Monday 7 August 2017

Happy Simcoe Day!

It's Simoe Day 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...

Enjoy your long weekend.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

In Ottawa it is By day after the man in charge of building the canal.