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Since the 1950s, the Ontario government has installed blue & gold historic plaques around the province, of which there are now over 1,200. The Canadian government and Heritage Toronto (City of Toronto) have installed hundreds more, featuring wonderful information about "what happenened here."

In the past decade or so, travelling around the province, I've amassed a significant collection of plaque snapshots. This site is a way of keeping track of things I've seen, and sharing what I've learned about Ontario.

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JOY OIL STATION

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These two buildings, a garage and an office, are rare survivors of Toronto’s early automotive history. Constructed in 1937 as a gas and service…

ONTARIO LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

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THE ONTARIO LIBRARY ASSOCIATION WAS FOUNDED AT A MEETING, OCTOBER 18TH, 1900, HELD IN THE TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF CHURCH AND…

WOODS MANUFACTURING CO. FACTORY

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This landmark factory was designed in 1907 by James Layrock Havill for the Smart Bag Company of Montreal, which made cotton and jute ropes, twines,…