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Overview of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada

Woodstock is the largest centre in Oxford County and offers all of the services and amenities expected of a medium-sized Canadian city. Woodstock has many century old homes, abundant parkland and friendly citizens. The city is so welcoming it is known as The Friendly City!

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History of Woodstock, Ontario

Woodstock was first settled in 1800, when it was determined by Sir John Graves Simcoe, governor of what was then known as Upper Canada, that the area would make a good town site. Woodstock was incorporated as a town in 1851 and a city in 1901.

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Woodstock's Demographics

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Woodstock's Climate

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Education in Woodstock, Ontario

Woodstock is serviced by the Thames Valley District School Board and the London District Catholic School Board and has several elementary and secondary schools. Fanshawe College has a satellite campus in Woodstock.

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Transportation around Woodstock, Ontario

The public transit in Woodstock operates several city busses and runs on a 30 minute service route Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:30pm and Saturdays 830am-6:30pm.

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Tourism and Attractions of Woodstock

Explore Woodstock and take in the various local attractions like Woodstock's Peace Lighthouse, a ten storey gallery is home to the largest "icon" collection of its kind in the world, the icons depict the life of Christ. Also housed there is an original stone from the home of St. Peter in Galilee as well as a collection of ancient maps from the holy land. The Woodstock Slots & Raceway is also a great place to check out if you enjoy casino slots and horseracing. An odd attraction in Woodstock is the Springbank Snow Countess Monument-a lifesize concrete statue of a record-setting milk producing Holstein Freisian cow, Snow Countess produced 9,062 pounds of butterfat, which was impressive at that time.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Woodstock
  • Hickson
  • Strathallan
  • Braemar
  • Huntingford
  • Willow Lake
  • Tollgate
  • Perry Lane
  • Embro
  • Cody's Corners
  • Zorra Station
  • Dunn's Corners
  • Rayside
  • Ingersoll
  • Centreville
  • Foldens
  • Hagles Corners
  • Holbrook
  • Sweaburg
  • Curries
  • Bond's Corners
  • Oxford Centre
  • Beachville
  • Forest Estates
  • Innerkip
  • Cassel
  • Eastwood
  • Creditville
  • Burgessville
  • Oriel
  • Beaconsfield
  • Zenda
  • Salford
  • Bright

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Geography of Woodstock, Ontario

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Woodstock's Government

Woodstock's municipal government is represented by a Mayor and five Councillors. City Council meets the first and third Thursday of each month with the exception of July and August. In July and August Council meets once per month. Meetings are held at City Hall (500 Dundas Street) at 7:00 p.m.

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Woodstock's Economy and Industry

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Woodstock's Culture and Significant Events

Woodstock has a weekly Farmers' Market that is held every Saturday at the Woodstock Fairgrounds from 7am till noon. Some of the featured products include cheese, bakery, meat counters, produce, crafts and flowers.

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Sports in Woodstock, Ontario

Woodstock is home to several golf courses and driving ranges for the golf enthusiast.

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Media of Woodstock

Woodstock has one daily newspaper, the Woodstock Sentinel-Review. There are also three FM radio stations; The Hawk Classic Rock, Heart FM and Christian Radio Hope FM.

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