Lieutenant-General John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806 - Ontario Heritage Trust

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Lieutenant-General John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806

The
First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, Present-Day Ontario, John Graves
Simcoe was born in Cotterstock, Northamptonshire and attended Exeter Fress
Grammar School in his early youth. He entered the army in 1770 and commanded a
regiment in the American Revolution. During his active administration of Upper
Canada, 1791-1796, Simcoe laid the foundation for the province's orderly growth
and development. He died in a house on this site and is buried at Wolford
Chapel, Dunkeswell, near Honiton.

Location

On the main floor near the entrance to the east wing of the Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto

Region: Greater Toronto Area

County/District: City of Toronto (District)

Municipality: City of Toronto

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