Toronto, from its humble beginning as Muddy York, has emerged as an exemplary, world-class city. As the 4th largest urban area in North America, it is a treasure trove of obscure, trend-setting Canadian places. Ranked as one of the world's leading places to live, it represents home to almost 20% of Canada's population. Toronto has become the nation's capital of business, culture, sports and entertainment. A place where you can take in the best of all sports, especially hockey, live music, art, and an award-winning culinary scene, all in a weekend. The city's strength and roots come from its diverse population. Toronto takes from its indigenous and British past, a welcoming and collaborative twist on this dynamic multicultural city.
Toronto has been described as a city within a green space. Hike inner city trails along the many ravines. Ride in a canoe or skate along the water's edges. Take the longest streetcar ride in North America through flourishing neighbourhoods, full of hidden gems to discover. Find the small artisanal ice creameries, wander the graffiti alleys, or make music at a karaoke cocktail lounge. Explore the allure of the 6ix, with 111 Places in Toronto That You Must Not Miss.
Anita Mai Genua is writer, educator and urban explorer. She is a native Torontonian and has worked at Canada's CBC Radio's National News as an editor. As a world traveller, wanderlust and storytelling have always appealed to her. Even in her youth, Anita enjoyed telling stories of her home when she helped co-ordinate an exhibit Life in Canada under the watchful eye of the KGB in glasnost era Soviet Estonia. She now lives in downtown Toronto. Clare Davenport has had a varied career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs, an international strategy consultant to the CEO of numerous businesses including, as of late, a national children's cancer charity. She is grateful for the amazing neighbourhoods of Toronto, which have been her home for the last 20 years. Elizabeth Lenell Davies currently resides with her family in Toronto, where she teaches an architectural program for the arts organisation No.9, called "Imagining My Sustainable City" to thousands of youth in diverse neighbourhoods. She is passionate about inspiring the next generation to envision building a sustainable Toronto.