10 Interesting Facts About Toronto

Since Toronto is ranked 4th in the world for life and work I thought it would be fun to share 10 weird and/or interesting facts about this amazing city.

  1. Path is the largest underground pedestrian system in North America connecting 1200 stores and restaurants, 50 office towers, 20 parking garages, five subway stations and a railway terminal over a twenty eight kilometer length. Each letter in PATH is a different colour representing a different direction: P is red and points south. A is orange and points west. T is blue and directs north. H is yellow and points East
  2. The Toronto Islands comprise the largest urban car-free community in North America
  3. Toronto is considered the most multicultural city in the world.
  4. Toronto is 76.5 meters above sea level. The highest point, 209 metres, is at the intersection of Steeles Avenue West and Keele Street.
  5. There are 10 million trees in Toronto, 4 million are publicly owned.
  6. Toronto is home to over 70 Film Festivals each year. The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is the largest one.
  7. There are approx. 35,000 hotel rooms in Toronto.
  8. There are over 1.6 million trips every day on the TTC which includes subways, buses and streetcars
  9. Pearson International Airport is the 4th busiest airport in North America.
  10. There are 9,520 streets in Toronto. Yonge Street is the longest and the second longest is Lawrence Avenue East