A View of Chinatown on Spadina Avenue The city's population grew by 4% (96,073 residents) between 1996 and 2001 1% (21,787 residents) between 2001 and 2006 4.3% (111,779 residents) between 2006 and 2011 and 4.5% (116,511) between 2011 and 2016 in 2016 persons aged 14 years and under made up 14.5% of the population and those aged 65 years and over made up 15.6% the median age was 39.3 years the city's gender population is 48% male and 52% female. Women outnumber men in all age groups 15 and older In 2016 foreign-born persons made up 47% of the population, compared to 49.9% in 2006. According to the United Nations Development Programme Toronto has the second-highest percentage of constant foreign-born population among world cities after Miami Florida While Miami's foreign-born population has traditionally consisted primarily of Cubans and other Latin Americans no single nationality or culture dominates Toronto's immigrant population placing it among the most diverse cities in the world in 2010 it was estimated over 100,000 immigrants arrive in the Greater Toronto Area each year Ethnicity, Four Seasons does not own any of its properties; it operates them on behalf of real estate owners and developers the contracts between Four Seasons and property owners typically permit the company to participate in the design of the property and run it with nearly total control over every aspect of the operation Four Seasons generally earns three percent of the gross income and about five percent of profits from the properties it operates and the property owners are required to additionally contribute money for chain-wide sales marketing and reservations systems Four Seasons hotels have larger staffs than competing chains and the company maintains separate reserve accounts for each hotel to cover upkeep costs Profit margins are relatively low but the brand attracts developers through the hotels' reputation as solid assets for loan collateral or resale. Four Seasons also produces a complimentary magazine for guests that is supported by advertising revenue Four Seasons has a fractional ownership division Four Seasons Residence Clubs Residential rentals. Hamilton in 50 years will be the forward cleat in a "golden horseshoe" of industrial development from Oshawa to the Niagara River . 150 miles [240 km] long and 50 miles [80 km] wide .. it will run from Niagara Falls on the south to about Oshawa on the north and take in numerous cities and towns already there including Hamilton and Toronto The speech writer who actually penned the phrase was Charles Hunter MacBain executive assistant to five Westinghouse presidents including Rogge Definition. Shelley Niro - painter installation artist filmmaker Toronto has a diverse array of public spaces from city squares to public parks overlooking ravines Nathan Phillips Square is the city's main square in downtown and forms the entrance to City Hall Yonge-Dundas Square near City Hall has also gained attention in recent years as one of the busiest gathering spots in the city Other squares include Harbourfront Square on the Toronto waterfront and the civic squares at the former city halls of the defunct Metropolitan Toronto most notably Mel Lastman Square in North York the Toronto Public Space Committee is an advocacy group concerned with the city's public spaces in recent years Nathan Phillips Square has been refurbished with new facilities and the central waterfront along Queen's Quay West has been updated recently with a new street architecture and a new square next to Harbourfront Centre In the winter Nathan Phillips Square Harbourfront Centre and Mel Lastman Square feature popular rinks for public ice-skating Etobicoke's Colonel Sam Smith Trail opened in 2011 and is Toronto's first skating trail Centennial Park and Earl Bales Park offer outdoor skiing and snowboarding slopes with a chairlift rental facilities and lessons Several parks have marked cross-country skiing trails There are many large downtown parks which include Allan Gardens Christie Pits Grange Park Little Norway Park Moss Park Queen's Park Riverdale Park and Trinity Bellwoods Park An almost hidden park is the compact Cloud Gardens, which has both open areas and a glassed-in greenhouse near Queen and Yonge South of downtown are two large parks on the waterfront: Tommy Thompson Park on the Leslie Street Spit which has a nature preserve is open on weekends; and the Toronto Islands accessible from downtown by ferry Rouge National Urban Park is a national park in the eastern portion of the city Large parks in the outer areas managed by the city include High Park Humber Bay Park Centennial Park Downsview Park Guild Park and Gardens and Morningside Park Toronto also operates several public golf courses Most ravine lands and river bank floodplains in Toronto are public parklands After Hurricane Hazel in 1954 construction of buildings on floodplains was outlawed and private lands were bought for conservation in 1999 Downsview Park a former military base in North York initiated an international design competition to realize its vision of creating Canada's first urban park the winner "Tree City" was announced in May 2000 Approximately 8,000 hectares (20,000 acres) or 12.5 percent of Toronto's land base is maintained parkland. Morningside Park is the largest park managed by the city which is 241.46 hectares (596.7 acres) in size In addition to public parks managed by the municipal government parts of Rouge National Urban Park the largest urban park in North America is in the eastern portion of Toronto Managed by Parks Canada the national park is centred around the Rouge River and encompasses several municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area Culture. . Airport rail link Semifinals Mexico Santos Laguna Main article: Battle of Ontario. .
Main articles: William Lyon Mackenzie and the Reform Movement (Upper Canada) Completed in 1848 St Michael's Cathedral is one of many examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Toronto One of the most common institutions in Toronto are the large number of churches and other houses of worship in the 19th and early 20th century Toronto was home to a wide array of Christian denominations each of which erected a wide array of churches in what is today central Toronto Over time the decrease in population in the core and the move away from mainline denominations has seen many of these churches disappear Many still remain and they are some of the more notable buildings in the city While some very early churches were in the Georgian style Gothic Revival became the dominant Gothic Revival was used for essentially all major Protestant churches in Toronto up until the early 1950s Roman Catholic churches were also most often Gothic though Italianate and Baroque churches were also erected the coming of modernism caused churches of all denominations to move away from the Gothic and embrace modernist architecture with a wide array of designs These are the typical church style found in the suburbs that were created after the Second World War Toronto has had an important Jewish community since the late 19th century Originally several synagogues were erected in the downtown and a handful survive today After the Second World War the Jewish community recentred upon the Bathurst Street corridor During the late 20th century and the early 21st century a wide number of other religious groups have grown to considerable numbers in Toronto and constructed traditional religious structures in the city Several mosques as well as Buddhist and Hindu temples have been built One of the most notable is the Hindu BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Toronto which opened in the northwest of the city in 2007 Cultural architecture; 4 See also Halton Region Burlington Green tick The company and its hotels and resorts have been involved in a number of philanthropic programs with a focus on supporting sustainability building communities and advancing cancer research Four Seasons was one of the founders of the Terry Fox Run in 1981, which has since grown into the world's largest single day cancer fundraiser with events around the world every September to date the Terry Fox Run has raised more than CAD 750 million In 2001 Four Seasons Resort Maldives started collaborating with the local environmental organization Seamarc/Marine savers which has set up a program of reimplantation of coral in damaged areas. Thousands of guest-sponsored "coral frames" have been transplanted in Kuda Hurra and Landaa Giraavaru resorts' reefs and are under survey by marine scientists; they constitute a refuge for thousands of tropical species and help to preserve and recover fragile ecosystems On June 19 2002 the Canadian Opera Company announced Four Seasons Hotels as the naming donor for the COC's new Opera House also home to the National Ballet of Canada the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts located in Toronto Ontario 2016 26,583. Several municipally funded programs affect health in the city They are listed below and where possible their annual budgets are provided Provincial and federal programs also affect health in Toronto such as the provincial Smoke-Free Ontario Act which bans cigarette smoking in enclosed spaces in the province Student life.