Toronto's Historical Plaques
Learn a little of Toronto's history as told through its plaques
Goldwin Smith 1823-1910
Photos and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted January, 2011
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In Grange Park at the north end of John Street on the west side of the front of The Grange is an Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada plaque. Here's what it says:
Plaque coordinates: 43.652973 -79.392590
Born and educated in England, Goldwin Smith taught history at Oxford and Cornell before moving to Toronto in 1871. He married Harriette Boulton in 1875, widow of William Henry Boulton of The Grange. From The Grange, Smith wrote in a controversial, compelling style for periodicals such as the Canadian Monthly, the Week and his own Bystander. Initially a proponent of Canadian nationalism, he later became, contrary to growing imperial sentiment, a strong advocate of commercial union with the United States. This view in 1891 inspired his best-known book, Canada and the Canadian Question.
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