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List of francophone communities in Ontario

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List of francophone communities in Ontario

This is a list of francophone communities in the Canadian province of Ontario. Municipalities with a high percentage of French-speakers in Ontario are listed.

The provincial average of Ontarians whose mother tongue is French is 3.9%, with a total of 493,300 people in Ontario who identify French as their mother tongue. The majority of francophones in Ontario live in eastern and northeastern Ontario. While most communities in these areas have sizeable French minorities, there are several municipalities that have francophone majorities. This list contains municipalities with percentages of francophones higher than the provincial average.

Most such places are designated as French language service areas under the provincial French Language Services Act, meaning that provincial government services must be available in French.

Municipality Type County/District/Regional Municipality Total Population[1] Percentage of population whose Mother Tongue is French[2]
Alfred and Plantagenet Township Prescott and Russell 9,196 74%
Armstrong (Earlton) Township Timiskaming 1,216 63%
Black River-Matheson Township Cochrane 2,410 32%
Blind River Town Algoma 3,549 18%
Bonfield Township Nipissing 2,016 29%
Callander Municipality Parry Sound 3,864 11%
Casselman Town Prescott and Russell 3,275 83%
Champlain Township Prescott and Russell 8,573 62%
Clarence-Rockland City Prescott and Russell 23,185 68%
Chapleau Township Sudbury 2,116 39%
Chisholm Township Nipissing 1,263 15%
Cobalt Town Timiskaming 1,133 17%
Cochrane Town Cochrane 5,340 44%
Cornwall City Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry 46,340 24%
East Ferris Township Nipissing 4,512 24%
East Hawkesbury Township Prescott and Russell 3,335 61%
Elliot Lake City Algoma 11,348 16%
Espanola Town Sudbury 5,364 15%
French River Town Sudbury 2,442 60%
Greater Sudbury City Single-tier municipality 160,770 27%
Greenstone Town Thunder Bay 4,724 27%
Hawkesbury Town Prescott and Russell 10,551 79%
Hearst Town Cochrane 5,090 88%
Hornepayne Township Algoma 1,050 14%
Ignace Township Kenora 1,202 8%
Iroquois Falls Town Cochrane 4,595 43%
Kapuskasing Town Cochrane 8,196 70%
Kirkland Lake Town Timiskaming 8,493 15%
Lakeshore Town Essex 34,546 8%
Manitouwadge Township Thunder Bay 2,105 15%
Marathon Town Thunder Bay 3,353 10%
Markstay-Warren Township Sudbury 2,297 36%
Mattawa Town Nipissing 2,023 34%
Moonbeam Township Cochrane 1,101 84%
The Nation Township Prescott and Russell 11,668 68%
North Bay City Nipissing 53,651 14%
North Dundas Township Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry 11,225 8%
North Glengarry Township Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry 10,251 39%
North Stormont Township Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry 6,775 25%
Ottawa City single-tier municipality 883,391 15%
Pembroke City Renfrew 14,360 7%
Penetanguishene Town Simcoe 9,111 11%
Petawawa Town Renfrew 15,988 8%
Russell Township Prescott and Russell 15,247 45%
Sables-Spanish Rivers Township Sudbury 3,075 9%
St. Charles Town Sudbury 1,282 47%
Smooth Rock Falls Town Cochrane 1,376 71%
South Glengarry Township Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry 13,162 29%
South Stormont Township Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry 12,617 15%
Temiskaming Shores City Timiskaming 10,400 31%
Terrace Bay Township Thunder Bay 1,471 7%
Timmins City Cochrane 43,165 38%
Tiny Township Simcoe 11,232 11%
Wawa Township Algoma 2,975 19%
Welland City Niagara 50,631 11%
West Nipissing Municipality Nipissing 14,149 65%

A number of small municipalities (with populations under 1000 people) also have high francophone populations. These include the francophone-majority municipalities of Unorganized North Cochrane District also has a French-speaking majority (64%).

Small francophone-minority municipalities include Baldwin (16%), Brethour (9%), Calvin (14%), Coleman (15%), Evanturel (13%), Essa (6%), Gauthier (8%), Harley (40%), Harris (39%), Hilliard (19%), Hudson (18%), James (45%), Kerns (11%), Killarney (13%), Larder Lake (34%), Matachewan (27%), Mattawan (15%), Nairn and Hyman (14%), Temagami (9%), The North Shore (22%), Papineau-Cameron (26%), Thornloe (33%), and White River (18%).

There are also a few small unincorporated communities (governed by local service boards) in Northeastern Ontario with sizeable francophone communities. These include Cartier (29%), Foleyet (26%), Gogama (56%), Jogues (91%), Sultan (40%) and Thorne (43%).

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