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Published : Wed, Aug 21, 2019 4:00 PM GMT

Toronto: A Microcosm of the World

It’s well-known that Canada is an incredibly diverse country. In fact, one Canadian city rates No. 5 in the world for cultural diversity.

That would be Toronto, according to

It’s estimated that, while English is the most spoken language, there are more than 160 other dialects spoken in Toronto.

Over 50 percent of the city’s 2.9 million population were born in another country. The ethnicity of the city is clear from the diversity of its neighborhoods, which include Little Portugal, Koreatown, Little Italy, Chinatown and Little India.

When it comes to ethnic diversity, Toronto follows only Amsterdam, Dubai, Singapore and Los Angeles, according to It leads New York, Sao Paulo, Paris, Sydney and London on the top 10 list.

If you’re wondering about Canada, the most culturally diverse cities after Toronto are Vancouver followed closely by Montreal.

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