Toronto Stories and Ideas

Telling the Toronto story? From history and architecture to sports, culture and family, we’ve assembled a collection of resources to help you out.

Aerial photo of the Toronto skyline including Lakeshore Boulevard and Exhibition Place

Toronto At A Glance

Canada’s largest city, and the fourth-largest in North America, Toronto is a global business, entertainment and tourism hub, famous for its progressiveness and diversity.

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A group of tourists pose at the Toronto sign at Nathan Philips Square

Only in Toronto

For that only-in-Toronto experience, here are some famous places to find the essence of Toronto’s past and present.

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Canada Lives Here

While Toronto has emerged as a leading global city, it remains very much a Canadian city; home to some of Canada’s most famous icons and a spectacular range of cultures.

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Fans of the NHL Toronto Maple Leafs cheer on the team at the Scotiabank Arena

Sports

One of North America’s major sports markets, and host city of the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, Toronto provides sports fans endless opportunity to be part of the action either in the stands or playing the game.

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Holiday Season & Winter

Annual traditions, winter family fun, un-missable neighbourhood displays and events, and New Year’s Eve celebrations make the holidays one of the best times of year to be in Toronto.

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Architecture

A unique blend of historical and contemporary design defines Toronto. From the Victorian grandeur of the Industrial Age to the sleek, minimalist designs of the twentieth century, Toronto’s skyline tells an eloquent tale of its colourful history and modern cultural Renaissance.

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Visitors at the jellyfish wall at Ripley's Aquarium

Toronto For Families

All year long, indoors and out, Toronto is teeming with endless opportunities to make a perfect family getaway.

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People participate in Toronto's Pride festival parade

Toronto's Gay Culture

Canada’s largest gay community calls Toronto home. Toronto’s Gay Village, informally known by all as “The Village” and “The Gaybourhood,” surrounds the Church Wellesley intersection in Toronto’s downtown core. Cafés, restaurants, gay-oriented shops...

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