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Encyclopedia > Lombardy, Ontario

Lombardy, Ontario, is a community in the Township of Rideau Lakes, Leeds and Grenville County in Eastern Ontario. Its nearest communities are the town of Smiths Falls to the northeast, Rideau Ferry to the west, and Portland, Ontario to the southwest. The village of Lombardy is home to approximately 100 residents, with many more inhabiting the rural areas surrounding it. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 4th... The Township of Rideau Lakes is a township located within Leeds and Grenville County in Eastern Ontario, Canada. ... The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are located in Southeastern Ontario, Canada. ... Eastern Ontario is the region of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies between the Ottawa and St. ... Smiths Falls (2001 population 9,977) is a town in Ontario, Canada. ... Portland is a community in Ontario, Canada, north of Kingston and situated on the Big Rideau Lake. ...

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History

The name of the community supposedly came from Francis Lombard, a French soldier who settled in the area in the early 1820's. It has also been known by other names, including Landon's Corners, Landon's Mills, Lombard's Corners and South Elmsley. Capitalising on its proximity to Otter Creek, a number of mills were built in Lombardy, along with tradesmen's shops and hotels and taverns, which served the travelers passing through.[1]


Services and Attractions

The community has three churches, the Lombardy United Church, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, and Holy Trinity Anglican church. It has an elementary school, Lombardy Public School, which serves children from junior kindergarten to the eighth grade and offers library services to the general public. The Rideau Lakes branch of the Ontario Provincial Police is located within the community off of Highway 15. The United Church can refer to a number of churches. ... The name Catholic Church can mean a visible organization that refers to itself as Catholic, or the invisible Christian Church, viz. ... The Anglican Communion is a world-wide organisation of Anglican Churches. ... The Ontario Provincial Police (O.P.P.) is the provincial police force for the province of Ontario, Canada. ...


Additionally, the Lombardy area boasts several tourist attractions, including campgrounds, like Bass Lake Lodge, Sandy Beach, Moonlight Bay and Camp Otterdale, as well as antique shops and Lombard Glen Golf and Country Club.


It is also home to the Lombardy Agricultural Hall and Fairgrounds, which hosts the Lombardy Fair every year on the August long weekend. The fair is celebrating its 141st anniversary in 2007. As well, the Fairgrounds has hosted the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life since June 2000, representing Lanark and Leeds and Grenville counties and raising almost two million dollars for cancer research so far. the logo of the CCS The Canadian Cancer Society is a volunteer-based organization which seeks to eradicate cancer and to enhance the quality of life of those suffering from it. ... Relay For Life (often shortened to Relay) is a fundraising event of the American Cancer Society, and is now held in many other countries. ... This article describes the town in Scotland. ...


External links

References

  1. ^ http://www.twprideaulakes.on.ca/heritage/lombardy.html

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