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



Notes from the Lieutenant Governor: Canada 150


Ontario Prayer Breakfast


Each year the Lieutenant Governor conducts hundreds of events across Ontario. Check to see events in your community.

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Governor General’s visit to Toronto


Royal Canadian Humane Association bravery awards

Art exhibitions

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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Areas of focus

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

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The 66th anniversary of The Queen’s Accession to the Throne

Constitutional role

The Lieutenant Governor performs constitutional functions such as appointing the Premier, opening the Legislature, and granting Royal Assent.


Official Visit to the Town of Ajax


Media Advisory: The Lieutenant Governor Makes an Official Visit to the Town of Ajax


Historical information about Lieutenant Governors since 1867, pre-Confederation Governors, and previous Government Houses.

Protocol and symbols

Answers to common questions about the Lieutenant Governor

Contact information

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