Interesting Facts About Toronto, Ontario

All rivers and creeks flow into Lake Ontario and are part of the Atlantic Ocean Drainage Basin

Most northerly point is the intersection of Steeles Ave E. and Pickering Town Line

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

At 30 kilometres in length, Toronto’s PATH system is recognized by Guinness Book of World Records as the largest underground shopping complex in the world.

Toronto is a major centre for creative industries, employing over 100,000 people from a broad range of product-producing and service-providing industries (e.g., performing arts; fashion and design; film, TV, internet and music production and broadcasting; publishing (print and Internet).

Dining in Toronto ranges from upscale gourmet to home-cooked comfort food. Savour the city's unique culinary diversity at any of the over 8,000 restaurants across Toronto’s neighbourhoods.

Toronto hosts 80 film festivals each year, many reflecting the city's rich, multicultural, multilingual and diverse communities.

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 on Toronto’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's rich multicultural diversity is expressed by the more than 200 distinct ethnic origins residents identified in their response to the 2006 Census.

PATH is the largest underground pedestrian system in North America. It connects 1200 stores and restaurants, 50 office towers, 20 parking garages, five subway stations and a railway terminal over its’ twenty eight kilometer length. Each letter in PATH is a different colour representing a different direction: P is red and points south. A is orange and points west. T is blue and directs north. H is yellow and points east.

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