George Monro (mayor)
|6th Mayor of Toronto|
|Preceded by||John Powell|
|Succeeded by||Henry Sherwood|
|Died||January 5, 1878 (aged 76–77)
George Monro (1801 – January 5, 1878) was a businessman and political figure in Canada West.
He was born in Scotland in 1801 and came to Niagara in Upper Canada with his parents. In 1814, he moved to York (Toronto) and entered the grocery business with his brother; he later struck out on his own, becoming an importer and wholesaler. He was elected to city council in 1834 and served as mayor in 1841. He served as a captain in the local militia during the Upper Canada Rebellion. Monro ran unsuccessfully for the legislative assembly in the same year. In 1844, he was defeated by James Edward Small in the 3rd riding of York but was declared elected when Small was disqualified. He was defeated in the next general election in 1848 and he retired from business around 1856.
He died in Toronto in 1878.