The centre of the centre of the Canadian universe?
June 22, 2006 9:25 AM   Subscribe

What is the exact geographical centre of Toronto?

I've heard it's the Ontario Science Centre, but I've so far been unable to get a hold of someone there to confirm this. Any help, or can anyone suggest how to find this information?
posted by yellowbinder to Science & Nature (7 answers total)
 
Google maps centres on a house on St. Leonards Ave, just Southeast of Mt. Pleasant and Lawrence. Mt. Pleasant and Lawrence would be my rough approximation of the centre of the city too. The science centre at Don Mills and Eglinton seems too far East. Can there be an exact geographical centre of an irregular box?
posted by loquax at 9:30 AM on June 22, 2006


These guys appear to have calculated it somehow, maybe email them?
posted by loquax at 9:34 AM on June 22, 2006


Perhaps you can contact City of Toronto Survey and Mapping Services and ask if they know the centroid of Toronto's official political boundary?
posted by RichardP at 9:45 AM on June 22, 2006


I work for an online mapping company.

The centroid of Toronto is
Lon:-79.39366
Lat: 43.72038

Which is basicially on Mt. Pleasant Rd halfway between Lawrence Ave and Eglinton.

Here it is marked on a map I just made:

http://www.continuity.cx/~victor/center_of_toronto.gif
posted by chuma at 9:52 AM on June 22, 2006


Can there be an exact geographical centre of an irregular box?

Yes.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:55 AM on June 22, 2006


Wow. Thanks chuma! Pretty close to what Google Maps had, but I didn't want to trust it blindly.

I love this place.
posted by yellowbinder at 10:01 AM on June 22, 2006


It's the second o.
What? Huh? The geographical ...
Never mind.

posted by rob511 at 11:06 PM on June 22, 2006


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