Who is Canada’s…
Head of State?
Queen Elizabeth II
Who is the…
Premier of Ontario?
Mayor of Toronto?
How many provinces are there
• British Columbia • Prince Edward Island
• News Brunswick
• Newfoundland & • Ontario
• Nova Scotia
How many territories are
there in Canada?
• Northwest Territories
NB: Historically, provinces had their own (provincial) governments while
territories were administered by the federal government. In recent decades
power and responsibility has largely been handed to the territories themselves
in a process called ‘devolution’.
What are the five regions of Canada?
Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
Atlantic Canada (“The Maritimes”)
New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador
Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
How well do you know Canada?
Canada was founded on July 1st, 1867
The official languages of Canada are English and French
Canada’s national anthem is called “O Canada”
Canada’s national animal is the beaver
Canadian Facts & Stats
National capital: Ottawa
Second-largest country by area in the world (after Russia)
Motto: “A Mari Ursque ad Mare” (“From Sea to Sea”)
2011 Population: 33,476,688
Population Density: 3.4/km² (India: 371.1/km² China: 139.6/km²)
4 out of 5 Canadians live within 150km of the USA
Canadian Cities Presentations
In groups of 3-4, make a 5 minute PowerPoint presentation about the
city you’ve been assigned
Where is it? Locate it on your map of Canada
Find some ‘quick facts’ about your city
List 5 pros/cons about living in that particular city
What are the major industries in your city? What kinds of jobs are
Highlight what makes your city great!
You will be presenting your city to the class tomorrow
You will now observe an example of what is expected of your
CDN1001 – Canadian Culture & You
Photo by Paolo Costa Baldi. License: GFDL/CC-BY-SA 3.0
Toronto | Overview
Located in Central Canada, in
Largest city in Canada with a
population of 5,583,064 in 2011
People from Toronto are called
Toronto used to be called “Town
A very multi-cultural and
Toronto | Pros & Cons
Big city; lots to see and
Plenty of job
Heavy car traffic on
Home to some of the best
Universities and Colleges
High crime rate in some
Highest cost of living in
(CN Tower, the Royal Ontario
Museum, Casa Loma)
Toronto | Economy
Financial capital of Canada, almost all major
Canadians banks have their headquarters here (e.g.
TD Canada Trust)
Many high-tech companies have their Canadian
headquarters here (e.g. Apple Canada)
Many automobile factories located around the city
but not much heavy-manufacturing in the city itself
(e.g. Ford Motor Company of Canada)
An important centre of telecommunications, media
“Hollywood North”; many films are filmed in Toronto
Toronto | Fun to Explore!
Spend the day on Centre Island!
Shop till you drop at the Eaton Centre!
Have a blast at the Canadian National Exhibition!
Enjoy a Baseball game at the Rogers Centre!
Visit the Hockey Hall of Fame!
Enjoy delicious Greek food at “Taste of the
Spend a fun-filled night in the Entertainment
Toronto; A Great Place To Live!
Location in Canada
• Cultural diversity
• What are people
from that city called
Anything else that makes
your city a great place to
live or work!
Canadian Cities Presentation