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Canada's Wonderland
Canada's Wonderland
Canada's Wonderland
is a 330-acre (130 ha) theme park located in Vaughan, Ontario, a suburb approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Downtown Toronto. Opened in 1981 by the Taft Broadcasting Company and The Great-West Life Assurance Company
The Great-West Life Assurance Company
as the first major theme park in Canada, it remains the country's largest.[3][4] The park, currently owned by Cedar Fair, has been the most visited seasonal amusement park in North America for several consecutive years.[5] As a seasonal park, Canada's Wonderland
Canada's Wonderland
is open daily from May to September, with weekend openings in late April, October and early November
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Bill Davis
William Grenville "Bill" Davis, PC CC OOnt QC (born July 30, 1929) was the 18th Premier of Ontario, Canada, from 1971 to 1985. Davis was first elected as the MPP for Peel in the 1959 provincial election where he was a backbencher in Leslie Frost's government
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Regional Municipality Of Durham
The Regional Municipality
Municipality
of Durham, informally referred to as Durham Region, is a regional municipality located in Southern Ontario
Ontario
east of Toronto
Toronto
and the Regional Municipality
Municipality
of York, forming the east end of the Greater Toronto
Toronto
metropolitan area. It has an area of approximately 2,500 square kilometres. The regional government is headquartered in Whitby. The southern portion of the region, on Lake Ontario
Ontario
is primarily suburban in nature, forming the eastern end of the 905 belt of suburbs around Toronto. The northern area comprises rural areas and small towns
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Ontario
Ontario
Ontario
(/ɒnˈtɛərioʊ/ ( listen); French: [ɔ̃taʁjo]) is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada
Canada
and is located in east-central Canada.[7][8] It is Canada's most populous province[9] accounting for nearly 40 percent[10] of the country's population, and is the second-largest province in total area
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Conklin Shows
Conklin Shows
Conklin Shows
was the largest traveling amusement corporation in North America.[1] The 75-year-old company operated traveling carnivals at various summer agricultural shows across North America and is based in Brantford, Ontario
Brantford, Ontario
and formerly also in West Palm Beach, Florida. The company has a long history in Canada, providing entertainment for generations of kids and adults. The organization used to operate the midway services for some of Canada's largest summer fairs including the Canadian National Exhibition
Canadian National Exhibition
in Toronto, the Calgary Stampede, and Edmonton's K-Days
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Walt Disney
Walter Elias Disney
Elias Disney
(/ˈdɪzni/;[1] December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards
Academy Awards
earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry
National Film Registry
by the Library of Congress. Born in Chicago
Chicago
in 1901, Disney developed an early interest in drawing. He took art classes as a boy and got a job as a commercial illustrator at the age of 18
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Climate
Atmospheric physics Atmospheric dynamics (category) Atmospheric chemistry
Atmospheric chemistry
(category)Meteorology Weather
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Carnival
Carnival
Carnival
(see other spellings and names) is a Western Christian and Greek Orthodox
Greek Orthodox
festive season that occurs before the liturgical season of Lent.[2] The main events typically occur during February or early March, during the period historically known as Shrovetide (or Pre-Lent). Carnival
Carnival
typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus, masks, and a public street party. People wear masks and costumes during many such celebrations, allowing them to lose their everyday individuality and experience a heightened sense of social unity.[3] Excessive consumption of alcohol,[4] meat, and other foods proscribed during Lent
Lent
is extremely common
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Berm
A berm is a level space, shelf, or raised barrier (usually made of compacted soil) separating two areas. It can serve as a fortification line, a border/separation barrier, in industrial settings, or in many other applications. The word berm originates in the Middle Dutch and German berme and came into usage in English via French.[1]Contents1 Military use1.1 History 1.2 Modern usage2 Erosion
Erosion
control 3 Geography 4 House construction 5 Other applications 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksMilitary use[edit] History[edit] In medieval military engineering, a berm (or berme) was a level space between a parapet or defensive wall and an adjacent steep-walled ditch or moat.[1] It was intended to reduce soil pressure on the walls of the excavated part to prevent its collapse
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Mason, Ohio
Mason is a city in southwestern Warren County, Ohio, United States, approximately 22 miles (35 km) from downtown Cincinnati. As of the 2010 census, Mason's population was 30,712.[6] Mason was transformed into a large, bustling community, and one of the most affluent in Greater Cincinnati, beginning in the 1990s. Mason sits at the core of the Cincinnati-Dayton Metropolitan Region, the 14th largest urban area in the nation
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Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Cincinnati
(/ˌsɪnsɪˈnæti/ SIN-sih-NAT-ee) is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio
Ohio
and seat of Hamilton County.[7] Settled in 1788, the city was located at the north side of the confluence of the Licking River to the Ohio. The city drives the Cincinnati–Middletown–Wilmington combined statistical area, which had a population of 2,172,191 in the 2010 census.[8] With a population of 298,800, Cincinnati
Cincinnati
is the third-largest city proper in Ohio
Ohio
and the 65th-biggest in the United States. It is the fastest growing economic power in the Midwestern United States[9] and the 28th-biggest metropolitan statistical area in the United States
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Pickering, Ontario
Pickering (2016 population 91,771[1]) is a city located in Southern Ontario, Canada, immediately east of Toronto
Toronto
in Durham Region. It was settled by primarily ethnic British colonists, starting in the 1770s. Many of the smaller rural communities have been preserved and function as provincially significant historic sites and museums.[2]Contents1 History1.1 Early period 1.2 European settlement 1.3 Twentieth century2 Geography2.1 Communities3 Demographics 4 Economy4.1 Mall5 Government 6 Infrastructure6.1 Transportation 6.2 Emergency services7 Education 8 Notable people 9 In popular culture9.1 Film10 See also 11 Notes 12 References 13 External linksHistory Early period This was Aboriginal territory for thousands of years. The Wyandot (called the Huron by Europeans), who spoke an Iroquoian language, were the historic people living here in the 15th century
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Milton, Ontario
Milton (2016 census population 110,128)[4] is a town in Southern Ontario, Canada, and part of the Halton Region
Halton Region
in the Greater Toronto Area. Between 2001 and 2011 Milton was the fastest growing municipality in Canada, with a 71.4% increase in population in 2006 and another 56.5% increase in 2011.[5][6][7] In 2016, Milton's census population was 110,128 with an estimated growth to 228,000 by 2031.[8] Milton is located 40 km (25 mi) west of Downtown Toronto
Downtown Toronto
on Highway 401, and is the western terminus for the Milton line
Milton line
commuter train and bus corridor operated by GO Transit
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Oshawa
Oshawa
Oshawa
(2016 population 159,458;[4] CMA 379,848)[5] is a city in Ontario, Canada, on the Lake Ontario
Ontario
shoreline. It lies in Southern Ontario, approximately 60 kilometres east of Downtown Toronto. It is commonly viewed as the eastern anchor of the Greater Toronto Area
Greater Toronto Area
and of the Golden Horseshoe. It is the largest municipality in the Regional Municipality of Durham. The name Oshawa
Oshawa
originates from the Ojibwa term aazhaway, meaning "the crossing place" or just "(a)cross".[6][7] Oshawa’s roots are tied to the automobile industry, specifically the Canadian division of General Motors
General Motors
Company, known as General Motors Canada. Founded in 1876 as the McLaughlin Carriage Company, General Motors of Canada's headquarters are located in the city
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Greenbelt (Golden Horseshoe)
The Greenbelt
Greenbelt
is a permanently protected area of green space, farmland, forests, wetlands, and watersheds, located in Southern Ontario, Canada. It surrounds a significant portion of Canada's most populated and fastest-growing area—the Golden Horseshoe. Created by legislation passed by the Government of Ontario
Government of Ontario
in 2005, the Greenbelt
Greenbelt
is considered a major step in the prevention of urban development and sprawl on environmentally sensitive land in the province
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Trojan Horse
The Trojan Horse
Horse
is a tale from the Trojan War
Trojan War
about the subterfuge that the Greeks used to enter the independent city of Troy
Troy
and win the war. In the canonical version, after a fruitless 10-year siege, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse, and hid a select force of men inside. The Greeks pretended to sail away, and the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy. That night the Greek force crept out of the horse and opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army, which had sailed back under cover of night. The Greeks entered and destroyed the city of Troy, ending the war. Metaphorically a "Trojan Horse" has come to mean any trick or stratagem that causes a target to invite a foe into a securely protected bastion or place
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