A lot of people compare this eastern Canadian city to New York, and it’s easy to see why. Flights to Toronto are taken by both travellers and expats looking to make a permanent move. Young people from all over the world flock to set up home here, making it one of the world’s most multicultural and vibrant cities.
Almost half of Toronto’s residents aren’t native Canadians, which means that when you visit, you get an unrivalled variety when it comes to food, fashion, the arts and culture.
Those who like to ‘go big’ need not look further than the CN Tower, once the tallest man-made structure in the world, and still the most daunting thanks to its glass floor and elevators.
Yorkville’s tree-lined streets are perfect for window-shopping and wandering, while art lovers will enjoy Queen Street West’s independent galleries. Then there are the arts and music festivals held all year round, and its adventurous food scene.
At the same time, its position on the edge of Lake Ontario, and a population made up of just as many artists and musicians as financiers and entrepreneurs gives the city a unique feel. Toronto still feels like a welcoming, small town, with the same intimacy you’d find in rural Canada.