10 Fun Facts About Toronto: Part 1

by ChelseO 2nd June 2014

Toronto, Ontario's thriving capital, as we're sure you know, is one of Canada's most diverse and multi-cultural cities. Many individuals worldwide are well aware of the wonder of its wide range of popular attractions and annual events. But did you have any idea about these 10 fun facts?

                            10 Fun Facts About Toronto: Part 1

  1. Over 48% of Toronto's population is foreign-born (according to Statistics Canada).

  2. A whopping 25% of Canada's population lives within 160 kilometres of the city.

  3. Over 100 languages are spoken here.

  4. Toronto's PATH is North America's largest continuous pedestrian system. It connects a myriad of stores, office towers, restaurants, subway stations, hotels and more.

  5. Approximately 25% of Hollywood-produced movies are filmed right here in the city.

  6. Yonge Street is the longest street in the entire world, starting at Lake Ontario, running through Toronto and up through central and northern Ontario.

  7. The Rogers Centre is home to a Sony big screen measuring 33 feet by 110 feet – the biggest ever.

  8. The soundtrack for the 1964 made-for-TV version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” was recorded in a Toronto studio.

  9. A total of 65 million passengers go through Union Station annually (that's double the annual traffic of Pearson International Airport!).

  10. The Toronto-Dominion Centre, an impressive architectural powerhouse, was Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's last major work.

Did we forget any of your favourite facts about the city? Contact us on Facebook or Twitter and let us know!

Resources: Toronto.com, Trip Advisor & Toronto Financial District  


Posted by ChelseO
Monday, 2nd June 2014, 08:57pm.
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