Ontario is often seen by the rest of Canada as an arrogant, self-centred region that believes it’s the most important place in the country. Many have even gone as far as to call it the alleged “centre of the universe” for its perceived conceitedness.
But Ontario is so much more than that, and one map attempts to prove that by labelling the province’s main areas with honest descriptors. If ever you needed to learn about Ontario, all you’d need to do is look at the map and you’ll get a pretty well-rounded summary of it. Though the map is minimalistic and only uses a few words, it’s still a great resource for learning about Ontario; perhaps even more valuable than a textbook…
The map maker covered all of the basics: the northern areas of the province are described as a “forgotten wasteland” that is riddled with all the things one would expect to see in such area, like bugs, trees and mining. The extreme north regions are described with the statement “nobody cares”, which unfortunately does bear some truth.
The southern regions of the province seem to be described pretty accurately as well. Iconic landmarks like the “Big Nickel” and “wind turbines” are used to describe outer cities like Sudbury and Windsor, while other common characteristics like “tourists” and “traffic” are used to describe inner cities like Toronto.
Here’s how Canadians online responded to the map: