Time in Canadian Province of Ontario (ON)
What is the current time in Ontario Time now?
What is the Time Zone of Ontario Time, Canada?
Clock showing current local time now in Time Zone: America Toronto
(Ontario, Canada - Eastern Time)
USA & Canada clocks are now on
- Daylight saving start: Sunday 12 March 2017 02:00 local time. Clocks go forward one hour.
- Daylight saving end: Sunday 5 November 2017 02:00 local time. Clocks go back one hour.
USA and Canada past and future DST schedules here
Eastern Time - USA & Canada
What time zone is Ontario in?
The Eastern part of Ontario (most of Ontario and all the major towns & cities) lie in the Eastern Time Zone , which is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-5 ) and the Western part of Ontario, west of 90° W longitude, are in the Central Time Zone , which is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean time ( GMT-6 ).
Does Ontario observe Daylight Saving Time?
Like most provinces in Canada, Daylight Saving Time is observed in Ontario, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour, resulting in a 4 hours ( GMT-4 ) and 5 hours ( GMT-5 ) difference behind GMT for the Eastern and Western part of Ontario respectively.
After the Summer months the time is shifted back by 1 hour resulting in the normal time difference behind GMT.