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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.toronto.ca/

Population:
2,518,772 (2004 estimate)

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
Financial Post
The Globe and Mail
Financial Times of Canada
The Toronto Star
The Toronto Sun
National Post

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Humber College
1967
Centennial College
1966
University of Toronto Scarborough
1964
York University Toronto
1959
Richview Collegiate Institute
1958
Ryerson University
1948
Osgoode Hall Law School
1889
Canadian Royal Conservatory of Music
1886
Upper Canada College
1829
University of Toronto
1827
Scarlett Heights Collegiate Institute
 

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Museum of Inuit Art
2007
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
1999
Royal Ontario Museum
1912
Art Gallery of Ontario
1900

ZOO

ZooFounded
Toronto Zoo
1974

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
1922

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Porter Airlines
2006
Celestica
1994
Tucows
1993
Onex
1983
Barrick Gold
1983
Sun Media Corporation
1971
MDS
1969
Munich Re Canada Group
1959
Torstar
1958
Toronto-Dominion Bank
1955
Stikeman Elliott
1952
Maclean-Hunter
1945
Falconbridge Limited
1928
Maple Leaf Foods
1927
Canadian Tire
1922
Rogers Communications
1920
Goodmans LLP
1917
BMO Nesbitt Burns
1912
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
1907
McMillan Binch Mendelsohn
1903
Cassels Brock & Blackwell
1890
Manulife
1887
Weston's
1882
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
1867
Royal Bank of Canada
1864
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt
1862
Toronto Stock Exchange
1861
McCarthy Tétrault
1855
Bank of Nova Scotia
1832
Hudson's Bay Company
1670
Thomson Corporation
 
Alderwoods Group
 
RBC Capital Markets
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sharon Acker
Actor
2-Apr-1935   Point Blank
Patrick J. Adams
Actor
27-Aug-1981   Mike Ross on Suits
Will Arnett
Actor
5-May-1970   George Bluth on Arrested Development
Harvey Atkin
Actor
18-Dec-1942   Sgt. Coleman on Cagney and Lacey
Teri Austin
Actor
17-Apr-1957   Jill Bennett on Knots Landing
Liane Balaban
Actor
24-Jun-1980   The Trotsky
Samantha Bee
Comic
25-Oct-1969   The Daily Show
Jalynn H. Bennett
Business
12-Mar-1943   Jalynn H. Bennett & Associates
Robert J. Birgeneau
Educator
1942   Chancellor, UC Berkeley
Rachel Blanchard
Actor
19-Mar-1976   Cher Horowitz on Clueless
Hart Bochner
Actor
3-Oct-1956   Breaking Away
Lloyd Bochner
Actor
29-Jul-1924 29-Oct-2005 It's a cookbook
Nicole de Boer
Actor
20-Dec-1970   Lt. Dax on Star Trek: DS9
Devon Bostick
Actor
13-Nov-1991   Adoration
Edwin Alonzo Boyd
Criminal
2-Apr-1914 17-May-2002 Notorious Canadian bank robber
David Brooks
Columnist
11-Aug-1961   Shields and Brooks
Reva Brooks
Photographer
May-1913 24-Jan-2004 Photographer
Tom Burlinson
Actor
14-Feb-1956   The Man from Snowy River
Morley Callaghan
Novelist
22-Sep-1903 25-Aug-1990 Strange Fugitive
Christian Campbell
Actor
12-May-1972   All My Children
John Candy
Actor
31-Oct-1950 4-Mar-1994 Uncle Buck
Graydon Carter
Journalist
14-Jul-1949   Editor of Vanity Fair
Sarah Carter
Actor
30-Oct-1980   DOA: Dead or Alive
Donald J. Carty
Business
23-Jun-1946   CEO of American Airlines, 1998-2003
Thomas Cavanagh
Actor
26-Oct-1963   Ed Stevens on Ed
Berton Churchill
Actor
9-Dec-1876 10-Oct-1940 Heroes for Sale
Jerry Ciccoritti
Film Director
5-Aug-1956   The Life Before This
Enrico Colantoni
Actor
14-Feb-1963   Elliot DiMauro on Just Shoot Me!
John Colicos
Actor
10-Dec-1928 6-Mar-2000 Anne of the Thousand Days
Lauren Collins
Actor
29-Aug-1986   Degrassi: The Next Generation
Lionel Conacher
Hockey
24-May-1900 26-May-1954 Canadian All-Around Athlete
Christina Cox
Actor
31-Jul-1971   Vicki Nelson on Blood Ties
Jonathan Crombie
Actor
12-Oct-1966   Green Gables
David Cronenberg
Film Director
15-Mar-1943   Videodrome
Henry Czerny
Actor
8-Feb-1959   The Tudors
Brooke D'Orsay
Actor
17-Feb-1982   Caitlin Cooke on 6Teen
Lolita Davidovich
Actor
15-Jul-1961   The Agency
William B. Davis
Actor
13-Jan-1938   Cancer Man on The X-Files
William Dear
Film Director
30-Nov-1943   Angels in the Outfield
Chris Diamantopoulos
Actor
9-May-1975   Rodney on The Starter Wife
Cory Doctorow
Blogger
17-Jul-1971   Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Lexa Doig
Actor
8-Jun-1973   Andromeda
Drake
Rapper
24-Oct-1986   I'm On One
Robin Dunne
Actor
19-Nov-1976   Borderline Normal
Allan Dwan
Film Director
3-Apr-1885 28-Dec-1981 Sands of Iwo Jima
Jayne Eastwood
Actor
17-Dec-1946   Chicago
Richard Eden
Actor
13-Feb-1959   RoboCop TV series
David James Elliott
Actor
21-Sep-1960   JAG
Jake Epstein
Actor
16-Jan-1987   Degrassi: The Next Generation
Percy Faith
Musician
7-Apr-1908 9-Feb-1976 Easy listening arranger and composer
Stacey Farber
Actor
25-Aug-1987   Ellie Nash on Degrassi
Melanie Fiona
Singer
4-Jul-1983   The Bridge
Dave Foley
Actor
4-Jan-1963   The Kids in the Hall
Megan Follows
Actor
14-Mar-1968   Anne of Green Gables
Melyssa Ford
TV Personality
7-Nov-1976   BET personality
Rob Ford
Politician
28-May-1969   Mayor of Toronto
Rick Fox
Basketball
24-Jul-1969   Former Los Angeles Laker
David Frum
Pundit
30-Jun-1960   Coined "Axis of Evil"
Sidney J. Furie
Film Director
28-Feb-1933   The Ipcress File
Gay Hart Gaines
Administrator
11-Feb-1938   Chairman of GOPAC, 1993-97
Frank Gehry
Architect
28-Feb-1929   Postmodern architect
Peter C. Godsoe
Business
1938   CEO of Bank of Nova Scotia, 1993-2003
Chris Gordon
Business
c. 1973   Bain Capital
Glenn Gould
Pianist
25-Sep-1932 4-Oct-1982 Canadian pianist, Bach soloist
George Grant
Philosopher
13-Nov-1918 27-Sep-1988 Propagator of Red Toryism
Shenae Grimes
Actor
24-Oct-1989   Annie Wilson on 90210
Corey Haim
Actor
23-Dec-1971 10-Mar-2010 The Lost Boys
Stephen Harper
Head of State
30-Apr-1959   Prime Minister of Canada
Mike Harris
Politician
23-Jan-1945   Premier of Ontario, 1995-2002
Dale Hawerchuk
Hockey
4-Apr-1963   NHL Hall of Famer
Jeff Healey
Guitarist
25-Mar-1966 2-Mar-2008 The Jeff Healey Band
Anne Helm
Actor
12-Sep-1938   Follow That Dream
Dan Hill
Singer/Songwriter
3-Jun-1954   Sometimes When We Touch
Gabriel Hogan
Actor
1973   Ian Farnham on Traders
Walter Huston
Actor
6-Apr-1884 7-Apr-1950 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Michael Ignatieff
Author
12-May-1947   Blood and Belonging
Punch Imlach
Hockey
15-Mar-1918 1-Dec-1987 NHL Coach, Hall of Famer
Michael Ironside
Actor
12-Feb-1950   Scanners, Top Gun, Starship Troopers
Jennifer Irwin
Actor
17-Jun-1975   Linda Michaels on Still Standing
Robert Iscove
Film Director
4-Jul-1947   She's All That
Lou Jacobi
Actor
28-Dec-1913 23-Oct-2009 Avalon
Lisa Jakub
Actor
27-Dec-1978   Rambling Rose
Graham Jarvis
Actor
25-Aug-1930 16-Apr-2003 Canadian-American character actor
Peter Jennings
Journalist
29-Jul-1938 7-Aug-2005 Former anchor, ABC World News Tonight
Norman Jewison
Film Director
21-Jul-1926   Moonstruck
Sue Johanson
Talk Show Host
29-Jul-1930   Talk Sex With Sue Johanson
Andrea Jung
Business
1959   CEO of Avon
k-os
Rapper
20-Feb-1972   Joyful Rebellion
Brian Kernighan
Computer Programmer
1942   The C Programming Language, awk
Shane Kippel
Actor
4-Jun-1986   Gavin Mason on Degrassi
Mia Kirshner
Actor
25-Jan-1975   The L Word
Maria M. Klawe
Educator
5-Jul-1951   President, Harvey Mudd College
Kevin Klose
Government
c. 1940   CEO of National Public Radio
Ted Kotcheff
Film Director
7-Apr-1931   The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Maurice LaMarche
Actor
30-Mar-1958   Kif on Futurama
Les Lye
Comic
18-Nov-1924 21-Jul-2009 You Can't Do That On Television
Gwendolyn MacEwen
Poet
1-Sep-1941 29-Nov-1987 A Breakfast for Barbarians
C. B. Macpherson
Scholar
18-Nov-1911 22-Jul-1987 Political Theory of Possessive Individualism
Howie Mandel
Comic
29-Nov-1955   Host of Deal Or No Deal
Jay Manuel
TV Personality
14-Aug-1972   Judge, America's Next Top Model
Raymond Massey
Actor
30-Aug-1896 29-Jul-1983 Things to Come
Vincent Massey
Government
20-Feb-1887 30-Dec-1967 Governor-General of Canada, 1952-59
Walter Massey
Actor
19-Aug-1928   Canadian voice and character actor
Sheila McCarthy
Actor
27-Jan-1956   Sarah Cunningham on Little Mosque
Eric McCormack
Actor
18-Apr-1963   Will Truman on Will & Grace
Dean McDermott
Actor
16-Nov-1966   Constable Turnbull on Due South
John McKay
Politician
21-Mar-1948   Canadian MP, Scarborough--Guildwood
Don McKellar
Actor
17-Aug-1963   Last Night
Heather Menzies
Actor
3-Dec-1949   Logan's Run TV series
John Merivale
Actor
1-Dec-1917 6-Feb-1990 The List of Adrian Messenger
Lorne Michaels
Film/TV Producer
17-Nov-1944   Producer of Saturday Night Live
John Mills-Cockell
Musician
19-May-1946   Intersystems electronics
Shay Mitchell
Actor
10-Apr-1987   Emily Fields on Pretty Little Liars
Rick Moranis
Actor
18-Apr-1953   SCTV, Honey I Shrunk The Kids
Kevin M. Murai
Business
c. 1964   President of Ingram Micro, 2005-07
Alannah Myles
Singer/Songwriter
25-Dec-1958   Black Velvet
Mystery
Performance Artist
24-Sep-1971   The Pick-Up Artist
Naheed Nenshi
Politician
2-Feb-1972   Mayor of Calgary
Brooke Nevin
Actor
22-Dec-1982   Julianne Simms on Breakout Kings
Gordon O'Connor
Politician
18-May-1939   Canadian Minister of Defence
Catherine O'Hara
Comic
4-Mar-1954   Delia in Beetlejuice
Peter Outerbridge
Actor
30-Jun-1966   David Sandstrom on ReGenesis
Brad Park
Hockey
6-Jul-1948   NHL Hall of Famer
Reagan Pasternak
Actor
8-Mar-1977   Julianne Giacomelli on Being Erica
Peaches
Electronic Musician
11-Nov-1966   Fatherfucker
Lester Bowles Pearson
Head of State
23-Apr-1897 27-Dec-1972 Prime Minister of Canada, 1963-68
Mary Pickford
Actor
8-Apr-1892 29-May-1979 America's Sweetheart
Alison Pill
Actor
27-Nov-1985   Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Gilbert Plass
Physicist
22-Mar-1922 1-Mar-2004 Climate change scientist
Christopher Plummer
Actor
13-Dec-1929   A Beautiful Mind
James D. Plummer
Educator
3-Dec-1944   Dean of Stanford's Engineering School
Sarah Polley
Actor
8-Jan-1979   Road to Avonlea
Chris Potter
Actor
23-Aug-1960   Dan Lennox on Wild Card
Penny Priddy
Politician
5-Mar-1944   Canadian MP, Surrey North
James Randi
Magician
7-Aug-1928   The Amazing Randi
Gloria Reuben
Actor
9-Jun-1964   Timecop
John Reynolds
Politician
19-Jan-1942   Canadian MP, West Vancouver
John D. Roberts
Journalist
15-Nov-1956   Fox News reporter/host
Robbie Robertson
Musician
5-Jul-1944   The Band
Morley Safer
Journalist
8-Nov-1931   60 Minutes
Jonathan Scarfe
Actor
16-Dec-1975   Charlie Sagansky on Raising the Bar
Caterina Scorsone
Actor
16-Oct-1981   Dr. Amelia Shepherd on Private Practice
Michael Seater
Actor
15-Jan-1987   Life with Derek
Isadore Sharp
Business
8-Oct-1931   Founder, Four Seasons Hotels
Morton Shulman
Politician
25-Apr-1925 18-Aug-2000 Ontario MPP, iconoclast
Joe Shuster
Cartoonist
10-Jul-1914 30-Jul-1992 Co-Creator of Superman
Shadia Simmons
Actor
28-Jun-1986   Emily on Life with Derek
Gregory Smith
Actor
6-Jul-1983   Ephram on Everwood
Conn Smythe
Hockey
1-Feb-1895 18-Nov-1980 Longtime owner, Toronto Maple Leafs
Lewis C. Solmon
Economist
17-Jul-1942 17-Dec-2007 Education reformer
Cassie Steele
Actor
2-Dec-1989   Degrassi: The Next Generation
Jessica Steen
Actor
19-Dec-1965   Linda Metcalf on Homefront
Mark Steyn
Author
8-Dec-1959   America Alone
June Storey
Actor
20-Apr-1918 18-Dec-1991 In Old Chicago
Trish Stratus
Wrestling
18-Dec-1975   100% Stratusfaction Guaranteed
Tara Strong
Actor
12-Feb-1973   Voice of Bubbles on Powerpuff Girls
Ronald D. Sugar
Business
1948   CEO of Northrop Grumman
Tamara Taylor
Actor
27-Sep-1970   Dr. Camille Saroyan on Bones
Brad Templeton
Computer Programmer
20-Apr-1960   Chairman, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Ken Thomson
Business
1-Sep-1923 12-Jun-2006 Ex-CEO, Thomson Corp.
Linda Thorson
Actor
18-Jun-1947   Tara King on The Avengers
Shirley M. Tilghman
Educator
17-Sep-1946   President of Princeton University
John H. Tory
Business
28-May-1954   CEO of Rogers Cable, 1999-2003
Pat Travers
Musician
12-Apr-1954   Canadian rocker
Laura Vandervoort
Actor
22-Sep-1984   Sadie Harrison on Instant Star
Alberta Watson
Actor
6-Mar-1955   Madeline on La Femme Nikita
Paul Watson
Activist
2-Dec-1950   Environmental activist
Al Waxman
Actor
2-Mar-1935 18-Jan-2001 Lt. Samuels on Cagney and Lacey
Harland Williams
Actor
14-Nov-1962   Rocket Man
Michael H. Wilson
Politician
4-Nov-1937   Canadian Ambassador to the US
Michael Wincott
Actor
21-Jan-1958   The Crow
Douglas T. Wright
Educator
4-Oct-1927   President, University of Waterloo, 1981-93
Neil Young
Singer/Songwriter
12-Nov-1945   Harvest
Stephen Young
Actor
19-May-1939   Ben Caldwell on Judd for the Defense

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alex Barris
TV Personality
16-Sep-1922 15-Jan-2004 Canadian TV star from the '50s and '60s
Pierre Berton
Author
12-Jul-1920 30-Nov-2004 Canadian writer and TV personality
Earle Birney
Novelist
13-May-1904 3-Sep-1995 Now Is Time
Fred Bodsworth
Novelist
11-Oct-1918 15-Sep-2012 Last of the Curlews
Morley Callaghan
Novelist
22-Sep-1903 25-Aug-1990 Strange Fugitive
Norman Campbell
Film Director
4-Feb-1924 12-Apr-2004 TV director, producer
Maury Chaykin
Actor
27-Jul-1949 27-Jul-2010 A Nero Wolfe Mystery
Matt Cohen
Novelist
30-Dec-1942 2-Dec-1999 Emotional Arithmetic
John Colicos
Actor
10-Dec-1928 6-Mar-2000 Anne of the Thousand Days
Jack Creley
Actor
6-Mar-1926 10-Mar-2004 Dr. Strangelove, Videodrome
Roy Daniells
Poet
6-Apr-1902 13-Apr-1979 The Chequered Shade
Maureen Forrester
Singer
25-Jul-1930 16-Jun-2010 Contralto, interpreter of Mahler
Northrop Frye
Author
14-Jul-1912 23-Jan-1991 Fearful Symmetry
Emma Goldman
Anarchist
27-Jun-1869 14-May-1940 Anarchist and feminist libertarian
Glenn Gould
Pianist
25-Sep-1932 4-Oct-1982 Canadian pianist, Bach soloist
Jeff Healey
Guitarist
25-Mar-1966 2-Mar-2008 The Jeff Healey Band
Jane Jacobs
Author
4-May-1916 25-Apr-2006 The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Jack Layton
Politician
18-Jul-1950 22-Aug-2011 Leader of Canada's NDP
Stephen Leacock
Author
30-Dec-1869 28-Mar-1944 Literary Lapses
Donald C. MacDonald
Politician
7-Dec-1913 8-Mar-2008 Leader of Ontario CCF and NDP, 1953-70
Gwendolyn MacEwen
Poet
1-Sep-1941 29-Nov-1987 A Breakfast for Barbarians
Alexander Mackenzie
Head of State
28-Jan-1822 17-Apr-1892 Prime Minister of Canada, 1873-78
C. B. Macpherson
Scholar
18-Nov-1911 22-Jul-1987 Political Theory of Possessive Individualism
Spark Matsunaga
Politician
8-Oct-1916 15-Apr-1990 US Senator from Hawaii, 1977-90
Marshall McLuhan
Author
21-Jul-1911 31-Dec-1980 Understanding Media
Arthur Meighen
Head of State
16-Jun-1874 5-Aug-1960 Twice Canadian Prime Minister
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Novelist
30-Nov-1874 24-Apr-1942 Anne of Green Gables
John Neville
Actor
2-May-1925 19-Nov-2011 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Zebulon Pike
Military
5-Jan-1779 27-Apr-1813 Lent his name to Pike's Peak
Sam Pollock
Hockey
25-Dec-1925 15-Aug-2007 GM of Montreal Canadiens, 1964-78
E. J. Pratt
Poet
4-Feb-1883 26-Apr-1964 Newfoundland Verse
Sir Charles G. D. Roberts
Poet
10-Jan-1860 26-Nov-1943 Earth's Enigmas
Morton Shulman
Politician
25-Apr-1925 18-Aug-2000 Ontario MPP, iconoclast
Goldwin Smith
Historian
13-Aug-1823 7-Jun-1910 Controversialist
Ken Thomson
Business
1-Sep-1923 12-Jun-2006 Ex-CEO, Thomson Corp.
Al Waxman
Actor
2-Mar-1935 18-Jan-2001 Lt. Samuels on Cagney and Lacey
Adele Wiseman
Author
21-May-1928 1-Jun-1992 The Sacrifice



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