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Stephen Leacock 1869-1944

Stephen Leacock

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted January, 2010

Stephen Leacock

Plaque Location

The County of Simcoe
The City of Orillia
Inside the house, at the northern end of Leacock Lane
1.28 km from the intersection of
Atherley Road and Highway 12
via Atherley Road, Forest Avenue North
Museum Drive and Leacock Lane


Coordinates: N 44 36.503 W 79 23.622

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Plaque Text

Economist-Historian-Humorist. Stephen Leacock, born in England and brought up near Lake Simcoe, was educated at Upper Canada College and the Universities of Toronto and Chicago. He taught at Upper Canada College for some years and in the Department of Economics and Political Science at McGill University from 1901 to 1936. Literary Lapse, the first of his many humorous works, appeared in 1910. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, published in 1912, became a classic. Leacock's genius in applying "exaggeration and incongruous juxtaposition to ordinary people in every day situations" gained for him world-wide reputation.


Other plaques at this location
Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944
The Old Brewery Bay

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Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944
Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944

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Upper Canada College

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