Ontario's Mission Statement
Founded as a Model Colony, based on innovation, planned development, community service and family values, the City of Ontario has become the economic heart of the region. The City Council is committed to maintaining Ontario’s leadership role in the Inland Empire by continuing to invest in the growth and evolution of the area’s economy while providing a balance of jobs, housing, and educational and recreational opportunities for our residents in a safe, well-maintained community.
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Ontario offers a variety of entertainment options for the entire family to enjoy. Ontario is home to the 1.7 million square foot Ontario Mills— Southern California’s largest outlet shopping mall and entertainment center and one of its largest tourist attractions.
Ontario’s brand new, state-of-the-art 11,000-seat Citizens Business Bank Arena features concerts, family shows and a variety of sporting events. The new arena is situated adjacent to Piemonte at Ontario Center, Ontario’s new lifestyle center which will incorporate luxury retail, dining and hospitality options in additional to urban living components.
History of Ontario
Before it was Ontario, this city and bordering cities were part of the Cucamonga Desert. In August of 1881, George Chaffey, a Canadian engineer, purchased the "San Antonio Lands," a total of 6,218 acres, for $60,000.
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More City of Ontario Links
LA/Ontario International Airport
The Ontario Plan
Resources in Ontario
Ontario Convention Center