Toronto is the primary financial, commercial, and manufacturing center in Canada.
Vitually all of the largest Canadian banks and insurance companies are based in Toronto. The Toronto Stock Exchange is one of the largest in North America.
The city contains the headquarters of many of the leading nonfinancial firms operating in Canada.
The varied manufacturing base of the city includes printing and publishing, television and film production, processed foods and beverages, transportation equipment, metal goods, electronic and electrical products, chemicals, clothing, and paper items.
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By 1951 Toronto had become a substantial commercial and manufacturing center, with a population of 1.2 million. Three years later, on January 1, 1954, Toronto and 12 of its neighboring communities merged into the Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto. In the next two decades the population doubled, partly because of immigration from Europe, and Toronto became known for its dynamism and its ethnic diversity. This growth and diversity have been augmented by large numbers of immigrants from Asia and the West Indies in more recent years. In the late 1970s, upper-income suburbanites began moving to the city to renovate older downtown areas, including the waterfront district.Population: Toronto proper (1986) 612,289; (1991) 635,395. Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (1986) 3,431,981; (1991) 3,893,046
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The city is an important port on the Saint Lawrence Seaway and is served by major railroads and highways and by Pearson International Airport. A subway system was opened in 1954 and subsequently extended; this system is part of a transit network that is one of the most heavily used in the world.
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