Ticks in Southern Ontario in Canada Posted June 4, 2008 Last week my son helped me do a bit of gardening around the house here in Hamilton Ontario and I would have never thought to check him for tics before bed. The next morning he woke up with one baried in his chest. He didn't know what it was so he pulled it out during his bath that morning. The little bugger (the tic, not my son) left a big hole in his chest. My wife called telehealth and they did not seem to be too alarmed, they just said to keep an eye on him.