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Toronto is the most populated city in Canada and the provincial capital of the province of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth most populous municipality in North America. The Greater Toronto Area had a population of 5,555,912 in the 2006 census.

As Canada’s economic capital, Toronto is considered a global city and is one of the top financial centres in the world. Toronto’s leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism and sports industries. The Toronto Stock Exchange, the world’s seventh largest, is headquartered in the city, along with a majority of Canada’s corporations.

Toronto’s population is cosmopolitan and international, reflecting its role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. Toronto is one of the world’s most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, as about 49% of the population were born outside of Canada. Because of the city’s low crime rates, clean environment, high standard of living, and friendly attitude to diversity, Toronto is consistently rated as one of the world’s most livable cities. Residents of Toronto are called Torontonians.

Here are a few famous sights in Toronto:

The famous CN Tower:

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Toronto’s skyscrapers:

Discovering Toronto
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Chinatown:

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Casa Loma:

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Toronto Skyline
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