Toronto is the economic center and the biggest city of Canada. It is located on the shores of Lake Ontario, 556km south-west of Montreal. Toronto was founded as York in 1793 by John Graves Simcoe. Despite some believes south of the border and overseas, it is not the capital city of Canada (which is Ottawa).
It is the hometown of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Raptors and the Argonouts. The town often doubles north-american cities in Hollywood movies. Rumors say that, to make the scenes more realistic when taking the role of New York, additional garbage is put on the otherwise rather clean streets.
Montreal is the economic center of Quebec and the second largest French speaking city in the world (after Paris). The city is located on an island in the St.Lawrence river, 556km north-east of Toronto. Montreal was founded as Ville-Marie in 1642 by Jeanne-Mance and Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve. Although being referred to as the metropolis of the province of Quebec, it is not it's capital (which is Quebec-City).
The city is the home of the Montreal Canadiens (Hockey), the Alouettes (Football) and Impact (Soccer). During summer the Montreal hosts many outdoor happenings such as the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Francopholies and Just for Laughs.