Canadas "big apple"
Be active - much to see!
Its most famous landmark is the CN Tower, a 553 metre (1,815 ft) tall
steel and concrete transmission tower, the tallest free-standing land structure
in the world. Directly west of it is the Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome),
the world's first sporting arena to feature a fully retractable roof. It is
currently home to the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Argonauts. Nearby,
the Air Canada Centre is the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Raptors,
and the Toronto Rock. It was originally built to replace the legendary Maple
Toronto's City Hall is one of the city's most distinctive landmarks. Built to replace its predecessor — now known simply as Old City Hall — its modernist style still impresses today. (It has been used as a backdrop in American films to depict a city of the future.) Directly in front of City Hall is Nathan Phillips Square, a public space that frequently houses concerts, art displays, a weekly farmers' market, and other public events. It is also the site of a reflecting pool that, during the winter, becomes a popular skating rink. Dundas Square, nearby, is the city's newest and flashiest public square, located across the street from the Toronto Eaton Centre, a large, popular shopping mall. Queen's Park, a historic scenic park and public space, surrounds Ontario's Legislative Assembly.
Regarding to its events, Toronto is plenty of festivals. In July, Caribana, the largest Caribbean festival in North America, attracts more than one million celebrants for the concerts, the food, the King and Queen of the Bands competition, and the very popular Caribana parade. The Molson Indy is also held in Toronto every year in July. In September, Hollywood celebrities, actors, writers, directors, and producers from around the world descend on the city for the Toronto International Film Festival, really famous in the world of the cinema.
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