Toronto contrives to be both a metropolis and a small village.
For Europeans - even Europeans accustomed to living in a large and populous city - at first the capital of Ontario appears to be out-of-scale, what with its raised highways running from one end of the city center to the other, carrying endless cars (in truth, all neat and tidy). As for the many skyscrapers, the great number of towers stacked and huddled together downtown, once full of offices and now filled with apartments, today they compete extravagantly to be noticed.
In spite of the large population and the many ethnic groups that live here, in the end this is a “together” community. After just a few days in Toronto, a new arrival feels like a Torontonian. Sometimes you feel you know more about this place than you do about your own.
Toronto is a city in perennial growth....