In April, I wrote a blog about Toronto’s tremendous diversity being one of its most attractive features and a key indicator in many of the international accolades the City has received. How interesting that recently, BBC Radio declared Toronto the most diverse city in the world. This was after London’s new Mayor claimed his city has that distinction.
Regardless of the source, there is no denying Toronto’s diversity. Over half of our residents were born outside of Canada and hail from 230 different nationalities. More than 140 languages and dialects are spoken here, with over 30 per cent of Torontonians speaking a language other than English or French at home. Multiculturalism is a way of life for us.
The Culture Trip website (theculturetrip.com) lists Toronto among the 10 most multicultural cities in the world, along with Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles, Paris, New York City, San Francisco, Sãn Paolo, Singapore and Sydney. Pretty impressive company to be included in!