If you’ve ever spun the globe and counted really fast, you may have noticed that the world has 192 countries.
Nestled within those countries, waiting for you to come and discover them, are somewhere between four and five thousand cities (there is no exact figure because the jury has never really been ‘in’ on what constitutes a city,
But for argument’s sake, we’ve stuck with the standard practice of counting anywhere with a population of over 150,000 as a city).
Now, unless you happen to be a retired multi-millionaire with a passport that you’re desperate to put through its paces, you’re probably only going to have enough time away from work to visit just one or two cities per year (unless you’re a beach-bod, in which case, what do you people do on day three? Seriously, sunburn gets old after day two and…. anyway).
That means that if you visit two cities for 40 years, you’ll have visited 80 cities, or 1.78% of all the cities in the world. Sheesh. Decisions, decisions.
So. Why visit Toronto?
Let’s find out in one moment, first, stay safe out there folks – Toronto is a bustling place, meaning car accidents are a constant threat. Know where to find a Toronto based car accident lawyer if you are affected.
Culture and festivals
In 2017, Canada celebrated its 150th birthday. You could be forgiven for believing that this means an all new North American country was delivered and unwrapped and placed next door to America 1867, with halls of orchestras planning an anthem and a flag competition to follow.
But no. Canadian settlements actually go back 14,000 years, with Toronto being settled for … well, much longer than 150 years (yes, that means Toronto is, in fact, older than Canada, strange but true).
With all that history going on, you’d have to think the 2.7 million locals know a thing or two about who they are and how to show it off, right? Correct.
Toronto has over 300 art galleries, with the famed Distillery District playing host to an almost countless array of design houses, independent restaurants and coffee shops, record stores, and boutiques.
If you fail to fall in love and get involved, perhaps staring at a wall in cold silence is more your thing.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) started in 1976, and now welcomes around half a million people per year.
But the festival never really ends so much as it swells towards the annual relaunch.
Catch screenings, workshops, lectures, mini-fests, and other such crowd inducing public displays and discussions all year round in the name of TIFF.
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