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Ontario Film Review Board Premieres Its New Home

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Ontario Film Review Board Premieres Its New Home

McGuinty Government Helps Ontarians Make Informed Viewing Choices

Ministry of Consumer Services

Ontario is helping open the new home to the Ontario Film Review Board (OFRB), which classifies most movies and video games Ontarians watch and play.

The OFRB, which was established in 1911, helps Ontario consumers make informed choices about the movies and videos they watch, and the video games they play, through the film classification process. The new home of the Board will be located at Yonge and Sheppard in Toronto.

The OFRB is an agency of the province, and is made up of a 19-member community board, representing a cross-section of the many diverse communities across Ontario.

Quick Facts

  • OFRB classified 6,258 films in 2009.
  • The film box office and home video market across Canada generates about $3.5 billion in revenues every year.
  • A total of 305 Ontarians took advantage of the opportunity to participate in OFRB's public awareness program in 2009.

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“Ontario's film classification system ensures consumers are well informed before choosing movies, videos or video games for themselves and their children.”

Sophia Aggelonitis

Minister of Consumer Services

“Ontario Film Review Board classifies most movies played in Ontario theatres as well as videos and DVDs. We take pride in knowing that what we do helps consumers make informed viewing decisions.”

Janet Robinson

Chair of Ontario Film Review Board

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Arts and Culture Government