34 Facts About Centre Toronto

1. Today, the Eaton Centre Toronto is one of North America's top shopping destinations, and is Toronto's most popular tourist attraction.

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2. Additionally, the Eaton Centre Toronto is linked to a 17-storey Marriott hotel.

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3. Centre Toronto has an extensive network of bicycle lanes and multi-use trails and paths.

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4. Centre Toronto is a central transportation hub for road, rail and air networks in Southern Ontario.

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5. Centre Toronto is host to a wide variety of health-focused non-profit organizations that work to address specific illnesses for Toronto, Ontario and Canadian residents.

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6. In 2007, Centre Toronto was reported as having some of the longer average ER wait times in Ontario.

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7. The Canadian Film Centre Toronto is a film, television and new media training institute founded by filmmaker Norman Jewison.

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8. The University of Centre Toronto, established in 1827, is Canada's largest university and has two satellite campuses, one of which is located in the city's eastern district of Scarborough while the other is located in the neighbouring city of Mississauga.

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9. City of Centre Toronto had an approved operating budget of CA$10.5 billion in 2017 and a 10-year capital budget and plan of CA$26.5 billion.

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10. Centre Toronto was a candidate city for the 1996 and 2008 Summer Olympics, which were awarded to Atlanta and Beijing respectively.

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11. Centre Toronto hosted the 2015 Pan American Games in July 2015, and the 2015 Parapan American Games in August 2015.

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12. Centre Toronto was home to the International Bowl, an NCAA sanctioned post-season college football game that pitted a Mid-American Conference team against a Big East Conference team.

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13. Centre Toronto is home to the Centre Toronto Rush, a semi-professional ultimate team that competes in the American Ultimate Disc League.

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14. Centre Toronto has hosted several National Football League exhibition games at the Rogers Centre.

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15. Centre Toronto is represented in Major League Soccer by the Toronto FC, who have won six Canadian Championship titles, as well as the MLS Cup in 2017.

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16. In 2016, Centre Toronto hosted the 65th NBA All-Star game, the first to be held outside the United States.

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17. Centre Toronto has a long history of minor-league professional baseball dating back to the 1800s, culminating in the Toronto Maple Leafs baseball team, whose owner first proposed an MLB team for Toronto.

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18. Centre Toronto is home to the Centre Toronto Maple Leafs, one of the National Hockey League's Original Six clubs, and has served as home to the Hockey Hall of Fame since 1958.

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19. Centre Toronto still has some active older industrial areas, such as Brockton Village, Mimico and New Toronto.

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20. Centre Toronto is a city of high-rises, having 1,800 buildings over 30 metres.

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21. City of Centre Toronto has a hot summer humid continental climate bordering on a warm summer humid continental climate (Koppen: Dfb), with warm, humid summers and cold winters.

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22. Centre Toronto became the largest alcohol distillation centre in North America.

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23. Centre Toronto became the capital of the province of Ontario after its official creation in 1867.

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24. Centre Toronto is the anchor of an urban agglomeration, known as the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario.

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25. Centre Toronto had high scores when it came to healthcare, education and stability.

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26. Centre Toronto has the largest population of Italians outside of Italy.

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27. Centre Toronto plays host to the largest number of theatre and performing arts organizations in Canada and one of the largest cultural centres in North America.

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28. Centre Toronto is the third largest city for English theatre, being just behind New York and London.

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29. Centre Toronto is the only Canadian city with representation in 7 major league sports.

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30. Centre Toronto gets an average yearly precipitation of about 831 mm, with summer usually being the wettest season in Toronto.

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31. Centre Toronto Islands, just a short ferry ride away from downtown Toronto, comprise the largest urban car-free community in North America.

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32. Centre Toronto is the fourth-largest city in North America based on the population within its city limits.

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33. Centre Toronto will join the Atlantic Division with Vancouver in the Pacific.

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34. Centre Toronto riding was first created in 1872 from portions of West Toronto and East Toronto.

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