If you are thinking to move to Toronto or just to visit that city, here you are some nice tips to know before leaving or to impress your friends at dinner once you are here!

Enjoy the reading.


1. The Toronto Islands weren’t always islands

Now accessible by ferry or via a pedestrian tunnel that opened in 2015, the Toronto Islands were once a peninsula. Two powerful storms in 1852 and 1858 separated the islands from the mainland and created the body of water now known as the Eastern Gap.

Toronto Islands


2. Toronto is the fifth largest city in North America

It’s only beaten by Mexico City, New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Toronto fifth largest city


3. Toronto is home to more than 8,000 restaurants

The restaurants are the biggest business of the city, over the 6.5% of all, indication that the people of Toronto take their meals very seriously.

Toronto restaurant and view


4. Toronto has a population of 5.6 million

The Greater Toronto metropolitan area boasts 6,054,191 residents.

Toronto population


5. Toronto has 301 days of measurable sunshine

Unlike what most people in the world think, with December having the least days at 19. While, the lowest record temperature was reached  in 1943 as -31.3°C (without wind).

sunny Toronto


6. In Toronto there are over 10 million trees

The oldest is believed to be a 300-year-old red oak in North York that was the subject of a recent media storm when the house whose land it sits on was put up for sale. The City of Toronto stepped in to save the tree. Furthermore, 1.500 parks (18.1% of the total city area) and even 9.520 streets.

Green trees in Toronto


7. Over 180 languages and dialects are spoken in the city

Toronto is the 7th best city for people who decide to change life and even country. There are 200 ethnical groups and over 180 languages and dialects which reflect on the style of the neighbourhoods: Little Italy, Chinatown, Greektown, Little India, Roncesvalles Village (Little Poland).

Toronto 180 laguages


8. Covers an area of 641 square km

43 km from East to West and 21 km from North to South; so 25% of Canada’s population lives within 160 km radius of Toronto.

Toronto from above


9. Top five visible minority groups in Toronto

South Asians (12% of the population), Chinese (11.4%), Black (8.4%), Filipino (4.1%) and Latin American (2.6%).



10. Around 25% of Hollywood movies are actually filmed here

Here the film industry employs 28.000 jobs and brings $1.5 billion each year.


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