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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 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 and 647 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, Alexandra Park, Ardwick, Bay Mills (aka Tha Millz),birchmount, Blake street, Bleecker, Caledonia (aka Village), Capri Towers, Cataraqui (aka Block 13), Chalkfarm, Chester Le, Cougar Ct., Crescent Town (aka CT), Crombie Park, Crosstraxx, Crow Trail, Danzig aka D-Block, Dawes Road, Don Millz North, Don Mills South, Don Mount Court, Driftwood Ct., Duncanwoods, Eglinton Ave. East, Eglinton Ave. West, Empringham, Esplanade, Falstaff (aka Brown Bricks), Flemingdon Park (aka Flemo Park), Galloway (aka G-Way) 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), Jane and Finch, Jane and Sheppard, L'Amoreaux, Lawrence Heights (aka Jungle), Mabelle, Malvern (aka Vern), Markham and Eglinton (aka MNE), Martha Eaton Way (a.k.a Black Creek), Midland and Lawrence (aka MnL), Mornelle Court, Moss Park, Mountains, Mount Dennis, Mount Olive, Neptune Drive, Oakwood and Vaughan, Orpington, Orton Park (aka O.P.), Parkdale, Parkway Forest Drive (aka Forest), Parma Court, Pelham Park, The Pentagon (4010 Lawrence Ave.}, Regent Park (aka Parkland), Rexdale (aka Rex), Roywoods, San Pietro Way, San Romanoway {aka Palisades), Scarlettwood Court, Shoreham, St. James Town, Tandridge, Teesdale, Thorncliffe Park, TretheWey, Tuxedo Court, Vanauley Walk (aka P.O.), Wickson Trail (aka Wicked Trail), Weston Road, WestWay, Willowridge, Willowtree, White Blocks, Woolner Apartments, Yellowstone (aka Y-Block), Islington aka Izzy),Martin Grove aka The Grove,Kipling aka KP,Dixon,

F*ck The Police

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Beating up drug dealers and stealing their money. Demanding cash from bar owners. Associating with convicted criminals. Visiting casinos while on duty. Extortion, obstructing justice, assault, theft, perjury, corrupt practices. These are the actions of "Toronto's Finest". It is a known fact that what police practice within poor communities does not happen in affluent neighbourhoods and the manner in which they conduct themselves on camera is a total facade. They approach minority youths in poor areas with disdain and a "guilty until proven innocent" approach. They treat uncles, aunts and cousins of accused gang members as crminals in their politically motivated sweeps, regardless of their background (and then have nerve to ask these same people for info). There is no "wall of silence" within poor communities. The only "Wall Of Silence" that exist is the one within the Police hiarchy, which is more detrimental to bridging the gap between poor communities and police than ANY rap lyrics.


They traded in their Pointed hats and white gowns for badges and blue suits

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Constable Accused of Helping Mobsters

Toronto Cop Arrested on Child-Porn Charges

Police Against Jane-Finch Youths Knowing Their Basic Rights

When Police Attack

Questionable Police Tactics Gets Evidence Thrown Out in Court & Eventual Acquittal For Accused Murderer

Accused "Gang Members" Gets Pay Out For Delay of Justice

Police Charged With Taking Bribes From Prostitutes and Club Owners in Entertainment District

Police Hit With $2.6 Mil Law Suite

T.O. Police Tries to Dodge Bullet of Public Inquiry

Black Lawyer Sueing Police For Racial Profiling

CFL Player Sues Peel Region Police For Racial Profiling

Stop Snitchin'

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Even though destain for snitches can be found within EVERY ethnic community (e.i. Italian underworld code of Omertà, Triad and Biker syndicates etc.), the media and police brass constantly attempts to label this as a problem strictly confined to the black community. In the midst of all the sensationalism and misconception, the true meaning of the word "Snitch" has been misconstrue by popular culture and the media. Let it be known that a person reporting criminal activity in their neighborhood is NOT a snitch. That would be a CONCERNED CITIZEN. Someone that gives an ACCURATE account of a crime is called a WITNESS.


Snitches are the government-made parasites that drop a dime on people for a reduction in prison time, a get-out-of-jail credit, monetary payment, or a hit of crack. When necessary, these foot soldiers in the so-called “War on Drugs” embellish the truth. Quite often, they fabricate stories. Snitches are responsible for nearly 46% of wrongful convictions from false testimony, according to a study by Northwestern University Law School's Center on Wrongful Convictions. They are also the reason that innocence commissions across the country have concluded that snitch testimony is false and unreliable. Snitches are CRIMINALS hustling the system.


The media and police P.R. are creating the illusion that the crime epidemic is fueled by the black community’s reluctance to cooperate with police investigations. To be quite sure, honest people are not conspiring with criminals in some imaginary code of silence. The average residant of Ontario Housing (especially visable minorities) are just as concerned as those in affluent/middle-class areas about drugs and crime in the city. But (with good reason)people in poor areas are a little closed-mouthed when it comes to talking to the police, which can probably be attributed more to the fear of dishonest police than the fear of retaliation from any gang.


Depicting the black community as a bunch of apathetic hedonists with questionable values, spooked by the thought of assisting the police in any way for fear that they would be labeled a snitch and assassinated surves the police and the media's agenda by painting the victims as the perpetrators.


In black and poor communities the police are not trusted, and for good reasons. Police lie, plant evidence, and strong-arm residents more frequently than anyone will admit.

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Gangs

18Buddahs, AK Kannan, All Crips Gang a.k.a. (ACG}, Ardwick Blood Crew (A.B.C.), Asian Assassinz, Bay Mills Crips, Big Circle Boys, Blake Street Massive, Block 13, Byrd Gang (B.G.), Born To Kill, Chalkfarm Bloods, Chester Le Crew aka (CLC}, Christie Boys, Connection Young Bloods, Dawes Road Crips a.k.a (DRC), Driftwood Crips, Eglinton West Crips (EWC), Falstaff Crips, Five Point Generalz (aka 5PGz), Front Page Gangsters, 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, Latin Browns, Latin Crips, La Familia, Latin Kings, Lil' Gangsta Crips, Lil' Rascalz, Malvern Crew, Markham Boyz, Mother Nature's Mistakes (MNM), Mornelle Court Crew, Mount Olive Crips (M.O.C.), MS-13, New Born Crips (NBC), Orton Park Bloods (O.P.B.), Pacos Pero Locos, Parma Court Posse (P.C.P.), Pelham Park Bloods, Point Blank Souljahs, Project Originals (P.O. Boys), Saigon Soldiers, Shoreshot Crips, Silver Boys, Stick-Up Kids, The Gatorz, The Untouchables, Trethewey Gangsta Killaz (TGK}, True Portuguese Bloods, Tuxedo Boys, Versace Crew, VR Troopers, VVT, Y-Block Blood Niggaz, I.K Crips,MG16 Crips,D-BloCKstas

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. 1991 was the year that Toronto saw it's most murders; there were 88 that year.

Toronto Police Division

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West and East

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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-SIS, 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, Blits (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, Da Vinci, D.O., D-Sisive, Dan-e-o, DeadEyez, Divo, Dizzy Dot, Do Dirty, Dope Poet Society, Down 2 Erf, Drake, Essex Court, Eternia, Exodus, Fat Ski, Fito Blanko, Fin-S, Frankenstein, Friday, Furee, G.C.P, General, George Reefah, Ghetto Concept, Goldspade, Graphidi Logik, Graph Nobel, Grimace Love, G Stokes, Gullitine, Hustlemann, Illegal Justice, Infinite, Ironside, Irs, Jaki-Li, J.B, JD Era, JDiggz, Jelleestone, Jhevon Paris, Jonny Rox, J-Staxxx, Jugganot, Juice aka Rochester, Kali Snypez, Kardinal Offishall, Ken Masters, Kish, K'naan, K-OS, Logical Ethix, Lucky Luchiano, Luu Breeze, Mad Dame, Madlocks, Maestro, Marvel, Masia One, Mathematik, Mayhem Morearty, Michie Mee, Mista Bourne, Monolith, Motion, Mr. Roam, Nabob, Nefarius, NEM-S-SIS, N.I.F.T.Y, Nish Rawks, Oddities, Page, Peep Sho, Phili Blunt, Pocket Dwellers, Point Blank, Poor Man Militia, Quota, Raw Luck Movement, Redlife, Richie Sosa, Rich London, Ro-Ro Dolla, Saukrates, Seazon, Shakari Nite {aka Grimey Grimey}, Solitair, Skitz, Slakah The Beat Child, S.L.U.G., Suni Clay, Tara Chase, Tef and Don, Tha Smugglaz, Tha Squad, The Corps, Theo 3, Toba Chung (R.I.P.), Tona, Thrust, Tru-Paz, UBAD, Unknown Mizery, Wio-K,yung, Young Deuce, 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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The GO

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Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GTTA), is Canada's first, and Ontario's only, interregional public transit system, established to link Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). GO carries 47 million passengers a year in an extensive network of train and bus services.

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).


TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (HOCKEY)

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TORONTO BLUE JAYS (BASEBALL)

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TORONTO RAPTORS (BASKETBALL)

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TORONTO ARGOS (CANADIAN FOOTBALL)

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TORONTO FC and TORONTO LYNX (SOCCER)

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TORONTO ROCK (LACROSSE)

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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).


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