By :Yohannes Ayalew
Toronto is now 180 years old
The financial capital of Canada , as is known by many . Toronto is 180 years old now .
Proclaimed as the city of Toronto in 1834 with a population of only 30,000,the face of Toronto has changed a lot .
Today’s Toronto is one of the most diverse cities of North America with a mosaic of different cultures.
Literally meaning “a meeting place in aboriginal language , Toronto has proved its name as it becomes a place where different cultures meet .
Every year in March 6, Toronto lights a candle for its birthday looking forward to shine as a city.
Toronto used to be called York and in 1834 named Toronto and since then expanded to become the largest city in Canada.
Home for more than 6 million residents , Toronto has witnessed a massive expansion over the years while public transportation homelessness luck of affordable housing remain major challenges.
Some Quick facts about Toronto ( Source http://www.hikebiketravel.com/21031/30-fun-weird-interesting-facts-toronto/)
- Toronto is the 5th largest city in North America.
- Toronto’s stock exchage market on Bay street is the third largest in North America
- The Toronto Zoo is the largest in Canada with over 16,000 animals .
- There are over 1.6 million trips every day on the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) which includes subways, buses and streetcars.
- Toronto’s transit system is the second largest in North America and has the highest per capita ridership rate. There are over 1.6 million trips every day on the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) which includes subways, buses and streetcars.
- There are over 1600 named parks in Toronto.
- There are about 10 million trees in Toronto of which four million are publicly owned
- Over 21 million people visit Toronto on an annual basis.
photo :Yohannes Ayalew