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The Big Apple Questions & Answers

Lively,Ontario

I am curious about when the original "Big Apple" opened. My mother brought me there many years ago to buy some fruit.

It was very visible from the highway then.

6 months ago Answer

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Lesley T
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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The Big Apple opened in 1984 and has continued to evolve since then! It took almost 5 years for its vision to become a reality so, yes late '70s would have had something here, then. Our apple-shaped observatory is a unique, Canadian landmark which we endearingly call 'Mr. Applehead' which is also our mascot! He got his new 'face' in 2013. We hope this helps and that you'll visit us soon!

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According to a story produced by CBC's show Venture in 1988, The Big Apple was opened in 1976 by an Australian ex-pat.

It doesn't look like links can be posted, but the story can be viewed through CBC's digital archives on their website and is called "Big Apple Dreams In Colborne".

6 months ago
Ottawa, Canada
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I'm not sure when it opened but I know it's been around since at least the late 1970´s as that is the first time my parents took me there. It was a much smaller venu back then.

6 months ago
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