Toronto is the capital of Ontario, Canada's central province, and is also the most populous city in Canada, with more than 2.7 million residents. Situated on the northwest shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is a port city. In recent years, the city has incorporated outlying townships into what is known as the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), which has a population of more than 6 million as of 2016. Toronto is considered the heart of Canada's economy and also its most metropolitan city.
The area now known as Toronto was inhabited for centuries by Iroquois tribes, who were then replaced by Huron tribes. The first European settlement in the area was Fort Rouillé, established by French fur traders in 1750 but...Read more
- North America
- 2,615,060 (2011)
- 243 mi²
- (630 km²)