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The second largest province in Canada, Ontario is home to approximately 13.5 million residents. The province has distinct areas. You’ll find most the population living in urban communities along the shores of the Great Lakes in a region known as the Golden Horseshoe. This area includes Toronto, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, and Hamilton.
Stretching inland to areas that include Central Ontario, Brantford, Barrie, Peterborough, and Kitchener-Waterloo is the Greater Golden Horseshoe region. If you look to the southwest, you’ll find London, Windsor, Kincardine, and Sarnia. To the east, you’ll find Ottawa and Kingston. To the north, you’ll find North Bay, Kenora, Timmins, and Greater Sudbury.
Ontario is home to a diverse population that includes people from different cultures and backgrounds. While English is the official language of the province, there are many different languages spoken in homes and communities. The education system and government agencies offer both English and French services. Other languages you may hear include Portuguese, Chinese, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
Residents enjoy active lifestyles that include a variety of outdoor activities. Whether it’s summer or winter, there is plenty to do in Ontario. In the summer, you’ll find residents swimming, boating, camping, fishing, and hiking. Favorite summer sports are baseball and tennis. During the winter months, you’ll find residents tobogganing, skiing, and ice skating. Popular winter sports include curling and hockey.
Interesting Facts About Ontario
- Depending on where you are in Ontario, you will use Central Standard Time or Eastern Standard Time.
- Ontario has over a million square kilometers of land area. That’s equal to 415,000 square miles.
- Service related professions employ approximately 5.3 million residents.
The 51,950 farms in Ontario produce crops that include grapes, apples, corn, wheat, and soybeans.
The best source of information about local communities and real estate topics is your real estate agent. Give Michael Lewicki a call today at 613-829-1818 to learn more about the area, discuss selling your house, or tour available homes for sale.