Monday, 4 August 2008

Happy Simcoe Day!

It was a long weekend here in Ontario.

Today is a holiday named for Col. John Graves Simcoe ...

* Hero of the American Revolution
* Commanding officer of the Queen's York Rangers
* Founder of Toronto
* First Lt. Governor of Upper Canada
* Builder of Yonge Street
* Abolished slavery in what's now Ontario 30 years before the rest of the British Empire did it and 60 years before Abe Lincoln did it

1 comment:

Omykiss said...

Seems like a good guy ... go Simcoe, go! Certainly worth a holiday I would say ;)