City Update: Toronto


Toronto is Canada’s largest and most diverse city. More than half of the residents who call Toronto home have roots in another country, and almost 200 different languages are spoken here. The result is a vibrant and dynamic culture in business, arts, sports and education. Chestnut Park has two offices for your Toronto Real Estate Agent to serve you better.

The city’s skyline is famous for its CN Tower, now the world’s third tallest tower, and the highest outdoor walk on a building. The glass-floor observation deck offers visitors stunning 360-degree views of the city, Lake Ontario, and the Toronto Islands. But back on the ground, Toronto is known as the city of neighbourhoods, like lakefront Beaches, historic Chinatown and Little Italy. Your Chestnut Park Toronto Real Estate Agent knows the neighbourhoods most suitable for your needs.

Year-round festivals celebrate the city’s diversity and hospitality. Harbourfront events welcome families and a scenic 20-minute ferry ride to the Toronto Islands is a must.

Toronto’s many galleries and museums, especially The AGO and The ROM, are renowned for their stunning architectural presence – and for how long guests want to spend inside. Residents and visitors enjoy world-class theatre and concerts, and crowds regularly fill the Scotiabank Arena (formerly the Air Canada Centre), Rogers Centre, and the BMO Field, to cheer on their favourite local and international teams. The city’s downtown core boasts everything from distinctive boutique experiences to trendy fashions and a dazzling assortment of traditional and innovative restaurants.

The region, which is now mainland Nunavut, was first populated approximately 4500 years ago by the Pre-Dorset, a diverse Paleo-Eskimo culture that migrated eastward from the Bering Strait region.[16]

The Pre-Dorset culture was succeeded by the Dorset culture about 2800 years ago.[17] Anthropologists and historians believe that the Dorset culture developed from the Pre-Dorset; however, the relationship between the two remains unclear.[17]

Helluland, which Norse explorers described visiting in their Sagas of Icelanders, has been associated to Nunavut’s Baffin Island. Claims of contact between the Dorset and Norse, however, remain controversial.[18][19]

The Thule people, ancestors of the modern Inuit, began migrating from Alaska in the 11th century into the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. By 1300, the geographic extent of Thule settlement included most of modern Nunavut.

The migration of the Thule people coincides with the decline of the Dorset, who died out between 800 and 1500

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