Portal:Eastern Ontario

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Eastern Ontario (census population 1,603,625 in 2006) is a secondary region of Southern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario which lies in a wedge-shaped area between the Ottawa River and St. Lawrence River. It shares water boundaries with Quebec to the north and New York State to the east and south, as well as a small land boundary with the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region of Quebec to the east.

It includes the census divisions of the following: the counties of Prescott and Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Lanark, Renfrew, Leeds and Grenville, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington; and the single-tier municipality of Ottawa.

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Renfrew, is a town on the Bonnechere River in Renfrew County, located in Southern Ontario, and more specifically Eastern Ontario. Named after the town of Renfrew in Scotland. Renfrew was settled largely in part to logging in the area in the early 1800s, and used the river in order to drive the lumber to locations such as Ottawa.

This heritage was once celebrated every July with the Lumber Baron Festival until recent years. Renfrew and the surrounding Township of Horton is at the intersection of the Bonnechere River and the Ottawa River in the Ottawa Valley. Renfrew is at the intersection of provincial Highway 17, Highway 60, and Highway 132. Renfrew is also a stop on the Greyhound Bus route between Ottawa and North Bay.


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The St. Lawrence Iroquoians were a prehistoric First Nations indigenous people who lived from the 1300s until about 1580 CE along the shores of the St. Lawrence River in present-day Quebec, Eastern Ontario and New York State. They spoke Laurentian languages, a branch of the Iroquoian family. It is likely they disappeared because of late 16th century warfare by the Mohawk nation of the Haudenosaunee, who wanted to control fur trade in the valley. By the time explorer Samuel de Champlain arrived and founded Quebec in 1608, no trace remained of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians and settlements visited by Cartier some 75 years earlier.
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5-Arch stone bridge over the Mississippi River at "Pakenham" part of Mississippi Mills, Ontario.

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