The ‘Waterfront City’ of Toronto is home to some 5.6million souls, making it the fifth largest city in North America. Its diversity is reflected in the 80 or so cultural groups speaking 100 languages and helps make this a true cultural melting pot. Indeed Toronto’s mix of broadway-style shows, museums and galleries has earned it the accolade of being the fourth most culturally rewarding city in the world, only pipped by London, Paris and New York.

Toronto is part of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and as well as being a microcosm of the global community, it is punctuated by scenic open spaces and green areas. The city is also a shopaholics delight as the centre is home to a variety of malls, charming boutiques and lively marketplaces. All this and the city’s numerous tourist attractions can be reached by the efficient TTC (Toronto’s metropolitan train network) or viewed from the impressive CN Tower, which is still one of the world’s tallest structures.

Being Canada’s largest city, Toronto is the seat of finance, telecommunication, arts, media, film, television and publishing and is in every sense of the word a global city. Thanks to its consistently low crime rates, good environment, decent standard of living and relaxed attitude to cultural diversity, Toronto features highly in the list of most livable cities in the world.

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