Founder Dr. Ron Williamson Receives The Thomas Symons Award

Congratulations to Dr. Ron Williamson on being honoured with the Thomas Symons Award!  The Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards, administered by the Ontario Heritage Trust, are prestigious distinctions that recognize exceptional contributions to heritage conservation, environmental sustainability and biodiversity, and cultural and natural heritage. We are pleased to share that ASI founder Dr. Ron Williamson […]

Rob MacDonald Interview on the Overlooked Indigenous Heritage in Waterloo Region

For Indigenous Heritage Month, the Wilmot-Tavistock Gazette interviewed our Managing Partner Rob MacDonald on local Indigenous history that deserves to be more widely known by the public. About 600 years ago, Wilmot was home to a Neutral Iroquoian village which included the largest longhouse that has been excavated in Ontario- at over 120 metres long! […]

ASI’s Commitment to the TRC Calls to Action Regarding Unmarked Residential School Burials

On May 26th, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation in British Columbia announced preliminary results of a ground-penetrating radar investigation which suggested the possible discovery of unmarked graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. As heartwrenching as this news has been, it is but the most recent of what will continue to be an […]

Yändata’: The Huron-Wendat begin a new partnership with ASI

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From Grand Chief Konrad Sioui of the Huron-Wendat Nation: The Huron-Wendat Nation is proud to announce the incorporation of a strategic partnership with Archaeological Services Inc. (ASI), which is designed to ensure the Huron-Wendat Nation’s leadership in carrying out archaeological work for projects that may have an impact on its physical, cultural and ancestral heritage […]

ASI Response to Covid-19

As the world continues to respond and adapt to the challenges presented by the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, ASI has been working with our staff, clients, and suppliers to mitigate risk and ensure the continuity of our business. The initial focus of our Pandemic Team has been the safety and well-being of our […]

Dr Ron Williamson Receives Heritage Toronto’s Special Achievement Award

This Monday, ASI’s founder Dr. Ronald Williamson was honoured to receive the prestigious Special Achievement Award at the annual Heritage Toronto Awards, held at the historic Carlu theatre. The award is presented by the Heritage Toronto Board of Directors, and celebrates exceptional contributions by individuals or organizations to Toronto’s heritage From Heritage Toronto: “Archaeologist and advocate, […]

New Huron-Wendat Exhibit Opens in Quebec City

Quebec City Exhibition Ahchiouta’a recounts the history of the Huron-Wendat of the St. Lawrence

A new exhibition has just opened in Quebec City that highlights the culture and history of the Huron-Wendat people and their relationships with St. Lawrence Iroquoian populations. ASI was very pleased to lend some of our favourite artifacts to this groundbreaking initiative! This exhibit was inspired by the 2015 OAS Symposium that brought together archaeologists […]

The King Spadina Neighbourhood Becomes a Heritage Conservation District

King Spadina Heritage Conservation District

After many years of hard work, the King Spadina Neighbourhood was designated a Heritage Conservation District at the October 2 meeting of Toronto City Council! We have been working on this project since 2013 with the City of Toronto, Taylor Hazell Architects, DTAH, Urban Strategies and R. E. Millward. As our part of developing this HCD, our […]