- Paris, Ontario
Paris (2006 Urban Area population, 11,177) is a community on the Grand River in
Ontario, Canada. In 1999, its town government was amalgamated into that of the County of Brant, Ontario, thus ending about 149 years as a separate incorporated municipality.
The town was first settled in 1829 when Hiram Capron bought the land and built a mill on the present townsite. The town of Paris was officially established in 1850. Since the late 1990s, Paris has experienced substantial population growth, which may be in part attributed to the rising popularity of rural communities among GTA bound
commuters(see bedroom community), and the completion of Highway 403 between Hamilton and Woodstock.
The first "long distance" telephone call was made on August 10, 1876, by the father of the inventor of the telephone,
Alexander Melville Bell, from downtown Brantford. Alexander Graham Bellreceived the call at a telegraph office located at 91 Grand River Street North in Paris. Paris, Ontario, is also the transmitter site for a number of broadcast radio and TV stations serving the Brantfordand Kitchener-Waterlooareas. The actual tower site is 475 Ayr Road, just south of Ayr, Ontarioand it was erected and owned by Global Television Networkin [http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listings_and_histories/television/histories.php?id=7&historyID=30 1973] for CIII-TV. It leases space for broadcast clients including Conestoga College's campus radiostation CJIQ as well as rebroadcasters of CBLA, CBL-FM, CJBC-FMand CBLN-1.
Paris was not only referred to as "the cobblestone capital of Canada" (in reference to a number of aged cobblestone houses) but also as "the prettiest town in Canada", even though
Goderich, Ontario"officially" has this title. Paris, Ontario, is located at coord|43|12|N|80|23|W|.
Paris was named for the nearby deposits of
gypsum, used to make plaster of Paris.
The town hosts an annual "Fall Fair", a carnival which takes place over the
Labour Dayweekend. The Fall Fair features several rural lifestyle exhibits, as well as a midway which is complete with carnival games, rides, demolition derbies, Armchair Quarterback, and the Gravitron.
Movies shot in Paris
Away from Her" (2006)
Blood & Guts" (1978)
Ordinary Magic" (1993)
Phil the Alien" (exteriors) (2005)
Shadow Builders" (1998)
* "" (1994) (Television)
The Hard Part Begins" (1973)
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio" (2005)
Syl Apps, Olympian in hockey, Toronto Maple Leafsplayer, and Member of Provincial Parliament
Todd Brooker, alpine skier
Deborah Ellis, writer of award-winning children's novels
Natasha Filliol(nee Yaremczuk), Olympic triathlete
George Bernard Flahiff, Roman Catholic Cardinal
Phyllis Gretzky(nee Hockin), mother of Wayne Gretzky. Wayne Gretzky's father, Walter Gretzky, attended high school in Paris from the family farm in nearby Canning, Ontario.
D. Gregor Hagey, feature film cinematographer
Elysia Muise, Canadian Winter Games 2003 gold medalist for ringette
Ted Reader, celebrity chef
Linda Schuyler, television producer of " Degrassi"
Barry Silverthorn, documentary producer of " The End of Suburbia"
Albert Walker, infamous conman and convicted killer
Jay Wells, New York Rangersice hockey player champion
John Bemrose, author of The Island Walkers
* The Lions Club of Paris
* The Kiwanis Club of Paris
Buildings and Structures
* CIII Television Tower
* The Historic Arlington Hotel
* The Canadian Tavern
* Paris Branch of the
County of Brant Public Library(a Carnegie Library)
* [http://www.brant.ca The County of Brant]
* [http://www.brant.ca/forvisitors/index.shtml Brant Tourism]
Festivals and Events
* [http://www.brant.ca/forvisitors/festivalandevents.shtml Brants Festivals & Events]
* The Cobblestone Festival
* The Paris Fair
* Springtime in Paris
* Christmas in Paris
At The Forks of The Grand- History book on town
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