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The Province of
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The capital of Ontario is Toronto.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Ontario: ON
Typical abbreviation for Ontario: Ont.
When the people of Ontario refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: Most of Ontario lies in the Eastern Time (EST/EDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Those areas west of 90° W are in the Central Time (CST/CDT) zone and they also observe daylight saving time.
Canada has two official languages: English and French. English is the most common language spoken in Ontario, where approximately 86% of the residents speak only English (ie- Anglophones).
Provincial Motto: "Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet" (Loyal she began, loyal she remains)
Provincial Bird: Common Loon (gavia immer)
Provincial Tree: Eastern White Pine (pinus strobus)
Provincial Flower: White Trillium (trillium grandiflorum)
Confederation: Ontario joined the Confederation on Jul 1, 1867.
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