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The Bishop’s Palace 1818

 
 
The Bishop’s Palace 1818 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2014
1. The Bishop’s Palace 1818 Marker
Inscription. On this site stood the "Bishop's Palace", residence of Bishop John Strachan (1778-1867), built in 1817-18 while he was the incumbent of St. James' Church. Born in Scotland, he came to Upper Canada in 1799 where he achieved prominence as an educator and churchman and was consecrated first Anglican Bishop of Toronto in 1839. He served as a member of the province's Legislative Council 1820-41 and of the Executive Council 1815-36. During the Rebellion of 1837, the Loyalist forces that defeated William Lyon Mackenzie near Montgomery's Tavern assembled on the grounds of the Palace.
 
Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historical Sites Board.
 
Location. 43° 38.711′ N, 79° 23.016′ W. Marker is in Toronto, Ontario, in Toronto County. Marker is on Front Street West just from University Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1G2, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Royal York Hotel (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); South African War Memorial (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Mary Ann Shadd Cary
The Bishop’s Palace 1818 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2014
2. The Bishop’s Palace 1818 Marker
(approx. one kilometer away); Canadian Airmen Monument (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Little Norway (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); No. 2 (Centre) Blockhouse (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); The Battle of York 1813 (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); The Discovery of Insulin (approx. 2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toronto.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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