Located in southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is situated on a broad sloping plateau intersected by an extensive network of rivers, deep ravines, and urban forest. With a land area of 630.2 km² and a population of almost 2.7 million people, Toronto has been named as Canada’s largest city. In the year 2006, Toronto is one of the world’s most diverse cities, as about 49% of its residents belong to a visible minority population, and over 200 distinct ethnic origins are represented among its inhabitants. The international population of the city reflects its current and historical role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. While English is the primary language spoken by the majority of people living in Toronto, there are over 140 different languages spoken in the city. Toronto is home to 8% of Canada’s population. From 2001 to 2006, Canada received a total of over one million international immigrants.
Current statistics show that almost half of Toronto’s population was born outside of Canada and half of its immigrants have lived in Canada for less than 15 years. The top five visible minority groups living in Toronto include, first, the South Asians which have a population of approximately 300,000 or 12 percent of Toronto’s population; second, the Chinese, with a population of 280,000 or 11.4 percent of Toronto’s population; third are the African Americans, which are about 200,000 or 8.4 percent of the city’s population; fourth are the Filipinos (people from the Philippines) with more than 100,000 in population or 4.1 percent of Toronto’s population; and lastly, the Latin American population, which is about 60,000 or 2.6 percent of Toronto’s population.
Toronto has been known as Canada’s center of the arts. This city is the home of popular music, theater and TV productions. It is within the city as well where the headquarters of Canada’s major national broadcast networks and media outlets are located. The city is also known to have plenty of cultural institutions like museums, galleries, public events such as festivals, entertainment districts, national historic sites and numerous sports activities. These are only a few reasons why Toronto has been receiving over 25 million tourists annually for the recent years. The CN tower is also located in Toronto, which is now a major landmark and reference point that many tourists consider a must-see and is a popular spot for many. Toronto is not just Canada’s biggest city and a center of art, the city is also Canada’s commercial capital. Toronto is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the headquarters for Canada’s major banks and many large and multinational corporations that make Toronto’s economy great.
If you are planning to visit a gorgeous city for leisure travel or business travel, you can never go wrong with Toronto. From accommodations, food, destinations and activities, you surely won’t regret your time in Toronto. The experience will truly be worth it as there are a lot of things to experience. If you are wondering what accommodations you could try or expect when your travel to Toronto, you have a lot of options to choose from. Some of the most popular types of accommodations that tourists love to stay at would be in furnished spaces. Furnished accommodations in Toronto are worth the money especially if you are travelling with large groups. This kind of accommodation usually offers more space and a complete array of items you can use— you just have to bring your personal items with you. If you are planning to visit the city soon or in the near future, furnished accommodation in Toronto would be a great option.