Toronto is a huge, important city and there are millions of people who live there. Consequently, it's never difficult to find information about the city. All you have to do is search for "best restaurant" or "CN Tower Gifts" and you'll be practically inundated with results clamoring to give you the information you want. But what if you're not sure what you want to know? What if you're just beginning your research and you want something general to get you started? Then this is the article for you.
Toronto: the Important Facts
Toronto is the largest city in Canada. It has an area of over 600 square kilometers (over 7,000 if you count suburbs).
2.5 million people live within the city of Toronto, and 8.1 million live in the metro area. Imagine if you worked nearby and tried to host a party for all those people!
Toronto is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, which is one of the five Great Lakes, the largest freshwater system on Earth.
Toronto is often known by the nickname "T-Dot," which stems from Toronto, Ontario, which is often expressed as T.O.
Toronto has one of the largest student populations in Canada. Several major universities are located in the city and students flock here to enjoy the night life while studying the insertion of dental implants. Mississauga, though contiguous to Toronto, even has its own branch of the University of Toronto. Other schools in the city include Ryerson University, the Canadian Film Center, and the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Toronto residents are known as Torontonians, and have a reputation (at least according to non-Torontonians) for thinking that Toronto is the center of the universe (not literally).
A lot goes on in Toronto in any given day, but the activities it is most famous for are finance and film production. The city is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Canadian headquarters offices of many multinational firms, which generally hire staff through employment firms. Toronto is also the headquarters for Canadian television production, including the networks CBC, CTV, TSN, and MuchMusic.
An underground system of tunnels known as PATH connects many downtown buildings to reduce the amount of time people have to spend outside in winter, when it is usually below -10 degrees Celsius.
Tourism is important to Toronto's economy. Party hosts in the hundreds would compete for the last tent rental during the spring and summer wedding season. The most popular attractions for visitors include the CN Tower, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Skydome, and Canada's Wonderland amusement park.
The GO commuter train connects Toronto to suburbs up to 100km away along seven separate lines.