Toronto, an insight of knowledge

by Maggy Taillor
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Toronto is the largest city and with the fastest development in Canada. It has great architecture and is full of interesting restaurants and cultural institutions. It was called the ‘’Hollywood North’’, because of the number of films produced here.

Toronto is located the center of a heavily industrialized and densely populated aria, called the ‘’Golden Horseshoe’’. It is located on the northwest shore of Lake Ontario and is inhabited by 25% of the entire population of the country. The second largest city of the region is Hamilton, which has about 663,000 inhabitants. Basically, Toronto is the gateway to North America.

The city has many architectural styles that can be seen, industrial buildings and residential Victorian or Edwardian – Distillery District offers one of the best preserved examples of Victorian industrial architecture in the world. There are also examples of beaux arts and art deco architecture, famous in the twentieth century and the elegant buildings or the latest postmodern structures made ​​of glass and steel.

Places worth visiting

- Royal Ontario Museum - where you will the skeletons of dinosaurs

- Art Gallery – which houses a collection of Impressionist

- Gardiner Museum - is the only museum of pottery in Canada

- Hockey Hall of Fame – for Canadian fans - an impressive collection of hockey objects

- CN Tower can be seen from 45 miles away - the tower was built in 1976 and for 31 years remained the tallest building in the world, built to solve the problems of telecommunications.

 CN Tower stairs to the observation on the both observation platforms have 2,579 steps and are the only steps in the world which ascend  so high.

- Rogers Centre – is at the base of the CN Tower and is the first fully retractable roof sports complex monitored.

- Yonge-Dundas Square - the most elegant square of the city

- Distillery District – a former distillery (the largest in North America), now is a Victorian complex

- Casa Loma – the property of the magnate Sir Henry Pellatt, with 98 rooms

- Fort York - the cradle of the city - hosting the most original buildings in Canada

Exhibition Place on Lake Ontario - the largest exhibition center in Canada - It is located a few km from the center of Toronto and has many attractions such as Ontario Place -  an amusement park, built on artificial islands with the first permanent IMAX cinema in the world and also BMO football stadium.

Toronto city diversity emerges from the diversity of ethnic neighborhoods, the 2 Chinese districts, Korean, Italian, Jamaican, Portuguese and Greek districts and European immigrants such as: French, Irish, Italians and British, all being a cultural mosaic.



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