Toronto changed dramatically from a British, Protestant stronghold to one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Today, more than 90 different groups, speaking over 100 languages and practising many religions, live together in this place of meeting.

Economically, wealth shifted from manufacturing to services. Thousands of buildings in the Victorian core were razed for high rise apartments and office towers. Suburban fields were divided for housing, shopping centres and "industrial parks." Subways, arterial roads and expressways were constructed. Yet, a vital downtown and vibrant neighbourhoods were maintained.

In the post-war period, the rapidly expanding suburbs didn't have the revenue for urban services. A metropolitan government was created in 1953 to handle area-wide requirements, while smaller municipalities managed local concerns. In 1998, all were amalgamated into one City of Toronto, now home to over two million residents.