I can talk about the bad geology of the Ottawa region, since it is on the very fringes of Ontario. A long time ago, we were actually looking at putting in a nuclear plant at Chat's Falls, just north of Ottawa. A quick workup of the geology and seismic hazard, put the seismic design basis at a level beyond our ability to design, and the project was quietly dropped.
Ottawa used to be as good as the best rock in Ontario, but got hammered by the Wilson Cycles, which are the repeated opening and closing of the oceans that have been going on for the last few billion years. The opening before the current Atlantic opening was the formation of the Iapetus Ocean. When this happened poor Ottawa got ripped apart with the Ottawa-Bonnechere Graben which is an aulocogen (failed rift). You can really see the rip in the DEM images!
That wasn't enough for Ottawa! When the current Atlantic started opening, the Great Meteor Hotspot was passed over, leaving a giant track of volcanism and fractured rock. Think of a giant key being dragged over the underside of the continental car body!
Here's a graphic of some of the mess around there.
I've managed another one of my fancy DEM's for a section of the Ottawa Graben.
You can see the straight gashes on both sides. As if that weren't enough, Ottawa then got dunked into the sea by the glaciers, and all sorts of marine clay was deposited. As mentioned in this article (started by me) quick clay is nasty stuff. It can turn into soup, right under your feet.
So, three cheers for Ottawa, which acts like it isn't part of Ontario anyway..