Sites located in the province of Ontario should be suggested in the most appropriate category.
The majority of sites will not be accepted in this category. Most
sites should be submitted to an
. Alternately, some sites may qualify for placement
, or in Ontario
Counties and Districts
. Please read the category descriptions to determine
if your site qualifies elsewhere.
Sites which may be listed at the provincial level include:
Guidelines for submitting sites:
Businesses with multiple branches, offices, or locations spanning multiple
Ontario Regions and in some instances, Metro Areas.
Clubs or associations drawing members from the entire province.
Government, scientific or environmental sites concerned with the entire
Please take the time to submit correctly.
Do not type in all caps.
Do not include a list of keywords in the title.
Do not write a sales pitch.
The site title should be the agency, business or organization name.
The description should be a brief summary of your site''s purpose
or products and services. It may also include information about some features
of the site. It should be written in English and in coherent sentence form.
Do not write descriptions consisting of mainly keywords.
Do not use unnecessary capitalization, or include HTML tags.
Submit to the most appropriate category.
listings to determine the best placement.
Includes sites for artistic, cultural, and entertainment activities, events, institutions and organizations, having a broad provincial focus.
Thanks for submitting your site. To be listed in this category, your site must deal with architecture provincially or offer a provincial resource or organization.
Architects and their businesses are listed separately under Business and Economy in the locality.
where their business office is physically located.
This category is for websites that conduct business in the entire province.
They include Ontario businesses having offices or places of business in two or more Ontario Regions. Also included are sites for business entities which have a clear provincial focus. Most commonly, these will be directories, provincewide business organizations and business search engines.
Unless your business has multiple Ontario locations (see the accompanying description), do not submit your site here.
Failure to abide by this guideline will result, at the very least, in your listing being delayed, or possibly even in your submission being deleted.
Ontario counties have had varied histories. A number of counties, such as Ontario County and Toronto County, have long ago disappeared as the province grew. Through past redistribution schemes some were amalgamated while others gave up territory which became distinctly separate counties. For example, Wellington County gave rise to parts of Dufferin. That happened over one hundred years ago, but even today, Dufferin and Wellington share many services. Such redistribution and amalgamation still goes on even today
Along with county sub-divisions, the province also has administrative districts, hence the name of this category is Counties and Districts. Parry Sound District is an example of a district. .
At the time of this writing, Ontario had 39 remaining county or district sub-divisions. Through more recent reorganization and in a few instances of amalgamation, a number of Ontario counties became the parents of newer administrative areas known as Regional Municipalities. For example, The Regional Municipality of York has its roots in York County, while The Regional Municipality of Waterloo is the end product of Waterloo County. In a few cases, counties were combined or united as in the case of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Counties are considered a single united administrative district.
The names of such recently altered counties remain in this category for historical reference. The changes are recent occurrences, and many people still think in terms of the original county, rather than the newer locality, or maybe even of both. Still they are linked directly to the newer locality.
The following list includes counties which no longer exist in their original form, but instead in a Regional Municipality, or other context. They are the Counties of Dundas, Durhham, Glengarry, Haldimand, Halton, Kent, Lincoln, Peel, Victoria, Waterloo, Welland, Wentworth and York.
If your site is oriented to a particular locality, please submit it in the correct city in the Ontario Localities category
Only sites that are relevant to an entire county should be submitted in one of the counties here.
Sites acceptable for inclusion in Counties and Districts include these:
- county-wide agencies
- county governments
- clubs and organizations focusing or drawing memberships from mainly the county
- business having physical locations or offices in more than one county locality
Information on institutions of learning that do not offer diploma programs, educational programs, opportunities and resources in Ontario.
Please note, collegiate sites should be listed in Reference/Education/Colleges_and_Universities and @links to the local college's Alumni subcategory.
Please submit only sites relating to Ontario. You can find a list of other localities in Ontario here. If there are multiple locations for this site, consider Regional/North_America/Canada/Regions/Central
Please read the category description below. Submitting your site to the wrong category can result in significant delays in the listing of your site.
Ontario Government, agencies and Crown corporations belonging to the Government of Ontario or covering more than one Regional Municipality or County.
For political and activist sites, check Ontario: Politics.
Includes general interest online guides and directories specific to the entire province of Ontario, or at least wide areas of the province, and encompassing more than one Region. Those that are specific to a particular topic should instead be placed within the appropriate topic subcategory the region.
Administrative bodies and organizations dealing with health care interests and issues. Clinics and doctor''s offices should be listed under Regional: North America: Canada: Ontario: Health: Treatment
Individual sites belonging to a locality should not be submitted to this catgory. Find the correct letter for the locality and submit in that category.
Ontario has nine Metropolitan Areas (Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Ottawa-Gatineau, St. Catherines-Niagara, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto and Windsor).
This section is dedicated to amateur sports in Ontario. You will find information on sports updates, sports scores,local sporting events, hockey, basketball, football, track and field, karate, boxing, skating, wrestling, soccer, baseball, swimming, synchronized swimming, aquatics, curling, lacrosse, University, College and High School sports, OHL, CIAU, OUA, OFSAA, WECSSA, minor hockey and junior leagues.
The comprehensive list of links in this category provide you with a powerful search tool for information on amateur athletics in Ontario.
Regions are defined in Webster's or Funk & Wagnall's as a large and 'indefinite' part of the surface of the earth.
In Ontario, ODP editors have 'defined' seven regions organized by geographic area, and containing specific counties and districts. The Ontario Regions below, list the Counties and Districts which they embrace.
Please note that these seven regions should not be confused with regional municipalities, of which there are a number in Ontario. Regional municipalities are listed in the Localities sub-category.
By editor funk, revised 2000.05.11
The title should be either the company''s name or, where it seems more appropriate, that of the site itself -- and no more than this. In other words, phrases like "Welcome to ..." and "Your friendly/local ..." are both superfluous and destined for deletion. In turn, the Description should be free of personal pronouns and worded the way an observer and/or reviewer of the site would describe it and its content. Thus "Our mission is to serve your needs" needs altering to something like "Company''s emphasis is on customer service." In effect, the title and description should simply let people know who''s at the back of it and what information it contains or conveys.
Thanks for visiting
This category deals with issues relating to single
ethnic, racial or cultural groups.
Sites that will not be accepted in this category are those where the ethnicity or cultural heritage is not a central theme, such as a local newspaper dealing with general issues, whose publisher happens to be of Haitian heritage.
When writing your site''s title please ensure it is the same as your organization.
When writing your site''s description, please tell what your site offers in a clear and concise statement without hype or promotional language.
For help about submissions, please select Submission Help.
Sites dedicated to travel and touring in Ontario.
Do not include individual lodging sites.