The dynamic urban character of Canada’s largest city blends seamlessly with the natural beauty of the city’s waterfront and regional natural heritage sites like Canada’s largest botanical garden, the Royal Botanical Gardens, and the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The strength of the region’s $222 billion economy and its ranking as one of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s most innovative municipalities provide the financial foundation for a community recognized as one of the safest and most welcoming in the world.
Rated by Reader’s Digest as the world’s third most polite city, Toronto shows off its hospitality to almost 20 million visitors annually. In fact, the city of Toronto and the nearby, legendary Niagara Falls are Canada’s two most-visited tourist attractions.
- The Mercer survey on global livability ranked Toronto as the best city in the Western Hemisphere for personal safety.
- The Province of Ontario has the most highly-educated workforce in the world according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
- Toronto is one of the world’s media capitals with three major television networks, six daily newspapers, four all-sports television networks, several specialty sports television channels and one of the first all-sports radio stations in the world.
- Torontonians support the city’s bid for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. A poll conducted by Ipsos Reid Research early in the bid process indicated that 80% of respondents supported the bid to host the Games in 2015.
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