List of francophone communities in Ontario

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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 4.1%, with a total of 549,000 people in Ontario who identify French as their mother tongue in 2016. The majority of francophones in Ontario live in eastern and northeastern Ontario. While most communities in these areas have sizeable French minorities, several municipalities have francophone majorities.

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.

MunicipalityTypeCounty, district, or regional municipalityTotal population [1] Percentage of population whose mother tongue is French [1]
Alfred and Plantagenet Township Prescott and Russell 9,19674%
Armstrong (Earlton)Township Timiskaming 1,21663%
Black River-Matheson Township Cochrane 2,41032%
Blind River Town Algoma 3,54918%
Bonfield Township Nipissing 2,01629%
Callander Municipality Parry Sound 3,86411%
Casselman Town Prescott and Russell 3,27583%
Champlain Township Prescott and Russell 8,57362%
Clarence-Rockland City Prescott and Russell 23,18568%
Chapleau Township Sudbury 2,11639%
Chisholm Township Nipissing 1,26315%
Cobalt Town Timiskaming 1,13317%
Cochrane Town Cochrane 5,34044%
Cornwall City Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry 46,34024%
East Ferris Township Nipissing 4,51224%
East Hawkesbury Township Prescott and Russell 3,33561%
Elliot Lake City Algoma 11,34816%
Espanola Town Sudbury 5,36415%
French River Town Sudbury 2,44260%
Greater Sudbury CitySingle-tier municipality160,77027%
Greenstone Town Thunder Bay 4,72427%
Hawkesbury Town Prescott and Russell 10,55179%
Hearst Town Cochrane 5,09094%
Ignace Township Kenora 1,2028%
Iroquois Falls Town Cochrane 4,59543%
Kapuskasing Town Cochrane 8,19670%
Kirkland Lake Town Timiskaming 8,49315%
Lakeshore Town Essex 34,5468%
Manitouwadge Township Thunder Bay 2,10515%
Marathon Town Thunder Bay 3,35310%
Markstay-Warren Township Sudbury 2,29736%
Mattawa Town Nipissing 2,02334%
Moonbeam Township Cochrane 1,10184%
The Nation Township Prescott and Russell 11,66868%
North Bay City Nipissing 53,65114%
North Dundas Township Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry 11,2258%
North Glengarry Township Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry 10,25139%
North Stormont Township Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry 6,77525%
Ottawa CitySingle-tier municipality883,39115%
Pain Court Village Chatham-Kent 56323%
Pembroke City Renfrew 14,3607%
Penetanguishene Town Simcoe 9,11111%
Petawawa Town Renfrew 15,9888%
Russell Township Prescott and Russell 15,24745%
Sables-Spanish Rivers Township Sudbury 3,0759%
St. Charles Town Sudbury 1,28247%
Smooth Rock Falls Town Cochrane 1,37671%
South Glengarry Township Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry 13,16229%
South Stormont Township Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry 12,61715%
Temiskaming Shores City Timiskaming 10,40031%
Terrace Bay Township Thunder Bay 1,4717%
Timmins City Cochrane 43,16538%
Tiny Township Simcoe 11,23211%
Wawa Township Algoma 2,97519%
Welland City Niagara 50,63111%
West Nipissing Municipality Nipissing 14,14965%

A number of small municipalities also have high francophone populations. These include the francophone-majority municipalities of Carlsbad Springs (84%), Casey (71%), Dubreuilville (82%), Fauquier-Strickland (78%), Mattice-Val Côté (90%), McGarry (63%), Opasatika (85%), and Val Rita-Harty (80%). 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%), Hornepayne (14%), 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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