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Famous People From Ontario

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List of famous people from Ontario, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Ontario, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Ontario you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Ontario, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list contains people like Hughie Lehman and Red Kelly.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Ontario?" or "Which celebrities were born in Ontario?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

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  • Laura Vandervoort

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Laura Dianne Vandervoort (born September 22, 1984) is a Canadian actress. She is best known...  more

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  • Ryan Gosling

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

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  • Jim Carrey

    Jim Carrey

    Age: 58

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

    James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer,...  more

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    BirthplacePort Perry, Canada

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  • Corey Haim

    Corey Haim

    Age: Died at 39 (1971-2010)

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Corey Ian Haim (December 23, 1971 – March 10, 2010) was a Canadian actor, known for a 1980s...  more

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  • Neve Campbell

    BirthplaceGuelph, Canada

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    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

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    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

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    John Candy

    Dec. at 44 (1950-1994)

    BirthplaceNewmarket, Canada

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    Mike Myers

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceScarborough, Toronto, Canada

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    BirthplaceMississauga, Canada

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    A. J. Cook

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceOshawa, Canada

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  • Alex Trebek

    BirthplaceGreater Sudbury, Canada

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    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

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    BirthplaceCanada, Ontario, Ottawa Valley, Ottawa, Americas

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    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

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    Gail Kim

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

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    Neil Young

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

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    BirthplaceSt. Catharines, Canada

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    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

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    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

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