Saturday, 9 April 2011

Ruby Tuesday a Toronto Moment

The City of Toronto, Ontario Canada. To-day this city of 6 million is the premier city of Canada and the 5th largest city in North America. It is surpassed by Mexico City,  New York City,  Los Angels, and Chicago. The city was formally the Town/City of York, Upper Canada , Then the Capital of Upper Canada as Toronto and when Confederation became a reality it became Toronto, Ontario in 1867.

Toronto to-day has the distinction of being the most diversely populated city in the world. It is said to be 54% minority groups. The largest group is white English, Anglican. Second is the south east Asian groups. Surprisingly for such a large a diverse city the murder rate is very low (1.2 murders a week) as well as other crimes, are low for this kind of city..

Toronto has one of the highest standards of living in the world and it is a very expensive place. But well in line with other cities her size.

For a fairly long time Toronto had the highest skyline in the world out side of the USA. The CN Tower was only surpassed a year ago, by the Bourj Dubai.

Toronto has many famous pro sports teams, but sadly for them all they are not known as winners!!!! I am a Montreal fan so hehe on Toronto!!!! The city Motto should be "Next Year"

Any way I thought I would send this along as a This is what it looks like near where I live in Canada. Toronto is actually about 100 KM due north from were I live. That said you have to drive around Lake Ontario to get there from here.


  1. Oh my! What a STUNNING reflection!
    I love this!

    Carletta's Captures

  2. This is so very interesting reading, and partly why I love the blogworld. One gets to know and learn a lot while having fun at the same time. I had no idea that Toronto was this big, nor that it was so beautiful.

    When my father worked for Union carbide here in Norway, he used to send money and reports to Toronto Dominion Bank.
    So when I hear the name of Toronto, I think of my Dad and of the former owned UC furnace plant.
    Shame about the sports though.

  3. It's nice to know some facts about the place plus the photo is really captivating. Hope you can visit my daughter's entry and mine too! Thanks! Happy RT! I'm a new follower too.

  4. yes Toronto has become huge. That 6 million is her metro area added in. The city proper has 2.9 million. There are no divisions between the cities threw there at all. So it is referred to as the GTA or the Greater Toronto Area. Toronto had the highest sky line out side the USA from 1967 to 1996. So it was a tall city. Before that it was Montreal.

    Toronto also has the reputation for having more parks and wildlife than any other major city to-day. Just to the north of the city there is an area that is being left wild. The only break in it is for highways.
    Of course Toronto like any world class city has it's problems but for most a great place to be and you feel safe being there.

  5. Reg. How are you? That is a lovely photo of Toronto a place I hope to visit some day.

  6. This is an interesting post, Reg, and the photo is wonderful. I'm sorry I didn't drop by sooner!

    I was in Toronto a few times in the late 60's. I was never there very long, but I liked it!