My Tour Of Toronto!
By: Thamy Giritharan
is a great place to visit! And I should know, I live there! There are always
tons to do for everyone, (that even includes grown-ups!). You can never get
bored of Toronto, there’s always too much fun! And that’s exactly why I’m here,
to talk about Toronto’s way of attracting the tourists. Toronto’s good at that.
Oh yeah, before I forget, I should introduce myself. I’m Thamy, and I’ll be your
tour guide (until the end of this report). I’ll tell you about some of the best
attractions in Toronto: Casa Loma, Sky Dome, and the CN Tower. And I’ll also
talk about the tourists and visitors that do come to Toronto. So, don’t be lazy,
and come along for the tour!
Our first stop is Casa Loma! Casa Loma is so cool! Especially because of the
fact that Casa Loma is Toronto’s only castle! Really! I’ve never seen any other
castle around, have you? But, who could have built this huge castle, you ask.
Well, a very rich man, that’s for sure. Sir Henry Mill Pellate is the man you’re
looking for. He spent 3.5 (3,500,000) million dollars to build this castle! But
that wasn’t a problem for Sir Pellate, he had seventeen million dollar, (that’s
something I’d want!).
Now, enough talk on the man who built this castle, let’s find out what the
castle is like! To get there, you’d first have to climb up a 100 steps! Boy,
that’s tiring. Casa Loma had ninety-eight rooms, like the Oak Room. The name
came from the fact that everything in that room was made of oak! The library
also had 100,000 books! I wish that I had that library! There are also tons of
secret passageways that will definitely confuse you. What a dream castle, eh?
If you are a sports nut, here’s a perfect place for you! You might know the
place I’m talking about. Yeah, the Sky Dome! It’s right beside the CN Tower
(another attraction), but that’s not why the Sky Dome is so special. The Sky
Dome is not like any other kind of ordinary dome, it’s a retractable dome! That
means the top can slide open and close again. I think that’s pretty unique. That
makes a great ball game, don’t you think?
The construction of the Sky Dome started in April, the year 1986. Three years
later, the Blue Jays held its first game there. And of course, the Sky Dome must
have been real expensive to build. It took $500,000,000 to build! And I bet you
didn’t know that the “Jumbotron” (that’s the HUGE screen TV in the Sky Dome)
measures 33 feet by 115 feet and has 420,000 light bulbs! That’s the largest in
the world! I have to go there some time.
Before I move on, I want to tell you a little bit about the tourists and
visitors that visit Toronto. Most of the people, who come to Toronto instead of
any other city in Canada, come here because they think Toronto is a place full
of surprises! In fact, after touring Toronto, many of them decide to move here!
The reason why many people come here is not a secret. It’s because of the sights
to see and the great things to do! And not many places have so many records like
Toronto! If you were a tourist, you’d want to see these special places, now
won’t you? As I said earlier, Toronto’s never boring! But the main reason people
move here, is because your main needs close to you. If you live
here, there’s a school, a mall, a library and other important needs are always
close by. If you go on a farm, you’d have to drive kilometres to get to a shop!
I think I proved my point!
our last, (but never the least) visit of the day, the CN Tower! The CN Tower is
Toronto’s pride and joy. Many people come to this attraction the most. Over 2
million people visit the CN Tower per year! That’s a lot of people! This tower
was even recognized by the Guinness World Records for the World’s Tallest
Building. And not only that, it was recognized for having the Longest Metal
Staircase and the Highest Wine Cellar! Who knew? In 1995, it also added to the
Wonders Of The World. You can do so much in this tower, like eat, play, buy
things, or even go on the glass floor! The glass floor is specially designed for
the CN Tower. It’s totally safe, and can withstand 14 large hippos! I think
nobody weighs that much!
The tower is exactly 553.33 m tall and weighs 130,000 tons! It took 40 month to
build, and $63 million was spent in the process. In today’s finance, that would
cost $300 million! Not only the CN Tower is a fun place to visit, it helps us
watch TV! Well, kind of. Its antenna picks up satellite signals. I love this
In conclusion, Toronto is a great place to visit! I told you about some of the
best attractions in Toronto: Casa Loma, Sky Dome, and the CN Tower. And I also
talked about the tourists and visitors that do come to Toronto. I’m Tour Guide
Thamy, signing off. And remember, you can never get bored of Toronto, there’s
always too much fun!