Posts Tagged ‘ Simcoe Day ’

Let’s still not call it “Simcoe Day” .. Ontario remains a bigger place in a better Canada now (whatever Stephen Harper may say)

Jul 30th, 2011 | By | Category: In Brief

Last year the civic holiday held on the first Monday of August — in various Canadian provinces and territories — fell on Monday, August 2. On the same day the Toronto Star published an article arguing that: “Today is Simcoe Day in Toronto, a holiday named in honour of the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada, […]

Let’s not call it “Simcoe Day” .. Ontario is a bigger place in a better Canada now

Aug 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: In Brief

Sleeping in a cottage boathouse built by a long-deceased uncle this August civic holiday weekend has prompted some meditations on the varying accomplishments of various generations — and the importance of deciding which ones are most worth remembering today. My uncle’s day job was in an office in the city. But, like my father and […]