Ontario Heritage Connection
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Useful Links
Doors Open Ontario

Ontario Heritage Properties Database

Archives of Ontario

Heritage Canada Foundation

Government of Canada

Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Association of Municipalities of Ontario



Chair Margaret McBurney
Secretary-Treasurer Edith Geduld
Directors Teresa den Boef
Geoffrey Geduld
Judy Hernandez
Walther Irie
Gilles LeVasseur
Margaret Lyons
Rollo Myers


to serve as a tool for the exchange of information about Ontario's culture, history, built and natural heritage, archaeology and the environment.


  • to provide a "first stop" for anyone seeking information on Ontario's heritage
  • to serve as a tool for the exchange of Ontario's heritage news
  • to build a network of links to Ontario's heritage websites
  • to raise public interest and awareness in Ontario's heritage
  • to promote Ontario's heritage research and education
  • to encourage partnerships for the exchange of news and information


In February 2002, an exploratory event, "What's Happening to Heritage", was held at the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto. Attending were representatives from architecture, archaeology, museums, urban and interior design, art, law, journalism as well as authors, historians, academics, municipal heritage committee' representatives and politicians.

Soon after Margaret McBurney and Margaret Lyons (former members of the Toronto Preservation Board)* met with several experienced and knowledgeable people, prominent in the heritage community. They agreed that communication between heritage groups in the province would benefit from a web-based information-sharing network. With their encouragement, the not-for-profit ONTARIO HERITAGE CONNECTION SOCIETY INC. was formed and the volunteer based network was launched.

Early in August 2006 we were awarded a grant by the Ontario Trillium Foundation to further our mission and mandate.


Web site developed and managed at Milburn Innovations Ltd. ( www.milburn.ca )
Web site originally created by Professor John Bossons and Miles Bossons
Letterhead designed by Megan McBurney

Sandra Eadie is the Editor of the Web Site.


* Toronto's Municipal Heritage Committee

Wednesday July 27, 2011
The Ontario Heritage Connection Society