Population in Urban Area, now
Population in City Area, 2019-09-05
Toronto Urban Area Population Graph
Toronto Population Review
Toronto is Canada’s most populated city and is located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the province of Ontario. With 6.1 million people living in the urban area, Toronto has almost double the population of Canad’s next most populated city, Montreal. Experts predict that by 2035, the city’s population will have gained another 1 million residents.
For the most part, Canada is a sparsely populated nation. As a whole, Canada has a population density of just 4 people per square kilometer. Compare that to Toronto's population density of 4,195 people per square kilometer and you’ll see why the city of 2.6 million is easily the largest and most densely populated in the country. Toronto is also the fifth-largest city in North America, after Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
An ethnically diverse city
Toronto is a very ethnically diverse city with a healthy population of immigrants. Nearly half the population of Toronto is foreign-born, with 50% of the population identifies as white, while the rest identify as East Indian, South Asian, Black, Southeast Asian, Latin American, West Asian, and Arab. Reflecting this diverse population, Toronto has many ethnic neighborhoods where immigrant populations find comfort and familiarity, this includes neighborhoods like Little India, Greektown, Little Italy, Chinatown, Little Portugal, and Little Jamaica.
25% of the population
Canada has a total population of 37 million people, and 25% of those people live within a 160-kilometer radius of the city of Toronto. This massive population means that the demand for real estate in Toronto is very high. The Toronto housing market is currently considered to be in crisis, with real estate extremely overpriced and hard to find. This is partially due to the low supply of homes and to the growth of the city’s population, which is the fastest-growing in the country.
When people think of the glitz and glamor of the movie industry, they rarely think of Toronto. However, 25% of Hollywood movies are actually filmed in Toronto, either on set or in the streets. The film industry in Toronto employs 28,000 people and brings in about $1.5 billion per year. Toronto's draw for movie producers is all in the money. The exchange rate between the Canadian loonie and the American dollar means that film companies always save money. Canada also makes an effort to appeal to Hollywood studios by offering lucrative tax breaks.