Toronto is capital of Ontario, Canada’s largest province. It is also Canada’s largest city by population. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, with a fifty km radius of city hall is generally referred to as the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) comprising of six and half million inhabitants. It’s a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing Canadian National or CN Tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo.
Toronto is also one of the main cultural centers in Canada, with The Toronto Theater District being a part of the Toronto Entertainment District in Downtown Toronto that contains the largest concentration of stage theaters in Canada. It is the third largest English-speaking theater district in the world, after West End in London England and Broadway in New York City. There is a wide variety of performances from philharmonic orchestra, ballet, opera, broadway shows, and stage plays and the like.There is a very impressive Royal Ontario Museum [ROM] as well as [AGO] the Art Gallery of Ontario. With a collection of more than 80,000 works of art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. From the vast body of Group of Seven and signature Canadian works to the African art gallery, from the cutting-edge contemporary art to Peter Paul Rubens’ masterpiece The Massacre of The Innocents, the AGO offers an incredible art experience with each visit.
Toronto in a Summary Video
- Fifth Largest city in North America
- Third largest Financial Services cluster in North America behind New York and Chicago.
- Word Economic Forume ranked Canadian Banking system one of the world’s soundest.
- Third largest ITC center in North America behind New York and San Francisco
- Fourth in the world for culture following London, Paris and New York
- Highly educated multi-lingual workforce.
- Highly desirable place for world class business.
- Over 19% of Canada’s GDP is driven by the Greater Toronto Area.
- one of the most multicultural cities in the world.
- More than 100 languages and dialects are spoken.
- Every year 100,000 people globally call Toronto as their new home.
- Residents benefit from world class universal healthcare, high quality education and fully integrated transit system.
- Toronto’s diversity of language, culture, and beliefs is one of its uniqueness..
With this opportunity and growth comes growing pains like traffic
The part of Highway 401 that passes through Toronto is North America’s busiest highway, and one of the widest.
Even downtown heavy traffic can last for hours.
An Arial view of Toronto.
High Park, Toronto’s largest park with Grenadier Pond in the fall.