The province of Ontario is the economic heart of Canada, and, as a result, all types of industries are present in the province, most notably in Toronto and other urban areas.
The province is home to a modern solid service and information economy and a solid manufacturing base.
Ottawa is the seat of government and most federal ministries, which helps it attract businesses and non-commercial organizations of an international nature.
The Carolinian forest zone covers most of the southwestern region of the province.
The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board is one of the world's largest institutional investors, totaling over $175 billion.
The flag of Ontario is called the Red Ensign. It includes the Union Jack, representing Ontario's ties to Great Britain, and the Coat-of-Arms of the Province.
The temperate and fertile Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence Valley in the south is part of the Eastern Great Lakes lowland forests ecoregion.
Northern Ontario covers nearly 87% of the province's surface area; conversely, Southern Ontario contains 94%.