Click here to preview the new Fast Company

Want to try out the new

If you’d like to return to the previous design, click the yellow button on the lower left corner.

2007 Fast Cities


Population > 5.1 million

Leading indicator > The city counts 100 different ethnic communities; 44% of residents are foreign-born

Fast companies > Nortel; Four Seasons Hotels; TAXI, the brand builder behind Mini and Viagra

Toronto's embrace of diversity extends into every corner: There are 29 major film festivals this year, covering nearly every micro-genre. The skyline boasts silhouettes from architects as varied as Frank Gehry, I.M. Pei, and Santiago Calatrava. The University of Toronto even offers a drama course titled "Sexual Performance: Case Studies in S&M." More than enough to brighten those cold, gray winters.

Click here to email this entry to a friend.

Click here to rate this city.