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The 5 Themes of Geography in Toronto, Canada

The five themes of geography applied to Toronto
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Alissa Roberts

on 17 August 2015

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Introduction
Location
The absolute location, or site, of Toronto is 43.6532° N, 79.3827° W. The relative location, or situation, of Toronto is described by surrounding cities and countries, landmarks, etc. The closest city to Toronto is Markham, Canada, but the closest major city is Oshawa. Bordering countries include the United States of America and Greenland. Some famous landmarks in Toronto are the CN Tower, Casa Loma, New City Hall, and Ontario Place. All of these things define Toronto's location.
Place
A place is a specific point on Earth distinguished by a particular characteristic. These characterisitics include physical features. Toronto has a semi-continental climate. This means it has a warm, humid summer and a cold winter. However, the climate varies a little from being so close to Lake Ontario. Plant and animal life consists of white tailed deer, beavers, meadow voles, coyotes, Queen Anne's Lace, sedge, and sweet fern. They also include human features. The most commonly known language in Toronto is English, but about 21% of people speak French. The population includes 2,615,060 people. Religious beliefs vary from Christianity to Sikhism. All of these things define Toronto's place.
Movement
The main forms of transportation in Toronto are personal vehicles, shuttles, taxis, trains, and airlines. The main imports to Toronto are food and animal products, and the main exports are agricultural items, food, and mechanical parts. There are also harbor commisions and airports in Toronto. People mostly communicate in the same way we do here in the United States. All of these things define Toronto's movement.
Region
A region is an area of Earth defined by one or more distinctive characteristics. For instance, Toronto is a part of the Greater Toronto Area region, and is in the province of Ontario. It is in the country of Canada, the continent of North America, and the northern hemisphere. All of these things define Toronto's region.
Human-Environment Interaction
Toronto has mixed human-environment interaction. Some of it is positive, and some of it is negative. On one hand, Toronto is one of the most sustainable cities in North America. There are many teams, including the Toronto Environmental Alliance, trying to make the city a better place. On the other hand, wasting food is a big problem there. Each household wastes about 606 pounds of food each year. All of these things define Toronto's human-environment interaction.
The 5 Themes of Geography in Toronto, Canada
Alissa Roberts

The five themes of geography are location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region. They are used to describe areas on the Earth.
The 5 Themes of Geography
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Toronto, Canada
Toronto is the capital of Ontario, Canada. According to the 2011 census, it is the largest city in Canada by population. On the next few slides, the five themes of geography will be applied to Toronto.
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