African Americans and the Irish also began to migrate to the new land. The territory grew in industry and by the 1860’s had the largest alcohol distillery and the largest whiskey factory in North America. By the 1980’s Toronto’s population was larger than Montreal’s and the city became the chief economic hub. The metropolis is currently the largest in Canada and the provincial capital of ontario.
Attractions are plentiful as are the shopping districts. The St. Lawrence Market is located in Old Town Toronto and houses more than 50 gourmet food vendors and a dozen lunch counters. A farmer’s market and an antique market hold weekly venues. The Eaton Centre is a massive multi-layered complex with an arched glass roof that contains more than 320 shops and restaurants, 17 cinemas and a Marriot Hotel.
Toronto’s waterfront is a popular destination where many visitor attractions are located. The CN Tower is the largest freestanding tower in the world at a height of 1,815 feet. In addition to transmitting signals, the CN has glass observation decks and a revolving restaurant. Close by is the Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Argonauts. The building was the first sports complex to have a retractable roof. The Harbourfront contains art galleries, theatres, boutiques and offices all accessible by a waterfront promenade.