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Visiting Toronto

Photo: Stan Klasz, Toronto Air Traffic Controller

Welcome to Toronto!

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It’s a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities.

There’s so much to see and do – whether you are interested in Arts and Culture, Entertainment, Architecture, Food… there’s something for everyone!


Toronto Facts


  • City (single-tier): 630.21 km2 (243.33 sq mi)
  • Urban: 1,751.49 km2 (676.25 sq mi)
  • Metro: 5,905.71 km2 (2,280.21 sq mi)

Population (2011)

  • City (single-tier): 2,615,060 (1st)
  • Density: 4,149.5/km2 (10,747/sq mi)
  • Urban: 5,132,794 (1st)
  • Metro: 5,583,064 (1st)

Elevation: 76 m (249 ft)

Time zone: Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

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