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Hey mamas! I need some advice please. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> My dh and I are interested in moving to Ontario but we have no idea where to start looking? What are some cool places to live?? I need a place that has a decent health food store/coop for shopping. We plan on buying our own land and growing most of our own food eventually but for other things I really need a one place to get everything. (Right now we only have a smaller hfs and prices kill me!) Anyways, we'll be living out of town and plan on having dd in Montessori so, a place that offers that would be great.<br><br>
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we are doing the same thing. We are gonna move in about a year to Ontario. London Ontario is beautiful, but not much farmland, however there is land all around it. We are buying some land there , dh is one of the managers of a huge uniform business and they want him to move out there soon. From most people I talk to they say London is one of the nicest.My mom grew up there. Lindsey is nice too. I hate Toronto too muggy. There is alot of cheap land there. If we sold our place we would have a very small mortgage and get 30 times the amount we have here.
 

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Well, I'm biased, but Bruce County Ontario is awesome. We live outside of Kincardine Ontario in a hamlet of 12 families. Kincardine amalgamated a bunch of townships in the late 90s and now counts it's pop at around 12,000 I think. It's lakefront (Huron - you can actually swim in it), artsy (great theatre guild, health food store, naturopath, galleries), very stable economically and the farms are very affordable. And there is a Waldorf school within driving distance, in Paisely Ontario (which is also a beautiful, alt little town).
 

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Here's where I'd look:<br><br>
Kingston(university hippy town)<br>
Ottawa Valley Area (still some cheap land around there)<br>
Peterborough (a great network of envirokids there)<br>
Guelph(small, eco-friendly town with weekly organic market; also know as Robert Munsch's hometown)<br>
Owen Sound<br>
Toronto, of course, we have a health food store every other block; Transit is great...<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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I would second Kingston and the surrounding area. My brother and sister in law live on a a small farm outside Kingston in Joyceville and their kids went to Montesorri school in Kingston. Makes for a lot of driving though.<br><br>
chloeM suggested London but I think land around there is VERY expensive because it is very good farm land with lots of factory farms, especially compared to the relatively rocky soil around Kingston. I guess property values are relative though, it depends where you're coming from.
 

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Thanks for all the imput ladies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm gonna search all places on the map and we'll have to plan a trip sometime. I think that would be the best way to choose. I was also suggested Hamilton, which isn't far from Toronto.
 

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we definitely want to stay away from factory farms.
 

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I would recomend bruce or grey countrys (these include Owen sound, Durham and Hanover) There is lots of land that is resonaply priced. Great farmers markets in the areas. Waldorf and Montisorri schools in close proximetry. The center of natral living in ontario (guelph) is about an 1- 1 1/2 hours away and has all sorts of things. Living in Guelph is expensive - thats why I recomend further north.
 
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