The province of Ontario is Canada’s second most densely populated federal region, with a population of about 13 thousand people. Besides the administrative center, Toronto, Ontario also contains within it the capital of Canada—Ottawa. As a result of this and of its size, the province has become a tourist and cultural center. The region is bilingual, but preference is given to English, not French.
The province is bordered by other regions—Quebec and Manitoba—while its southern part separates Canada from the territory of the United States. This area harbors the world-famous Niagara Falls, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.
One interesting fact is that this province contains the longest street, Yonge Street, with a length of almost two thousand kilometers, as well as the CN Tower—the second largest tower in the world, and the Sky Dome sports stadium, which can accommodate 67 thousand people.
The CN Tower was built in 1975. This is a true example of modern art and highly modern technology. Its name was chosen by Canadian National, the first company that built it. The annual inflow of tourists amounts to over two million people. The enormous costs of this building were paid off: with its three viewing platforms (SkyPod at 447 meters, the Indoor Lookout Level at 346 meters, and the Outdoor Observation Terrace at 342 meters), the 360 Restaurant, which is fully rotated every 72 minutes, a wine cellar, Horizons Café and Marketplace Café, and a glass floor at the height of the Outdoor Observation Terrace. After the tower’s reconstruction in 1988, several features were added, including a modern cinema named “Maple Leaf” and a new children’s play center.
The Sky Dome stadium was built in 1989 and almost immediately became an incredibly popular place for wider audiences. One remarkable aspect of this structure is its retractable roof weighing 9 tons, whose blocks can be moved within just 20 minutes. A huge building as high as a 31-storey house is used for games, exhibitions, and concerts. The stadium is used by the football “Toronto Argonauts” team and the baseball “Toronto Blue Jays” for training.
Ontario’s motto: “Loyal she began, loyal she remains.”