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Welcome to Toronto

With a skyline that is instantly recognizable, Toronto has become famous worldwide for its vibrant culture and diverse population. Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada.

Neighbourhood characteristics

Pet Friendly

Vibrant

Lively

Historic

Unique Boutiques

Green Spaces

Upscale

Water Views

Walkable

Nightlife

Foodie's Favourite

Multicultural

Family Friendly

Transit Friendly

Industry Hub

Plenty of Pubs

Student Friendly

Fun facts

  • The PATH, an underground network beneath the streets of Toronto, is North America’s largest underground shopping centre.

  • The city’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is acclaimed worldwide, and continually attracts movie buffs and celebs alike.

  • Toronto’s Casa Loma is the only authentic castle in North America.

  • The Toronto Zoo is the third largest zoo in the world with more than 16,000 animals.

  • Many Hollywood films and TV shows are filmed in Toronto, including Good Will Hunting, Pacific Rim, Room, American Psycho, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and more.

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What to expect

Living in ‘The Six’, you’ll be surrounded by the hottest Canadian culture, entertainment, and food.

What not to expect

In this bustling metropolitan city, you may have trouble finding affordable housing.


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Toronto

The cultural heart of Canada.

With a skyline that is instantly recognizable, Toronto has become famous worldwide for its vibrant culture and diverse population. Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada.

The city is known for being the multicultural and cosmopolitan heart of Canada. Toronto has earned its badge as a global city. More than 160 languages are spoken among its residents and many neighbourhoods are dedicated to its diversity. A walk in Chinatown, Greektown, Little Italy, and other similar areas showcase how the world meets in one corner. There’s a culinary feast in every neighbourhood!

Toronto is a centre for business, finance, arts, and culture. Home to the Raptors and Blue Jays, Toronto is the only Canadian city with a team in the National Basketball League and Major League Baseball. As well as a National Hockey League team, Toronto is truly a sports fans dream!

Toronto’s iconic skyline has become an international tourist attraction. With a mix of historical buildings, modern skyscrapers, and of course, the famed CN Tower, Toronto continually charms tourists and locals alike. It’s a great mix of the big city and spacious parks, including a National Park just to the east of downtown. And with a spacious waterfront parkland and beach, Torontonians enjoy plenty of access to Lake Ontario’s scenic shorelines.

Toronto boasts a high standard of living and low unemployment thanks to a diversified economy. The banking, financial, and IT sectors are in the spotlight, but Toronto is also known for its cultural institutions, national media outlets, and the industrial sector. As well, the city is home to some of the oldest distilleries and craft breweries in Canada. Wander the historic Distillery District and taste the flavours of Toronto yourself!

Residents enjoy North America’s third largest public transit system. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and GO Transit connects to all of the neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) via light rail rapid transit. Toronto’s Pearson International Airport is the busiest airport in Canada, serving as a gateway for travellers to the rest of North America.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Living in ‘The Six’, you’ll be surrounded by the hottest Canadian culture, entertainment, and food.

As the largest city in Canada, Toronto is a centre for business, finance, arts, and culture.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT:

In this bustling metropolitan city, you may have trouble finding affordable housing.

Toronto boasts many big city amenities, however a large supply of affordable housing is not one of them. Thanks to its status as a cosmopolitan centre, the city has a higher cost of living than surrounding areas. 

THE MARKET:

Toronto boasts luxurious condominiums, historic homes, and tranquil suburban communities.

Originally a small waterfront town named York, Toronto boasts many historic communities and heritage buildings. With plenty of luxurious condominiums and high rise apartment buildings, it's also perfect for the busy urbanite on the go. Growing families love living in Toronto's peaceful suburbs. 

UNEXPECTED APPEAL:

Home to national teams of nearly every sport, Toronto is a sports fan dream come true!

Home to the Raptors and Blue Jays, Toronto is the only Canadian city with a team in the National Basketball League and Major League Baseball. As well as a National Hockey League team, Toronto is truly a sports fans dream!

THE LIFESTYLE:

Boasting endless festivals, concerts, artistic exhibits, and even a zoo, there’s something to interest everyone in Toronto.

Toronto’s iconic skyline has become an international tourist attraction. With a mix of historical buildings, modern skyscrapers, and of course, the famed CN Tower, Toronto continually charms tourists and locals alike.

YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH:

Nestled along the scenic shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto blends the best of both city living and picturesque views.

Toronto is a great mix of the big city and spacious parks, including a National Park just to the east of downtown. And with a spacious waterfront parkland and beach, Torontonians enjoy plenty of access to Lake Ontario’s scenic shorelines.

THE NEIGHBOURS:

Toronto is home to a multicultural population, lending the city a diverse (and delicious!) flair.

Toronto has earned its badge as a global city. More than 160 languages are spoken among its residents and many neighbourhoods are dedicated to its diversity. A walk in Chinatown, Greektown, Little Italy, and other similar areas showcase how the world meets in one corner. There’s a culinary feast in every neighbourhood!

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Toronto Neighbourhoods

Toronto contains 7 districts and 140 neighbourhoods , each with their own unique character. Whether you prefer a trendy urban centre or a peaceful suburb, Homicity can help you find your dream home. Explore the various neighbourhoods in Toronto to find the one that’s perfect for you.