33 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Ontario, Canada during the Late 19th Century

Ontario is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. Located in Central Canada, it is Canada’s most populous province, with 38.3 percent of the country’s population, and is the second-largest province by total area (after Quebec). Ontario is Canada’s fourth-largest jurisdiction in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included. It is home to the nation’s capital city, Ottawa, and the nation’s most populous city, Toronto, which is also Ontario’s provincial capital.

Ontario is bordered by the province of Manitoba to the west, Hudson Bay and James Bay to the north, and Quebec to the east and northeast, and to the south by the U.S. states of (from west to east) Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Almost all of Ontario’s 2,700 km (1,678 mi) border with the United States follows inland waterways: from the westerly Lake of the Woods, eastward along the major rivers and lakes of the Great Lakes/Saint Lawrence River drainage system. These include Rainy River, Pigeon River, Lake Superior, St. Marys River, Lake Huron, St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, Detroit River, Lake Erie, Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River from Kingston, to the Quebec boundary just east of Cornwall. There is only about 1 km (0.6 mi) of land border, made up of portages including Height of Land Portage on the Minnesota border.

Ontario is sometimes divided into two geographic regions, Northern Ontario and Southern Ontario. The great majority of Ontario’s population and arable land is in the south. In contrast, the larger, northern part of Ontario is sparsely populated with cold winters and heavy forestation. (Wikipedia)

A boy holding a stick contemplates hitting backside of a large man
At home
Bathing in Lake Huron
Becklers Mills Falls, Benmiller
Bend in Maitland River
Coming around curve in grove, Goderich
Dungannon School (destroyed by fire 1872)
Four men and bicycles after crash on path
Goderich Harbor, looking east from park
Menesetung Park
Monarch, Goderich Harbour
On the banks of the Maitland
On the bluffs
Platts Mill on the river flats
Port Albert Harbour
Ships in Goderich harbour
Square, Goderich
The Point Farms, summer resort near Goderich, Ontario

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