Monday 1 August 2011

Happy Simcoe Day!

Today is a holiday here in Ontario.

It is 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:

Way Out Wear said...

Happy Simcoe Day to you too. We just have BC Day, that's the name we get.

oh and by the way, Happy Belated Birthday!