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Toronto - the power to perform

Toronto is the perfect city to live and work, or even just to visit. Being one of the safest urban environments in the world, Toronto has in addition a high quality of life and reliable services. Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario and it is also the main center of Canada. Like any big city with a major importance, Toronto has many interesting things, known and unknown. Let’s find out more about this city!

• The population of Toronto is one of the most diverse in the world. Almost all the world's cultural groups are represented in Toronto and more than 100 languages and dialects are spoken here.

• Overall, Toronto is a clean and safe city with a wonderful network of parks, recreational areas and cultural facilities.

• Toronto is also the place of origin for some professional sports teams: Toronto Maple Leafs (hockey), Toronto Blue Jays (baseball), Toronto Raptors (basketball) and Toronto Argonauts (football).

• The NC Tower is the tallest in the world. Around him are several skyscrapers with residential areas, parks and green spaces. • Rogers Centre, a masterpiece of architecture, previously called SkyDome, is the first stadium in the world with a fully retractable roof. It has a capacity of 50 000 spectators and possesses the largest video screen in the world.

• The Ceramic Art Museum shows the pre-Columbian ceramic objects (Nazca, Peru and Mexico) and European porcelain (Delft, Meissen, Vienna, Sevres).

• One of the curiosities of this city is Toronto Aerospace Museum, that shows exhibits illustrating the history of aerospace.

Toronto is a lively and a culturally place, with hot summers and cold winters. At night, the locals have available restaurants, bars, clubs, operas and theaters. Above all, the city is characterized by the local people - friendly, efficient and multi-cultural.

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arthurchappell wrote on January 11, 2015, 10:59 AM

I stayed there in 2003 - beautiful city - I went up the NC Tower, visited Niagara, saw the Labour Day parade, and an improv comedy club among much more

maxeen wrote on January 11, 2015, 11:08 AM

I collect Delft and Sevres,I obviously have more Delft than Sevres-interesting to read about Canada.

Kasman wrote on January 11, 2015, 11:15 AM

I believe that Toronto (and other Canadian cities) are used by Hollywood as a substitute for many American cities in lots of movies.

maramadalina wrote on January 11, 2015, 11:18 AM

I never thought of that. It is very likely to be true.

maramadalina wrote on January 11, 2015, 11:19 AM

I'd like to see Niagara one day.

Kasman wrote on January 11, 2015, 11:30 AM

maramadalina - one movie I know which was definitely filmed in Toronto was 'The Incredible Hulk' and many scenes from 'Titanic' were filmed in Canada.

maramadalina wrote on January 11, 2015, 11:40 AM

That's really interesting. I saw both movies but I didn't read about where shootings were made.

AngelSharum wrote on January 11, 2015, 11:52 AM

I've seen Toronto a lot on one of the shows on HGTV and it does look very nice.

ElfenLied21 wrote on January 11, 2015, 11:53 AM

I am actually going to visit Toronto for the first time this September. I think I would like to visit the Aerospace museum.

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 11, 2015, 2:00 PM

Toronto sounds like a wonderful city. I've never visited that part of Canada. I've been to Vancouver and Victoria, BC and Prince Edward Island.

k2705 wrote on January 11, 2015, 3:04 PM

I have never been here, I visited Canada but not here.

PeggyWds wrote on January 11, 2015, 7:35 PM

My husband once traveled to Toronto on business and was really impressed with the cleanliness of the city and the friendly people.

melon1234 wrote on January 12, 2015, 1:52 PM

Do you live in Toronto ? I've never been before, think it would be one of the places I would love to visit

seren3 wrote on January 14, 2015, 8:47 AM

You're right about that. It is used a lot for Boston and other northern cities.

soupdragon wrote on January 14, 2015, 4:04 PM

Some interesting facts about the city. My husband was there for a conference last year.

Porcospino wrote on January 14, 2015, 4:50 PM

I have never been to Toronto (or other places in Canada) but it sounds like a very interesting place. I would love to visit a multicultural place like Toronto.

trufflehunter wrote on January 18, 2015, 12:06 PM

I have never been to Toronto but it sounds lovely to live in.

maramadalina wrote on January 18, 2015, 12:11 PM

I dont live in Toronto but I visited the city some years ago and it is a lovely place indeed.

maramadalina wrote on January 18, 2015, 12:12 PM

trufflehunter It is an interesting city, a must see place in my opinion.

JohnRoberts wrote on January 18, 2015, 2:19 PM

I have been to Toronto. Nice city. Caught a Blue Jays game and visited the hockey hall of fame.

nbaquero wrote on January 29, 2015, 12:00 PM

Yes Kasman I heard about that as well. I think they should have lower costs or logistics is less complex?

nbaquero wrote on January 29, 2015, 12:01 PM

maramadalina I have never been to Canada, but would not mind visiting Toronto in the warmer months, not during the winter.

Tiger_Armando_Jose wrote on February 5, 2015, 12:23 PM

I lived in Toronto for a year, Etobicoke the place. Very mixed city, I enjoyed it very much. Met many friends all races and faces! The North! B)

Ruby3881 wrote on June 30, 2015, 11:23 AM

Montreal and Vancouver are also popular with production companies. Certain Hollywood stars like John Travolta have loved Montreal enough to buy a home there.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 30, 2015, 11:26 AM

As a Canadian who has spent many years dealing with people from Toronto and listening to the many stories of police corruption, racial violence, a drug-addicted mayor who made an absolute fool of himself, and citizens who can only deal with a heat wave if the army hands out free water bottles to rich folks in the financial district, I'd say there are probably nicer cities to highlight...

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 15, 2015, 4:56 PM

Toronto is one city that I would really like to visit sometime soon. I have heard many good things about it.