Toronto at a Glance
Fast Facts on Toronto
With a population of 5.5 million, Toronto is Canada's largest city
Toronto is the 5th-largest city in North America, after Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago
More than 60% of the population of the United States is within a 90-minute flight
As the capital of Ontario, Toronto is the seat of government for Canada’s most populous province and is the industrial and business centre for the country
The most popular choice for U.S. sponsored association meetings outside the U.S.
Top Canadian domestic business travel destination
More than 38,000 hotel rooms in over 230 hotels
The largest convention centre in Canada ranking among the top ten largest continuous-space facilities in North America
Situated on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is one of the southernmost cities in Canada. In fact, its latitude is very close to that of northern California. As a result, Toronto has a surprisingly moderate climate – with the warmest springs and summers in Canada.
There are two official languages in Canada – English and French. In addition to these official languages, the top 5 languages spoken in Toronto are Chinese, Italian, Tamil, Portuguese and Spanish.
Banks, liquor stores and government offices observe these holidays,
as do most stores and business offices:
New Year’s Day