Top 115 Unusual Things to See in Ontario

Top 115 Unusual Things to See in Ontario

by Ron Brown
     
 

Featuring 15 New Destinations.

[The author] has the gift of finding lots of things interesting and of them being able to write beautifully about those things.
Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay)

Ontario is full of hidden treasures. Down village streets, in city lanes and along quiet country roads lie the province's most unusual

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Featuring 15 New Destinations.

[The author] has the gift of finding lots of things interesting and of them being able to write beautifully about those things.
Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay)

Ontario is full of hidden treasures. Down village streets, in city lanes and along quiet country roads lie the province's most unusual sites -- a river that disappears, log cabins in the centre of a major city, even a high-rise privy. All await the curious explorer. In his relentless quest to discover the unusual, Ron Brown has traveled nearly every road in Ontario. This book features 115 of his very best trips.

Thoroughly researched and written in an inviting style, each description offers a fascinating story with background, location and accompanying color photograph. Most places are easy to reach from Ontario's major population centers, but there are a few for more adventurous explorers. Among the all-new locations featured in this edition are:

  • Peterborough's canoe museum
  • Ontario's longest small-town train station
  • A ghost town worth visiting
  • Camp 30 and the Battle of Bowmanville
  • The Mimico Asylum, with its new lease on life
  • The Little Current railway swing bridge

In Top 115 Unusual Things to See in Ontario, existing entries have been updated and all places are now grouped by location (Eastern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario, Central Ontario and Toronto Area, Cottage Country and Northern Ontario). As well, detailed maps pinpoint every location in this engaging, informative book.

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Editorial Reviews

Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay)
[Review for previous edition:] [Brown] has the gift of finding lots of things interesting and of them being able to write beautifully about those things.

— Linda Turk

Muskoka Today
[Review for previous edition:] Brown's books are always interesting and bring to mind adventures.

— Lois Cooper

Shelf Life
[Review for previous edition:] With 100 places to see, along with facts, figures, and photos, this would definitely offer a great gift for the traveller who wants to see impressive sights close to home.

— Joan Sutter

The Ottawa Citizen
[Review for previous edition:] [For] travellers who want to stay close to home but still enjoy an adventure.

— Canwest wire story

The Toronto Sun
[Review for previous edition:] Few people know more about Ontario's oddities than Toronto-based author Ron Brown...[and] they're almost all here in this new revised edition.

— Diane Slawych

Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay) - Linda Turk
[Review for previous edition:] We can hope that [Brown's] efforts to celebrate Ontario's past and present wonders will attract a new generation of readers and travellers.
Muskoka Today - Lois Cooper
[Review for previous edition:] Brown's books are always interesting and bring to mind adventures.
Northern Life
[Review for previous edition:] Most locations are easy to reach from Ontario's major population centres, and a few are for more adventurous explorers.
Shelf Life - Joan Sutter
[Review for previous edition:] With 100 places to see, along with facts, figures, and photos, this would definitely offer a great gift for the traveller who wants to see impressive sights close to home.
The Ottawa Citizen - Canwest wire story
[Review for previous edition:] [For] travellers who want to stay close to home but still enjoy an adventure.
The Sun Times (Owen Sound, ON) - Andrew Armitage
[Review for previous edition:] [Brown] collects the very best trips from the most unexpected and surprising sights in the province.
The Toronto Sun - Diane Slawych
[Review for previous edition:] Few people know more about Ontario's oddities than Toronto-based author Ron Brown...[and] they're almost all here in this new revised edition.
Toronto Star - Andrea Gordon
The sights stand out for their splendor or quirkiness. Some are natural wonders, others are man-made. They might be tricky to find, or perched so close that you'll wonder how you missed them.... If your holidays are over and the budget is maxed out, the dog days of summer may be a perfect time to go exploring unusual spots close by.
Guelph Mercury - Jon Fear
The table of contents alone will make you curious to see such places as Ontario's Taj Mahal.
Midland Mirror
Thoroughly researched and written in an inviting style.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770850170
Publisher:
Boston Mills Press
Publication date:
05/10/2012
Edition description:
Third Edition, Revised and Expanded
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Ron Brown has written a dozen books on Ontario's ghost towns and roadside attractions (both natural and unnatural). He is a frequent contributor to CBC Radio, and his travel articles have appeared in North American newspapers and magazines. He lives in Toronto.

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