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Toronto

         Toronto is the largest city in Canada. It is located on the shore of Lake Ontario. The poulation is 2.5 million residents.

         Toronto is Canada's economic capital. Toronto's leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism, engineering, and sports industries.

         According to Forbes, Toronto is the tenth-most economically powerful city in the world and one of the fastest growing among the G7 nations\.

         The name Toronto is likely derived from the Iroquois word meaning "place where trees stand in the water".

         Toronto has a humid continental climate with warm, humid summers and cold winters.

         Toronto has no single, dominant architectural style. It’s said "Toronto is a new, brash, rag-tag place—a big mix of periods and styles". Defining the Toronto skyline is the CN Tower. It is still the tallest tower in the western hemisphere, an important telecommunications hub, and a centre of tourism in Toronto. Toronto is a city of high-rises, having over 2,000 buildings over 90 metres.

Downtown Toronto as seen at twilight.

         Toronto is a major scene for theatre and other performing arts, with more than fifty ballet and dance companies, six opera companies, two symphony orchestras and a host of theatres.

         The Royal Ontario Museum is a major museum for world culture and natura history. The Toronto Zoo, one of the largest in the world, is home to over 5,000 animals representing over 460 distinct species.

         Toronto is home to the Toronto Maple Leafs club and has also served as home to the Hockey Hall of Fame since 1958. The city has a rich history of hockey championships.

         The University of Toronto, established in 1827, is the oldest university in Ontario and a leading public research institution. It is a worldwide leader in several fields, including biomedical research.

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