The eight-acre stadium offers sports fans five levels of seating and the world's largest video replay screen. More than 50000 people at a time can watch a football or a baseball game, and there is also a 350-room hotel built into the north end of building, with 70 rooms offering a view of the playing field.
But the building is much more than a place to watch sporting events under an open roof. There are 23 fast-food stands, 48 beverage outlets, a 430-seat restaurant for quick-service dining, a 300-foot-long bar overlooking the field, the largest McDonnell’s in North America, the Hard Rock Cafe, and a 120-seat movie theater where tours of the building begin.
T h e R o y a l O n t a r i o M u s e u m
The Royal Ontario Museum is Canada's Largest Public Museum, made grander by a recent $55 millions renovation and expansion project. Opened in 1914 the Museum today attracts more than one million visitors a year. Among its impressive holdings, which number more than six million objects and specimens, are a Roman gallery, housing the country's most extensive collection of antiquities; the famous dinosaur gallery, with a mastodon, stegosaurus, and other prehistoric creatures in jungle settings; a textile collection with costumes and richly patterned fabrics; the Chinese collection, with 800 pieces displayed in traditional room settings and special gallery areas. Of particular note are the giant stone camels and guardian figures of the Ming Tomb, the only Chinese tomb in the Western world. There are also galleries devoted to artifacts of Ontario and Canada.
Next door is the McLaughlin Planetarium where the Theater of the Stars uses 85 slide and video projectors to create planets, exploding stars, and other galactic phenomena.
The Sigmund Samuel Building, a few blocks south of the main Museum building, focuses on Canada's rich cultural heritage with displays of antique toys, cooking utensils, oil paintings, pottery and sculpture. The George R. Gardener Museum of Ceramic Art, the only museum specializing in ceramic in North America.
N i a g a r a F a l l s
Every year more than 12 million people come to Ontario to see the natural phenomenon knows as Niagara Falls. Many are just married, although no one is quite sure how that tradition got started. They come to see the combined cascading power of the 54-metre Canadian Falls - knows as Horseshoe Falls - and the American Falls, which soars to 56 meters.
There are a variety of ways to view the spectacle: four boats enter the Horseshoe Basin and pass directly in front of cataracts, three tunnels allow visitors to walk behind the Falls. To view the sights from above, you can make a 10-minute helicopter ride, rise to the top of the Skypod Tower observation deck via the external glass - fronted elevators, or visit the viewing platform at the Minolta Tower and Marine Aquarium.
If the real thing isn't enough, there's always IMAX Theater's Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic, shown on a big screen in the village of Niagara Falls.
T h e U n i v e r s i t y o f T o r o n t o.
You can receive a higher education in the University of Toronto. There are faculties of arts, science, music, architecture, medicine, dentistry, nursing, law, engineering, forestry, and library science. Among the universities faculties are the Center for Russian and East European Studies and the Institute for Aerospace Studies.
Реферат опубликован: 21/01/2007