Directly on the north-eastern coast of Lake Ontario, Toronto is Canada’s largest city. The metropolis spreads over 630 kilometres of land. The city has a long waterfront facing its harbour.
Maps of Toronto
Quality maps of the vast city of Toronto include streets, coast, rivers and landmarks. The terrain view shows the coastal plain as well as the hills around the city. Visitors to Toronto should carry an accurate city map with them as they travel the area so they can confer with the map as needed.
Geographic Features of Toronto’s Landscape
Port Lands – These reclaimed portions of land reach into Lake Ontario south-east from the heart of Toronto only about 5 kilometres. They guard the harbour lying to the south.
Rivers – The rivers and streams of the coastal plain form ravines throughout the city. Still, the two main rivers dividing the city are the Don and the Humber.
Toronto Harbour – The natural bay enters between the Toronto Islands and the city on the coast. The harbour is useful for recreation and commerce.
Toronto Islands – From Toronto’s heart, the string of small-sized islands enclose the inner city harbour, and it is a barrier sheltering the metropolis against the stormy waves of Lake Ontario. The islands provide space for suburbs, a city airport and recreational parklands.
Waterfront – The Toronto waterfront stretches over 40 kilometres along Lake Ontario. Mississauga’s waterfront meets western Toronto’s at Etobicoke Creek. Then, the Rouge River edges the eastern end of Toronto’s Waterfront.