Why 42?

The name Centre42 works in both of Canada’s official languages. But why 42? Wouldn’t any number do? Perhaps. Here’s why we chose 42:

The optimal angle for white light to refract through water and form a rainbow is ... 42 degrees
Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play major league ball in the modern era. He began his major league career in Montreal.
The answer to the great question of life, the universe and everything is... 42 (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: "Rule 42 - All persons more than a mile high to leave the court."
Character: *, Meaning: Wildcard, anything you want it to be, ASCII Sequence: ALT 42