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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 few years of 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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NEWTONBROOK

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The intersection of Yonge Street and Drewry Avenue was once the centre of a rural community known as “Newtonbrook”. The community took its name from…

THE LOST VILLAGE OF MILTON MILLS

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Linking Lake Ontario to Lake Simcoe and the upper Great Lakes, the Humber River has been vital to human habitation for thousands of years. Artifacts…

NEWTONBROOK HISTORIC COMMUNITY

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Centred at Yonge and Drewry Avenue, Newtonbrook forms North York’s most northern Yonge Street community. By 1870 Newtonbrook was considered a thriving…