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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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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"THE 'NORONIC' DISASTER" - Toronto, ON

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    OHP relating the story of the tragedy of the fire aboard the passenger ship "Noronic" docked in Toronto Harbour in 1949.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 7/22/2014

    last visited: never

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    New Ontario Historical Marker honouring James Collip, one of the discoverers of insulin.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 7/12/2014

    last visited: never

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"THE GILLIES BROS. LUMBERING FIRM" - Braeside, Ontario

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    This provincial plaque for 'THE GILLIES BROS. LUMBERING FIRM' is on the east side of Usborne Street in McNab township, Renfrew county, between Arnprior and Braeside, Ontario, Canada.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tante.Hossi

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 6/6/2014

    last visited: never

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    The plaque is located in front of the Marden Library and Community Centre. It describes destitute Scottish settlers that left their colony in La Guayra, Venezuela to arrive in Guelph in 1827.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 5/22/2014

    last visited: never

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"HUGH BURNETT AND THE NATIONAL UNITY ASSOCIATION" - Dresden

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    While under the leadership of Hugh Burnett the National Unity Ass. of Dresden, Chatham and North Buxton waged a campaign for racial equality and social justice.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 4/21/2014

    last visited: never

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"THE MACDONALD CARTIER FREEWAY" - Township of Front of Yonge, Ontario

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    This Ontario Heritage Plaque commemorates the completion of Highway 401, the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 3/15/2014

    last visited: 6/16/2014

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"THE FRENCH PRESENCE IN HEARST" - Hearst, Ontario

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    A plaque that notes the significance of French settlement in Hearst. It is still very much a Francophone-first community. The plaque is located on the grounds of Universite de Hearst.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 1/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"REVEREND NEWTON WOLVERTON 1846-1932" - Woodstock, Ontario

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    A plaque noting the significant role that Reverend Newton Wolverton played in Canadian history.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 1/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"THOMAS "CARBIDE" WILLSON 1860-1915" - Woodstock, Ontario

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    A plaque noting Willson's scientific achievements is found in front of his house which is one of the finest along stately Vansittart Avenue.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 1/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"WOODSTOCK COLLEGE 1857-1926" - Woodstock, Ontario

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    A plaque on the front lawn of my alma mater high school that recognizes Woodstock College, which once stood on this site.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 1/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"CAPT. ANDREW DREW, R.N. 1792-1878" - Woodstock, Ontario

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    A plaque noting the significance of Captain Drew in the settlement of Upper Canada.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 1/19/2014

    last visited: never

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"KAPUSKASING - GARDEN CITY AND MODEL TOWN" - Kapuskasing, Ontario

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    Kapuskasing was the first provincially-planned single resource town in Ontario. This plaque describes the motivations and objectives behind the initiative.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 1/17/2014

    last visited: never

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"THE FOUNDING OF KAPUSKASING" - Kapuskasing, Ontario

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    A plaque found next to the fine Kapuskasing Train Station and museum that appropriately notes the what was behind the settling of this area in the early 1900s.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 1/17/2014

    last visited: never

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    A blue plaque next to a monument that recognizes a low moment in Ontario history.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 1/13/2014

    last visited: never

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    An Ontario Provincial Plaque that recognizes the significance of this marvelous mid-19th century church.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 12/16/2013

    last visited: never

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    This plaque is located at the Battle of the Thames Site – Tecumseh Monument. 14376 Longwoods Road Chatham-Kent, Ontario

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 10/12/2013

    last visited: never

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    Commemorating the life of a pioneer in the Canadian vehicle industry

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TriciaG

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 10/1/2013

    last visited: never

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"CANOE ROUTES TO THE WEST" - Mattawa

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    An OHP detailing the importance of the canoe and fur trading routes in exploring Canada's interior.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Loonwatcher

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 9/4/2013

    last visited: 5/26/2014

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"PARIS PLAINS CHURCH 1845" - Brant Co, ON (Canada)

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    A plaque and a remarkable cobblestone church built in 1845

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bon Echo

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 5/30/2013

    last visited: never

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    This Ontario Provincial Plaque is found in the Dawson Trail Campground at French Lake.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 5/30/2013

    last visited: never

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    A plaque describing an important abolitionist meeting, at a church which is still active to this day

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bon Echo

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 5/16/2013

    last visited: never

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"MARY ANN SHADD CARY 1823-1893" - Chatham ON (Canada)

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    A plaque describing the contributions of an American-Canadian anti-slavery activist, journalist, publisher, teacher and lawyer

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bon Echo

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 5/15/2013

    last visited: never

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"ONTARIO AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE" - University of Guelph

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    This plaque commemorates the founding of the Ontario Agricultural College in 1874.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bon Echo

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 3/24/2013

    last visited: 8/28/2013

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"Daniel Fowler 1810 -1894" Amherst Island, ON

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    Ontario Historic Plaque outlining the life of Daniel Fowler of Amherst Island.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 2/25/2013

    last visited: never

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    Ontario Provincial Plaques"Asa Turner" - Halloway, ON

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    OHP relating the life and exploits of Asa Turner, a pioneering Baptist Minister in Eastern Ontario.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

    location: Ontario, Canada

    date approved: 1/11/2013

    last visited: never

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