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Toronto (noun)

Toronto

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Toronto, aka T.O., aka T-Dot, aka The Dot is a Canadian city on Lake Ontario. It is the largest city in Canada and 5th largest in North America (after Mexico City, New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago). The approximate metro area population of Toronto is 6 million. Toronto is also known for being a very safe city in comparison to the majority of cities it's size.



Toronto is the economic headquarters of Canada, with the main business/financial district located on Bay Street downtown.

T-Dot

T.O. is short for Toronto, Ontario. But over time, hip-hop heads added their own style, and instead of just saying "T.O.," they'd say "T dot O dot." Then it just became T-Dot and it stuck!

Area codes

416, 647, are the are the area codes for Toronto and 905 is the area code for the suburbs of Toronto.

Boroughs

Etobicoke, York, North York, Old Toronto, East York, and Scarborough.


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Hoods

400, 4 Corners: (Allenbury, Brahms, Sparroways and Villaways), Adanac Drive, Albion Road, Alexandra Park (aka P.O.), Ardwick, Bay Mills (aka Tha Millz), Black Creek (aka Martha Projects), Blake street, Bleecker, B"N"E, Capri Towers, Cataraqui (aka Block 13), Cedarbrae (aka C-Block), Chalkfarm, Chester Le, Cougar Ct., Crescent Town (aka C.T.), Crombie Park, Crosstraxx, Crow Trail, Danzig aka D-Block, Dawes Road, Dean Park, Dolly Varden, Don Mount Court, Driftwood Ct., Duncanwoods, Eglinton Ave. West, Eglinton Ave. East, Empringham, Esplanade, Falstaff (aka Brown Bricks), Flemingdon Park (aka Flemo Park, aka Flemo), Gilder, Glamorgan (aka Section 6), Glendower (aka Dower), Gordonridge (aka G-Ridge), Gosford, Grandravine (aka The Lanes), Grassways (aka Connections), Greenbrae Ct., Jamestown (aka Doomstown), the notorious Jane and Finch Corridor, Jane and Sheppard, John Garland, Kingston-Galloway, L'Amoreaux, Lawrence Heights (aka Jungle), Mabelle, Malvern (aka Vern), Markham and Eglinton (aka MNE), Midland and Lawrence (aka MnL), Martin Grove, Mornelle Court, Moss Park, Mount Dennis, Mount Olive, Neptune Drive, Oakwood and Vaughan, Orpington (aka O-Block), Orton Park (aka O.P.), Parkdale, Parkway Forest Drive (aka Forest), Parma Court, Pelham Park, Regent Park (aka Parkland), Rexdale (aka Rex), Riverview Apartments, Roywoods, San Marino, SanPetroway, San Romanoway (aka Palisades), Scarlettwood Court, Spadina and Dundas, St. James Town, Tandridge, Teesdale, Thorncliffe Park, TretheWey, Trudelle Street, Tuxedo Court, Weston Road, Wickson Trail (aka Wicked Trail), Willowridge, Willowtree, Woolner Apartments, Yellowstone (aka Y-Block) etc.

Save Regent Park

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We're running out of time, so I'm going to get straight to the point, my fellow Torontonians. Regent Park is being torn down so it can be rebuilt into a "mixed-income" community, where the rich / middle class / poor all live beside each other in this so-called "harmony." That's what the city would like you to believe... but in reality, it's a buncha baloney. Making a mixed-income neighbourhood only means two things...less afforable housing, and eventually, people on the streets!

The city says they're rebuilding it to "help" this troubled community... bullsh*t! they're rebuilding it to help themselves by making money off the land (they can't make money off a land with just afforable housing on it).

Right now 1,100 of the 7,500 people who live in Regent Park have moved into other housing units around Toronto. Some fear they won't be allowed to come back.

It’s going to be a condo,” worries former resident Christina Morris. “They're not going to want somebody on social assistance.

The buildings in Regent Park (high-rise and low-rise) were designed by the best architects Toronto could find in the 50s, and are as safe as can be. They just need repairs, not to be torn down,“ a Regent Parker says.

This "first phase" of the tare down is happening in the area bounded by Parliament, Oak, Sackville and Dundas.

Once Regent Park is gone, the city plans on demolishing Jane and Finch, Lawrence Heights (Jungle), and many more public housing projects in Toronto.

I think it's time we take a stand, and go down to Regent Park and protest against this rebuilding plan.

Two buildings (a 3-storey and a 6-storey) were torn down 2 weeks ago, and the city plans to demolish more buildings in March at 347 Parliament in North Regent.

We need to get down there people before it's too late. Once they get Canada's first and largest housing project, they'll take out all the rest no problem!

Lets make a bunch of signs, and put a stop to this nonsense.

Everybody is welcome to come down and protest with me. It doesn't matter what race you are, if you're poor / rich whatever. The more people, the better chance we have of stopping this demolition.

Drop a comment in the 'Comment Box' below and let me know what you think, or click on my name for my email / Yahoo! ID.

Yours truly,

~ThE-._.-NuTCaSe

P.S. We all need to come together and stop this... we're not just doing this for Regent, we're doing it for all the Toronto housing projects.

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Pictures

Gangs

18Buddahs, 400 Crew, AK Kannan, All Crips Gang (ACG}, Ardwick Blood Crew (A.B.C.), Asian Assassinz, Bay Mills Crips, Big Circle Boys, Blake Street Massive, Block 13, B"N"E Bloodz, Byrd Gang (B.G.), Chalkfarm Bloods, Chester Le Crew aka (CLC}, Christie Boys, Connection Young Bloods, Dawes Road Crips a.k.a (DRC), Eglinton West Crips (EWC), Falstaff Crips, Five Point Generalz, Galloway Boys, Ghetto Boys, Gilder Block Deciplez, Glendower Crips, G-Street Boyz, Jamestown Crew (aka Doomstown Crips), Jihad Lashkarz (J.L.A.), Jr. Byrd Gang (J.B.G.), Juice Mob, Jungle City Goonz, Junior Gatorz, L.A. Boys, Lakeshore South Crips, Latino Delinquents (L.D.), Lil Gangsta Crips, Malvern Crew, Markham Boyz, McCormick Boys, Mother Nature's Mistakes (MNM), Mornelle Court Crew, Mount Olive Crips (M.O.C.), New Born Crips (NBC), Orton Park Bloods (O.P.B.), Parma Court Posse (P.C.P.), Pelham Park Bloods, Point Blank Souljahs, Project Originals (P.O. Boys), Shoreshot Crips, Silver Boys, Stovetop Crips, The Gatorz, The Untouchables, Trethewey Gangsta Killaz (TGK}, True Portuguese Bloods, Tuxedo Boys, Versace Crew, VVT, Withrow Boys, Y-Block Blood Niggaz w.t.b etc.

Homicides

There were 52 gun-related murders out of a total of 78 homicides in 2005 (this is a very close number from the previous year(s), as the total number of homicides has barely changed); thus, Toronto had a murder rate of about 3.1 per 100,000 - significantly higher than the rate in 1999 (1.3 per 100,000), but less than the peak years of the early 1990's. In 2006, there were 29 gun-related murders out of 69 in total. In one year, the number of total murders slightly declined, however the number of gun-related murders nearly halved.

Toronto Police Division

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The Real Toronto DVD

Toronto, known to most as a world class city has another side to it. This movie shows you the reality of living in housing projects and some of the most run down areas in the city. This footage includes interviews with gang members, drug dealers and some of the realest street rappers in Toronto. From Scarborough to Etobicoke this movie will take you through hoods in 9 different locations to show you

- The Real Toronto

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Appearances By: Friday, Peep Sho, Califate, The Corps, 5 Deutsche, Nem-s-iss, Adversaree, J-Staxxx and more...

Featured Hoods: Parkdale, Cataraqui, Teesdale, MnL, Jane n Finch, Black Creek, Scarlettville, Chalkfarm and more...


Rappers

4th Pyramid, 20 B-Lo, Alias Don Million, Angel Duss, Annonymous Twist, Arabesque, Aristo, Bishop Brigante, B Kool aka Sphynx, Black-I (R.I.P), Blacus Ninjah, Blitz (R.I.P), Blue Scorpion, Bomb Shelta Association, Brass Tacks, Brassmunk, C4, Califate, Charisma, Cause The Product, Choclair, Chuggo, Citizen Kane, C. Leon, Collizhun, Colossus, Concrete Mob, Crooks Of Da Round Table, Cryptonite, Daetona, Da Vinci, D.O., Dolo, D-Sisive, Dan-e-o, DeadEyez, Deep Pockets, Divo, Dizzy Dot, DJ Complex, DJ Keen aka SubVerse, Do Dirty, Dope Poet Society, Down 2 Erf, Drake, Dream Warriors, Essex Court, Eternia, Exodus, Fat Ski, Fin-S, Frankenstein, Friday, Furee, G.C.P, General, Ghetto Concept, Graphidi Logik, Graph Nobel, Grimace Love, Gullitine, Hustlemann, Illegal Justice, Infinite, Ironside, Irs, Jaki-Li, J.B, JDiggz, Jelleestone, Jhevon Paris, J-Pockets, J-Staxxx, Jugganuat, Juice aka Rochester, Kardinal Offishall, Ken Masters, Kendo, Kish, K'naan K-Note, K-OS, Locksmith, Logical Ethix, Luu Breeze, Madlocks, Maestro, Marvel, Masia One, Mathematik, Mayhem Morearty, Michie Mee, Mista Bourne, Monolith, Motion, Mr. Roam, Nabob, Nefarius, NEM-S-SIS, Nish Rawks, Oddities, Peep Sho, Phatt Al, Phili Blunt, Poetikal, Point Blank, Pocket Dwellers, Redlife, Richie Sosa, Rich Kidd, Rich London, Ro-Ro Dolla, Saukrates, S.A.R.S, Shakari Nite aka Grimey Grimey, Solitair, Skitz, Slakah The Beat Child, S.L.U.G. Suni Clay, Tara Chase, Tef and Don, Tha Smugglaz, The Corps, Thrust, Tru-Paz, UBAD, Unknown Mizery, Wio-K, Young Tony etc.

Videos

This is a CBC news documentary about a Jane & Finch rap duo called Tha Smugglaz. It was aired across Canada on CBC's The National news program. The documentary features Speng (aka Benny Blacc) and Stick-Up in an in-depth feature story about gangster rap and living in the Jane and Finch ghetto of Toronto.


A fashion show featuring some of the sexiest women from the T-dot-O.


A short trailor with images from the streets of Toronto accompanied by "Dirty Dot" performed by Alias Don Million.


This video is BLAZIN'!!! 5 rappers from different hoods in Toronto get together and create a masterpiece.


Rappers from Flemingdon Park/Parma Court in Toronto link up and spit some real grimey shit.

TTC

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The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is a public transport authority that operates buses, streetcars, subways, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The TTC operates the third most heavily-used urban mass transit system in North America (after New York City's New York City Transit Authority and the Mexico City Metro). The average daily ridership exceeds 2.3 million passengers: 1,197,500 through bus, 246,100 by streetcar, 45,000 by intermediate rail (RT), and 855,300 by subway.

GTA/Area Codes

905 and 289 are the area codes for the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).

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Caribana

Every summer, Toronto blazes with the excitement of calypso, steel pan and elaborate masquerade costumes during the annual Caribana Festival.

Caribana, celebrating its 38th anniversary in 2005, is the largest Caribbean festival in North America. Presented by the Caribbean Cultural Committee, the two-week Festival attracts over a million participants annually, including hundreds of thousands of American tourists (NBA star Shaq comes every year).

Among the highlights is the Caribana Parade, one of the largest in North America. Thousands of brilliantly costumed masqueraders and dozens of trucks carrying live soca, calypso, steel pan, reggae and salsa artists jam the 1.5 km parade route all day, to the delight of hundreds of thousands of onlookers.

Other keynote events include the King and Queen of the Bands Competition and the two-day Olympic Island Caribbean Arts Festival. Outdoor concerts of Caribbean music, calypso harbour cruise parties and glamourous dances round out the entertainment roster.

Caribana was created in 1967 as a community heritage project for Canada's Centennial year. Based on Trinidad Carnival, the Festival now also includes the music, dance, food and costumes of Jamaica, Guyana, the Bahamas, Brazil and other cultures represented in Toronto - the world's most culturally diverse city.

For more Caribana info, check out Caribana.com or Caribana.ca (official site).

I used to think it was way too cold, 'til I went to Canada and saw some beautiful hoes / now I hit the Caribana every year in Toronto -- Ludacris (Pimpin' All Over The World)

Major sports teams

The Toronto Argonauts (CFL), the Toronto Blue Jays (first MLB team from outside the United States to win the World Series), the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), the Toronto Raptors (currently the only NBA team based outside the United States) and the Toronto Rock (NLL).

Landmarks

The Air Canada Centre (home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Raptors, and the Toronto Rock. It was originally built to replace the legendary Maple Leaf Gardens), the CN Tower (world's tallest free-standing structure and most famous landmark in Toronto), the Eaton Centre (one of the largest shopping malls in the world, and one of Toronto's most popular tourist attractions, with about 25% of the Eaton Centre's visitors being tourists), the Skydome (world's first sporting arena to feature a fully retractable roof. It is currently home to the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Argonauts and is now known as the Rogers Centre. It sits directly beside the CN Tower near the shores of Lake Ontario, and has the world's largest Jumbotron scoreboard).

External links

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