As shocking as it may seem, 2019 is coming to an end and the roaring 20s are about to kick off. In celebration of that fact, Twitter Canada has officially released its end of the year data for the country’s most tweeted about topics. The findings, which covered everything from emojis to politicians, saw a pretty impressive Toronto sweep this year, especially when it came to sports.

Unsurprisingly, Bianca Andreescu, Canada’s newest tennis icon, topped more than a few lists. The tennis star was the most mentioned athlete in Canada, as well as the most mentioned female athlete in Canada. 

The Mississauga native took the country by storm earlier this year when she defeated Serena Williams at the U.S. Open.

Since then, she has gone onto become something of a national treasure and is credited with reinvigorated Canadians interest in tennis, not bad for a 19-year-old.

The most tweeted about male athlete in Canada was also a GTA native. RJ Barrett is a Toronto-born basketball player, who was drafted by the New York Knicks in the third round of the 2019 NBA draft.

Barrett's rise to prominence came alongside a record-breaking year for opening-night rosters in the NBA for Canada.

Toronto also captured the top 3 spots for the most tweeted about sports teams with the Raptors, Maple Leafs and Blue Jays beating out the Montreal Canadiens and the Calgary Flames.

It wasn’t just the sports-section that Toronto swept up, though. We also swept the prestigious award of the Canadian city to be hashtagged the most. 

Not only were we the most talked-about city, but our beloved John Tory was also the most tweeted out Mayor, which is pretty awesome.

Toronto born Shawn Mendes also topped the list when it came to the most mentioned male musician in Canada. 

Sadly, no one in Toronto managed to steal the honour of being the most mentioned account by Canadians on Twitter in 2019.

President Donald Trump was the most tweeted about, which isn’t that shocking, especially when you consider all the controversies he has been wrapped up in since getting elected.


There are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.


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