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Town of York HS Online Speaker Series: A Biography of Elizabeth Simcoe

June 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Biography of Elizabeth Simcoe

About this Event

The colonial history of Upper Canada often focuses on our first lieutenant-governor, John Graves Simcoe, but over the past 200 years, his wife Elizabeth has often been overlooked. However, it’d be impossible to properly describe the early life of either Upper Canada, or its capital in the Town of York, without referring to Elizabeth Simcoe. This presentation shares just a few of the most compelling points of her life story, including her time on the Upper Canadian frontier, and draws on her own paintings and diary entries, to tell her story in her own words and images.

About the Speaker

Richard Fiennes-Clinton has been involved in the local Toronto historical community for over 30 years. He gives walking tours all across Toronto, but has also organized a lot of archival material, which he uses to give illustrated talks on more than 200 years of Toronto history. He is also the author of a book called “Muddy York – A History of Toronto Until 1834”, copies of which are available for purchase in Toronto’s First Post Office.

How to Attend

This is a virtual event.

Registration is required as space is limited. Details on how to join the lecture will be emailed to participants upon their registration. Participants can attend via computer, tablet, smartphone or dial-in via phone.


June 11, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm




Town of York Historical Society
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