Toronto: A City You Can Either Love – Or Love to Hate

You can love Toronto or just love to hate this city -but one thing you can’t deny, is that this black sheep city in Canada gets noticed.  Hard not to, with over 2.5 million people, Toronto tops the list of largest populated Canadian cities, followed by Montreal (1.9M) and Calgary.  It ranks 5th in North America behind Mexico City (8.8M),  New York, L.A. and Chicago.   Toronto is  Canada’s economic capital, no need to look any further than at its growing skyline to prove this.   It is also one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.

But I’m not here to shoot numbers at you or sell you on this city.  I’ll leave that to Statistics Canada and Tourism Toronto.

And if you want a guide to what’s happening in Toronto and it’s many events and attractions,  I’d suggest:

  • Toronto.com and blogTO  – Here you will find information about the Best of Toronto, Restaurants, Events, Music, Movie Listings, City and Culture, a City Guide and much more.  If you are looking for a great place to eat, shop or something to do on a Saturday night, you will find it here.
  • The Grid TO  – This is another place to go to find out what’s happening in your hood.  It’s written by local Grid readers who contribute their stories, pictures and videos.
  • Torontoist   – They describe themselves as somewhere between a blog, a newspaper and magazine.  Like some of the above sites, Torontoist touches on Toronto news, arts, events, culture, transit, politics, photography, public spaces, food, and much more. Their goal is “to capture the tenor and texture of life in the city, to evoke the daily experience of the city in words and images”.
  • The Star – Toronto Star is Canada’s largest daily newspaper, with the largest readership in the country. This is a great source for Toronto and world news.

Sliceoftorontolife is a blog from the POV of 1 of the 2.5 million Torontonians living here.  It will touch on some of the various aspects of the city: including art, food, culture, entertainment, sports, news, attractions, politics etc.  It will provide you with just a slice of Toronto life written by an ex-Montrealer, who was once a Toronto-hater; but after over 15 years of living here, I realize there is much more to love about this city than to hate!

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