Historic Homes in Ontario

Hillary House gets its name from the Hillary family that lived there from 1894-1992. Before that, two other families lived in and practiced medicine from the home! There’s lots of family history within the walls of Hillary House, with almost all of our collection being items that have always been on site and belonged to the Hillary family.

Although the history of Hillary House and the Hillary family is special and unique to our site, there are other Historic Homes with rich histories of those who lived there all across Ontario and Canada. Plenty to explore! We compiled only a few of the many beautiful historic homes in Ontario to share and encourage others to visit and support these sites. Immerse yourself in the various time periods, families, cultures, and architecture of these historic homes below.


Road Map

Aurora, Ontario to Oshawa, Ontario

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50 Great Saves: The Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act

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In 1990, the Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act came into effect after years of lobbying with the help of the National Trust for Canada. The act has granted over 150 railway stations federal legal protection across the country including the Duncan train station in Duncan, BC and the McAdam Railway Station in McAdam, New Brunswick.
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Atlantic Canada’s Hidden Histories

Shelburne, Nova Scotia to Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia 35 places
geocaches that demonstrate the rich, diverse histories of Atlantic Canada.
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Afro-Nova Scotia

Halifax, Nova Scotia to Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia 9 places
The geography of Black urban Halifax and Windsor encompassing the waves of Black migration
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The Hidden Black Cityscape

Saint Marys Parish to New Brunswick 15 places
Explore Fredericton’s early Black history. Often missing from the modern cityscape.
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