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Encyclopedia > Southwestern Ontario

Southwestern Ontario is a region of the Canadian province of Ontario, centred on the city of London. Also known as the "Industrial Heartland" and "The Banana Belt of Canada", it extends north to south from the Bruce Peninsula on Lake Huron to the Lake Erie shoreline, and east to south-west roughly from Kitchener to Windsor. These three urban centres make up the majority of the population of 2,328,987 in 2001. Other significant towns and cities in the region are Chatham, Ingersoll, Owen Sound, Sarnia, St. Thomas, Goderich,Stratford, Tillsonburg and Woodstock. The Bruce Peninsula and Georgian Bay shoreline, including the Blue Mountains are also part of the Georgian Triangle. Some definitions reach eastward to include Brantford, Cambridge, Guelph or Orangeville, recently the latter three cities and towns are also included in on the western side of the growing Greater Golden Horseshoe region and many of their residents commute into the Greater Toronto Area. Image File history File links Westont. ... 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... Nickname: The Forest City Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Middlesex County Settled 1826 (as village) Incorporated 1855 (as city) City Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best Governing Body London City Council MPs Sue Barnes (LPC) Glen Pearson (LPC) Irene Mathyssen (NDP) Joe Preston (CPC) MPPs Chris Bentley (OLP) Deb Matthews... Map of Southern Ontario showing Bruce Peninsula in red. ... Lake Huron and the other Great Lakes Lake Huron, bounded on the west by Michigan and on the east by Ontario, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the eleventh largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, it is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ... Motto: Ex industria prosperitas (Latin: Prosperity through industry) Location of Kitchener in the Waterloo Region Country Canada Province Ontario Mayor Carl Zehr Area    - City km²  - Land 136. ... Nickname: The City of Roses Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... Categories: Stub | Cities in Ontario | Ontario counties and regions ... Ingersoll (2001 population 10,977) is a town in Oxford County on the Thames River in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Owen Sound (44°34′N 80°56′W1; EST; 2001 population 21,431) is a city located on an inlet of Georgian Bay that is also called Owen Sound. ... Sarnia is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada (population 70,876 in 2001). ... Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} Location City Information Established: {{{Established}}} Area: 32. ... Goderich is a town in the Canadian province of Ontario and is the county seat of Huron County. ... Stratford (2001 population 29,676) is a city on the Avon River in Perth County, in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Tillsonburg, Ontario is a town in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Woodstock (2005 population: 34,000) is a city and the county seat of Oxford County in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... Georgian Bay (French: baie Georgienne) is a large bay of Lake Huron, located in Ontario, Canada. ... The Georgian Triangle is the name of the geographic region containing the counties surrounding the Georgian Bay, mostly Nottawasaga Bay, in particular. ... Brantford (2001 population 86,417)[2] is a city located on the Grand River in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... For the electoral district, see Cambridge (electoral district). ... Nickname: The Royal City Motto: Faith, Fidelity and Progress Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Wellington County City Wards There are 6 Wards Founded April 23rd, 1827 Incorporated April 23rd, 1879 Mayor Karen Farbridge (elected November 2006) Governing Body Guelph City Council MPs Brenda Chamberlain (LPC) MPPs Liz Sandals (OLP... Motto: Template:Unhide = A great place to work if you really want to live Location City Information Established: 1863 Area: 15. ... The census divisions that constitute the original Golden Horseshoe appear in red on the map. ... The Greater Toronto Area (called the GTA by local residents) is the largest metropolitan area in Canada. ...


Southwestern Ontario constitutes the western portion of the original province, present-day southern Ontario, which was first settled as Upper Canada prior to 1840. Map of Upper Canada (orange) Upper Canada was a British territory in what is now the Canadian province of Ontario. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The region may also be referred to as Western Ontario, particularly in the names of institutions such as the University of Western Ontario. This term is falling into disuse, however. Western Ontario may also designate all the counties of southwestern Ontario except Essex, Kent, and Lambton – that is, the region of which London, Ontario is the central city. Western Ontario was so called because until Ontario expanded in 1912 to incorporate Northern Ontario it was the westernmost part of the most populated section of the province. The University of Western Ontario (popularly known as Western or UWO) is a coeducational, non-denominational, research-intensive university located in London, Ontario, Canada. ... Nickname: The Forest City Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario County Middlesex County Settled 1826 (as village) Incorporated 1855 (as city) City Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best Governing Body London City Council MPs Sue Barnes (LPC) Glen Pearson (LPC) Irene Mathyssen (NDP) Joe Preston (CPC) MPPs Chris Bentley (OLP) Deb Matthews... Northern Ontario is the part of the province of Ontario, Canada, which lies north of Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, the French River and Lake Nipissing. ...


Southwestern Ontario is a prosperous agricultural region whose chief crops are tobacco, sweetcorn, soybean, winter wheat and tomatoes. Dairy and beef farming, breeding and training of standardbred horses and wine growing and production are also important industries. Its climate is among the mildest in Canada, although brief periods of winter can be severe, summers are hot and humid with a longer growing season than most of the country. Species Nicotiana acuminata Nicotiana alata Nicotiana attenuata Nicotiana benthamiana Nicotiana clevelandii Nicotiana excelsior Nicotiana forgetiana Nicotiana glauca Nicotiana glutinosa Nicotiana langsdorffii Nicotiana longiflora Nicotiana obtusifolia Nicotiana paniculata Nicotiana plumbagifolia Nicotiana quadrivalvis Nicotiana repanda Nicotiana rustica Nicotianasuaveolens Nicotiana sylvestris Nicotiana tabacum Nicotiana tomentosa Ref: ITIS 30562 as of August 26, 2005... Husked sweetcorn Young sweetcorn The same rows of corn 41 days later at maturity. ... Binomial name Glycine max (L.) Merr. ... Winter wheat is a cereal. ... Binomial name Solanumlycopersicum Linnaeus ref. ... Standardbred harness racing horses are so called because in the early years of the Trotting Registry, the standardbred stud book established in the United States in 1879 by the National Association of Trotting Horse Breeders, only horses who could race a mile in a standard time or better, or whose... A winery is a facility where fruit, usually grapes, is processed into wine. ...


Much of Southwestern Ontario was part of the Talbot Settlement, and the region has benefited from the settlement's facilitation of agriculture and of trade in general. Its ecomony is heavily tied in with that of the midwestern United States, in particular the border state of Michigan. Auto manufacturing and parts, agriculture and hi-tech industries are key components of the region's economy. The region also provides important transportation routes for commercial trucking, railway and tanker shipping from Detroit-Windsor and Port Huron, Michigan-Sarnia linking Canada with major markets in the eastern and midwestern United States. Colonel Thomas Talbot (July 19, 1771 — February 5, 1853) was born at Malahide Castle in Ireland. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... The driver of this DAF tractor with an auto-transport semi-trailer prepares to offload Skoda Octavia cars in Cardiff, Wales For further uses of the word truck, see Truck (disambiguation). ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Port Huron is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


List of counties or divisions

Flag of Ontario Ontario
Regions Eastern Ontario - Central Ontario - Golden Horseshoe - Southwestern Ontario - Northern Ontario - Northeastern Ontario - Northwestern Ontario
Counties Bruce - Dufferin - Elgin - Essex - Frontenac - Grey - Haliburton - Hastings - Huron - Lambton - Lanark - Leeds and Grenville - Lennox and Addington - Middlesex - Northumberland - Perth - Peterborough - Prescott and Russell - Renfrew - Simcoe - Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry - Wellington
Districts Algoma - Cochrane - Kenora - Manitoulin - Nipissing - Parry Sound - Rainy River - Sudbury - Thunder Bay - Timiskaming
Regional municipalities Durham - Halton - Muskoka - Niagara - Oxford - Peel - Waterloo - York
Single-tier municipalities Brant - Brantford - Chatham-Kent - Greater Sudbury - Haldimand - Hamilton - Kawartha Lakes - Norfolk - Ottawa - Prince Edward - Toronto
Separated municipalities Barrie - Belleville - Brantford - Brockville - Gananoque - Guelph - Kingston - London - Orillia - Pembroke - Peterborough - Prescott - Quinte West - Smiths Falls - St. Marys - St. Thomas - Stratford - Windsor
Northwest: Northern Michigan North: Northern Ontario/
Georgian Triangle
Northeast: Central Ontario
West: The Thumb
Southwestern Ontario East: Golden Horseshoe/
GTA
Southwest: Southeast Michigan/
Metro Detroit
South: Lake Erie/Ohio Southeast: New York/
Pennsylvania

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Southwestern Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (607 words)
Southwestern Ontario is a region of the Canadian province of Ontario, centred on the city of London.
Southwestern Ontario is a prosperous agricultural region whose chief crops are tobacco, sweetcorn, soybean, winter wheat and tomatoes.
Bruce - Dufferin - Elgin - Essex - Frontenac - Grey - Haliburton - Hastings - Huron - Lambton - Lanark - Leeds and Grenville - Lennox and Addington - Middlesex - Northumberland - Perth - Peterborough - Prescott and Russell - Renfrew - Simcoe - Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry - Wellington
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