This week on Ask A Historian, Matthew welcomes volunteer extraordinaire, Elaine Eigl as they discuss the historic Bronte Cemetery and the incredible walking tours at the cemetery that will be available this month.

Elaine Eigl is a Heritage Researcher who is committed to the preservation and promotion of built and culture heritage resources. She holds diplomas in Heritage Conservation (Willowbank School of Restoration Arts), Municipal Planning and Development (Mohawk College), and Legal Secretary (Johnson Business Academy).

Elaine has over a decade of experience in municipal heritage planning, most recently focusing on historical research, analysis, and the interpretation of properties for their potential designation as significant cultural heritage landscapes.

She is the award-winning author of numerous Heritage Impact Assessments, Cultural Heritage Evaluation Reports, and Conservation Plans. Elaine dedicates some of her spare time to the Mississauga South Historical Society and recently has authored the Bronte Cemetery walking tour for Bronte Historical Society.

If you would like to take a tour of the Bronte Cemetery, please contact the Bronte Historical Society at [email protected] or visit their website at

Tour tickets are free for Bronte Historical Society members and are $15.00 for non-members. Tours will run on Saturday, July 9 at 10:00 a.m. and Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m.

We hope to see you on the tour and we can learn about this fascinating historical site together!

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