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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. While self-isolation measures mean you…

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…