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Wendell FOX

Toronto facts and figures

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I thought it'll be good for the opening section of the Toronto forum to be an intro to the city. If anyone has additional facts, stats, links, etc. please add.

Population

2001 Census Population: 2,481,494

% of Ontario Population in Toronto: 21.7%

2001 CMA Population: 4,682,897 (note that the Canadian census definition in this case is much smaller than American equivalents)

% of Ontario Population in CMA: 41.0%

1996 to 2001 population change (%) 4.0

Total private dwellings 965,554

Population density per square kilometre 3,939.4

Land area (square km) 629.91

Foreign-born Population: 1,214,630

% Foreign born: 49.4%

Visible minority population: 1,051,125

% Visible minorities: 42.8%

Immigrants immigrated between 1991 and 2001: 516,630

Aboriginal population: 11,370

http://www12.statcan.ca/english/Profil01/D...%20Cit%E9&Prov=

Boroughs

Population in 2001:

East York: 115,185

Etobicoke: 338,117

North York: 608,288

Scarborough: 593,297

Toronto: 676,352

York: 150,255

Government

Number of MPs: 22

Number of MPPs: 22

Elected councillors: 44

Operating budget: $6.4 billion

Capital budget: $965 million

Mayor: His Worship David Miller

Infrastructure

# of streets: 10,033

Km of roads: 5,365

% of area paved: 27.4

# of bridges: 535

Zoning: 34.8% residential, 7.8% industrial, 2.3% commercial, 7.3% institutional

% parkland: 18.1%

City transit: TTC

Regional transit: GO Train

Airport: Pearson International

More facts: http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/toronto_facts/index.htm

Skyline

# of skyscrapers according to Emporis: 1,902

# completed: 1,582

# UC/approved: 172 (Note: likely undercount by Emporis)

Tallest current buildings:

CN Tower

553 m 1976

01. First Canadian Place

298 m 1976

02. Scotia Plaza

275 m 1988

03. Canada Trust Tower

261 m 1990

04. Commerce Court West

239 m 1972

05. Toronto Dominion Bank..

223 m 1967

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