Toronto is the capital of Ontario and is the most populous city in Canada with over 2.6 million people. It covers an area of 630 square kilometres situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Toronto is Canada’s commercial capital home to the Toronto Stock Exchange and headquarters of Canada’s largest banks. Warm, humid summers bring the city average daytime highs of 25°C. Due to being on Lake Ontario there is a low diurnal temperature range (day/night difference). Winters are slightly milder than the surrounding areas with daytime highs averaging -1°C; however the lake-effect snow has been known to cause commuter havoc.
This world class city has a vibrant performing arts scene. Toronto is home to six opera companies, more than fifty ballet and dance companies, two symphony orchestras, and several theatres. Performance venues are outstanding and there are frequent concerts at the ACC, Massey Hall, the Molson Amphitheatre, and other concert venues. Ontario Place features the world’s first permanent IMAX theatre and is a popular tourist attraction. The Waterfront area of Toronto is well-worth checking out as this is a popular destination for many. Take an evening cruise or venture over to the island and stroll along the parkland. You may come across a movie being filmed in Toronto as this city is ranked as the third largest production centre for film and television in North America. Toronto has many attractions that appeal to all tastes. Naturally there is truly a plethora of fine dining, ethnic dining, and other eating establishments to check out and there is a dynamic nightlife. Professional sports are part of this energetic city should you wish to take in a game or two. No matter what your interests are, you’ll always find something to keep you busy in Toronto.