Roadside-attraction showdown: Let the voting begin

TVO.org has been touring the province to bring you Ontario’s weirdest, wackiest, and biggest attractions. Now it’s time to pick your favourite
By TVO.org staff - Published on Aug 30, 2021
Left: Big Bruce (Courtesy of Mark Davis) Right: Husky the Muskie (Wikimedia Commons/Pclerkin)

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Since July, TVO.org has been profiling some of Ontario’s most colourful personalities: the giant fish, coins, snowmen, and cheeses that dot roadways across the province. 

Now it’s time to make your voices heard, and vote for your favourites.

Which roadside attraction will take the showdown crown?

Check out all the contestants here.



graphic showing the voting brackets described below
(Matthew O'Mara)


Here’s the voting schedule.

Monday, August 30 — Round 1:

Niagara's Floral Clock vs. Wawa's Goose >>> Winner: Goose

Sudbury's Big Nickel vs. Campbellford's Giant Toonie >>> Winner: Big Nickel

Amaranth's Giant Golf Bag vs. Beardmore's Snowman >>> Winner: Snowman

Perth's Mammoth Cheese vs. Chesley's Big Bruce >>> Winner: Big Bruce


Tuesday, August 31 — Round 1:

Toronto's Giant Thimble vs. Sault Ste. Marie's Giant Baseball >>> Winner: Baseball

Hamilton's Gas Globe vs. Gravenhurst's Muskoka Chair >>> Winner: Gas Globe

Kenora's Husky the Muskie vs. Ottawa's Giant Spider >>> Winner: Husky the Muskie

Colborne's Big Apple vs. Moonbeam's Flying Saucer >>> Winner: Big Apple


Wednesday, September 1 — Quarter-finals:

First matchup: Wawa's Goose vs. Sudbury's Big Nickel

Second matchup: Beardmore's Snowman vs. Chesley's Big Bruce 

Third matchup: Sault Ste. Marie's Giant Baseball vs. Hamilton's Gas Globe

Fourth matchup: Kenora's Husky the Muskie vs. Colborne's Big Apple


Thursday, September 2 — Semi-finals:

First matchup: Wawa's Goose vs. Chesley's Big Bruce >>> Winner: Big Bruce

Second matchup: Hamilton's Gas Globe vs. Kenora's Husky the Muskie >>> Winner: Husky the Muskie


Friday, September 3 — Final:

Chesley's Big Bruce  vs. Kenora's Husky the Muskie


Tuesday, September 7: 

Winner announced


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