Ms. Anitha and Ms. Sadia
Information about Ontario
-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.
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.
-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).
-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.
WATER AND LAND
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.