Ontario, Lake Smallest of the Great Lakes, bounded by New York state (s and e) and Ontario province, Canada (s, w, and n). Fed chiefly by the Niagara River, to the ne the St Lawrence River drains Lake Ontario. Forming part of the St Lawrence Seaway, it is a busy shipping route. The chief Canadian cities on Lake Ontario are Toronto, Hamilton and Kingston. On the US shore lie Rochester and Oswego. Area: 19,684sq km (7600sq mi).
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