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dc.contributor.authorAdams, Anne
dc.descriptionSir Edward Beatty was born in Thorold in 1877. He graduated from the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall. His employment began in the legal department with the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1918, he became the first CPR president born in Canada. This is a position he held until 1943. He was responsible for building the Royal York Hotel in Toronto and the "Empress of Britain" luxury liner. He was knighted in 1935 by King George V. During World War II, Beatty was instrumental to the Canadian war effort by coordinating shipping and rail transport. He also helped to establish Canadian Pacific Airways. Beatty was a philanthropist during his life and when he died in 1943, he left half his estate to charity. Although Beatty moved to Parry Sound in the 1880s, he remained true to Thorold. His private car in which he travelled through Canada was named “Thorold”. A plaque to honour Beatty was erected On the south side of Sullivan Avenue between Pine Street South and Queen Street South in Thorold, Ontario.en_US
dc.description.abstract2 cm. (2 files) containing correspondence and clippings.en_US
dc.subjectSir Edward Beatty -- Canadian Pacific Railway -- Thorold, Ontario -- plaqueen_US
dc.titleSir Edward Beatty Historical Plaque Fonds, 1935, 1943, 1989en_US

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