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Local Heritage

Tay Township's unique heritage is supported by the Tay Heritage Committee.

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Century House Plaque Program

The Century House Plaque Program offers residents who own houses in Tay—built 100 or more years ago—the opportunity to apply for a custom-made historical marker commemorating their property's long life.

Historic Districts

Tay has more than 300 century-old buildings in its larger settlement areas and over 100 century buildings in rural areas. The Tay Heritage Committee mapped the distribution of century buildings, identified clusters, and outlined a historic district for each settlement area:

Signs are being installed to mark the boundaries of the four historic districts.

How do I do heritage research?

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Heritage Blog

The Heritage Committee uses the blog to discuss our Township's heritage.

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Visit the heritage blog for information on:

Tay Heritage Merchandise

The Heritage Committee sells items to celebrate Tay heritage. Proceeds go towards funding heritage programs and events within our Township.


Heritage T-shirts are a great way to show your support for local heritage!

  • Available in different sizes and colours.

Heritage Greeting Cards

The Tay heritage greeting cards have historic photos of the Township and associated information. They can be purchased at the Township offices.

Heritage Tours

Tours have been designed by the Heritage Committee for the public to promote and celebrate the local heritage in the area.

Heritage Walking Tours

Click on the following maps to explore the local heritage by foot in the villages and rural areas of Tay:

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