First Town Meeting 1790, The

Near this site on April 5, 1790, was held the earliest known session of a municipal government in what is now Ontario. This "town meeting" of Township No. 6, later named Grimsby, dealt with such matters as the height of fences and the registration of livestock marks. While magistrates, appointed by the Crown, still exercised the most important functions of municipal administration, this marked a beginning of local self-government by elected representatives of the people.


In the park adjacent to the town hall, Main Street West at Livingston Avenue, near the site of the first meeting, Grimsby

Region: Niagara Falls and Region

County/District: Regional Municipality of Niagara

Municipality: Town of Grimsby