Time in Ontario (Canada)
What is the Time in Ontario (Canada)
The time in Ontario Canada is running live in the analog clock above. Ontario
Zone Time is UTC-5:00 hours Eastern Standard Time. However, during DST or
Daylight Saving Time between March and November, the time in Ontario is advanced
by one hour to read UTC-4:00 hours Eastern Daylight Time. In November, this
extra one hour of daylight given to the public is removed and all the clocks are
reset back to Ontario Eastern Standard Time of UTC-5:00 hours. It happens every
year till such time the government of Ontario announces and follows DST. Most of
Ontario uses Daylight Saving Time except Quetico Provincial Park, Atikokan located in the Central
Time zone, but observes Eastern Standard Time throughout the year without
changing over to DST any time. Also, the Western part of Northwest Ontario
maintains one hour different from most of Ontario, where the zone time is
maintained as UTC-6:00 hours and DST as UTC-5:00 hours.
Land Water Areas at this time in Ontario
At this time Ontario is ranked 4th in the total area in Canada. Ontario
has a total area of 1,076,395 square kilometers. Out of this 917,741 square
kilometers is covered by land and the rest 158,654 square kilometers are coverd
by water. Water makes about 14.7% of the total area of Ontario. The entire
Ontario forms 10.8% of the total area of Canada at t his time. Niagara falls are
in Ontario, which provides a large amount of electricity to the province.
Ontario has about 250,000 fresh wate lakes.
Population at this Time in Ontario
At this time in Ontario the population is the highest in the entire Canada
ranked as number one.. The total Population at this time in Ontario (2016) is
estimated to be 13.87 million. The history of population in Ontario, Canada
starts with the war of 1812 when the American troops invaded the Upper part of
Canada across the Niagara river and the Detroit River, but got badly defeated
and had to move back thanks to the British. The Americans however gained back
the control of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. In the Battle of York in 1813,
American troops took over the Town of York as well, looted the town and burned
the parliament buildings.
After this war however, peace prevailed and stability n the area allowed a
lot of immigrants to arive in Ontario from Europe and not the US. But even
though the land was free to occupy, the climate was too harsh for most and they
returned back home. But the population growth exceed the immigrants thanks to
the agrarian based society, canal projects, plank road projetcs and the inland
waterways bettered the transportation, industries flourished and the population
The population which was just 952,004 in 1851 more than doubled by 1901 to
2,182,947. By 1951 it again doubled to 4,597,542 and by 2001 the population once
again doubled to11,410,046. As it can be seen the population doubled every 50
years. The 2006 census proved the population to be 12,160,282 and the 2011
census found it to have increased to 12,851,821 which means that at this time
the Ontario population is showing the same growth rate of doubling every 50
years with an expected population at this time to be 13.87 million people in
At this time the Capital of Ontario is Toronto which is the center of the Canadian financial services and banking as well. Canada's Federal Government happens to be the largest single employer in the National Capital Region. Ontario has borders with the cities of Ontario's own Ottawa city and Quebec Gatineau city.
Languages at this time in Ontario
At this time in Ontario, Canada, the official language is Englich which is
natively being spoken by nearly 70% of the population as proved during the
Census in 2011. The eastern, northeastern and extreme Southern parts of Ontario
also has French speaking population. Provincial government services will be
available in French if at least 10% of the area is speaking French according to
the French Language Services Act. About 4% people in Ontario speak only French
and 11% people speak both English and French.
Climate at this time in Ontario
At this time in Ontario the climate Humid Continental type that varies with the
location and season. Ontario's weather gets affected by three different air
sources namely, Cold Dry Arctic air from the north which is dominant factor in
the winter months and for a very long part of the year in the northern Ontario.
Next is the Pacific Polar Air crossing from the West Canadian Prairies and US
Northern plains. The last is Warm Moist Air from the Gulf of Mexico and the
Atlantic Ocean. All these air masses have a major role in regulating the
temperatures and precipitation depending on the latitudes, proximity of large
water bodies and terrain.
The climatic conditions at this time in Ontario is also depending on the
proximity to Great Lakes which modifies the temperatures by releasing the stored
heat near its shores making the southern ONtario parts milder in winters
compared to the mid continental areas at lower latitudes.The annual
precipitation is between 75 cm to 100 cm and it rains through out the year. In
December 2010 a record was set when it snowed one meter in 48 hours. The
climatic conditions existing in Central Eastern Ontario is moderate humid
continental type which is warm and at time hot in summers with very cold and
long winters with lots of snowfall.
At this time the cold waters of Hudson Bay reduces the summer temperatures
making it cool in parts of northeastern Ontario till the Kirkland Lake. However,
the northernmost parts of Ontario beyond 50 deg North has servere cold winters
and short cool to warm summers and temperature swings is possible throughout the
year. Temperatuers below -40 deg C is also experienced at times and at times
snow stays on ground for almost six months at a stretch.
Tourism at this time in Ontario
Government at this time in Ontario
At this time in Ontario, Constitutional Monarchy is in force with a Lieutenant
Governer and a Premier which is based on the 1867 British North American Act
section 69 is known to be stating that there shall be a legislature for Ontario
consisting of Lieutenant and of One House styled the Legislative Assembly of
Ontario. The Premier and President of the Council will be the leader of the
party holding the most seats in the Assembly which is based on the Executive
Council Act RSO 1990. The Premier will chose the cabinet also called as the
Executive Council whose members are deemed to be the ministers of the Crown. But
they are normally called as members of the assembly and at this time they are
called MPP or Members of the Provincial Parliament in English. Similarly the
Premier is also the Prime Minister, but not refered to as Prime Minister because
it can be confused with the Prime Minister of Canada and hence Premier is used.
Why Named Ontario?
Ontario got its name from Ontari:io which means Great Lake or possibly
skanadario which means beautiful water in the Iroquoian languages. At this time
Ontario befits this name because there are more than 250,000 fresh water lakes