Toronto

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City of Toronto
The skyline of Toronto
Nickname(s): T.O., T-Dot, Hogtown, The Queen City, Toronto the Good, The City Within a Park
Motto: Diversity Our Strength
Toronto is located in Ontario
City of Toronto
Where Toronto is located in Ontario
Coordinates: 43°42′59.72″N 79°20′26.47″W / 43.7165889°N 79.3406861°W / 43.7165889; -79.3406861Coordinates: 43°42′59.72″N 79°20′26.47″W / 43.7165889°N 79.3406861°W / 43.7165889; -79.3406861
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Districts East York, Etobicoke, North York, Old Toronto, Scarborough, York
Founded August 27, 1793 (as York)
Incorporated March 6, 1834 (as Toronto)
Merged January 1, 1998 (from Metropolitan Toronto)
Government
 • Mayor Rob Ford
 • Council Toronto City Council
 • MPs Mark Adler
Carolyn Bennett
John Carmichael
Andrew Cash
Corneliu Chisu
Olivia Chow
Joe Daniel
Kirsty Duncan
Dan Harris
Dan Harris
Roxanne James
Jim Karygiannis
Matthew Kellway
Chungsen Leung
John McKay
Peggy Nash
Joe Oliver
Ted Opitz
Bob Rae
Craig Scott
Judy Sgro
Rathika Sitsabaiesan
Mike Sullivan
Bernard Trottier
 • MPPs Laura Albanese
Bas Balkissoon
Lorenzo Berardinetti
Margarett Best
Laurel Broten
Donna Cansfield
David Caplan
Mike Colle
Cheri DiNovo
Brad Duguid
Eric Hoskins
Monte Kwinter
Rosario Marchese
Glen Murray
Gerry Phillips
Michael Prue
Shafiq Qaadri
Tony Ruprecht
Mario Sergio
Peter Tabuns
Kathleen Wynne
David Zimmer
Area
 • City 630 km2 (240 sq mi)
 • Urban 1,749 km2 (675 sq mi)
 • Metro 7,125 km2 (2,751 sq mi)
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2011)
 • City 2,615,060
 • Density 4,149/km2 (10,750/sq mi)
 • Urban 5,132,794
 • Metro 5,583,064
 • Demonym Torontonian
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span M
Area code(s) 416, 647
Toronto City Hall

Toronto is the largest city of Canada. It is the capital city of the province of Ontario. It is found on the northwest side of Lake Ontario. Toronto has a population of over 3,000,000 people. Many large banks of Canada have their main offices in Toronto. It is also a popular destination for tourists. The CN Tower, present in the city, is the tallest in the Americas. Toronto is a highly multicultural city, because different people from around the world have moved to Toronto to live since the 20th century.

Toronto has museums, like the Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario. The City Hall and the Rogers Centre are popular for their design style. The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts which was opened in June 2006 is home to the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. Visitors to Toronto can also see how the province is run by visiting the legislature in Queen's Park.

Toronto has five major sports teams: the Toronto Maple Leafs (hockey), the Toronto Blue Jays (baseball), the Toronto Raptors (basketball), the Toronto Argonauts (Canadian football) and Toronto F.C. (soccer).

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