"Partner Cities" or "Town Twinning" is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links.

Twinning is often done with the intention of encouraging a business relationship or venture between cities.

Toronto's Partner Cities:

  • Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Chongqing, China
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Milan, Italy

Toronto's Friendship Cities:

  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Quito, Ecuador
  • Sagamihara, Japan
  • Warsaw, Poland

For more information on partner and friendship cities, visit the City website.

Consideration of Requests for Additional City-to-City Relationships Under the International Alliance Program (All Wards) available at the City of Toronto's website.