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A Multicultural City
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This is a text about the city of Toronto in Canada, a X where people from all over the world have come to settle.
One of the best connections to the countries and cultures of the world is probably the Toronto sub- way system.
With some 80 ethnic groups now calling this Canadian metropolis home, it’s 1 you’ll never hear a word of English during your travels: little wonder the United Nations 2 labeled Toronto the “world’s most ethnically-diverse city.”
About 30 years ago Toronto recorded a mere 750,000 3 in the national census, with only 3 per cent “visible minorities”. Today the city is a veritable boom-town boasting well over 3 million people of 4 race, religion and culture.
Perhaps the city was destined from the beginning to 5 the meeting site for most of the world’s cultures.
The original name for this marshy site given by the 6 Huron Indians was “Turuntu” which roughly translates “gathering or meeting place”. This was where the Indians met the white explorers to their 7 goods.
During the past centuries waves of immigrants from all over the world have settled in and around Toronto, and the city today shows many 8 of multiculturalism.
To make it 9 for its local residents as well as for tourists, the street signs are in two different languages: English plus the language of the 10 , whether Greek, Chinese, Portugese, Italian or East Indian.
Perhaps the best display for this ethnic diversity are the annual events 11 throughout the city: Caravan and Caribana, two summer festivals. The former is a 10-day international party of pavilions promoting every different nationality within Metro Toronto while the latter is a colorful cacophony that brings a 12 for the Carribean to Toronto’s summer streets.