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Khadija Dumas Da-Silva

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Transcript of ONTARIO

Famous Landmark
Historical background
Before the annual of Europeans, Ontario region was inhabited by several Alqonquian (Oijbwa,Cree, and Alqonquin) and Iroquoian tribes
Etienne Brule explored Southern Ontario in 1610-1612
In 17th century the British established trading posts in the Hudson Bay area.
During the War of 1812 Americans raided Upper Canada and burned Toronto(1813)
Upper&Lower Canada were joined in 1841 and became known as Canada West & Canada East
Physical Landscape
Bodies of water-

There's 98 bodies of water, a few of them are:
Lake Ontaro
Niagara River
Lake Superior
Lake Erie
James Bay

Geographic Regions-
In North Ontario the geographic region is Hudson Bay
But the Main geographic region in Ontario is the Canadian Shield

Population patterns
Economic Activities
Ontario is the largest economy in Canada.
Ontario is Canada's leading manufacturing shipment in 2004.
In the 19th century Ontario was mostly unexplored and the amount of natural resources within the province was yet to be recognized.
Vast amount of land in the province was forest, demanded for lumber was enormous because wood was needed for heating and building ships, house, and furniture
Year Population Urban population Rural population Urban % Rural %
1851 952,004 133,463 818,541 14 86
1901 2,182,947 935,978 1,246,969 43 57
1911 2,527,292 1,328,489 1,198,803 53 47
1941 3,787,655 2,338,633 1,499,022 62 38
2001 11,410,046 9,662,547 1,747,499 85 15
2011 13,366,003
2012 13,505,009
2013 13,510,000

Since 1851 the population increased 12,557,996
Top 3 places where people live

Toronto -5,583,064
Ottawa, Gatineau-1,236,324
1- Niagara Falls-
155 million litres of water plunge 17 storeys into the Niagara River every minute.
2- CN Tower-
Was constructed in 1976.
One of the World's Tallest freestanding structure (1976-2007), standing 553 metres.
cost $63,000,000 to build it
Is located in Toronto
was incorporated on June 12,1903


Canadian Shield & Great lakes, these two unique landforms provide Ontario with significent natural resources that enhance the provincial economy through both industry and tourism
Ontario is a manufacturing powerhouse
The service sector is the Largest part of Ontario's economy
Employs 79% ( or 5.3 million people) of the province and makes up 76.9% of the province's economy
Who lives there?
French- 11.2
German- 9.5%
Ukrainian-2.8 %
Video on Ontario
Advertisement on Ontario
Environmental Concerns
In both region industrialization and urbanization have created problem of pollution
The water in the Lower Great Lakes are polluted
The air of Southern Ontario is polluted also
The air and water pollution associate with the mining and pulp industries of the North also has emerged
Unique Activities
Paramount Canada's Wonderland

Is a state-of-the-art amusement park and has over 60 rides
Includes some lunch-loosing roller-coasters exploding volcano, 20- hectare Splash Work water park
Is 45 minute drive Northwest of downtown Toronto on Hwy 400
Ontario is a great place to live, work and a raise a family
Ontario provides diverse lifestyle choice(from bustling urban centres to quiet rural towns)
Excellent school system, and many cultural recreational attractions
Rideau Canal
Ottawa's most famous outdoor attraction
Became Canada's 14th location to be named a Unesco National Historic site on June 28 2007
Ideal for boating with parks, small towns, lakes and many places to stop en route, and in winter it turns into the longest skating rink in the world (7km)
Monthly temperature in Ontario are similar to those in Bordeaux and Burgundy in France.
Niagara's rich and fertile soils and unique microclimate are suitable for growing grapes, making Niagara a prime grape- growing region.
It has 13,600 acres under vines


Ontario wealth of species include songbirds, shorebirds, mammals, reptile, amphiban and insects
The reason for this range of wildlife is the variety of Ontario's habitat
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