The First Provincial Parliament   1792

The First Provincial Parliament   1792 (HM2L10)

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N 43° 15.349', W 79° 4.185'

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On September 17, 1792, Colonel John Graves Simcoe, Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, opened in this community, then the capital, the first provincial parliament. The legislature consisted of an appointed Legislative Council and an elected Legislative Assembly. Its opening marked the introduction of a form of representative government into this province. Previously, both the French and British regimes had been directed by a royal governor advised by an appointed council of officials and prominent citizens. This first parliament held all its sittings in "Newark", as Simcoe had re-named Niagara, but the second was summoned to meet in 1797 at York (Toronto), the new seat of government.
HM NumberHM2L10
Placed ByArchaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
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Date Added Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 656679 N 4791032
Decimal Degrees43.25581667, -79.06975000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 15.349', W 79° 4.185'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 15' 20.94" N, 79° 4' 11.1" W
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