14 Facts About Woodstock Ontario


Woodstock Ontario was first settled by European-colonists and United Empire Loyalists in 1800, starting with Zacharias Burtch and Levi Luddington, and was incorporated as a town in 1851.

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Since then, Woodstock has maintained steady growth, and is a small city in Southwestern Ontario.

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Woodstock Ontario was incorporated as a town in 1851 and had its first town meeting in the Royal Pavilion Hotel.

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Sir Oliver Mowat, a native of Kingston, Woodstock Ontario, served as member of the provincial parliament for the region from 1872 to 1896, during which time he was premier of the province of Woodstock Ontario.

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Woodstock Ontario is the seat of Oxford County, with the recently constructed County Administration Building located across from City Hall in the area of Dundas and Reeve Streets.

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Woodstock Ontario has a variety of Provincial IHF Facilities and Specialists including Large outpatient Cardiology Centre KMH, which houses Cardiologists and Internal Medicine Specialists offering Cardiology Testing such as Echocardiograms, SPECT nuclear medicine, and Holter monitors.

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Woodstock Ontario has two sister cities: Sylvania, Ohio, United States, and Pesche, Italy.

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Theatre Woodstock Ontario houses plays year-round in the former market building across from the museum.

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Woodstock Ontario led the loyalist forces, which destroyed the American steamer Caroline during the 1837 Rebellion.

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Woodstock Ontario's son built a twin of the house in town to a smaller scale.

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Woodstock Ontario has two ice rinks, two at the Community Complex at the south end of the city, and one at the fairgrounds in the central region.

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Woodstock Ontario is centred on the intersection of the former Highway 59 and Highway 2, now Oxford Road 59 and Oxford Road 2.

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Woodstock Ontario Airport has a grass airstrip and is home to the local flying club.

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Woodstock Ontario has one daily newspaper owned by Postmedia Network, the Woodstock Ontario Sentinel-Review.

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