The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

As the Crown’s representative in Ontario, the Lieutenant Governor exercises constitutional powers and promotes a strong and positive civic community




Art exhibitions are periodically commissioned to be featured in the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite. Current exhibition: 150 Stories 150 Stories is a collection of new stories and images that speak eloquently about what it means to be Canadian in Ontario. Listening to each other is a first step in creating the communities and country of which we can […]

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Gala – A Place to Stand

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Areas of focus

Ms. Dowdeswell has noted a positive response from Ontarians to the ideas of storytelling, sustainability, and Ontario in the world.

Constitutional role

The office of Lieutenant Governor is provided for in the Constitution Act, 1867.

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Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Ontario Wines

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The Perimeter Institute

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Textile Museum of Canada

Protocol and symbols

Answers to common questions about the Lieutenant Governor

Contact information

​The Lieutenant Governor welcomes comments, suggestions, and questions from Ontarians. Invite the Lieutenant Governor to your event Request a written message for your event Request birthday or anniversary greetings Visit the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite Make another enquiry

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Clearwater Farm

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McMichael Canadian Art Collection