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In 1830 the population of Brockville exceeded the 1000 mark.This entitled it to be represented by its own elected member in the House of Assembly.

Brockville became Ontario's first incorporated self-governing town on January 28, 1832, two years before the town of Toronto.By means of the Brockville Police Act passed by the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada, Brockville was granted the right to govern its own affairs, pass laws, and raise taxes.The first elections for the new Board of Police were held on April 2, 1832 to elect four members to the Board.These four in turn chose a fifth member, Daniel Jones, who became the first Police Board president or Mayor of Brockville.In March 1836 he became the first native Upper Canadian to receive a knighthood for services to the Crown; he was known as "Sir Daniel Jones".

Brockville became Ontario's first incorporated self-governing town on January 28, 1832, two years before the town of Toronto.By means of the Brockville Police Act passed by the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada, Brockville was granted the right to govern its own affairs, pass laws, and raise taxes.The first elections for the new Board of Police were held on April 2, 1832 to elect four members to the Board.These four in turn chose a fifth member, Daniel Jones, who became the first Police Board president or Mayor of Brockville.In March 1836 he became the first native Upper Canadian to receive a knighthood for services to the Crown; he was known as "Sir Daniel Jones".In many areas traders and merchants, especially in the coastal cities or the northern border regions, had stronger business ties and allegiance to the Crown than did the frontiersmen of the interior.