Ontario Things to see and do Travel Articles

Mural Madness – Welland, Canada and York, USA
Mural Madness – Welland, Canada and York, USA Tony Porco compares the historical murals of York and Welland.
Ontario, Canada – February 2000
Ontario, Canada – February 2000 Fun in the Snow – Ontario’s Favourite Winter Sports On February second, Groundhog’s Day, heir apparent Wee Willie of Wiarton proclaimed six more weeks of winter for Ontario. Wiarton’s illustrious line of weather forecasters has had a 90% accuracy rate. This means we’ve got more winter to deal with, so how do we make the […]
Ottawa, Canada – June 1999
Got Poutine? Want to experience the joy of feeling your arteries clog as you eat! Try poutine. It’s probably Canada’s most famous (ha!) dish. It’s actually just about the closest thing to a national dish we have – even thought it’s more of a Quebec thing. Ottawa is, as you should know by now, just […]
Ontario, Canada – December 1999
Best and Worst of Ontario’s Millennium It’s hard to ignore all this millennial hoopla, so I decided to give into it. I’ve compiled a list of the best and worst of the past 1000 years in Ontario. Well, mostly just the last 200 years, since not much of what happened here was recorded until the […]
Ottawa, Canada – July 1999
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA!! I apologise if you happen to be reading this in August. 132 years ago, the Fathers of Confederation’s dream of a new nation came to life…now we party! Ottawa is the site of the nation’s most surprisingly active Canada Days…surprising because public servants and NORTEL employees don’t exactly have reputations for partying-down. […]
Ontario, Canada – August 1999
Ontario, Canada – August 1999 Kings of Blue Mountain After a restless night of eager anticipation, getting up at the crack of dawn wasn’t hard since I had scarcely slept. Today my fiancée, my mother, my aunt and I were making the first of what will undoubtedly be an annual pilgrimage. Our destination was a Mecca of our own design. […]
Ottawa, Canada – April 1999
Current Happenings Events special to this month are not numerous, but I’ll let you know of upcoming and ongoing gallery and museum exhibitions in coming months. Summer is usually better for such things. At the National Gallery (on Sussex Dr., within blocks of the major hub of bus activity, the Rideau Centre, and visible from […]
Ontario, Canada – April 1999
Ontario Awakens from Hibernation Every February 2 Wiarton, Ontario’s own albino gopher, Wiarton Willie predicates the weather for the next 6 weeks. This year he died before his big day, but his last words reportedly (I’m not making this up) were that we were getting an early spring. Well, he was wrong! We’ve had a […]
Ontario, Canada – September 1999
Top 10 Things To Do in Ontario (Warm Months – all two of them) 1. Big Nickel, Sudbury "Look on my Works, ye mighty and despair!" A site too grand to fathom. It must be experienced! Larger-than-life, larger than the city of Sudbury. Made to greet visitors and represent their main industry, it has become […]
Ontario North Shore, Canada
The North Shore, an often-misconstrued notion of huge waves off Hawaii, represents an almost endless wilderness in Northern Ontario. It is the topside of Lake Superior, stretching from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay. Even by Ontario standards, this area represents a huge playground for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Tradition dictates that I must […]