Ten Interesting Facts about Totonto

Vancouver, Canada

Toronto is one of Canada’s great cities to visit, mainly for its culture, food, and shopping. Here are ten interesting facts about Toronto.

  1. Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and the most populous city in Canada, with a population of 2,731,571 in 2016. Current to 2016, The Greater Toronto area boasts  5,928,040 residents.
  2. A global city, Toronto is a center of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.
  3. People have traveled through and inhabited the Toronto area for more than 10,000 years.
  4. The city of Toronto was first named York, the capital of Upper Canada in 1793. York was later incorporated and renamed as the City of Toronto in 1834.
  5. The diverse population of Toronto reflects its current and historical role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. More than 50 percent of residents belong to a visible minority population group, and over 200 distinct ethnic origins are represented among its inhabitants.
  6. While the majority of Torontonians speak English as their primary language, over 160 languages are spoken in the city.
  7. Toronto is a prominent center for music, theatre, motion picture production, and television production, and is home to the headquarters of Canada's major national broadcast networks and media outlets.
  8. Its varied cultural institutions, which include numerous museums and galleries, festivals and public events, entertainment districts, national historic sites, and sports activities, attract over 25 million tourists each year.
  9. Toronto is known for its many skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular, the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, the CN Tower.
  10. The city is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the headquarters of Canada's five largest banks, and the headquarters of many large Canadian and multinational corporations. Its economy is highly diversified with strengths in technology, design, financial services, life sciences, education, arts, fashion, business services, environmental innovation, food services, and tourism.

Source: Wikipedia

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