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  • A :
    43.194684886341
    -79.55934248819
    Carnegie Commons Building
    25 Adelaide Street
    Grimsby, Ontario
    L3M 1X2
    (905) 309-0796
    Carnegie Commons Building
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    Grimsby
    25 Adelaide Street Grimsby, Ontario L3M 1X2 (905) 309-0796
    This building was constructed in 1911 as a result of an $8,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York whose purpose was to promote the advancement of knowledge. As one of 125 such buildings i ...
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  • B :
    43.053031
    -79.023994
    Chippawa Battlefield Park
    Niagara Parkway, Chippawa Village
    Niagara Falls, Ontario

    (905) 356-2241
    Chippawa Battlefield Park
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    Niagara Falls
    Niagara Parkway, Chippawa Village Niagara Falls, Ontario (905) 356-2241
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    The Battle of Chippawa was the first battle that marked the start of one of the longest battles of the war of 1812. On July 3rd, 1814, American forces crossed the Niagara River from Buffalo to take ...
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  • C :
    43.25502300070
    -79.07198113060
    Court House
    26 Queen Street
    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
    L0S 1J0
    (905) 468-1950
    Court House
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    Niagara-on-the-Lake
    26 Queen Street Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 (905) 468-1950
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    The Court House has one of the oldest town bells in Canada and according to Hans Tammemagi in his book Exploring Niagara, it has rung continuously on the hour since March 27, 1839. Built on the site ...
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  • D :
    43.203318015472
    -79.267337378
    First Welland Canal (Port Dalhousie)
    Lakeport Road and Lock Street
    Port Dalhousie, Ontario

    (905) 688-5601 ext. 1927
    First Welland Canal (Port Dalhousie)
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    Port Dalhousie
    Lakeport Road and Lock Street Port Dalhousie, Ontario (905) 688-5601 ext. 1927
    Left: Newspaper announcement publicizing the opening of the Welland Canal in 1829 (Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Welland_Canal)); Right (top and bottom): Timbers from ...
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  • E :
    43.250940
    -79.065645
    Fort George Historic Site

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
    L0S 1J0
    (905) 468-6614
    Fort George Historic Site
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    Niagara-on-the-Lake
    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 (905) 468-6614
    Fort George, which is also another national historic site on the south side of the Old Town district of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Fort George was the main headquarters of the centre division of t ...
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  • F :
    43.261531
    -79.077000
    Fort Mississauga Lookout

    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
    L0S 1J0
    Fort Mississauga Lookout
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    Niagara-on-the-Lake
    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0
    Fort Mississauga, is located the on the north of Front Street in the Old Town district of of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This point of interest is a trail on the shore of Lake Ontario, open t ...
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  • G :
    43.13476015
    -79.20547127
    Goose Island

    St. Catharines, Ontario
    L2T 1J5
    Goose Island
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    St. Catharines
    St. Catharines, Ontario L2T 1J5
    Left: Foot bridge to Goose Island across the Second Welland Canal; Top Right: One of Goose Island's homes; Bottom Right: The end of Ball Street West, the community's only access road. (P ...
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  • H :
    43.19344940280
    -79.56636199550
    Grimsby's First Town Meeting Plaque
    6 Murray Street
    Grimsby, Ontario
    L3M 4G5
    (905) 309-0796
    Grimsby's First Town Meeting Plaque
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    Grimsby
    6 Murray Street Grimsby, Ontario L3M 4G5 (905) 309-0796
    The Town Meeting Plaque was erected on the old Parade Ground on Nov. 22, 1956. The plaque was presented by the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of the Department of Travel and Publicity, spons ...
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  • I :
    43.15822
    -79.229733
    Historic Knifeworks
    Westchester Crescent and Oakdale Avenue
    St. Catharines, Ontario
    L2P 2T5
    (905) 937-7210
    Historic Knifeworks
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    St. Catharines
    Westchester Crescent and Oakdale Avenue St. Catharines, Ontario L2P 2T5 (905) 937-7210
    Located on the Merritt Trail (http://www.niagaragreenbelt.com/component/content/article/96-trails/477-merritt-trail-and-merritt-trail-lin ...
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  • J :
    43.190707
    -79.262044
    Jaycee Park

    St. Catharines, Ontario
    L2N 4N4
    Jaycee Park
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    St. Catharines
    St. Catharines, Ontario L2N 4N4
    Located in North end St. Catharines, Jaycee Park is the city's largest horticultural park and features some of the area's most beautiful flower gardens. It's an excellent place to walk and take in ...
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  • K :
    43.136827
    -79.217004
    Johansson Bar

    , Ontario
    L2T 0A1
    Johansson Bar
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    , Ontario L2T 0A1
    Johansson Bar currently on display north of Glendale Ave. (Photo: Mathew Jantz) General The route of Second Welland Canal through St. Catharines is often marked by landmarks and mo ...
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  • L :
    43.160138
    -79.053009
    John Norton's Story at Queenston Heights
    14184 Niagara Parkway
    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
    L0S 1L0
    John Norton's Story at Queenston Heights
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    Niagara-on-the-Lake
    14184 Niagara Parkway Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1L0
    Queenston Heights is the most famous battlefield from the War of 1812 that exists within Niagara. While entering the park, heroes such as Sir Issac Brock and Laura Secord are instantly recognized ...
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  • M :
    43.2025459747
    -79.2654545649
    Lock One Park
    Lakeport Road / Lock Street
    St. Catharines, Ontario

    (905) 688-5600
    Lock One Park
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    St. Catharines
    Lakeport Road / Lock Street St. Catharines, Ontario (905) 688-5600
    The locks of the first Welland Canal were constructed out of wood in comparison to the locks of the second and third canals which were made of cut-stone. Located in this small landscaped alcove, nest ...
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  • N :
    43.1988211522632
    -79.26548897012806
    Lock Tender's Shanty

    , Ontario

    Lock Tender's Shanty
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    , Ontario
    Lock Tender's Shanty, Port Dalhousie (Alex Ayotte / Ian Wood) Twenty metres north of Lakeport Road, on the west side of the Port Dalhousie Harbour Walkway, is a small restored bui ...
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  • O :
    43.25201444340
    -79.05914142820
    Navy Hall
    305 Ricardo Street
    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
    L0S 1J0
    (905) 468-4257
    Navy Hall
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    Niagara-on-the-Lake
    305 Ricardo Street Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 (905) 468-4257
    Hours of Operation The grounds are open to the public to take photographs, look at historic plaques and the view of the Niagara River from the dock, but the building is closed to the public. Further ...
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  • P :
    43.25589180310
    -79.07010578670
    Niagara Masonic Hall
    153 King Street
    Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
    L0S 1J0
    905-468-0386
    Niagara Masonic Hall
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    Niagara-on-the-Lake
    153 King Street Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 905-468-0386
    The Masonic Lodge was one of the first buildings erected after the town was surveyed in 1791. The role of the lodge was of importance to the infant community, as it was used for church services, agri ...
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  • Q :
    43.03900290
    -79.21228408
    Port Robinson - A Town Divided

    , Ontario
    L0S 1K0
    Port Robinson - A Town Divided
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    , Ontario L0S 1K0
    West Bank of the Welland Canal and location of the destroyed Port Robinson bridge. (Photo: Matthew Jantz) General The Welland Canal town of Port Robinson once had a bridge connecti ...
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  • R :
    43.1180712
    -79.2689984
    Power Glen / Reynoldsville / Crown Mills

    St. Catharines, Ontario

    Power Glen / Reynoldsville / Crown Mills
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    St. Catharines
    St. Catharines, Ontario
    The tiny creekside community of Power Glen (a.k.a. Reynoldsville, a.k.a Crown Mills) has a long and fascinating history. Now a pleasant and inconspicuous residential neighbourhood bordering the DeCew ...
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  • S :
    43.13966942160153
    -79.3520390263073
    Runchey's Tavern Historical Plaque
    King Street/Regional Road 81
    Jordan, Ontario

    (905) 562-5242
    Runchey's Tavern Historical Plaque
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    Jordan
    King Street/Regional Road 81 Jordan, Ontario (905) 562-5242
    Robert Runchey was granted land in Louth Township in 1791 after serving in the British army during the American Revolution. This plaque marks the site of an inn built in 1793, which Robert bought in ...
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  • T :
    43.151841
    -79.248697
    Shickluna Shipyards

    , Ontario
    L2S 1M4
    Shickluna Shipyards
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    , Ontario L2S 1M4
    Left: Louis Shickluna Historical Plaque (http://www.ontarioplaques.com/Plaques_MNO/Plaque_Niagara42.html) near the southwest corner of Yates Street and St. Paul Street West(Matthew Jantz ...
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  • U :
    43.07900357270
    -79.28222414980
    St. Johns Common School 1804

    Thorold, Ontario

    St. Johns Common School 1804
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    Thorold
    Thorold, Ontario
    The tiny restored St. Johns Common Schoolhouse, the oldest school in Ontario and the first in Upper Canada. (Photo Alex Ayotte) St. Johns Common School, the tiny restored schoolho ...
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  • V :
    43.078911463371156
    -79.27903354167938
    St. Johns Village

    Pelham, Ontario

    St. Johns Village
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    Pelham
    Pelham, Ontario
    St. Johns Village Historical Plaque (http://www.niagaragreenbelt.com/images/audio/St.Johns_Historical_Plaque.mp3) TripClip (mp3 format). St.Johns_Village Click to play or down ...
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  • W :
    43.10775078
    -79.20462369
    Third Welland Canal - Summit Lock

    Thorold, Ontario

    Third Welland Canal - Summit Lock
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    Thorold
    Thorold, Ontario
    Third Welland Canal Summit Lock. (Photo: Matthew Jantz) General Located just 1 km south of the town of Thorold, the Summit Lock of the Third Welland Canal remains a spectacular sig ...
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  • X :
    43.125036
    -79.199043
    Thorold Carnegie Library
    1 Ormond Street South
    Thorold, Ontario
    L2V 1X9
    Thorold Carnegie Library
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    Thorold
    1 Ormond Street South Thorold, Ontario L2V 1X9
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    Thorold's Carnegie Library was opened in April 1912, having been made possible by a donation of $10,000.00 from Andrew Carnegie. The architect was A.E. Nicholson, who is also responsible for the Grim ...
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