Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley

Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley
2014 - 2018 Term


Four short stories written for Heritage week 2015 (click to read stories)

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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 the by-law below.  Click the by-law to view the Terms.

By-law 06-49:  Establish Terms of Reference for Boards and Committees


Committee Minutes

Committee minutes can be found at our Virtual Library. Click here to visit the Virtual Library.

Meeting Information

Heritage Elizabethtown-Kitley meets at 5:00 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of the month at the main Administration Office in New Dublin.  Note, previously meetings were held at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday each month.

News and Events


History Online - Butternut Bay and Addison/Greenbush

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 location within the Township. Another, Butternut Bay, existed only as a report to the Committee.

The Butternut Bay report and the text of the Addison-Greenbush booklet can now be viewed on the Township webpage, under “Tours and Local Histories”. 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 Perth Road page will be added sometime this winter, and histories of other regions of the Township will likely be added to the site in subsequent years.

To view the Histories visit the Virtual Tours Section of the Home Page.

 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. To view the Tours visit the Virtual Tours Section of the Visitors Page.

Virtual Tour - Historic Churches

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. " 

To take the virtual tour visit the Virtual Tours Section of the Home Page. 


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 Cultural Map will identify 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 more information email mail@elizabethtown-kitley.on.ca or visit the Cultural Mapping Project Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Elizabethtown-Kitley-Cultural-Map/207309859429733#!/


Committee Members

  • Jim McMullen
  • Tracy Gayda
  • Blake McKim
  • Mary-Anne Gibson

Council Representative

  • Councillor Christina Eady


  • Mayor Jim Pickard

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

613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175 (within the 613 area code)



Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, 6544 New Dublin Rd, RR 2  Addison, ON, K0E 1A0
Tel. 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175, Fax. 613-345-7235, Email: mail@elizabethtown-kitley.on.ca

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