Media Advisory - Edward Blake honoured through Premiers' Gravesites Program

    TORONTO, June 11 /CNW/ -

    Date:        Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.
    Location:    Chapel of St. James-the-Less
                 635 Parliament Street, Toronto
    Directions:  St. James Cemetery is located on the east side of Parliament
                 Street, north of Wellesley Street. The chapel is located
                 inside the cemetery and is visible from the main driveway.
    opportunity: Unveiling of commemorative marker
    Contact:     Catrina Colme
                 Marketing and Communications Coordinator
                 Ontario Heritage Trust
                 Telephone: 416-325-5074

    Join the Ontario Heritage Trust for the unveiling of a marker
commemorating the gravesite of The Honourable Edward Blake, premier of Ontario
from 1871 to 1872.
    Born in 1833 near Strathroy, Edward Blake was the second premier of
Ontario. As a prominent lawyer, he was the foremost expert on the constitution
following Confederation. He was elected simultaneously to the House of Commons
and the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. In 1871, he became premier of the
province and accomplished much during his short term in office. In 1872, Blake
decided to focus on federal politics. He died in Toronto on March 1, 1912.
    The Premiers' Gravesites Program honours Ontario's former premiers and
their service to Ontario by marking their gravesites. This program is
administered by the Ontario Heritage Trust with funding support from the
Government of Ontario.

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For further information:

For further information: Catrina Colme, Marketing and Communications
Coordinator, Ontario Heritage Trust, Telephone: (416) 325-5074, E-mail:

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