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Toronto Skyline, Ontario, Canada photo
Toronto Skyline, Ontario

Toronto lies on the shore of Lake Ontario, the easternmost of the Great Lakes. Home to more than 2 million people, the city is the key to one of North America's most vibrant regions, the Greater Toronto Area. With a population of more than 4.5 million, it is the cultural, entertainment, and financial capital of Canada and the seat of the government of Ontario.

People have lived in the Toronto area since shortly after the last ice age, although the urban community only dates to 1793 when British colonial officials founded the 'Town of York' on what then was the Upper Canadian frontier. That backwoods village grew to become the 'City of Toronto' in 1834, and through its subsequent evolution and expansion Toronto has emerged as one of the most liveable and multicultural urban places in the world today.

Toronto is home to the world's tallest building (CN Tower at 553.33 meters) and claims the world's longest street, Yonge Street at 1,896 kilometers. It receives over 16 million tourists per year, attracted by its museums, galleries, sporting events, night life, festivals, live music, dance, comedy, dining, shopping, antiquing, and the third largest English-language theatre centre in the world behind London and New York.

SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons photo/Dave Minogue.

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