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Welcome to HVACR Heritage Centre Canada

Documenting how heating and cooling technologies
                  Changed our Lives …
                                        and in the process
                                                           … Changed our Society

The four pillars of today’s comfort, convenience and good health:

  • Automated Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigeration Technologies

are based in the 20th Century. It was the end of manual drudgery for Canadians with their need for ice to keep foods fresh, and wood stoves and fireplaces to stay warm.

The HVACR Industry brought everyone out of 19th Century pioneer days into the modern world of mechanical cooling or refrigeration, automated coal, electric, oil and gas heating systems, and air conditioning-ventilation appliances. That created a whole new industry and great employment opportunities year round for Canadians – for your grandparents, parents, and you, and changed everyone’s lifestyles.

The stories behind these changes, from which you benefit today, are told throughout this Museum and Learning Centre website.