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Ontario Day Act, 2021, S.O. 2021, c. 7 - Bill 173

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This Explanatory Note was written as a reader’s aid to Bill 173 and does not form part of the law.  Bill 173 has been enacted as Chapter 7 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2021.

The Bill proclaims June 1 in each year as Ontario Day.


chapter 7

An Act to proclaim Ontario Day

Assented to April 27, 2021


Ontario is home to approximately 14,500,000 people, accounting for 38 per cent of Canada’s population.  It is a rich and diverse province, whose residents, both past and present, have made incalculable contributions to Canada’s long and illustrious history.

By proclaiming June 1 as Ontario Day, the Province of Ontario recognizes the contributions Ontarians have made to Ontario’s social, economic, political and cultural fabric.  Ontario Day is also an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about the significant roles that Ontario and Ontarians have played and continue to play in Canada.

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

Ontario Day

1 June 1 in each year is proclaimed as Ontario Day.


2 This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

3 The short title of this Act is the Ontario Day Act, 2021.