Why Toronto?

Fast Facts About Toronto

  • With a population of 5.5 million, Toronto is Canada's largest city
  • Toronto is the fourth-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

A City of Seasons

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.

2013 - 2015 Holidays

Banks, liquor stores and government offices observe these holidays, as do most stores and business offices:

 

 

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

New Year’s Day

 

 

Jan 1

 

Jan 1

 

Jan 1

Good Friday

 

 

Mar 29

 

Apr 18

 

Apr 3

Easter Sunday

 

 

Mar 31

 

Apr 20

 

Apr 5

Easter Monday

 

 

Apr 1

 

Apr 21

 

Apr 6

Victoria Day

 

 

May 20

 

May 19

 

May 18

Canada Day

 

 

July 1

 

July 1

 

July 1

Civic Holiday*

 

 

Aug 5

 

Aug 4

 

Aug 3

Labour Day

 

 

Sep 2

 

Sep 1

 

Sep 7

Thanksgiving Day

 

 

Oct 14

 

Oct 13

 

Oct 12

Remembrance Day*

 

 

Nov 11

 

Nov 11

 

Nov 11

Christmas Day

 

 

Dec 25

 

Dec 25

 

Dec 25

* Stores remain open on these dates.

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