The population of Canada is 36.7 million (2017) people with 13.6 million (1-Jan-2014) in Ontario.

“Current projections are that the global population will reach 9 billion by 2050, and ensuring that an adequate amount of food is produced will continue to challenge the agri-food system.  Although feeding the global population requires multiple approaches, such as minimizing food waste, increasing equity in food distribution, and advancing technologies for crop efficiency, a stable and secure base of high-quality agricultural land will be a key component of a resilient and sustainable global food system.”

Wayne Caldwell, Stew Hilts, and Bronwynne Wilton, “Farmland Preservation:  Land for Future Generations”

See also:

(2016-09-28) Globe and Mail:  320,000 newcomers came to Canada in past year, highest number since 1971

New Technology – Farmland