Incorporated as a city in 1834, Toronto is now the capital of the Ontario province and the most highly populated city in Canada. The city covers a total area of 243 square miles, 29 of which are located on the shores of Lake Ontario. Once forming a peninsula that extended out into the lake, the Toronto Islands were formed in 1852 and 1858, when two storms caused the islands to become separated from the mainland.
Toronto is known for its spectacular shopping centers, of which the Eaton Center welcomes approximately 47 million shoppers every year. The Royal Ontario Museum, together with the Toronto Zoo, the city’s impressive architecture, and a myriad of other interesting locations, are popular destinations for the more than 27 million people who visit the city each year, making it one of Canada’s most popular places to enjoy a wonderful vacation.
- Toronto is the fourth largest city in North America. It has a population of about 2,794,356 residents.
- The city is a haven for sports fans, boasting seven major-league teams.
- Toronto is home to the headquarters of the five largest banks in Canada.
- Mackenzie House on Bond Street – Currently operating as a museum and boasting an antique printing press, the Mackenzie House has reports of ghost sightings, even after an exorcism was performed in 1960.
- Cloud Gardens – Cloud Gardens is a hidden park that features plenty of open space and a glass greenhouse.
- Centennial Park – This park features a good number of outdoor slopes for skiing and snowboarding, as well as a chairlift and lessons for beginners.