The internet’s most famous encyclopedia, Wikipedia, has scoured over a million entries for a comprehensive list of the most interesting places in the world, and we were shocked to see Toronto rank fifth place!
How did they go about choosing from their thousands upon thousands of entries? Well, their data experts searched the primary locations in entires where major events happened or places that were tagged the most in entries, to find who would top their survey. At number one? New York with 5, 431 interest points. London came in at number 2, Tokyo at number 3, Washington DC at 4, and Toronto at 5 with 1,372 interest points.
For Toronto, the city was tagged in over 1,500 Wikipedia articles and is detailed as a multicultural centre of business, culture, and sport. It was tagged in entries for the CN Tower, the world’s largest free-standing tower, Casa Loma for North America’s only authentic tower, and Yonge Street which is considered one of the longest streets in the world.
It can be easy to forget how unique the city you live in is when you’re from there, but this survey was a nice reminder of just how proud we are to be Torontonians.