MyOntario – A vision Over Time

Ontario’s stories come in many forms, as diverse and unique as the people who call this province home. MyOntario – A vision over time invites you to share your stories – the places, memories, photos, artifacts, artworks and traditions that inspire you.

MyOntario – A vision Over Time

Canoeing in a lake in Algonquin Park | Credit: © 2017 Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation

TORONTO, ON (August, 2017) – The black-and-white photo on your mantelpiece. Your grandma’s famous butter tarts. The stirring rhythms of a pow wow. The bike path you know like the back of your hand.

Ontario’s stories come in many forms, as diverse and unique as the people who call this province home. MyOntario – A vision over time invites you to share your stories – the places, memories, photos, artifacts, artworks and traditions that inspire you.

Led by the Ontario Heritage Trust, MyOntario – A vision over time commemorates the 150th anniversary of Confederation in the context of the province’s long cultural history, which stretches back more than 10,000 years. It is a dialogue among Ontarians about who we are and what we would like to become.

“Everyone has a story to tell,” says Harvey McCue, Chair of Ontario Heritage Trust. “Whether your family has been in Ontario for generations or you are new to the province, we want you to see yourself – your experiences, identities, values and aspirations – reflected in our shared story.”

The Trust’s story-gathering project, launched earlier this year, has received submissions from across the province, including stories from Steve Paikin, Deepa Mehta, Margaret Froh, Joëlle Roy, Atom Egoyan and Chief Maracle of the Mohawks of Bay of Quinte.

“This project aims to build a deeper understanding, showcase our diversity and create a lasting record that reflects the breadth, depth and complexity of our great province as we look to the future,” says Beth Hanna, Chief Executive Officer at Ontario Heritage Trust.

Throughout the year, the Ontario Heritage Trust will be hosting special MyOntario events and programming at its museums. Visitors can also participate through the Trust’s MyOntario roadshow; an interactive kiosk travelling to Doors Open Ontario; and other events across the province.

Note: View stories and share your own at heritagetrust.on.ca/MyOntario and #MyOntario.