#2017AAW: John Thompson’s Second World War Military Apparel, 1940-45 (Woodbridge)

On each day of Archives Awareness Week 2017, the City of Vaughan Archives is highlighting five unique objects representing each of the city’s five major communities: Maple, Kleinburg, Concord, Woodbridge and Thornhill. This image features a pair of boots (left), a pair of galoshes (right) and a belt with a gun holster and ammunition pouch worn […]

#2017AAW: Advertisement for Aaron Oster’s Farm Sale, 1919 (Concord)

On each day of Archives Awareness Week 2017, the City of Vaughan Archives is highlighting five unique objects representing each of the city’s five major communities: Maple, Kleinburg, Concord, Woodbridge and Thornhill. This here is a broadside, or large poster, created by auctioneer J. H. Prentice, which advertises the credit sale and auction for Aaron Oster’s […]

#2017AAW: Pierre Berton’s bow ties (Kleinburg)

On each day of Archives Awareness Week 2017, the City of Vaughan Archives is highlighting five unique objects representing each of the city’s five major communities: Maple, Kleinburg, Concord, Woodbridge and Thornhill. Pierre Berton was a noted Canadian author and a well-known journalist and television icon. Born in the Yukon in 1920, he started his career […]

#2017AAW: white choir gown, Maple United Church

On each day of Archives Awareness Week 2017, the City of Vaughan Archives is highlighting five unique objects representing each of the city’s five major communities: Maple, Kleinburg, Concord, Woodbridge and Thornhill. Featured in this image is a child’s white choir gown from Maple United Church, with a red number 29 stitched into the back collar. […]

Celebrating Archives Awareness Week!

Did you know? In addition to historic documents, photographs, maps and government records, the City of Vaughan Archives also has many objects in its holdings. The archives is home to a unique collection of artifacts and other items from as far back as 1852, and includes things like tools, posters, artwork, board games and various […]

You could save money with an electric vehicle

Electric vehicles (EVs) are making a splash these days. With the transportation sector accounting for more greenhouse gas emissions than iron, steel, cement and chemical industries combined, it’s time to think about how we can green our commutes. The transportation sector of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan is intended to help the province become a […]

Get active to help save the earth

Leading an active lifestyle is not only good for your health, it can also help save the earth. The transportation sector in Ontario contributes to a large percentage of our greenhouse gas emissions, with cars and trucks responsible for more than 70 per cent. Switching to active forms of transportation, such as walking and cycling, […]