Did you know?

  1. Toronto plays host to over 40 million visitors every year
  2. Toronto is the only Canadian city with 7 major sports teams (yay sports!)
  3. Almost a quarter of Canada’s entire population lives within a 160km radius of Toronto
  4. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Toronto was -31.3 °C, with a wind chill of -44.7 °C.
  5. The Toronto Zoo is the largest in Canada, with 16,000 animals calling it home
  6. Casa Loma is the only actual, real castle in North America
  7. Toronto is more southerly than Milan
  8. Toronto is the third-largest movie production hub in North America
  9. The Toronto Islands are the largest urban car-free community in North America
  10. Toronto has over 1,500 parks and 10 million trees
  11. The CNE uses 15,240 decks of cards every year
  12. Toronto hosts the largest single-day parade in North America- Caribana!
  13. There are over 1.6 million daily trips on the TTC, and the Toronto transit system is the second largest in North America
  14. Toronto used to be called York, the Upper Canada until 1834
  15. Drake didn’t coin “The 6ix,” sorry. It was used as a term for the original 6 areas of Toronto: Old Toronto, York, North York, East York, Etobicoke, and Scarborough
  16. Along with that, only about 7% of people ever really refer to it as “The 6ix”
  17. Pizza Pizza was founded in Etobicoke the same year the Leafs won the cup (1967)
  18. The Leafs have not won since, but Pizza Pizza is doing pretty well
  19. There are over 8,000 restaurants in Toronto, and it would take you 22 years to try them all if you tried a new one every night
  20. A quarter of films set in American cities are actually filmed in Toronto


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