Why choose Toronto to do your graduate studies in translation? First, for the vibrant environment of language and culture contact you will experience on a daily basis in a city of four and a half million citizens and residents where more than 40% have a native tongue other than English. 160 languages are spoken and used professionally and in family environments in Toronto. 91,000 consider themselves genuinely bilingual, with 1,600 claiming as many as three native languages. Evidently, in this multilingual, multicultural context, translation, either textual or cultural, is a necessity. In this sense, Toronto constitutes an extraordinary field of research for all those interested in the high stakes of translation in the contemporary world.