Honourable George Brown 1818-1880, The

Across the Grand River at this point lies Bow Park, once the farm of George Brown, a leading architect of Confederation, who built up an estate of some 800 acres beginning in 1866. A Scottish immigrant, Brown founded the Toronto Globe in 1844, the influential Reform journal which helped him become a powerful political figure. As leader of the "Clear Grit" Liberals and champion of Canada West, Brown entered the "Great Coalition" government of 1864 with his arch-adversary, John A. Macdonald to make Confederation possible. Until his death in 1880, Brown spent much time at "Bow Park" developing it as a major enterprise for raising pure-bred cattle, a notable pioneering agriculture venture in Ontario.


On the south side of County Road 2/53 at Highway 54 in Cainsville, across the river from his former estate

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Brant (District)

Municipality: County of Brant