Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Toronto has not always been known as Toronto. What was it called before its present name?||Toronto, Ontario
York. During the War of 1812, the Americans burned York. In response the Canadians (British) burned the White House (it was blue at the time, but was repainted white).
Lester B. Pearson . The airport is not actually located in Toronto, but in Mississauga, a suburb.
Air Canada Centre. The Leafs were at Maple Leaf Gardens until a few years ago. The Gardens were the oldest NHL arena still used, and so the Leafs moved into the brand-new Air Canada Centre (ACC).
|Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario. Where does the provincial Premier sit?||Toronto, Ontario
|Playing in the same stadium as Toronto's baseball team, what is the name of Toronto's CFL team?||Toronto, Ontario
Argonauts. Saskatchewan Roughriders, Hamilton Tiger Cats, and Toronto Raptors (Toronto's professional basketball team).
|Highway 11 is the longest street in the world. It starts in downtown Toronto and runs into Manitoba, passing through Thunder Bay on the north shore of Lake Superior. What is this street's common name?||Toronto, Ontario
|Toronto's most famous landmark is the CN Tower. "CN" stands for Canadian National, the company which inspired the idea for the tower. In what line of business was Canadian National involved?||Toronto, Ontario
Railways. Canadian National Railway came up with the idea for the tower to facilitate media broadcasts in the Toronto area. It was also to be a symbol of Canadian industry and of the Railway company itself.
Completed in 1976 the tower stands at a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches). It is a major tourist site, but also serves as a radio transmitter, giving the Toronto area very good reception. If you're ever in town you must go up the tower. The view really is quite amazing.
Rogers Centre. Previously known as the Skydome this stadium was completed in 1989 and the Blue Jays moved in mid-season. It has a retractable roof and is a very nice stadium.
Blue Jays . They won back-to-back World Series in 1992 and 1993.
|What Toronto subway station tile mosaic pattern represents the digits of Pi (3.1415...)?||Super Toronto Quiz
Downsview. The tile mosaic at the entrance to Downsview subway station isn't just a random pattern of tiles. Each different coloured tile block represents a different digit of Pi (3.1415...). It was commissioned by the Toronto Transit Commission from Calgary artist Arlene Stamp in 1993.
|How many city councilors does the City of Toronto have (not including the mayor)?||Super Toronto Quiz
44. The Toronto City Council (main governing body for the city) is made up of 44 city councilors, each representing one ward, plus the mayor.
27 km. 'The Path' is a series of underground walkways connecting many of the buildings in downtown Toronto, as well as the downtown subway stations. The Path links the Air Canada Centre at the south end all the way to the Atrium on Bay and the Toronto Coach Terminal at the north end.
Pearson International Airport. Lester B. Pearson International Airport is named after Canada's fourteenth prime minister. Pearson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for his proposal to send UN Peacekeeping forces into the Suez Canal area.
|When it was opened in 1976, the tallest free-standing structure in the world was found in Toronto. Its record was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai in 2010. What is the Canadian structure called?||Super Toronto Quiz
The CN Tower. The CN Tower was the tallest free-standing structure in the world, at 553 metres. It was opened in 1976. First Canadian place is the second tallest building in Toronto, at 290 m. Burj Khalifa in Dubai took the record for the world's tallest structure in 2007 during its construction. It opened in 2010 and is just shy of 830 metres tall.
Lake Ontario. Lake Ontario is the smallest of the five great lakes and the farthest downstream in the Great Lake chain. The water of Lake Ontario flows out through the St. Lawrence River and into the Atlantic Ocean.
|Which northern village can boast a huge snowman statue, with a fishing rod and sun glasses?||Name The Ontario City
Beardmore. When driving along the highway through the small town of Beardmore, one can see a large snowman statue, beside a multi-colour sign of the town's name.
Sault Ste. Marie. The St. Mary's river flow through Sault Ste. Marie, a northern Ontario city and the river is a prime breeding spot for lampreys as it is a passage-way between Lake Superior and Lake Huron.
Neys. Neys, located by Terrace Bay, was the site for many German prisoners in the war.
Ottawa. The Centennial Flame is located right in front of the Parliament Buildings and it is believed that if a thrown penny lands in the flame, that person will have good luck for 100 years! (it's really hard to get it in there though!)
|From the highway, one can see a large Canada goose while passing which small northern town?||Name The Ontario City
Wawa. For a small town, it is a really big goose!
Sudbury. Sudbury is home to this large piece of currency due to the famous nickel mines there.
Windsor. The Ambassador Bridge connects Windsor to the city of Detroit, Michigan.
Ottawa. In the winter at Ottawa's Winterluge Celebration, the Rideau Canal becomes the World's longest skating rink. A delicious treat at this celebration is Beaver Tails, a pastry-like dessert.
Point Pelee. Located just south of Windsor, Point Pelee is home to countless monarch butterflies at migratory times of the year.
Kingston. Fort Henry was built by the British and used as a fort in the fur trading era.
|From which Ontario city can you see a vast mountain that resembles a sleeping giant?||Name The Ontario City
Thunder Bay. The Sleeping Giant is easily viewed from Thunder Bay and is actually located in Sibly National Park.
Oshawa. This large business which provides jobs for many in the Toronto and Kawartha Lakes areas is easily seen from the 401.
|Before being surpassed by Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE, which city was extremely well-known for being home to the tallest free standing tower in the world?||Name The Ontario City
Toronto. Toronto is home to the CN Tower which is located beside the Sky Dome. Visitors can enjoy the thrill of walking on a glass floor above the streets and the vast view which on some days Niagara Falls is visible.
White River. That honey loving bear from the 100 Acre Woods statue is situated in the small Ontario town of White River! This is because Winnie the Pooh's owner was born in the town.
Peterborough. Peterborough has the tallest hydraulic liftlocks in the world which are part of the Trent Severn Waterway. You can ride down them in a boat or have a simulated ride down in the visitor's center!