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Toronto, Canada

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"Toronto is like New York, as run by the Swiss", actor Peter Ustinov is rumoured to have said about this eclectic and ethnic melting pot of a city. Toronto mirrors New York in its ability to attract minorities - it's the most important economic and cultural centre in Canada. This economic boom and diversity has spawned myriad cafes, dance venues, theatre, art galleries and huge shopping malls - famously underground in some cases, to escape the notoriously icy winter weather conditions. But Toronto has its own personality. Positioned on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, the city is a vibrant mix of cultural and beach life, with the Toronto Islands just a 15 minute ferry ride away. Contemporary architecture crowds Toronto's Harbourfront - the CN Tower (the tallest free standing structure in the world), Rogers Centre, the Air Canada Centre as well as historic Fort York. Needless to say, this area is perfect for families, with plenty of attractions, not least the glass-floored observati…

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