In the 17th century, indigenous people living in Toronto
region started to trade with the French. The French established trading posts in Toronto in the beginning of 18th century. Toronto moved under British control in 1763. In 1793 British colonial officials founded the 'Town of York'. The 'Town of York', became the capital of the province of Upper Canada, known today as Ontario. The 'Town of York' became the 'City of Toronto’' in 1834. Toronto had a little over 9,000 residents at that time. Toronto had 50,000 residents when in 1867 Canada became a country. Today Toronto is the biggest Canadian city, and is the most important commercial, financial, industrial, and cultural center in Canada
- Toronto is the biggest Canadian city with population of 5.2 million and the 5th largest city in North America.
- Toronto is situated on the northern shore of Lake Ontario.
- Toronto is the capital of Ontario.
- Toronto is Canada’s main industrial, financial, business and cultural centre.
- Toronto is home to many ethnic groups from all over the world and you can hear over 100 languages in the city.
- Yonge Street divides Toronto into east and west and is the longest street in the world, with length of 1,896 km (1,178 miles).
- CN Tower located in the heart of downtown Toronto is the tallest building in the world (at 553.33 m).
- Toronto is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, which is the North America's 3rd largest stock exchange.
- Toronto is one of the largest film production centers in North America and is sometimes called "Hollywood North".
- PATH is downtown Toronto's underground walkway linking 27 kilometers of underground shopping, services and entertainment connecting over 50 buildings and office towers.
- The annual Toronto International Film Festival is one of the World’s most renowned film festivals.
- English is the main language of Toronto.
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