Franco-Ontarian Heritage Network

What We Do

  • Exploring Lower Town Homes

    Once you walked through the neighborhood, you will see brick houses. This might cause you to ponder what their history is, whose family lived in it first, and when did they build it. A lot of people who are fascinated with history are interested to know about these things, so we appreciate the people behind House History Ottawa who made it possible to research some of the historic homes from Ottawa.
    Marc Lowell and David LaFranchise of House History Ottawa are exploring the roots of the old houses from Ottawa for many years now. With this, they have been kind to impart some of the information to us from the years of their …

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  • Art Galleries and Museums

    You can go to different places if you want to explore and know more about the city through art galleries and museums.
    Art Galleries

    The Museum of Contemporary Art is now in the famous Tower Automotive building, where they currently occupy the first five floors. The museum aims to rekindle the love for the art scene by introducing new art from different artists.
    The Tom Thomson Art Gallery is displaying classic and memorable local art pieces.
    The Algoma Art Gallery boasts of local art from its artists.
    Aboriginal or indigenous arts are showcased at the Woodland Cultural Centre located in …

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  • Evocative Objects: Artifacts Unfolding Neighbourhoods

    The artifacts that are included in the exhibition comprises objects that link us to the environment that we are currently living in. They make us one with our society and let us explore our culture. The artifacts will tell you a thing or two about Ottawa and how it is moving forward as a major city. Through this, we have discovered how the city has grown and became what it is today.
    Lebreton Flats
    This is the case that holds various artifacts that were found from one of the archeological locations of Lebreton Flats. It was known that the area has been through a rough patch in the past and was also a slum area during the …

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Events

  • Places You Can’t Smoke or Vape in Ontario

    Ignorance of the law is not an excuse, even when smoking or vaping. So don’t wait to be fined for smoking in the wrong places. When you are in Ontario, and not in a Vaping store, there are prohibited places for smoking or vaping. Do you know that when you vape or smoke in the wrong place in Ontario and you are caught, you will be charged with an offense and fined? Hold your breath because the first offence will cost you $1,000 and the second offense will cost you $5000. According to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017, you …

  • Is it time for Canada to finally allow CBD sales in mainstream retail?

    In many countries around the world, the use of recreational marijuana is strictly illegal. There are, however, several countries where its use is legal, including Canada and the Netherlands.
    In contrast, many other countries choose to legalize only the medicinal extracts of marijuana and criminalize the high-THC products. For example, companies can sell low THC-CBD like BudPop’s delta 9 THC gummies products in the US state of Alabama. However, it is illegal to deal with recreational marijuana.
    Interestingly, it is illegal to sell CBD products (to some extent) in …

  • Can Minors Use CBD Oil in Canada?

    Cannabis use for recreational purposes became legal in Canada in 2018. The Cannabis act introduced by the federal government made CBD oils from government entities and licensed growers legal under stringent regulations.
    The Cannabis act regulates compliance with essential CBD products. This includes production, processing, distribution, and sale. Only approved and regulated outlets like Exhale Wellness are considered legal to obtain CBD. This brings to question the quality and potency of any such CBD product.
    Although medical cannabis has been legal …

  • Heritage Day

    Heritage Day is a national celebration that urges Canadian people to discover, reflect, and learn more about their roots, give back or lend a hand to the community, and visit places that reflect what the celebration is all about. People are also urged to visit local museums, historic structures, and the like. It is time to set the garden timer and leave the house to see the history of Canada.
    Heritage Day is celebrated and made possible to encourage Canadians to ponder and give recognition on the efforts and accomplishments of their predecessors as well as to take a vow to take responsibility and secure our heritage and culture….

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