Lake Ontario

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Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America.wikipedia
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Great Lakes

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Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America.
They consist of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario.

Toronto

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Many of Ontario's most populous cities, including Toronto, Canada's most populous city, and Hamilton, are on the lake's northern and western shores respectively.
The city is the anchor of the Golden Horseshoe, an urban agglomeration of 9,245,438 people (as of 2016) surrounding the western end of Lake Ontario.

Hamilton, Ontario

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Many of Ontario's most populous cities, including Toronto, Canada's most populous city, and Hamilton, are on the lake's northern and western shores respectively.
An industrialized city in the Golden Horseshoe at the west end of Lake Ontario, Hamilton has a population of 536,917, and its census metropolitan area, which includes Burlington and Grimsby, has a population of 747,545.

Niagara River

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Its primary inlet is the Niagara River from Lake Erie.
The Niagara River is a river that flows north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.

New York (state)

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It is surrounded on the north, west, and southwest by the Canadian province of Ontario, and on the south and east by the American state of New York, whose water boundaries meet in the middle of the lake.
Western New York is considered part of the Great Lakes region and borders Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and Niagara Falls.

Ontario

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It is surrounded on the north, west, and southwest by the Canadian province of Ontario, and on the south and east by the American state of New York, whose water boundaries meet in the middle of the lake.
These include Rainy River, Pigeon River, Lake Superior, St. Marys River, Lake Huron, St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, Detroit River, Lake Erie, Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River from Kingston, Ontario, to the Quebec boundary just east of Cornwall, Ontario.

Hamilton Harbour

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Other prominent examples include Hamilton Harbour, Irondequoit Bay, Presqu'ile Bay, and Sodus Bay.
Hamilton Harbour, formerly known as Burlington Bay, lies on the western tip of Lake Ontario, bounded on the northwest by the City of Burlington, on the south by the City of Hamilton, and on the east by Hamilton Beach (south of the Burlington Bay James N. Allan Skyway) and Burlington Beach (north of the channel).

Lake Erie

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Its primary inlet is the Niagara River from Lake Erie.
Some outflow occurs via the Welland Canal, part of the St. Lawrence Seaway, which diverts water for ship passages from Port Colborne, Ontario on Lake Erie, to St. Catharines on Lake Ontario, an elevation difference of 326 ft. Lake Erie's environmental health has been an ongoing concern for decades, with issues such as overfishing, pollution, algae blooms, and eutrophication generating headlines.

Presqu'ile Provincial Park

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Other prominent examples include Hamilton Harbour, Irondequoit Bay, Presqu'ile Bay, and Sodus Bay.
Presqu'ile Provincial Park is a park in southeastern Northumberland County on the north shore of Lake Ontario near the town of Brighton in Ontario, Canada.

Sodus Bay

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Other prominent examples include Hamilton Harbour, Irondequoit Bay, Presqu'ile Bay, and Sodus Bay.
Sodus Bay is a bay on the south shore of Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes.

Don River (Ontario)

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Major rivers draining into Lake Ontario include the Niagara River, Don River, Humber River, Trent River, Cataraqui River, Genesee River, Oswego River, Black River, Little Salmon River, and the Salmon River.
The Don River is a watercourse in southern Ontario, that empties into Lake Ontario, at Toronto Harbour.

Bay of Quinte

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One unique feature of the lake is the Z-shaped Bay of Quinte which separates Prince Edward County from the Ontario mainland, save for a 2 mi isthmus near Trenton; this feature also supports many wetlands and aquatic plants, as well as associated fisheries.
The Bay of Quinte is a long, narrow bay shaped like the letter "Z" on the northern shore of Lake Ontario in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Genesee River

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Major rivers draining into Lake Ontario include the Niagara River, Don River, Humber River, Trent River, Cataraqui River, Genesee River, Oswego River, Black River, Little Salmon River, and the Salmon River.
The Genesee River is a tributary of Lake Ontario flowing northward through the Twin Tiers of Pennsylvania and New York in the United States.

Sandbanks Provincial Park

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The bars themselves are the sites of long beaches, such as Sandbanks Provincial Park and Sandy Island Beach State Park.
Sandbanks Provincial Park is a provincial park located on Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County near Picton, Ontario, Canada.

Black River (New York)

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Major rivers draining into Lake Ontario include the Niagara River, Don River, Humber River, Trent River, Cataraqui River, Genesee River, Oswego River, Black River, Little Salmon River, and the Salmon River.
The Black River is a 125 mi blackwater river that empties into the eastern end of Lake Ontario on the shore of Jefferson County, New York in the United States.

Humber River (Ontario)

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Major rivers draining into Lake Ontario include the Niagara River, Don River, Humber River, Trent River, Cataraqui River, Genesee River, Oswego River, Black River, Little Salmon River, and the Salmon River.
It is in the Great Lakes Basin, is a tributary of Lake Ontario and is one of two major rivers on either side of the city of Toronto, the other being the Don River to the east.

Little Salmon River (Lake Ontario)

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Major rivers draining into Lake Ontario include the Niagara River, Don River, Humber River, Trent River, Cataraqui River, Genesee River, Oswego River, Black River, Little Salmon River, and the Salmon River.
The Little Salmon River is a tributary of Lake Ontario located in Oswego County, New York.

Salmon River (New York)

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Major rivers draining into Lake Ontario include the Niagara River, Don River, Humber River, Trent River, Cataraqui River, Genesee River, Oswego River, Black River, Little Salmon River, and the Salmon River.
The river is a popular and economically important sportfishing destination, and the most heavily fished of New York's Lake Ontario tributaries.

Sandy Island Beach State Park

The bars themselves are the sites of long beaches, such as Sandbanks Provincial Park and Sandy Island Beach State Park.
Sandy Island Beach State Park is a New York State park on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario.

Oswego River (New York)

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Major rivers draining into Lake Ontario include the Niagara River, Don River, Humber River, Trent River, Cataraqui River, Genesee River, Oswego River, Black River, Little Salmon River, and the Salmon River.
It is the second-largest river (after the Niagara River) flowing into Lake Ontario.

Trent River (Ontario)

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Major rivers draining into Lake Ontario include the Niagara River, Don River, Humber River, Trent River, Cataraqui River, Genesee River, Oswego River, Black River, Little Salmon River, and the Salmon River.
The Trent River is a river in southeastern Ontario which flows from Rice Lake to empty into the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario.

Irondequoit Bay

Other prominent examples include Hamilton Harbour, Irondequoit Bay, Presqu'ile Bay, and Sodus Bay.
The bay, roughly 0.5 mi wide and 4 mi in length, is fed by Irondequoit Creek to the south and flows into Lake Ontario at its northern end.

Iroquois settlement of the north shore of Lake Ontario

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In the 1600s, the Iroquois drove out the Huron from southern Ontario and settled the northern shores of Lake Ontario.
Between 1665 and 1670, seven Iroquois settlements on the north shore of Lake Ontario in present-day Ontario, collectively known as the "Iroquois du Nord" villages, were established by Senecas, Cayugas,and Oneidas.

Wyandot people

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The lake was a border between the Huron people and the Iroquois Confederacy in the pre-Columbian era.
By the 15th century, the pre-contact Wyandot had settled in the large area from the north shores of most of present-day Lake Ontario, northwards up to Georgian Bay.

Toronto Harbour

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Perhaps the best-known example is Toronto Bay, chosen as the site of the Upper Canada (Ontario) capital for its strategic harbour.
Toronto Harbour or Toronto Bay is a bay on the north shore of Lake Ontario, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.