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Welcome to the Electronic Records Online (ERO) section of the Archives of Ontario website. This area will allow users to view actual ‘born-digital’ archival records from government and private donors that have been acquired by the Archives of Ontario. Archival electronic records are records that were originally created and subsequently maintained in a digital format. They differ from digitized records, which are paper-based or analog archival records that have been digitized through scanning or some other technique.

Note: The archival records available for viewing here are historical in nature. They are no longer being updated or modified in any manner and are meant to be presented to users as they were originally created and maintained by their donors.


If you have any questions or feedback about the ERO section of our website, please send an email to reference@ontario.ca with ‘Electronic Records Online’ in the subject line.


Getting Started


Please see below for a brief introduction on using the Electronic Records Online (ERO) section of our website.

Description of Records: Before viewing any records in ERO, it is suggested that you view the description of the record from our Archives Descriptive Database (ADD). The description provides useful information about the record such as the dates of creation, its content and the terms governing use. A link to this descriptive information has been provided for each record.

Access: This area will only include records that are free of any access restrictions as stipulated by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or private record donation agreements.

The Archives of Ontario will make every effort to ensure the records on this site are accessible to researchers using software that is readably available in most computing environments.

Reproduction and Copyright: These records are freely available to anyone that can access the Archives of Ontario website and there are no reproduction restrictions for research and private study. For other uses, including those that wish to use these records in a publication, exhibit or broadcast, please refer to Customer Service Guide 108 - Copyright and Your Research [Word, PDF]. Please see the ‘Terms governing use’ section of the ADD description for further information specific to each record.

Citation: Please refer to Customer Service Guide 107 - Guide to Citing Archival Records [Word, PDF]. Much of the information needed for citation purposes will be found in the ADD description for the record.

The following archival electronic records are currently available for viewing:


Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario Website (RG 18-216-12)


Description

The public website of the Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario including both English and French language versions. A full description of this record can be found in the Archives Descriptive Database.

Access

To view the Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario website click here (The site will open in a new window)

Note: This is the final version of the Inquiry's website. It was transferred to the Archives of Ontario in October, 2008. The record contains all of the web pages of the final version of the inquiry website. The ‘look and feel’ and the full functionality of the site have been maintained with the following exception:

  • The search function is not available as it was driven by the web server that is no longer operational.

The SARS Commission (RG 18-215-1)


Description

The public website of the Sars Commission including both English and French language versions. A full description of this record can be found in the Archives Descriptive Database.

Access

To view the SARS Commission website click here (The site will open in a new window)

Note: This is the final version of the Commission's website. It was transferred to the Archives of Ontario in October, 2008. The record contains all of the web pages of the final version of the inquiry website. The ‘look and feel’ and the full functionality of the site have been maintained with the following exceptions:

  • The search function is not available as it was driven by the web server that is no longer operational.

  • Some sections of the site such as ‘Feedback’ and ‘Location of Offices’ were removed as the inquiry office is now closed

The Ipperwash Inquiry (RG 18-214-5)


Description

The public website of the Ipperwash Inquiry including both English and French language versions. A full description of this record can be found in the Archives Descriptive Database.

Access

To view the Ipperwash Inquiry web site click here (The site will open in a new window)

Note: This is the final version of the Inquiry's website. It was transferred to the Archives of Ontario in August, 2007. The record contains all of the web pages of the final version of the inquiry website. The ‘look and feel’ and the full functionality of the site have been maintained with the following exceptions:

  • The search function is not available as it was driven by the web server that is no longer operational.

  • Some sections of the site such as ‘Feedback’ and ‘Location of Offices’ were removed as the inquiry office is now closed

The Walkerton Inquiry (RG 18-210-1)


Description

The public website of the Walkerton Inquiry. A full description of this record can be found in the Archives Descriptive Database.

Access

To view the Walkerton Inquiry web site click here (The site will open in a new window)

Note: This is the final version of the Inquiry's website. It was transferred to the Archives of Ontario in September 2002. The record contains all of the web pages of the final version of the inquiry website. The ‘look and feel’ and the full functionality of the site have been maintained with the following exceptions:

  • The search function is not available as it was driven by the web server that is no longer operational.

  • Some sections of the site such as ‘Feedback’ and ‘Location of Offices’ were removed as the inquiry office is now closed