Niagara-on-the-Lake in Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario — Central Canada
First Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada
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).
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Government of Canada
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Location. 43° 15.315′ N, 79° 4.203′ W. Marker is in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Regional Municipality of Niagara. Marker can be reached from King Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in Simcoe Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 163 King Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Graves Simcoe (here, next to this marker); Bicentennial of First Parliament Niagara Historical Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Niagara Agricultural Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Canada Gazette, or American Oracle (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Niagara (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Provincial Parliament 1792 (within shouting distance of this marker); Niagara Apothecary (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
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