Welcome to the City
Successful sporting events start with an inspiring destination like Toronto. We’re one the world’s most diverse and vibrant destinations – ideal for celebrating human potential, team spirit and achievement such as that epitomized by the International Gay Bowling Organization (IGB0).
Toronto is a centre of international sporting excellence with state-of-the-art facilities and venues. Toronto will thrill the MLC 26 participants with unforgettable world-class dining, hotels, shopping, theatre and attractions.
Fun facts about Toronto!
One quarter of Canada’s population lives within a 160 km radius of Toronto
Toronto is Canada’s largest retail market
There are 100 + languages spoken throughout the city
Over half of Toronto's labour force has a university degree or college diploma
Toronto is Canada’s number one tourist destination
Toronto is the largest and most important financial centre in all of Canada and the fourth largest in North America. Only New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles are larger.
North America's largest continuous underground pedestrian system PATH, connects about 1200 stores and restaurants, 50 office towers, five subway stations, Union Station, six major hotels and several entertainment centres under Toronto's financial core.
Yonge Street is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest street in the world, stretching 1,896 km from the lakeshore in Toronto, north to Rainy River, Ontario, near the Minnesota border.
Toronto is home to one of the world's tallest free-standing structures, the CN Tower standing 1,815 feet (553 meters) tall, and now boasts Edge Walk. A walk around the outside of the CN Tower.
Toronto is the third largest centre for English language theatre in the world, behind New York City and London.
Toronto's public transit system is the second largest in North America and has the highest per capita ridership rate on the continent.
The Toronto Zoo is home to more than 5,000 animals.
Many of today's famous movie stars hail from Toronto and the GTA including Jim Carrey, Mike Myers and Eugene Levy.
About 25% of films produced in Hollywood are actually filmed in Toronto, making it North America's 3rd largest TV and movie production venue.
The Caribana parade is the largest single-day parade and largest Caribbean festival in North America.
Toronto is North America's 5th-largest city after Mexico City, New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
The City of Imagination
Built with and for the limitless imaginations of the people who come to live and those who come to visit, Toronto is a city of rare openness, energy and style.
Explore the many museums and galleries that the city has to offer. The Royal Ontario Museum is home to thousands of years of diverse culture, while the Bata Shoe Museum has a much more specific focus. After the museum, take in a ballet at the brand new Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Looking for a little camp? No visit to Toronto is complete without a visit to Honest Ed’s.
Location & Accessibility
Toronto is easily accessible, conveniently located and a principal North American gateway. 77 airlines offer international and domestic flights to and from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, operating more than 1000 flight arrivals and departures daily, with 350 daily non-stop flights to Toronto from the U.S. alone. The airport’s impressive new Terminal One features spas, fine dining, baggage tracking systems and dramatic public art. It’s the centerpiece of a $4.4 billion investment ensuring the safety and comfort of more than 30 million passengers every year.
Emergency call for Police, Fire or EMS (Ambulance)
In the City of Toronto all 911 calls go through the Toronto Police Service Dispatch Centre. It is very important to give the following information:
1. What is happening,
2. What is the location, (exact address or closest cross streets. Cell/mobile phones: E911 will get an approximate address if using your cell phone equipped with GPS. Knowing where you are cuts seconds and minutes off response time)
3. Answer all questions, (ie: name, phone # and remain on the line until completed.
The 911 Dispatcher may transfer your call to the agency concerned once you have advised what is happening
For example: I want to report a car on fire, call will be transferred to Fire Services. I want to report someone having a heart attack, call will be transferred to EMS (Ambulance).
For NON Emergency Services
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