Welcome to Ontario – Canada’s largest province by population, and the center of the country’s media.
It is also home to more NHL hockey players than any other place in the world.
1931 1946 1948 1952 1955 – Parliment Buildings 1968 1970 1973 1996 – Yonge Street
The Canadian National Capital is in Ottawa. The collection of buildings are on what is known as Parliament Hill. They were built between 1859 and 1927.
The metro area is the 5th largest in the country with 1.3 million people.
Many of the buildings are open for tours. The main assembly hall has started a 10 year reconstruction effort, so a new hall was built in what was previously an open space between buildings.
The city is located at the confluence of the Rideau Canal and the Rideau River.
During the summer the buildings are lit up in the evenings with an impressive light show.
Roads and Bridges
1957 1958 1959 1960 1962 1964 1965 1967 1986 – Ivy Lea Bridge 2010 – Highway 406 St Catharines
Toronto is by far the largest city in Canada, and one of the major cities in North America. It is also one of my favorite cities in the world.
The CN Tower was completed in 1973 as the worldest tallest freestanding structure, a record it held until 2007.
The railroads and the lakes built the city. Today the city still has long distance train travel, as well as an extensive subway and streetcar network.
The lakeshore was once an industrial area, but is now filled with luxury condos and apartments.
The entire downtown area is filled with great architecture.
Toronto is the center of the hockey universe, including the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Hamilton is located 50 miles from Toronto, but it is one continuous city. Once a steel town, it still has some industry, but has transition to a more diverse economy today.
It is also home to Tim Horton’s #1!!
Windsor is across the river from downtown Detroit.
1966 1974 1978 1980 1990 – Highway 17 – Wawa 1992 – Algonquin Provincial Park 2001 – Algonquin Provincial Park 2003 – Pancake Bay 2005 – Pancake Bay Provincial Park 2006 – Highway 118 Muskoka 2008 – Highway 141 – Muskoka 2014 – Highway 69 French River
Niagara Falls is shared with New York, but the Ontario side is much nicer.
Scarborough is now part of the city of Toronto but was for many years a separate suburb. It is home to Guild Park – home of relics from down demolished buildings in downtown Toronto.
It is also home to the RC Harris Water Treatment Facility AKA – Palace of Purification.