You may have already read here that our city has the world's tallest building, CN Tower raising at 553.33 m, and the biggest and most impressive in North America living museum of hockey - Toronto Hall of Fame, but do you also know that Toronto is the largest city in Canada - in fact, more people live here than in four most populated Canada's Atlantic provinces combined, and that it is located at the same latitude than the French Riviera? In addition, we have the sixth largest government and peacefully unite the most multicultural, multiracial, and otherwise diverse populations in the world. Despite a hotchpotch of different races, cultures, languages, and styles of life, Toronto is considered the safest mega-city in entire America.
The latest statistics show that the population of 630 square kilometres large Toronto is more than 2.48 million residents, which makes our city the biggest urban center in Canada and the fifth most populous municipality in America after Mexico, New York, Los Angeles, and our Great Lakes neighbour - Chicago. Toronto is the heart of Canada's financial, cultural, and economic life and one of the biggest North America's centers of medical research, publishing, media, and software industries. This is why the city is often referred to as a Canada's corporate capital. Get listed in various Canadian yellow pages and drive more traffic to your business.
More than 40 percent of the city's residents belong to a group of visible minorities. Toronto is the most popular city of Canada among recent immigrants - it has the second world highest percentage of foreign-born residents (49%). This also makes Toronto an urban center populated by mostly young people - only 14 percent of its residents are over the age of 65. Every year, about 107,000 new immigrants choose to resign in the city of Toronto, which the largest groups of immigrants coming now from Asia and Eastern Europe. Despite stunning cultural differences, the diverse population of the city speak predominantly English, in addition to over 100 other languages and dialects. In fact, more than one third of the Torontonians also speak a language other than English. The ethnic composition of Toronto's population features the British, Chinese, Italian, East Indian, Pilipino, and Portuguese as the leading ethnic groups currently resigning in the city.
Largely due to its cultural diversity and a highly educated, skilled, and multi-lingual workforce, Toronto is home to more top-ranked businesses of the national and international level than any other city of Canada. It is the third largest financial center and stock exchange in North America, the nation's largest employment center, and the world's leader in data distribution networks, digital microwave transmission, and satellite communications. All that combined with highly-developed mining and auto industries makes the city of Toronto's gross domestic product exceed $225 billion - the rate compared with that Switzerland!