Bay View Ranche (now Fingland's Farm): scanned image donated by Brad Fingland

And, more to the point, are you willing to share it with the rest of the world?

Deseronto Archives has received some money from Ontario’s Ministry of Culture to create a website that will allow people to upload their own memories, videos and images of Deseronto and the surrounding areas. We’re delighted to report that the ‘About Deseronto’ website is now up and running!

We would love to hear from you if you would like to share any old photos or memories of the town. You can bring any materials into the Library on a Wednesday (or on other days by arrangement with the archivist, Amanda Hill) and we will be happy to scan them and add them to the About Deseronto site. If you have old objects relating to the town, we can take photos of them. If you have your own scans or digital photos, you can send them to us directly at

Later in the year, the site will be updated so that you will be able to upload items yourself directly to About Deseornto.

We’re very excited about this new project, but we’re going to need your help to make it a success.

You can contact the archivist on a Wednesday between 10am and 4pm at 613-396-2744 to arrange a time to bring your treasures in. Or just visit the Library on Main Street on any Wednesday between those hours.

We look forward to seeing what you’ve got!