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Friday, August 4, 2006
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Simcoe Day Long Weekend!

simcoe_day.jpg Here’s hoping everyone in Canada have a safe & fun-filled Civic Holiday on Monday.

Here in Toronto we call it Simcoe Day… but that’s another story. From toronto.com:

“Most of us are thrilled that halfway between Canada Day and Labour Day we get a statutory holiday — a day off with the rather Soviet-sounding label “Civic Holiday.”

But those Ontarians who love to hate Toronto may not want to hear that they have T.O. to thank for the August long weekend. And if you live here in the centre of the universe, you may not realize that we alone call it something else: Simcoe Day, in honour of the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada.

John Graves Simcoe was more than just a colonial governor — he abolished slavery, created Yonge Street, and even inspired the agricultural fair tradition that would give rise to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.”

Our offices will be closed Monday, but will re-open on 9am on Tuesday.