Canadian Culture Capital: Toronto
As Canada’s cultural capital, Toronto is host to an eclectic, cosmopolitan and sophisticated arts and culture community. The city is a major scene for theatre, performing and visual arts, with more than 125 art galleries. A nexus for theatre and filmmaking, Toronto boasts the world's third most extensive English-language theatre offerings after New York and London.
Toronto is home to the Canada’s largest collecting institutions and exhibiting spaces, including the much celebrated Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art and the internationally acclaimed contemporary art exhibition space The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.
It is recognized as one of North America’s wealthiest cities as well as being considered one of the most diverse in the world. It is home to Canada’s highest income neighborhoods and boasts an engaged and supportive community of arts patrons and professionals.
Cultural amenities abound in this stunningly multicultural metropolis, which claims a population of just over 6 million, making it the fifth largest city and the fourth largest economic centre in all of North America.