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Quiz about My Tour of Toronto
Quiz about My Tour of Toronto

My Tour of Toronto Trivia Quiz


An opportunity for an unexpected trip to Toronto has been presented, and having never been there, I am anxious to see the sights of the city! What do you think of my itinerary?

A photo quiz by ponycargirl. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
ponycargirl
Time
5 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
371,358
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
518
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 99 (10/10), Johnmcmanners (10/10), Guest 99 (9/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. The first thing I will need while on my tour of Toronto is a bit of retail therapy! Of course, I want to go to one of the largest malls in Toronto, Toronto Eaton Centre. How was the complex named? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. My tour of Toronto holiday will hopefully be a real family fun time! Just a ferry ride from Downtown Toronto, we plan to visit a relaxing island getaway that has everything from beaches to an amusement park to bike trails. Where are we going? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Our tour of Toronto will include a venue for the sports fans in the family! We are visiting the Air Canada Centre! Which sport would we NOT be able to see there? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. I have heard of a pioneer village in Toronto, and the history buff in me is planning a visit! Named for a nearby body of water, what is the village called? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Built originally for Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, this beautiful Gothic Revival estate is is definitely on our list of places to tour in Toronto. What is it called, a name that means "hill house" in Spanish? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. We won't forget to see this exhibit at the Toronto Zoo while touring Toronto! In 2013 a baby polar bear was born. A contest was held to name him; what name was chosen? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Well, once again the sports enthusiasts in my family must be appeased! As we tour Toronto they wish to see the tribute to the recognized national winter sport of Canada. Which sport is that?

Answer: (One or Two Words)
Question 8 of 10
8. After a few days of a whirlwind tour of Toronto, my family will be ready for some laid-back entertainment. We have found a brochure of the Distillery District, which sounds interesting; however, we are wondering "Given the name of the area, is this a place that is family friendly"?


Question 9 of 10
9. As we plan for our tour of Toronto and discuss places we would like to visit, the members of my family find it difficult sometimes to compromise. We need to find an area with several different options that will please us all. We have found a park that seems to offer what we need. It is the largest park completely in the city. What is it called? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Of course a tour of Toronto would have to include a trip to the CN Tower. Having visited the CNN building in Atlanta, I expect the CN stands for "cable news"; however, it does not! For what name does it stand? Hint



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1. The first thing I will need while on my tour of Toronto is a bit of retail therapy! Of course, I want to go to one of the largest malls in Toronto, Toronto Eaton Centre. How was the complex named?

Answer: For the first anchor store, T. Eaton Co. Limited

It is estimated that the Eaton Centre, both a shopping mall and office complex, hosts a million visitors a WEEK! Housing over 230 shops and restaurants, it is considered to be Toronto's largest mall. When the Eaton Chain went out of business in 1999, most of its assets were acquired by Sears Canada, however, during my visit in 2014, I found the Sears store to be closed and the construction underway for a new Nordstrom's anchor store.
2. My tour of Toronto holiday will hopefully be a real family fun time! Just a ferry ride from Downtown Toronto, we plan to visit a relaxing island getaway that has everything from beaches to an amusement park to bike trails. Where are we going?

Answer: Centre Island

Before leaving Toronto, it is possible to rent bikes to enjoy the many biking trails; during the summer canoes and kayaks are available for rental. Centreville Amusement Park is also located there, with over six hundred acres of parkland and thirty rides and attractions. If you are so inclined, there is even a clothing-optional beach!
3. Our tour of Toronto will include a venue for the sports fans in the family! We are visiting the Air Canada Centre! Which sport would we NOT be able to see there?

Answer: Baseball

At the time of my visit in 2014, the Air Canada Centre was the home of the Toronto Raptors of the NBA, The Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL, and the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League. At one time it was also home to the Toronto Phantoms of the Arena Football League.

The Centre has also hosted concerts, political conventions, and Ultimate Fighting Championship events. It is not equipped to host baseball games.
4. I have heard of a pioneer village in Toronto, and the history buff in me is planning a visit! Named for a nearby body of water, what is the village called?

Answer: Black Creek Pioneer Village

A popular learning destination for school children, Black Creek Pioneer village depicts life in Ontario in the 19th century. It contains over forty period-decorated buildings, including a barn, grist mill, blacksmith's shop and general store. While we were there, my family also saw re-enactments and artisan displays!
5. Built originally for Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, this beautiful Gothic Revival estate is is definitely on our list of places to tour in Toronto. What is it called, a name that means "hill house" in Spanish?

Answer: Casa Loma

Constructed from 1911-14, Casa Loma was intended to be a private residence for Pellatt. Covering 64,700 square feet, it contains 98 rooms. Unfortunately, Sir Henry was only able to enjoy his home for a short time. Deeply in debt after the Depression and WWI, he left in 1923. Eventually the building was taken over by the Kiwanis Club of Toronto, who ran it as a tourist destination. During WWII Casa Loma was used as a research and construction facility for sonar devices that many of the locals didn't even know existed. My family enjoyed touring the lovely grounds and museum located there today.
6. We won't forget to see this exhibit at the Toronto Zoo while touring Toronto! In 2013 a baby polar bear was born. A contest was held to name him; what name was chosen?

Answer: Humphrey

Humphrey was one was three cubs born to Aurora, and the only one who survived. Weighing less than 700 g at birth, zoo staff held seven feeding and exercise sessions a day for baby Humphrey. By the time he was a month old, Humphrey started to crawl and roll over. A "Name The Cub" contest allowed people to choose one of six names that included James, Lorek, Searik, Orson, and Stirling. With an official name of Humphrey Piujuq (an Inuit name meaning good and nice) the bear lives with his parents and aunt at the Toronto Zoo.
7. Well, once again the sports enthusiasts in my family must be appeased! As we tour Toronto they wish to see the tribute to the recognized national winter sport of Canada. Which sport is that?

Answer: hockey

The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto has fifteen exhibit areas that cover over 60,000 square feet. We especially enjoyed our visit to the Esso Great Hall, which contains information and artifacts relating to every honored member of the Hall of Fame. Of course, we also saw the Stanley Cup - and it was the real one - not the replica that is put out when the real one is included in a traveling display.

It was too bad that our trip didn't correspond with the induction ceremony. Since 1993, it has been held within the Hall of Fame building.
8. After a few days of a whirlwind tour of Toronto, my family will be ready for some laid-back entertainment. We have found a brochure of the Distillery District, which sounds interesting; however, we are wondering "Given the name of the area, is this a place that is family friendly"?

Answer: Yes

While there are plenty of places to sample alcoholic spirits in the Distillery District, it is by no means the only activity available there. Not only is it an historic area with more than 40 heritage buildings, but it is also filled with shops, cafes, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
9. As we plan for our tour of Toronto and discuss places we would like to visit, the members of my family find it difficult sometimes to compromise. We need to find an area with several different options that will please us all. We have found a park that seems to offer what we need. It is the largest park completely in the city. What is it called?

Answer: High Park

This history of the park dates back to 1836, when John George Howard purchased 160 acres of land for the purpose of beginning a sheep farm. In 1873 Howard and his wife decided to offer the land to the city of Toronto with the following conditions: no alcohol would ever be served in the park, they would be able to continue to live in their home there, and the park would be "for the free use, benefit and enjoyment of the Citizens of Toronto for ever and to be called and designated at all times thereafter High Park". Today the park contains many attractions such as the High Park Trackless Train that circles the entire park, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, playgrounds, gardens, a zoo, and a museum.
10. Of course a tour of Toronto would have to include a trip to the CN Tower. Having visited the CNN building in Atlanta, I expect the CN stands for "cable news"; however, it does not! For what name does it stand?

Answer: Canadian National

In 1976, when the CN Tower was completed, it was the largest free-standing structure in the world, as well as the tallest tower. Today, in 2014, it is considered to be the tallest free-standing structure. Originally the "CN" stood for Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower.

When the company transferred ownership of the tower in 1995, the "CN" was understood to mean Canada's National or Canadian National. Along with several broadcasting facilities, which was the original purpose of the Tower, it also contains a restaurant and observation areas.
Source: Author ponycargirl

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