17 Facts That Prove Toronto Is The Most Underrated City

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2. They embrace (and are comprised of) immigrants.

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Half of Toronto's population (that's 1,237,720 people) was born outside of Canada. The most spoken mother languages are Tagalog, Chinese, Italian, Punjabi, and Portuguese.

5. Toronto's Pride Week is one of the largest organized LGBT festivals in the world.

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Each year the ten-day festival is built around around a thematic slogan that represents the state of the LGBT community. Previous themes included "Fearless" (2006), "Unstoppable!" (2007), "Unified" (2008), and "Can't Stop Won't Stop" (2009).

This summer, the city is proud to host World Pride 2014, which will become one of the biggest pride celebrations in the world. BOOK A TRIP.

8. It's also one of the biggest arts & culture hubs.

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The city owns over 200 historic monuments and public works of art, over 70 film festivals, and a handful of renowned ballet and opera companies.

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11. It's birthed some folks who are equal-parts talented and attractive.

See: little-known celebs like Jim Carrey, Alison Pill, Drake, Eugene Levy, Will Arnett, Mike Myers, Nina Dobrev and Lorne Michaels.

13. The city is a big proponent of environmental initiatives and public parks.

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"Toronto's parks are our city's lungs," are the first words of Urban Toronto's website. Environmental groups are actively promoting "green" agendas to keep the city, and its parks, clean and operating.