North side of King Street from Toronto Street to Church Street 1835 Source - Wikimedia Commons
Here's a photo of one of the 901 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.
Stelco Swansea Works
Riverdale Railway Station
Riverdale Park East
Boris Volkoff 1900-1974
Ontario Veterinary College
Welcome. I'm Alan L Brown. I've lived in Toronto since 1968. I'm a 67-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 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. 'Locations' lists all the pages sorted by the former municipalities before amalgamation. '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.
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.
Using the Email link in the menu, you can send me any corrections, your questions, suggestions or opinions. I try to reply within 24 hours.
I'd like to thank these fine people who have contributed 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.