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Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site Educational Signage

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville will be installing educational signage at the Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site. As part of the pilot project, signs have been installed throughout the site and at four of the main entry points. You are invited to click on the icons below to read the signs and learn more about the site.

The Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site (previously referred to as the Mantle Site) was home to a remarkable late 16th – early 17th century ancestral Wendat community. Between 2002 and 2003 archaeologists uncovered over 150,000 artifacts including evidence of palisade walls and up to 95 longhouses. The Jean-Baptiste Lainé Site is an important part of Wendat heritage and corroborates Wendat knowledge and culture.

To visit the site and read the signs in person, the trail can be accessed via Jonas Millway, Lost Pond Crescent, James Ratcliff Avenue, or from Wendat Village Public School. Once on the trail, you will also find the plaques installed by the Ontario Heritage Trust in 2017.

After you have read the signs or visited them in person, email to tell us what you think. To learn more, visit to visit the Archaeology Alive! Virtual Exhibit.