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Ontario, Ont., ON

Ont. is the abbreviation for Ontario.

  • London, Ont., has a Thames River, too.

ON is the Canada Post symbol for that province.

  • The package was delivered to 123 First Avenue, Small Town, ON  P0H 1Z0.