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Toronto's unmatched diversity shines through in its countless cultural and entertainment opportunities. As the nation's cultural heartland, Toronto hosts a wide variety of arts and sporting events in world class facilities to international audiences. It is a premier event city that has hosted or will host the 2010 G20 Summit, the 2010 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), the 2014 World Pride celebrations and the 2015 Pan American Games.

Whether it's a lively neighbourhood festival, a first class cultural experience or an unforgettable sporting event, indoor or outdoor, summer or winter, Toronto has something for every taste and budget.

For lovers of the arts, Toronto is home to over one hundred art galleries and museums, dozens of ballet and dance companies and two symphony orchestras. For those who prefer theatre, Toronto has been recognized as the third largest theatre centre in the English speaking world. For sports fans, the City is home to seven professional sports teams and numerous international sporting events. For those who just love to party in the street, at any given time of the year there is a festival happening somewhere in Toronto. And for those who just want to enjoy a quiet dinner in a pleasant, leafy neighbourhood, Toronto's culinary diversity is unbeatable.

Events and Festivals

Toronto is a vibrant and bustling place to be all year round. From Luminato to the Toronto International Film Festival, there truly is something for everyone, any time of year.
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Toronto’s multicultural population has set the stage for an eclectic culinary experience. Sample authentic foods from a variety of cultures without ever leaving the city.
Learn more about Toronto's restaurants.

Bars and Clubs

Toronto's nightlife and music scene are unparalleled. From live music and dancing to spoken word and poetry readings, there is always something to do in Toronto.
Learn more about Toronto's nightlife.

Arts and Culture

Toronto is a cultural centre of Canada, with a plethora of museums, galleries, concert halls and theatres to choose from, any night of the week.
Learn more about arts and culture in Toronto.

Professional Sports

Toronto's six professional sports teams keep Torontonians and tourists cheering and on the edge of their seats. Toronto truly is a sport enthusiast's paradise.
Learn more about professional sports in Toronto.

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Toronto Rank in North America
  2008 2010
Superior Convention Bureau 8 1
Superior convention centre services 16 1
Hotels well suited for my largest meeting 12 4
Great all around convention city 5 4
Superior convention facilities 21 5
Safe and secure 10 5
Easy accessibility within the city 9 7