Visitors to Toronto frequently wonder why the city is sometimes called Hogtown by local residents as well as those who visit often. The nickname derived from Toronto's past as an agricultural center that routinely processed an abundant amount of livestock.
At one time in Toronto's history the city's William Davies Company was the biggest pork processor in the entire British Empire. Another of Toronto's historical nicknames is the Queen City.
Many modern visitors and residents of the city of Toronto refer to it as Hollywood North because of its heavy involvement in the film industry. Toronto's cityscape is dominated by high rises so urban aficionados will love participating in Toronto excursions throughout the city's business and downtown districts. The Old City of Toronto is a popular tourist destination and contains many historical landmarks. The Toronto Public Library is also in this district.
Although you can get around Toronto's main neighborhoods without a map having one on hand makes navigating the city streets much easierparticularly if you plan on adventuring in the various eclectic neighborhoods in the city. As guests of the largest city in Canada you won’t run out of entertainment options for yourself and for your travel companions.
Things to do in Toronto include exploring the city's many well-kept public parks visiting the Toronto Zoo the Ontario Science Centre shopping in the Yorkville neighborhood and stopping by the Eaton Centre which is the largest of the tourist attractions in Toronto. Founded in the 19th century this Toronto shopping mall receives an average of one million visitors a week. The Canadian National Exhibition which takes place annually every August is the largest fair in Canada and attended by over 5 million people. Toronto also hosts a Caribbean fair every summer.
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