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Since 1953, when the "Ontario Provincial Plaque Program" started, more than 1,300 plaques have been erected throughout the province of Ontario. 42 provincial plaques across the province commemorate Franco-Ontarian heritage.
- 387 Provincial plaques across Ontario commemorate people that have helped shape the province's history.
- Every year, the 'Ontario Heritage Foundation' erects new and interesting provincial plaques.
Expanded Description:
--- The range of subjects commemorated is impressive, – from mining rushes to the invention of the socket head screw … from the typhus epidemic of 1847 to the discovery of insulin … from the oldest wooden lighthouse on the Canadian shore of Lake Erie to the Knesseth Israel Synagogue in Toronto ... from the Icelandic settlement in Kinmount to the Japanese-Canadian road camps … from Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Ross Tubman to War of 1812 heroine Laura Ingersoll Secord. Popular culture is also well represented – "Jumbo" marks the spot where a beloved circus elephant died; "Beautiful Joe" commemorates an internationally successful novel about a dog; Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae is celebrated for his famous poem "In Flanders Field."
(ref:Ontario Heritage Trust)

The history of Ontario, like its geography and its people, is vast and varied.
Whenever you drive the highways, hike the countryside or stroll through your own neighbourhood, there might be a piece of history to be memorialized by one of these markers or plaques.
The program is distinguished by its ROYAL BLUE and GOLD markers emblazoned with the 'Provincial Coat-of-Arms'.




Sample photographs above are as suggestions on how to post your 'Waymark Page' submission


------------- "Ontario" yours to discover.------------

  • This is a link to a DIRECTORY for COUNTIES, DISTRICTS and REGIONS of the Province.

  • -----also a link to 1109 listings for "Ontario Heritage Foundation"

  • Instructions for Posting a Ontario Provincial Plaques Waymark:

    To submit a "Ontario Provincial Plaque" Waymark, all that is required is to post a large legible photo of the whole Historic Plaque, taken by you, with the description and an additional photo of the area with the 'Plaque' of the - Historical or Archaeological Site - as of now. If this is a bi-lingual plaque both language sides (or plaques) must be submitted.
  • If the 'Plaque' is not clearly legible the text must be quoted on your Waymark page as well.
  • List the full name of the 'Historic Plaque' heading in "UPPER CASE" with quotation marks.
  • ...and don't mess up the photo with a GPS on it as I want to be able to read the whole 'Plaque' or your 'Waymark' won't be accepted.
  • This is a link to a DIRECTORY for COUNTIES, DISTRICTS and REGIONS of the Province.
  • Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
    A "Visited" only remark, will be deleted.
    No Waymark owner "Visits" allowed when setting up the Waymark.
    Subsequent visits, at another time with photo are acceptable.
    NOTE: All photos must include the 'O.H.P.Plaque' at its location to qualify for a "Visited"
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    Variables:
    • Address or location of plaque
    • Physical location of plaque
    • "Ontario Plaques" Website for this "Plaque"
    • A web-site for more details.
    • Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque"
    • This 'Plaque' describes
    • Condition of sign
    • Is this a bilingual sign?
    • What is the second/third language?
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    An Ontario Historical Plaque located on the grounds of the Elm Hurst Inn, in Ingersoll Ontario.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Knightwatchman

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 12/1/2016

    last visited: never

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    On the grounds of Cenotaph Park, facing Water Street, one will see this Ontario Provincial Plaque, dedicated to noted author Susanna Moodie.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 11/4/2016

    last visited: 11/4/2016

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    One of the province's newest markers, this one describes the history of Jack Laviolette, a native of Belleville, and one of the "Flying Frenchmen" of the fledgling NHL.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 10/19/2016

    last visited: never

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    This "Buxton Settlement" plaque (OHP) is located at the St Andrews United Church in South Buxton. There is also the "Buxton Settlement" plaque (CNHS) just up the road, in North Buxton.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 10/19/2016

    last visited: never

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    Established in 1807 as the Home District Grammar School, Jarvis Collegiate is one of the oldest public secondary schools in Ontario.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 8/8/2016

    last visited: never

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    The Honourable Herbert Alexander Bruce was a distinguished surgeon and able public servant.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 8/8/2016

    last visited: never

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    An Ontario blue plaque in Bothwell.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Keldar5

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 6/7/2016

    last visited: 6/7/2016

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    Ontario Historical Plaque commemorating William Pope

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Simrebel

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 5/27/2016

    last visited: 6/1/2016

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    Located near the Burlington City Hall

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 3/9/2016

    last visited: never

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"COLONEL ANTHONY VAN EGMOND 1778-1838" - Egmondville, Ontario

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    The Plaque is located just inside the entrance to Egmondville cemetery on Bayfield Street in Egmondville, Ontario.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 3/1/2016

    last visited: 8/4/2016

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    The Plaque is located at the intersection of Mary and Victoria street in Clinton, Ontario.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 3/1/2016

    last visited: 8/4/2016

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    Ontario Provincial PlaquesTHE VAN EGMOND HOUSE - Egmondville, Ontario

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    The Plaque is located on the southwest corner of Bayfield Street and Kippen Road in Egmondville, Ontario.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 2/28/2016

    last visited: 8/4/2016

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    Heritage plaque depicting the Founding of Port Dover. Located in front of Harbour Museum.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Treknschmidt

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 1/4/2016

    last visited: 11/10/2016

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    This Ontario Plaque is located at 2325 Banwell Road in the town of Tecumseh.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 12/6/2015

    last visited: never

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    Marker recounting the establishment of the Ontario Human Rights Code in 1962.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 10/26/2015

    last visited: 11/16/2014

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    An Ontario historical plaque about Jake Gaudaur, a world rowing champion that grew up near Orillia, Ontario

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dgas71

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 10/25/2015

    last visited: never

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    The Founding of Aylmer Plaque located on the corner of Talbot St W and Centre St in from of the Aylmer town hall.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Treknschmidt

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 8/17/2015

    last visited: 9/12/2016

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    This Ontario Provincial Plaque is located on the east side of Toronto Island, very near the Ward's Island Ferry Dock. It explains the geological development of the Toronto Island.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 7/10/2015

    last visited: 7/8/2014

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    Expedition plaque in a provincial park.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Keldar5

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 6/7/2015

    last visited: 6/6/2015

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    Marker denoting the history of the founding of Campbellford, ON.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 1/28/2015

    last visited: never

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    a plaque located near the geological formation which can be found along the TransCanada Highway 11, near the town of Greenstone, Ontario, Canada

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 11/29/2014

    last visited: 9/30/2008

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    a plaque commemorating Simon James Dawson located in a public park in the town of Thunder Bay (Ontario) Canada

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 11/27/2014

    last visited: never

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    Located near the Glenora Ferry

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 10/5/2014

    last visited: 11/9/2016

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    This Ontario Provincial Plaque is located on the premises of the Hearst Tourist Information Center on Highway 11 (Ontario) Canada

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 8/23/2014

    last visited: never

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"LT.-COL. EDWIN ALBERT BAKER 1893-1968" - Loyalist Township, Ontario

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    Lt. Col. Baker was an advocate for blind persons and encouraged their self-reliance. He helped to from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and worked there for 44 years.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 8/19/2014

    last visited: never

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