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First Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada

First Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2009

First Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted November, 2010

Plaque Location

The Region of Niagara
The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
In a park on the south side of King Street
between Queen and Prideaux streets

Coordinates: N 43 15.318 W 79 04.199


Plaque Text

The first session of the Legislative Assembly held at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) from 17 September to 15 October 1792, introduced a limited form of representative government to the newly created colony of Upper Canada. The elected assembly formed part of the first legislature under the administration of John Graves Simcoe, Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. Statutes of the first session established English property and civil law, and trial by jury. In 1797 the seat of government was moved to York (Toronto).

Related Ontario plaques
The First Provincial Parliament 1792
The First Meeting of the Executive Council of Upper Canada
John Graves Simcoe 1752-1806

Related Toronto plaque
Ontario's First Parliament Buildings 1798


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