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Foundations & Fire: Early Parliament and the War of 1812 Experience at York
Ontario Heritage Trust opens Parliament Interpretive Centre

March 8th 2012

On February 17, 2012, the Ontario Heritage Trust opened the Parliament interpretive centre in Toronto. The opening event was held in conjunction with the Trust’s annual launch of Ontario Heritage Week and to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

The centre, located at 265 Parliament Street East, sits on the original site of Ontario’s first purpose-built parliament buildings, on the block bordered by Front Street East on the north, Berkeley Street on the west, and Parliament Street on the east.

The exhibit, Foundations & Fire: Early Parliament and the War of 1812 Experience at York, interprets the history of Ontario’s first purpose-built parliament buildings and commemorates the War of 1812 bicentennial.


Finding the Fallen
The Battle of York Remembered

March 8th 2012

March 3 to September 8, 2012

Almost 200 years after Toronto was captured and burned by
invading American forces, this exhibit commemorates the fallen
British, First Nations, Canadian and American combatants.

The Market Gallery, South St. Lawrence Market
95 Front Street East, Toronto



Honouring Our Heritage Heroes
2012 Heritage Awards presented by Heritage Mississauga

February 7th 2012

Heritage Mississauga Presents:


2012 Heritage Awards

Honouring Heritage Heroes


Thursday February 23, 2012

6:00pm registration, 7:00pm Program

Maja Prentice Theatre, Burnhamthorpe Library

1350 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Mississauga

Tickets $25

For tickets: 905-828-8411 ext.0


Heritage Award

Mississauga South Historical Society


Lifetime Membership Award

Dr. Alexander von Gernet


Betty Ross Memorial Award

Sandra Lindsay


Special Recognition Awards

James Bailey, Lynn Judge,

Mississauga Life Magazine, Louise Peacock


Members’ Choice Awards

Malcolm Byard, Bob Cutmore, Claudia Haddon,

Streetsville Horticultural Society, Terry Wilson


Cultural Heritage Property Award

Presented in partnership with the

Mississauga Heritage Advisory Committee

1614 Wintergrove Gardens, Andreas Mueller

2012 Heritage Awards Poster

February is Heritage Month

February 3rd 2012

Throughout Febraury, many heritage events and happenings will be taking place both locally and throughout Southern Ontario. Please visit our community calendar section for more information on local events.

Join us on Saturday, February 11th at The Grange, 10am-4pm, for a Genealogy Workshop in partnership with the Halton-Peel Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. Tickets are $10.

Join us on Thursday, February 23rd at the Burnhamthorpe Theatre, 7pm, for the 2012 Heritage Awards. Tickets are $25 and limited.

Visit The Grange throughout February to see our newest exhibit: "A Call to Arms: Historic Mississauga and the War of 1812", on until February 24th. Free.

For more information or tickets, please contact 905-828-8411 ext.0.

Mississauga says goodbye to a great friend
Passing of John Briers

February 3rd 2012

A great friend and supporter of Heritage Mississauga, John Briers will be missed by all who knew him.

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