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First settled over 11,000 years ago, and founded as a city in 1793, Toronto is the largest city in Canada with 243 square miles of land and 2.8 million residents. The Toronto metro area is home to over 5.9 million people. Toronto has over 40 million annual visitors.
The Six, T.O, The Big Smoke, 416, Hogtown, Queen City, Hollywood North, Little York, Toronto the Good, The Megacity.
- 1801-coffee house
- 1883-shopping mall
- 1947-cocktail lounge
- 1970-Tim Horton's
- 1850-electric railways
- 1874-electric lightbulb
- 1904-Canada Dry ginger ale
- 1909-five-pin bowling
- 1918-Buckley's cough syrup
- 1920-Crispy Crunch
- 1930-Whoopie Cushion
- 1938-electron microscope
- 1940-antigravity suits
- 1940-paint rollers
- 1955-instant replay
- 1959-Jolly Jumper
- 1966-Sphynx cat breed
- 1970-key-frame animation
Toronto Fun Facts
- Over 180 languages are spoken in the city and almost half of Torontonians were born outside of Canada. Toronto has the largest Italian population outside Italy.
- Toronto has over 8000 restaurants, 10,000 trees, and 52 outdoor skating rinks, and 23,700 artists (by far the most of any Canadian city).
- Toronto is one of the sunniest cities in North America with over 300 days.
- Carabana is North America's largest and longest one-day parade.
- The Toronto Zoo is Canada's largest with over 16,000 animals of nearly 5000 species.
- Helping Torontonians battle the winter weather, PATH is North America's largest underground pedestrian system. Each year, the businesses found in the PATH system have the world's largest underground sidewalk sale.
- Babe Ruth had his first home run in Toronto.
- Pearson International Airport is Canada's largest.
- Many Hollywood movies are filmed in Toronto because it can double for New York (except in wide shots) and it's much less expensive.
- An image of Toronto city hall appeared briefly in an episode of Star Trek Next Gen.
- Like movie props, Toronto Hydro has been building fake homes to hide transformers placed inside. Since WWII, the company and its predecessor have built over 200 such homes matching the architecture of each neighborhood and 79 of them are still used to hide transformers today.
- Toronto has a house that's been cut in half right down the middle of its peak. Half of the property was sold to a developer. The other half of the house remains standing.
- It takes two weeks to decorate the 60-foot tree in Nathan Phillips Square.
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