ONTARIO

Ms. Anitha and Ms. Sadia

Information about Ontario

-The province of Ontario is located in Eastern Canada.

-Ontario's capital city is Toronto. Toronto has a large financial district and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE).
-Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is in southeastern Ontario.
-Some other cities are Hamilton, Oshawa, London, Thunder Bay and Windsor.
-Flower - White Trillium, tree - Eastern White Pine, bird - Common Loon

-It is the second largest province. Only Quebec is larger.


reference: http://www.aitc.sk.ca/saskschools/canada/facts/on.html

Location

On the map Ontario can be found between Manitoba and Quebec.

NATIONAL FLAG

The Ontario provincial flag was adopted on May 21, 1965. The Canadian Red Ensign is used with the Union Jack in the upper left hand corner and the Ontario shield of arms on the right side in the middle.


reference: http://www.kidzone.ws/geography/ontario/index.htm

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NATIONAL FLOWER

The white trillium was adopted as the official flower of Ontario in 1937. The white trillium blooms in late April and early May. It begins white, but turns light pink as it ages. The flower is followed by red berries that ripen to a blue-black color.


reference: http://www.kidzone.ws/geography/ontario/index.htm

NATIONAL BIRD

The common loon (or Great Northern loon) is Ontario's official bird. It was adopted as the provincial bird in June 23, 1994. It is also the bird pictured on the Canadian $1 coin.

The common loon is water bird that lives on quiet fresh water lakes and rivers. It is well recognized for it's haunting call.


reference: http://www.kidzone.ws/geography/ontario/index.htm

POPULATION

-More people live in Ontario than in any other province.
-Ontario is the home of over 13.2 million people. (2010)
-The southern area of the province has ninety percent of the population.
-The largest city is Toronto with 5.7 million people in the Greater Toronto Area (2010 estimate).


reference: http://www.aitc.sk.ca/saskschools/canada/facts/on.html

RESOURCES

-Northern Ontario is rich in forests, minerals and hydroelectric power.
-Zinc, nickel, platinum, uranium, oil, natural gas, copper, gold, silver and iron ore are mined.
-Ontario is the main producer of nickel, cobalt, salt and magnesium in Canada
-The main industry is manufacturing of automobiles and auto parts.
-Building materials, wood pulp and paper are the main forestry products.
-Agriculture includes grain farms; fruit and vegetable farms; poultry, livestock and dairy farms.
-The province is the leading producer of fruits and vegetables in Canada.
-There are vineyards and wineries near Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
-Several newspapers and magazines are published in Ontario.
-Toronto is Canada's financial centre.


reference: http://www.aitc.sk.ca/saskschools/canada/facts/on.html

WATER AND LAND

-The land is divided into three regions -
Canadian Shield, St. Lawrence Lowlands and Appalachian Region
-About 90 % of Québec is in the Canadian Shield Region.
-The Shield is rocky, with forests, lakes and rivers.
-Forests cover over half of Québec.
-The Lowlands are along the St. Lawrence River.
-This is the agricultural region and where most of the people live.
-The St. Lawrence River (over 1200 km. long) links Québec to the Atlantic Ocean.
-Ships sail inland on the St. Lawrence River.
-The Appalachian Region in the southeastern area of the province consists of weathered mountains.
-Québec has more fresh water than any other province.
-There are more than one million lakes and thousands of waterways.


reference: http://www.aitc.sk.ca/saskschools/canada/facts/qc.html

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