|General||Toronto is the capital of the province Ontario and the largest city in Canada. At over 2.5 million residents it is the fifth most populated city in North America. Its metropolitan area has over 5 million people making it the seventh largest urban area in North America.
Toronto is the center of Canada?s economy and is also one of the biggest financial centers in the world. According to the Globalization and World Cities study group, Toronto is considered to be an alpha world city. There are more corporate headquarters in Toronto than in any other Canadian city. It has the Toronto Stock Exchange and is the seventh in the world in market value. Toronto is the tenth most economically powerful city in the world according to Forbes Magazine.
Toronto has a very moderate climate when compared to other cities in Canada. The summers are warm but humid and the winters are cold. There is known to be snowfall between November and Mid April and ice storms are not uncommon.
The tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere is located in Toronto. The CN Tower is a massive tourist spot and communications hub of Toronto. Some other tourist spots in Toronto include; the Royal Ontario Museum; The Gardiner Museum; The Toronto Zoo, which is one of the largest zoos in the world; and more. There is also the Yorkville neighborhood which is a great center for shopping and dining.
Obviously, as a Canadian city, Toronto is a big hockey city. Home to the Hockey Hall of Fame, Sports fans can also check out the 13 Stanley Cup winners the Toronto Maple Leafs along with seven other major league sports that are represented in Toronto.
The main lanugage of Toronto is English followed closely by Italian and Chinese. Due to its many different cultures the Emergency Medical Services of Toronto respond in over 150 different languages. |
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