Toronto, from the Iroquois term meaning “where there are trees in water,” is not only the largest and most populous city in Canada, but also the fourth largest metropolitan area in North America after Mexico City, New York, and Los Angeles, having recently surpassed Chicago. The city’s greater metropolitan region is home to a third of the nation’s 33 million residents, and boasts a multicultural vibe that is distinctly Canadian.
Toronto’s skyline is not subtle in visually asserting the city’s outsize position in North America. The business district is dominated by the Western Hemisphere’s tallest freestanding structure, the 553.33-meter CN Tower, which boldly symbolizes Toronto’s prominence as a dominant regional and international center for trade, finance, arts and culture.
Check out all the high-resolution shots from my trip to Toronto in my Flickr album.