By: Nicole Weppler,
Curator, Gore Bay Museum
August 13, 2015
The Gore Bay Museum, founded in 1948 on a property originally used as a jailhouse and jailer’s residence, now operates as a public museum with a collection that will take you back in time to appreciate the history of Gore Bay and western Manitoulin Island.
By: Sarah McCabe, OHS Reach Project Manager
August 3, 2015
Would you like to hear first-hand stories about Ontario history, on topics ranging from immigration, First Nations culture, education, and hockey, to selling bananas in Toronto’s Kensington Market? Oral histories on these subjects and many more have been recorded by Ontario historical societies and are now available online.
This year, Ontario celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. This landmark law has made Ontario a leader in accessibility. It has also
set a clear goal for an accessible province by 2025.
Our province is admired around the world for our progressive, diverse and inclusive society and this is something we can all be very proud of. I hope you will join the many
celebrations that will take place throughout the year to mark this milestone. I also encourage you to help celebrate this special occasion in your community. To help you do so we have developed a number of resources contained in the 10th anniversary toolkit, including celebration ideas, key messages, and posters.
I look forward to celebrating our province's accessibility with many of you in the months ahead.
Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
Accessibility: 10 years of action