Monday 5 August 2013

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


Teresa said...

Hope you enjoyed your day off.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Hope you had a great day off! We don't get this holiday in Quebec.

Masshole Mommy said...

I didn't know this!