Woodstock Travel Guide, Ontario
The city of Woodstock happens to be the county seat for the Oxford County situated somewhere in the south western region of Ontario, Canada. The city of Woodstock is situated around 130 kilometers from the capital of Canada (namely Toronto).
The city of Woodstock has its own Airport which is called as Woodstock Airport. This airport is situated around 4.5 kilometers away from the heart of the city and hence is easily accessible for the locals of the city as well as the tourists that hit the city. The city of Woodstock also has intercity railway system that connects various parts of the city with each other. A huge network of buses also connects various sections of this city. Two major highways that are located in the proximity of this city are Highway 403 and Highway 401. Other then these major highways the city of Woodstock also has many smaller highways and a huge chain roads for local public transport.
A huge damn named as Pittock Dam was built somewhere in the year of 1967 and around US $4 million were spent for the complete construction of this huge damn. The major purpose for building this damn was to control the downstream water flow so as to control the floods which used to regularly hit the communities located downstream of the river. The damn also controls the flow of water that is running downstream. Around US $40000 are being spent daily in the maintenance of this damn.
The city of Woodstock has grown immensely in terms of media in last couple of years. As of now the city of Woodstock has its personal newspaper named as Woodstock Sentinel - Review which is controlled by the Sun Media Corporation. The city of Woodstock also has around three FM radio channels namely classic rock, Christian music, and adult contemporary.
The economy for the city of Woodstock has also grown considerably in last couple of years. The major jump came when the Toyota Motor Company started its automobile plant in the city of Woodstock. Around US $800 million were invested in this plant in the year 2005 when the plan to construct this plant was launched. The plant was spread over an area of around 1000 acres and this reflects the kind of boom which this plant might have provided to the economy of Woodstock.
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