meettorontoIf you have ever lived in Toronto, you know the gazillion reasons why it is such a great place to call home. If you haven’t, then you are in for a real treat. First and foremost, Toronto is an extremely safe, clean and friendly place. In fact, it is known to be overly polite with many “I’m Sorrys” even if someone else bumps into you.

As you would expect from any other world class city, Toronto has a number of tourist attractions, including: the CN Tower, Hockey Hall of Fame, many art galleries and museums and a ton of children’s entertainment facilities. There is also easy access to Wine Country, skiing, hiking and great golf courses, which are all more or less an hour away.

We can’t say enough good things about Toronto and its various communities. Toronto is unofficially known as the most multicultural city in the world with over 140 languages (and dialects) spoken by Torontonians. Just over 30 per cent of Toronto residents speak a language other than English or French at home. All of these diverse cultures happily co-exist and thrive together.

Whether you refer to Toronto as the Big Smoke, Hogtown, T.O. or any other fond names, you must quickly learn that you do not pronounce the second T. It is pronounced Tor-on-o!

Interesting Tidbits

  • Toronto is North America’s third largest venue for movie production. There are over 25,000 jobs in feature film production.
  • Toronto has 8,000+ restaurants.
  • St. Lawrence Market is one of Canada’s greatest markets. The selection of food is outstanding.
  • 30% of Toronto residents speak a language other than English and French
  • The Toronto Stock Exchange is the 3rd largest in North America and the 7th largest in the world based on capitalization.
  • The Toronto Zoo is the largest in Canada. It is home to over 16,000 animals representing 491 species.
  • PATH is the largest underground pedestrian system in North America. It connects 1,200 stores &restaurants, 50 office towers, 20 parking garages, 5 subway stations and a railway terminal over its’ 28 km length. Each letter in PATH is a different colour representing a different direction: P is red and points S. A is orange and points W. T is blue and directs N. H is yellow and points E.
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1967. Despite being consistently one of the worst teams in the NHL, they have a loyal fan base and tickets are always sold out.
  • There are 52 outdoor skating rinks.
  • There are over 1,600 named parks.
  • You’ll find over 35,000 hotel rooms.
  • Toronto is home to over 70 film festivals. The biggerst is TIFF – the Toronto International Film Festival which attracting tons of big name movie stars
  • Toronto’s transit system is the 2nd largest in North America and has the highest per capita ridership rate.
  • Toronto’s Pearson Airport is the busiest in Canada and the 4th busiest airport in North America.