"It is well known that facts which are not recorded soon are forgotten. Thus, from the beginning of time, man has undertaken, by one method or another, to record the knowledge he has gained for the benefit of future generations. Since the past is but a reflection of the future, it is not wise to lose our historical facts; they may provide guidelines for the years ahead." -- Gladys Rolling (the first mayor of the Town of East Gwillimbury)
The Town of East Gwillimbury has a rich history which the Town is working to preserve. The preservation of heritage resources provides a link to the past and a foundation for planning the future. Protecting and promoting our heritage will assist in maintaining and enhancing the identity and character of East Gwillimbury.
Heritage resources may include structures, sites, environments, artifacts and traditions which are of historical, architectural, archaeological, cultural and contextual value or significance.