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.


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