Did you know that nuclear power is used to generate almost 60% of Ontario’s electricity? Nuclear science and engineering¬†have a long and storied history in Ontario, with CANDU Reactor technology being exported to other countries in order to generate electricity.

The nuclear industry is so important to Ontario that McMaster University has a working nuclear reactor right on campus! It began operating in 1959 and is used for research and education.

You can actually take tours of the reactor, and the folks at McMaster have a virtual tour that you can view online!

Take a virtual tour

If you would like to know how much and through what method Ontario’s energy is being produced, check out this real-time web app brought to us by the Canadian Nuclear Society:¬†http://media.cns-snc.ca/ontarioelectricity/ontarioelectricity.html