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Encyclopedia > Woodstock, Ontario

Woodstock (2005 population: 34,000) is a city and the county seat of Oxford County in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Woodstock is located 80 miles southwest of Toronto, north off the 401, along the historic Thames River. It is known as the Dairy Capital of Canada and promotes itself as "The Friendly City." 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A panorama of Sydney, Australia at night. ... Oxford County, Ontario is a regional municipality and census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Highway 401 as part of the 400-series network Ontario provincial highway 401, The Kings Highway 401, or the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway, which is normally referred to simply as Highway 401 (pronounced four-oh-one), is a freeway that extends across Southern Ontario, Canada. ... The Thames River is located in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ...


The city was first settled in 1800, when it was determined by Sir John Graves Simcoe, governor of what was then known as Upper Canada, that the area would make a good townsite. Woodstock was incorporated as a town in 1851 and a city in 1901. 1800 (MDCCC) was an common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... John Graves Simcoe (February 25, 1752 - October 26, 1806) was the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada (modern-day southern Ontario plus the shoreline of Georgian Bay and Lake Superior) from 1791-1796. ... Map of Upper Canada (orange) Upper Canada was a British territory in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Vansittart Avenue (named after Admiral Henry Vansittart, an early settler) in Woodstock's west end has one of the finest residential Victorian streetscapes in the province.

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Springbank Snow Countess

While a special place is reserved in the hearts of older Woodstonians for their beloved "Springbank Snow Countess", it is looked upon by most of the city's population as a not very noteworthy monument. The "Springbank Snow Countess" was commemorated by a life-size statue (designed by acclaimed Oxford County agricultural artist Ross Butler) which is located on Dundas Street East in Woodstock. Ross Butler (1907-1995) was a widely acclaimed farmer, photographer, songwriter, livestock judge, cattle and poultry breeder, pioneer of cattle artificial insemination, painter and sculptor of farm animals, as well as an author (the autobiographical, My Fathers Farm). ...


This concrete statue was made to honour a record-setting milk production by a Holstein Freisian cow. The statue was first unveiled on August 4, 1937. Springbank Snow Countess was born on November 18, 1919 and died August 9, 1936. During her lifetime, she produced 9,062 pounds of butterfat, impressive at that time. The statue was erected by the Holstein Freisian Association of Canada. It cost $4,000 to design and erect. 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A glass of milk Milk most often means the nutrient fluid produced by the mammary glands of female mammals. ...


The cow has become an important symbol to Woodstock and is used in many cultural events, such as the annual Cowapolozza Festival. As well, the word COW has become an operating anagram for the CITY OF WOODSTOCK (COW).


Many find the statue of the cow to be somewhat of a joke on the local populance, with comments about "country bumpkins" having a cow as their graven image.


New Toyota Plant

In June 2005, Toyota, the world's second largest automaker, announced plans to build a new, $800 million automobile assembly plant in Woodstock on a 1,000-acre undeveloped site in the city's northeast end. The plant is expected to employ 1,300 people and begin full production of RAV4 sport utility vehicles in 2008, at the rate of 100,000 a year. It will be the first auto assembly plant to be built in Canada in two decades. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Toyota redirects here. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Woodstock's current mayor, Michael Harding, has reportedly played a key role in attracting Toyota to Woodstock.


On February 7, 2006, the president of Toyota Canada announced that the Toyota plant would be much larger than first planned. Instead of costing $800 million to build, the assembly plant will cost $1 billion, instead of employing 1,300 people, it would employ 2,000. Instead of producing 100,000 vehicles a year, it would produce 150,000 per year. February 7 is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Hino Motor Sales Canada

Early in March, 2006, Hino Motors, a Toyota Motor Co. subsidiary, announced that it will be the first Japanese truck manufacturer to build its vehicles in Canada with a new Woodstock plant slated to begin production in April, 2006, in the former General Seating plant in the Pattullo Ridge Business Park near Highway 401 and Highway 59. HINO 4CV Hino Motors, Ltd. ...


The $3 million, 120,000-square-foot plant will employ 45 and assemble 2,000 trucks a year when it begins production.


Media

Woodstock has one daily newspaper owned by Sun Media Corporation, the Woodstock Sentinel-Review and one licensed radio station, FM 103.9 CKDK. The city also has a rebroadcaster of Toronto television station CITY, operating on channel 31 and primarily targeting London. Woodstock also has a Christian radio station, CJFH 94.3, HopeFM. Sun Media Corporation is the owner of several widely read Canadian tabloid newspapers. ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity broadcast radio sound. ... CKDK, or The Hawk, is a radio station owned by Corus Entertainment and based in St. ... A panorama of Sydney, Australia at night. ... Nickname: The Forest City Established: Area: 421. ...


External links

  • City of Woodstock Web site
  • World-renowned agricultural artist Ross Butler (1907-1995)
  • Opening of the Oxford Museum in Woodstock, Ontario, 1948 by Dave Butler
  • City of Woodstock Ontario Canada News Business Information Weather
  • Woodstock Real Estate
  • Oxford Historical Society
  • George Washington Jones and Woodstock's Black History
  • Technology in Woodstock
  • Woodstock's Christian Radio - 94.3 HopeFM

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Woodstock, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (586 words)
Woodstock (2005 population: 34,000) is a city and the county seat of Oxford County in southwestern Ontario, Canada.
Woodstock is located 80 miles southwest of Toronto, north off the 401, along the historic Thames River.
Woodstock was incorporated as a town in 1851 and a city in 1901.
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