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Shannon Price: 25 Years as Curator of the Buxton NHS and Museum

Shannon Prince has announced her retirement from the Buxton Museum and NHS after 25 years as the site’s curator. A…

Toronto Botanical Gardens – Every season has a smell

Imagine walking through a garden and seeing an abundance of different flowers, a multitude of colours, fragrant smells and insects;…

Code Red: Heritage Conservation’s Contribution to the Housing Crisis

The heritage warning lights are flashing, the alarm bells ringing. The housing crisis and the need for affordable, inclusive, and…

24 Sussex: From National Treasure to National Travesty

It was a cold February night, the kind of Canadian cold where you want to stay inside and curl up…

Outstanding Heritage Initiatives at 2023 Governors’ Awards

At our national conference this past October in Ottawa, the National Trust for Canada’s board of Governors recognized nine exemplary…

Carly Farmer – Activating Heritage as Climate Action

In 2012, Carly Farmer, then a 3rd year architecture student at Carleton University, got drawn into heritage conservation when she…

Culinary Adventures across Passport Places

Looking for an activity to escape the winter chill? Try something new while expanding your culinary knowledge at these four…

Indigenous Programming Accompanies Re-enactment Return at Battlefield Park

This June, 210 years since the original battle transpired, the re-enactment of the Battle of Stoney Creek returned after a…

Saving Places – The Next Great Save!

For five weeks this past winter, saving historic places was a big news story in ten communities across the country…

How Heritage Matters: Two Questions, Ten Takes

It’s our 50th anniversary year, and conversations about ‘resetting heritage conservation’ are dominating the airwaves. As part of the Heritage…

It’s Time for a Heritage Tourism Reset

Heritage Tourism has experienced a seismic shift during the pandemic, and now, in the post-pandemic era, there is a rare…

12 women leaders in heritage

Every year on March 8, International Women’s Day is observed all over the world to shine a light on the…

Diverse Layers and Stories at Three Heritage Places  

Canada’s history and heritage is complex, and certain voices have long dominated its telling. Heritage sites can be wonderfully effective…

The Town of Grimsby Expands Its List of Protected Heritage Properties

Situated at the base of the Niagara Escarpment on the shores of Lake Ontario, the small Town of Grimsby, Ontario…

Spadina Museum’s Dis/Mantle art exhibit

Spadina Museum, named from an Annishnaabemowin word ishpadina (“highland” or “ridge”), sits atop a ravine overlooking Toronto. Nestled right downtown,…

Meet David Siebert, National Trust member and Herb Stovel Scholar

  David Siebert has been involved with the National Trust since 2019, when he received the Herb Stovel Scholarship to…

Oil Springs, Ontario – A Small Community with Big International Significance

Many may presume that Alberta is the birthplace of Canada’s oil and petroleum industry. However, that title belongs to the…

National Trust Worst Losses List 2021 – Part 2

With arson and wildfires, rising land values, industrial development and housing pressures taking their toll, it is a dangerous time…

World Heritage at 50: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Half a century after the adoption of UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention, our planet faces multiple crises that threaten the very…

National Trust Worst Losses List 2021 – Part 1

With arson and wildfires, rising land values, industrial development and housing pressures taking their toll, it is a dangerous time…

A Historic Jewel in the Woods

Her Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawks is a charming chapel in Brantford, Ontario. Managed by Six Nations Tourism, the…

Staff Picks: 8 Historic Homes We Love

Every home has a story to tell. Besides telling Canada’s collective story, historic homes serve as settings where our individual…

The Legacy of Labour and Industry in 5 Historic Places

Canada has a rich history of labour and industry, with stories of towns being built by the industry that began…

Featuring 5 Canadian Lighthouses to Inspire Your Social Distancing

Friday August 7th is National Lighthouse Day, and with over 350 historic lighthouses in Canada, it is easy to see why they should be celebrated….

A Historic Town Hall Becomes a Community Hub and Venue Thanks to Some Guardian Angels

Rumour has it that one night, in 1945, Jimmy, the caretaker of the Town Hall in Acton, Ontario, woke up…

Heritage in Bloom – A spring tour of Canada’s historic gardens

Spring has finally arrived, and spirit-lifting flowers are back in bloom in most Canadian communities. It is a great time…

A Pre-Confederation Hardware Store Closes Its Doors

Petrolia, Ontario is famous for its place in the story of oil. The oil boom hit the place like a…

Meet Sampoorna Bhattacharya, Herb Stovel Scholar

Sampoorna Bhattacharya, from Guelph ON, is a full-time student and MSc. candidate at the University of Guelph in the collaborative Rural…

Toronto Epidemics: The Beginning

In 1832 the Town of York experienced an epidemic of cholera. In 1834, the year York was renamed Toronto, cholera…

5 examples exhibiting the vitality of the French language in Canada

Every year, on March 20th, the world celebrates International Francophonie Day. Following the celebrations that took place last month, we…

10 Heritage Leaders Who Just Happen to be Women

Every year on March 8, International Women’s Day is observed all over the world to shine a light on the…

Meet Jill Taylor, National Trust Donor and Member

Jill Taylor is an architect and restoration professional from Toronto, Ontario, and co-founder of Taylor Hazell Architechts Ltd., a firm founded…

Exploring the Black Canadian Legacy through Heritage Places

February is Black History Month and this presents an extraordinary opportunity to explore the legacy of Black Canadians through heritage…

5 Historic Places With a Soft Spot for Romance

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we’ve been on the hunt for sweet love stories in historic places – and…

Burlington’s Joseph Brant Museum Transformation

Thirty years of planning and $11.4 million dollars later, the Joseph Brant Museum in Burlington, Ontario, is finally ready to…

Summer Sodas at the Spadina Museum

What do dandelions, ginger, and birch bark have in common? The Spadina Museum has the answer. Each one of these…

8 Historically Significant Spots for Picnics This Summer

Urban heat island getting you down? Take a break from the concrete jungle at one of these historically significant picnicking…

Matt Somerville - Saving the family barn

Historic barns are an important part of our collective mental image of the Canadian rural landscape. And yet they are…

5 Places of Faith Revitalized for Today and Tomorrow

The challenges facing historic places of faith are daunting, yet across the country congregations and communities are finding creative new…

The social side of adaptive reuse

Typically, non-profit organizations offering community services such as shelter, meals and counselling set up shop in buildings that meet their…

Rebirth of the Rideau’s ‘Grand Old Dame’

It is one thing to restore a historic resort and preserve its Canadiana feel. But it is quite another to…

Brewed in Heritage

Craft breweries are popping up across Canada at a record pace. Many are located in historic buildings and have become…