All About Toronto, Ontario

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It's a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities.

Government decision making is done through a series of committees that are part of City Council, and through agencies and corporations. Members of the public can get involved with many of the City's agencies, and can submit comments during the decision-making process.

Toronto has North America's third largest public transit system after New York City and Mexico City

People have lived in Toronto since shortly after the last ice age. The urban community dates to 1793 when British colonial officials founded the Town of York on what was then the Upper Canadian frontier. That village grew to become the City of Toronto in 1834, and through its subsequent evolution and expansion, Toronto has emerged as one of the most liveable and multicultural urban places in the world.

Union Station is Canada's busiest, most important multi-modal passenger transportation hub, a designated National Historic Site and a significant part of Toronto's history and identity

The Toronto Civic Honour Guard is the official Honour Guard of the City of Toronto, formed in 1929.

Old City Hall, a showplace of history and exquisite craftsmanship, celebrated its centennial birthday in September 1999.

Toronto's 175 anniversary was a year-long festival of events. The City of Toronto, worked with various organizations in 2009 to create a celebrate and allow residents to reflect onToronto’s many attributes and accomplishments.

Toronto - the name derived from the Huron word for "fishing weir" - is on the northwest shore of Lake Ontario at Latitude 43 39 N, Longitude 79 23 W.

Located on a broad sloping plateau cut by numerous river valleys, Toronto covers 641 sq.km. and stretches 43 km from east to west and 21 km from north to south at its longest points. The perimeter is approximately 180 km.

Toronto has a total of about 10 million trees, approximately 4 million of which are publicly-owned trees. These include approximately 600,000 street trees (e.g. located on public right of ways on boulevards and commercial trees in sidewalks, etc) and 3.5 million trees in parks, ravines and other natural areas.

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