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1 1 Experience Toronto !! Experience Toronto! Eleanor Binder

2 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca2 Welcome to Toronto … Located on the north shore of Lake Ontario Population of 5,555,912 Capital of Ontario Home of the CN tower –World tallest free standing structure –Height: 553.33 meters

3 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca3 A City of Contrasts … Founded in 1793 by British colonists and originally named the City of York Renamed Toronto in 1834 Its famous nickname is Hogtown

4 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca4 Then and Now 50 years … In 1951 Toronto was one-eighth the size of the present-day municipality, and most of today's suburban regions were still rural. In 1951, the majority of people who lived in Toronto were still ethnically British (73 per cent), religiously Protestant (72 per cent), and Canadian-born (69 per cent). In 2001, more than half of Toronto's residents were born outside of Canada; and a million people identified themselves as belonging to visible minorities.

5 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca5 Greater Toronto Area map … North York Ajax Pickering Markham Richmond Hill Aurora King Twp Gwillimbury Vaughan Brampton Scarborough

6 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca6 Toronto Is Known for its … Multiculturalism as it is home to more than 80 ethnic communities from Africa, Asia, and Europe Entertainment Finance Business TSX Toronto Stock Exchange Architecture Theatre

7 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca7 Toronto Stock Exchange… Largest stock exchange in Canada, the third largest in North America and the seventh largest in the world TSX is a leader in the mining and oil & gas sector The exchange lists various conventional securities, exchange-traded funds, split share corporations, income trusts and investment funds

8 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca8 Emphasis on Education … Toronto is well known for its universities –The University of Toronto (shown) –York University –Ryerson University There are more than 20 colleges to meet all educational needs

9 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca9 Architectural Wonders … Casa Loma (shown) Toronto City Hall Ontario Place Union Station CN Tower The Scotia Bank Plaza Royal Ontario Museum The Sky Dome The PATH System

10 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca10 The Underground City... Live, Work, Eat, and Shop in climate controlled environment and without ever going outside PATH is a 27 km (17 miles) network of pedestrian tunnels beneath the office towers and condominiums of downtown Toronto PATH is the largest underground shopping complex in the world with 371,600 square meters of retail space Serviced underground by the TTC Subway

11 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca11 Multiculturalism … Toronto has a large asian population and a neighbourhood called Chinatown The Chinese out door market is always bustling and is located on Spadina Avenue Toronto is home to more than 80 ethnic communities from Africa, Asia, Europe

12 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca12 City of Pride … Toronto has a large, ethnically diverse and well integrated gay population Gay Pride Week and parade happen annually The gay population has adopted their own neighbourhood Very main stream economically

13 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca13 Religious Freedom … Rated as one of the world's most livable cities and promoting faiths such as –Christianity –Judaism –Islam –Buddism –Hinduism

14 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca14 A City on the Move … An excellent public transportation system which includes: –24 hour bus service –Street cars called "Red Bullets" –Subway –Via Rail –GO Transit –Excellent roads and highways

15 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca15 Tourism and Travel … Union Station connected to PATH system with national and cross border rail coverage provides easy downtown access Via Rail local and rural access International Airport with flights to major global cities

16 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca16 A City of Green Spaces … Bicycle Path along Lakeshore Blvd which passes through Ontario Place Park (shown) Trinity Bellwoods Park Kew Gardens The Beaches Sunnyside Coronation Park Exhibition Place Toronto Island And many more…

17 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca17 Professional Sports … The Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey team won the Stanley Cup six times between 1942 and 1951 Blue Jays Baseball Team Raptors Basketball Team Toronto Argonauts Football Team (CFL)

18 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca18 Festive and Fun Loving … Caribana...a million people watch thousands of performers let their hair down annually Toronto International Film Festival Downtown Jazz Festival

19 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca19 Museums, Attractions … Some of the best attractions available in Canada are located in or close to Toronto –Royal Ontario Museum (shown) –Ontario Science Centre –Art Gallery of Ontario –Textile Museum –Canadas Wonderland –Medieval Times –Wild Water Kingdom –Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art

20 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca20 Citizens at the Zoo … The Toronto Metro Zoo in the Rouge Valley is one of the largest zoos in the world The Zoo has over 5,000 animals representing over 460 species 1.2 million visitors per year There are over 10 km of trails 710 acres

21 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca21 Shop till you drop... World Renowned Shopping and PATH system provide comfortable year round shopping Scotia Plaza-PATH First Canadian Place- PATH Commerce Court-PATH Royal Bank Plaza-PATH TD Centre-PATH Downtown Eaton Centre- PATH Queen's Quay Terminal -PATH Yorkdale Shopping Centre Dufferin Mall Chinatown Centre Dragon City Hudson's Bay Centre Scarborough Town Centre

22 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca22 Best Food Markets … St. Lawrence Market (shown) Kensington Market Toronto Farmers Market Dufferin Grove Farmers Market Chinatown Market

23 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca23 Top Restaurants … 360 Accents Acqua Adega Canoe & Jump Chiado Far Niente Golden Thai Lai Wah Heen Provence Reds Bistro & Bar Rosewater Supper Club Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Segovia Harbour 60 Steakhouse Centro Grill & Wine Bar Edo-ko La Bodega Lakes North 44° Scaramouche Sotto Splendido Zucca

24 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca24 Toronto 5 Star Hotels … –Hilton Hotel - (416) 869-3456 –Sutton Place Hotel - (416) 924-9221 –Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel - (416) 361-1000 –The Suites at 1 King West Hotel - (866) 470-5464 –The Westin Harbour Castle - (416) 869-1600 –Park Hyatt Toronto (416) 925-1234 –Four Seasons Hotel Toronto - (416) 964-0411 –InterContinental Toronto Centre - (888) 444-0401 –Pantages Suites Hotel & Spa - (416) 362-1777 –The Hazelton Hotel - (416) 963-6300 –Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel - (416) 597-9200

25 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca25 Night Clubbing … Located downtown in the Theater District are many smaller night clubs. The larger music and dance clubs are: –Lucid Toronto –The Guvernment –The Docks –Lotus Nite club –Money Night club –Fluid Lounge –My Apartment –The Phoenix Concert Hall

26 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca26 Concert Performances … Roy Thompson Hall Hummingbird Centre Air Canada Centre Glenn Gould Studio Danforth Music Hall Massey Hall The Opera House Phoenix Concert Hall Exhibition Place Ontario Place World class performance venues and concert halls which offer the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Pink Floyd, The Cirque de Soleil, Celine Dion, Phantom of the Opera, Native Aboriginal Dance Performances, The National Ballet and the Toronto Symphony, to name just a few.

27 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca27 Within the City Limits… There is NO SMOKING allowed in any of the following: Toronto Transit Commission vehicles and property Inside any bar, restaurant or enclosed shopping mall Go Train Rail and bus stations, vehicles and property. Concert Halls, office buildings, indoor markets, cinemas, schools, universities, most indoor places.

28 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca28 Need more reasons … … to visit Toronto !! … to love Toronto !! … to be proud of Toronto !! … to know why everybody loves Toronto !! … to explore Toronto !! … TO EXPERIENCE TORONTO !!

29 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca29 Our Travel Packages … Package Cost DateHotelTransFestival 001-10-00 $1000 Oct 1-14HiltonVoyageur Bus Fashion Home Show 002-10-00 $500 Oct 7-14MarriotCNN TrainFashion Home Show 003-10-00 $750 Oct 15-30Four Seasons Air Canada Airplane One of a Kind Craft 004-10-00 $1000 Oct 15-30Hyatt Park CNN TrainOne of a Kind Craft

30 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca30 Experience Toronto !! Start your Toronto Experience today. Explore a world class city in your own back yard. Contact Toronto Travel for details at 1-800-555-1212

31 September 29, 2008Experience Toronto !! www.toronto.ca31 Instructors Comments Grade: 10.00 / 10.00 Excellent presenation. Good notes in the notes pane. Eye catching title slide with a great picture. I like the way your animation focuses attention on the picture. Your background colour is perfect for your presentation. Good consistency throughout. Good use of the required elements. Beautiful pictures. I really like the way you've done your map with all the neighborhoods labeled. There are a few slides where you could cut down on the wordiness just a bit, mainly by deleting articles or repetition of the subject of the slide. You've done this on most of the slides but there are a few that could be reduced a bit to make them feel less intimidating to the casual viewer. Excellent job. You really show how impressive Toronto can be.

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