James Whitney

Sir James Pliny Whitney was born in Williamsburgh Township in 1843. He served as a member of the Ontario Legislature for the county of Dundas from 1888 until his death in 1914. From 1905 to 1914, Whitney served as the 6th Premier of Ontario, and was responsible for much of the planning of Ontario’s initial hydro-electric system. Whitney is buried at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Riverside Heights.