Toronto, Ontario, Canada Information And Events

Toronto Ontario, Canada Information And Events
Also Known As:
T Dot, T.O., tranna,
Location: Ontario, Canada
Official Website:
Coordinates: 43.7° N, 79.4° W

Toronto Fun Facts

Here are average temperatures and rainfall of Toronto by month ( based on last 5 years ) :

Min Temp (°C)Max Temp (°C)Rainfall (mm)

In 2011, Toronto was rated the worst sports city in North America by ESPN, due to years of underperformance of the city's professional teams.

The harbour was naturally created by sediment buildup from lake currents that created the Toronto Islands.

For instance, in 2007, the homicide rate for Toronto was 3.3 per 100,000 people, compared with Atlanta (19.7), Boston (10.3), Los Angeles (10.0), New York City (6.3), Vancouver (3.1), and Montreal (2.6).

Sample list of people who were the mayor of Toronto:

  • Rob Ford ( Current Mayor, from 01 Dec 2010 )

The Mayor of Toronto is elected by direct popular vote to serve as the chief executive of the city.

Sample list of fictional characters lived in Toronto:

  • Gilfoyle ( from "Silicon Valley" )

The toronto was damaged in two huge fires in 1849 and 1904.

Toronto (/ t ɵ ˈ r ɒ n t oʊ / , local / ˈ t r ɒ n oʊ / ) is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. The history of Toronto began in the late 18th century when the British Crown purchased its land from the Mississaugas of the New Credit. The settlement established there became York, which lieutenant governor John Graves Simcoe designated as the capital of Upper Canada. The city was ransacked in the Battle of York during the War of 1812. In 1834, York became a city and renamed to Toronto. It was damaged in two huge fires in 1849 and 1904. Since 1954, the city occasionally expanded its borders through amalgamation with surrounding municipalities, most recently occurring in 1998.

Toronto is expected to pay $400 million of the debt in 2011.

List of Toronto's nicknames:

  • T Dot
  • T.O.
  • tranna

During the last ice age, the lower part of Toronto was beneath Glacial Lake Iroquois.

List of airports near Toronto:

  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
  • Pickering Airport
  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Water Aerodrome
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • Downsview Airport
  • Buttonville Municipal Airport

Sample list of films shot in Toronto:

  • Snow Cake ( starring Alan Rickman as Alex Hughes, Sigourney Weaver as Linda Freeman, Carrie-Anne Moss as Maggie )
  • The Brood ( starring Oliver Reed as Dr. Hal Raglan, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle )
  • Mayday ( starring Stephen Bogaert )
  • Adventures in Babysitting ( starring Elisabeth Shue as Chris Parker, Keith Coogan as Brad Anderson, Anthony Rapp as Daryl Coopersmith )
  • The Amateur ( starring Christopher Plummer as Professor Lakos, John Savage, Nicholas Campbell )
  • Apartment Hunting ( starring Linda Kash, John Evans, Ralph Benmergui )
  • Booty Call ( starring Jamie Foxx as Bunz, Tommy Davidson as Rushon, Vivica A. Fox as Lysterine )
  • Canadian Bacon ( starring Alan Alda as The President, John Candy as Sheriff Bud Boomer, Rhea Perlman as Honey )
  • Charlie Bartlett ( starring Hope Davis as Marilyn Bartlett, Kat Dennings as Susan Gardner, Lauren Collins as Kelly )
  • Cinderella Man ( starring Russell Crowe as Jim Braddock, Renée Zellweger as Mae Braddock, Paul Giamatti as Joe Gould )
  • Circle of Two ( starring Tatum O'Neal as Sarah Norton, Richard Burton as Ashley St. Clair, Robin Gammell )
  • Crash ( starring Sandra Bullock as Jean Cabot, Don Cheadle as Det. Graham Waters, Matt Dillon as Officer John Ryan )
  • Cube ( starring Nicole de Boer as Joan Leaven, Nicky Guadagni as Dr. Helen Holloway, David Hewlett as David Worth )
  • Death to Smoochy ( starring Robin Williams as Rainbow Randolph, Edward Norton as Sheldon Mopes, Catherine Keener as Nora Wells )
  • Detroit Rock City ( starring Giuseppe Andrews as Lex, James DeBello as Trip, Natasha Lyonne as Christine )
  • Diary of the Dead ( starring Tatiana Maslany as Mary Dexter, Joshua Close as Jason Creed, Chris Violette as Gordo Thorsen )
  • Don't Say a Word ( starring Michael Douglas as Dr. Nathan R. Conrad, Sean Bean as Patrick Koster, Brittany Murphy as Elisabeth Burrows )
  • Down in the Delta ( starring Mary Alice, Al Freeman, Jr., Esther Rolle )
  • Exit Wounds ( starring Steven Seagal as Orin Boyd, Tom Arnold as Henry Wayne, Jill Hennessy as Annette Mulcahy )
  • Family Viewing ( starring Gabrielle Rose, Arsinée Khanjian, Hrant Alianak )
  • Finding Forrester ( starring Sean Connery as William Forrester, F. Murray Abraham as Prof. Robert Crawford, Anna Paquin as Claire Spence )
  • Fly Away Home ( starring Jeff Daniels as Thomas Alden, Anna Paquin as Amy Alden, Dana Delany as Susan Barnes )
  • Freddy vs. Jason ( starring Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger, Ken Kirzinger as Jason Voorhees, Monica Keena as Lori Campbell )
  • Hairspray ( starring John Travolta as Edna Turnblad, Nikki Blonsky as Tracy Turnblad, Michelle Pfeiffer as Velma Von Tussle )
  • Half Baked ( starring Dave Chappelle as Thurgood Jenkins, Guillermo Díaz as Scarface, Jim Breuer as Brian )
  • Hank and Mike ( starring Chris Klein as Conrad Hubriss, Joe Mantegna, Paolo Mancini )
  • Hidden in America ( starring Jena Malone, Bruce Davison, Alice Krige )
  • Honey ( starring Jessica Alba as Honey Daniels, Lil Romeo as Benny, Mekhi Phifer as Chaz )
  • How She Move ( starring Nina Dobrev as Tall Girl in Bathroom, Clé Bennett as Garvey, Romina D'Ugo as Selia )
  • The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer ( starring Naomi Watts as Holly Maddux, Tom Skerritt, Kim Schraner )
  • The Incredible Hulk ( starring Liv Tyler as Betty Ross Banner, Edward Norton as Hulk, Tim Roth as Abomination )
  • George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead ( starring Kenneth Welsh as Patrick O'Flynn, Kathleen Munroe as Jane O'Flynn, Alan van Sprang as Sarge Crocket )
  • Jumper ( starring Samuel L. Jackson as Roland Cox, Jamie Bell as Griffin, Rachel Bilson as Millie Harris )
  • Lars and the Real Girl ( starring Patricia Clarkson as Dagmar, Kelli Garner as Margo, Emily Mortimer as Karin )
  • The Love Guru ( starring Jessica Alba as Jane Bullard, Justin Timberlake as Jacques Grande, Romany Malco as Darren Roanoke )
  • Man of the Year ( starring Robin Williams as Tom Dobbs, Christopher Walken as Jack Menken, Lewis Black as Eddie Langston )
  • Mean Girls ( starring Lindsay Lohan as Cady Heron, Rachel McAdams as Regina George, Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners )
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding ( starring Nia Vardalos as Toula Portokalos, John Corbett as Ian Miller, Lainie Kazan as Maria Portokalos )
  • My Horrible Year! ( starring Allison Mack as Nicola 'Nik' Faulkner, Karen Allen as Belinda Faulkner, Caterina Scorsone as Babyface Hamilton )
  • Narc ( starring Jason Patric as Nick Tellis, Ray Liotta as Henry Oak, Chi McBride as Captain Cheevers )
  • The Path to 9/11 ( starring Al Sapienza as Donald Sadowy, Nayef Rashed as Ayman al-Zawahiri, Katy Selverstone as Nancy Floyd )
  • The Prince and Me ( starring Miranda Richardson as Queen Rosalind, Alberta Watson as Amy Morgan, James Fox as King Haraald )
  • Prom Night ( starring Leslie Nielsen as Mr. Hammond, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens )
  • Repo Men ( starring Jude Law as Remy, Carice van Houten as Carol, Alice Braga as Beth )
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse ( starring Milla Jovovich as Alice, Sienna Guillory as Jill Valentine, Oded Fehr as Carlos Olivera )
  • Resurrection ( starring Leland Orser, Jayne Eastwood, Christopher Lambert as John Prudhomme )
  • Riel ( starring Daniel Gadouas as Nault, Brenda Donohue as Mrs. Schultz, Roger Blay as Dumont )
  • Saw II ( starring Shawnee Smith as Amanda Young, Beverley Mitchell as Laura Hunter, Erik Knudsen as Daniel Matthews )
  • Saw III ( starring Tobin Bell as Jigsaw, Shawnee Smith as Amanda Young, Angus Macfadyen as Jeff Reinhart )
  • Saw IV ( starring Scott Patterson as Peter Strahm, Costas Mandylor as Mark Hoffman, Dina Meyer as Allison Kerry )

Toronto played host to the 95th Grey Cup in 2007, the first held in the city since 1992.

List of sports teams from Toronto:

  • Toronto Blue Jays ( Baseball )
  • Toronto Raptors ( Basketball )
  • Toronto Maple Leafs ( Ice Hockey )
  • Toronto FC ( Football )
  • Toronto Maple Leafs ( Baseball )
  • Toronto Toros
  • GOAT ( Ultimate )
  • Toronto Rock ( Lacrosse )
  • Toronto Argonauts ( Canadian football )
  • Toronto Marlies ( Ice Hockey )
  • Hamilton Nationals ( Field lacrosse )
  • Toronto Lynx ( Football )
  • Toronto Varsity Blues ( Canadian football )
  • Ryerson Rams ( Canadian football )
  • York Lions ( Canadian football )
  • Toronto Aeros ( Ice Hockey )
  • Toronto Arenas
  • Toronto Huskies
  • Toronto Marlboros
  • Toronto Granites
  • Toronto Croatia ( Football )
  • Toronto Maple Leafs ( Baseball )
  • Toronto Falcons
  • Toronto Welsh RFC ( Rugby union )
  • Toronto Inferno
  • Toronto Neil McNeil Maroons
  • Toronto Jr. Canadiens
  • Toronto Knob Hill Farms
  • West Toronto Nationals
  • Toronto Young Rangers
  • Toronto Tecumsehs
  • Toronto City
  • Toronto Blue Ice Jets
  • Toronto Beaches ( Lacrosse )
  • Toronto Rebellion
  • Toronto Balmy Beach Beachers
  • Toronto Parkdale ( Canadian football )
  • Toronto RCAF Hurricanes ( Canadian football )
  • Toronto Native Sons
  • Toronto Lions
  • Toronto Indians
  • Toronto Aura Lee
  • Toronto Awaba Stags FC
  • Toronto St. Patricks
  • Toronto Rifles
  • Morton FC Toronto
  • Toronto Irish F.C.

Sample list of famous events happened in Toronto:

  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Battle of York
  • Toronto Blackout
  • DebConf2
  • Volleyball at the 1976 Summer Paralympics
  • ReelWorld Film Festival
  • ISMB 2008 Toronto
  • Inside Out Film and Video Festival
  • Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
  • CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival
  • Incidents during Caribana
  • Juno Awards of 2011
  • George Chuvalo-Howard King
  • Toronto International Film Festival Kids
  • Short Film Showcase
  • Gemini Awards
  • Toronto Student Film Festival
  • North by Northeast
  • Toronto After Dark Film Festival

In 1967, the seven smallest municipalities of Metropolitan Toronto were merged into their larger neighbours, resulting in a six-municipality configuration that included the old City of Toronto and the surrounding municipalities of East York, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, and York.

Sample list of famous people who were born in Toronto:

  • Alison Pill ( Actor and Voice Actor )
  • Rainbow Sun Francks ( Songwriter, Actor, VJ and Record producer )
  • Shenae Grimes ( Actor and Photographer )
  • Lottie Pickford ( Actor )
  • Dov Tiefenbach ( Actor and Musician )
  • Douglas Smith ( Actor )
  • Erica Luttrell ( Actor and Voice Actor )
  • Mary Pickford ( Actor, Film Producer, Writer and Screenwriter )
  • David Dineen-Porter ( Comedian, Actor, Musician, Songwriter and Film Director )
  • Catherine O'Hara ( Actor, Screenwriter, Comedian, Voice Actor, Writer and Singer-songwriter )
  • Christopher Plummer ( Voice and Actor )
  • Hart Bochner ( Screenwriter, Film Director, Actor and Film Producer )
  • Brooke Nevin ( Actor )
  • Don McKellar ( Actor, Screenwriter, Film Director, Television producer, Television Director and Voice Actor )
  • Michael Seater ( Actor and Screenwriter )
  • Keenan MacWilliam ( Actor, Singer, Fashion designer, Writer and Dancer )
  • Chad Donella ( Actor )
  • Jamie Johnston ( Actor, Singer-songwriter and Guitarist )
  • Alex House ( Actor )
  • Lisa Jakub ( Actor, Writer and Child Actor )
  • Gregory Smith ( Actor, Photographer, Entrepreneur and Film Producer )
  • Tamara Taylor ( Actor )
  • Shadia Simmons ( Actor )
  • Jake Epstein ( Actor, Singer and Musician )
  • Peter Jennings ( Writer, Journalist, Screenwriter and Newscaster )
  • Neil Young ( Musician, Songwriter, Film Director, Actor, Film Producer, Film Score Composer, Screenwriter, Record producer and Activist )
  • Stephen Harper ( Prime Minister of Canada, Economist and Politician )
  • Anne Carson ( Writer, Classicist, Poet and Professor )
  • Michael Ignatieff ( Novelist, Philosopher, Politician, Author, Journalist, Screenwriter, Professor and Writer )
  • Will Arnett ( Actor, Voice Actor, Television producer, Screenwriter and Comedian )
  • Evan Solomon ( Novelist, Writer and Newscaster )
  • Morley Safer ( Writer, TV Journalist, Journalist and Actor )
  • James Randi ( Educator, Magician, Social activist, Illusionist, Writer and Actor )
  • Jim West ( Guitarist, Record producer, Film Score Composer and Actor )
  • Cory Doctorow ( Journalist, Author, Writer and Editor )
  • Henry Czerny ( Actor )
  • Frank Gehry ( Architect and Designer )
  • Alfred J. Gross ( Inventor and Engineer )
  • Sydney Newman ( Film Producer, Television producer and Screenwriter )
  • Bill Phipps ( Lawyer )
  • Leonard Gustafson
  • Joseph Cordiano
  • Pat O'Toole
  • John Tavares
  • Joseph Rotman
  • Larry Bagnell ( Critic )
  • John McKay
  • Jim Gouk
  • Jim Abbott
  • Jipsi Kinnear

The total number of homicides dropped to 70 in 2006, that year, nearly 2,000 people in Toronto were victims of a violent gun-related crime, about one-quarter of the national total.

Toronto is located in Ontario, Canada.

Sample list of tourist attractions in Toronto:

  • Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Toronto Zoo
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Black Creek Pioneer Village
  • CN Tower
  • Bata Shoe Museum
  • Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Spadina House
  • Ontario Place
  • Toronto Islands
  • Edwards Gardens
  • Toronto Eaton Centre
  • High Park
  • St. Lawrence Market
  • Kensington Market
  • Chinatown, Toronto
  • The Beaches
  • Rogers Centre
  • Air Canada Centre
  • BMO Field
  • Princess of Wales Theatre
  • Royal Alexandra Theatre
  • Roy Thomson Hall
  • Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Cabbagetown, Toronto
  • Distillery District
  • Nathan Phillips Square
  • Canada's Wonderland
  • McMichael Canadian Art Collection
  • Gardiner Museum
  • First Toronto Post Office
  • Danforth Avenue
  • Yorkville, Toronto
  • Queens Quay
  • Queen Street West
  • Casa Loma
  • Toronto Centre for the Arts
  • Textile Museum of Canada
  • Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
  • Bayview Village Shopping Centre
  • Heartland Town Centre
  • Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Luminato
  • Sugar Beach
  • Hanlan's Point Beach
  • Corktown Common

In 2007, Toronto was reported as having some of the longer average ER wait times in Ontario.

With the city's significant number of Methodist Christians, Toronto was sometimes referred to as the Methodist Rome.

Population of Toronto was 2,615,060 in the year 2011.

Toronto is a city of high-rises, having 1,800 buildings over 30 metres (98 ft).

The cost of living in Toronto was ranked highest in Canada in 2011[update].

In 2011, the most commonly reported religion in Toronto was Christianity, with 54.1% of the population adhering to this group.

The toronto is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario.

Toronto's geo-coordinates are 43.7° N, 79.4° W.

You can get to Toronto by air, train and/or bus:

  • You can take a plane and go to:
    • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
    • Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • You can take a train and go to:
    • Union Station
  • You can take a bus and go to:
    • Toronto Coach Terminal
    • Union Station

Toronto's official website is

The Toronto Raptors entered the National Basketball Association in 1995, and have since earned six playoff spots in 19 seasons.

In the 2011 Canadian census, the most common ethnic origins in the city of Toronto were as follows:.

Toronto is about 630.00 square kilometers with a population of 2,615,060 in the year 2011.

Sample list of newspapers published in Toronto:

  • Toronto Star
  • The A.V. Club
  • Toronto Sun
  • Now
  • Sing Tao Daily
  • JoongAng Ilbo
  • Xtra!
  • Toronto Telegram
  • The Eyeopener
  • The Varsity
  • The Globe
  • L'Express de Toronto
  • The Jewish Tribune
  • Vapaa Sana
  • The Gargoyle
  • The Toronto Mail
  • The Mail and Empire
  • The Ryersonian
  • The Newspaper
  • The Dialog
  • News4Kids
  • Toronto Empire
  • The Underground
  • Ultra Vires
  • The Toike Oike
  • The Onion

Toronto was twice for brief periods the capital of the united Province of Canada: first from 1849 to 1852, following unrest in Montreal, and later 1856–1858 after which Quebec became the capital until 1866 (one year before Confederation); since then, the capital of Canada has remained Ottawa.

Toronto is in the Eastern Time Zone.

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