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Toronto, GTA residents speak a second language

It’s widely known Canada is a multicultural country, but now new numbers bear out that fact.

Statistics Canada released data from the 2011 census on Wednesday which reveals 5.8 million Canadians speak at least two languages at home — most listing English and a language other than French.

In the GTA almost one-third of residents speak an immigrant mother tongue along with English.

The most common second language, from a list of about 200, is Punjabi, followed by Chinese and Tagalog.

Do you speak a second language at home?

Let us know which ones here, in the comments below, @CityNews or use the iPhone/iPad apps, and we’ll compile the numbers and share the results. [View the story “Speaking a second language” on Storify]