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.

Time in Ontario Canada - MapLand 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 grew.

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 Ontario.

Ontario Capital

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

At this time in Ontario the government is relying heavily on Tourism to pep up its economy especially the Central Ontario. Summer months sees the peak of tourism as there is abundance of fresh water recreatonal facioities and wilderness within the reaches of urban centers. Troughout the year it is possible to engage in hunting, skiing and snow mobiles at this time. At this time tourism in Ontario is booming thanks to the Casinos like Windsor, Cornwall, Sarnia and Niagara falls attracts of millions of tourists from US and other international visitors.

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 in Ontario.