Information & Facts
Ontario has a continental climate with hot summers and cold
winters when the temperature ranges between 36-14°F (0 and -10°C).
Fortunately the major cities cater for the cold with indoor
shopping arcades and sports venues.
The official languages are English and French
(predominantly in Quebec).
The currency used is the Canadian Dollar (CAD), which is divided
into 100 cents. One-dollar coins are also known as loonies (due to
the picture of a loon, a type of bird, on the coin), and two-dollar
coins as toonies. Banks and bureaux de change will change money and
travellers cheques, as will some hotels, but the rate will not be
as good. Major credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are
plentiful. US Dollars are largely accepted, though due to fraud,
larger notes might not be and change is usually given in Canadian
GMT -5 (GMT -4 from the second Sunday in March to the first
Sunday in November).