Toronto: One of the world's most multicultural cities

Toronto: One of the world's most multicultural cities

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Study Info CentreFri Nov 13 2020

Toronto: One of the world's most multicultural cities

Toronto is the capital city of the Canadian province of Ontario. It is the most populated city in Canada and the fourth most populous city in North America, with a registered population of 2,731,571 in 2016. 

Toronto, known as one of the world's most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities, is an international centre of commerce, finance, arts and culture. Toronto is a business-minded, conscientious, socially progressive, and pluralistic city. It is a city of many museums, theatres, festival events and sports activities.

 Toronto is one of the few cities in North America to retain its historic street car lines. These street cars are not touristic street cars but are an integral part of the transit system.

Weather and climatic condition in Toronto

Toronto's continental climate is moderated by Lake Ontario; its climate is among the mildest in Canada east of the Rocky Mountains, given Toronto's southerly latitude within the country. 

Downtown Toronto sits in a pocket of the humid continental climate zone found at the southwestern end of Lake Ontario covering the southern part of the city, including downtown (but excluding the Toronto Islands), where the annual average temperature exceeds 9 °C (48 °F). This difference partly results from the urban heat island effect. 

There is a high degree of variability from year to year and sometimes over a period of days, particularly during the winter months.

One of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world

The city features a number of notables, internationally known festivals. It is home to the Toronto International Film Festival, one of the largest and most prestigious events of its kind in the world. It is also home to the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, the largest documentary festival in North America. The Scotiabank CONTACT photography festival, one of the largest photography festivals in the world, showcases notable photographs from around the world.

Dishes that originated in the city or that are unique to it include Peameal bacon, Peameal bacon sandwiches, East Indian roti, Toronto-style pizza, sushi pizza, and a good deal of unique fusion cuisine dishes. The city celebrates its ethnic diversity through numerous food festivals.

Universities in Toronto

Other than its beauty attributes, Toronto is also famous for the quality education, educational institutes like colleges and universities and ample job opportunities.

The University of Toronto is a globally top-ranked public research university in Toronto. York University, Ryerson University are some of the best universities in Toronto.

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