STD 2018 Meeting & Hospitality
Toronto is the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario. It is located within the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario on the northern shore of Lake Ontario. Toronto is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world. With a population of 2.6 million, Toronto is the largest city in Canada and fourth largest city in North America by population. Toronto and its surrounding suburbs are collectively known as the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The Toronto city officially deals in 16 different languages, while the public transit agency Toronto Transit Commission offers a help line in 70 languages. Toronto is an international centre for business and finance. The city is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the headquarters of Canada’s five largest banks, and the headquarters of many large Canadian and multinational corporations. Its economy is highly diversified with strengths in technology, design, financial services, life sciences, education, arts, fashion, business services, environmental innovation, food services, and tourism. The city is an important centre for the media, publishing, telecommunication, information technology and film production industries.