Sprawling Toronto is awe-inspiring, and record-breaking. Flip through the Guinness Book of World Records, and you're bound to see this city mentioned several times, either as the home of the (now second) tallest free-standing tower in the world; as the site of the largest underground shopping mall; or as the place where you'll find the longest street in Canada. In other words, "big" is a big deal here -- original city boundaries were forgotten by the mid-20th century, nearby suburbs were engulfed, and Toronto became North America's fifth largest city. Take a trip to the top of the CN Tower to see what we're talking about -- you'll see a host of shops, restaurants and nightlife sprawled out before you.
And it's not just expanse that draws visitors -- it's also the Torontonians. According to the Toronto Tourism Board, more than half of this metropolis' 2.5 million residents are immigrants. Dive deeper into the city and you'll practically be able to call yourself a world traveler. Greektown, Little Italy, Koreatown, Roncesvalles Village, Little India, Chinatown are all Toronto neighborhoods worth exploring. And thanks to the city's extensive public transportation system, getting from Europe to Asia is a breeze!