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Founding of London, The

In 1793, Lieutenant-Governor Simcoe reserved the site at the forks of the Thames River for the capital of Upper Canada. York (Toronto) became the seat of government, however, and the town site of London began to develop only after 1826 when it was selected as the judicial and administrative centre of the London District.

Location

In the northeast corner of Court House Square, Dundas and Ridout Streets, London

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Middlesex

Municipality: City of London

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