Niagara Falls & Toronto Has These
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ONTARIO ATTRACTIONS

NIAGARA FALLS:
  • Scenic Tunnels Behind the Falls
  • Maid of the Mist
  • Marineland Canada
  • Skylon Tower
  • Daredevil Museum and IMAX Theater
  • Minolta Tower
  • Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens & Greenhouses
  • Niagara Spanish Aero Car
  • White Water Boardwalk
  • Floral Clock
  • Clifton Hill – Loaded with Attractions & Amusements
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
  • Guinness World of Records Museum
  • Movieland Wax Museum
  • Scenic Niagara Parkway
  • Old Fort Erie
  • Fort George National Historic
  • Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
  • Niagara on the Lake
  • Welland Canal

TORONTO

Canada’s Largest City ~The Provencial Capitol of Ontario

  • CN Tower
  • SkyDome Tour
  • Blue Jay’s Baseball, Raptor’s Basketball or Maple Leaf’s Hockey
  • Ontario Science Center and OMNIMAX Theater
  • Metro Toronto Zoo
  • Casa Loma
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Historic Fort York
  • Black Creek Pioneer Village
  • Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Ontario Place Entertainment Center
  • City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square
  • Ontario Legislative Buildings
  • Stock Market Place
  • Toronto Aerospace Museum
  • Numerous Shows – Second only to Broadway in North America
  • Paramount’s Canada’s Wonderland Amusement Park and Splash Works Water Park
  • St. Lawrence Market
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Museum
  • Shopping at Eaton Center or Queen’s Quay Terminal
  • Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Dinner Dance Cruise aboard the……….

 


Some Interesting Facts About Toronto…..
  • Toronto gets its name from the Huron word for ‘meeting place’
  • Yonge Street is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “longest street in the world”, stretching 1,896 km (1,178 miles) from the lakeshore in Toronto, north to Rainy River, Ontario, at the Minnesota border
  • Toronto is home to the world’s tallest building, the CN Tower (at 553.33 m)
  • One third of Canada's population is located within 160 km radius of Toronto
  • Both the Roman Coliseum and St. Paul's Cathedral could fit comfortably inside Toronto's SkyDome stadium
  • The Toronto Stock Exchange is North America's 3rd largest Stock Exchange by value traded
  • Considered "Hollywood North" by the film industry, Toronto ranks third in North American TV and film production
  • Over 100 languages and dialects are spoken in Toronto
  • The Toronto Transit Commission is North America's second largest public transit system
  • Toronto's underground city, PATH, holds the Guinness World Record for "Biggest Underground Shopping Complex" with over ten kilometres of underground, indoor pedestrian walkways linking hotels, shopping, dining and major attractions
  • The Caribana™ parade is the biggest single-day happening and largest Caribbean festival in North America
  • Toronto is the 5th-largest city in North America after Mexico City, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago

A Brief History of the Falls

  Niagara Falls refers to the American and Canadian cities that have grown around the waterfalls. There are two cascades; The American Falls and The Canadian Falls aka the Horseshoe Falls. The Niagara Region is the Canadian peninsula. The Niagara Frontier is New York States' West coast aka Buffalo Niagara.

  Straddling the Canadian-United States International Border and both in the Province of Ontario and the State of New York, Niagara Falls attracts some 12 Million tourists to her majestic awesome beauty each year.

   The Niagara is a fairly young river, only 12,000 years old, a microsecond in geological time. The Niagara Escarpment, which was created by erosion is much older. As glaciers pressed down on the land during the last ice age and laid down layers of sediment, the slow process of erosion of ice and water ate at the surface of the escarpment.

  

   The mighty river plunges over a cliff of dolostone and shale. Niagara Falls is the second largest falls on the globe next to Victoria Falls in southern Africa. One fifth of all the fresh water in the world lies in the four Upper Great Lakes-Michigan, Huron, Superior and Erie. All the outflow empties into the Niagara river and eventually cascades over the falls.

   At the bottom of the falls, the water travels 15 miles over many gorges until it reaches the fifth Great Lake, Lake Ontario. The land between the lakes does not slope at an even grade, but forms a spectacular drop approximately the same height as a 20 story building and is known as the "Niagara Escarpment".  Two billion years ago it was buried under a blanket of ice. As the years passed, the process of erosion took place, and five distinct 'gorges' were formed: Lewiston Brange Gorge, Old Narrow Gorge, Upper & Lower Great Gorges and the  Whirlpool Narrow Gorge.

   Approximately 500 years ago the river encountered an obstacle that caused it to split into two channels, thus Goat Island was formed and named for John Stedman whose goat herds froze to death in the winter of 1780. This was the original sediment left from now vanished Lake Tonawanda, an Indian name. On the eastern part of the island, the American Falls took shape. The more recognizable Horseshoe Falls, or Canadian Falls, is located on the western side where the river angles some 90 degrees.

   The water flow on the American side of the falls is much less in strength because of Goat Island, whereas Horseshoe Falls has no obstruction to divert it. It should be noted that a third much narrower falls exists. Over the years these falls have been called at different times Luna Falls, Iris Falls but is currently named Bridal Veil Falls.

   Man has not been able to completely control the flow of the water over the falls, though modern engineers have tried. Much of the water today is fed through underground channels and pipes to nearby hydro electric power stations.


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