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Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley

2022 – 2026 Term

Elizabethtown-Kitley Cultural Mapping

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Mission Statement

Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley is committed to furthering the investigation, identification, preservation, interpretation and wise use of the natural and constructed heritage of Elizabethtown-Kitley Township.

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for the Committee can be found in By-law 06-49: Establish Terms of Reference for Boards and Committees

Committee Agendas & Minutes

For Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley agendas, please Click here. For minutes, Click here.

Meeting Information

Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley meets at 4:00 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of the month at the main Administration Office in New Dublin. Note, previously meetings were held at 5:00 p.m.

News and Events

Short Stories for Heritage Week 2015 To view short stories about the histories of Greenbush, the Village of Lyn, Jasper, and The Crossroads – Toledo, please Click here

Histories Online – Butternut Bay, Addison/Greenbush, Lyn Village & Highway 29 – The Old Perth Road In previous years the Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley Committee employed summer students to research and write brief histories of some of the small communities or regions within the Township. Two of these, Greenbush and Addison Villages: A Look at the Histories and Homes and Highway #29 – The Old Perth Road: A Look at the History and Homes, had been published as booklets by the Committee and sold at various locations within the Township. Another, Butternut Bay, existed only as a report to the Committee.

The Butternut Bay report, the text of the Addison-Greenbush booklet and the Introduction of Highway #29 – The Old Perth Road can be viewed on the Township’s website under “Virtual Tours” in the “Visitors” section. Eventually, the Addison-Greenbush page will contain photos of all the old buildings in those villages, along with a brief history and description of each. The history of Lyn Village may also be found on the “Virtual Tours” page. Histories of other regions of the Township will likely be added to the site in subsequent years.

Virtual Tour – Historic Inns, Taverns and Cheese Factories A web-based virtual tour of inns, taverns and cheese factories was developed a few years ago. This tour focuses on historic Inns, Mills and Cheese Factories in the Township. Click here to take the tour.

Virtual Tour – Historic Sites Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley is proud to share their Virtual Tour of Historic Sites in and around Elizabethtown-Kitley. The Committee invites you to take the virtual tour and experience “…all that the township has to offer the visitor. From the rolling farmscapes and verdant splendor of rural Elizabethtown-Kitley to our charming hamlets, historic churches, and attractive lakeside parks and wildlife areas, our Township has something for everyone.” Click here to take the tour.

Virtual Tour – Designated Historical Properties To take a Virtual Tour of Elizabethtown-Kitley’s designated historical properties, please Click here.

Rescuing “Forgotten” Cemeteries Elizabethtown-Kitley has over 60 cemeteries within its borders, over half of which are no longer maintained and have fallen into neglect. Some of the very early cemeteries contain the remains of individuals who are the very founders of our Township or have other claims to prominence.

For more information on cemeteries, please contact the Heritage Committee. For more information on genealogy, some of the following links may be of assistance: Genealogy and Family History at the National Library of Canada www.collectionscanada.ca. Leeds & Grenville GenWeb www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onleedsg/

Cultural Map Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley’s Cultural Map identifies all types of cultural assets in our community. Please Click here to view the brochure that was used to solicit ideas as to what should be on Elizabethtown-Kitley’s Cultural Map. For a detailed overview of the project, Click here. For more information email mail@ektwp.ca


Committee Members

  • Tracy Gayda
  • Jim McMullen
  • Mary-Anne Gibson
  • Chantal Ferguson

Council Representative

  • Councillor Christina Eady


  • Mayor Brant Burrow

Contact the Committee

For more information on Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley, or to list a matter on the agenda of an upcoming meeting, contact Administration Staff at:

Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley
6544 New Dublin Rd
RR 2
Addison, ON K0E 1A0

Phone: 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175 (within the 613 area code)
Fax: 613-345-7235
Email: mail@ektwp.ca