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People & Culture


Ontario has the most culturally diverse population in Canada – more than one in four of our residents were born outside the country. Each year we welcome over 100,000 newcomers – nearly half of all Canada’s immigrants.

This section of the website tells you more about our people and their backgrounds. It looks at our languages, heritage and cultural communities. And it explains how we share our cultures through the arts, festivals and museums.

Ontario's People and Culture

Ontario’s population

Language and heritage

Francophone communities in Ontario


Culture is a key industry in Ontario. We have world-class ballet and opera companies, and theatre that rivals London and New York. Exciting community celebrations delight residents and tourists alike. Read all about it!

Arts and culture in Ontario

Museums in Ontario

Festivals, arts and cultural attractions