Toronto, Canada, as American as a Canadian city can get. According to some rankings, Toronto is the most multicultural city in the world, with over 140 ethnic languages spoken. This city can be toured in a day but give it two to fully explore. Canadians are nicer than Americans and seem happy to live North of the border. The free health care and low crime are not just for show. Apparently, August is tourist season and the airport car rentals were all booked out for the Pan-Am games. The employees at the rental agency (unnamed) “closed” at 12 AM but officially it was supposed to close at 1 AM. Fortunately, the manager at the sister company Thrifty drove me and another stranded passenger, a doctor from California, to another terminal where there were 3 cars remaining – disaster averted. Luckily I stumbled upon at least 3 food festivals in the city on one Sunday, overall impressed with the diversity and sense of community in the Chinatown. The main purpose of this trip was business related so I rented a car and drove around the suburbs which are like any American suburb. Hotels are expensive but luckily the city itself is not as expensive as New York or San Francisco: the weakened Canadian Dollar certainly helped. The people were very helpful and volunteers enthusiastic in directed patrons when the metro system was down for repairs. Many renown Universities resides in this city with a huge population of foreign students from Asia studying. The festivals I stumbled upon certainly helped but the Chinatown here is larger and more active than any I have seen so far in a non-China country.