I grew up in london, but used to go to muskoka , ottawa , Algongquin park etc.
For tires I *** Highly reccomend Nokian Rotiva LT 2's if you just want to run one set of tires.
They are are real all weather , snowflake rated tires you can run year round. I have driven them up to ski hills out here in bc no problem, fantastic in the rain and smooth on the highway.
I've had michelin LTx's I hated them , except in summer.
For dedicated snows I bought hakkpelitta studded but that was for mountain pass driving .I'm skipping putting them on this year as I recovering from knee surgery so skipping boarding season this year