For those joining us at ICS 2023 in Toronto, a warm welcome awaits…
Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities you could come across, in fact, both the United Nations and BBC have recently declared it the most diverse city in the world. According to demographic data, over 51 percent of residents are born outside of Canada, creating a unique melting pot of over 250 nationalities and almost as many languages & dialects.
Experience Toronto’s multiculturism in all its glory while at this year’s annual meeting, and discover how the city embraces its official motto, ‘Diversity Our Strength’.
The mix of cultures and ethnicities is reflected in the city’s character and can be experienced by wandering its distinctive districts. Explore Chinatown, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city; the largest Greektown in North America; vibrant Little India where you must visit the Gerrard India Bazaar, the largest South Asian marketplace in North America; not to mention the unique Koreatown, Little Portugal and Little Italy, to really get a feel and flavour for this richly diverse city.
Flavours of the World
Where diversity flourishes, so do the culinary offerings. While in Toronto you will find an abundance of must-try foods inspired by the many cultures the city celebrates. Asian night markets pop up each summer and there’s plenty of options to enjoy all year round, from street food to fine dining restaurants. A favourite dish among locals is Indian Butter Chicken, or try gyros at its finest in Greektown, followed by the city’s best Portuguese custard tarts in Little Portugal. Everyone is catered for!
Check out the links below for more insights into Toronto’s fusion of cultures:
Why is Toronto called the most multicultural city in the world?
Destination Toronto - Welcome to Toronto | ICS 2023
Toronto: the city of 140 languages - BBC Travel
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