|4th Mayor of Toronto|
|Preceded by||Thomas David Morrison|
|Succeeded by||John Powell|
|Preceded by||William Henry Boulton|
|Succeeded by||John George Bowes|
Horsham or Lewes, Sussex, England
|Died||November 17, 1861
Toronto, Canada West
Born in Sussex, England, he emigrated in the 1820s to Virginia and late moved to Ancaster in Upper Canada and finally to York in 1829 where he founded the paper Courier. When York was incorporated in May 1834 as the city of Toronto, Gurnett was elected to the city council. He served as mayor of the city in 1837 and from 1848 to 1850.
Gurnett died in Toronto.
- Hopkins, J. Castell (1898). An historical sketch of Canadian literature and journalism. Toronto: Lincott. p. 227. ISBN 0665080484.
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