“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Canada, Ontario Heritage Foundation Historical Markers

"The Provincial Plaque Program is the [Ontario Heritage] Trust’s oldest and perhaps best-known activity, with nearly 1,300 familiar blue and gold plaques in communities across Ontario. The plaques enliven Ontario’s history, sharing stories of the people, places and events that have helped to shape the province. They enrich our sense of place and introduce newcomers and visitors to the unique character of regions, communities and Nations within the province. With so many plaques reaching back across more than 60 years of research and interpretation, the Trust acknowledges that many of the plaques are exclusionary in their interpretation and include outdated terminology related to culture, race and gender. Our understanding of Ontario’s heritage has broadened over the years through new research, terminology, and the sharing and valuing of additional perspectives. There is a bigger conversation about many of these subjects than the text presented on the plaques." [from the Trust's website] This series includes the blue and gold markers previously sponsored by the Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board and other name derivatives.
The Trans-Canada Highway Marker image, Touch for more information
By Duane Marsteller, August 5, 2017
The Trans-Canada Highway Marker
1 Ontario, Algoma District, Batchawana Bay — The Trans-Canada Highway
This plaque stands at approximately at the halfway point of the Trans-Canada Highway, which runs from St. John's, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia. The highway's construction, in conjunction with the provinces, was authorized by the . . . Map (db m195918) HM
2 Ontario, Algoma District, Wawa — The Michipicoten Canoe Route
The nearby Michipicoten River formed an important link in the canoe route from Lake Superior to James Bay via the Michipicoten, Missinaibi and Moose Rivers. The route was probably explored at an early date by the French Fur traders who maintained a . . . Map (db m199496) HM
3 Ontario, Brant County, Brant — Syl Apps (1915-1998)
Born in Paris, Ontario in 1915, Charles Joseph Sylvanus "Syl" Apps was a professional hockey player, businessman and politician. Throughout his life, Apps displayed remarkable breadth in his abilities and accomplishments. He was a varsity . . . Map (db m223241) HM
4 Ontario, Brant County, Brant — The Hon. Harry C. Nixon (1891-1961)
Ontario's thirteenth prime minister was born on this farm and in 1913 graduated from Ontario Agricultural College. A supporter of the United Farmers of Ontario, he was elected to the provincial legislature in 1919 as member for Brant North . . . Map (db m223085) HM
5 Ontario, Brant County, Brant, Paris — “King” Capron 1796-1872
This house was built in 1831 by Hiram Capron, a native of Vermont who, in 1822, had emigrated to Norfolk County where he helped to establish one of Upper Canada's earliest iron foundries. He settled here at the Forks of the Grand in 1829, . . . Map (db m223280) HM
6 Ontario, Brant County, Brantford — Brant County Court House
Architect John Turner and contractor William Sinon built this court house for the Provisional County of Brant in 1852-53. Turner was Brantford's most influential nineteenth-century architect, designing several important public buildings in Brant . . . Map (db m198273) HM
7 Ontario, Brant County, Brantford — Canada’s First Telephone Business Office 1877
In 1877 this house, then located in downtown Brantford, became Canada's first telephone business office. It was the residence of the Reverend Thomas Philip Henderson (1816-1887), a former Baptist minister and school inspector in Paris, . . . Map (db m230401) HM
8 Ontario, Brant County, Brantford — Hon. George Brown 1818-1880
Across the Grand River at this point lies "Bow Park", once the farm of George Brown, a leading architect of Confederation, who built up an estate of some 800 acres beginning in 1866. A Scottish immigrant, Brown founded the Toronto "Globe" in 1844, . . . Map (db m215793) HM
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9 Ontario, Brant County, Brantford — Sara Jeannette Duncan 1861-1922
[English] An internationally renowned author, Duncan was raised in the adjacent house and educated locally. She taught school briefly, but then determinedly turned to journalism, gaining notice for her distinctive and witty writing . . . Map (db m215698) HM
10 Ontario, Brant County, Brantford — The Founding of Brantford
In the 1820's significant improvements to the Hamilton and London road attracted settlers to the Indian lands at Brant's Ford where this thoroughfare crossed the Grand River. A thriving village soon developed and in 1830 the Six Nations surrendered . . . Map (db m199047) HM
11 Ontario, Brant County, Brantford — The Mohawk Institute
The Mohawk Institute The Mohawk Institute was established in 1831 for children of the Six Nations Iroquois living on the Grand River. Pupils from other native communities in Ontario attended the school as well. Like all Canadian . . . Map (db m230264) HM
12 Ontario, Brant County, Brantford — William Charles Good1876-1967
[English] A leading spokesman for Canadian agrarian and co-operative movements, Good was born and raised on Myrtleville farm. He early developed a strong sense of social responsibility and, returning here after attending the . . . Map (db m217700) HM
13 Ontario, Brant County, Ohsweken — E. Pauline Johnson1861-1913
In this house "Chiefswood", erected about 1853, was born the Mohawk poetess Emily Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake). Her father, Chief G.H.M. Johnson a greatly respected leader of the Six Nations, built "Chiefswood" as a wedding gift for her English . . . Map (db m208900) HM
14 Ontario, Brant County, St. George — Adelaide Hunter Hoodless1857-1910
Adelaide Hunter was born in this farm house and lived here until she married John Hoodless in 1881. On February 19, 1897, she organized at Stoney Creek the world’s first Women’s Institute. It was her belief that in this organization rural women . . . Map (db m208855) HM
15 Ontario, Brantford, Holmdale-Landsdowne — The Ontario School for the Blind
In 1869, on the recommendation of the Rev. Egerton Ryerson, Superintendent of Education, funds were allocated to establish the first provincial school for blind children. The Ontario Institution for the Education of the Blind, which included the . . . Map (db m230229) HM
16 Ontario, Bruce County, Paisley — The Founding of Paisley
In 1852, shortly after this region was opened for settlement, the government reserved land for a town here on the Elora and Saugeen Road, at the confluence of the Teeswater and Saugeen Rivers. Already settled on the site were Simon Orchard and . . . Map (db m198319) HM
17 Ontario, Chatham-Kent, Chatham — Kent County Court House
In 1847 the Kent District was established and authority was given for the erection of a court house and jail at Chatham. One year later construction began according to plans submitted by the prominent Canadian architect William Thomas. Designed in . . . Map (db m198312) HM
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18 Ontario, Cochrane District, Cochrane — Niven's Meridian
The surveying of the line which intersects Highway No. 11 here (survey mile post 162) was the first step taken by the Ontario government in the exploration and development of this region. During the 1890s, interest in Ontario's northern mineral, . . . Map (db m217895) HM
19 Ontario, Cochrane District, Cochrane — The Founding of Cochrane / La fondation de Cochrane
[English] For centuries the site of Cochrane was used by indigenous peoples as a summer camping ground. Later it became a stopping place for fur traders en route to Moose Factory. In 1907 the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway . . . Map (db m217898) HM
20 Ontario, Cochrane District, Connaught — Frederick House
[English] A Hudson's Bay Company post named after a son of George III, Frederick House was established in 1785 to prevent Canadian fur traders in the Abitibi region from intercepting the passage of furs to Moose Fort (Moose Factory) . . . Map (db m217973) HM
21 Ontario, Cochrane District, Iroquois Falls — The Founding of Iroquois Falls / La fondation d'Iroquois Falls
[English] This region's first inhabitants were aboriginal peoples who were attracted by its abundant natural resources and extensive water routes. Europeans arrived in the late 1600s to acquire furs and establish trade with the . . . Map (db m217890) HM
22 Ontario, Cochrane District, Iroquois Falls, Porquis Junction — Sergeant Aubrey Cosens, V.C.1921-1945
Born in Latchford and raised near Porquis Junction, Cosens enlisted in the Argyle and Sutherland Regiment, Canadian Active Service Force, in 1940 and transferred to the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada in 1944. Early on February 26, 1945, his unit . . . Map (db m217896) HM
23 Ontario, Cochrane District, Matheson — Great Fire of 1916
On July 29, 1916, fires which had been burning for some weeks around settlers' clearings along the Timiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway were united by strong winds into one huge conflagration. Burning easterly along a 40-mile front, it largely or . . . Map (db m217800) HM
24 Ontario, Cochrane District, Porcupine — Porcupine Mining Area / Région minière de Porcupine
[English] From the 1880s onwards, as railways opened up northern Ontario, prospecting activity in this region intensified. The Porcupine gold rush began in 1909 following three significant discoveries. Thousands of prospectors and . . . Map (db m217899) HM
25 Ontario, Cochrane District, South Porcupine — The Porcupine Fire / L'incendie de Porcupine
[English] In the summer of 1911, when the Porcupine gold rush was at its height, the weather was hot and dry. On July 11, gale-force winds from the southwest whipped individual bush fires into a 16-km sea of flames that swiftly . . . Map (db m217900) HM
26 Ontario, Cochrane District, Timmins — CFCL Radio / Station de radio CFCL
[English] The first French-language radio station in Ontario, CFCL-Timmins, began broadcasting in December 1951. The event was greeted with enthusiasm by Franco-Ontarians who until then had heard limited programming in French over . . . Map (db m217793) HM
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27 Ontario, Cochrane District, Tunis — The Forty-Ninth Parallel
At this point the 49th parallel of latitude north of the equator crosses the highway. This line forms the southern boundary of the western provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and most of British Columbia. In 1818 a treaty between Great . . . Map (db m217889) HM
28 Ontario, Dufferin County, Orangeville — Dufferin County Court House
Construction of this imposing brick court house was begun in the spring of 1880. Designed by C.J. Soule, a Guelph architect, it was built by the contracting firm of Dobbie and Grierson. Although the first provisional county council meeting was held . . . Map (db m196159) HM
29 Ontario, Durham Region, Ajax — The Founding of Pickering
Between 1801 and 1807 a settlement developed here in Pickering Township where the Danforth Road crossed Duffin's Creek. Among the early settlers was Timothy Rogers, a prominent Quaker and colonizer who built a saw and grist-mill in 1809. A . . . Map (db m208413) HM
30 Ontario, Durham Region, Cannington — Robert Holmes 1861-1930
Robert Holmes spent a lifetime drawing and painting Canadian wildflowers, depicting many varieties in water-colours. Holmes was born in Cannington and is buried here. After studying at the Ontario School of Art and the Royal College of Art, his . . . Map (db m147898) HM
31 Ontario, Durham Region, Leaskdale — Lucy Maud Montgomery
In this house the author of “Anne of Green Gables” lived for fifteen years, and here wrote eleven of her twenty-two novels, including “Anne of the Island” (1915) and “Anne’s House of Dreams” (1916). Born in 1874 at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, . . . Map (db m199500) HM
32 Ontario, Durham Region, Oshawa — R.S. "Sam" McLaughlin, C.C., 1871-1972
Born in nearby Enniskillen, McLaughlin apprenticed in his father's Oshawa carriage works when he was sixteen. Convinced of the potential for growth of the automobile industry, he established in 1907 the McLaughlin Motor Car Company, the first major . . . Map (db m198928) HM
33 Ontario, Elgin County, Port Burwell — Port Burwell Lighthouse 1840
The Port Burwell lighthouse was constructed in 1840. It was part of a national network of light stations equipped with beacon lights to warn or guide ships at sea. The Port Burwell light was used to aid navigation and commercial shipping of local . . . Map (db m198238) HM
34 Ontario, Elgin County, St. Thomas — St. Thomas Canada Southern Railway Station / Gare ferroviaire de St. Thomas
[English] The St. Thomas Canada Southern (CASO) Station, financed by American railway promoters, was constructed between 1871 and 1873 to serve as both the passenger station for St. Thomas and CASO's corporate headquarters. During the 1920s, . . . Map (db m198268) HM
35 Ontario, Essex County, Windsor — District Court House and Goal
When the British withdrew from Detroit in 1796, they transferred the courts of the Western District to Sandwich (Windsor). An abandoned blockhouse, relocated from Chatham, served briefly as the court house and gaol until fire destroyed it in 1797. . . . Map (db m198382) HM
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36 Ontario, Frontenac County, Kingston — René-Amable Boucher 1735-1812
Boucher was born at Fort Frontenac (Kingston) where his father, an officer with the French colonial regular troops, was stationed. René-Amable also chose a military career and served in the Seven Years War with the French defenders of . . . Map (db m207809) HM
37 Ontario, Frontenac County, Kingston — The Kingston Observatory / L’Observatoire de Kingston
The first optical astronomical observatory in the province, the Kingston Observatory was established in 1855 after a solar eclipse aroused public interest in astronomical studies. Under the auspices of a committee of British . . . Map (db m217693) HM
38 Ontario, Haldimand County, Port Maitland — Grand River Naval Depot 1815
In 1815 the Royal Navy began building a depot on the present site of Port Maitland. Though intended in the event of war to accommodate three frigates and 1,000 men, the base actually supported only the four schooners which then made up the . . . Map (db m231010) HM
39 Ontario, Halton Region, Burlington — The Brant House
The original house on this site was built about 1800 by the famous Mohawk chief Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea). Two years previously Captain Brant had been granted some 3500 acres of land in this area for his military services to the Crown during . . . Map (db m233215) HM
40 Ontario, Halton Region, Burlington — The Founding of Burlington
In 1798 Joseph Brant, the celebrated Mohawk War Chief, was given a Crown grant of 3,450 acres in this area. James Gage purchased land from the Brant Tract in 1810, and laid out a town site at the northern end of Burlington Beach from Brant Street . . . Map (db m221366) HM
41 Ontario, Halton Region, Burlington, Aldershot — La Salle at the Head of the Lake / La Salle à L’amont du Lac
LA SALLE AT THE HEAD OF THE LAKE In 1669 René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle, intent on reaching the Ohio River in order "not to leave to another the honour of finding the way to the Southern Sea, and thereby the route to China”, set out on . . . Map (db m221304) HM
42 Ontario, Hamilton, Ancaster — “The Bloody Assize” 1814
During the War of 1812 marauding bands of renegade settlers, many of whom had defected to the United States from the Niagara and London Districts, were active in southwestern Upper Canada. A number were captured and in May, 1814, nineteen . . . Map (db m220198) HM
43 Ontario, Hamilton, Ancaster — The Founding of Ancaster
In 1791 James Wilson in partnership with Richard Beasley built a sawmill and a grist-mill on the site of this community. The mills were sold to Jean Baptiste Rousseaux (known as St. John) in 1794 and developed into a thriving pioneer enterprise. . . . Map (db m220193) HM
44 Ontario, Hamilton, Beasley — Acting Sergeant John Rennie, G.C. 1919-1943
"Jock" Rennie was awarded the George Cross posthumously in May 1944 for an instinctive, selfless act of heroism. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, he came to Ontario with his family as a child and grew up in Kirchener. Rennie . . . Map (db m233165) HM
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45 Ontario, Hamilton, Beasley — Christ’s Church Cathedral / La Cathédrale de l’Eglise du Christ
CHRIST'S CHURCH CATHEDRAL An important ecclesiastical centre for the Niagara Peninsula, Christ's Church was erected in stages, its form altered as the size and prominence of the congregation increased. Begun in 1835 as a parish church, . . . Map (db m218769) HM
46 Ontario, Hamilton, Beasley — George Hamilton 1787-1836
Born at Queenston, George Hamilton was the son of a prosperous merchant, the Hon. Robert Hamilton. He followed his father's career as a merchant in the Niagara District until the War of 1812, in which he served as a Captain of Light Dragoons. . . . Map (db m218241) HM
47 Ontario, Hamilton, Berrisfield — “Bobby” Kerr 1882-1963
Born in Ireland, Kerr came to Canada in 1887 with his parents who settled in Hamilton two years later. He earned civic recognition at the 1902 Coronation Games where he won sprint and middle distance races. His exceptionally quick start placed . . . Map (db m223839) HM
48 Ontario, Hamilton, Central Hamilton — St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral
ST. MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL One of the few Roman Catholic churches in Ontario retaining its pre-Confederation character, St. Mary's was erected in 1859-60 during the episcopate of Bishop John Farrell to replace a building destroyed by . . . Map (db m218828) HM
49 Ontario, Hamilton, Centremount — The Niagara Escarpment
THE NIAGARA ESCARPMENT Hamilton Mountain is part of the Niagara Escarpment, a height of land extending 725 km across Ontario from Niagara Falls to Manitoulin Island. Over 450 million years ago, a tropical sea covered most of . . . Map (db m219256) HM
50 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — “Dundas Mills”
By 1799 the Morden family had a sawmill near this site on Spencer Creek north of Dundas Street. They sold this property in 1800 to Edward Peer who built a grist-mill about 300 yards south-east, close to Dundas Street, and adopted the name . . . Map (db m220819) HM
51 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — The Desjardins Canal
In pioneer days waterways provided the essential means of transportation. Dundas, located at the head of navigation on Lake Ontario and the eastern terminus of the Governor's Road", was thus in a favoured position. However, in 1823 the . . . Map (db m219998) HM
52 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — The Dundas Town Hall
Dundas was incorporated as a town in 1847 by a special Act of the legislature of the Province of Canada. The following year the town council accepted a tender from a local builder, James Scott, to erect a stone town hall and voted £2000 to cover the . . . Map (db m196237) HM
53 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — The Founding of Dundas
THE FOUNDING OF DUNDAS In 1793 Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe authorized a townplot in this vicinity at the then eastern terminus of Dundas Street. Its original name, "Coote's Paradise", was derived from that of the adjoining marsh, a haunt of . . . Map (db m219992) HM
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54 Ontario, Hamilton, Dundas — Upper Canada’s First Paper Mill 1826
The province's first paper mill began operations in 1826. Situated about 150 yards downstream from here, it was owned by James Crooks (1778-1860), one of Upper Canada's most successful entrepreneurs. On four hundred acres of land purchased here . . . Map (db m223079) HM
55 Ontario, Hamilton, Durand — Central Presbyterian Church
CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Erected to serve a thriving congregation established in 1841, Central Presbyterian Church was built in 1907-08 after an earlier building was destroyed by fire. It is reputedly the only church designed by . . . Map (db m218565) HM
56 Ontario, Hamilton, Durand — Hamilton Central Public School
This school, built to accommodate 1,000 students, was the largest graded school in Upper Canada, and became the only public school in Hamilton, at the time of its opening in 1853. Among the earliest examples of an institution inspired by the . . . Map (db m220407) HM
57 Ontario, Hamilton, Durand — Whitehern
This stately mansion is a finely crafted and well preserved example of Hamilton's early stone architecture. Built no later than 1850 for city clerk and attorney Richard Duggan, it was purchased in 1852 by Calvin McQuesten, M. D. (1801-85), a . . . Map (db m221805) HM
58 Ontario, Hamilton, Hamilton Beach — Burlington Bay Canal/ Le Canal de la Baie de Burlington
BURLINGTON BAY CANAL The first public work undertaken with the financial backing of the provincial government, Burlington Bay Canal was proposed as one of a series of waterways to provide uninterrupted navigation from Lake Erie to the . . . Map (db m222843) HM
59 Ontario, Hamilton, McMaster University — McMaster University 1887
The Honourable William McMaster (1811-1887), a prominent banker and member of the first Senate of Canada, bequeathed funds which enabled Baptists of Ontario and Quebec to found this university. Incorporated in 1887, it was the culmination of . . . Map (db m219428) HM
60 Ontario, Hamilton, Mount Hope — Eileen Vollick (1908-1968)
Canada's first licensed woman pilot, Eileen Vollick was born in Wiarton and came to Hamilton about 1911. She was fascinated by aviation and in 1927 enrolled in the flying school established near her home on Hamilton Bay by Jack V Elliot, a . . . Map (db m228685) HM
61 Ontario, Hamilton, North End West — The Burlington Glass Works 1874
The Burlington Glass Works, formerly situated here, was one of the most important 19th century glass houses in Canada in terms of the variety and quality of its production. From 1874 to about 1897 skilled artisans produced lamps, tablewares and . . . Map (db m220301) HM
62 Ontario, Hamilton, Southam — “Claremont Lodge” and “Auchmar”, 1855
This gate lodge was built for the Hon. Isaac Buchanan (1810-1883) who was born in Glasgow. He emigrated to Toronto in 1830, became a successful wholesale merchant, represented Toronto in the first Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, . . . Map (db m219592) HM
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63 Ontario, Hamilton, Strathcona — The Nine-hour Movement/ Les Mouvement des Neuf Heures
In the mid-nineteenth century industrial workers laboured ten to twelve hours a day, six days a week. Inspired by British and American examples, Hamilton unionists launched a crusade for a shorter workday in January of 1872. The workingman, they . . . Map (db m220361) HM
64 Ontario, Kenora District, Kenora — The Kenora Thistles
In January 1907, a hockey team from Kenora, comprising E. Giroux (goal), A.H. Ross (point), S.I. Griffis (cover point), T. Hooper (rover), W. McGimsie (centre), R. Beaudro (right wing) and T. Phillips (captain and left wing), defeated the Montreal . . . Map (db m199978) HM
65 Ontario, Lambton County, Point Edward — The Voyage of the Griffon 1679
First ship to sail Lakes Erie, Huron and Michigan, the “Griffon”, probably 40- 45 feet long, was built by Robert Chavelier, Sieur de La Salle, several miles above Niagara Falls in 1679. La Salle came to New France in 1667, became seigneur of . . . Map (db m197805) HM
66 Ontario, Lanark County, Perth — Alexander Morris1826 - 1889
An astute public servant who played a significant role in the development of Western Canada, Morris was born in Perth. In 1861, after establishing a successful law practice in Montreal, he was elected to the legislature as the member . . . Map (db m207696) HM
67 Ontario, Lanark County, Perth — Malcolm Cameron 1808-1876
A prominent Upper Canadian entrepreneur and politician, Cameron was born in Trois-Rivières. He began his business career in Perth, establishing himself as a general merchant and in 1834 co-founding the Bathurst Courier. In 1837 . . . Map (db m207786) HM
68 Ontario, Lanark County, Perth — Perth Military Settlement 1816
The present townships of Bathhurst, Beckwith and Drummond were settled under the jurisdiction of the Quarter Master General's Department. Scottish emigrants, quartered in barracks at Brockville during the winter of 1815-16, and soldiers . . . Map (db m207754) HM
69 Ontario, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Elgin — The Red Brick School / L'École en Brique Rouge
Opened in 1887, this charming two-room brick school, built by local contractor Fred Taber, replaced a smaller wood-frame building. School Section No. 5 in South Crosby is a very early example of the late 19th century campaign . . . Map (db m207541) HM
70 Ontario, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Gananoque — Colonel Joel Stone1749-1833
Born in Connecticut, Stone forfeited his home and property there when he fled to New York to serve with the Loyalist militia during the American Revolution. He came to Canada in 1786, settled with his family in New Johnstown (now Cornwall) and was . . . Map (db m90006) HM
71 Ontario, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Gananoque — Gananoque Town Hall
Built about 1831-32, and designed in the late phase of the Neo-Classic style, this structure is among the best of its type remaining in Ontario. Constructed as a dwelling for John McDonald, a local landowner, merchant, postmaster and later a member . . . Map (db m83532) HM
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72 Ontario, Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Gananoque — Raid on Gananoque1812
On September 21, 1812, a United States force of some 200 regulars and militia under Capt. Benjamin Forsyth attacked Gananoque. The village was an important forwarding point for supplies moving up the St. Lawrence from Montreal to Kingston and was . . . Map (db m83531) HM
73 Ontario, Norfolk County, Port Dover — Campbell's Raid 1814
On May 14, 1814, about 800 American regulars and militia under Lieutenant Colonel John Campbell disembarked nearby at the mouth of the Lynn River. The following day, meeting no opposition, they burnt the settlements of Dover and Ryerse’s Mills and . . . Map (db m198920) HM
74 Ontario, Norfolk County, Simcoe — Founding of Simcoe
Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe's visit to this locality in 1795 led to a grant to Aaron Culver, one of the districts earliest settlers, on condition of building mills. By 1812, a hamlet had formed near these mills, but they were burnt and adjacent . . . Map (db m217600) HM
75 Ontario, Norfolk County, Simcoe — M. W. Bro. William Mercer Wilson / Très Vénérable Frère William Mercer Wilson1813-1875
[English] William Mercer Wilson was born in Scotland and immigrated to Upper Canada at the age of 19. He moved to Simcoe where he worked as a court clerk, lawyer, Crown attorney and finally judge for Norfolk County. During the . . . Map (db m217669) HM
76 Ontario, Norfolk County, Simcoe — Norfolk County Court-House and Gaol
The original court-house was built on this site by 1842, and the gaol, designed by the prominent Toronto architect William Thomas, was constructed in 1848. Following a fire in 1863 which destroyed the court-house, the present structure was designed . . . Map (db m217592) HM
77 Ontario, Ottawa, Hintonburg — Home Children / Les Petits Émigrés
Beginning in 1869, British charitable societies removed children from slums and orphanages in congested industrial cities and brought them to Canada to serve as cheap farm and domestic labour. "Homes" were set up across the country to house the . . . Map (db m115194) HM
78 Ontario, Ottawa — Le Droit
In 1912, members of the Association canadienne-francaise d'education de l'Ontario and the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate - a religious order of the Catholic Church - gathered in Ottawa to discuss the founding of a newspaper to . . . Map (db m195969) HM
79 Ontario, Ottawa, Stittsville - Basswood — Christ Church 1838
This handsome stone church, in the style of the early Gothic Revival, was built by A. Thomas Christie on land donated by John Cavanagh, one of Huntley township's earliest landholders, Aided by a substantial contribution from Colonel Arthur . . . Map (db m200122) HM
80 Ontario, Oxford County, Princeton — Colonel Thomas Hornor 1767-1834
Born in New Jersey, Hornor first came to Upper Canada in 1793 and visited the unsettled township of Blenheim. Disposing of his holdings in the United States. He emigrated to Blenheim in 1795. That year he completed (on lot 15, concession I) the . . . Map (db m231304) HM
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81 Ontario, Oxford County, Woodstock — Lt. Colonel Joseph Whiteside Boyle, D.S.O.1867-1923
Lt. Colonel Joseph Whiteside Boyle, D.S.O. 1867-1923 A legendary adventurer known as “Klondike Joe” Boyle was born in Toronto and came to Woodstock with his family in 1872. He worked at various jobs before attaining great success . . . Map (db m231209) HM
82 Ontario, Oxford County, Woodstock — St. Paul’s Church 1834
This church was completed in 1834 shortly after the founding of the community. It was financed through the efforts of Admiral Henry Vansittart and constructed under the direction of his agent, Captain Andrew Drew R.N. The Admiral also pledged . . . Map (db m231153) HM
83 Ontario, Parry Sound District, Parry Sound — Founding of Parry Sound
About 1857 James and William Gibson erected a sawmill at the mouth of the Seguin River. William Beatty, with his sons James and William, acquired the mill in 1863, and the following year were granted a licence of occupation for some 800 ha. In . . . Map (db m195985) HM
84 Ontario, Parry Sound District, Parry Sound — Parry Sound District Court House
The court house for the Territorial District of Parry Sound, established in 1870, was the first of a series of early northern court houses built under the direction of Ontario's Department of Public Works and its chief architect, Kivas Tully. . . . Map (db m195983) HM
85 Ontario, Perth County, Perth East — Fryfogel’s Inn
Erected about 1844-5, this building was situated on the Huron Road, a pioneer highway which opened up the Canada Company's Huron Tract. Its original owner, Sebastian Fryfogel, said to be the first settler in Perth County, was operating a . . . Map (db m233351) HM
86 Ontario, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, St. Raphael's — The College of Iona / Le College d'Iona
Established by the Reverend Alexander Macdonell, father of Roman Catholic education in Upper Canada and later Bishop of Kingston, the College of lona was opened in 1826 in a log building near this site. The central portion of the . . . Map (db m201670) HM
87 Ontario, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, St. Raphael's — The Glengarry Emigration of 1786
Early in September, 1786, a group of some 500 Scottish Highlanders, the majority of whom were Macdonells, arrived at Quebec. They were led by their parish priest from Knoydart, Glengarry, the Reverend Alexander MacDonell (Scotus). Forced to . . . Map (db m201618) HM
88 Ontario, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, St. Raphael's — The Parish of St. Raphael
A mission for the Roman Catholic Highlanders of the Raisin River settlement was begun in 1786 by the Reverend Alexander Macdonell (Scotus) and later a small frame church, called the "Blue Chapel", was built. St. Raphael's parish was . . . Map (db m201619) HM
89 Ontario, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Williamsburg — Dr. Mahlon W. Locke1880-1942
Born in nearby Matilda Township, Locke studied medicine at Queen's University and in Scotland. In 1908 he opened his medical office in this house. Interested in arthritis, which he believed was caused principally by fallen arches, he treated many . . . Map (db m89841) HM
90 Ontario, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Williamsburg — John McIntosh1777-1846
McIntosh's parents emigrated from Inverness, Scotland to the Mohawk Valley, N.Y., and John moved to Upper Canada in 1796. In 1811 he acquired a farm near the site, and while clearing the land of second growth discovered several apple seedlings. He . . . Map (db m89843) HM
91 Ontario, Thunder Bay District, Fort William First Nation — The Mission of the Immaculate Conception 1849
In 1849 two priests of the Society of Jesus, Father Jean-Pierre Choné and Father Nicholas Frémiot, established the Mission of the Immaculate Conception on the Kaministiquia River. From there the Jesuits travelled the north shore of Lake Superior on . . . Map (db m199599) HM
92 Ontario, Timiskaming District, Cobalt — Cobalt Mining Camp
About 900 yards southwest of here, on August 7, 1903, two lumbermen seeking timber for railroad ties made the initial discovery of the Cobalt silver camp. Named for its discoverers, the McKinley-Darragh mine operated from 1904 to 1927. In the rush . . . Map (db m219784) HM
93 Ontario, Timiskaming District, Cobalt — William Henry Drummond1854-1907
[English] Physician and poet, William Henry Drummond was born in Ireland in 1854, and came to Canada with his parents about ten years later. In 1884 he graduated in medicine from Bishop's College, Lennoxville, serving in rural . . . Map (db m208453) HM
94 Ontario, Timiskaming District, Englehart — Founding of Englehart / La fondation d'Englehart
[English] Englehart owes its beginnings to the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway (T. & N.O.), a colonization line designed by the provincial government to open agricultural lands of the Little Clay Belt to settlement and to . . . Map (db m218102) HM
95 Ontario, Timiskaming District, Kirkland Lake — Kirkland Lake Gold Camp
The Larder Lake gold rush of 1906 was accompanied by discoveries of gold at Swastika and, in 1911, the first strike at Kirkland Lake was made by William H. Wright. The Tough-Oakes became the camp's first producing gold mine in 1912. During the peak . . . Map (db m217887) HM
96 Ontario, Timiskaming District, Latchford — Founding of the Town of Latchford / Fondation de la Ville de Latchford
[English] Latchford began in 1903 as Montreal River Station, a town site and river crossing for the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway, the colonization line designed to open the Little Clay Belt to settlement and provide . . . Map (db m208488) HM
97 Ontario, Timiskaming District, Latchford — The Ferguson Highway
In 1925 the Ontario government began construction of this 260-mile trunk-road between Cochrane and North Bay. The road was intended to link the rapidly developing mining and agricultural communities of “New Ontario” with the province's southern . . . Map (db m208500) HM
98 Ontario, Timiskaming District, Temiskaming Shores — Founding of New Liskeard / Fondation de New Liskeard
English: The Little Clay Belt, the rich agricultural belt extending north from New Liskeard, was originally inhabited by the Algonquin First Nations, including Joachim "Clear Sky" Wabigijic and Angela Lapointe who lived by the mouth . . . Map (db m199224) HM
99 Ontario, Timiskaming District, Woollings Spur — Arctic Watershed
The height of land known as the Artic Watershed crosses Highway 11 at this point.North of here, water drains into Hudson Bay; rivers, lakes and streams to the south flow into the Great Lakes. As the northern wilderness came under development, the . . . Map (db m195924) HM
100 Ontario, Timiskaming District, Woollings Spur — Arctic Watershed / Le bassin versant de l'Arctique
[English] The height of land known as the Artic Watershed crosses Highway 11 at this point. North of here, water drains into Hudson Bay; rivers, lakes and streams to the south flow into the Great Lakes. As the northern wilderness . . . Map (db m217881) HM

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