Our plaques commemorate key people, places, and events from Toronto’s past. Remember our past, enrich our present, and inform future generations with a historical plaque.
Plaques commemorate the people who lived in our homes and once walked our streets; the communities, events and streetscapes they shaped; and the world they faced and changed.
The program encourages Torontonians to apply for plaques and find funding support within their communities to make them happen. Heritage Toronto provides expertise in historical research and writing, plaque design and fabrication, and installation on buildings and in public spaces.
Did you know? The program started in 1969 and there are now more than 850 plaques across the city.
We are accepting year-round applications for the following programs:
Properties that are on the City of Toronto’s Heritage Register are eligible for a bronze Heritage Property plaque that shares the story of the building.