Guelph Black Heritage Society welcomed members of the public to the Heritage Hall to celebrate the groundbreaking of the “Freedom Project”. This project promotes universal accessibility to Heritage Hall and enables all people to attend events at the building. The Heritage Hall Freedom Project helped GBHS fulfill its mandate to be community centered, promote inclusiveness and be respectful of all Canadians: past, present and future. GBHS volunteers used an antique hoe from Nigeria for the ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony. A hoe is an implement on which a metal tang projects from the blade and passes through the wooden handle. The introduction of iron tools, such as a hoe, introduced a revolution in the agriculture of the continent and the need to produce iron by smelting, a major economic transformation. The “Freedom Project” represents a major transformation of the Heritage Hall, the ability for the building to be universally accessible for all.