Homesteading in Ontario

Homesteading in Ontario – here is a summary of some of the important considerations for starting off your homestead journey in this province.

homesteading in ontario

Climate  – Click on the city/town links for more ‘local’ data

Geology  – geologic information (what rocks do we find)

Geography – general geographic information

Building codes

Agricultural statistics

Home schooling

Average land price per acre


Homesteader Comments

Read below what real homesteaders in this state think the pros and cons for living and homesteading here.  Add your own in the comments!

Pros: Lots of space, sunshine and fewer people 🙂

Cons: Winter is exceptionally harsh and lasts 7-8 months!

Deanna, 92 acres



4 thoughts on “Homesteading in Ontario

  • July 28, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Pros: Great land, lots of space, tons of boreal forest. Lakes everywhere for fishing and swimming. Friendly people who mind their own business.

    Cons: Winters are cold and long.

  • July 9, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Ontario is not a state – it’s a province
    Similar weather to New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Maine

    • September 6, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks for pointing that out. You would think someone publishing an article would fact check.

      • September 7, 2017 at 6:51 am

        Great point – and a terrible slip. But it is now fixed. 🙂


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