16 great Ontario oddball icons

WhatsOn Oct 17, 2014 by Gord Bowes Metroland Media

Vulcan, Alta., has its Starship Enterprise, and St. Paul, Alta., has its UFO Landing Pad, but Ontario is no slouch when it comes to great oddball icons. Check out these amazing monuments during your travels across the province. All of them are worth getting out of the car for a closer look and a photo.

 

1. The Big Apple, a 35-foot high red building along Highway 401 in Colborne.

big apple

 

2. The 27-foot toonie coin in Campbellford.

toonie

 

3. A seven-ton limestone carving of Wiarton Willie.

wiarton willie

 

4. A 45-foot fiberglass Brontosaurus and 12-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex along Highway 6 in Flamborough.

brontosaurus

 

5. The 28-foot-tall Trout in Larder Lake.

trout

 

6. Multiple giant Thermometers mark White River as "The Coldest Spot in Canada."

thermometer

 

7. Muddy the Catfish is a 50-foot-long, 27-foot-high statue in Dunnville.

muddy catfish

 

8. A Mosquito with a 15-foot wingspan Carrying a Man in Upsala.

 

9. Guy-Paul Treefall, a 20-foot-tall lumberjack in Iroquois Falls that was once accused of giving motorists the finger.

treefall

 

10. Jumbo the Elephant, a life-sized 12-foot-tall statue of a giant circus elephant that was killed in St. Thomas.

jumbo elephant

 

11. Chimo the 35-foot Polar Bear in Cochrane.

chimo

 

12. The Giant Nickel in Sudbury, a 30-foot replica of a 1951 Canadian five-cent coin. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this statue.

nickel

 

13. Ms. Claybelt the Cow, an 18-foot statue in Temiskaming Shores that represents the farmlands that benefit from a vast tract of fertile soil in the area.

claybelt cow

 

14. A 35-foot Snowman in Beardmore.

snowman

 

15. A 17-foot statue of Big Joe Muffraw, forever in song thanks to Stompin' Tom Connors, in Mattawa.

muffraw

 

16. "My Favorite Martian"-style UFO, a 20-foot-wide Flying Saucer in Moonbeam.

ufo

 

16 great Ontario oddball icons

WhatsOn Oct 17, 2014 by Gord Bowes Metroland Media

Vulcan, Alta., has its Starship Enterprise, and St. Paul, Alta., has its UFO Landing Pad, but Ontario is no slouch when it comes to great oddball icons. Check out these amazing monuments during your travels across the province. All of them are worth getting out of the car for a closer look and a photo.

 

1. The Big Apple, a 35-foot high red building along Highway 401 in Colborne.

big apple

 

2. The 27-foot toonie coin in Campbellford.

toonie

 

3. A seven-ton limestone carving of Wiarton Willie.

wiarton willie

 

4. A 45-foot fiberglass Brontosaurus and 12-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex along Highway 6 in Flamborough.

brontosaurus

 

5. The 28-foot-tall Trout in Larder Lake.

trout

 

6. Multiple giant Thermometers mark White River as "The Coldest Spot in Canada."

thermometer

 

7. Muddy the Catfish is a 50-foot-long, 27-foot-high statue in Dunnville.

muddy catfish

 

8. A Mosquito with a 15-foot wingspan Carrying a Man in Upsala.

 

9. Guy-Paul Treefall, a 20-foot-tall lumberjack in Iroquois Falls that was once accused of giving motorists the finger.

treefall

 

10. Jumbo the Elephant, a life-sized 12-foot-tall statue of a giant circus elephant that was killed in St. Thomas.

jumbo elephant

 

11. Chimo the 35-foot Polar Bear in Cochrane.

chimo

 

12. The Giant Nickel in Sudbury, a 30-foot replica of a 1951 Canadian five-cent coin. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this statue.

nickel

 

13. Ms. Claybelt the Cow, an 18-foot statue in Temiskaming Shores that represents the farmlands that benefit from a vast tract of fertile soil in the area.

claybelt cow

 

14. A 35-foot Snowman in Beardmore.

snowman

 

15. A 17-foot statue of Big Joe Muffraw, forever in song thanks to Stompin' Tom Connors, in Mattawa.

muffraw

 

16. "My Favorite Martian"-style UFO, a 20-foot-wide Flying Saucer in Moonbeam.

ufo

 

16 great Ontario oddball icons

WhatsOn Oct 17, 2014 by Gord Bowes Metroland Media

Vulcan, Alta., has its Starship Enterprise, and St. Paul, Alta., has its UFO Landing Pad, but Ontario is no slouch when it comes to great oddball icons. Check out these amazing monuments during your travels across the province. All of them are worth getting out of the car for a closer look and a photo.

 

1. The Big Apple, a 35-foot high red building along Highway 401 in Colborne.

big apple

 

2. The 27-foot toonie coin in Campbellford.

toonie

 

3. A seven-ton limestone carving of Wiarton Willie.

wiarton willie

 

4. A 45-foot fiberglass Brontosaurus and 12-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex along Highway 6 in Flamborough.

brontosaurus

 

5. The 28-foot-tall Trout in Larder Lake.

trout

 

6. Multiple giant Thermometers mark White River as "The Coldest Spot in Canada."

thermometer

 

7. Muddy the Catfish is a 50-foot-long, 27-foot-high statue in Dunnville.

muddy catfish

 

8. A Mosquito with a 15-foot wingspan Carrying a Man in Upsala.

 

9. Guy-Paul Treefall, a 20-foot-tall lumberjack in Iroquois Falls that was once accused of giving motorists the finger.

treefall

 

10. Jumbo the Elephant, a life-sized 12-foot-tall statue of a giant circus elephant that was killed in St. Thomas.

jumbo elephant

 

11. Chimo the 35-foot Polar Bear in Cochrane.

chimo

 

12. The Giant Nickel in Sudbury, a 30-foot replica of a 1951 Canadian five-cent coin. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this statue.

nickel

 

13. Ms. Claybelt the Cow, an 18-foot statue in Temiskaming Shores that represents the farmlands that benefit from a vast tract of fertile soil in the area.

claybelt cow

 

14. A 35-foot Snowman in Beardmore.

snowman

 

15. A 17-foot statue of Big Joe Muffraw, forever in song thanks to Stompin' Tom Connors, in Mattawa.

muffraw

 

16. "My Favorite Martian"-style UFO, a 20-foot-wide Flying Saucer in Moonbeam.

ufo