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The Rideau Canal system, with its 45 locks extends from Ottawa to Kingston in Ontario. It opened in 1832 and has played a major role in the history and development of eastern Ontario. UNESCO recognized it as a world heritage site in 2007. The 200 km canal includes sections of rivers and lakes as well as approximately 20km which were manmade...More
Riverside Park is a park on Woolwich Street that is good for kids and walking...More
Mary Lake and the Port Sydney Beach are situated in Muskoka and represent the best example of the "Muskoka lake experience", especially given the small village attributes of Port Sydney and its public beach. The beach is an active social environment and affords a stunning panorama of the lake and its cliff-faced islands. The area has been settled since the mid 1800's and contains many historic structures that contribute to the distinct character of the lake.
Its five key components are: the beachfront and wharf, heritage homes facing the public beach, the eight islands in the lake (totaling 3.6 km in circumference/shoreline), the consistent forested ridgeline surrounding the lake, the prominent rock faces and the body of water itself (surface area of 1061 hectares).
A notable characteristic is that the tree line is located above or behind the barren rock faces around the lake.
The Port Sydney beach is in very close proximity to the road, yet enjoys a sense of spatial separation due to the slope from the road to the beach. By virtue of this proximity and change in elevation, passers-by on the road experience an excellent view of the activity on the beach, which serves to entice drivers to stop and join in the activities. The road is a single two-lane roadway through the village and serves as a public promenade...More
Ramsey Lake is the glistening jewel in the City of Greater Sudbury. Although many may know of the Lake and its location by the popular tourist destination, Science North, the Lake and its surroundings has much more to offer and that’s why it makes for a great public space.
Bell Park is named after William J. Bell, a former lumber baron in the city. The Park formed part of estate land that was donated to the City in 1926. The City's mining heritage is commemorated by a monument that overlooks the park site...More
The Distillery District, the site of the former Gooderham & Worts Distillery, was originally established in 1837 in what is now downtown, on the east side of Toronto. It is "the largest and best preserved collection of Victorian Industrial Architecture in North America." It survived Prohibition, two World Wars and other challenging social/political times. In 1990, after 153 years of continuous production, the Gooderham & Worts Distillery finally closes its doors. It has played host to -- and still plays host to -- many TV, film and (advertising) commercial productions, including the four-time Oscar-winning musical film CHICAGO. In May 2003, The Distillery Historic District re-opens as a place to shop at unique, one-of-a-kind boutiques, explore a key part of Toronto's history, relax at a cafe, dine and enjoy various special events. It is an instant hit with locals and tourists alike, and quickly becomes one of Canada’s top tourist attractions. http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/history.phpMore
Prince Arthur's Landing is Thunder Bay's celebration of civic pride. Over the past few years, I had undergone a dramatic transformation where citizens’ love for their community is rekindled. It includes a historic CN Station, the original baggage building with a new public space addition, the Water Pavilion art gallery, a new restaurant on the water called Bight, a public splash pad/skating rink, competition size skate park, full boat marina, Tai Chi space, public art, festival area, Spirit Garden with amphitheatre, public bonfire space, and a future marketplace...More
Civic Square is an outdoor plaza centrally located in downtown Kitchener constructed principally with granite. It continues to be one of the main hubs of activity in downtown Kitchener...More
This 102 hectare of land is located on the north shore of the Speed River located in the historic Preston area of the city of Cambridge. The land was obtained in 1888 and was originally a riding and driving track...More
Withrow Park is 21-acre outdoor park in Toronto's East End. It about 100 years old, with two playgrounds, a wading pool, a clubhouse, a dog run, a skating and ball hockey rink, a soccer pitch, baseball diamond, volleyball court, two tennis courts and a toboggan hill. It also features other amenities such as water fountains, park benches, picnic areas, and more recently, a campfire pit. Several paved paths criss-cross the park, providing pedestrian and cycling connections between the streets that front onto the park...More