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Toronto Content Pack

Share these descriptions, fun facts and things to know about Toronto with your attendees before they visit.

  • Looking for the right words to describe Toronto? We’ve got you covered with these ready to use descriptions to help get your delegates excited about meeting in Toronto.

     

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    For the trailblazers who leave no destination unexplored; meeting in Toronto puts you at the economic, innovative and cultural heart of Canada. An exciting city that’s ever-evolving, our multicultural roots are expressed through thriving local artists and innovators. Explore vibrant neighbourhoods, each one representing different facets of Indigenous, European, African, Caribbean and other cultural influences that add to our city’s eclectic identity. Follow your curiosity through towering skyscrapers, down artistic alleyways, and into one of the world’s biggest film festivals. Navigate sprawling seasonal markets, barhop live-music venues and land at a championship sporting event. Even if you’ve been here before, there’s always new adventures to be had.

    • 4th largest city in North America
    • Most-visited destination in Canada
    • 10,000+ restaurants
    • 125+ museums and galleries
    • 200+ languages and dialects spoken
    • Over 51% of population born outside of Canada
    • 2 international airports serve 180+ global destinations

     

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    For the trailblazers who leave no destination unexplored; meeting in Toronto puts you at the economic, innovative and cultural heart of Canada. An exciting city that’s ever-evolving, our multicultural roots are expressed through thriving local artists and innovators. Venture through vibrant neighbourhoods, each one representing different facets of Indigenous, European, African, Caribbean and other cultural influences that add to Toronto’s eclectic identity.

    Toronto welcomes you with two international airports that serve over 180 global destinations in 55 countries. With over 1,200 flights a day, it’s also less than 90 minutes away for over 100 million Americans.

    DISCOVER CULTURAL GEMS

    Did you know that Toronto is the most-visited destination in Canada? For one, it’s the country’s multicultural epicentre – with a population of over 51% born outside of Canada – which naturally lends to a refreshing selection of museums, galleries and landmarks that honour our city’s rich heritage. Not to mention year-round festivals that celebrate diversity in food, music, art and film; some of the most well-known being the Toronto International Film Festival and Toronto Caribbean Carnival, to name a few.

    GET YOUR SPORTS FIX

    Four seasons equal four times the variety of sports. Toronto is one of the only cities with teams in almost every North American major professional league. Luckily, our wide-ranging weather gifts sport fans with year-round entertainment. Whether it’s a summertime Blue Jays game or a snowy NHL season, you’ll feel at home within our massive arenas and lively sport bars, while surrounded by equally-passionate locals.

    CATCH AN AWARD-WINNING SHOW

    If you’re an avid theatre or concert-goer, head to the Entertainment District for high-production and globally-acclaimed shows. Toronto’s theatre, improv and music scenes are the heart and soul of our city, blessing the public with musical classics, star-studded entertainment and inspiring local treasures like Come From Away and Second City, among others.

    INDULGE YOUR INNER-FOODIE

    Toronto’s multicultural roots are deliciously reflected within 10,000 restaurants across 140 neighbourhoods. Whether it’s the authentic Asian dishes of Chinatown and Koreatown, or a family-owned Mexican eatery in Kensington Market, indulge in one of the best food scenes in North America. Then dance it off with an energetic nightlife that encompasses everything from artsy cocktail bars, to high-end rooftop patios to historical music venues.

    EXPLORE THE CANADIAN OUTDOORS

    Just south of Toronto is Ontario’s Niagara Region, home to the famous Niagara Falls. Beyond the falls, this region encompasses Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario’s scenic vineyards of over 80 wineries.

    About a 2-hour drive north of Toronto is Muskoka. Alive with lush forests, tranquil lakes, and diverse hiking trails, Muskoka is a popular getaway into untouched nature. Activities are plentiful and vary in style: boat cruises, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, spas, hikes, ATV rentals, zip-lining and aerial parks.

     

  • TORONTO: JUST THE FACTS

    4th largest city in North America
    Most-visited destination in Canada
    Over 51% of population born outside of Canada
    Over 180 languages and dialects
    Over 10,000 restaurants
    Over 125 museums and galleries
    Over 1,200 flights per day
    2nd largest financial centre in North America
    3rd largest tech hub in North America
    Second-largest food and beverage industry in North America
    Five world-renowned universities and six internationally-recognized colleges
    Toronto is the only major city with 7 major sport leagues
    3rd largest movie shoot location in North America
    At 28 km long, the PATH is the largest underground pedestrian system in North America
    There are more than 10 million trees in Toronto
    Toronto’s shoreline is 43 km long


    ACCOLADES

    Most diverse city in the world – BBC Radio

    Safest city in North America – The Economist

    Pearson International Airport was named the best airport in North America for fourth year in a row and awarded best hygiene measures accolade - Airports Council International (ACI) - World
    Second-fastest rising global city - A.T. Kearney's annual Global Cities Outlook (GCO)
    Ranked seventh strongest city economies in the world - Schroders Global Cities Index
    No. 4 in  North American Tech Talent ranking – CBRE

    Toronto-Waterloo named top global FinTech ecosystem – StartUp Genome Report Toronto General Hospital has been named the 4th best hospital in the world by – Newsweek
    Ranked among the top 20 best cities in the world - Resonance Consultancy’s World Best Cities 2021 report

     

    DID YOU KNOW

    Held every August, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival is the biggest street festival in North America
    The Toronto Islands are the biggest car-free community in North America
    The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is the 2nd largest film festival in the world after Cannes
    The Toronto Zoo is the largest zoo in Canada and the third largest in the world, housing 16,000 animals of 491 different species.
    Toronto's Casa Loma is the only truly authentic castle in North America.
    There are over 23,700 artists in Toronto, which is almost twice as many artists as any other Canadian city.
    Toronto is the third largest city for English theatre, being just behind New York and London
    Toronto has earned the name Hollywood North as the filming location for film and television hits including Suicide Squad, It, Suits and The Handmaid’s Tale.