“Mikhail Gorbachev told Eugene Whelan that Toronto was one of the most beautiful citieis he’d ever seen by night and by day”
- John Bentley Mays
Background Photo Credit: Tourism Toronto
Toronto sits upon fertile coastland intervaled with tributaries entering Lake Ontario. Its climate is moderate compared to other Canadian cities, not least because of Lake Ontario's moderating influence. However, Toronto does experience regular precipitation in both summer and winter because it sits in a humid climate zone.
Although Toronto is colorful and cosmopolitan, it is also the single most important cultural site for English-speaking Canada. It is home to influential institutions such as the Royal Ontario Museum, the National Ballet of Canada, and the University of Toronto. Furthermore, it boasts dozens of festivals celebrating both its culture and those of its residents, ranging from the Toronto Film Festival to the Taste of the Danforth.