Monday, August 4, 2008

Happy Simcoe Day!

Yes, today is a civic holiday here in Ontario, dubbed Simcoe Day in the Toronto area for John Graves Simcoe (1752-1806), first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada (southern Ontario, more or less), founder of Toronto, and abolisher of slavery in Ontario (take that, Lincoln!). I am staying out of the kitchen and staying on the beach down by the lake. Oh, how I love you, statuatory holiday!