Today is Simcoe Day in Toronto, a holiday named after John Graves Simcoe, the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (1791-1796).
According to Wikipedia ...
He founded York (now Toronto) and was instrumental in introducing institutions such as the courts, trial by jury, English common law, freehold land tenure, and for abolishing slavery in Upper Canada long before it was abolished in the British Empire as a whole (it had disappeared from Upper Canada by 1810, but was not abolished throughout the Empire until 1834).The holiday is known by many other names in other parts of Canada including the term "Civic Holiday," a name that brings tears to your eyes.
I think the entire country should name this holiday "Simcoe Day" in honor of John Graves Simcoe, the founder of Toronto, which is, after all, the greatest city in Canada. If Canada were to officially recognize the superiority of Toronto (and Torontonians) it would go a long way toward unifying the country.