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Midland is a town located on Georgian Bay in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. It is part of the Huronia region of Central Ontario.Situated at the southern end of Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands, Midland is the economic centre of the region, with a 125-bed hospital and a local airport (Midland/Huronia Airport). It is the main town of the southern Georgian Bay area. In the summer months, the area's population grows to over 100,000 with seasonal visitors to more than 8,000 cottages, resort hotels, provincial and national parks in the surrounding municipalities of Penetanguishene, Tiny and Tay.HistoryThe town of Midland was founded when, in 1871, the Midland Railway of Canada selected the sparsely populated community of Mundy's Bay as the new terminus of the Midland railway. At that time the Midland railway ran from Port Hope to Beaverton. The town site was surveyed in 1872–3 and the line to the town was completed by 1879. Settlers, attracted by the convenience of rail service, soon began to move into the area. The company sold off lots in town (Midland City) to help finance the settlement. The village (incorporated in 1878) thrived based on Georgian Bay shipping and the lumber and grain trade. Incorporated into a town in 1890, a number of light industrial companies have established themselves in the area and tourism in the southern Georgian Bay area also contributes to the economy. Midland is in Ontario. Use our Canada trip itinerary builder site to arrange your visit to Midland and any other destinations in Canada that take your fancy.
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Algonquin Provincial Park Day Tour from Toronto BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $151
Duration: 12 hours
Skip the Line: 1:30 pm Canopy Tour at Haliburton Forest Ticket BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $84
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Parks Canada - Discovery Pass BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $54
Duration: 1 to 365 days
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