About Toronto

About Toronto

After Mexico metropolis, New York City, and Los Angeles, Toronto is the largest metropolis in Canada and the fourth largest in North America.

"Toronto" is derived from the Iroquois word "tkaronto," which means "place where trees stand in the water."

For more than 30 years, the 1976-built CN Tower in Toronto held the title of tallest free-standing building in the world. The Western Hemisphere's tallest free-standing tower is still this one.

With more than 200 different ethnic groups represented, Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

The largest subterranean shopping complex in the world, with more than 1200 stores and eateries, is located in Toronto.

One of the world's longest roadways, Yonge Street, passes through the centre of Toronto and stretches 1,896 kilometres (1,178 miles) from the Lake Ontario shoreline to the Minnesota border.

Toronto is home to the Hockey Hall of Fame, which honors the greatest players and contributors to the game of hockey.

One of the biggest and most famous film festivals in the world, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) draws A-list celebrities and filmmakers from all over the world.

The Toronto Islands are a network of 15 islands that may be visited by ferry, and they are situated just outside of downtown Toronto.

One of the biggest museums in North America, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto is home to approximately 6 million artefacts and specimens, including Egyptian mummies, dinosaur skeletons, and more.