TORONTOToronto is the largest city in the Canadian province of Ontario and the largest metropolitan area in Canada with a population of 5.9 million. Known for being one of the most multicultural cities in the world, Toronto is also the fourth-largest city in North America and anchors the Golden Horseshoe, a heavily urbanized region that is home to 9.2 million people, or over 26% of Canada’s population. Toronto, a global city, is proud to be a world leader in such areas as business, finance, technology, entertainment, and culture.
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HamiltonHamilton is the third largest metropolitan area in the Canadian province of Ontario and the ninth largest in Canada with a population of over 700,000. Hamilton is a port city at the west end of Lake Ontario, located 60 km southwest of Toronto. Hamilton is also an industrialized city home to Canada’s largest steel producer, a major Great Lakes port and McMaster University, which is ranked 4th in Canada and 77th in the world. With a distinctive urban feel and a natural playground for outdoor adventurers, Hamilton boasts deep roots and a proud history.
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LondonLondon is the fifth largest metropolitan area in the Canadian province of Ontario and the eleventh largest in Canada with a population of almost 500,000. London is located southwest of Ontario approximately 200km from both Toronto and Detroit. Economic activity in London is centred on education, medical research, and healthcare where London’s university and hospitals are among its top ten employers. Recent planning decisions have been made to make sure the character and integrity of the old city is maintained with future development on the horizon.
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Waterloo RegionWaterloo Region is made up of seven municipalities including the three cities of Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo in the Canadian province of Ontario with a population of almost 600,000. Known for its blend of innovation and tradition, Waterloo Region gives us a glimpse of the future with its development of cutting-edge technology, and also a glimpse of the past with its preservation of tradition. Waterloo Region is the perfect place to enjoy the excitement of big-city life and the stillness of the surrounding countryside.
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Durham RegionDurham Region is made up of eight municipalities including the two cities of Pickering and Oshawa, and the two towns of Ajax and Whitby in the Canadian province of Ontario with a population of over 600,000. Durham Region forms the east-end of the Greater Toronto Area and the core part of the Golden Horseshoe region. Known for its unique mix of urban and rural environments, the southern portion of the region includes the presence of Lake Ontario and mostly residential/commercial land, while the northern portion is mostly rural with a thriving agriculture sector.
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York RegionYork Region is made up of nine municipalities including the two cities of Markham, and Vaughan in the Canadian province of Ontario with a population of 1.1 million. Located between Lake Simcoe and Toronto, York Region forms the north-end of the Greater Toronto Area and is part of the inner ring of the Golden Horseshoe region. Uniquely characterized by its rich cultural diversity, vibrant community life, vast green spaces, and Lake Simcoe waterfront, York Region is also proud of its diverse economy ranging from industrial to high-tech to rural/agriculture businesses.
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Peel RegionPeel Region is made up of three municipalities including the two cities of Brampton and Mississauga in the Canadian province of Ontario with a population of 1.4 million. Peel Region forms the west-end of the Greater Toronto Area and is the second-largest municipality in Ontario after Toronto. Mississauga occupies the southernmost portion of the region with a population of over 700,000, making it the sixth-largest city in Canada, while Brampton ranks ninth with a population of over 500,000. A strong economy, good infrastructure and relative proximity to Toronto have all contributed to these cities’ recent explosive growth.
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Halton RegionHalton Region is made up of four municipalities including the city of Burlington and the town of Oakville in the Canadian province of Ontario with a population of over 500,000. The two municipalities of Burlington and Oakville are largely urban and suburban, while the two other municipalities are more rural. Halton Region is the only region in the Greater Toronto Area not situated directly adjacent to Toronto. Halton Region is also proudly ranked as the safest place to live in the GTA and top five in Canada.
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