Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. It is located in Southern Ontario on the north western shore of Lake Ontario. The earlier name of Toronto is York during late 18th century; the city was ransacked in the Battle of York during the War of 1812. In 1834, York became a city and renamed to Toronto. Toronto is a clean, safe cosmopolitan city with a wonderful network of parks, recreational, and cultural facilities. Toronto is the home of four professional sports teams and the third largest English-speaking theatre district in the world, behind New York and London. One of the world’s most ethnically diverse cities, it is home to more than 80 ethnic communities from Africa, Asia, and Europe. Toronto is also the business centre of Canada.
Toronto is the leading tourism destination in Canada, attracting more than 25 million Canadian, American and international visitors annually (Tourism Toronto, 2012). In 2012, the Toronto region welcomed 9.9 million overnight visitors. Visitors to Toronto spend about $5.1 billion in direct expenditures during their visits. Visitors to the Toronto region support more than 329,000 people who work in tourism and hospitality. Based on 2013 estimates, Toronto welcomed 13.69 million overnight visitors. 1.42 million visitors arrived from overseas markets (all countries other than Canada and the U.S.) with a further 2.18 million Americans staying overnight – a 1.7 per cent increase over 2012 and a 9.7 per cent increase over 2010 (Tourism Toronto, 2013).The U.K. remains Toronto's largest overseas visitor market with 201,000 arrivals in 2013.
With exciting attractions, live performance, major league sports and a festival for nearly everything, you'll never run out of things to do in Toronto. And don't miss these highlights….
Tourism & Attractions in Toronto: CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Casa Loma, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto Islands, Rogers Centre, Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Zoo, Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto Harbour, Canadian National Exhibition, Niagara Falls and manymore...