Ontario Heritage Trust

Type: Central Body

This body is an arms-length agency of the Ontario government and is entrusted with preserving the historical and natural heritage of Ontario. The trust owns and operates several historic buildings and sites, erects commemorative plaques across the province, and supports a great variety of heritage work.


Public Programming:

The OHT runs the Provincial Plaques Program (the familiar blue and gold plaques), coordinates Doors Open province-wide, runs the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Centre and coordinates the Lieutenant Governors Ontario Heritage Awards and the Young Heritage Leaders Awards

The OHT operates museum and heritage sites across province, including Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site, Enoch Turner Schoolhouse, Fulford Place Museum, Homewood Museum, the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre and George Brown House.

All Trust sites are interpreted through a combination of plaques, public programs, tours, exhibits and displays.ard of Directors.


Special publications including magazine Heritage Matters.


Special events such as plaque unveilings, open houses, and workshops.

Volunteer/Internship/Placement Opportunities:

Volunteers can actively participate by offering their assistance with special events and projects, and staffing information booths.

Address & Contact Information:

Ontario Heritage Trust
10 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, Ontario  M5C 1J3

Phone: 416-325-5000; 416-314-4907 (for Sam)
Email: programs@heritagetrust.on.ca; sam.wesley@heritagetrust.on.ca
Website: sam.wesley@heritagetrust.on.ca

Hours of Operation:

Key Words: culture, architecture