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Toronto, Ontario - Accommodations, Attractions & Festivals

The name “ Toronto” comes from the Native Huron word “Toronton,” which means “meeting place.” A fitting title, Toronto is Canada's largest city with a population of 4.7 million and is home to more than 100 cultures. In fact, Toronto is the fifth largest city in North America after Mexico City, New York,  Los Angeles and Chicago and boasts one of the world's most diverse populations. Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

An incredibly versatile city Toronto features some of the most unique attractions in the world. With record setting landmarks like the CN Tower (tallest building in the world at 553.33 m), and Yonge Street (widely regarded as the world’s longest street at 1,896 km), Toronto is built for tourism.

Nature lovers come to visit one of the greenest urban centres in the world. In Toronto anything is possible. Some enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking, and fishing, while others explore the parks, shorelines, and islands of this beautiful city. Boasting one of North America’s largest zoos with over 5, 000 animals, and offering more golf courses per capita than any other destination in North America, Toronto is an outdoor enthusiasts dream come true.

For those with an interest in the performing arts Toronto offers year round entertainment in the form of dinner theatre, ballet and opera. Home to The Canadian Opera Company, The National Ballet of Canada and The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Toronto is a hub for world-class culture.

Toronto’s event calendar is also filled with critically acclaimed festivals such as the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, The International Festival of Authors, The Benson & Hedges Symphony of Fire, and the Toronto International Film Festival. A family friendly city, Toronto offers entertainment for all ages. For a unique shopping experience, head to the Eaton Centre in the heart of the downtown core. Pack up the car and drive to the Rogers Centre, or the Air Canada Centre and watch some of the professional sports teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Blue Jays (MLB) Toronto Raptors (NBA) compete against some of the best athletes in the world.

Toronto’s diversity lies with the many inhabitants who have helped to shape the city. The first large wave of immigrants came from Ireland during the famine of 1847. At the start of the new century Toronto saw the population explode with a surge of new immigrants of Italian, Eastern European and Jewish descent. Towards the end of the twentieth century Toronto saw a new wave of Chinese immigration, pushing the percentage of foreign born residents to more then 40%. Although the British influence is still evident in Toronto today it is this diverse blending of cultures that make Toronto such a desirable place to visit.

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