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  Toronto is consistently rated as one of the world's most livable cities, but that's because of a combination of many factors and not the result of a few dramatic and photogenic ones.

The British began to settle in what became Toronto in 1793.  When the town was incorporated in 1834 it had a population of 9,000.  The current metro population is 5.5 million, of whom over half are new Canadians born in other countries.

This is not a photojournalistic portrait of contemporary Toronto, just some photos of some of the obvious main attractions of my home town and of some of its less obvious but still relatively conventional features. These include the CN Tower that dominates the skyline, downtown landmarks, the Harbourfront parks and recreation development, the Toronto Island Park, Ontario Place, and some parts of Toronto that have been here a bit longer, like Fort York, High Park, and Casa Loma.

The link to the Pictures File is below the Sample Images.  A Locator Map and a Table of Contents are provided below that, both in on-screen and printable forms.


Quick Start: Toronto.pdf


Sample Images

Here are a few sample images from the picture files.  You can click or tap on these to see larger versions.

Toronto skyline

Toronto skyline, with CN Tower

Toronto, looking east from CN Tower

Looking east from CN Tower

Harbourfront HTO Park


Kayaks at Harbourfront


Toronto Island Park

Toronto Island Park

Ontario Place

Ontario Place

High Park

High Park

Casa Loma

Casa Loma



Link to Pictures File


You can access the PDF pictures file by clicking or tapping on the link below.


Locator Map

The map below shows Toronto's location within north-eastern North America.

A package of printable Ontario Maps is available if you wish paper copies to follow along.

Toronto locator map

Table of Contents

The Contents table for this PDF is reproduced below.  The combined Contents tables for all Ontario pictures files are included in the printable Ontario Contents PDF.

Contents   2
Introduction   3
Locator Map   4
CN Tower   5
Downtown  10
Broadcast Centre  13
Hockey Hall  19
Harbourfront  22
HTO Park  27
Kajama  33
Toronto Islands  39
Centreville  48
Wakestock  53
Ontario Place  57
C N E  69
Fort York  78
High Park  81
Casa Loma  86
Looking North  90
Evening  92
End  95