Ontario's Historical Plaques
Discover Ontario's history as told through its plaques
2004 - Now in our 12th Year - 2016
Site updated April 4, 2016
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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.
Here are the latest plaque pages
with a new comment added by a visitor to this site.
Each week beginning on Friday I'll showcase
some of the 1469 plaques on this site.
This week: Firsts
(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.