Toronto is an iconic city sprawling along the banks of Lake Ontario, known for its iconic skyline. The city is the capital of Ontario, Canada’s most populated province. Toronto also holds the distinction of being the most populated city in Canada, with a population of over 2,731,571 as recorded in 2016. The metropolitan area around Toronto includes municipalities of Durham, Halton, Peel, and York, and is commonly known as the Greater Toronto Area. Toronto’s economic prosperity and track record of attracting thousands of new residents every year contribute to the city’s thriving real estate market. Toronto’s real estate has been touted to be one of the best-performing assets in investment portfolios for the next decade. The city has seen steady appreciation of real estate prices in the past few decades and continues to hit new records every year. Toronto’s real estate market has seen far fewer fluctuations in prices than cities of comparable sizes, as it is driven purely by demand. This city is the hottest real estate market in Ontario and an investor’s dream with a strong track record.
Toronto’s vibrant urbanscape offers tons of avenues for entertainment, recreation, sightseeing and other leisure activities. The city is home to some iconic attractions such as the CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Rogers Centre, Scotiabank Arena and Toronto Railway Museum in its downtown core. The city’s various parks such as Trinity Bellwoods Park, Christie Pits, Humber Bay Park, Little Norway Park, Riverdale Park, Sunnybrook Park, and Queen's Park allow residents to connect with nature. Toronto’s harbourfront is home to attractions like Toronto Music Garden, Harbourfront Centre Rink, Harbourfront Centre Theatre and The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. The city’s massive shopping centres and streets cater to all kinds of shopping needs; from upscale brands to essentials. Toronto’s nightlife and entertainment scene is embellished with well-known bars, nightclubs, cafes, multiplexes and community events and is second to none in Ontario.
Toronto is home to five universities and four public school boards. OCAD, Ryerson University, the Université de l'Ontario Français, and the University of Toronto take thousands of students in every year. Other colleges like Humber College, George Brown College and Seneca College welcome degree and diploma seekers in the city. Well-known schools in the city include Ursula Franklin Academy, Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts, St.-Frère-André Catholic Secondary School and North Toronto Collegiate Institute. Toronto’s employment opportunities are thriving, and it boasts of a number of corporate offices in its downtown, in Financial District. Five of Canada’s largest banks are headquartered in Toronto. Other employment opportunities are distributed in sectors like fashion, technology, tourism and education.
Toronto is very well connected with a robust inter-city transit system called the TTC (The Toronto Transit Commission). TTC runs buses, streetcars and subway trains to connect to most of the GTA. Downtown Toronto is just 30 minutes from Ontario’s HWY 401, the busiest highway in the province, HWY 401 connects to the 400 series highways such as 403, 407 and 400 which extend to the far east, north and west of the city. Toronto is also connected to GO transit, which has a wide network of trains and buses all across the GTA. The Union Station in downtown Toronto connects to GO transit as well as VIA Rail.