City honours Benjamin Vaughan on Aug. 5

The first Monday of August is a civic holiday in Ontario, and any municipalities have used this day to recognize a historical figure relevant to their community. In December 2013, Vaughan Council dedicated this holiday to its namesake – Benjamin Vaughan.

Benjamin Vaughan was a highly regarded British diplomat. When Lt.-Gov. Simcoe arrived in 1792 to govern the new province of Upper Canada, he named Vaughan Township in honour of Benjamin Vaughan’s contributions to foreign affairs.
In advance of Benjamin Vaughan Day on Monday, Aug. 5, please be advised of the following municipal closures and reminders to residents:
  • Municipal offices at Vaughan City Hall and the Joint Operations Centre will be closed on Monday, Aug. 5 and will reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 6.
  • Community centres will be closed on Monday, Aug. 5.
  • Vaughan Animal Services, including the Vaughan Animal Shelter located at 70 Tigi Ct., will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 4 and Monday, Aug. 5.
  • Vaughan Public Libraries are closed on Monday, Aug. 5. Feel free to explore the libraries’ digital service offerings, including eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies and more. For more information, visit vaughanpl.info.
  • Access Vaughan will be closed on Monday, Aug. 5. However, a live agent will be available to respond to municipal emergencies. For additional information about the City’s contact centre, visit vaughan.ca/AccessVaughan.

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