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Rediscovering Canada – Our People & Our Places, is a POV series that explores the greatest assets and attractions Canadian communities have to offer.  From the wackiest museums to the craziest collections and the most mouth-watering dishes, we explore the food, the architecture, the history and the culture of some of Canada’s best day-tripping destinations.  Take a holiday at home located in your own backyard – on Rediscovering Canada.


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Seaforth and Brussels, Ontario – is an absolute delight for the day tripper and architourist alike.  Host Christopher Cooper gets a once in a life time chance to visit a very interesting private museum showcasing – antique cars, bikes, motorcycles and amazing items found in and around the surrounding communities.


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Join host Christopher Cooper as he explores the many stone edifices in beautiful St. Marys, Ontario – visit the local museums and even make a stop for some great food.


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Join host Christopher Cooper as he explores the history and architecture of lovely Perth, Ontario. See where the last fatal duel was held in Canada and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of this quaint Eastern Ontario Town.


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The City of Kingston, Ontario – has so many great buildings, markets, and sights. Christopher Cooper takes you on a journey to visit some of the finest architecture to be found in Canada as well as a visit to our first Prime Minister’s home.


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Rediscovering Canada’s – Heritage Places:

Architourism is an interesting word – certainly not a new idea in Europe.  We travel globally for a glimpse at the vast monumental expressions of man’s vision in brick and mortar and do not realize what we have to offer in our own backyard. Nonetheless, people are starting to realize that Canada has so many beautiful towns and individual sites that define character and charm through their stunning architecture. Over the course of this series we will visit these wonderful sites to enjoy their most attractive features – their architectural splendour.


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The short film looks at a very rare surviving example of a nineteenth century opera hall. Located in the lovely historic town of Seaforth, Ontario.


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In southwest Nova Scotia there is a lovely little town that has had the forethought to protect and celebrate its architecture – a delight for the architourist to explore with two of the oldest wood framed buildings in Canada located a block or two away from each other… Annapolis Royal with it’s just over 400 inhabitants is located on the Annapolis River with amazing views and vistas of the North Mountain. However, this picturesque hamlet has a secret – as this area is the most fought over piece of land in Canadian history – with its well preserved Fort Anne at its centre.


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On this episode of Heritage Places we will visit the town of Sparta, Ontario to explore a blacksmith shop built in 1827 – not your average, run of the mill, 19th century blacksmith shop – rather a blacksmith shop built entirely out of adobe or mud brick! Later we will also have a little fun and make our own mud bricks – we hope you enjoy this episode of Heritage Places Television!


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On this episode of Heritage Places we will visit a truly enigmatic site nestled between Acton and Georgetown, Ontario. Limehouse, was once a vibrant community humming with industry in particular the production of lime for the construction industry. The site is now a combination of ruins, water features and lovely hiking trails. This is truly a must explore site for the architourist.


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On this episode of Heritage Places – we will visit the Kissing Bridge located in West Montrose, Ontario – The west Montrose Covered Bridge was constructed in 1880 – spanning the magnificent Grand River – this is the last standing covered bridge in Ontario and still has light traffic crossing its 198 foot span daily. Visitors come from all over the world to experience and photograph this picturesque bridge.


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On this episode of Heritage Places – we will visit something that is very quickly disappearing – the small cottages built in the twentieth century in Northern, Ontario. Sadly these little cottages full of character and charm are being replaced by second homes rather than what they were originally intended for – simply as a little family get-away to enjoy the great Canadian wilderness!


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On this Episode of Heritage Places Television we will visit one of the finest late 18th century English Churches in Canada – Old St Edwards located in Clementsport, Nova Scotia – is one of the most well preserved churches our host has had the opportunity to visit – known well for its seashell lime plaster. Later Host Chris Cooper with Ryan Scranton will have a little adventure in collecting clams – building a lime rick and burning the shells to make seashell plaster or mortar.


 

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This feature film will document the history of Goderich and her people from early settlement through the 19th century into the early to mid twentieth century. Who can best tell the story of a community than the residents and the people who have grown-up in Goderich – charming remembrances of Goderich will be interweaved through this one hour special. The heritage architecture in this most amazing town will be examined in detail – we will also show the amazing rebirth and restoration of many of these buildings after being damaged in the August 21, 2011 tornado.


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On this episode of Heritage Places Television we will visit the city of Brampton, Ontario. Brampton is one of those very unique large cities that has had the foresight to protect its heritage buildings. The feeling one gets in its downtown core is a mood of a small town with beautiful streetscapes and open spaces, which is an accomplishment for one of Canada’s largest cities! I am simply amazed at how many historic sites in the city are well preserved, and how diligently the municipality and community have worked to catalogue, protect and designate historic gems from every era, commencing with the early beginnings of Brampton’s history.


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On this episode we will visit Aylmer, Ontario…. Aylmer is one of those small rural Canadian towns that offer so much for the architourist to explore and wonder at – having one of the most well-executed Italianate buildings in Canada. The town has on the most part embraced its heritage and has preserved and designated many buildings – this episode of Heritage Places will tell Aylmer, Ontario’s story of a proud heritage and a very bright future!