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Canada Facts & Information

 Location Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the conterminous US
 Climate Varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north
 Terrain Mostly plains with mountains in west and lowlands in southeast
 Population 32,805,041
 Nationality Canadian
 Ethnic groups British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, Amerindian 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%
 Religions Roman Catholic 42.6%, Protestant 23.3% (including United Church 9.5%, Anglican 6.8%, Baptist 2.4%, Lutheran 2%), other Christian 4.4%, Muslim 1.9%
 Languages English (official) 59.3%, French (official) 23.2%
 Government Type Constitutional Monarchy, Parliamentary Democracy, and Federation
 Capital Ottawa
 Currency Canadian dollar (CAD)
 Description of Flag Two vertical bands of red, with white square between them and a red maple leaf is centered in the white square.
 Canada Flag Canada Flag

More Information
 www.cia.gov

 

Toronto Culture

The city of Toronto itself may only have 2.5 million people, but the Greater Toronto Area, with all of its family-friendly suburbs, includes some 5 million people altogether. Ranked as one of the safest metropolitan cities to live in North America, Toronto is also heralded for its multiculturalism. Local schools regularly host “multicultural days”—and for good reason. Over a third of Toronto’s residents speak a language other than English at home, with a total of over 100 different languages and dialects spoken in the area.

In the last ten years, the fraction of Toronto’s population that identifies themselves as a visible minority has increased from 37 percent in 1996 to 43 percent today. The majority of these minorities are Chinese (10.6 percent of the population), South Asian (10.3 percent), Black (8.3 percent) and Filipino (3.5 percent). Almost half of the total population, in fact, was born outside of Canada but later immigrated to Toronto. It’s no wonder then that the number of ethnic publications has ballooned to nearly 80. So keep an eye out for the various cultural enclaves spread out throughout the city and its suburbs. You’re bound to find some great cuisine, even if you can’t read any of the ethnic literature.

More Information:
 www.state.gov

 

Toronto Culture

The city of Toronto itself may only have 2.5 million people, but the Greater Toronto Area, with all of its family-friendly suburbs, includes some 5 million people altogether. Ranked as one of the safest metropolitan cities to live in North America, Toronto is also heralded for its multiculturalism. Local schools regularly host “multicultural days”—and for good reason. Over a third of Toronto’s residents speak a language other than English at home, with a total of over 100 different languages and dialects spoken in the area.

In the last ten years, the fraction of Toronto’s population that identifies themselves as a visible minority has increased from 37 percent in 1996 to 43 percent today. The majority of these minorities are Chinese (10.6 percent of the population), South Asian (10.3 percent), Black (8.3 percent) and Filipino (3.5 percent). Almost half of the total population, in fact, was born outside of Canada but later immigrated to Toronto. It’s no wonder then that the number of ethnic publications has ballooned to nearly 80. So keep an eye out for the various cultural enclaves spread out throughout the city and its suburbs. You’re bound to find some great cuisine, even if you can’t read any of the ethnic literature.

More Information:
 www.state.gov

 

Toronto Shopping

Regardless of what your budget allows, there’s something for everyone in Toronto. The city features expensive boutiques, thrifty outlets, mainstream malls, quirky markets and artistic galleries. If you’re hoping to find steep discounts—30% to 70% off the regular retail price—check out Dixie Outlet Mall, the country’s largest enclosed outlet center. Harry Rosen is Canada’s most famous designer men’s suits shop, and its tailors will custom make suits out of fine

fabrics for you. Meanwhile, market hunters will love the collectibles that can be found at the Merchants Flea Market. But if you’re into shopping and sightseeing at the same time, venture into the Toronto Eaton Centre. This mall has over 250 stores but its most impressive feature is that all the restaurants and services are illuminated under a spectacular glass galleria that’s six-stories high and two city blocks long. All prices will be listed in Canadian dollars, though some boutique shops will also list prices in other currencies (usually the Euro or U.S. Dollar).

More Information
 www.dixieoutletmall.shopping.ca
 www.harryrosen.com
 www.merchantsfleamarket.com
 www.torontoeatoncentre.com

 

Toronto Shopping

Regardless of what your budget allows, there’s something for everyone in Toronto. The city features expensive boutiques, thrifty outlets, mainstream malls, quirky markets and artistic galleries. If you’re hoping to find steep discounts—30% to 70% off the regular retail price—check out Dixie Outlet Mall, the country’s largest enclosed outlet center. Harry Rosen is Canada’s most famous designer men’s suits shop, and its tailors will custom make suits out of fine

fabrics for you. Meanwhile, market hunters will love the collectibles that can be found at the Merchants Flea Market. But if you’re into shopping and sightseeing at the same time, venture into the Toronto Eaton Centre. This mall has over 250 stores but its most impressive feature is that all the restaurants and services are illuminated under a spectacular glass galleria that’s six-stories high and two city blocks long. All prices will be listed in Canadian dollars, though some boutique shops will also list prices in other currencies (usually the Euro or U.S. Dollar).

More Information
 www.dixieoutletmall.shopping.ca
 www.harryrosen.com
 www.merchantsfleamarket.com
 www.torontoeatoncentre.com

 

Toronto Restaurants
   
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Toronto. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.

   

Name Address Phone Cuisine    
 Singapore Garden 83-83A Fairfax Road (020) 7328 5314 Singaporean Write a review User reviews (0)
 Art to Zen 27 Upper Street (020) 7226 5300 European Write a review User reviews (1)
 fish! 3b Belvedere Rd (020) 7234 3333 Seafood Write a review User reviews (0)
 Aroma II 118 Shaftesbury Ave (020) 7437 0377 Chinese Write a review User reviews (1)
 Copyright 110 Pennington Street (020) 7488 9000 A-La-Carte Write a review User reviews (1)
 Metrogusto 153 Battersea Park Road (020) 7720 020 Italian Write a review User reviews (1)
 Gate 72 Blesize Lane (020) 7435 7733 Vegetarian Write a review User reviews (1)
 Blue Print Cafe 28 Shad Thames (020) 7378 7031 Modern European Write a review User reviews (1)
 Yas 7 Hammersmith Rd (020) 7603 9148 Persian Write a review User reviews (1)
 Belgo Centraal 50 Earlham Street (020) 7813 2233 Belgian Write a review User reviews (0)
 Al Duca 4-5 Duke of York Street (020) 7839 3090 Italian Write a review User reviews (1)
 The Firehouse 140 Tabernacle St (020) 7253 2314 Italian Write a review User reviews (2)
 L'Homme Tranquille 81 rue des Martyrs Montmartre 01 42 54 56 28 French Write a review User reviews (0)
 Cinnamon Club Old Westminster Library (020) 7222 2555 Indian Write a review User reviews (0)
 St John 26 St John St (020) 7251 0848 British Write a review User reviews (0)
 Cafe Portugal 6A Victoria House (020) 7587 1962 Portugese Write a review User reviews (0)
 Blue Elephant 4-6 Fulham Broadway (020) 7385 6595 Thai Write a review User reviews (0)
 America Steak House 170 Victoria Street (020) 7834 5860 American Write a review User reviews (2)
 Kaya 42 Albemarle Street (020) 7499 0622 Korean Write a review User reviews (2)
 Mandalay 444 Edgware Road (020) 7258 3696 Burmese Write a review User reviews (0)
 Butlers Wharf Chop House 26E Shad Thames (020) 7403 3403 British Write a review User reviews (0)
 Central 1 1-3 Amhurst road (020) 8985 2879 Diner Write a review User reviews (2)
 No. 6 George Street 6 George Street (020) 7935 1910 British Write a review User reviews (1)
 Royal Cous-Cous House 316 Holloway Road (020) 7700 2188 North African Write a review User reviews (1)
 Standard Balti House 71 Brick Lane (020) 7247 5855 Bangladeshi Write a review User reviews (0)
 Quaglino's 16 Bury Street (020) 7930 6767 European Write a review User reviews (0)
 Zinc Bar & Grill 21 Heddon Street (020) 7255 8800 British Write a review User reviews (1)
 Brixtonian Havana Club 11 Beehive Place (020) 7924 9262 Caribbean Write a review User reviews (0)
 Moshi Mosi Sushi Unit 24 Liverpool St Station (020) 7247 3227 Japanese Write a review User reviews (1)
 The Fountains Abbey 109 Paed Street (020) 7723 2364 Pub Write a review User reviews (1)
 Old Ship 25 Upper Mall (020) 8748 2593 Pub Write a review User reviews (0)
 Greek Valley 5 Warwick Place (020) 7289 2469 Greek Write a review User reviews (0)
 Erebuni Restaurant 36-37 Lancaster Gate (207) 402 6067 Russian Write a review User reviews (3)
 Pelham Street 93 Pelham Street (020) 7584 4788 International Write a review User reviews (0)
 Porters English Restaurant 17 Henrietta Street (020) 7836 6466 British Write a review User reviews (1)
 Le Mignon 9a Delancey Street (020) 7387 0600 Lebanese Write a review User reviews (1)
 Tentazioni 2 Mill Street (020) 7237 1100 Italian Write a review User reviews (0)
 Wagamama 10A Lexington Street (020) 7323 9223 Japanese Write a review User reviews (1)
 HK Diner 22 Wardour St (020) 7434 9544 Chinese Write a review User reviews (3)
 Bombay Bicycle Club 95 Nighingale Lane (020) 8673 6217 Indian Write a review User reviews (1)
 Da Mario Restaurant 63 Endell Street (207) 240 3632 Italian Write a review User reviews (1)
 BamBou 1 Percy Street (020) 73239140 Vietnamese Write a review User reviews (0)
 Union Tavern, The 52 Lloyd Baker Street (020) 7278 0111 British Write a review User reviews (0)
 RSJ 13A Coin Street (020) 7928 4554 French Write a review User reviews (1)
 Lomo 222 Fulham Road (020) 7349 8848 Spanish Write a review User reviews (0)
 Ion Bar & Restaurant 161-165 Ladbroke Grove (020) 8960 1702 Bar Write a review User reviews (1)
 La Trouvaille 12A Newburgh Street (020) 7287 848 French Write a review User reviews (0)

 

Toronto Restaurants
   
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Toronto. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.

   

Name Address Phone Cuisine    
 Singapore Garden 83-83A Fairfax Road (020) 7328 5314 Singaporean Write a review User reviews (0)
 Art to Zen 27 Upper Street (020) 7226 5300 European Write a review User reviews (1)
 fish! 3b Belvedere Rd (020) 7234 3333 Seafood Write a review User reviews (0)
 Aroma II 118 Shaftesbury Ave (020) 7437 0377 Chinese Write a review User reviews (1)
 Copyright 110 Pennington Street (020) 7488 9000 A-La-Carte Write a review User reviews (1)
 Metrogusto 153 Battersea Park Road (020) 7720 020 Italian Write a review User reviews (1)
 Gate 72 Blesize Lane (020) 7435 7733 Vegetarian Write a review User reviews (1)
 Blue Print Cafe 28 Shad Thames (020) 7378 7031 Modern European Write a review User reviews (1)
 Yas 7 Hammersmith Rd (020) 7603 9148 Persian Write a review User reviews (1)
 Belgo Centraal 50 Earlham Street (020) 7813 2233 Belgian Write a review User reviews (0)
 Al Duca 4-5 Duke of York Street (020) 7839 3090 Italian Write a review User reviews (1)
 The Firehouse 140 Tabernacle St (020) 7253 2314 Italian Write a review User reviews (2)
 L'Homme Tranquille 81 rue des Martyrs Montmartre 01 42 54 56 28 French Write a review User reviews (0)
 Cinnamon Club Old Westminster Library (020) 7222 2555 Indian Write a review User reviews (0)
 St John 26 St John St (020) 7251 0848 British Write a review User reviews (0)
 Cafe Portugal 6A Victoria House (020) 7587 1962 Portugese Write a review User reviews (0)
 Blue Elephant 4-6 Fulham Broadway (020) 7385 6595 Thai Write a review User reviews (0)
 America Steak House 170 Victoria Street (020) 7834 5860 American Write a review User reviews (2)
 Kaya 42 Albemarle Street (020) 7499 0622 Korean Write a review User reviews (2)
 Mandalay 444 Edgware Road (020) 7258 3696 Burmese Write a review User reviews (0)
 Butlers Wharf Chop House 26E Shad Thames (020) 7403 3403 British Write a review User reviews (0)
 Central 1 1-3 Amhurst road (020) 8985 2879 Diner Write a review User reviews (2)
 No. 6 George Street 6 George Street (020) 7935 1910 British Write a review User reviews (1)
 Royal Cous-Cous House 316 Holloway Road (020) 7700 2188 North African Write a review User reviews (1)
 Standard Balti House 71 Brick Lane (020) 7247 5855 Bangladeshi Write a review User reviews (0)
 Quaglino's 16 Bury Street (020) 7930 6767 European Write a review User reviews (0)
 Zinc Bar & Grill 21 Heddon Street (020) 7255 8800 British Write a review User reviews (1)
 Brixtonian Havana Club 11 Beehive Place (020) 7924 9262 Caribbean Write a review User reviews (0)
 Moshi Mosi Sushi Unit 24 Liverpool St Station (020) 7247 3227 Japanese Write a review User reviews (1)
 The Fountains Abbey 109 Paed Street (020) 7723 2364 Pub Write a review User reviews (1)
 Old Ship 25 Upper Mall (020) 8748 2593 Pub Write a review User reviews (0)
 Greek Valley 5 Warwick Place (020) 7289 2469 Greek Write a review User reviews (0)
 Erebuni Restaurant 36-37 Lancaster Gate (207) 402 6067 Russian Write a review User reviews (3)
 Pelham Street 93 Pelham Street (020) 7584 4788 International Write a review User reviews (0)
 Porters English Restaurant 17 Henrietta Street (020) 7836 6466 British Write a review User reviews (1)
 Le Mignon 9a Delancey Street (020) 7387 0600 Lebanese Write a review User reviews (1)
 Tentazioni 2 Mill Street (020) 7237 1100 Italian Write a review User reviews (0)
 Wagamama 10A Lexington Street (020) 7323 9223 Japanese Write a review User reviews (1)
 HK Diner 22 Wardour St (020) 7434 9544 Chinese Write a review User reviews (3)
 Bombay Bicycle Club 95 Nighingale Lane (020) 8673 6217 Indian Write a review User reviews (1)
 Da Mario Restaurant 63 Endell Street (207) 240 3632 Italian Write a review User reviews (1)
 BamBou 1 Percy Street (020) 73239140 Vietnamese Write a review User reviews (0)
 Union Tavern, The 52 Lloyd Baker Street (020) 7278 0111 British Write a review User reviews (0)
 RSJ 13A Coin Street (020) 7928 4554 French Write a review User reviews (1)
 Lomo 222 Fulham Road (020) 7349 8848 Spanish Write a review User reviews (0)
 Ion Bar & Restaurant 161-165 Ladbroke Grove (020) 8960 1702 Bar Write a review User reviews (1)
 La Trouvaille 12A Newburgh Street (020) 7287 848 French Write a review User reviews (0)

 


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