10 Interesting Ontario Facts

Thursday, September 11th 2014. | Provinces

Get the interesting ideas about Ontario Facts in the following post below. Ontario is one of the most visited provinces in Canada.  It is a home to more than 12 million people.  Many Canadian people like to reside in Ontario. Here are the detail facts about Ontario for you:

Ontario Facts 1: the land area

The land area in Ontario is 344,092 square miles or 894,639 square kilometers.  It is called as the second largest province in Canada. The water in country province occupies the area of 68,490 square miles or 177,398 square kilometers. You can find a lot of fresh water here because it is a home to more than 250,000 lakes.

Ontario Facts 2: the capital

Ontario is a province. The capital is Toronto. The location of Toronto is near Lake Ontario. It is called the biggest city. Many people like to come to Toronto because it is the center of finance, industry and commerce in the country.

Toronto Skyline

Toronto Skyline

Ontario Facts 3: time zone

The time zone in Ontario is different.  The central time zone is used by some areas in western and northern Ontario. The Eastern Standard Time zone is used by most areas in Ontario.

Ontario Facts 4: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is one o the most famous movies in the world. This animated movie was created in 1964 in Japan. But do you know that a studio in Toronto Ontario was used to record all soundtracks in the movie?



Ontario Facts 5: Guy Lombardo

Guy Lombardo is a famous musician. He was born in London Ontario but he was famous as the leader of the big band era The Royal Canadians. He lived from 1902 till 1977. His famous work was Auld Lang Syne.

Ontario Facts 6: the official flower

Let’s find out the official flower in Ontario. It is the trillium. You can find the beautiful three petaled flowers in the beginning of spring time. They are abundant in wild woodlands.



Ontario Facts 7: Amethyst

Amethyst is called as the official gem in the province. You can find a lot of deposits of amethyst in the northwestern Ontario. This semi precious stone comes in rich purple color.

Ontario Facts 8: CN Tower

CN Tower located in Toronto, Ontario is called the third tallest tower in the world. It has the height of 1815′ and 5″. The construction of this tower finished in 1975. The tower also breaks another record. The glass paneled elevator in the tower is the highest one on earth.

CN Tower at night

CN Tower at night

Ontario Facts 9: Sony big screen

If you want to know the largest Sony big screen, you need to visit Toronto’s Rogers Centre. In the past the building was called Skydome. The screen has the size of 10.0 m x 33.6 m.

Ontario Facts 10: The Eastern White Pine

The official tree in Ontario is the Eastern White Pine. In the beginning of the settlement in Ontario, this tree was very important during the trade. It was one of the sources of income for the settlement. Check facts about Canada here.

Niagara Falls in Ontario

Niagara Falls in Ontario

On 23 June 1994, Ontario chose the Common Loon as the official bird in the province. Do you want to give suggestions on facts about Ontario?

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