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Encyclopedia > Parry Sound, Ontario

Parry Sound (population 6,500) is a town in southern Ontario, Canada, located on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay). Parry Sound is located 160 km (100 miles) south of Sudbury and 225 km (145 miles) north of Toronto. It is the seat of Parry Sound District, a popular cottage country region for Southern Ontario residents increasing the town's population to approximately 75,000 during the summer months. It is also the world's deepest natural freshwater port. During the early part of the 20th century, the area was a popular subject for the many scenic art works of Tom Thomson and members of the Group of Seven. There was a slight decline in economic activity shortly after World War I with J.R. Booth's construction of the rival town on nearby Parry Island, Depot Harbour, but this setback was overcome through later developments in tourism and commerce, and the destruction by fire of the entire town of Depot Harbour during Parry Sound's celebrations of V-E Day, in 1945. Image File history File links Ontario-parrysound. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages None Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... Georgian Bay (French: baie Georgienne) is a large bay of Lake Huron, located in Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Location City Information Established: 1883 (as Sudbury) 2001 (as Greater Sudbury) Area: 3,354 km² Population:  - City (2001)  - CD Rank  - Municipal Rank 155,219 20th in Canada 26th in Canada Population density: 46. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Parry Sound District is a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... 19th century Cottages in the small hamlet of Crafton, Buckinghamshire In modern usage, a cottage is a dwelling, typically in a non-urban location (although there are cottage-style dwellings in cities). ... Southern Ontario is the portion of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies south of the French River and Algonquin Park. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... For people with similar names, see Thomas Thompson. ... The Group of Seven was a group of Canadian landscape painters in the 1920s, originally consisting of Franklin Carmichael, Lawren Harris, A. Y. Jackson, Frank Johnston, Arthur Lismer, J. E. H. MacDonald, and Frederick Varley. ... Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Herbert Henry Asquith Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Franz... John Rudolphus Booth (born April 5, 1827, died December 8, 1925) was a Canadian lumber and railway baron. ... At one time, Depot Harbour, Ontario was the western terminus of the Ottawa, Arnprior & Parry Sound Railway and a busy port on Georgian Bay. ... Tourists at Oahu island, Hawaii Tourism is the act of travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ... This article is about the business concept. ...

View of downtown Parry Sound near the intersection of Seguin and James Streets. A portion of the Sound and the CN railway trestle can be seen in the distance.
View of downtown Parry Sound near the intersection of Seguin and James Streets. A portion of the Sound and the CN railway trestle can be seen in the distance.

The body of water that gives the town its name was surveyed and named by Captain Henry Bayfield in the 19th century, in honour of the Arctic explorer Sir William Edward Parry. In 1857, the modern townsite was established near the Ojibwa village of Wasaukwasene ("shining shore") at the mouth of the Seguin River. In the late 19th century, rail service was established, making the town an important depot along the rail lines to Western Canada. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1229x773, 706 KB) View of downtown Parry sound near the intersection of Seguin and James Streets. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1229x773, 706 KB) View of downtown Parry sound near the intersection of Seguin and James Streets. ... William Edward Parry Sir William Edward Parry (December 19, 1790 – 8 or 9 July 1855) was an English rear-admiral and Arctic explorer. ... Chippewa redirects here. ... The Seguin River is a river in central Ontario which flows from its source near Huntsville, Ontario and empties into Parry Sound on Georgian Bay at the town of Parry Sound, Ontario. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Western Canada is a geographic region of Canada, also known as simply the West, generally considered to be west of the province of Ontario. ...


During the late 1920s and early 1930s, an explosives and munitions factory was established in the nearby town of Nobel, making Parry Sound an important part of the Second World War effort. This article is concerned solely with chemical explosives. ... Materiel (from the French for material) is the equipment and supplies in Military and commercial supply chain management. ... Nobel is a village located on the picturesque shores of Parry Sound. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


The town is host to an annual sailing regatta and a performing arts festival, The Festival of the Sound. It is the birthplace of hockey legend Bobby Orr, the namesake of the local community centre. Canadian actor Don Harron's alter-ego, "Charlie Farquarson" remains one of the Town's most cherished personalities. Former Ontario premier Ernie Eves also called the town home for many years; he was the MPP for the Parry Sound—Muskoka riding from 1981 through 2001. For the songs, see Sailing (song). ... A regatta is a boat race or series of boat races. ... The performing arts include theater, motion pictures, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, magic and the marching arts, such as brass bands, etc. ... A festival is an event, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some unique aspect of that community. ... Robert Gordon Bobby Orr, OC (born March 20, 1948 in Parry Sound, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman and is considered to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time. ... Ernest Eves (born June 17, 1946) was the twenty-third Premier of the province of Ontario, Canada, from April 15, 2002, to October 23, 2003. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Parry Sound—Muskoka is a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of Ontario. ...


Other attractions include the 30,000 Islands tour aboard the Island Queen, and the newly opened Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts in conjunction with the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame. The Stockey Centre has, since it opened, hosted many Festival of the Sound concerts.


Although construction on Highway 400 is scheduled to continue, Parry Sound is currently the northern terminus of Highway 400, where it changes into Highway 69. Highway 400 as part of the 400-series network The Kings Highway 400, more commonly known as Highway 400 or the 400, is a key north-south 400-Series Highway linking Toronto to Central and Northern Ontario. ... Highway 69 is a major north-south highway in Central and Northern Ontario, linking Sudbury with Highway 400 in Parry Sound. ...


Bus service from Toronto is available by Ontario Northland, the government-owned transportation company, and buses arrive daily en route to Sudbury. In addition, VIA Rail (Crown corporation passenger railway) serves the town with passenger rail service twice a week, on its line between Toronto and Vancouver. A pair of ON diesels work Hearst, ON, in 2003 Ontario Northland Railway (ONR, AAR reporting marks ONT, ONTA) is a Canadian railway and provincial Crown corporation. ... VIA Rail Canada (also referred to as VIA Rail and VIA; pronounced vee-ah) is an independent Crown corporation offering intercity passenger rail services in Canada. ... In Commonwealth countries a Crown corporation is a state-controlled company or enterprise (a public corporation). ... Vancouver (pronounced: ) is a city in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. ...


Communities

  • North Parry
  • Parry Sound
  • South Parry
  • Boyne

According to the 2001 Statistics Canada Census: Statistics Canada is the Canadian federal government bureau commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ...

  • % Change (1996-2001): -3.2
  • Dwellings: 2,797
  • Area (km²): 13.33
  • Density (persons per km²): 459.3




North: McDougall
West: Parry Island First Nation Parry Sound East: McDougall
South: Seguin

for the community in Renfrew County, Ontario see McDougall, Renfrew County, Ontario The Municipality of McDougall is a township in central Ontario, Canada, on Parry Sound in the District of Parry Sound. ... for the community in Renfrew County, Ontario see McDougall, Renfrew County, Ontario The Municipality of McDougall is a township in central Ontario, Canada, on Parry Sound in the District of Parry Sound. ... Seguin is a french family name. ...

See also

The following active airports serve the area around Parry Sound, Ontario Canada. ...

External links

Coordinates: 45°20′N 80°02′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Parry Sound, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (501 words)
Parry Sound (population 6,500) is a town in southern Ontario, Canada, located on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay).
Parry Sound is located 160 km (100 miles) south of Sudbury and 225 km (145 miles) north of Toronto.
It is the seat of Parry Sound District, a popular cottage country region for Southern Ontario residents increasing the town population to approximately 75,000 during the summer months.
parry: Definition, Synonyms and Much More from Answers.com (1361 words)
In the past, if a parry was considered to not effectively block the attack, it would be called malparry, by the referee (then called directors), but the current practice is to simply ignore it, or only use it in extended explanations.
In keeping with the tradition of the French school of fencing, parries are usually numbered 1 through to 8, according to the final position of the palm (in supination or in pronation) and the geometry of contact with the opponent's blade (above or below the guard, inside or outside the blade).
Parries can be further classified according to the type of blade motion (lateral, circular, semicircular, diagonal) and the nature of the interaction with the opponent's blade (beat, pushing, binding, ceding, opposition, detachment).
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