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Lansdowne, a popular place name in Canada, is often misspelled. This geographical name comes from the name of Lord Lansdowne, a British peer who was governor general of Canada from 1883 to 1888.

  • Lansdowne, Ontario, is located just off the Thousand Islands Parkway.