You might not know this about Toronto

July 3, 2017 | Eric

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Giant rubber ducky at Toronto's harbourfront  

Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations are in full swing. If you're feeling nostalgic about this great city we live in and you've already made it to Harbourfront to check out the giant rubber ducky this weekend, here are some interesting stories about Toronto that you may not know about. 

Did you know Tim Horton's restaurants started in Toronto as a drive-in chain selling hot dogs?

Tim Horton Drive-In Sign from the 1960s

Did you know Babe Ruth scored his first home run in the city of Toronto? This happened in 1914, when the baseball stadium was located on the Toronto Islands and known as Hanlan's Point Stadium. 

Babe Ruth at bat

Did you know University of Toronto scientists helped to save the Apollo 13 mission?

University of Toronto Professor Bernard Etkin

Did you know the Beatles played three concerts in Toronto, the only Canadian city where they played on all three of their North American tours?

Toronto police hold back Beatles fans in 1966

Have you ever heard of Little Norway, at the Toronto Island Airport?

Norwegian airmen eat breakfast at Camp Little Norway on Toronto Island

Interested in more unique stories like this? Read more stories of Toronto's history by visiting  150 sTOries, featuring 150 fascinating stories of Canada, with a decidedly Toronto perspective.