Cobourg in Northumberland County, Ontario — Central Canada
This walk, sponsored by the Cobourg branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, honors Egerton Ryerson, one of the founders of Upper Canada Academy in 1832 and its second principal. The Academy, which later became Victoria College and federated with the University of Toronto, was housed in the white columned building at the top of College Street, north from this spot.
Ryerson's later career included his appointment to the position of Superintendent of Common School Education for Canada West. In this capacity he was the first designer of the public education system in Ontario.
Ryerson Walk provides a visual and pedestrian link between the Victoria College building and Lake Ontario. It also offers views of other examples of Cobourg's architectural and natural heritage. From various parts of the walk it is possible to see St. Peter's Anglican Church (north); the fine Victorian residences of Church Street (east); the beach and the harbour (south); and the cupola of Victoria Hall (west).
Erected 2012 by Architectual Conservancy of Ontario (Cobourg Branch).
Location. 43° 57.621′ N, 78° 9.735′ W. Marker is in Cobourg, Ontario, in Northumberland County. Marker is on King Street East (Ontario Click for map. Marker is located just south of the intersection in Victoria Park. Marker is in this post office area: Cobourg, Ontario K9A 3V2, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Weller (within shouting distance of this marker); Church of St. Peter (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Victoria Hall (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); a different marker also named Victoria Hall (approx. half a kilometer away); Cobourg and Peterborough Railway (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); The Founding of Cobourg (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Victoria College (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Marie Dressler (approx. one kilometer away). Click for a list of all markers in Cobourg.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Egerton Ryerson. (Submitted on October 29, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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