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Our worst kept secret? Beauleigh has a love affair, and it’s with our city, Toronto. We’re obsessed…

Without a doubt, Toronto is one of the best cities in the world.  Not just to live, but to work, experience culture and celebrate creativity and diversity. We may be biased because of our home town pride, but it is easy to back up when over the past few years, Toronto has continuously been recognized for accomplishing great things and the world is paying attention!

First and foremost, we have our admiration, pride and respect for cultural diversity. Toronto is one of the only cities in the world where you not only experience culture, but embrace it. Last year, BBC Radio named Toronto the most cultural city in the world before Brussels and London.

Think of all our neighborhoods; Little Italy, Little Portugal, Roncesvalles, Chinatown, Kensington, Ossington and Queen West, which according to Vogue Magazine is one of the coolest neighborhoods in North America.  Each neighborhood is unique with its own cultural flare. You will find something in each that you can’t find anywhere else and you will always feel welcome no matter your ethnicity, sexuality, style or interests.

Dull moment, in Toronto? Impossible, because there is no such thing. There is always something to do in the city.

If you’re a foodie, Toronto is on your hit list. Toronto has an endless list of local and national restaurateurs, chefs, innovators and creators. In fact, the list is so large it can be overwhelming. Vogue Magazine published an entire feature article last year entitled “11 Reasons why Foodies Should be Flocking to Toronto”.

It is truly difficult to keep up with all of the events taking place in the city. Every month, every week, every day, there is something to look forward to. A grand opening, an outdoor market, a marathon, outdoor yoga classes, a 250,000 stadium concert or an intimate 50 person concert setting, cultural celebration, the list goes on and on.

A city can be all things amazing, but it is the people that make it even more so. As Canadians, we have a reputation for being the most polite people in the world and who can argue with that?  But, we are also some of the most creative and innovative people in the world. We don’t have to name all of the artists that come out of our city, because you know who they are… the entire world does because they too, like us have a love affair with the city of Toronto.

The best way to sum it up is, Torontonians have character and our city, has soul. So to all the people of Toronto, let’s keep showing the world what we are made of.

We have to give a shout out to Tourism Toronto for their 2017 campaign The Views Are Different Here paying homage to the city touching on all of its greatness:

“The views are different in Toronto. A city where all flavours are welcome, where beauty has many faces, where it’s okay to let your guard down.” 

Written by beauleigh