Another one of my favourite Ontario communities is the city of
which was known for many years as the home of the Massey Ferguson plant, which made tractors for the farming industry.
Now with a population of 135,500 people, the pretty city of Brantford was where my family spent our first Canadian winter - for those who lived through the snowy winter of 1977-78 you may remember that there were snow drifts up to the tops of front doors during that winter.
I had never seen so much snow in my life! What a shock for a girl from England's industrial north.
Not far from Brantford is the small town of
, with a population of just over 11,000, sits on the banks of the Grand River, this small town is worth a visit during the annual Cobblestone Festival.
One of my favourite cities to visit in this area has always been
, Ontario, on the banks of the peaceful River Avon. Like it’s namesake in England, you will find here, all things Shakespeare!
Not far away from Stratford, is pretty
which is a lovely town with an abundance of Limestone architecture.
This is a quaint small town with an old-fashioned feel.
In the summer months there are lots of activities going on in and around this community.
Just to the west of London you will find
which is a community of around 20,000 people, and it is the largest community in Middlesex County.
If you like Turkey, this is the place to visit during the June for their annual Turkey-Fest celebrations! This is a week-end of live entertainment, rides and fun.
In the northern part of Southern Ontario you will find the community of
which is famous today for the Blue Mountain Ski Resort and much more.
Not far away, at the base of the Bruce Peninsula, you will find the town of
, home of the famous White Groundhog - Wiarton Willie!
Between St Thomas and Tillsonburg, on Highway 3, is the town of
where my family have always enjoyed going on Tuesday mornings, to the Farmer’s Market which is held once a week, all year round.
On the main street you will find "Victorian Elegance", a store that is wonderful, both inside and out! There are two floors of Victorian Gift ware & Collectibles.
In the fine weather there is also a garden and Tea Room for your enjoyment, serving light lunches, afternoon tea and desserts.
With the arrival of the Cami automotive plant, the town of Ingersoll has seen an economic revival.
Set in the lovely Southern Ontario countryside, Ingersoll is a great place to live and work.
Another pretty Ontario town is
which is south of Brantford along highway 24, and on highway 3 east of
When you reach
, Ontario, you have gone just about as far south as you can go, and still be in Ontario! Set on the bank of the Detroit River, this vibrant, international city is the home of the head offices of the Chrysler Corporation of Canada.
North of Windsor is the town of
Where there is much to do in the summer months!
is a half-hour drive from Windsor, and is on the shore of Lake Erie, close to Point Pelee National Park and is known as the "Tomato Capital of Canada" because of the vast quantities of tomatoes grown there and processed, at the French's plant in town.
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The city of London Ontario, known as the "Forest City" for all its graceful, tree-lined streets and city parks, London is one of Ontario's growing communities
Located just 20 minutes south of the city of London, home the Elgin County Railway Museum, statue of Jumbo and beautiful city parks, St Thomas is a great place to live and work
This is a pretty, historic town with great limestone architecture, and the largest outdoor swimming pool in Canada!
With the Shakespeare Festival each summer and boating on the River Avon, this town has lots to offer to residents and visitors
Don't miss the festivities at Turkey Fest, held each summer here in the Turkey Capital of Ontario!
The home of Wayne Gretzky and Alexander Graham Bell, the scenic Grand River runs through this lovely city
This small Ontario town is also on the banks of the Grand River as it winds its way to Lake Erie
Home to a small population of Amish and Mennonites, the Ontario Police College and some great residential architecture, Aylmer is a really pretty small Ontario town
An interesting small town, close to Lake Erie
One of the most culturally diverse cities in Canada, located just across the river from Detroit, Michigan, Windsor is a busy University city.
Known as the Tomato Capital of Canada, this town of 28,000 inhabitants is the home of the Pelee Island Ferry, the MV Jiimaan
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