Honourable George Stewart Henry 1871-1958, The

Ontario's tenth prime minister was born in King Township but throughout his life farmed on this property. From 1903 to 1910, as York Township councillor and reeve and warden of York County, he promoted the cause of good roads and formation of a Metropolitan Toronto government. In 1913, he was elected to the Ontario legislature as Conservative member for East York. In 1918 he became minister of agriculture and, in 1923, was appointed minister of public works and highways. In 1930, he assumed the portfolios of prime minister, minister of education and provincial treasurer. Although his administration was defeated in 1934, Mr. Henry retained his seat until retiring from politics in 1943.


At St. Matthew the Apostle and The Church of the Covenant, the site of his former farm, 80 George Henry Boulevard, Toronto

Region: Greater Toronto Area

County/District: City of Toronto (District)

Municipality: City of Toronto