"Toronto: More Than Just the CN Tower" Toronto by paulbrec

Toronto Travel Guide: 4,304 reviews and 8,873 photos

About me and Toronto

I have lived in Toronto for 8 years, and it is the best city I have ever lived in. A great place to live, and a great place to visit!
TORONTO FACTS:
Toronto has the lowest crime rate in North America, compared to cities of the same size. Violent crime is very low, but there is a theft problem. You are not likely to be attacked, but don't leave valuables laying around.
CRIME INDEX: 104 (Average) Minor Crimes: 131 (Above Average) Major Crimes: 87 (Below Average)
Toronto has a world-class public transportation system, with trains, buses, and streetcars.
TRANSPORTATION: 4 major expressways, 4 rapid transit lines, 11 streetcar/tram lines, over 200 local and regional bus routes.
Toronto is the largest city in Canada, and the fifth largest in North America.
POPULATIONS: 2.7 Million (City), 6.3 Million (Area)
CLIMATE: Temperate. Hot/Humid Summers, Cold/Dry Winters
ECONOMY: Banking/Financial, Retail, Film and Television, Tourism/Hospitality, Light Manufacturing.
GOVERNMENT: Liberal.
COMMUNITY: Liberal, mixed-races.
OTHER:
641 square kilometers, 76 meters above sea level, 43 lat./79 long.
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Toronto is more than just the CN Tower. There are many cultural events, all types of live music, museums, galleries, all types of restaurants, and many parks and green areas.
Did you know: Toronto has over 400 free festivals and public events every year!
For more photos of Toronto visit my Webshots page: WEBSHOTS

Summary of stuff to do

There is always something to do in Toronto. I live here and I never get bored. Most weekends there is something going on in front of City Hall, or in a park. There are many cultural events, and sporting events. You can check out a live theatre, or a film. Toronto has three Imax (large-format) theatres! Toronto is also home of the Toronto International Film Festival held every September. There is also the Canadian National Exhibition held every August. There is even lots to do in the winter. Winter sports are very popular in Toronto. There are many places to ice skate, or play ice hockey. There are also many professional sports teams. Toronto is a place where you need to look for something to do. There is lots to do, but it won't jump out and bite you.

Toronto Media

Toronto is Canada's Media-Mecca. There are four daily newspapers, plus several community papers. There are 9 broadcast television stations, and 27 radio stations. Plus, you can receive some radio stations from Buffalo.
TORONTO RADIO LINEUP:
530 (multicultural), 590 (sports), 640 (talk), 680 (news), 740 (music/talk), 1010 (talk), 1050 (oldies), 1540 (multicultural), 88.1 (variety), 88.5 (standards), 88.9 (multicultural), 89.5 (variety), 91.1 (jazz), 92.5 (classic rock), 93.5 (R&B), 94.1 (variety), 94.9 (rock), 96.3 (classical), 97.3 (soft rock), 98.1 (adult contemp), 99.1 (variety), 99.9 (mix), 100.7 (multicultural), 102.1 (new rock), 104.5 (mix), 105.5 (variety), 107.1 (classic rock) .
20 of these stations also broadcast on the digital band.
You can't say there isn't anything to listen to!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Toronto is Canada's largest city!
  • Cons:Toronto is Canada's largest city!
  • In a nutshell:Its a photocopy of New York, reduced by 1/3.
  • Last visit to Toronto: Sep 2002
  • Intro Updated Sep 4, 2007
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  • Oct 20, 2007 at 10:13 AM

    you should ask yourself if there was a reason for the decline in police services.. there was not. they have simply adjusted to intervene when its becoming easier and easier to pick criminals out in open crowds as opposed to back alley ways. ownt

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 7:31 AM

    this is the most relavent point on here. too true. BRING CASH!

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    Apr 26, 2004 at 1:42 PM

    Good pages on Toronto! I can in your desired future trips you would love Berlin! /Reza

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    Mar 31, 2004 at 6:05 AM

    Lots of very good tips on Toronto. Not sure I agree with everything you say, but that's what makes Canada great - we can disagree and respect the other's right to have differing opinions. I like that you updated tips instead of just deleting them.

  • rdywenur's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2004 at 3:33 PM

    Great site ...love the pictures. I know Ill be visiting soon..how about you. What is your take on the Fast Ferry? www.thebreeze.com

  • coolpanda87's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2004 at 7:36 PM

    Lots of great tips!...greetings from Toronto.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2004 at 6:01 PM

    Great warnings tips, restaurant tips, shopping tips. Mr. Greenjeans looks good as does the Railroad Museum, Crescent Town, and the Haunted Tours. Good work. Come visit .

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2004 at 2:31 AM

    Excellent page. Great present of your hometown. So much useful informations - thanks!

  • awayhome's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2004 at 8:04 PM

    Great page on your home town, beautiful pics, look like so much to see=)))

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2003 at 1:39 AM

    even in the uae my kids get to watch canadian productions. and u r right - torontonians love tourists. i can share some good experiences from last yr visit. :-)

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