Ontario is a multi-cultural province in east central Canada. It is an economic, education, innovation, tourism as well as governing center. Founded as ‘colony model’ in the year 1882 in September by William Chaffey. It has several historic buildings with a significant architectural design structures as well as cultural resources.
The following are preserved historic buildings in Ontario:
- Peter Secord House. It is the oldest historic building constructed in year 1782. Currently it is an inn offering bed and breakfast.
- Mohawk chapel. It is the oldest first Anglican Church in Ontario. It was constructed back 1785 by the Indian Mohawk after the colonial resettlement.
- Scadding cabin. Built in 1794, by John Scadding on his property. He was a Devonshire immigrant. Its current use is as a museum.
- Brown-Jouppien house. John Brown built it in the year 1810. It is located at St. Catherine and currently it is the only building still standing strong, currently piece of art since Jon heritage consultant bought it.
- Gibraltar Point Lighthouse. Constructed in 1805 as the first oldest lighthouse at the great lake Ontario.
- Fort York. Built by the British and Canadian army in the year 1813. Currently it is a historic site, and one of the most prominent of the historic buildings in Toronto.
- Distillery District. It was constructed in the year 1832. It is both commercial and residential, and is representative of the architecture in Toronto of the 1800s.
- Dundurn castle. Constructed in the year 1835, it is a beautiful old mansion on York Boulevard. It is famous castle for entertainment, bought by the government acting as museum as well as events reception like wedding among others.
- Bellevue house. Constructed in year 1840 by a rich merchant in an Italian design. The first prime minister of Canada moved in, in year 1848.
- Dominion House. Built on 1850 at the Windsor. Currently used as a pub with a lot of traditional illustration.
- Parliament Hill. It is a government development project. It has the elements and instruments of governance and national importance.
- Victoria Hall. Built in 1888. It is a commercial building located at Hamilton also known as ‘foster building’ after a women fashion shop was well establish in 1952.
These historic buildings mostly act as heritage sites not only for the people of the Ontario, but have attracted a lot of tourists from all around the globe
The government of Ontario has greatly contributed to the preservation of these historic buildings, which have acted as museums while others are just the cultural heritage. These heritage preserves not only serve as a way to attract tourists but as well to preserve important buildings for the future generation. There is such a rich education to aid the people of Ontario to understand history, to be able to improve in future generations.