Living in Toronto

Fast Facts About Toronto, ON

What to know about living in Toronto.

Population (2021): 2,794,356

Distance from: 

  • Ottawa, ON: 4 hr 53 min
  • Hamilton, ON: 1 hr 25 min
  • Kingston, ON: 3 hr 19 min

Toronto airports:

Median income (2020): 

  • Household: $109,480

Region: Ontario

Type of location: Capital City of Ontario

Why is Toronto a Nice Place to Live?

Almost 3 million people call Toronto, Ontario home. Toronto is the capital of the Ontario region of Canada. It has the title of being the largest city in Canada and is a hub of culture and commerce in North America. Toronto is the biggest contributor to commerce in Canada and thus is home to millions of people and scores of businesses. It is also a cultural hub. A large portion of Toronto’s population come from one of over 200 different ethnicities, brought together for a number of reasons in Canada’s most populated metropolis. The result is a place with something for literally everyone, set against the backdrop of a fast paced and exciting urban environment.

Beyond just culture some might say Toronto is the financial engine that powers Canada. The Toronto Stock Exchange has its headquarters in Toronto. That alone makes it a finance industry powerhouse. Beyond that just about every major economic sector is represented here. Medicine, banking, education, arts, science all have companies here. 

Toronto has a lot to offer and there is a reason it continues to outpace most major cities with continued and consistent growth. While there are a lot of reasons for this, here are a few big ones. It is safer than most other mega cities you will find in North America. In addition it is the hottest job market you will find anywhere in Canada and brims with opportunities.  

What is Toronto Known For?

Toronto and the surrounding areas offer enough to do to keep you busy for about the next 30 years. Here are some of the activities available to you:


There is no lack of culture in Toronto. There are fine arts,theater, music, dance, and everything in between. One way to enjoy that is through the many festivals including things as diverse as the Santaclause Festival to the Beaches’ Jazz Festival.

Entertainment District

If you love performance art be sure to put the Entertainment District on your short list. Plays, musicals, shows, concerts, and more are there to provide a constant stream of entertainment.


Living in Toronto, you can enjoy professional sports and support one of the Toronto teams. These include The Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Toronto Argonauts.


Enjoy beauty throughout Toronto at one of the many parks,gardens and even beaches!

What Are the Best Restaurants in Toronto?

Prepare to enjoy hearty regional fare and other notable cuisine while living in Toronto by dining at:

  • Grey Gardens, Fresh seafood and an extensive wine list make for a relaxing evening
  • Miku Toronto, Incredible sushi in an elegant setting
  • Adega Restaurante, Gourmet Spanish and Portuguese dishes
  • PAI, Excellent Northern Thai dishes that burst with flavor
  • Alo, Sumptuous and irresistible French cooking that is a delight to your palette

To learn more about purchasing a home in Toronto, Ontario check out the median home price and inventory or call me at 416-760-0306 to get immediate help.


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