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Celebrate the Sesquicentennial with the Archives of Ontario!

2017 marks 150 years since Confederation in Canada – an important moment in national and provincial history, and an opportunity to reflect on our shared past.

Starting in July 2016 and continuing until 2018, the Archives of Ontario will announce a series of projects, programming, and resources developed to commemorate this anniversary, and help Ontarians explore our documentary history from the last 150 years.

On this page, you will find information about initiatives, events, and resources developed by the Archives of Ontario to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation!

Exhibits and Events at the Archives of Ontario

 
Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150 Exhibition
 

Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150 Exhibition

Visit our onsite exhibit to discover the stories of four family groups in Ontario during the Era of Confederation.

 
Meet the Browns Online Exhibit
 

Article contains photos Meet the Browns Online Exhibit

Explore our online exhibit – “Meet the Browns: A Confederation Family” – to learn more about the family behind one of Canada’s “Fathers of Confederation,” and their importance in his life.


Upcoming Events

Sept. 29 to 30, 2016: Globalizing Confederation Conference at the Archives of Ontario

Jan. 1, 2017: Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150 travelling exhibit available to borrow!

June 9-11, 2017:Ontario Heritage Fairs Association Provincial Fair at York University

July 1, 2017: Centennial Ontario online exhibit launches!


Ontario 150 records in our collections!

Confederation jubilee parade, Toronto, July 1, 1927
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Confederation jubilee parade, Toronto, July 1, 1927
M.O. Hammond fonds, F 1075-13, H 1586
Archives of Ontario, I0001670

Poster for Dominion Day celebrations in Richmond Hill, Ontario, 1872
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Poster for Dominion Day celebrations in Richmond Hill, Ontario, 1872
Archives of Ontario poster collection, C 233 1-4-0-1956
Archives of Ontario, I0030009

Northbound traffic on Highway 400, Dominion Day weekend, July 1967
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Northbound traffic on Highway 400, Dominion Day weekend, July 1967
Ministry of Transportation, RG 14-151-21-28, 9498-F
Archives of Ontario, I0006378