|Ontario California is one of the state's first planned communities. Known as
"The Model Colony", Ontario is a leader in transportation
and other fields. Today with a population of about 150,000,
Ontario continues to lead the Inland Empire thru the 21st
century, yet it retains a sense of tradition and small town
Over $1 Billion worth of construction activity is now taking
place in Ontario. First class Ontario hotels and restaurants,
as well as projects such as the Ontario Mills Mall, the Ontario
Convention Center, and the expansion of the Ontario International
Airport will continue to help support Ontario's diverse and
growing economy. The Edwards 53 screen theater by Ontario
Mills creates the largest and one of the busiest cinema attractions
in the world.The development of the 8,200 acre Agricultural
Preserve will allow Ontario to ontinue to provide high quality
housing to all economic sectors of the population for years
Ontario's location in the sun-belt assures mild, Mediterranean
weather with brisk winters and pleasantly cool summer nights.
Temperatures vary during the seasons, typically falling between
45 degrees and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. With an elevation of
925 feet, Ontario averages 312 days of sunshine per year.
The mild weather allows residents to enjoy Ontario's many
parks as well as the nearby Orange County and San Diego attractions
including Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm and Sea World. Close
to the San Bernardino Mountains, residents can also enjoy
world-class skiing at Big Bear during the winter months.
Historical Fact: Ontario, California was founded in
1882 by George and William Chaffey. The Chaffeys grew up along
side the water in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where the St.
Lawrence River, with its Thousand Islands, begins to open
up into Lake Ontario. "Ontario" itself comes from an Iroquois
word for "sparkling water."