Holiday ideas for Toronto
Toronto is the largest and most heavily populated city in Canada, with over 2.5 million inhabitants. It is heralded as one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world, with more than 100 languages spoken here. Being home to the headquarters of Canada's five largest banks, it is arguably the country's economic powerhouse as well.
The city has quite a short history, as very little is known about the area before it was purchased by the British monarchy in 1787. Soon after this it was settled as the town of York. As it was in a strategic trading position, the town grew quickly. In 1834, it was renamed Toronto and was declared a city. It has continued to thrive and expand ever since, and today it offers a number of fascinating attractions for visitors.
As well as a wealth of museums, Toronto boasts a number of art galleries, excellent restaurants and thriving shopping centres. Toronto also has hundreds of parks and the world's longest street - Yonge Street - which is 1,896 kilometres long.