The Mennonite Country

A Mennonite farm.

Mennonites are a part of the Ontario's cultural heritage. Their ancestors arrived to the Waterloo region in the late eighteenth century from Pennsylvania and actively participated in building of what is today the most industrialized and high-tech region of Canada. Despite all today's technology, Mennonites managed to maintain their rural agricultural life style and their presence on the country roads and in the streets of tranquil villages brings back the memories of pioneering and settling of the American West. The pictures and notes on these pages want to inspire a casual visitor of Toronto or Waterloo to hop in a bus or a car and discover the long forgotten past of Ontario.