Toronto holds the special distinction of being the largest city in Canada as well as one of the most populous in all of North America, with over 2.5 million residents.
Because of its large size and thriving economy, Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in Canada, millions of people have come from all over the world to now live, work and visit the city, which truly gives it a very unique and international feel.
Most people will enter Toronto via air at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, others will arrive via the shared border highway system from the United States, or through rail. Inside Toronto, the Toronto Transit Commission operates trains, subways and trams.
Museums and Shopping
Since Toronto is such a global city with a long history, there are a number of fantastic museums and attractions that can be seen on any visit there. One of the first stops for many people on any vacation in Toronto is the Royal Ontario Museum. Some of the other popular museums include the Toronto Zoo, the Gardiner Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Canadian National Exhibition.
After spending so much of the day at one of the many great museums, visitors love to get in a bit of shopping as well, and Toronto does not disappoint. Because of the varied cultures represented in Toronto, there are a number of different opportunities for really unique shopping experiences. Some of the favorites would include the Eaton Center, the St. Lawrence Market, and the Queen West and Yorkville neighborhoods.
Big Sports City
Toronto is also known as a huge sports city as well. It is one of the only cities in Canada that has active participation in many of the US based sports leagues. Many people voyage to Toronto in order to catch some of the many games and tournaments that occur every year in the city. Some of the more popular teams include the Maple Leafs of the NHL, the Blue Jays of the MLB and the Argonauts of the CFL. Toronto also has active curling, cricket, soccer and F1 events as well.