A city of cultural variety
Toronto is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Everyone is made to feel welcome in this lively metropolis on the shores of Lake Ontario. The city has a certain European texture. Many of its buildings draw inspiration from the European and American architecture of the 19th century. The large number of skyscrapers give many neighborhoods a distinctly modern feel. Yet, there are odd old-fashioned surprises in between the high-risers. Visit for instance the Casa Loma, a Gothic mansion of the early 20th century, renowned for its lavish and eccentric building style.
The cultural breadth of life in Toronto means that cuisine from all over the world is available to you. China, Korea, Italy, India; they are all represented here in abundance. The world’s artistic, cultural and natural variety is showcased in Canada’s largest exhibition space: The Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto’s estimated 230 nationalities live in 140 neighborhoods. The city's variety is incredible!