Ontario was one of the original four provinces to form confederation in 1867. While the northern and western borders of the province took a while to sort out, the Ontario we know today is Canada’s second largest geographically and by far the largest based on population. More than 13.7 million residents live in Ontario, making it home to more than 1 in 3 Canadians.
Ontario is also home to Canada’s largest individual city, as well as the largest metropolitan census area. The City of Toronto passed Chicago as North America’s 3rd largest city, and the GTHA (Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area) recently topped 7 million making it home to nearly 20% of Canadians. Indeed, to see the transformation of Toronto, would be to see the transformation of Canada!
While Ontario remains an economic powerhouse in Canada, the spiritual need is massive. Church planting organizations, denominations, and local churches have struggled to gain momentum in establishing new gospel communities. As you pray for Ontario, would you join us in asking for a fresh release of God’s Spirit over this region. The planters below will testify to both great spiritual opportunities, as well as many cultural obstacles to the gospel. Pray for encouragement, vision, and tenacity in the Gospel!
The Spirit of Truth Church
North York, ON
Christ Church Toronto
Timmins Community Church
Southeast City Church
Kitchener Mennonite Brethren
Arabic Bible Church
Union City Church
Church of the City
Every Nation Toronto GTA
Linda & Albert Chung — Trinity Grace Church
Darryl & Charlene Dash — Liberty Grace Church
Ben & Jen Joliffe — Resurrection Church
Matt & Andrea Naismith — Church of the City
Jacob & Sri Nuh — House for All Nations
Jon & Claudia Osmond — Free Church
Derek & Tiffany Parenteau — Rugged Tree
Nigel & Jessie Paul — Malkutha
Jeff & Ruth Scott — West Village Church
Chris & Staci Yu — MercyCity Church
The Jesus Network