Ontario Heritage Trust / Fiducie du patrimoine ontarien
Search

  • General information
  • Community information
  • BECOME A VOLUNTEER

July 11, 2015

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
French services available
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

Aylmer Fire Station

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
323 John Street South
Aylmer, Ontario
Year built: 2006
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The new, 11,500-square-foot (1,068-square-metre) Aylmer Fire Station, completed in 2006, houses fire vehicles, administrative offices and training quarters. The station is designed to Ontario building code “post-disaster building” requirements – those for buildings deemed essential to the provision of services in the event of a disaster.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Guided tours available

Aylmer Police Station

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
20 Beech Street East
Aylmer, Ontario
Telephone: 519-773-3144
Year built: 1997
Architect: Walter-Fedy Partnership
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Aylmer Police Station was built in 1997 and is currently occupied by 20 full-time and part-time police officers, auxiliary officers and support staff serving the Town of Aylmer. The fleet of police vehicles and related technology are housed inside the station.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
48075 Jamestown Line, RR 2
Aylmer, Ontario
Telephone: 1-888-773-2955
Building type: Museum, Food and drink
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gay Lea Foods Co-operative owns and operates this museum dedicated to preserving Ontario’s dairy heritage. The collection, originally that of the van Kasteren family, includes milking machines, cream separators, bottles and delivery wagons. The museum is situated on 98 acres (40 hectares) of Carolinian forest, a unique ecosystem that museum visitors are encouraged to explore.
Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
French services available
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

Old Town Hall Theatre and Library

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
38 John Street South
Aylmer, Ontario
Year built: 1874
Building type: Library, Theatre
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Old Town Hall was built in 1874. The first floor was used for municipal and police offices, council meetings and court hearings, and the second floor for minstrel shows, public meetings and social gatherings. Today, the public library occupies the first floor. The second floor was restored and converted into an opera house in 1988.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
French services available
Guided tours available
Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Ontario Police College

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
10716 Hacienda Road, RR 3
Aylmer, Ontario
Telephone: 519-773-4203
Year built: Remodelled in 1976
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; guided tours at 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The Ontario Police College (OPC) began offering classes on January 7, 1963 in the temporary wartime training quarters of an abandoned Royal Canadian Air Force base. The college moved into its present facilities in 1976. The OPC provides training designed to prepare police officers to perform their duties safely and effectively, while meeting the needs of Ontario's diverse communities.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available
Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Port Burwell Marine Museum and Historic Lighthouse

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
20 Pitt Street and 17 Robinson Street
Port Burwell, Ontario
Telephone: 519-874-4807
Year built: 1840s
Architect: Restored 1986
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This 1840s wooden lighthouse is the first marker built west of Long Point and played a vital role in guiding Lake Erie ships to safety. View the collections of historic and marine artifacts, period photographs, lighthouse lenses – including those recovered from local shipwrecks – and a model of the railway car ferry Ashtabula.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Self-guided tours available
Trails Open Ontario

Springwater Forest

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
8079 Springwater Road
Aylmer, Ontario
Telephone: 519-773-9037
Landscape type: Conservation area
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Some of the best nature walks in Ontario can be found in the conservation areas of the Catfish Creek Conservation Authority. Offering five miles (eight kilometres) of hiking trails, the Springwater Forest is a national rarity, a 370-acre (150-hectare) Carolinian forest containing more endangered species than any other zone in Canada.
Parking
Partial wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

Straffordville Library

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
9366 Plank Road
Straffordville, Ontario
Telephone: 519-866-3584
Year built: 1984
Building type: Library
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Straffordville Library, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2011, was one of the first libraries to join the Elgin County Library Association, in 1936. The existing building is 4,000 square feet (372 square metres) and officially opened on March 5, 1984. Elgin County, Bayham Township and the Lions Club of Straffordville shared the $100 000 cost of the new building.