2015 About Toronto

Access is taking place in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada! For those of us who like facts, and so that this page doesn’t remain blank:

  • Toronto is the capital of Ontario and the largest city in Canada
  • 2.6 million people call Toronto home, and a further 3 million live in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
  • A quarter of Canada’s population lives within 160 km of Toronto
  • The name Toronto is likely derived from the Iroquois word tkaronto, meaning “place where trees stand in the water”
  • 50% of Toronto residents were born outside of Toronto and over 160 languages are spoken in the city
  • The mayor of Toronto is John Tory, but you might remember the previous mayor better
  • Toronto has a proud history of supporting terrible sports teams
  • Toronto is a city of neighbourhoods, each with its own quirks and charms
  • The city often sits in for Chicago or New York on the big screen
  • The PATH is North America’s largest continuous underground pedestrian system. It can be found downtown, under Toronto’s financial core. It connects 1200 stores and restaurants, 50 office towers, six hotels, five subway stops (as well as Union Station), and several entertainment centres.