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 […]

CBC Radio Looks Back On Our Excavation of Canada’s First Parliament

CBC Day 6 Brent Bambury Rollo Myers Ron Williamson Canada's First Parliament

Brent Bambury and CBC’s Day 6 recorded an entertaining interview for Canada Day with our founder Ron Williamson and Rollo Myers, the former manager of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. Together they told the story of the discovery and partial excavation of Canada’s First Parliament site back in 2000. Ron, Rollo and Brent visited the downtown […]

ASI to Create Archaeological Plan for Township of Caledon

We are very pleased to announce that ASI has been chosen to develop the Town of Caledon’s Archaeological Management Plan. We have significant experience in this type of work, having previously developed Master Plans for Toronto, York and Halton Regions and many other municipalities. Caledon has a rich 10,000 year Indigenous history, as can be […]