Toronto's Historical Plaques
Learn a little of Toronto's history as told through its plaques
The Right Honourable Lester Bowles Pearson, 1897-1972
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2004
Photo Source - Wikipedia
In front of this church at 53 Cummer Avenue stands an Ontario Heritage Trust plaque which tells us this about Mr. Pearson:
Plaque coordinates: 43.787311 -79.415064
Born in the Newtonbrook Methodist parsonage which stood nearby, Pearson was educated at Toronto and Oxford Universities. He served overseas from 1915 to 1918 and, in 1928, joined the Department of External Affairs. During a brilliant diplomatic career he was Canadian Ambassador to the United States and later Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs. Appointed to the cabinet in 1948, he was elected to Parliament for Algoma East. In 1958 he became leader of the Liberal Party and was Prime Minister from 1963 to 1968. Active in the United Nations from its inception, Pearson was president of the General Assembly, 1951-52, played a major role in settling the Suez Crisis of 1956, and was the first Canadian to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
> Posted September 16, 2010
With Great Respect, Humility and Great Pride, a monument in memory of Right Honourable Lester Bowles Pearson will be elevated and unveiled in a "little peace park" in the beautiful little town of Wakefield Qc where Mister Pearson choose to rest in the Peace of the Lord. In Memoriam 1897-1972
Lucien Alexandre Marion Gatineau Qc. Canada.
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