You'll often hear of Toronto in parallel to New York City, but there's really nothing quite like this Canadian hub. The people are friendly and the populace staggering diverse. In fact, Toronto is the world's most multicultural city. Stroll down the street and you're likely to catch snippets of conversations in at least 10 different languages; a total of over 140 are spoken here. Yet, remarkably, the city runs like clockwork, unfazed by the sheer diversity of its myriad parts. Perched on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is the provincial capital of Ontario, the largest city in Canada, and the fourth most populous in North America. The cosmopolitan city combines an urban core of skyscrapers with green spaces, including the aristocratic Queens Park, the pretty, trail-lined Evergreen Brickworks, and the sprawling Rouge Park. More than 80 film festivals, hundreds of performing art organizations, and 10 city-owned museums make the city a global cultural powerhouse. Some of the world's best restaurants are found here, alongside a cornucopia of historic sites, theaters, breweries, family-friendly attractions, museums, galleries and stunning architectural highlights. Towering above it all is the tallest free-standing structure in the Northern Hemisphere - the CN Tower. While its surely a pleasure to visit, Toronto is also consistently ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities.