The Bronte Heritage Trail and Canada 150 Mobile Exhibit is a new project designed to bring Bronte Village’s history to life with location based content, e-beacons and interpretive signage, to highlight the unique roots of this community, and promote Canada’s 150th year of confederation.

This project will begin with our indigenous roots, to the establishment of Bronte as a small fishing village, to how the waterfront harbour became the central hub for all activity and growth into the increasingly diverse community it is today.

We are going to tell our story and improve visitor experience through the use of digital beacons. Using advanced technologies and virtual reality that will improve visitor experiences and exponentially increase access to the unique heritage aspects of Bronte Village.  This project is important to animate our heritage and hopes for the future in an accessible and inspiring manner.

ibeaconThis project proposes to install 20 content beacons throughout our BIA catchment area. It will showcase the Bronte heritage culture and dreams for the future through interactive abilities of e-beacons. It will benefit residents and visitors to Bronte Village by providing opportunities to be engaged with the local history of the area, discover their Canadian roots, and provide an opportunity for people of all ethnicities in a dialogue to ask them what Canada means to them and their hopes for the future in a celebratory manner throughout Canada’s 150th.

The Bronte BIA wishes to offer its sincere thanks to the Government of Canada for its funding through the Canada 150 grant program.  We also owe our gratitude to the following organizations for their letters of support:

Bronte Historical Society, Canadian Caribbean Association Halton, Halton Multicultural Council. We look forward to working closely with these groups and all interested parties to reflect the rich history of our area.

More details will be coming soon.

Ann Sargent took the helm of the Bronte BIA as Executive Director in 2008 having served on the Board for a number of years. Ann is a long-time Bronte resident with a long career in tourism, hospitality and association experience as well as running her own marketing companies. She speaks passionately about the opportunities. Ann says, "It been an exciting time to be in this role and to see our historic village realize its full potential. We are excited about the current revitalization underway and feel fortunate to live, work and play in such a special lakeside community”. Ann and the volunteer board have worked tirelessly over the years to make beautiful Bronte a ‘must-visit tourist destination’ on Lake Ontario for shopping, dining and quality events..

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