Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and Ontario's provincial capital. It is the most populous city in North America after Mexico City, NYC, and Los Angeles.
The city is the center of arts, finance, business, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.
Peoples have inhabited the area now known as Toronto for thousands of years. The city is situated on an old Aboriginal's southern terminus trail. The British designated it and afterward established the city of York.
Situated in Southern Ontario on the shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is located on a sloping plateau intersected by an extensive network of rivers, deep ravines, and urban woods, with 140 defined and independently unique official neighborhoods creating a town. You will find over 160 distinct languages spoken in the city while the vast majority of Torontonians speak English as their primary language.
Toronto is a center of music, theater, motion picture production, and television production, and is home to the headquarters of Canada's major national broadcast networks and media outlets. Its varied cultural associations, including galleries and museums, festivals and occasions, entertainment districts, national historic sites, and sports activities, attract over 25 million tourists each year.
Toronto is known in particular the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere, the CN Tower. Its economy is highly diversified with strengths in design, technology, financial services, life sciences, education, arts, fashion, business solutions innovation, food services, and tourism.
The Royal Ontario Museum is a museum of natural history and world culture. Meanwhile, the Toronto Zoo is home to animals representing over 460 distinct species. Ontario's Art Gallery plays host to exhibits over the world and includes a massive selection of European, European, Canadian and contemporary art. The Gardiner Museum of artwork is the only museum in Canada entirely devoted to ceramics, as well as the Museum's collection, includes more than 2,900 ceramic works from Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
The town also hosts the Ontario Science Centre, the Bata Shoe Museum, and Textile Museum of Canada. Other notable art museums and galleries include the Design Exchange, the Museum of Inuit Art, the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, the Institute for Contemporary Culture, the Toronto Sculpture Garden, the CBC Museum, the Redpath Sugar Museum, the University of Toronto Art Centre, Hart House, the TD Gallery of Inuit Art and the Aga Khan Museum.
nd youThe Don Valley Brick Works is a former industrial site that opened and was partly restored as a park and heritage site in 1996 additional restoration and reuse being completed in phases as then. The Canadian National Exhibition ("The Ex") has been held annually at Exhibition Place, and it is the oldest annual fair on earth. The Ex has an average presence of 1.25 million.
City shopping areas include the Yorkville neighborhood, Queen West, Harbourfront, the Entertainment District, the Financial District, and the St. Lawrence Market area. The Eaton Centre is Toronto's most popular tourist attraction with over 52 million guests.
Greektown on the Danforth is home to the annual "Taste of the Danforth" festival that attracts over one thousand people in two1/2 days. Toronto is also the former estate of Sir Henry Pellatt, a prominent Toronto financier, industrialist and military man. Other neighborhoods and attractions include The Beaches, the Toronto Islands, Kensington Market, Fort York, and the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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