• Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore.
  • The population was 2.615 million in 2011
  • Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America.
  • Toronto’s name is derived from the Huron word for “fishing weir”
  • Toronto has a total of about 10 million trees, approximately 4 million of which are publicly-owned trees.
  • Over 140 languages and dialects are spoken here, and just over 30 percent of Toronto residents speak a language other than English or French at home.
  • Toronto has North America’s third largest public transit system after New York City and Mexico City
  • The Rogers Centre is the world’s first stadium to have a fully retractable roof. A 31 story building could fit inside it when the roof is closed
  • Toronto is home to seven professional sports teams:
    • Toronto Blue Jays (Major League Baseball)
    • Toronto Raptors (National Basketball Association)
    • Toronto Argonauts (Canadian Football League)
    • Toronto Maple Leafs (National Hockey League)
    • Toronto Marlies (American Hockey League)
    • Toronto Rock (National Lacrosse League)
    • Toronto FC (Major League Soccer)
  • Toronto is the leading tourism destination in Canada, attracting more than 25 million Canadian, American and international visitors annually.
  • Toronto boasts a wealth of creative talent. Toronto is home to 66 percent more artists than any other city in Canada.