Ontario (ON), Canada

Ontario (ON)

Ontario, Province of Canada


The modern Province of Ontario was created on 1 July 1867 when the Dominion of Canada was established. It was formed from the division of the Province of Canada into Ontario and Quebec.

For more information, please see the Ontario page from Library and Archives Canada part of www.collectionscanada.gc.ca

Also see Wikipedia:Ontario



Natural Resources Canada has a range of maps, see http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/index.html

Modern Day Adjacent Provinces & Territories

To the north and north east Ontario is bounded by the waters of Hudson Bay. The Province of Quebec is to the east, whilst the south eastern boundary is Lake Ontario with the US state of New York on the opposite shore and Lake Erie with the US States of Pennsylvania and Ohio opposite. To the south, the boundary runs through Lakes Huron and Superior, with the US State of Michigan opposite. The southern boundary continues with the US State of Minnesota and to the west lies the Province of Manitoba.

County/District Information

The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) has links to most Regions, Counties and Districts, some with maps at http://www.amo.on.ca/YLG/ylg/ontario.html

Ontario GenWeb has a list of counties & districts and links to historical maps at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canon/research-topic-land-maps.html

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