This week’s history focuses on a Cabbagetowner who lived at 21 Winchester St. for many years, and was a pioneering Canadian lawyer. She was the first Canadian woman to be granted the King’s Counsel, K.C. (which is now the Queen’s Counsel Q.C.) and only the second woman in the British empire.
She had many accomplishments during her career, including winning the right for women to serve on juries, helping to found what would later become Legal Aid and being recognized for her work with the Free France movement during the second world war.
Read more about Margaret Paton Hyndman Q.C. on the Cabbagetown People website: