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 with over 5.5 million inhabitants and the provincial capital of Ontario.
Toronto is also one of the world's top financial centres. 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.
Toronto's most recognizable landmark would be the CN Tower, which not only defines its skyline but makes it one of the most easily recognizable skylines in the world.
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The downtown core is bustling with new condominiums, lofts and townhouses while its more affluent areas sit just north of the core in Yorkville, Bloor West Village and Forest Hill. 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.