Strachan, Right Reverend John National Historic Person

Cornwall, Ontario
Strachan, Right Reverend John © Expired
Strachan, Right Reverend John
© Expired
Strachan sought special status for the Church of England and became the centre of controversy as he defended Anglican monopoly of the Clergy Reserves and dominance in politics and education. © courtesy Metropolitan Toronto Reference Library/T15000Strachan, Right Reverend John © ExpiredView of the original HSMBC plaque at Cornwall Collegiate © Parks Canada / Parcs Canada, 1928
Address : 437 Sydney Street, Cornwall, Ontario

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 15/5/1925
Life Date: 1778 to 1867

Other Name(s):
  • Strachan, Right Reverend John  (Designation Name)

Importance: First Anglican Bishop of Toronto, founder of King's College, 1827


Existing plaque: on outside wall of Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School437 Sydney Street, Cornwall, Ontario

In grateful remembrance of the distinguished public services of the Honourable and Right Reverend, John Strachan, 1778-1867, as a patriotic citizen, pioneer, educator, author, and legislator. In 1803 he opened his famous Grammar School in Cornwall.