Located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s downtown core’s proximity is walking distance to the water and docks of the harbour-front. Toronto is the most populated metropolitan area in all of Canada. The number of residents peaks at 6 million people, making it the fifth-largest city in North America. The city’s diversity is one of the highest in the world, with over 50% of its population born outside of Canada, many residents speaking English as a second language and there are over 160 different languages spoken in Toronto.
As one of the most cosmopolitan and multicultural cities in the world, Toronto is rated as one of the best cities to live in. The city is internationally recognized as Canada’s epicentre for its art and culture; as well as its business and financial institutions with the headquarters of Canada’s five largest banks, and national and multinational corporations. With its growing and prominent art scene and world stage performers, it has become a centre for music, theatre, motion picture production, and television production; with headquarters for major national broadcast networks and media outlets.
For the sports fanatics, Toronto boasts many teams from hockey to basketball including; The Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Blue Jays, and The Raptors to Toronto FC. The city’s skyline is decorated with famous international landmarks that are places filled with entertainment like the CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Royal Ontario Museum, Rogers Centre, Casa Loma, St. Lawrence Market, Entertainment District, Eaton Centre, and the Distillery District.