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Grimsby's First Town Meeting Plaque

"The Town Meeting Plaque was erected on the old Parade Ground on Nov. 22, 1956. The plaque was presented by the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of the Department of Travel and Publicity, sponsored by the Town of Grimsby and Grimsby Historical Society."  Historic Places In Grimsby and Neighbourhood and Where to Find Them

The plaque reads : "Near this site on April 5, 1790, was held the earliest known session of a municipal government in what is now Ontario.  This "town meeting" of township No.6, later named Grimsby, dealt with such matters as the height of fences and the registration of livestock marks.  While magistrates, appointed by the Crown, still exercised the more important functions of municipal administrations, this marked a beginning of local self-government by elected representives by the people."  Historical Plaques of Niagara Region Plaque #66

Hours of Operation

Grimsby Historical Society located at the Carnegie Commons Building.  Call for availability.  They can be reached by phone or for a visit on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 am to 12 noon or by appointment.


In front of the Grimsby Museum

Further Information

Historic Places in Grimsby and Neighbourhood and Where to Find Them. 1982. This brochure is available at the Grimsby Historical Society.� You can leave a message there for Dorothy Turcotte as well!

Turcotte, Dorothy. Grimsby - Settlement on Forty Mile Creek. The Global Gazette - Canada's Online Family History Magazine. 1999, March 17.�

Ownership & Management

Town of Grimsby


First Town Meeting Plaque
6 Murray Street
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 4G5


(905) 309-0796

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.19344940280
Longitude -79.56636199550
UTM easting 616487.00
UTM northing 4783295.00


Grimsby Historical Society, Grimsby Archives
Carnegie Commons Building
25 Adelaide Street
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1X2
Tel (905) 309-0796
Email archives@grimsbyhistoricalsociety.com
Website www.grimsbyhistoricalsociety.com

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