Toronto is a city in southern Ontario, Canada.
About Toronto Edit
Located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, it is the home of the provincial government, the largest city in Canada and the fifth largest city in North America. As of the 2006 Canadian census, the city's population is 2,503,281 and its census metropolitan area (CMA) has a population of 5,113,149. The 2006 census population of the old, pre-amalgamated City of Toronto is 680,995. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA), a provincial planning area that differs from the federal CMA, had a population of 5,555,912 at the 2006 Canadian Census. Toronto is the economic centre of the Greater Golden Horseshoe, a large urbanized region of 8.1 million people, spreading outwards from the western shores of Lake Ontario. Residents of Toronto are called Torontonians.
As Canada's economic capital, Toronto is considered a global city. Toronto's leading economic sectors include finance, business services, telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism and sports industries. The Toronto Stock Exchange, the world's sixth largest, is headquartered in the city, along with a majority of Canada's corporations.
Toronto's professional sports teams include the Toronto Argonauts, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto FC, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, and Toronto Rock. Toronto's skyline is defined by the CN Tower, the world's tallest freestanding structure. Toronto's population is cosmopolitan and international, which reflects its role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. Because of its low crime rates, clean environment and generally high standard of living, Toronto is consistently rated one of the world's most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Mercer Quality of Living Survey. In 2006, Toronto was ranked as the most expensive city in Canada to live in.
Swing in Toronto Edit
- Dovercourt House - Social dancing with rotating live bands every Saturday
- Swing Dance Club at the University of Toronto, St. George - Open to public, meets weekly.
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