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TransCanadian Van Lines (T.C.V.L.) is very active in the household goods movement in the province of Ontario. Our main headquarter is in Ottawa at the World Exchange Plaza.

The main epic center in Canada is the greater city of Toronto. Therefore, we have consolidated several agents in Toronto to respond to the needs of the market.

More people are choosing to move in and out of Ontario than any other province in Canada. This has brought attention to us during the years. Our primary focus is on the needs of the multi-ethnic people who have constituted Ontario. Our secondary is to develop persuasive, hard working agents that can accommodate well with our clients. The qualities of our agents are monitored and we are determined to give our clients superior satisfaction.

We are proud to announce that our goal has been achieved. T.C.V.L. is the premier Van Lines in the Province of Ontario that can assist you. Within a short delay we can have your shipment picked up and delivered using a time frame to meet your requirement.

We cover all regions in the Province of Ontario: Cornwall, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Windsor, Guelph, and London.


  • The province of Ontario is located in Eastern Canada.
  • It is the second largest province. Only Quebec is larger.
  • Quebec is east, Manitoba is west, Great Lakes are south, Hudson Bay and James Bay are north.
  • Ontario’s capital city is Toronto. Toronto has a large financial district and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE).
  • Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is in southeastern Ontario.
  • flower – White Trillium, tree – Eastern White Pine, bird – Common Loon
  • In the Iroquois language “Kanadario” means “sparkling water ” or “beautiful lake”.
  • Ontario’s motto is “Loyal she began, loyal she remains”.

The people

  • The first people were the Huron, Iroquois, Neutral, Ojibwa, Cree, Ottawa, Nipissin, and Algonquin.
  • More people live in Ontario than in any other province.
  • Ontario is the home of over 12.9 million people. (2008)
  • The southern area of the province has ninety percent of the population.
  • The largest city is Toronto with 5.5 million people in the Greater Toronto Area (2006 census).
  • Almost half of the people in Toronto were born in other countries.
  • Many are of Italian, German, Chinese, Greek, Portuguese, Indian, Polish and Caribbean origin.
  • In Toronto there are areas named Koreatown, Chinatown, Greektown, Little Jamaica, Little Italy and Portugal Village.
  • In 2006, 47% of Toronto’s population had a mother tongue in a language other than English or French. (Chinese, Italian, Punjabi, Tagalog/Pilipino, Portuguese)
  • Some other cities are Ottawa (capital city of Canada), Hamilton, Oshawa, London, Thunder Bay and Windsor.


  • Two language groups (Algonquian and Iroquoian) lived in the area of what is now Ontario.
  • The Algonquin speakers (Ojibwa, Nipissing, Ottawa, Cree and Algonquin) lived in the northern region. They mainly hunted, fished and gathered food.
  • Those who spoke the Iroquoian language (Huron, Neutral, Petun and Mississauga ) lived in the south. They were farmers who and grew corn, beans, squash and other crops. They lived in villages surrounded by tall wooden fences.
  • French explorer named Brule lived with the Hurons in 1610.
  • Samuel de Champlain travelled up the Ottawa River to the Huron country.
  • The French traders wanted furs and the Huron wanted European tools and weapons.
  • Jesuit missionaries arrived in 1639 and set up missions.
  • Forts were built by the French and by the Hudson’s Bay Company.
  • Loyalists fled the U.S. in 1781 and settled on the north shore of Lake Ontario.
  • The land was divided into Upper Canada (Ontario) and Lower Canada (Quebec).
  • York (now Toronto) was the capital of Upper Canada.
  • Upper Canada became a battleground in the War of 1812.
  • After 1812 Scots, Irish Catholics and Irish Protestants, Welsh, English, Germans and former American slaves were among those who settled in Upper Canada.
  • In 1867 Ontario became one of the four original provinces of Canada.
  • After Confederation settlements spread and valuable minerals were found in northern Ontario.
  • During WW1 manufacturing grew in Ontario.
  • After WWII the automobile industry grew.

Land and water

  • -Water covers about one-sixth of the province.
  • -There are 250,000 lakes and numerous rivers and streams.
  • -Four of the five Great Lakes are in Ontario. (Superior, Huron, Erie, Ontario)
  • -Two long rivers are St. Lawrence River and Ottawa River.
  • -Forests cover two-thirds of Ontario.
  • -Ontario is divided into three regions : the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Lowlands, Canadian Shield and Hudson Bay Lowlands (Hudson Bay Lowlands and the Shield cover 90 percent of Ontario.)
    • -Hudson Bay Lowlands : wetlands and small bushes
    • -Shield : rocky, forests, minerals, lakes and rivers
    • -Great Lakes-St.Lawrence Lowlands : good soil for farming
  • -Niagara Falls, the most powerful waterfall in North America, is in Ontario.
  • -In 1959, the St. Lawrence Seaway was opened. The seaway links the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean.

Resources / industries

  • Northern Ontario is rich in forests, minerals and hydroelectric power.
  • mining: zinc, nickel, platinum, uranium, oil, natural gas, copper, gold, silver, iron ore
  • main producer of nickel, cobalt, salt, and magnesium in Canada
  • main industry is manufacturing of automobiles and auto parts
  • building materials, wood pulp and paper are the main forestry products
  • agriculture : grain farms; fruit and vegetable farms; poultry, livestock and dairy farms
  • leading producer of fruits and vegetables in Canada
  • vineyards and wineries near Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
  • The Globe and Mail newspaper and several magazines are published in Ontario.
  • Toronto is Canada’s financial centre.

People and places

  • Dr. Roberta Bondar was Canada’s first female astronaut. (1992).
  • Dr. Banting and Dr. Best developed insulin used in treating diabetes. They received the Nobel Prize in 1923.
  • J. Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891. He used peach baskets at first.
  • Emily Stow (1831-1903) was the first woman doctor in Canada in 1867.
  • Wayne Gretsky the famous hockey player came from Brantford.
  • Barbara Ann Scott (born in Ottawa) won an Olympic gold medal in figure skating (1948).
  • Marilyn Bell (born in Toronto) was the first to swim Lake Ontario at age 16 (1954). She was also the youngest to swim the English Channel.
  • Pauline Johnson, known as the “Mohawk Princess”, was a native poet. She was born near Brantford.
  • Karen Kain, a famous ballerina, was born in Hamilton.
  • Dan Aykroyd (born in Ottawa) and Jim Carrey (born in Newmarket) are well-known actors and comedians.
  • Singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette was born in Ottawa.
  • Jeff Healey (1966-2008) was a blind Canadian jazz and blues-rock guitarist and singer. He was born in Toronto.

Many of Canada’s largest libraries, museums and galleries are located in Ontario.

  • the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa) and the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto)
  • National Museum of Science and Technology, the Canadian War Museum, and the National Aviation Museum (in Ottawa)
  • Alexander Graham Bell Homestead (Brantford)
  • Black Creek Pioneer Village (Toronto)
  • Hockey Hall of Fame (Toronto)
  • Canadian Football Hall of Fame (Hamilton)
  • Stratford festival features concerts, musicals and other productions.
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