As the centre of a metropolitan region of around 6 million people and as Canada’s largest city, Toronto ranks pretty high on most people’s list of potential destination cities in Canada. And for good reason: Toronto is a unique and wonderful place, brimming with opportunity.
While Toronto is by no means perfect, it gives its residents a lot to be thankful for – which is no doubt a big part of why it keeps showing up on rankings for best city in the world to live. With millions of immigrants, foreign workers, and international students already calling Toronto home, you might be considering a move to Toronto yourself. If this sounds like you, see below for Moving2Canada’s top 19 things to know before moving to Toronto.
- Toronto is multicultural
Toronto is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, with more than half of its residents belonging to a visible minority and more than 200 languages spoken. Regardless of where you’re from, someone from your hometown already lives in Toronto.
- Toronto is safe
Compared with other large North American cities, Toronto is very safe. Sure, some Toronto neighbourhoods might be a little sketchier than others, but most people (men, women, and children) will probably feel pretty secure wandering around, regardless of whether or not the sun is up.
- Toronto is fun
With so many people flocking to Toronto from across Canada and the world, there are established communities for every possible pastime. With so much to do, the biggest challenge might be choosing which activity you want to check out next.