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Greater Toronto Area

Sitting tall on the shores of Lake Ontario is Toronto. This modern metropolis offers its residents all that they could possibly ask for and for that reason, Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario.

With over 2.6 million residents, Toronto is the fifth most populous city in North America and the GTA (the Greater Toronto Area) hosts over 6 million residents and is consistently rated as one of the world's most livable cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Mercer Quality of Living Survey.

Toronto is also one of the world's top financial centres, and is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the world's seventh largest in terms of market value. The city also hosts multiple business sectors including telecommunications, aerospace, transportation, media, arts, film, music, television production, publishing, software production, medical research, education, tourism, engineering, and sports industries. Forbes Magazine, lists Toronto as the the tenth-most economically powerful city in the world. It's not cheap to Live in Toronto however, and the city was ranked highest for cost of living in Canada in 2011.

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Toronto's most recognizeable landmark would be the CN Tower, which not only defines its skyline but makes it one of the most easily recognizeable skylines in the world.

The downtown core is bustling with new condominiums, lofts and townhomes while its more affluent areas sit just north of the core in Yorkville, Bloor West Village and Forest Hill. Since the early 2000s, Toronto has experienced a period of architectural revival, with several buildings by world-renowned architects having opened in the last five years. Daniel Libeskind's Royal Ontario Museum addition, Frank Gehry's remake of the Art Gallery of Ontario, and Will Alsop's distinctive Ontario College of Art & Design expansion are among the city's new showpieces. Modern glass and steel highrises are transform the majority of the downtown area as the condominium market has exploded and triggered widespread construction throughout the city's centre. The Trump International Hotel and Tower, Ritz-Carlton Toronto, Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts are just some of the many high rise luxury condominium-hotel projects currently under construction in the downtown core.

The historic Distillery District, located on the eastern edge of downtown has been redeveloped into a pedestrian-oriented arts, culture and entertainment neighbourhood.

Area residents enjoy dining out at restaurants like Astoria Shish Kebob House, Babalu'u, Bellini's Ristorante, Bistro 990, Cafe Nervosa, and LChina Garden Restaurant.

For those with children, there are many schools in the area including; Central Technical School, Collège Français Secondaire, Jarvis Collegiate Institute, Msgr Fraser Orientation Centre, Rosedale Heights School Of The Arts, and St Joseph's College School.
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