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Interesting facts about Toronto

Apr 14, 2015
Check out this list of 13 things every tourist should do in Toronto.
Toronto is Canada's largest city and is home to more than 5.7 million Canadians. Toronto's history dates back to the late 18th century. With more than 20 million visitors a year, Toronto is the main tourist destination in Ontario. Toronto's restaurants offer cuisines from every corner of the globe. There is no shortage of shopping options, attractions, historical sites and activities. Here are more fun facts about Toronto:

  • Toronto is the fifth largest city in North America after Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
  • Half of Toronto’s population was born outside of Canada.
  • Almost 1/4 of Canada’s population lives within a 160 km radius of Toronto.
  • Toronto is the most multicultural city in the world. There are more than 100 languages and dialects spoken throughout the city.
  • The Toronto Stock Exchange is the sixth largest stock exchange in the world. Toronto is the largest financial centre in Canada and the fourth largest economic centre in all of North America.
  • North America's largest continuous underground pedestrian system, PATH, connects about 1,200 stores and restaurants, 50 office towers, five subway stations, Union Station, six major hotels and several entertainment centres under Toronto's financial core.
  • Toronto's public transit system is the second largest in North America.
  • More than half of Toronto's labour force has a university degree or college diploma.
  • Toronto is one of the cleanest, safest, and most peaceful large cosmopolitan cities in the world.
  • Yonge Street is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest street in the world, stretching 1,896 km from the lakeshore in Toronto, north to Rainy River, Ontario, near the Minnesota border.
  • Toronto is home to one of the world's tallest free-standing structures, the CN Tower, which stands 1,815 feet (553 meters) tall.
  • Toronto's pro sports teams include the Toronto Blue Jays (Major League Baseball), Toronto Maple Leafs (National Hockey League), Toronto Raptors (National Basketball Association), and the Toronto Argonauts (Canadian Football League).
Information courtesy of visit-toronto.ca