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Persons, events and themes

Who was Bishop Strachan? What was the Temperance Movement? When were the first Jewish religious services held in what is now Ontario? These questions – and more – can be answered here.

Understanding some of the broader themes and characters in Ontario’s history – as well as around the world – enables us to appreciate better how our communities developed, and how our places of worship came to be.

Explore our Online Plaque Guide

Explore our Online Plaque Guide

Search from over 1,200 provincial plaques in this database and learn more about the people, places and events that have helped shape Ontario’s history.