About Toronto

Fast facts about Toronto

  • With a population of 5.5 million, Toronto is Canada's largest city
  • Toronto is the 4th-largest city in North America, after Mexico City, New York and Los Angeles
  • More than 60% of the population of the United States is within a 90-minute flight
  • As the capital of Ontario, Toronto is the seat of government for Canada’s most populous province and is the industrial and business centre for the country
  • The most popular choice for U.S. sponsored association meetings outside the U.S.
  • Top Canadian domestic business travel destination
  • More than 38,000 hotel rooms in over 230 hotels
  • The largest convention centre in Canada ranking among the top ten largest continuous-space facilities in North America
  • Situated on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is one of the southernmost cities in Canada. In fact, its latitude is very close to that of northern California. As a result, Toronto has a surprisingly moderate climate – with the warmest springs and summers in Canada.
  • Languages spoken: There are two official languages in Canada – English and French. In addition to these official languages, the top 5 languages spoken in Toronto are Chinese, Italian, Tamil, Portuguese and Spanish.