6 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Toronto

Toronto, home to 2.8 million people, is Canada’s largest city, country’s economic engine and most diverse where over 140 languages and dialects are spoken. It consistently ranks one of the most livable cities in the world. Over half of Toronto’s residents were born outside of Canada which makes moving to Toronto like jumping into a multicultural melting pot.

1. Economy / Jobs

One of the benefits of moving to Toronto is its diverse economy. The city is not reliant on one or two sectors. Here is a list of of few employment sectors in Toronto:

  • Healthcare

  • Government

  • High-tech

  • Film Industry

  • Construction

  • Finance

  • Services

2. Weather

It’s cold in the winter but not as cold as Quebec City or Winnipeg or as warm as Windsor. Sometimes it does feel there are only two seasons: Winter and Summer!

3. Things to Do

The list of things to do if you are moving to Toronto is endless. Lots of public parks, street festivals, art, theater, concerts, sports take place across the city throughout the year. There is something to do for everyone. To stay up to date on what takes place in the city visit and

4. Transit

Traffic jams and congestion is the best way to describe the city roads. Using public transit is the most efficient way of moving around utilizing the subway system, streetcars and buses. Although Toronto’s transit system is no where close to European standards, there has been and continues to be major investments by all levels of government to build additional transit, eg. Eglinton Crosstown LRT and York subway extension. If you are a cyclist moving to Toronto, bike infrastructure is coming along with more dedicated bike lanes and bike lanes connecting the various corners of the city.