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Map of Canada with Ontario highlighted

Ontario is a province of Canada, located in east-central Canada. It is Canada’s second largest in total area. It is home to the nation’s capital, Ottawa.

Ontario is bordered by Manitoba on its west, Hudson Bay on its north, Quebec on its east, and by three states of the United States to its south (from west to east): Minnesota, Michigan, and New York. Ohio and Pennsylvania are across Lake Erie.

The province is named after Lake Ontario, which is thought to have been derived from Ontarí:io, a Huron (Wyandot) word meaning “great lake”, or possibly skanadario which means “beautiful water” in the Iroquoian languages. Ontario contains about 250,000 freshwater lakes.

Province and City links

Government of Ontario, Canada Gouvernement de l Ontario, Canada
The official website of the Government of the Province of Ontario, Canada Le site Web autorisé du gouvernement de l Ontario, Canada
City of Barrie CMA (Innisfil, Springwater)
The city was named in 1833 after Sir Robert Barrie, who was in charge of the naval forces in Canada and frequently commanded forces through the city and along the Nine Mile Portage.
City of Hamilton CMA (Burlington, Grimsby)
Hamilton is a port city in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was conceived by George Hamilton when he purchased the Durand farm shortly after the War of 1812.
City of Kingston
Comprising the former City of Kingston, former Kingston Township and former Pittsburgh Township, the new City of Kingston came into being on January 1, 1998.
City of Kitchener CMA (Cambridge, Waterloo)
Kitchener is a city in Southern Ontario, Canada. It was the Town of Berlin from 1854 until 1912 and the City of Berlin from 1912 until 1916.
City of London CMA (St. Thomas, Strathroy-Caradoc)
London is in Southwestern Ontario along the Quebec City – Windsor Corridor. The city is named after London, England.
City of Oshawa CMA (Whitby, Clarington)
Oshawa is on the Lake Ontario shoreline. The name Oshawa originates from the Ojibwa term aazhaway, meaning “the crossing place” or just “(a)cross”.
City of Ottawa CMA (Clarence-Rockland)
Ottawa is a beautiful city year-round with more than 1000 parks across the city.
City of St. Catharines CMA (Niagara Falls, Welland)
The Garden City ia a great place to live for young and old, families and individuals alike.
City of Sudbury CMA (Whitefish Lake, Wanapitei Reserve)
The community was renamed for Sudbury, Suffolk in England, the hometown of Canadian Pacific Railway commissioner James Worthington’s wife.
City of Toronto CMA (Mississauga, Brampton, Pickering)
One of North America s most dynamic regions Toronto is the capital city of the Province of Ontario.
City of Windsor CMA (Lakeshore, LaSalle)
Windsor’s nickname is the “Rose City” or the “City of Roses”. Windsor has designated a rose known as Liebeszauber (Love’s Magic) as the City of Windsor Rose.
Statistics Canada’s measure of a “metro area”, the Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), roughly bundles together population figures from the core municipality with those from “commuter” municipalities.

Other places in Ontario Province:

Ottawa Tourism
Official Ottawa Travel website guide to Canada’s Capital region.
The Harp Pub
Located in the heart of Port Credit,Mississauga the Harp remains the oldest bar in Port Credit and is well-versed in the art of hospitality.
Wave Room
The Wave Room is Mississauga ‘s newest meeting venue designed for the corporate market. A discreet and professional alternative to hotel facilities.


The 400-series highways are a network of controlled-access highways throughout the southern portion of the Canadian province of Ontario. They make up the primary vehicular network in the south of the province, and they connect to numerous border crossings with the U.S. Other provincial highways and regional roads inter-connect the remainder of the province.

Via Rail operates the inter-regional passenger train service on the Quebec City – Windsor Corridor, along with The Canadian, a transcontinental rail service from Toronto to Vancouver, and the Sudbury – White River train. Additionally, Amtrak rail connects Ontario with key New York cities including Buffalo, Albany, and New York City. Ontario Northland provides rail service to destinations as far north as Moosonee near James Bay, connecting them with the south.

Most Ontario cities have regional airports, many of which have scheduled commuter flights. Toronto Pearson International Airport is the nation’s busiest airport.

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