Why do they call toronto the 6?
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Toronto is called the “6” because it is the sixth largest city in North America. It has a population of 2,731,571 and covers an area of 630 square kilometres. Toronto is also the capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada.
There are a few different theories as to how Toronto got its nickname, “The 6.” The most popular theory is that it’s a reference to the city’s six main municipalities: Toronto, Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke, York, and East York. This theory is supported by the fact that the nickname started becoming popular around the time when the municipalities were amalgamated into the current city of Toronto in 1998.
Another theory is that the nickname is a reference to the six-sided police badge worn by Toronto police officers. This theory is less popular, but it does make sense given that “The 6” is also a nickname for Toronto’s police force.
Whatever the origins of the nickname, “The 6” is now a part of Toronto’s identity and is used by residents and visitors alike.
This is a common question, and the quick answer is that no one is really sure of the origin. Some say it comes from the City of Toronto’s six boroughs, but that has never been confirmed. Another theory is that Toronto is Canada’s most populous city, and that the “6” is representative of it’s position in Canada’s list of major cities (Montreal, Toronto Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa) # That is also unconfirmed.