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Old 10-18-2015, 11:47 PM
 
Location: BC Canada
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As a former Londoner, Eastern Ontario started in Pickering and Northern Ontario started in Goderich. It all depends on your perspective.
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Old 10-19-2015, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Thornhill, Ontario
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I went to university in Peterborough, which I would agree is part of Central Ontario, but it's in the Kawarthas cottage-country area, not the Muskokas. Also, I disagree that it's under the influence of the GTA, Ptbo is quite an independent feeling place with a hip downtown.
As for Eastern Ontario, to me it always started east of the line Belleville - Havelock. The stretch from Oshawa to Belleville still feels dominated by the 401 and a GTA commuter work culture. Just my impression.
Not sure if it applies to a place like Trenton though.
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Thornhill, Ontario
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The drive between Cobourg and Trenton on the 401 is 40 minutes and there aren't many towns of significant population in between. I believe that Cobourg and Port Hope fit into a "grey area." There are probably commuters from those towns, but not to extent of let's say Bowmanville. I'll still go with my Trent-Severn border.
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Old 10-19-2015, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Regardless of distance, the cutting off point would be most people tend to go to Ottawa for "big city" stuff like shopping, sports, concerts, as opposed to Toronto.

To me that point would be Kingston (which is a split between Ottawa and Toronto in terms of influence).
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Old 10-27-2015, 03:08 PM
 
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For postal codes, Port Hope/Cobourg is the borderline between "L" and "K" but I think the 613 area code starts in Brighton. When postal codes were established Port Hope was in Durham County and Cobourg was in Northumberland County.
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Thornhill, Ontario
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For postal codes, Port Hope/Cobourg is the borderline between "L" and "K" but I think the 613 area code starts in Brighton. When postal codes were established Port Hope was in Durham County and Cobourg was in Northumberland County.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure it starts in Brighton. Colborne, Ontario which is just W of Brighton along Highway 2 is in the 905 area code. I didn't know about Port Hope originally being in Durham County.
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Thornhill, Ontario
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Regardless of distance, the cutting off point would be most people tend to go to Ottawa for "big city" stuff like shopping, sports, concerts, as opposed to Toronto.

To me that point would be Kingston (which is a split between Ottawa and Toronto in terms of influence).
I'd also be curious to know how far east one could still buy a Toronto newspaper vs. Ottawa newspaper in a convenience store.
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I'd also be curious to know how far east one could still buy a Toronto newspaper vs. Ottawa newspaper in a convenience store.
In many OTTAWA convenience stores you can buy Toronto papers - definitely the Globe and the Post, and very often the Star. Not so much the Sun.

So it's probably best to ask the question going in the other direction. How far west can you find Ottawa papers? I'd say Kingston maybe? But probably not in all of them.

Brockville and the Thousand Islands region definitely have the Ottawa papers.
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Old 10-29-2015, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Thornhill, Ontario
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In many OTTAWA convenience stores you can buy Toronto papers - definitely the Globe and the Post, and very often the Star. Not so much the Sun.

So it's probably best to ask the question going in the other direction. How far west can you find Ottawa papers? I'd say Kingston maybe? But probably not in all of them.

Brockville and the Thousand Islands region definitely have the Ottawa papers.
Aren't the Globe and Post theoretical national papers? But, if you can guy the Star in Ottawa then that's a moot point anyways.

I know you can find both Ottawa and Toronto papers in Gananoque. I haven't really tried it out in Kingston lately.
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:00 PM
 
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I associate UEL culture more with Eastern Ontario than with Central Ontario. Which is another argument for putting Prince Edward, Hastings and Lennox & Addington in Eastern Ontario.
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