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 […]

Unearthing Toronto’s Oldest Marketplace: Exhibit Now Open!

The City of Toronto’s Market Gallery has opened a new exhibition:”Unearthing Toronto’s Oldest Marketplace: The Archaeology of the North St. Lawrence Market.” The display showcases the history and ongoing archaeology of North America’s longest continually running food market. King St. and Jarvis St. was designated the “Market Block” by Governor Hunter in 1803, with the first permanent […]

Dr. Williamson receives celebrated Smith-Wintemberg award

This past weekend, ASI’s founder Dr. Ronald Williamson was honoured to receive the celebrated Smith-Wintemberg award at the annual Canadian Archaeological Association conference in Whitehorse, Yukon. The award is presented annually to “professional members of the Canadian archaeological community who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the discipline of archaeology and our […]

Changes are coming to ASI!

Meyer's Spring Rock Art by Richard Rulander

Friends and colleagues, I would like to take this opportunity to let you know of exciting developments happening at ASI over the coming year. Since our incorporation in 1980, we have enjoyed many successes as a company, acquiring a vast portfolio of interesting projects from our valued clients and earning recognition as innovators and leaders in […]

ASI and associates to review, update City of London’s Archaeological Master Plan

ASI is excited to announce that we have been awarded the contract for the review and update of the City of London’s Archaeological Master Plan (AMP). The purpose of a municipal AMP is to identify, analyse and establish priorities concerning the conservation of archaeological resources located within the boundaries of the City. As the 11th […]

City of Toronto, ASI honoured with award from AIA

City of Toronto, ASI receive celebrated AIA Conservation and Heritage Management award The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) has selected the City of Toronto’s Heritage Preservation Services team, and the archaeological and cultural heritage services firm ASI, as the 2016 recipients of the AIA’s Conservation and Heritage Management Award for the Toronto Archaeological Management Plan project. According […]

Walrus Magazine publishes feature on ASI project

Journalist Alex Tesar visits ASI project in Brant County.

In July, Walrus Magazine Editorial Fellow, Alex Tesar, accompanied Dr. Williamson on a site visit to one of ASI’s projects in Brant County. What came from that visit was a feature that touched on many subjects: pre-contact archaeology, Indigenous engagement, the CRM industry in Ontario, collections management and the sometimes-unfortunate ending for many of the artifacts […]

Government of Ontario and First Nations sign “milestone” political accord

Yesterday the Chiefs of Ontario and the Government of Ontario signed a historic political accord that will help guide the relationship between province and the First Nations. (Photo by Chris Young/THE CANADIAN PRESS) As most people know, archaeologist work closely with First Nations and their representatives. We do so at consultation tables for major planning initiatives and […]

ASI’s Bell Site dog burial subject of new publication

A new article, written by Eric Tourigny et al., features some interesting findings regarding human-animal relationships in the 19th-century, based on scientific analyses of a dog burial from the Bell Site (excavated by ASI in 2011). The study is now available in the latest issue of the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology.  ASI loaned the canine remains to the researchers, whose work was based […]