19 Toronto Mind Blowing Facts You Never Knew About
Hogtown, in all its glory.
Photo cred - Ian Muttoo
There is so much going on in this city at any given moment that no matter how much time you spend here, there's going to be things you just don't know. Between it's size, it's population density, and it's long history, a lot of things are going to fall through the cracks. And so, here are a few facts about this city you may not have come across yet.
The TTC is the second largest public transit system in North America
Now if only we could get it to be the most efficient public transit system.
More than 50% of Toronto's population were born outside of Canada
Photo cred - caruba
Toronto is the 5th largest city in North America
The only one's larger are Mexico City, New York, LA, and Chicago.
Even though the Leafs haven't won a Stanley Cup since 1967, they have some of the most loyal fans in the NHL, and tickets always sell out
Go leafs go!
There are over 1600 parks in this city
See how many of them you can drink a beer at next summer!
Everyone knows about TIFF, but Toronto actually has over 70 film festivals
Including the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, and the Rebels With a Cause Film Festival.
Toronto is considered to be one of the largest cultural centers in North America
We've got stacks on stacks of culture.
Photo cred - jbirot
The Toronto Islands are the largest car-free urban community in North America
Unfortunately, they're not all that tourist-free.
One quarter of Canada’s population lives within a 160 km radius of Toronto
Who says we're not the center of the universe?
Yonge Street is the longest street in the world
Toronto is North America's 3rd largest film production venue, with 25% of Hollywood movies being filmed here
There are over 9000 restaurants in Toronto
You'll never run out of things to eat.
30% of Toronto's population speaks a language other than English or French
You'll probably hear most of them on the subway.
The largest portion of our tourists come from the UK
Caribana is the largest single-day parade in North America
Everyone sees us as a more business-oriented city, but we're home to 60% more artists than any other city in Canada.
Toronto is mad educated
65% of people between age 25 and 64 in this city have post-secondary education.
60% of the US population is within a 90 minute flight away from Toronto
So there's no reason your friends south of the border can't come visit you more often.
The Toronto Zoo is the largest in Canada
The best place in the country to hang out with animals that aren't from this country.
Photo cred – Brady Baker