Ontario's Historical Plaques

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Discover Ontario's history as told through its plaques

2004 - Now in our 12th Year - 2016

Site updated May 23, 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 1471 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.

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 Founding of St. Marys

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 Lost Villages of the St. Lawrence

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 George Tillson 1782-1864

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 Founding of Baysville

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 Hamilton & Scourge




Here is the newest plaque to be posted on this site.
You can click on it to go to its webpage.


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The Founding of Burlington



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

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 Anna Jameson 1794-1860

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 Archibald Lampman 1861-1899

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 Archibald McKellar MacMechan 1862-1933

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 "Beautiful Joe"

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 Catharine Parr Traill 1802-1899

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 Charles Mair, 1838-1927

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 Charles Sangster 1822-1893

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 Colonel Samuel Strickland 1804-1867

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 Dr. Lorne Pierce 1890-1961

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 E. Pauline Johnson 1861-1913

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 Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe 1766-1850

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 Ernest Thompson Seton 1860-1946

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 Horatio George Summers 1865-1941

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 Isabella Valancy Crawford 1850-1887

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 Jean McKishnie Blewett 1862-1934

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 John McCrae 1872-1918

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 John McLean 1799-1890

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 Joseph Medlicott Scriven 1819-1886

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 Louis Hémon 1880-1913

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 Lucy Maud Montgomery

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 Major John Richardson 1796-1852

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 Marie-Rose Turcot 1887-1977

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 Mazo de la Roche 1879-1961

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 Merrill Denison 1893-1975

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 Peter McArthur 1866-1924

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 The Reverend Charles W. Gordon 1860-1937

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 Sara Jeannette Duncan 1861-1922

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 Sir Gilbert Parker 1862-1932

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 Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944

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 Susanna Moodie 1803-1885

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 Thomas and Frances Stewart

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 "When You and I Were Young, Maggie"

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 William Henry Drummond 1854-1907

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 William Kirby 1817-1906

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 William Wilfred Campbell 1858-1918

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 Wilson Pugsley MacDonald (1880-1967)




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 130 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.