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Royal Tour of 1939, The

The Royal Tour of 1939 was the first visit to Canada by a reigning British monarch. Between May 15 and June 15, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth travelled by train across the country. They arrived at the North Toronto Station on May 22 and, at Queen’s Park, Lieutenant Governor Albert Matthews and Premier Mitchell Hepburn officially welcomed Their Majesties to the provincial capital. Throughout their visit, the King and Queen were greeted with brilliant pageantry and crowds of cheering spectators. The Royal Tour released an outpouring of loyalty and affection for the monarchy and support for Great Britain.

Location

In the rose garden between the west side of the provincial legislature and Queen's Park Crescent West, Toronto.

Region: Greater Toronto Area

County/District: City of Toronto (District)

Municipality: City of Toronto

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