The latest addition to the Open Book community, The Open Book Explorer makes connections for readers between history books and historical landmarks. Whether searching by book, region, city or landmark, readers will discover mapped tours, supplemental reading lists, author interviews and feature articles. Take a silver and gold mining tour of Northern Ontario, a 19th-century walk through Niagara-on-the-Lake, a tour of Yorkville in the 1960s or one of the many other tours the Explorer offers, and discover Ontario one book at a time.


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Open Book’s Partners & Sponsors

The Open Book Explorer is presented in partnership with The Ontario Book Publisher’s Organization.

We are grateful for the support of the Ontario Arts Council.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) for this project. Nous reconnaissons l'appui financier du gouvernement du Canada par l'entremise du Fonds du livre du Canada (FLC) pour ce projet.

Open Book is generously funded by the OMDC.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. / Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.