Goderich The Essential
This town was founded in 1828 as the terminus of the Huron Road, a right-of-way built in the early 19C to encourage settlement of southern Ontario. It was named after Lord Goderich, the British prime minister. The town is uncommonly pretty, with wide, tree-lined residential streets radiating like the spokes of a wheel from an octagonal square, surrounded by shops and restaurants. On a visit, Queen Elizabeth II called Goderich "the prettiest town in Canada."