Toronto

Toronto (/tɵˈrɒntoʊ/, locally /ˈtrɒnoʊ/) is the largest city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. A relatively modern city, Toronto's history dates back to the late 18th century, when its land was first purchased by the British Crown from the Mississaugas of the New Credit. The settlement was later established as the Town of York and proclaimed as the new capital of Upper Canada by its lieutenant governor, John Graves Simcoe. In 1834, York was incorporated as a city and renamed to its present name. The city was ransacked in the Battle of York during the War of 1812 and damaged in two great fires in 1849 and in 1904. Since its incorporation, Toronto has repeatedly expanded its borders through amalgamation with surrounding municipalities, most recently in 1998.

The city has 2.6 million residents, according to the 2011 Census. It is currently the fifth most populous city in North America. The census metropolitan area (CMA) had a population of 5,583,064, and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) had a population of 6,054,191 in the 2011 Census. Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, and the densely populated region in Southern Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe. Its cosmopolitan and international population reflects its role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. Toronto is one of the world's most diverse cities by percentage of non-native-born residents, with about 49% of the population born outside Canada. Toronto is also consistently rated as one of the world's most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Mercer Quality of Living Survey.

As Canada's commercial capital, it is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange and the nation's five largest banks.. Toronto is considered an alpha world city by the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) study group. Toronto's leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism, and engineering.

Read more about TorontoGeography, Culture, Economy, Demographics, Government, Crime, Education, International Relations

Other articles related to "toronto":

Toronto, South Dakota - Demographics - 2000 Census
... There were 94 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. 39.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
George Bowering - Bibliography - Collections of Poems (including Gathered Long Poems
... "Points on the Grid" Toronto, Contact Press, 1964 ... "Rocky Mountain Foot" Toronto, M S, 1969 ... "The Gangs of Kosmos" Toronto, House of Anansi, 1969 ...
George Bowering - Bibliography - Memoirs
... "The Moustache remembering Greg Curnoe" Toronto, Coach House, 1993 ... "A Magpie Life" Toronto, Key Porter, 2001 ... "Cars" Toronto, Coach House Books, 2002 ...
Toronto International Teen Movie Festival
... The Toronto International Teen Movie Festival (ITMF) was a Canadian film festival that showcased the works of talented youth from Canada and around the world ... acquired the festival in late 2004 and held the 2005 edition October 24 to 30, 2005 in Toronto ... Islands Film Television School, Indie Access.ca, MTV Canada (now called Razer), MuchMusic, Toronto Star, Trebas Institute, Warner Brothers Pictures ...
Trinity College, Toronto - Alumni
... See also List of University of Toronto people Trinity has graduated notable academics including Michael Ignatieff and former Trinity provost Margaret MacMillan, numerous ... of Free the Children David Ing – Academic and senior consultant Colin Johnson – Bishop of Toronto Archibald Lampman – Poet Dominic LeBlanc, PC – Parliamentarian and former Leader of the ... of Canada Jagoda Pike – Publisher of the Toronto Star John M ...