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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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WILLIAM (BILLY) McKAY JR. 1862-1943

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William McKay was an early supporter of the development of the Township of East York. In 1891, McKay bought about 16 hectares (40 acres) for a farm…

R.C. HARRIS WATER TREATMENT PLANT 1941

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The R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant is Toronto’s largest-capacity water treatment facility and its greatest collection of Art Deco buildings. Built…

STEAMBOATING ON LAKE SIMCOE

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The “Sir John Colborne”, launched in 1832, was the first of many steamboats on Lake Simcoe. A link in the land-water transportation route connecting…