm a 70-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 1469 plaques on this site.
A different plaque photo appears each day.
You can click on the photo to visit its page.


Today's historical plaque pic

To help commemorate Black History Month,
here's a link to relevant Ontario plaques.



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

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 Stratford Normal School 1908

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 The Founding of Hanover

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 The Honourable William Earl Rowe

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 Glengarry Cairn

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 Sergeant Aubrey Cosens, V.C.

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 CFCL Radio




Each week beginning on Friday I'll showcase
some of the 1469 plaques on this site.
This week: Sports

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 "Bobby" Kerr 1882-1963

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 Cogwagee * Tom Longboat 1886-1949

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 "Cyclone" Taylor 1885-1979

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 Dr. James Naismith 1861-1939

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 Fanny 'Bobbie' Rosenfeld (1903-1969)

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 "Howie" Morenz 1902-1937

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 "Jake" Gaudaur 1858-1937

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 James Naismith (1861-1939)

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 The Kenora Thistles, 1907

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 The Renfrew Millionaires

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 Syl Apps (1915-1998)

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 Tom Longboat 1886-1949

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 "Tommy Burns"

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 William Sherring 1877-1964




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 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', '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.

In partnership with Evan Sepa, a GIS Professional, we have an interactive Google Map of Ontario which includes links to all the plaques on this site.

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 photos be credited to ontarioplaques.com.

I'd also like to thank these 124 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.