The Town of the Blue Mountains was formed in 2001 with the amalgamation of the Township of Collingwood and the Town of Thornbury. Communities in the municipality include Thornbury, Banks, Camperdown, Castle Glen Estates, Christie Beach, Clarksburg, Craigleith, Duncan, Gibraltar, Heathcote, Kolapore, Little Germany, Loree, Ravenna, Red Wing, Slabtown, and Victoria Corners.
Visit the virtual museum of the Craigleith Heritage Depot! View exciting local history online exhibits, online weekly programs, and other digital resources available. Great for students, researchers, and other curious minds!
Historic news bites from Thornbury Review-Herald and Courier-Herald from approx. 25, 50, 100 years ago. Source newspapers are on microfiche at the Craigleith Heritage Depot. May require logging in to Facebook to join the group. Find group on Craigleith Heritage Depot's FB page.
Search Archeion to find records of businesses, individuals, families and organizations from all periods of the province's history (Ontario). The archives described include photographs, diaries, minute books, church registers and municipal records.
The Archives of Ontario is the second largest archives in Canada and provides a window into the past for all Ontarians, connecting us with our ancestors, our communities and our government. Access a unique and multi-faceted collection that includes records dating back to the late 16th century and contains everything from hand-written ledgers to electronic files, hand-drawn maps, architectural drawings, photographs, films and sound recordings. Includes online databases, exhibits, research guides and more.
A searchable database of the property owners' names which appear on the township maps in the county atlases. Township maps, portraits and properties have been scanned, with links from the property owners' names in the database. Created by McGill University.
Did you know that Clarksburg was founded in 1860, or that it celebrated it's 150th birthday - also known as a sesquicentennial - in 2010? In celebration of this occasion, past staff of the Craigleith Heritage Depot collected over 300 photographs of memories from Clarksburg's history to create a Virtual Museum of Canada Community Memories online exhibition.
Current and historical content, curated by the Toronto Public Library. Includes photos, maps, postcards, city directories of Ontario communities. Contains local material relevant to the Town of The Blue Mountains.
A list of online exhibits, thematic guides and links to archival descriptions and material that relate to Indigenous communities throughout Ontario and Canada. Compiled by the Archives Association of Ontario.
Search Ontario Land Property Records OnLand is your online information source from the Ontario Land Registration and Writs system. This channel gives you access to official, property-related information and documents.
Our Ontario Find digital image, text, audio and video materials about Ontario history, heritage and culture. Search the collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, heritage and community groups, government agencies, and private collections in Ontario and across Canada...via a single search portal. Search results link you to the digital content on the contributing partner's web site.
A list of free and openly available resources for those seeking to critically examine colonialism, the legacy of the residential school system, and Indigenous issues in Canada; the diversification of collections as part of the truth and reconciliation process; access barriers for Indigenous peoples to institutionally held archival holdings; the ethics of collection use and digitization. Compiled by the Archives Association of Ontario.
The Wyandot Nation of Kansas is dedicated to the preservation of Wyandot history and culture and the preservation, protection, restoration and maintenance of the Huron Indian Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas. The Wyandot Nation of Kansas is proud to be a member of the Wendat Confederacy.
Sites with the Canada 150 logo, existed at or before 1867, at the same location. This project supported in part by Young Canada Works in Heritage Institutions/Jeunesse Canada au travail. A story map by Grey Roots.
Helpful for historic house and property research. A guide to listing, researching and evaluating cultural heritage property in Ontario communities, part of the Ontario Heritage Toolkit. See pg. 28 for "Researching a Property."