National Geographic : 1975 Aug
Toronto quests for elbowroom along Lake Ontario's northwest ern shore. Ontario Place, fore ground, packs a 96-acre recrea tion world on man-made islets and elevated pavilions. Its globe shaped Cinesphere splashes mov ies across a six-story screen; a crowded marina attests to Toron to's love of boating. Catwalks link the complex to another crowd pleaser, the land-based Canadian National Exhibition. Downtown, the record-setting CN (Canadian National) Tower dominates the skyline, a dramatic symbol of Toronto's spectacular growth (pages 202-203). Established as a French fur trading post in 1750, Ontario's capital has more than doubled her population, to 2.3 million, in the past 30 years. That growth makes Toronto Canada's second largest city, next to Montreal, and thirteenth largest in North Ameri ca. Recent concern about such expansion has led to limits on downtown high rises.