Welcome to Toronto


Brief information about the Toronto

Toronto Toronto is Ontario's capital and also the most populous town in Canada, with a population of 2,731,571 as of 2016.

Toronto is an international centre of finance business, arts, and culture, and is known as one of the cities on the planet.

People have travelled through and occupied the Toronto area, situated on a wide sloping plateau interspersed with rivers, deep ravines, and woods, for more than 10,000 years. After the widely contested Toronto Purchase, when the Mississauga surrendered the area into the British Crown, the British recognized the town of York and afterwards designated it.

The town was the site of the Battle of York and suffered heavy damage by American troops. York was renamed and incorporated in 1834 as the town of Toronto. It had been designated in 1867.

The city proper has since expanded past its initial boundaries through both annexation and amalgamation to its existing area of 630.2 km2 (243.3 sq mi). Toronto's population reflects its current and historical role.

More than 50 percent of inhabitants belong to a visible minority population category, and more than 200 ethnic origins are represented among its inhabitants. Over 160 languages are spoken in the city, while the vast majority of Torontonians speak English as their primary language.

Toronto is a prominent centre for music, theatre, motion picture production, and television production, and it is home to the headquarters of Canada's major national broadcast networks and media outlets. Its varied cultural institutions, including national historic sites and galleries, festivals and occasions, entertainment districts, numerous museums, and sports activities, attract over 43 million tourists every year.

Toronto is famous in particular the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere. The town is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the headquarters of the five largest banks of Canada , and the headquarters of several Canadian and multinational corporations.

Its economy is highly diversified with strengths in environmental innovation, design, financial services, life sciences, education, arts, fashion, aerospace, engineering, food providers, and tourism.

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