Victorian Architecture

Canada: Toronto, Niagara Falls and Great Lakes

Canada is extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world's second-largest country by total area and the fourth-largest country by land area. Canada's border with the United States is the world's longest land border.

The majority of the country has a cold or severely cold winter climate, but southerly areas are warm in summer. The majority of its land territory is dominated by forest and tundra and the Rocky Mountains. About four-fifths of the country's population of 36 million people is urbanized and live near the southern border.

Toronto metropolitan area

Toronto▶According to multiple sources, Toronto is the safest metropolitan area in North America. A North American low of 78.4 violent crimes were recorded last year compared to a high of 2,122.9 in Detroit.
▶The EIU ranks Toronto as the fourth most livable city in the world in terms of safety among other categories including, public transit and cleanliness.

Toronto CN tower▶By 2020, Toronto will have the highest number of high-rise condominiums in the world!

▶Toronto has the third largest percentage of immigrants in the world at 49.9% of the total population only behind Miami (59.5%) and Dubai (71%).

▶According to Guinness World Records, PATH is the world’s largest underground walkway with a total of 29 km (18 miles) of retail space. PATH connects 50 office towers, 5 subway stations, six hotels and one railway terminal

▶Toronto Island lies on top of a 900-acre floating sandbag! The island community is considered to be the largest urban car-free community in North America, although some service vehicles are permitted.

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Niagra Falls

▶Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and the state of New York.
The flow rate is 84,760 cubic feet per second

▶You are almost always guaranteed to see a rainbow if you are on the Canadian side of the Falls.

▶Fish actually travel over the Falls. Approximately 90% of the fish that travel down Niagara Falls survive. It is believed that the white foam from the rushing waters acts like a cushion for the fish.

▶About 20% of the drinking water in the United States goes through and over Niagara Falls

▶The first person to ever go over the Falls was a 63 years old teacher. She traveled down the Falls in a barrel.

▶Niagara Falls is also a popular filming site. Parts of the movies Pirates of the Caribbean and Superman were filmed here.

▶Nik Wallenda, the tightrope walker, recently walked over the Falls. Although having a permission from both countries governments, he had to present his passport.

Great Lakes Tour

Lake Locks

▶The Great Lakes of North America are a series of interconnected freshwater lakes located primarily in the upper mid−east region of North America, on the Canada−United States border, which connect to the Atlantic Ocean through the Saint Lawrence River.

▶The Great Lakes are also important because they contain 20 percent of the world's fresh water and exhibit tremendous biodiversity

▶These pictures are made on much smaller level of waterway transportation, used by owners of smaller boats to pass from one lake to other one during their vacation trips. The entire system used to accomplish such transfers is called locks.

▶The lakes and surrounding nature are very tranquil, providing a very relaxing ambient just perfect for the outdoor activity and enjoying the life.

▶During summer time, lakes are just perfect for swimming and all other water activities

▶To pass from one level to other, apparently boat owners have to follow very strict lock rules. Also, this isn’t a free service and it does not operate per a predetermined schedule, but there is no ruch nor stress.

Authentic Huron Indian Village near Midland

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Midland, Ontario

▶Midland is a town located on Georgian Bay in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. It is part of the Huronia region of Central Ontario.

▶Midland has a rich history dating back to the first settlers in Ontario, who came and lived among the Huron aboriginal people in the 1600’s

▶The town of Midland was founded when, in 1871, the Midland Railway of Canada selected the sparsely populated community of Mundy's Bay as the new terminus of the Midland railway

▶In the summer months, the area's population grows to over 100,000 with seasonal visitors to more than 8,000 cottages, resort hotels, provincial and national parks in the surrounding municipalities of Penetanguishene, Tiny and Tay.

▶Midland Harbor is a picturesque natural attraction that tourists and boaters from around the world have been enjoying for many years.

▶Nowdays, Midland Harbourhas become known as a tranquil spot for locals and tourists to relax. The Harbour was built for cruise and passenger ships and is considered a major tourist destination for its Great Lakes access.