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John Graves Simcoe – Ontario's First Lieutenant Governor


In 2002, the Ontario Heritage Trust presented this online exhibit to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of John Graves Simcoe – Ontario's first Lieutenant-Governor. It demonstrates the profound influence Simcoe had on the shaping of Ontario.

Visit the various sections of this exhibit and learn more about Ontario's first Lieutenant-Governor.

Also, consult our Online Plaque Guide to find out plaque stories influenced by John Graves Simcoe.
Explore our Online Plaque Guide

Explore our Online Plaque Guide

Search from over 1,200 provincial plaques in this database and learn more about the people, places and events that have helped shape Ontario’s history.