Canada is preparing to celebrate its 150th birthday. And you better believe the province of Ontario is too.
For the occasion, Ontario is celebrating with a new release of its unofficial anthem.
Yes, Ontario has its own anthem FYI.
A Place to Stand, a.k.a, the Ontario Song, originally written and recorded by Dolores Claman and Richard Morris was first featured on the soundtrack for the Oscar award-winning documentary that screened 50 years ago at the Ontario pavilion during Expo 67.
The song was retired in 2007 and replaced by There’s No Place Like This, a little ditty that has appeared in TV advertisements over the last decade and has been performed by Ontario artists Keshia Chanté and Arkells among others.
Now, just in time for our upcoming sesquicentennial celebrations, A Place to Stand is making a comeback. It’s been newly refreshed to “reflect today’s Ontario – a land of diversity, innovation, and opportunity,” and re-recorded by Toronto indie pop band Ginger Ale & The Monowhales.
Listen to the new version of A Place to Stand below.