Welcome to Ontario and Ottawa


Ontario

Capital: Toronto
Motto: Ut Inceptit Fedelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains)
Flower: White Trillium
Population: 12,000,000+

The following information was extracted from the Provice of Ontario Web site

Welcome to Ontario, the province that one in three Canadians calls home. Ontario is a magnet for industry, the arts and science. The population is made up of many cultural backgrounds drawn to this vibrant province.

Ontario is a study in contrasts.

  • The varied landscape includes the vast, rocky and mineral-rich Canadian Shield, which separates the fertile farmland in the south and the grassy lowlands of the north.
  • There are over 250,000 lakes in Ontario - they make up about one-third of the world's fresh water.
  • In summer, temperatures can soar above 30°C (86°F), while in winter they can drop to below -40°C (-40°F).
  • Ontario's industries range from cultivating crops, to mining minerals, to manufacturing automobiles, to designing software and leading-edge technology.
  • Cultures from around the world thrive and are celebrated in Ontario with festivals such as Caribana (West Indian) and Oktoberfest (German).
  • Travellers can enjoy the many experiences Ontario has to offer, from a wilderness expedition in the north, to a "shop till you drop into your theatre seat" city excursion.

Province of Ontario Web Site

Visit the provinces web site for up to date information on Ontario.

 http://tinyurl.com/6qh7l2 

 

(Note that the actual web site address is very long. The one above makes use of a web service called TinyURL to reduce those long web addresses to somethign much more manageable.)

 

Ottawa

The folllowing information was taken from the City of Otatwa Website.

www.city.ottawa.on.ca/city_hall/glance/index_en.html

Founded in 1855, Ottawa is the capital of Canada and is located on the banks of the Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau rivers. Canada’s fourth-largest city is a complementary blend of urban and rural lifestyles, old and new neighbourhoods, culture and heritage, business and government. Ottawa also has a high standard of living reflected in a multitude of accessible services, vibrant entertainment, exciting recreational activities, and thriving businesses.

Quick facts at a glance

  • Population: 895,000
  • Area: 2,796 kilometres or
    1,080 square miles,
    90 kilometres east to west
  • Ottawa’s area is almost
    80 per cent rural
  • Ottawa can be found at:
    Latitude 45° 19’N and
    Longitude 75° 40’W
  • Approximately the same latitude as Venice (Italy), Bordeaux (France), and Sapporo (Japan)