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Transcript of TORONTO
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43.7000 degrees North, 79.4000 degrees West
1. In Southern Ontario, on the Northwest shore of Lake Ontario
2. 72 miles from Niagara Falls
3. Directly South of Richmond Hill
4. 45.2km east of Brampton
FORMAL REGIONS: Capital of Ontario, Canada, Physical regions=St.Lawrence lowlands, Natural regions=Mixed forest, Climate region=Great lakes
FUNCTIONAL REGIONS: Toronto stock exchange is the worlds 7th largest, international center for business and finance, entertainment district/tourism industry
PERCEPTUAL REGIONS: Alpha global city, one of the safest major cities in North America, financial capital of Canada, one of the worlds most livable cities
The city of Toronto has changed lots over the years starting with the amounts of buildings. For example if you were to look at its shoreline 100 years ago and now you will find that there are now a considerable amount more buildings. Because there are so many more buildings, the amount of people and cars has also increased, leading to more pollution in the environment around them and less vegetation. The decreases vegetation means less shelter and homes for wildlife causing many to have to relocate to find new homes. (Toronto does have nature reserves and trails)
SNOW STORMS: In March 2015, Toronto experienced a combination of heavy wet snow along with ice pellets. This storm lead to a massive power outage that affected more that 15000 homes, slippery roads that can cause accidents, flight cancellations, closing of stores and schools, and transit delays
PEOPLE: Move around by; cars, bus, taxi, union station, bicycles, motorcycle, streetcars, airplanes (Toronto Pearson international airport)
OBJECTS: Cars, clothes, energy, foods, industrial equipment are moved out by airplanes, trucks, shipping boats, variety of trucks and automobiles
IDEAS: Books, letters, telephones/cells, e-mail, TV, twitter, snap chat, Facebook, Instagram, radio, text, newspaper, magazine
WIND STORMS: During the month of November powerful gusts of wind that reached up to 100km/h hit Toronto. There was lots of damage that followed such as fallen trees on busy roads, crushed cars and houses, power outages in certain places, and even people trapped in cars with wires down on them.
low crime rate
fertile soil region
temperate deciduous forest
There are rivers(Don), ravines, lakes(Ontario), creeks(Mimico), harbour(Toronto Harbour), and some densely forested trails in Toronto(Crothers Woods).The harbour was naturally created by sediment buildup from lake currents that created the Toronto Islands. The most common animals are foxes,racoons,coyotes, skunks and squirrels. Maple, pine, oak, and cedar trees can all be found in Toronto. There are many different types of plant families you will find such as the carnation, pea/bean, sedge, plantain and smart weed/buckwheat. Generally the land in Toronto is flat with not much change in elevation and has no large mountains. When you visit Toronto you will find many large buildings, skyscrapers and highways/freeways that lead in and out the city. Some examples are the CN tower that stands 553m high and one of the busiest highways in the world; highway 401. You can expect to find lots of culture within this big city; there are many different types of restaurants, house styles, religions, people, and places of worship. For example there is a huge range of cuisine you could find; Italian(ORO), european(The Elm Tree), Japanese(Yutaka), Mexican(The Local Gest), Chinese(DiaLO), Greek(Athens)...ect A wide variety of people ( Asian,Spanish,British, Indian, and English) with different religions ( Christian, Buddhist, Catholic and Sikhism) and places of worship ( temples: PO chai, churches:West united, mosques: and Cathedrals:St.James)
For both of these examples people had to dress a lot warmer and have proper protection for themselves, cars, houses, and other structures that could be damaged from the weather.
Plastic in the Great Lakes: garbage and plastic in the oceans has always been an issue, but recent research shows that it has
also made its way into the Great Lakes. This has significant impact on the wildlife in the area; animals such as birds and fish are often harmed because they are not actually eating real food. In turn the humans and other animals that eat the fish over time will develop negative results.
In the city of Toronto 50cm to 85cm is the average amount of precipitation they receive year round, during the winter months temperature can drop to -7.9 degrees and then rise up to 25 degrees in summer