Confederation date: July 1, 1867
Population (2001): 11,410,046
License plate: Yours to Discover
Capital: Toronto

Name Origin:

Rivers make up one fifth ( 1/5 ) of this province’s territory, therefore Ontario was named after the Iroquois word Kanadario which means Sparkling Water.

Province’s Motto:
UT INCEPIT FIDELIS SIC PERMANET – (Loyal she began and loyal she remains)

Province’s symbols:
Bird: Common Loon
Gemstone: Amethyst Colours: Yellow and Green


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