On the northern shores of Lake Ontario sits Toronto, Canada’s largest city and the fourth largest in North America. The population and budget is greater than that of some Canadian provinces. With a metropolitan population of 5,900,000 the city acts as the nation’s financial, technology, communications and business capital as well as acting as the Ontario Provincial capital. The surrounding urban area beyond the city boundaries is know as the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
Downtown Toronto is a compact area with a good bus, streetcar and subway system that connects the city districts. The downtown is also very clean and vibrant with people from all walks of life bustling about. Toronto is a safe city even at night when the city is still fairly busy and apart from a few select areas the streets can be wandered unhindered at all hours.
Toronto is one of the most expensive cities to live in North America but as a visitor this cost is fortunately not always apparent. The CN Tower, Skydome, China Town and the waterfront are just a few of the many attractions the city offers. The theatre district is world famous and worth visiting.