Toronto in Canada is hailed as the most culturally diverse and cosmopolitan city in the world, with all most all the world’s religions represented from scientology to atheism, and more than 140 languages spoken, it is indeed a well-earned epithet. Toronto is Canada’s biggest metropolis in terms of population and is an internationally recognized center of business, finance, arts and culture. The city itself is situated on the north-western shore of Lake Ontario and has a mostly flat or gently sloping topography that is intersected by many ravines and creeks. Most of the land surrounding the ravines have been converted to parkland with many trails laid out amidst the ravines.
City location and topography
The city itself is situated on the north-western shore of Lake Ontario and has a mostly flat or gently sloping topography that is intersected by many ravines and creeks. The highest elevation in the city is 686 ft. Most of the land surrounding the ravines have been converted to parkland with many trails laid out amidst the ravines.
Climate in Toronto
The Toronto climate is humid and continental with four distinct seasons – spring, summer, autumn and winter. Summers are warm and humid while winters can get very cold. The night temperatures on an average are around 3.00 C all through the year. Day time temperatures are between 20oC and 300C in summer and 00C and -100C in winters with temperatures occasionally dropping to -250C during a cold snap. Spring and autumn are relatively mild but can see a lot of rainfall.
Infrastructure and Public Transport
Toronto is home to 5600 km of road and 322 km of public laneways. Toronto has the third largest public transport system in the North American Continent. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and the GO Transit provide public transport via roads in and around Toronto. The TTC runs 1878 buses, 248 street cars, 132 subway trains and 211 accessible buses for physically challenged travelers. Via Rail, a rail network that provides rail services throughout Canada also operates in Toronto.
Parks and recreation
Toronto boasts of more than 1600 parks spanned over 8000 hectares, which is approximately 13 percent of the city. Residents and visitors can also enjoy the 600 km of trails, five world class golf courses, 676 sports fields and 39 centers that offer free recreation programs. Toronto is a book-lovers paradise with 100 library branches all over the city. The city of Toronto has cemented its reputation of being an urban forest by planting 97,000 trees every year
Toronto is a cultural hub with young and old people from all parts of the world calling it their home. As such a number of cultural activities and iconic tourist spots are dotted all over the city. The city’s residents and visitors are spoiled for choice when deciding on what to do for the weekend. Options range from walking through the historic Distillery District set in downtown Toronto to climbing up the iconic CN tower to see a wide panaroma of the surrounding landscape. Sports lovers will not want to miss a visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Also worth visiting is the Royal Ontario museum, the St Lawrence market, and numerous parks all over the city.
Career opportunities in Toronto
Toronto has a huge number of career opportunities for young people. Toronto has a high rating for youth employment. Toronto was recently rated as the world’s third best city in economic status by the youthful cities index for its high levels of youth employment and digital access. Many globally renowned Multinational Companies such as Accenture, Amazon, Shopify, Google, LinkedIn and many others.
Indian community in Toronto
Just as in any other major city in Canada, there is a strong and vibrant Indian presence in Toronto with more than 300000 Indian Canadians living in Toronto. Many Indian newcomers continue to move into Toronto and work in major Canadian Industries. Toronto’s neighborhood Little India is home to the largest south Asian ethnic market. Many Indian groceries and restaurants make sure Indians can set up a home away from home while living in Toronto
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