Living in Toronto

With a population of 4.7 million people, Toronto is Canada’s largest city and the 5th largest city in North America after Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Geographically, Toronto is one of Canada’s southernmost cities; it has nearly the same latitude as northern California.

As one of the world’s most multicultural cities, it is no surprise that there are over 100 languages spoken in the city. Students find they quickly fit in to the friendly neighbourhoods and green spaces of the city.

Things to Do

Toronto has six professional sports teams – hockey, baseball, basketball, football, soccer and lacrosse. It is also home to the Toronto Zoo, the Ontario Science Centre and the CN Tower.

Toronto’s vibrant arts scene includes the best of mainstream and alternative theatre, dance and music. The city has the third largest English language theatre centre in the world and hosts a variety of events throughout the year, attracting visitors from around the globe. Major arts venues include the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canadian Opera Company, Canadian Stage Company, National Ballet of Canada and Royal Ontario Museum.

Each year Toronto is host to major festivals that include: Caribana (Caribbean festival), Toronto International Film Festival, Pride Toronto (lesbian, gay and bisexual parade), Taste of the Danforth (Greek festival), Toronto International Jazz Festival, Caravan (multicultural festival), and the Canadian National Exhibition.

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