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Facts on Ontario

Ontario is the second largest province in Canada and about 80% of the population live in cities in the southern part of the province.The economy in northern Ontario centres on natural resources, especially forestry and mining. Southern Ontario is heavily industrialized, serving both Canadian and U.S. markets.

Date Ontario Entered Confederation

July 1, 1867

Area of Ontario

Ontario is Canada's second-largest province, 1,076,395 sq. km (415,598 sq. miles) (Natural Resources Canada, 2001)


177,398 square kilometres (68,490 square miles), including 250,000 lakes and about one-third of the world's fresh water.

Population of Ontario

12,851,821 (Statistics Canada, 2001 Census)

Aboriginal peoples in Ontario

For more information go to Six Nations, Ontario First Nations, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Indigenous Services Canada

Residents are known as


Capital City of Ontario

Toronto - located on Lake Ontario and is Canada's largest city

Time Zones

Most of Ontario is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. Some of Western/Northern Ontario is in the Central Time Zone.

Famous Canadians from Ontario


For weather information: Ontario Weather


Discover Southern Ontario
Ontario Travel Blog
Northeastern Ontario

Just some facts - For you information (FYI)

  • One of the world's largest collections of lilacs is at Ontario's Royal Botanical Gardens
  • The world's largest concentration of freshwater islands - Georgian Bay's 30,000 islands.
  • Algonquin Park is one of the best places in the world to view moose. On Thursday nights in August and September (before Labour Day), up to 600 cars will gather along Hwy 60 to hear wolves howl.



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map of Ontario

credit: The Atlas of Canada (Natural Resources Canada)


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