Simcoe Day History
Simcoe Day is a provincial holiday which seeks to remember the pioneers who built the province of Simcoe, Ontario. One such pioneer was Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe. He was responsible for establishing the early settlements of Upper Canada and laying the foundation for an independent government. This day aims to honor Simcoe for his contributions to the Toronto area. It also aims to bring communities together for celebration.
Simcoe Day is named after the first lieutenant-governor of Canada, John Graves Simcoe. It was established in 1968 and is observed annually on the first Monday in August. Most schools and businesses are closed on this day.
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