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Overview

The word Toronto means "the place where the roots of the trees are wet in the water" in a dialect of the Mohawks of east Canada. In French, it is called the Queen City. The provincial capital of Ontario, Toronto is the largest city in Canada.

Toronto is the country's economic metropolis. Located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is a modern, multicultural city, today 40% of the population has British roots. If you do not have vertigo, may visit the CN Tower defining the Toronto skyline, the tower is the world's tallest building and free standing structure. This emblem of Canada built in 1976 measured 553.33 meters. In 2008, one elevator was restored to add a glass floor panel. The Horizons Cafe and the lookout level are at 346 metres: a revolving restaurant that makes a complete revolution in 72 minutes, an observation platform, as well as a transparent floor awaits you. The CN Tower is considered as one of the 7 wonders of the modern world.

Numerous museums will open their doors: The Toronto Aerospace Museum, MZTV Museum of Television, the Gardiner Museum or the Royal Ontario Museum, the fifth largest in North America.

The Casa Loma castle in Toronto is a must see Toronto attraction. Built between 1911 and 1914 by the rich well-known Canadian financier and soldier, Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, the castle has 98 elegantly decorated rooms. Unfortunately, the furniture here is not authentic. Indeed, Sir Henri Pallat, after having made bankrupt, he sold his personal furniture, by just 10% of its value. At present, Casa Loma is often used as a hall of cultural expression.

Toronto is at the center of the intellectual and cultural life of Canada. Numerous media are concentrated there: Radio Canada, the Canadian Television Network Broadcasting Company (CBC) as well as TV Ontario, TFO, the French and English channels of the Government of Ontario. Toronto is also a center for film and theater productions and hosts the annual international film festival in Toronto. Art aficionados will enjoy the National Ballet of Canada and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Two religious edifices also deserve a visit: St. Michael's Cathedral, which is the cathedral of the diocese of Toronto as well as the St. James Cathedral, which is the headquarters of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto.

At the intersection of Bay and Grenville streets, facing the headquarters of the Toronto Municipal Security, you will be able to observe the Little Glenn. This bronze statue of natural size represents a young boy from the working class that pulls an obelisk of polished granite from Canada to a height of about 7 meters, installed in a small four-wheeled stroller. On the obelisk the motto of the City of Toronto is engraved: To Serve and Protect, that is to say, serve and protect.

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