Ontario's Historical Plaques

ontarioplaques.com

Discover Ontario's history as told through its plaques

2004 - Now in our 11th Year - 2015

Site updated March 28, 2015


(more plaques at torontoplaques.com)



Photo of the webmaster Welcome. I'm Alan L Brown. I've lived in Toronto since 1968. I'm a 69-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... more




Here's our Plaque of the Day,
one of the 1464 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


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

Samuel Lount 1791-1838
Gore's Landing
William Blair Bruce 1859-1906
The Founding of Dresden
Major James Morrow Walsh 1840-1905
Skirmish at McCrae's House




Here are thumbnails of
the latest plaques to be posted on this site.
You can click on any of them to go to its webpage.


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 William Blair Bruce 1859-1906

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 Sir John Alexander Macdonald (1815-1891)

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 Dr. Jenny Trout (1841-1921)

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 The Rideau Canal

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 Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae 1872-1918




Photo of the webmaster ...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', '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.