“Today and throughout the month of October, we acknowledge and celebrate the many important contributions Ontarians of Hispanic heritage have made and continue to make to our province.
“Hispanic immigration to Ontario has been steadily adding to our cultural landscape since the early 1970s and before. From Central and South America, to Europe and beyond, Ontario’s Hispanic community continues to be a significant part of our province’s multicultural fabric.
“Today, more than 200,000 Ontarians proudly proclaim their Hispanic heritage, and continue to play an important role in Ontario’s social, economic, and cultural growth and development.
“The month of October provides us all with the opportunity to learn more about Hispanic culture, and the many ways this community helps make Ontario a better place to live.
“Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!”