Toronto shoreline in the early 1800s Photo Source - City of Toronto Archives
Welcome. I'm Alan L Brown. I've lived in Toronto since 1968. I'm a 68-year-old retired school librarian who left the profession in June, 2002. What I am trying to do with this site is catalogue all the federal Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaques, all the provincial Ontario Heritage Trust plaques, all the city Heritage Toronto plaques, all the plaques from the various historical societies and all other public plaques located... more
Here's a photo of one of the 806 historical plaques on this site. A different plaque photo appears each day. You can click on the photo to visit its page.
Here are the 10 latest plaque pages with a new comment added by a visitor to this site.
Here are thumbnails of the 9 latest plaques to be posted on this site.
You can click on any of them to go to its webpage.
First Grey Cup Game
John M. Lyle Studio 1921
Baby Point Gates Parkette
The Humber River
Dr. Garon Cleland House
McLaughlin Motor Car...
Carved by Ice and Water
...in the City of Toronto. Through email, I was able to obtain from the Federal government a list of all the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaques in Toronto along with their location. As well the Ontario government and the City of Toronto government supplied me with similar lists of their plaques.
There are five ways to see the plaque pages, all accessible from the menu at the top of the page. 'Index' gets you an alphabetical list of all the pages. 'Subjects' will show you a list of all the pages sorted by subject. 'Plaque Map' will show you a map of the city will all the plaques marked which you can click on. 'Search' will allow you to find all the pages that match any word or words and finally, you can click the 'More' link in the menu on each page to travel through all the pages alphabetically.
Each plaque page presents a photo of the plaque, a photo of the subject of the plaque or a photo of the plaque site, an opening commentary by me, the text of the plaque including links to more information, a map of the plaque's location including latitude and longitude co-ordinates and then a section for your comments.
In partnership with Evan Sepa, a GIS Professional, we have an interactive Google Map of Toronto which includes links to all the plaques on the site. (Map revised November 29, 2013)
If you wish to link to this site, feel free to do so. Please use this URL: http://www.torontoplaques.com
My photos are freely available to whoever wishes to download them. I do ask that the photos be credited to torontoplaques.com.
I'd like to thank these 23 fine people who have contributed plaque photographs to this site:
If you'd like to see the photos they contributed, just copy their name and paste it into the box on my Search Page.
All contributions are welcome. You will receive credit for any photo or text posted. You can email me from the link in the menu.