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1849 in Canada
Events from the year
1849 in .
January 1 – King's College becomes the
University of Toronto February 10 – The Governor, Ministers, MPs and Montreal's council visit
St. Hyacinthe, on the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad. April 7 – A large fire engulfs
Toronto's downtown section. Started at 1 a.m. of an unknown cause, it started behind a tavern in the market section catching some hay then spread rapidly before destroying numerous buildings, including St. James cathedral. Flames could be seen from across Lake Ontario at St. Catharines, 40 km distant. April 25 – For sanctioning the
Rebellion Losses Bill, Lord Elgin is mobbed by Tories and the Parliament House in Montreal is burned. May – The Hayes House in Dalhousie Square leased for Parliamentary purposes. The parliament is to sit alternately in
Quebec City and Toronto. May 29 – Gen. Rowan, Administrator.
September 17 – The
Stony Monday Riot takes place in Bytown October 11 – The
Montreal Annexation Manifesto is published December 26 – Electors ask J. McConnell, M.P.P. for Stanstead, if he favours annexation, which they believe will, alone, relieve depression.
Full date unknown
George M. Dawson in May 1885.