D n e p r o p e t r o v s k S t a t e
U n i v e r s i t y
F i n a n c e
a n d B a n k i n g F a c u l t y


Svir Stanislav
D n e p r o p e t r o v s k 1997
T o r o n t o Population: 3,274,200 (1986) Daylight Savings Time : 4.07 - 10.26 City telephone code: 416 Country telephone code: 1 Latitude : 43.39 N Longitude: 79.21 W


Toronto`s City
The two towers, rising 20 and 27 stories,
are located in the city center in Nathan Phillips Square. A reflecting pool under the arches is used as an
ice-skating rink in the winter.
Toronto is the center of most populous area
in Canada and the capital of province of Ontario. Toronto is located on the
north shore of Lake Ontario in Canada. The region is known as the Golden
Horseshoe and is rich in
agriculture and industry. It is well placed to trade with all of Canada, the
United States, and the world.
Known in the past by such names as Little
York, Hogtown, and The City You Love to Hate, Toronto has been portrayed
in more flattering terms. The National Geographic declared Toronto worldly,
wealthy, personable, and
relatively problem free. Art Gallery called the city possibly the most
civilized metropolis in the Western Hemisphere.
can browse through
shops on Queen
Street West, admire
the best of designer
fashions in the
renovated district of Yorkville,
or visit Eaton Center, a
four - level $25-millions retail
complex. For people watching
and plenty of
culinary delights, there's Kensington
Market, which features fresh produce,
fish, and plenty
of friendly conversation.
city was designed and renovated to make the most of
its settings on the store of
Lake Ontario. The best
view is from
the CN Tower, a 553-metre spire
that is considered the world's tallest
free-standing structure. Much of the
appeal of Toronto lies in its sense of history, which dates
back to 1749
when French fur traders
established a ford on the site.
Toronto boats a vast multicultural mix,
with large groups of Italians, Germans,
Portuguese, Ukrainians, Asians, and
West Indians. Toronto is a cultural center, with the ultra - modern O'Keefe Center,
which is home
to the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada;
the Art Gallery of
Ontario, with more than 15,000 works - from Old Masters
to contemporary art - in its
permanent collection; and the Royal
Museum with its vast array of art and
artifacts from cultures the world over.
Business and finance are another important element of the city, and Toronto's skyline is
dominated by the
high - rise towers of financial
institutions. Among the most famous is
the Royal Bank Tower with
gold-embedded window panels.

T h e C
N T o w e r
can see the CN Tower on the first page of the paper.
The CN Tower is a key element in Canadas
telecommunications network,
provides space for microwave transmission of voice, telex, computer data,
facsimile, television, and radio.
553.33 meters the
CN Tower is considered the world's tallest
free-standing structure. Construction took 40 months, cost $57 millions,
employed 1573 workers, and was
completed in June 1976.
A slender
column resembling a
giant needle, it weight 132080
metric tons - the equivalent of 23214 large elephants.
Visitors can
step inside one of four glass-faced elevators and be
whisked to the
Skypod Observation level
in under a minute. There are
three observation decks, at 342, 346, and 447 meters aboveground, the world's
highest public observation gallery. Each of these
offers panoramic views
of Toronto, the Toronto Islands,
and, on a clear day,
Niagara Falls. Spectacular views are
also to be had from
Top Of
Toronto, a restaurant at
the 350-metre level
that makes a full
revolution once every 72 minutes. Those who
prefer to dine on the ground
level can
enjoy a snack
in the family - style restaurant.
The CN Tower has the longest metal staircase
in the world ( 2570 steps), which is made available to the public each
year for a charity stair climb. Dar Robinson has jumped from the top
of the tower
twice - once with a parachute for the filming of the movie
Highpoint(1979) and once using a wire cable for the TV show "That's
Incredible". On the tower's tenth
anniversary, "Spider
Man" Goodwin
completed two free - style climbs
outside the glass elevator-shaft window.
S k y D o m e
Sky Dome is
the world's greatest
entertainment center. It's a host
to wide variety of sporting
spectaculars, concerts, family
shows and
consumers shows.
How big is Toronto's Sky Dome? Well,
you could put eight
Boeing 747s on the
playing field. Or
all of Eaton Center. Or a 32-home
subdivision. Or the
Roman Coliseum. Even with the retractable roof closed, a 31-storey buildings
could fit inside the structure.
The $500-millions buildings opened on
June 3, 1989, after 32 months of construction. On that day, inclement
weather forced the developers to prove
that the paneled roof could be closed in 20 minutes. The roof
runs on a
series of steel track and bogies, weighs 11000 tons
and is made up of steel tresses
covered by steel cladding.
eight-acre stadium offers
sports fans five
levels of seating and the world's
largest video replay screen.
More than 50000 people at a time can
watch a football or a baseball game,
and there is also a
350-room hotel built into the
north end of building, with 70
offering a view of the playing field.
But the building is much more than a place
to watch sporting events
under an open roof. There are 23 fast-food stands, 48 beverage outlets, a
430-seat restaurant for quick-service
dining, a 300-foot-long bar overlooking the field, the largest McDonnells in North America, the Hard Rock
Cafe, and a 120-seat movie theater
where tours of the building begin.
T h e R o y a
l O n t a r i o M u s e u m
The Royal Ontario Museum is Canada's
Largest Public Museum, made
grander by a recent $55
millions renovation and expansion project. Opened in 1914 the
Museum today attracts more than one
million visitors a year. Among its impressive holdings, which number
more than six million
objects and specimens, are a Roman gallery, housing the country's
extensive collection of antiquities; the famous dinosaur gallery, with a mastodon, stegosaurus, and other prehistoric creatures in jungle settings; a textile
collection with costumes and richly
fabrics; the Chinese collection, with
800 pieces displayed in
traditional room settings
and special gallery areas. Of particular note
are the giant
stone camels and guardian figures of the Ming Tomb, the
only Chinese tomb in the
Western world. There
are also galleries
devoted to artifacts of Ontario and
Next door is the McLaughlin Planetarium
where the Theater of the Stars uses 85
slide and video projectors to
create planets, exploding stars,
and other galactic
Sigmund Samuel Building, a
few blocks south
of the main
Museum building, focuses on
Canada's rich cultural
heritage with displays of
antique toys, cooking utensils,
oil paintings, pottery and sculpture. The George R.
Gardener Museum of Ceramic Art,
the only museum specializing in
ceramic in North America.

N i a g a r a
F a l l s
Every year more than 12 million people
come to Ontario to see the natural phenomenon knows as
Niagara Falls. Many
are just married,
although no one is quite
sure how that tradition got started.
They come to see the
combined cascading power of the 54-metre Canadian Falls - knows as Horseshoe Falls
- and the American Falls, which soars to
56 meters.
There are a variety of ways
to view the
spectacle: four boats
enter the Horseshoe Basin and pass
directly in front of cataracts, three
tunnels allow visitors
to walk behind
the Falls. To
view the sights from above, you can make a 10-minute
helicopter ride, rise to the top of the
Skypod Tower observation deck via
the external glass - fronted elevators, or visit the viewing platform at the
Minolta Tower and Marine Aquarium.
the real thing
isn't enough, there's
always IMAX Theater's
Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic,
shown on a big screen in the village of Niagara Falls.
T h e U n i v
e r s i t y o f T o r o n t o.
You can receive a higher education in the
University of Toronto. There are faculties of arts, science, music,
architecture, medicine, dentistry, nursing, law, engineering, forestry, and
library science. Among the
universities faculties are the Center for Russian and East European Studies and
the Institute for Aerospace Studies.