Tagged With "Ontario"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 23, 2014: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

GarryRF ·
Do the modern Canadian folks still use the original names that the indigenous people used for local places ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 23, 2014: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

DrFumblefinger ·
Sometimes we do, Garry. Like Lake Minnewanka, Kakabeka falls, and so on. But more often Anglicized names are used, or translation of native names into English (eg. "Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump"). What say you, Ottoman?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 23, 2014: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

GarryRF ·
I've been to a few places where the aboriginal people have been pushed aside for the Concrete Jungle of Western or Anglicised living. I do feel a touch guilty - but ......
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 23, 2014: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

Ottoman ·
Hi Garry RF and DrFumblefinger. Thanks for you interest on today's pic of the day...the Sleeping Giant. Garry, in Northwestern Ontario (and many other areas of Canada), aboriginal names are used quite commonly. In Thunder Bay, many medical clinics, schools, recreational centers, and so on have an aboriginal name, not to mention the many towns and landmarks in the area that also have aboriginal names. A major piece of Northwestern Ontario's history involves the fur trade (which of course the...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 23, 2014: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

GarryRF ·
Passing through Towns in Australia and North America (incl. Canada) I like to stop off and take a few photo's of places that have been named after places in the UK. In Chester PA. I was asked "Do you have a Chester too?" - " Yes and a Jersey, York, Boston, Washington, Dover, Bethesda, Birmingham and a few more " Didn't know you had a Fort William until I was watching a "Who Do You Think You Are" TV show recently. A female Celebrity was tracking her ancestral trail from the UK.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1920's

PHeymont ·
Love that onomatopoeic license plate: "Ah Ooga!" Blows my horn, for sure!
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1920's

DrFumblefinger ·
A very cool collection of classic cars! Look forward to seeing more!!
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1920's

GarryRF ·
There must be more ! Can we see them soon ? Great photos.
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Re: Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

Roderick Simpson ·
Thank you very much for the informative post. I have only been to Toronto once. I went up the CN Tower and took this picture of the Billy Bishop Airport.
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Re: Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a great and very orienting photo, Roderick! Thanks for sharing it.
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Re: Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

DrFumblefinger ·
In case you were curious, the pedestrian tunnel between Toronto and the island airport has been completed and is now open. It eliminates the waits for the ferry services for passengers who want to get to their departure gates. More on that story from Frequent Business Traveler at this link .
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Re: Toronto's new City Hall

PortMoresby ·
I don't see a picture of the mayor. Coming soon, right?
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Re: Toronto's new City Hall

DrFumblefinger ·
They have a special "sniffing room" for the mayor.
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Re: Toronto's new City Hall

PortMoresby ·
Oh, right, where he cleans himself up with his hanky after he cries. We should all have one of those. What a civilized city.
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Re: Toronto's new City Hall

DrFumblefinger ·
Toronto is a town that loves Big Politics and there's few politicians around bigger than Mr. Ford.
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PortMoresby ·
Let me count the ways.
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Re: St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada

GarryRF ·
" If God made a fruit - more beautiful than the Strawberry - then he surely kept it to himself "
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 24, 2014: Floral Clock, Niagara Parkway, Ontario

GarryRF ·
Outside Pietermaritzburg City Hall, South Africa is a Naval gun from the British Royal Navy Ship HMS Fawn. After the ship ran aground in 1850 the gun was relocated to its current location. It was fired to announce 1 O'clock to the surrounding town. A visiting dignitary asked how the time was kept to ensure its accuracy. "We have a telescope that looks into the local clockmakers shop. He has a 100 year old Belgian clock in the window that is famous for keeping perfect time" So the wealthy...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 24, 2014: Floral Clock, Niagara Parkway, Ontario

Ottoman ·
LOL. That's a great story GarryRF. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 14, 2014: The CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario

Travel Luver ·
Have you ever walked on that transparent floor? I think it would be terrifying!
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Re: Rogers Center, Toronto, Canada. Where Gumbo was #56

PHeymont ·
As I travel, I pay a lot of attention to statuary (there's so much!), but it's always special when it manages not only to tell a story, but to give you a little lift, a little laugh. Your samples from the Rogers Center are great! PS...for anyone with a taste for more semi-comic statues, we had a piece here on Gumbo last October: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun With Statues ...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 14, 2014: The CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario

Ottoman ·
Hi Travel Luver! Yes, I have walked on the transparent floor many years ago (pre-digital photography era, which reminds me that I need to get those slides transferred to digital). Unfortunately on this last trip to the CN Tower I did not have time to take the ride up to the observation deck. It probably goes without saying that if you are afraid of heights, the observation deck of the CN Tower may not be the attraction for you. Your adventure begins with a long but quick elevator ride to the...
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1920's

Ottoman ·
Hi Garry RF You are correct in assuming there are more cars. Actually, my next "Cruise Night" blog will be published tomorrow (Tuesday, August 12/14) featuring five cars from the 1930's. That blog will be followed in a few days or weeks with another "Cruise Night" blog featuring cars from the 1940's and 1950's, which will be followed in another few days or weeks with another "Cruise Night" blog or two featuring cars from the 1960's, which will be followed in another few days or weeks with...
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1920's

GarryRF ·
Ottoman. You must have a production line working overtime ! Remember those happy days when you just had Sunday off work - and you spent it under your car ! Greasing those bits and bobs so you'd survive another week !
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1930's

GarryRF ·
Wow !! Cant believe you have more of these beauties to share ! Nice, clear pix of metal artwork Ottoman ! I keep going back for another look ! Hope I don't wear them out !!
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1930's

Ottoman ·
Thanks for the compliment GarryRF. Please feel free to come back and enjoy these photos as often as you'd like. I too have viewed them many times, and if I haven't worn them out by now, I don't think you have to worry. Stay tuned for my next blog...Cruise Night, the 1940's and 1950's (to be published Tuesday August 19/14), which will feature five cars from these two decades. I hope you will enjoy them. I gotta run. I have some "bits and bobs" that need tending to (LOL).
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 23, 2014: Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario

Ottoman ·
 Thunder Bay's 50 million ton city mascot is known as the Sleeping Giant, the panoramic Sibley Peninsula, a formation of mesas and sills that juts out on Lake Superior and forms the body of water that is Thunder Bay. When viewed from the City,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 8, 2015: Kakabeka Falls, Oliver Paipoonge, Ontario

Ottoman ·
  Kakabeka Falls is a waterfall on the Kaministiquia River, located beside the village of Kakabeka Falls in the municipality of Oliver Paipoonge , Ontario, 30 km (19 mi) west of the city of Thunder Bay. The falls have a drop of...
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Toronto's science center: Mammoths and Mastodons

PHeymont ·
Toronto, a great weekend destination from many places, has a new attraction: Mammoths and Mastodons, at the Ontario Science Center.
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Rogers Center, Toronto, Canada. Where Gumbo was #56

DrFumblefinger ·
  Congratulations to Lynn Miller for recognizing Rogers Center in Toronto.  The quiz focused on two pieces of art known as "The Audience" in the northeast and northwest corners of the building, executed by Michael Snow in 1989.  Both...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 14, 2014: The CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario

Ottoman ·
  The CN Tower (in French: "Tour CN") is a 553.33 m-high (1,815.4 ft) concrete communications and observation tower in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada .  Built on the former Railway Lands, construction on the CN Tower began on...
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"Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1940's and 1950's

Ottoman ·
    In the first two parts of this series, I have discussed cars from the 1920's and the 1930's .   Today I continue my blogs dedicated to the beautiful automobiles  I admired on "Cruise Night", sorting the blogs by automobiles...
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"Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 1)

Ottoman ·
    In the first three parts of this series, I have discussed cars from the 1920's , the 1930's . the 1940's and the 1950's .   Today I continue my blogs dedicated to the beautiful automobiles  I admired on "Cruise Night", sorting...
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"Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 2)

Ottoman ·
    In the first four parts of this series, I have discussed cars from the 1920's , the 1930's . the 1940's and the 1950's , and a few cars from the 1960's (Part 1) .   Today I continue my blogs dedicated to the beautiful...
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"Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1970's and 1980's

Ottoman ·
      In the first five parts of this series, I have discussed cars from the 1920's , the 1930's . the 1940's and the 1950's , and the 1960's ( Part 1 and Part 2 ).   Today I conclude my blogs dedicated to the beautiful...
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Gallery: St. Lawrence Market. 1) The Produce

DrFumblefinger ·
  Readers of TravelGumbo know that we've great affection for Farmers' Markets, and we visit, shop at, and feature them often.  One of the finest markets I've ever been to is the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto.  This market was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 24, 2014: Floral Clock, Niagara Parkway, Ontario

Ottoman ·
  The Ontario Power Generation (Ontario Hydro) - Niagara Parks Commission Floral Clock is located along the Niagara River Parkway just north of the Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectricity Generating Stations.   This unique attraction is a very...
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Gallery: St. Catharines Market, Ontario

DrFumblefinger ·
One of the oldest Farmers Markets in Ontario is found on the Niagara peninsula, in the pleasant small city of St. Catharines (nicknamed the "Garden City").   The market has been held since the early 1800s and is currently located in Market Square...
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"Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1920's

Ottoman ·
    Living in the Great White North, one eagerly looks forward to the spring (especially after this last harsh winter that we had).  Ahhhh, spring, when snow melts, songbirds return, grass turns green, flowers bloom, and best of...
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"Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1930's

Ottoman ·
    In the first part of this series, which you can read here , I wrote about the beautiful cars I saw on "Cruise Night" in my hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario.  Today I continue my blogs dedicated to the beautiful automobiles  I...
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November 13, 2016: Ivy walls, Kingston

sarcee ·
Sarcee presents a few photos of ivy covered walls from Kingston, Ontario.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 24, 2015: Chinese lantern festival in Toronto’s Ontario Place

Dr.Y ·
    The lantern festival is on the 15 th day of Chinese New Year season on the lunar calendar, and it usually also corresponds to the full moon.  It marks the end of the Chinese New Season.  After this day, lives goes back to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 14, 2015: Canada’s original safari – African Lion Safari in Hamilton Ontario

Dr.Y ·
    Southwest of Toronto, about one and half hours of driving, Canada’s original safari – African Lion Safari -- is situated near the city of Hamilton, Ontario.  The 20 hectare wild life park has a slogan of,...
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Gallery: Signs of Toronto -- the City at Large

DrFumblefinger ·
Toronto is one of Canada's great cities.  Often called the "New York of the North" (I presume as a complement), it's a fun place to visit.  There's lots to see and do in Toronto, from the amazing CN Tower which soars 1815 ft (553 m) into the...
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Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo's heading out to Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ), sometimes also called Toronto Island Airport.  Congratulations to ace travel sleuths  Roderick Simpson and PortMoresby (by email) for being the first to correctly...
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September 8, 2019: Lupins, Thunder Bay

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares photos of lupins he enjoyed when traveling to Northwestern Ontario.
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September 24, 2019: Arctic Watershed, Ontario

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Arctic watershed marker, situated in northwestern Ontario.
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Niagara Falls: Pretty much the complete guide

Jonathan L ·
Yes there will be a lot of people when visit Niagara Falls, but it is still worth the trip. Jonathan L gives his impressions and advice
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Re: Niagara Falls: Pretty much the complete guide

DrFumblefinger ·
A nice summary of an amazing place! Basically the water of the great lakes flows over this precipice -- but actually just half the water. Ontario Hydro diverts the other half of the water for electricity production and to reduce the rate of erosion of the precipice. The town itself is very touristy, but after you've visited the falls I'd recommend leaving town and exploring some of the Niagara Peninsula. Great orchards and vineyards, small towns, like Niagara-on-the-Lake, and one of my...
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Re: Niagara Falls: Pretty much the complete guide

PHeymont ·
Haven't been to the Falls since our kids were young...but you've just put it back on our bucket list!
 
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