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About Toronto

Toronto is the largest city in Ontario and in Canada. It is the capital of the province of Ontario. (Ottawa is the capital of Canada). Many people consider Toronto the financial and business capital of Canada.

  • About 2.79 million people live in the city of Toronto as of 2021.
  • About 6.2 million people live in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), which includes the regions of Peel, York, Halton and Durham as of 2021.

Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. It is well-known as a "city of neighbourhoods." Many of these neighbourhoods - such as Chinatown, Little Italy, Portugal Village, Greektown and Little India - reflect the diverse communities of people who live in the city.

Major industries in Toronto include finance, insurance, information and communication technology, manufacturing and service.