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Toronto is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario.

Toronto is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth-most populous municipality in North America.

Population: 2.800.000

As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is considered a global city and is one of the top financial cities in the world.

Toronto's population is cosmopolitan and international. Because of the city's low crime rates, clean environment, generally high standard of living, and friendlier attitudes to diversity, the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Mercer Quality of Living Survey consistently rate Toronto as one of the world’s most livable cities.

Toronto has a semi-continental climate, with a warm, humid summer and a cold winter. Toronto’s climate is modified by its location on the shores of Lake Ontario. The water in the lake ensures Toronto is warmer in winter and cooler in summer than it would otherwise be.

The Great Lakes location is also the source of Toronto’s summer humidity, which many people find uncomfortable.

Although Toronto is one of Canada’s warmer cities in winter, winters are still severe, with snow on the ground most days between mid-December and mid-March. Snow deeper than 1 cm is seen on 65 days a year on average.

Source: http://www.livingin-canada.com/

The Toronto Transit Commission, or TTC, is responsible for providing public transit in the City of Toronto.

Bus: There are around 150 bus routes operated in the city, many of which connect to the subway. There is a night bus service.

Subway: The subway system has four lines. There are two main lines that cover the main inner city area - the U-shaped Yonge-University-Spadina Line and the east-west Bloor-Danforth Line. The other two lines head out of the city - Sheppard subway line in the north and the Scarborough RT in the east.

Taxi: Taxis (Cabs) can by hailed from the street. There are also taxi stands outside train station and some major hotels.

Streetcar: There are 11 streetcar routes situated downtown, particularly near the city's waterfront.

Ferry: Ferries depart for Toronto (Centre) Islands from the Harbour at the foot of Bay Street.

One - Way ticket: 3.00 C$

Monthly pass: 129.00 C$

Fares: One-way ticket (Local transport) 3.00C$

Monthly Pass (Regular) 128.75C$

Art Gallery of Ontario: With a collection of more than 80,000 works of art, the art gallery of ontario is among the most distinguished art museums in north america.

Brampton Treetop Trekking: Take summer fun to the highest level with treetop trekking. zip line 1000ft across heart lake! treetop trekking is ontario original zip line aerial park experience.

Ed Mirvish Theatre: Formerly the canon theatre, this elegantly restored 1920s vaudeville and motion picture palace was designed by the world famous architect thomas lamb.

Canada's Wonderland:
Canada’s wonderland offers thrills and family fun with 200 world-class attractions. experience 69 rides including 16 roller coasters, highlighted by leviathan - canada’s tallest and fastest roller coaster.

Source: http://www.mytorontomeeting.com/

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