The Largest Cities in Ontario – 2020


Ontario is the most populous city in Canada with a population of over 14 million people. The province attracts a lot of people from abroad who want to move to Canada. It is the second largest province in Canada behind Quebec. Below are the recent population numbers for 2020.

1. Toronto

Toronto is Canada’s financial and economic engine, the largest and most populous city in all of Canada. The city has many iconic landmarks such as the famous CN Tower, the Rogers Centre and many others. It is home to a lot of professional sports teams such as the Toronto Raptors, Maple Leafs, Blue Jays and many more.

  • Population: 2,977,071
  • Area: 630.2 km2

2. Ottawa

Located on the south bank of the Ottawa River, across from Gatineau, the city of Ottawa is the the second largest city in Ontario. It is the capital city of Canada. Ottawa has a high standard of living.

  • Population: 1,067,043
  • Area: 2,790.3 km2

3. Mississauga

Mississauga is the 3rd largest city in the province of Ontario. It borders Toronto, and it sits right on the shores of the popular Lake Ontario. It is one of the most multicultural cities in Canada.

  • Population: 769,101
  • Area: 292.43 km2

4. Brampton

Brampton is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, with new immigrants settling in and quickly calling it home. The city’s has a large manufacturing, information technology and life sciences sectors.

  • Population: 697,018
  • Area: 266.36 km2

5. Hamilton

Hamilton is the 5th largest city in Canada and one of the country’s industrial giants. The city produced at least 60% of the country’s steel. It is the “Steel Capital of Canada”.

  • Population: 574,279
  • Area: 1,117.29 km2

6. London

London is the 7th largest city in Ontario, and is home to a lot of musical and artistic exhibits as well as festivals. It is also home to Western University, one of the best universities in Canada.

  • Population: 426,851
  • Area: 420.35 km2

7. Markham

Incorporated in 2012, Markam is the second newest city in Canada. The city is named after William Markham, a British man who served as Archbishop of York in 1777. The city has many tech and life-science companies, with IBM being the largest employer.

  • Population: 343,906
  • Area: 212.35 km2

8. Vaughan

Vaughan is a city located in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and is home to Canada’s Wonderland. It is a nice city to live and to raise kids.

  • Population: 325,983
  • Area: 273.56 km2

9. Kitchener

Kitchener is the 9th largest city in Ontario. Before the name Kitchener, it used to be known as Berlin. It is a nice and quiet community excellent for couples looking to settle down.

  • Population: 264,109
  • Area: 136.77 km2

10. Windsor

Windsor is a city located on the south bank of the Detroit River directly across from Detroit, and so the two cities are very interconnected, much like Ottawa and Gatinuea. A lot of Canadians work in Detroit and vice-versa. It is often referred to as the Automotive Capital of Canada.

  • Population: 234,337
  • Area: 146.38 km2

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