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Toronto

Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario, and the largest city in Canada. It is located in Southern
Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth
most populous municipality in North America. Toronto is at the heart of Greater Toronto Area (GTA),
and is part of a densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe,
which is home to over 8.1 million residents, which consists about 25 per cent of Canada's population.
The GTA had a population of 5,550,000 in the 2006 Census.

As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is one of the top financial centres in the world. Toronto's leading
economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation,
media, arts, film, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education,
tourism and sports industries. Toronto's population is cosmopolitan and international, reflecting its role
as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. Toronto is one of the world's most diverse cities
by percentage of non-native-born residents, as about 49% of the population were born outside of Canada.


Looking east along the Queen Elizabeth Way toward Toronto

Union Station is the major inter-city rail station and commuter rail hub in Toronto, located in the central
business district. The station building is owned by the City of Toronto, while the railway track is owned
by the commuter rail operator GO Transit, a regional public transit system. Serving 200,000 passengers
a day, it is the busiest passenger transportation facility in Canada.

Inter-city trains at Union Station are operated by Via Rail, Amtrak and Ontario Northland, while commuter
rail services are operated by GO Transit. The station is also connected to the Toronto Transit Commission
(TTC) subway.

Union Station is the central terminal for GO Transit, handling about 41 million commuter rail passengers
in 2004. Union Station is also located at the centre of Canada's busiest inter-city rail service area,
the Corridor by VIA, that stretches from Quebec City in the east to Windsor in the west.
Source: Wikipedia


(L) The railway tracks in the Union Station, Toronto, Canada (R) A GO regional train is leaving the Union Station, Toronto

(L) All GO trains consist of double-deck railway cars. It appears the scene is just like the railway transport model.
(R) The interior of upper deck space of GO trains

(L) The plateform of a commuter train and CN Tower (R) The hall of Union Station, Toronto

A departure board in the station hall

(L) Headquarter of the Detour Gold Corporation, Toronto (R) An arrival information board at the Union Station, Toronto

A financial center of Canada is concentrated in the downtown Toronto.

(L) The Westin Harbour Castle stands on Queens Quay East street, Toronto
(R) Business district and Allen Lambert Galleria in Brookfield Place

(L) A display at a basement next to the restaurant, seen at the Allen Lambert Galleria
(R) A corridor to the CN Tower from the Union Station

(L) Intercontinental Hotel, Toronto (M) Toronto CN Tower (R) An automated security booth at the entrance of CN Tower

(L) A ticket for the CN Tower (R) Downtown financial center viewed from CN Tower

(L) The Union Station viewed from CN Tower. Toronto (R) Downtown Toronto

(L) A sunset observed over the Toronto metropolitan area. The left lake is Lake Ontario.
(R) Toronto City Center Airport, i.e., Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is an island airport.
Air passengers have to ride a ferry of five minutes to Little Norway Park, where the ground transportation is available.

(L) A clean toilet provided by the CN Tower at 346-metre high
(M) Gardiner Expressway and business district
(R) A GO train departing from Union Station and Kieenan Matthews behind


The CN Tower, Canada's National Tower, located in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is a communication
and observation tower, standing 553m tall. It consists of several substructures. On top of this is a 102-metre
tall metal broadcast antenna, carrying TV and radio signals. There are two visitor areas: the main deck level
located at 346m, and the higher Sky Pod at 446metres, just below the metal antenna.


(L) The lake shoe of Lake Ontario viewed from a guest room of the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto.

A Toronto Street car at the centre of the city

(L)Twisting tall building of Hernbrook Homes, under construction, at Toront
(R) RBC, Royal Bank of Canada, at the Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto

Home Depot at Barrie, Ontario, with an ample of merchandise, which is not expensive compared with the price in Tokyo.

(L) A large Petsmart and adoption centre at Barrie, Ontario

(R) A very friendly, affable conure, a group of parrots

A large stock of pet goods placed in the store of Petsmart, Barrie, Ontario.


Most of the countries, suburban shopping center is now popular near a large metropolitan area. In Canada,
as seen in Barrie, 83 kms north of Toronto, convenient lage shops are in service. The price of merchandise
for sale is very reasonable, compared to the shops in Tokyo. Adoption Centre for cats and dogs is a superb
system to save a life of animals. Unfortunately, in Japan, this kind of a sprit of cooperation to help pet animals.


トロントは、カナダ最大の都市で、オンタリオ州の州都である。オンタリオ湖岸の北西に位置し、2006年統計で
人口およそ250万人。世界有数のグローバル都市であり、都市圏人口は544万人と、カナダでは第1位である。
オンタリオ湖西岸を囲むゴールデン・ホースシュー(Golden Horseshoe)と呼ばれる都市化された地域の人口は
およそ810万人とされ、カナダ随一の金融センターとして、その中心を形成している。 カナダに入ってきた移民を
多く受け入れていることを反映して、トロントは多文化的かつ人口構成も国際色豊かである。犯罪発生率は低く、
街は清潔で、人々の生活水準も高いため、世界で住みやすい都市の一つとして各種機関によって毎年の様にランク
されている。

トロントユニオン駅からは、VIA鉄道によりオタワ、モントリオール、ウィンザー、サーニア、ナイアガラ方面への
中距離列車が運行されている。また、バンクーバーへ向かう大陸横断鉄道の発着駅となっている。

Source: Wikipedia

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Manhattan2 New York Railway  New York Subway and JFK Airport

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カナダ最大の都市トロント
2010年10月執筆
執筆 医学博士 宮本順伯
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The article was written and photographs were taken by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto, in October 2010.



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