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Town of Midland (Lower Tier Halton)

Phone : (705) 526-5571
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Midland

Midland, ON (Nearby: Penetanguishene, Wyebridge, Port Mcnicoll, Perkinsfield, Clearwater Bay)

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  • Winter layup in Midland
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  • Canada Iron Ore Corp.

525 Dominion Ave.
Midland, Ontario
L4R 4K5

Ontario Tourism Region : Bruce Peninsula, Southern Georgian Bay and Lake Simcoe

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 16,406. In Tay T., Simcoe C., on Georgian Bay just N of Hwy 12, 51 km NW of either Barrie or Orillia.
  • French Jesuit missionaries established the mission of Sainte-Marie-Among-the-Hurons (3 km SE of the present site of Midland) in 1639 and opened the frrst hospital and church in Ontario.
  • The mission was a fortified place of refuge for Huron Indian converts. When the Iroquois destroyed the Huron nation the outpost was burned by the missionaries and abandoned in 1649.
  • Fathers Gabriel Lalemant and Jean de Brebeufwere captured by the Iroquois and tortured to death. The mission was reconstructed in 1964 and today is a major tourist attraction.
  • On a hill overlooking the reconstructed Sainte Marie is the twin-spired Jesuit Martyrs' Shrine built in 1926, which honours the eight missionaries martyred in Huronia.
  • In 1830, five of the priests were canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.
  • The bay off Severn Sound which is off Georgian Bay and on which Midland is located, was called successively Christendom, Gloucester, and Munday's; the latter for the first settlers, Israel and Asher Munday.
  • They arrived in 1872 along with the Midland Railway, which had been pushed through from Port Hope via Beaverton. John Smith named the place Midland for its location midway between Penetanguishene and Victoria Harbour.
  • Postcards above used with permission from A Great Lakes Treasury of Old Postcards 2007 Lorenzo Marcolin, MD 176 pp. For Copies call the Huronia Museum 705 526 2844 or email

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  • Coal dock
  • 1916
  • W.E. Preston of Midland
  • Before WWII
  • Simcoe Elevator
  • SS Noronic
  • North American, South American and Noronic
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  • before 1955
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Visitors to this page: 28,552     This record last updated: December 7, 2014

Off the beaten track:
  • Sunnyside, Penetanguishene area, 2km
  • Portage Park, 3km
  • Tiffin, 2km
  • Firth's Corners, 2km
  • Midland Point, 4km
  • Ogden's Beach, 3km
  • Elimere Point, 3km
  • Martyrs Shrine, 4km
  • Howes Corners, 3km
  • Old Fort, 4km
  • Triple Bay Park, 4km
  • Wyebridge, 6km
  • Penetang, 5km
  • Grandview Beach, 5km
  • Evans Corner, 5km
  • McMillan, 6km
  • Port McNicoll, 6km
  • Highland Point, 7km
  • Paradise Point, 6km
  • Peekaboo Point, 8km
  • Elliotts Corners, 7km
  • Northwest Basin, 8km
  • Mertz's Corner, 9km
  • Petaguishene Beach, 8km
  • Coutnac Beach, 9km
  • Toanche, 8km
  • Marygrove, 10km
  • Victoria Park, 7km
  • Ebenezer, Penetanguishene area, 9km
  • Perkinsfield, 8km
  • Farlain Lake, 9km
  • Clearwater Beach, 11km
  • Wyevale, 11km
  • Lefaives Corners, 9km
  • Riverside, Penetanguishene area, 10km
  • Victoria Harbour, 9km
  • Sunset Beach, Penetanguishene area, 9km
  • Cawaja Beach, 10km
  • Sawlog Bay, 13km
  • Waverley, 13km
  • Melduf, 10km
  • Ossossane Beach, 12km
  • Balm Beach, 11km
  • Wolverine Beach, 13km
  • Robin's Point, 10km
  • Ardmore Beach, 11km
  • Wymbolwood Beach, 13km
  • Randolph, 11km
  • Caswell's Beach, 11km
  • Kettle's Beach, 14km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Little Lake, 2km
  • Mud Lake, 4km
  • St. Andrews Lake, 5km
  • Lalligan Lake, 6km
  • Farlain Lake, 10km
  • Gignac Lake, 13km
  • Kettle's Lake, 13km
  • Macey Lake, 12km
  • Fairy Lake, 16km
  • Goblin Lake, 17km
  • Barron's Lake, 14km
  • Orr Lake, 17km
  • Bearshead Lake, 18km
  • Buck Lake, 19km
  • Little Lake, 15km
  • Baxter Lake, 18km
  • McCrae Lake, 21km
  • Stuart Lake, 20km
  • Cognashene Lake, 23km
  • Cranberry Lake, 17km
  • Gloucester Pool, 18km
  • McDonald Lake, 22km
  • Rumbles Mill Pond, 22km
  • Six Mile Lake, 21km
  • Lalonde Lake, 25km
  • Lake St. Patrick, 26km
  • Boot Lake, 25km
  • Bear Lake, 25km
  • Burrows Lake, 20km
  • Blue Lagoon, 27km
  • Rabbit Lake, 27km
  • MacLean Lake, 20km
  • Otter Lake, 20km
  • Gibson Lake, 26km
  • Mountain Lake, 22km
  • Loudon Lake, 28km
  • Burwash Lake, 28km
  • Marl Lake, 28km
  • Go Home Lake, 29km
  • Swan Lake, 28km
  • Coldwater Lake, 28km
  • Galbraith Lake, 29km
  • Tea Lake, 23km
  • Sahanatien Lake, 28km
  • Horseshoe Lake, 23km
  • Surerus Lake, 31km
  • Tate Lake, 30km
  • Doran Lake, 30km
  • Lone Lake, 26km
  • A-frame Lake, 24km