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The largest city in Canada, and the capital of Ontario province. Although not the national capital, it is the focus of Canada's finance, fashion and transport industries. Located by Lake Ontario, immediately east of the huge suburb of Missisauga. It is home to one of the world's most respected universities (UofT), Canada's largest airport (YYZ) and has one of the world's most iconic gay communities.

Toronto is incredibly diverse, with half the population being born outside Canada. This prompted the development of many ethnic neighborhoods such as Little Italy, Greektown-Danforth, Koreatown, Ronacesvalles-Little Warsaw, the Portugese village and Little India. Toronto also has the affluent areas of Yorkville/Rosedale, the historic Cabbagetown and Distillery districts, the youthful Beaches, Kensington & Annex areas, as well as 4 Chinatowns.

The city has short, intensely hot summers and long, harsh winters, although they are well adapted to this, and life functions normally all year. Home to many parks, as well as the green and tranquil Toronto Islands, 10 minutes from Downtown. Over the next 10 years, the Waterfront/Don Lands area will undergo dramatic revitalization, including replacing the derelict port with a naturalized park at the mouth of the Don river.
Toronto will host the 2015 Pan-American games, and is planning to bid for the 2020 Olympic games.
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by amourauxarmes March 26, 2011
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toronto is the capital city of ontario and the largest city in canada. there are a lot of homeless people, so i suggest locking your doors while driving or carrying a baseball bat in your backpack. it's a beautiful city with a lot of fun and exciting things to do. it's a very cultural place as well, with so many different people and nationalities mixing in one place. the surrounding cities have been swallowed up by toronto, and now it is being called 'the greater area of toronto' or something because it's so large. contrary to so many people's opinions on here, toronto does not think it's american, nor does it act american. i suggest staying away from lake ontario, though, because the americans have polluted it beyond recognition; it produces dead animals instead of fun times, now. toronto is home to the toronto maple leafs and the toronto blue jays, both amazing sports teams who deserve less mockery. if you're going to toronto, i suggest visiting niagara-on-the-lake (because it's cute and you can sit in the grass without worrying about sitting on a syringe), st. catharines (because it's home to the pen centre, which kicks the west edminton mall's ass), and i guess niagara falls (only because then you can answer those stupid surveys with a yes when they ask you if you've been there). it's really hot in toronto during the winter, like forty degrees celcius, and in the winter it's not too cold. the area is protected by the niagara greenbelt so not many snow storms hit.
i visited my family in toronto this weekend and it was a blast!
by faceface April 15, 2008
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Canada's largest city and Ontario's provincial capital, located right on Lake Ontario. Judging by the other definitions, there are very divided opinions about it. As someone who has lived here all their life, I can honestly say that, while it certainly has its bad points, it has its good points as well.

Bad points: - Often dirty and polluted

- Hot, smoggy Summers and sometimes snowless Winters

- A pretty mediocre subway system

- Some very ugly architecture

- Has an idiot for a mayor (see Rob Ford)

- Parts of the lakefront are gross and smelly

Good points: - Multicultural

- A pretty good art, theatre and film scene

- Some very nice Victorian-style architecture downtown

- Several great restaurants and stores

- Many parks and gardens

- Parts of the lakefront are beautiful and pristine (eg. Scarborough Bluffs)

- Some very nice nature walks, hikes and canoeing in and around the city
Love it or hate it, Toronto has its pros and cons.
by KittenFace January 13, 2013
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One of the most overrated cities on the planet. A great city mind you, although nowhere near the "world-class" level some put it at. What makes it great is the fact you can walk three blocks and go through just about every ethnic community in the world. What makes it weak is it's tree-fucking city council who refuses to build new freeways despite unending gridlock and the stark reality that humans will never abandon their cars. Also claims it is very safe (although more of a pious Canadian mindset than a Toronto one) despite weekly gunplay.
"Toronto is a great town, but it can't hold a match to New York, or even Montreal."
by Lazarus Ciccone December 12, 2004
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a) A large city in Canada which is really cold in the winter and really humid and sweaty in the summer.

b) Made a bid for the olympics several times, but was denied, Vancouver was successful right away.
c)3 words- The Maple Leafs.

d) lacks Mountains, ocean, old growth forest, and a team that makes the playoffs
It's playoff time, what are you doing Toronto nian? Why making fun of Canadian teams that actually made it of course!
by hwonnwon April 27, 2010
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"I don't have the money to visit New York.. let's just go to Toronto, it's the same thing anyways."
by sLICK tDOT mAN October 06, 2008
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Toronto is the largest city in Canada, and it is full of Queers and homeless people (Dont forget all of the Arabians and Asians who are all over the place). It is a disgusting city, I would rather live in some hick town in the north then look at all the fags sucking on toronto dick on church street where people's head get cut off on buses.
Toronto: Yo, Wonna cross swords?
by Suttoneer December 04, 2010
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