Story of Toronto
BECOME A CITYZEN OF TORONTO
Toronto is a Canadian city, the provincial capital of Ontario, and the most populous city and metropolitan area in Canada. A global city, Toronto is a centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Toronto is a prominent centre for music, theatre, motion picture production, and television production, and is home to the headquarters of Canada's major national broadcast networks and media outlets. Its varied cultural institutions, which include numerous museums and galleries, festivals and public events, entertainment districts, national historic sites, and sports activities, attract over 25 million tourists each year.
Indigenous peoples have inhabited the area now known as Toronto for thousands of years until permanent European settlement began in the 1790s with the Toronto Purchase of 1787, the native Mississaugas surrendering the area to the British Crown. The British established the town of York, and later designated it as the capital of Upper Canada. During the War of 1812, the town was the site of the Battle of York and suffered heavy damage by U.S. troops. York was renamed and incorporated as the city of Toronto in 1834, and became the capital of the province of Ontario during the Canadian Confederation in 1867.
ALLEN LAMBERT GALLERIA
Allen Lambert Galleria, sometimes described as the "crystal cathedral of commerce", is an atrium designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava which connects Bay Street with Sam Pollock Square. The six story high pedestrian thoroughfare is structured by eight freestanding supports on each side of the Galleria, which branches out into parabolic shapes evoking a forest canopy or a tree-lined avenue because of the presence of building facades along the sides of the structure.
Toronto theatre and performing arts scene has more than fifty ballet and dance companies, six opera companies, two symphony orchestras and a host of theatres. After enjoying a classical performance, you might find yourself drawn to the CN Tower, the world’s tallest freestanding structure- with a beautiful view at that!
The Royal Ontario Museum is a museum of art, world culture and natural history. It is one of the largest museums in North America, the largest in Canada, and attracts more than one million visitors every year- a cultural mark on the city.