Hot town, summer in the city.
What a coincidence it was that this week’s theme was given the first time this summer that we left our rural setting to visit an urban one. I would’ve had a pretty hard time otherwise.
Ah, Toronto. Spread over 641 kilometers (that’s 398.29 miles for all you non-metric folks), it is the home of roughly 2.7 million people (half of which were born outside of Canada- that is a serious fact, not a sarcastic remark), 1,600 parks, 185 new high-rises under construction and of course, the CN Tower. The extremely diverse city of Toronto has seven professional sports teams, ten museums, four universities, professional ballet and opera companies, 200 professional performing arts organizations, a zoo (which is the third largest in the world!) and is the host to around 750 festivals and events each year.
It’s also my future home.
Did you know that…
- last year, the CN tower opened the “Edge Walk” attraction that allows participants to walk along the edge of the roof of the tower.
- there is a restaurant at the top that makes a complete rotation every 72 minutes.
- the glass floor in the observation deck was the first of it’s kind when it opened in 1994.
- lightning strikes the CN Tower around 75 times a year.
- a quarter of Canada’s population lives within a 160km (100 mile) radius of Toronto.
- more people live in Toronto than the four Atlantic Provinces of Canada, combined.
- there are over 100 different languages spoken throughout Toronto.
- the public transit system is the second largest in North America (and they still use tiny tokens).
Because knowledge is power!