Ontario's Historical Plaques


Ontario's history as told through its plaques

2004 - Now in our 10th Year - 2014

Site updated April 13, 2014

(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 68-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 a photo of one of the 1451 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 10 latest plaque pages
with a new comment added by a visitor to this site.

Horning's Mills
Christian Warner 1754-1833
Glengarry Cairn
The Founding of Stouffville
Meeting House of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
The Macdonald Cartier Freeway
The Grand River Mission
The Dutch Settlement of Holland Marsh
The Cowley Fathers at Bracebridge
Thomas D'Arcy McGee 1825-1868

Here are thumbnails of the 9 latest plaques
to be posted on this site.

You can click on any of them to go to its webpage.

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M. W. Bro. William Mercer... The Ontario Paper Company Pro Patria 1812-1814
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Port Arthur Detention of Second World... National Arts Centre
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Macdonald Cartier Freeway William Thomas 1799-1860 Founding of Georgetown

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', 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.

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.

My photos are freely available to whoever wishes to download them. I do ask that the photos be credited to ontarioplaques.com.

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