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Southern Ontario is the portion of the Canadian province of Ontario lying south of the French River and Algonquin Park. Image File history File links Southont. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... The French River (or Rivière des Français) is a river in central Ontario, Canada. ... Algonquin Provincial Park is a Provincial Park in central Ontario, Canada. ...


For most purposes, Southern Ontario is much more commonly divided into smaller regions, such as Eastern Ontario, Western Ontario, Central Ontario, the Greater Toronto Area or the Golden Horseshoe, which includes the Greater Toronto Area. Eastern Ontario is the region of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies in a wedge-shaped area between the Ottawa and St. ... Western Ontario is a region of Ontario centred on London, Ontario. ... Central Ontario is the portion of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies between Georgian Bay and the eastern end of Lake Ontario. ... A map of Torontos Census Metropolitan Area, which contains a large portion of the Greater Toronto Area. ... Hamilton, Ontario Skyline The skyline of Niagara Falls, Ontario side The Golden Horseshoe is a densely populated and industrialized region or urban agglomeration centred around the west end of Lake Ontario in Southern Ontario, Canada. ...

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Identity

It is generally considered distinct from Northern Ontario, as it is far more densely populated and contains the majority of the province's cities, major roads, and institutions (Southern Ontario contains 94% or 11.75 million of Ontario's total population of 12.5 million people); the north, in contrast, contains more natural resources and remote wilderness. The south makes up approximately 15% of the entire land area of the province as a whole. For an inland location, it has an abundance of fresh water coastline on three of the Great Lakes, Huron, Erie and Ontario and smaller inland lakes, notably Lake Simcoe and Lake St. Clair (part of the Great Lakes system). It is a major vineyard region and producer of Canadian wines. Northern Ontario is the part of the province of Ontario, Canada, which lies north of Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, the French River and Lake Nipissing. ... The Great Lakes from space The Laurentian Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes in North America on or near the Canada-United States border. ... Lake Simcoe is a lake in southern Ontario, Canada, the fourth largest lake in the province. ... There are a number of lakes named Lake Saint Clair or Lake St Clair. ... A common vineyard. ... Areas of grape cultivation in Canada While most of Canada is too cold for grape growing, Canadian wine is produced in Southern Ontario and southern British Columbia. ...


Some analyses can go as far as to consider the two regions as, essentially, separate provinces, due to the level of contrast. In fact, a large portion of the north did not become part of Ontario until 1912, 45 years after Ontario entered Confederation. 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... We dont have an article called Canadian-confederation Start this article Search for Canadian-confederation in. ...


Demographics

Southern Ontario is home to almost 12 million people, compared to fewer than 800,000 in the North. This is due to many factors including the more arable land in the south, its more moderate climate, well-used transportation (water and land) routes and proximity to populated areas of the Northeastern (New York and Pennsylvania) and Midwestern United States (Michigan and Ohio).


The region is one of the top destinations for immigrants world-wide. Some of the most well known cities of southern Ontario are Brampton, Burlington, Brantford, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Mississauga, St. Catharines-Niagara, Oshawa, and Windsor, and largest among them, Toronto and Ottawa (also part of the sub-region of Eastern Ontario). Nickname: Location in the Region of Peel, in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: , Country Province Region Peel Incorporation 1853 (village)   1873 (town)   1974 (city) Government  - Mayor Susan Fennell  - Governing Body Brampton City Council (click for members)  - MPs Navdeep Bains, Colleen Beaumier, Ruby Dhalla, Gurbax Malhi  - MPPs Vic Dhillon, Linda Jeffrey... Motto: Stand By Coordinates: , Country Province Region Halton Regional Municipality Established 1874 Government  - Mayor Cam Jackson  - Governing Body Burlington City Council  - MPs Mike Wallace (CPC), Garth Turner (Liberal)  - MPPs Joyce Savoline (PC), Ted Chudleigh (PC) Area  - Total 187 km² (72 sq mi) Population (2006)  - Total 164,415 (Ranked 27th)  - Density... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Province Established May 31, 1877 Government  - City Mayor Mike Hancock  - Governing Body Brantford City Council  - MP Lloyd St. ... Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve Location in the province of Ontario, Canada Coordinates: , Country Province Incorporated June 9, 1846[1] Government  - Mayor Fred Eisenberger  - City Council Hamilton City Council  - MPs List of MPs Dean Allison Chris Charlton David Christopherson Wayne Marston David Sweet  - MPPs List of MPPs Sophia Aggelonitis Andrea... Murney Tower, Kingston The Fort Henry Guard performing an historical demonstration The Prince George Hotel. ... , The City of Kitchener (IPA ) is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada. ... , Waterloo, Ontario, Canada is the smallest of the three cities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, and is adjacent to the larger city of Kitchener. ... Nickname: Motto: Faith, Fidelity and Progress Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario County Wellington County City Wards There are 6 Wards Founded April 23, 1827 Incorporated April 23, 1879 Government  - Mayor Karen Farbridge (elected November 2006)  - Governing Body Guelph City Council  - MPs Brenda Chamberlain (LPC)  - MPPs Liz Sandals (OLP) Area  - City... For other places with the same name, see London (disambiguation). ... For the First Nation, see Mississaugas. ... Nickname: Motto: Industry and Liberality Location of St. ... Niagara Regional Municipality (2001 population 410,574), also known as Niagara Region, Regional Niagara, or the Regional Municipality of Niagara, is an area covering 12 municipalities, including th cities of Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, St. ... Oshawa (estimated 2004 population 150 000; metropolitan population 296 298) is a city on Lake Ontario located approximately 60 km east of downtown Toronto in Ontario, Canada. ... Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Eastern Ontario is the region of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies in a wedge-shaped area between the Ottawa and St. ...


Sources

  • Chapman, L.J. and Putnam, D.F. The Physiography of Southern Ontario. 3rd ed. Toronto: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, 1984. (Ontario Geological Survey. Special volume 2) ISBN 0-7743-9422-6.

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A map of Torontos Census Metropolitan Area, which contains a large portion of the Greater Toronto Area. ... Southwestern Ontario is a region of the Canadian province of Ontario, centred on the city of London. ... Northern Ontario is the part of the province of Ontario, Canada, which lies north of Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, the French River and Lake Nipissing. ... Northeastern Ontario is the region within the Canadian province of Ontario which lies north and east of the Great Lakes. ... Northwestern Ontario is the region within the Canadian province of Ontario which lies north and west of Lake Superior, and west of Hudson Bay and James Bay. ... In the Canadian province of Ontario, there are three different types of census divisions: single-tier municipalities, upper-tier municipalities (which can be regional municipalities or counties) and districts. ... Bruce County is a county in western Ontario, Canada, and includes the Bruce Peninsula. ... 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Cochrane District, Ontario is a district and census division in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario districts ... The Manitoulin District is a district in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario districts ... Parry Sound District is a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Rainy River District is a district and census division in Northwestern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The Sudbury District is a district in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Thunder Bay District is a district and census division in Northwestern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Timiskaming is a district and census division in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... A regional municipality (or region) is a type of Canadian municipal government which works much like a county; the method of government depends on how it is defined. ... The Regional Municipality of Durham, commonly called Durham Region (2003 population 525,000), is a regional political area located east of Toronto, Ontario. ... The Regional Municipality of Halton, or Halton Region, is located in Ontario, Canada, and is located in the southwest portion of the Greater Toronto Area and until 1974 was known as Halton County. ... The Muskoka District Municipality, more generally referred to as the District of Muskoka, or simply Muskoka (the official name is the District Municipality of Muskoka) is a Regional Municipality located in Central Ontario. ... Heraldic Motto: Unity, Responsibility, Loyalty Corporate Motto: Building Communities, Building Lives Location of the Niagara Region within Ontario Area: 1,852 sq. ... Oxford County, Ontario is a regional municipality and census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Mottos: Working for you Area: 1,241. ... The Regional Municipality of Waterloo is a regional municipality located in Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Ontarios Rising Star Map of York Region and the municipalities it includes. ... There are currently 445 municipalities in Ontario. ... The city of Brant (or County of Brant) is a single-tier municipality and a census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Province Established May 31, 1877 Government  - City Mayor Mike Hancock  - Governing Body Brantford City Council  - MP Lloyd St. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Province County none–Single-tier municipality Established 1998 Government  - City Mayor Randy Hope  - Governing body Chatham-Kent Council  - MPs Bev Shipley (CPC) Dave Van Kesteren (CPC)  - MPPs Pat Hoy (OLP) Maria Van Bommel (OLP) Area  - City 2,458 km² (949 sq mi) Elevation 198 m (650 ft... Nickname: Motto: Aedificemus (Latin for Come, let us build together) Coordinates: , Country Province Established 1893 (as Sudbury)   2001 (as Greater Sudbury) Government  - Mayor John Rodriguez  - Governing Body Greater Sudbury City Council  - MPs Raymond Bonin (LPC), Diane Marleau (LPC)  - MPPs Rick Bartolucci (OLP), Shelley Martel (NDP) Area  - City 3,200 km... Haldimand is a single-tier municipality (but called a county) on the Niagara Peninsula in southern Ontario, on Lake Erie, and on the Grand River. ... 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Belleville (2006 population 48,821, metropolitan population 91,518)[1] is a city located at the mouth of the Moira River on the Bay of Quinte in southeastern Ontario, Canada, in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Province Established May 31, 1877 Government  - City Mayor Mike Hancock  - Governing Body Brantford City Council  - MP Lloyd St. ... Brockville is located in the Thousand Islands region on the St. ... Gananoque is a town in Leeds and Grenville County, Ontario, located at 44°1955 North 76°944 West. ... Nickname: Motto: Faith, Fidelity and Progress Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario County Wellington County City Wards There are 6 Wards Founded April 23, 1827 Incorporated April 23, 1879 Government  - Mayor Karen Farbridge (elected November 2006)  - Governing Body Guelph City Council  - MPs Brenda Chamberlain (LPC)  - MPPs Liz Sandals (OLP) Area  - City... Murney Tower, Kingston The Fort Henry Guard performing an historical demonstration The Prince George Hotel. ... For other places with the same name, see London (disambiguation). ... The Welcome sign to Orillia Orillia, pronounced ōrÄ­lÄ“É™, is a city located in Simcoe County in south-central Ontario, Canada, on Lake Couchiching. ... Pembroke (population 13,490 in the 2001 Canadian census) is a city at the confluence of the Muskrat River and the Ottawa River in the Ottawa Valley in eastern Ontario, Canada. ... Nickname: Motto: Dat natura, elaborant artes (Nature Provides, Industry Develops) Map of Ontario with Peterborough indicated with a red dot Coordinates: , Country Province County Peterborough County Established 1819 - Scotts Plains Incorporated as town 1850 - Peterborough Incorporated as city July 1, 1905 Government  - Mayor Paul Ayotte  - MP Dean Del Mastro... Prescott is a town of approximately 4,200 people on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Ontario, Canada, directly across from Ogdensburg, New York. ... Quinte West is a municipality in central eastern Ontario, Canada. ... Smiths Falls (2001 population 9,977) is a town in Ontario, Canada. ... St. ... St. ... Stratford is a city on the Avon River in Perth County in southwestern Ontario, Canada with a population of 30,461, according to the 2006 census. ... Nickname: Motto: The river and the land sustain us. ... Communities of the Province of Ontario, Canada Note: this is a list of communities, and are not necessarily organized municipalities. ... There are currently 445 municipalities in Ontario. ...

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Southern Ontario Tourism - Welcome to Southern Ontario (111 words)
Surrounded by three Great Lakes, Southern Ontario is Canada's Number One vacation destination.
The natural beauty of Southern Ontario comes to life at popular tourist destinations like Point Pelee National Park, Wasaga Beach and Niagara Falls.
Whether it's a day trip to shop and dine in one of Southern Ontario's quaint rural towns or a weekend sunbathing on golden sandy beaches....
Southern Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (364 words)
Southern Ontario is the portion of the Canadian province of Ontario which lies south of the French River and Algonquin Park.
It is generally considered distinct from Northern Ontario, as it is far more densely populated and contains the majority of the province's cities, major roads, and institutions (Southern Ontario contains 94% or 11.75 million of Ontario's total population of 12.5 million people); the north, in contrast, contains more natural resources and remote wilderness.
Chapman, L.J. and Putnam, D.F. The Physiography of Southern Ontario.
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