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
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
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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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