Toronto ( (listen) tə-RON-toh, locally (listen) tə-RON-tə or TRON-tə) is the capital city of the Canadian province of Ontario. With a recorded population of 2,794,356 in 2021, it is the most populous city in Canada and the fourth most populous city in North America. The city is the anchor of the Golden Horseshoe, an urban agglomeration of 9,765,188 people (as of 2021) surrounding the western end of Lake Ontario, while the Greater Toronto Area proper had a 2021 population of 6,712,341. Toronto is an international centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.Indigenous peoples have travelled through and inhabited the Toronto area, located on a broad sloping plateau interspersed with rivers, deep ravines, and urban forest, for more than 10,000 years. After the broadly disputed Toronto Purchase, when the Mississauga surrendered the area to the British Crown, the British established the town of York in 1793 and later designated it as the capital of Upper Canada. During the War of 1812, the town was the site of the Battle of York and suffered heavy damage by American troops. York was renamed and incorporated in 1834 as the city of Toronto. It was designated as the capital of the province of Ontario in 1867 during Canadian Confederation. The city proper has since expanded past its original limits through both annexation and amalgamation to its current area of 630.2 km2 (243.3 sq mi).

The diverse population of Toronto reflects its current and historical role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. More than 50 percent of residents belong to a visible minority population group, and over 200 distinct ethnic origins are represented among its inhabitants. While the majority of Torontonians speak English as their primary language, over 160 languages are spoken in the city. The mayor of Toronto is elected by direct popular vote to serve as the chief executive of the city. The Toronto City Council is a unicameral legislative body, comprising 25 councillors since the 2018 municipal election, representing geographical wards throughout the city.Toronto is a prominent centre for music, theatre, motion picture production, and television production, and is home to the headquarters of Canada's major national broadcast networks and media outlets. Its varied cultural institutions, which include numerous museums and galleries, festivals and public events, entertainment districts, national historic sites, and sports activities, attract over 43 million tourists each year. Toronto is known for its many skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the tallest free-standing structure on land in the Western Hemisphere, the CN Tower.The city is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the headquarters of Canada's five largest banks, and the headquarters of many large Canadian and multinational corporations. Its economy is highly diversified with strengths in technology, design, financial services, life sciences, education, arts, fashion, aerospace, environmental innovation, food services, and tourism. Toronto is the third-largest tech hub in North America after Silicon Valley and New York City, and the fastest growing.


July 5, 2022

OVO and Toronto FC Launch Capsule Collection Marking Lorenzo Insigne's Arrival

Drake's OVO brand and Toronto FC celebrate the Italian national team star's arrival in the 6ix with a new capsule collection, released exclusively in Canada.

July 5, 2022

The Raptors Have the Second-Best Odds of Acquiring Kevin Durant in a Trade

The Toronto Raptors' betting chances of acquiring Kevin Durant in a trade have soared to +250 as of Tuesday, giving them the second-best odds in the league.

July 3, 2022

Fake Drake Banned From Instagram for Impersonating Toronto Rapper

Drake lookalike Izzy Drake, also known as Fake Drake, has been banned from Instagram for impersonating the Toronto rapper, according to DJ Akademiks.

July 3, 2022

Drake Joins Backstreet Boys for ‘I Want It That Way’ at Toronto Concert

Drizzy called the 1999 hit "one of the greatest songs of all time."

July 3, 2022

Watch Drake Join Backstreet Boys to Perform "I Want It That Way" in Toronto

While performing at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto Saturday, the Backstreet Boys surprised fans by bringing out the 6 God himself to perform I Want It That Way.

July 3, 2022

Drake Joins Backstreet Boys to Perform “I Want It That Way” in Toronto: Watch

Fans at the boy band’s concert got a surprise appearance by a hometown star

July 3, 2022

Watch Drake join the Backstreet Boys onstage during ‘I Want It That Way’

They introduced the Toronto rapper as "the sixth member" The post Watch Drake join the Backstreet Boys onstage during ‘I Want It That Way’ appeared first on NME.

July 3, 2022

Watch Drake Join Backstreet Boys to Perform ‘I Want It That Way’ at Toronto Concert

Rapper becomes honorary "sixth member" for "one of the greatest songs of all time" at hometown gig

June 30, 2022

'You Never Know Where It’ll Go in the Future' Says 'Obi-Wan' Director Deborah Chow

The Toronto-born director of 'Obi-Wan' discusses the pressure of telling a Star Wars story, her Canadian connection with Hayden, and what's next for the series.

June 30, 2022

The Weeknd Announces Lineup of Openers to Replace Doja Cat on Stadium Tour

The After Hours Til Dawn Tour kicks off next week in Toronto and will feature a range of opening acts across its 19-stop North American run.

June 27, 2022

All the Blue Jays' Alek Manoah Does Is Win

The Toronto Blue Jays pitcher opens up about his mindset coming into this season, the team's good vibes, his sneaker game, and learning his slider from Twitter.

June 27, 2022

Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson Apologize for Cringey Toronto Pronunciation

Following the release of Netflix's new film 'The Man From Toronto,' stars Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson officially apologize for mispronouncing Toronto.

June 24, 2022

Hayden Christensen on the 'Canadianness' of 'Obi-Wan' and How Darth Vader Changed His Life

The Canadian actor, who was in Toronto for a special screening of 'Obi-Wan,' talks about reprising the role of Darth Vader, meeting Justin Trudeau, and more.

June 23, 2022

Pascal Siakam Hands Out Free Laptops to Middle School Girls in Regent Park

The Toronto Raptors forward gave 150 laptops to young girls in Toronto's Regent Park area in order to help lessen the gender gap in technology.

June 23, 2022

Toronto Artist Alexis Eke Draws Love Letters to Black Women Everywhere | Northern Clutch

In the latest episode of Northern Clutch, Alexis Eke tells us about her come up, the support of her Toronto community, and the Black women who inspire her art.

June 21, 2022

Fred VanVleet on Why the Raptors Are Title Contenders and His Challenge to Drake

The Toronto Raptors All-Star opens up about wanting to compete for a championship next year, his support for Canada's BIPOC communities & playing Drake 1-on-1.

June 21, 2022

Raptors Coach Nick Nurse to Perform at Toronto Jazz Festival

Off the basketball court, Nick Nurse likes playing music, so it's only fitting that he'll be hitting the stage for TD Toronto Jazz Fest this summer.

June 21, 2022

Fresh Pepper

This culinary-themed Toronto supergroup crafts languorous jazz-pop grooves that capture the ambiance of a bistro dying down at closing time.

June 20, 2022

Toronto's BMO Field Is Getting a Makeover for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

BMO Field will be going under renovations to expand its seating for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The stadium has shared renderings of the future of their grounds.

June 20, 2022

How Noah "40" Shebib's Justice Fund Is Taking on Toronto's Gun Violence Problem

OVO's Noah "40" Shebib & Yonis Hassan speak candidly on gun violence in Toronto, how charity money is being hoarded in Canada, and what they're doing about it.

June 19, 2022

Fans Choose Drake’s ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

The Toronto rapper's seventh album brought in 43% of the vote.

June 18, 2022

J. Cole Praises Drake’s New Album 'Honestly, Nevermind'

J. Cole took to his Instagram Stories following the release of Drake's new record 'Honestly, Nevermind' to sing the Toronto rapper's praises.

June 18, 2022

Drake to release another ‘Scary Hours’ collection: “I’m gonna slap some head tops off”

Following the release of 'Honestly, Nevermind', the Toronto star also said he hopes to return to the stage this summer The post Drake to release another ‘Scary Hours’ collection: “I’m gonna slap some head tops off” appeared first on NME.

June 17, 2022

Toronto's Jon Kabongo Honours Kendrick Lamar on New Single and Video "Not Your Savior"

Toronto rapper Jon Kabongo releases a new single "Not Your Savior," honouring Kendrick Lamar while reminding us icons are still human and not our saviours.

June 17, 2022

Eva Shaw Drops Her Long-Awaited Debut Album 'SOLO'

Toronto Producer Eva Shaw has shared her massive, 27 track debut album 'Solo'. Featuring 30 different artists, the LP shows off Shaw's skills so far.

June 17, 2022

Post Malone Adds 5 More Concerts to His Twelve Carat Tour in North America

The new dates include stops in Toronto, Boston, New York and Los Angeles.

June 17, 2022

Premiere: Tona Celebrates His Journey on New Single “Glory” f/ Kardinal Offishall

Toronto hip-hop veterans Tona and Kardinal Offishall team up to bring us a new track, "Glory," where the MCs give thanks to the most high for their journeys.

June 16, 2022

Toronto's Emily Steinwall Wins 2022 SOCAN Songwriting Prize

Music fans select "Welcome to the Garden," written and performed by Toronto-native Emily Steinwall, as the winner of the 17th annual SOCAN Songwriting Prize.

June 16, 2022

Toronto’s Valley on Taking Inspiration From Clairo, John Mayer & Their Fans

The Juno-nominated band talks about their next project, their musical influences and favorite memories with fans, aka 'Val Pals.'

June 15, 2022

Toronto's Mark Clennon Drops "Kingston" With First Music Video Shot in Jamaica to Show Romance Between Two Men

Mark Clennon has just shared his new single "Kingston" alongside its bold music video—the first to show a same-sex relationship shot in Jamaica.


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