Toronto Trivia Quiz


By: Isadora Teich

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Toronto is known for its famous tower, unique food scene, and cold winters. As one of the biggest cities in North America, it has an interesting present and long history. Whether you have visited, lived there, or never been, it is a city that everyone has heard of. A truly unique town, it has a lot to offer. How well do you know this famous city? Do you know its nicknames and why it's easy to find famous faces there?    

Toronto is a large metropolis with a population that might surprise you. Many Canadians and others from around the world live there. It is a thriving city with a food and cultural scene unlike anywhere else. There is a lot to be found in every neighborhood and on every street of Toronto. It is a diverse and thriving place that draws many people from around the world every year. Many tourists come from around the world to see it for themselves. 

If you think you know the ins and outs and every nook and cranny of Toronto like the back of your hand, put your knowledge of this famous North American city to the test with this very polite quiz. 

What Canadian province is Toronto in?

Canada has 10 provinces and three territories. Toronto is located in the province of Ontario.


What are people from Toronto called?

A demonym is a noun used to refer to people from a particular place. The demonym for people from Toronto is Torontonian.


What continent is Toronto located on?

Canada is located in North America. Toronto is located in Canada.


About how many people live in and around Toronto?

Over 6.4 million people live in and around the Toronto area. This is roughly a quarter of Canada's entire population.


Which of these is a nickname of Toronto?

Toronto has a few nicknames. Another is "Toronto the Good."


What lake is Toronto on?

Toronto is on the shore of Lake Ontario. Ontario is one of North America's Great Lakes.


Toronto's CN tower used to be the _________ freestanding structure in the world.

The CN tower was the tallest freestanding structure in the world from 1975 to 2007. The Dubai skyscraper Burj Dubai took its place in 2007.


Which of these ethnic neighborhoods can you find in Toronto?

Toronto has more ethnic neighborhoods than most cities. Aside from those listed above, you can also find Little Italy, Greektown, Koreatown, and Little Portugal.


Which loose cannon Canadian politician became internationally famous?

Rob Ford served as the Mayor of Toronto from 2010 to 2014. He was known for various scandals, including a video surfacing of him doing drugs.


Toronto is home to one of the ________ airports on earth.

Based on the number of flights going in and out, the Toronto Airport is the 15th busiest on earth. Its name is the Lester B Pearson Airport.


Toronto is the largest city in Canada: True or false?

Toronto is the largest city in Canada. It is the fourth largest urban area in North America after Mexico City, New York City, and Los Angeles.


Which coffee chain is a favorite of Torontonians?

Tim Horton was a player for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The coffee chain named for him has become a huge part of the Canadian identity.


Toronto has more than _________ restaurants.

There are more than 8,000 restaurants in Toronto. If you ate at a different Toronto restaurant every night, it would take more than 20 years to visit all of them.


When was Toronto founded?

Toronto was founded by John Graves Simcoe. It was initially founded as York in 1793.


Toronto is home to the largest __________ in North America.

Toronto is home to the PATH. This is the largest underground shopping mall in North America, with over 1,200 stores.


How many languages are spoken in Toronto?

There are over 180 languages and dialects spoken in and around Toronto. Roughly 100,000 new immigrants arrive every year.


Toronto is home to the largest _______ in North America.

Toronto is the home of Caribana, the largest single-day parade on the continent. It involves over 10,000 participants in costume.


True or false: The Toronto Zoo is the largest on earth.

The Toronto Zoo is not the largest on earth. It is actually the third largest zoo.


Many films and TV shows that are set in _________ are actually shot in Toronto.

About a quarter of films set in the US are actually filmed in Canada. Many of these are shot in Toronto.


Almost half of Toronto's population was born outside:

Toronto is one of the most multicultural and diverse cities on the planet. Almost half of its residents were born outside Canada.


What is the name of Toronto's hockey team?

The name of Toronto's hockey team is the Maple Leafs. They have not won the Stanley Cup since 1967.


Toronto Island is home to which of these?

Toronto Island is home to a clothing optional beach. It is a part of Hanlan's Point Beach.


Toronto is where you can find North America's only authentic:

Toronto's Casa Loma is the only authentic castle in North America. As far as castles go it's young, only about a century old.


Which is Toronto known for?

The Toronto International Film festival is world famous. Being shown and awarded at the TIFF is prestigious for filmmakers.


How much of Canada's population lives in or around Toronto?

Toronto is the largest city in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Roughly a quarter of the entire population of Canada lives in or within miles of Toronto.


Toronto has its own area for:

Toronto has an area specifically designated for street art. It's called Graffiti Alley.


Is Toronto the capital of Canada?

Toronto was the capital of Canada until 1866. Today, Ottawa is the capital.


Toronto is one of the world's ___________ cities.

Toronto is often near the top on lists of the world's most livable cities. In 2018, it tied in 7th place with Tokyo.


What is the largest ethnic population in Toronto after European?

As of the 2016 census, over 12.6% of Toronto's population is South Asian. This is the second largest group after European, which sits at 47.1%.


Toronto is a hub of what?

Toronto has one of the largest tech and financial centers in North America. It also has the second largest food and beverage industry in North America.


Toronto is know for being very _________ friendly.

After Hong Kong, Toronto is the most business-friendly city in the world. It is one of the world's leading business cities.


What is the motto of Toronto?

Toronto is proud of their multiethnic and diverse city. You can hear hundreds of languages spoken throughout the city.


Which of these is a Toronto area code?

All of these are Toronto area codes. If you see these, you are getting a call from Toronto.


What disaster struck Toronto in the early 20th century?

The Great Toronto Fire of 1904 took a toll on Toronto. It destroyed a large chunk of downtown Toronto and caused more than $10 million in damage.


Toronto is a _______city.

Toronto is a relatively flat city. It has both soft hills and ravines.


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