PLAN YOUR VISIT
Visit the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame at the original location at the University of Toronto or one of our interactive museum exhibits profiling the inductees and showcasing the importance of the mining industry in our everyday lives. Click on the name of the location you are interested in for more information.
170 College Street, University of Toronto Campus, Toronto, Ontario
The historic Lassonde Mining Building at the University of Toronto houses the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame
The original Hall of Fame is located on the ground floor of the Lassonde Mining Building at the University of Toronto. Visitors will find plaques of polished Canadian granite with photos and descriptions of the Members inducted from 1989-2008 lining the walls of the hall. The Lassonde Mining Building is one of the historic buildings on the university campus.
The office of the Lassonde Mineral Engineering Program is also located on the ground floor of the Lassonde Mining Building. Young people interested in a career in Canada’s mineral industry can get more information on educational opportunities at the University of Toronto.
The Mining Hall of Fame at the ROM
Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C6
The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Gallery at the ROM is located on Level 2 in the Weston Family Wing
The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto opened in December 2008. Located amidst Earth’s Treasures in the Teck Suite of Galleries, it showcases the biographies and personal stories of Hall of Fame inductees through a fully bilingual interactive video wall that also explains how mining touches every part of our lives. The Teck Suite of Galleries includes the Vale Inco Limited Gallery of Minerals and the Gallery of Gems and Gold – allow time during your visit to explore these awe-inspiring galleries as well. For further information, visit the ROM’s website.
The Hall of Fame in Elliot Lake
Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, Mining Museum, Hwy 108, Elliot Lake, Ontario
The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame at the Elliot Lake Mining Museum
The Hall forms part of the Mining Museum in the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre on Highway 108 in Elliot Lake, about 25 km north of Highway 17, halfway between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie.
Elliot Lake, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2005, took its place in Canadian mining history in the Cold War era around 1950, when uranium was an important strategic mineral, and the Canadian government posted a reward for a commercial discovery of the metal. Franc Joubin made such a discovery near Blind River, financed in part by Joseph Hirshhorn – now both members of The Hall. The town of Elliot Lake was built for the people developing and operating the mines in the area. Five other members of The Hall played a role in the Elliot Lake development, and their photos and achievements are featured in the display.
The 12 large mines that produced uranium for use in the generation of electrical power in Canada and around the world are now closed and decommissioned with few traces visible to the casual viewer. The town, known widely as “A Jewel in the Wilderness” with a population of 12,000, is now a retirement community, centre for the arts and a tourist destination both winter and summer. The Mining Hall of Fame and Museum is one of several attractions in the town (see the City of Elliot Lake website for more information).
The Hall of Fame at the Britannia Mine Museum
1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, BC V0N 1J0 - (800) 896-4044
The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame at the Britannia Mine Museum
The Britannia Mine Museum was established in 1971 to preserve the history of mining in British Columbia and educate the public about mining. In September 2010 the first phase of a multi-million dollar redevelopment project was unveiled. Thanks to funding from Teck Resources Limited, it includes a Canadian Mining Hall of Fame exhibit that features the Hall’s inductees – the people who make mining happen – as well as videos highlighting the everyday products that are the raison d’etre of the mining industry.
The Britannia Mine Museum is located at the site of the former Britannia copper mine which operated from 1904-1974. At one time it was the largest copper mine in the British Commonwealth. Its mill was designated a National Historic Site in 1988. For further information, visit www.bcmm.ca.
240 McLeod St, Ottawa, ON K2P 2R1 - 613-566-4700
The Canadian Mining Hall of Fame at the Museum of Nature
The newest residence of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame opened in November 2012, at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Funded by Barrick Gold, and opened as part of Phase Two of the Vale Earth Gallery, the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame exhibit features an interactive kiosk with the Hall’s inductees – the people who make mining happen.