Toronto in Toronto County, Ontario — Central Canada
The Macdonald-Mowat House
Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister, purchased this house in 1876 and lived here 1876-78. It was built in 1872 in the French Second Empire style by Nathaniel Dickey, a Toronto iron founder. Macdonald owned the property until 1886 and it was occupied by his son, Hugh John, 1879-82. The Hon. Oliver Mowat, prime minister of Ontario, bought and occupied the house in 1888 and retained ownership until 1902. The property was leased, 1897-98, to the Hon. Arthur Sturgis Hardy who succeeded Mowat as prime minister and sold to Knox College in 1910.
Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 43° 39.699′ N, 79° 23.838′ W. Marker is in Toronto, Ontario, in Toronto County. Marker is on St. George Street just south of Wilcocks Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 63 St George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the Sir Daniel Wilson (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Charles William Jefferys (about 240 meters away); The Discovery of Insulin (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); William Arthur Parks 1868-1936 (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Charles Trick Currelly 1876-1957 (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Canadian Airmen Monument (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); South African War Memorial (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); The Bishop’s Palace 1818 (approx. 2.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toronto.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted on a pole just off the sidewalk in front of the Macdonald-Mowat House.
Regarding The Macdonald-Mowat House.
•Sir John Alexander Macdonald, GCB, KCMG, PC, PC (Can), 11 January 1815 – 6 June 1891) was the first Prime Minister of Canada and the dominant figure of Canadian Confederation. Macdonald's tenure in office spanned 18 years, making him the second longest serving Prime Minister of Canada. He is the only Canadian Prime Minister to win six majority governments. He was the major proponent of a national railway, the Canadian Pacific Railway, completed in 1885, linking Canada from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. He won praise for having helped forge a nation of sprawling geographic size, with two diverse European colonial origins, numerous Aboriginal nations, and a multiplicity of cultural backgrounds and political views.
•Sir Oliver Mowat, GCMG, PC, QC (July 22, 1820 – 19 April 1903) was a Canadian politician, and the third Premier of Ontario from 1872 to 1896, making him the longest serving premier of that province and the 3rd longest in all of Canadian history. He is one of the Fathers of Confederation.— Wikipedia.org biography of Mowat, retrieved October 16, 2010.
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