Thursday, April 27, 2006

Toronto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Toronto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Toronto is a Canadian city and the provincial capital of Ontario; it is located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With a population of 2,481,494, it is the most populous city in Canada and the fifth most populous in North America (after Mexico City, New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.) The population of the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) is estimated at 5,304,100 in 2005 (Statistics Canada). The Greater Toronto Area (GTA), slightly larger than the Toronto CMA, is defined by provincial authorities for urban planning purposes. Residents of Toronto are called Torontonians. The city is part of the Golden Horseshoe, a densely populated region in Ontario of over eight million people. Approximately one-quarter of the Canadian population lives within the Golden Horseshoe, and about one-sixth of all Canadian jobs lie within the city limits. It currently holds the tallest freestanding structure on land in the world in the CN Tower, and the first ever stadium to have a retractable roof, the Rogers Centre (formerly the SkyDome), which was built in 1989.

Toronto is a global city, exerting significant regional, national, and international influence, and is one of the world's most multicultural and ethnically diverse cities: 42% of the population was born outside of Canada. Toronto is Canada's financial centre and economic engine, as well as one of the"

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