Well, after relating all of the issues that I had on my trip, my mom suggested that I own a road map for Ontario. She didn't realize i didn't even own a basic one.
Well, I have the laptop, and until recently, I had a good copy of streets and trips installed that doesn't need a constant internet connection. Worked fine for me, until it became so outdated it wasn't worth it anymore.
After the stop at the Walmart north of Waterloo, and the free casual perusal of their Ontario map book, I am sold. I will be purchasing the book before my next trip.
Or maybe I'll just get a newer version of Streets and Trips?