Canada's third largest city, it lies on the northern
shore of Lake Ontario. It became the capital of Ontario
in 1867. In Toronto there lives about 4.5 million
people. In 1954 it formed a municipality with the
adjoining towns of Etobicoke, East York, North York,
Scarborough, and York, makingit the most populous
metropolitan area in Canada. It is Canada's financial
and commercial centre, the seat of the Toronto Stock
Exchange, and a major international trading centre, with
access to Atlantic shipping via the Saint Lawrence
Seaway and to major U.S. ports via the Great Lakes. It
produces more than half of Canada's manufactured goods.
Extensive immigration (1950–90) brought a variety of
foreign cultures that transformed it into one of the
liveliest cities on the continent.
In general Toronto is a clean and safe city with a
wonderful network of park, recreational, and cultural
facilities. Toronto is the home of four professional
sports teams: Toronto Maple Leafs(hockey), Toronto Blue
Jays (baseball), Toronto Raptors (basketball), and the
Toronto Argonauts (football).
Toronto's people are very proud of the CN Tower because
it is the tallest freestanding structure in the world.
The CN Tower measures in at a height of 553.33 meters
(see images on the top of this page). There are many
attractions in Toronto and it's local surrounding area.
Maybe is a time to surprise your spouse or girlfriend
with a trip to Toronto! Travel to Toronto's Greater Area
or visit Mississauga and local towns, for great
this Web sites that contain information about our city.