There are a multitude of reasons to live, work and play in Toronto. We are one of, if not The Best cities to invest ones future in. Quality of Life and Value for one’s Investment are the primary reasons people move to and stay in Toronto.
As a world class city, Toronto is home to all the inspiring amenities one would expect of an international city. From major league sports franchises – Blue Jays (baseball), Maple Leafs (hockey), Raptors (basketball) and Toronto FC (soccer) – to renowned arts offerings – the Canadian Opera Company, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Mirvish Theatre Productions – Toronto has all the benefits of urban living.
Toronto Stock ExchangeToronto is the business and financial capital of Canada, boasting a flourishing financial district with a major stock exchange (TSE) and the head offices of many national & international corporations. It is also a media center with the headquarters of Canada’s broadcasting networks, CBC, CTV, and Global. Toronto’s busy film and television production has earned it the nickname ‘Hollywood North’, and the annual Toronto International Film Festival (‘TIFF’ to those in the know) brings in most of the real Hollywood for 10 days every September. Toronto’s flourishing theater scene is rivaled only by New York and London, and often premieres big budget productions before they debut on Broadway.
For art lovers, Toronto is rich with both traditional and contemporary museums and galleries. The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and the gallery districts in Yorkville and Queen West are just some of the artistic showcases in the downtown core. (OCAD) Ontario College of Art & Design is world renowned in its teaching and mentoring of budding creative genius.
Toronto has many attractions that draw visitors from afar. Paramount Canada’s Wonderland theme park, the Ontario Science Centre, the Toronto Zoo, Ontario Place, and Centre Island are all quick trips from within the city. Easy day trips from Toronto include sites like the world famous Niagara Falls, MarineLand, and the Shaw & Stratford Theatre Festivals.
And when travel calls, Toronto is less than a 2 hour flight to Ottawa, Montreal, NYC and Chicago, a 5 hour flight to the west coast of North America, and is just an 8 hour flight to European capitals like London, Paris, and Amsterdam.
While the business, culture, sports and entertainment aspects of Toronto place it in on par with the worlds’ major cities, it is the multitude of green spaces, close neighbourhood feeling and harmonious diversity that set it apart as a truly desirable place to live.
A quick look out across the city from from the top of Toronto’s CN Tower, one of the tallest freestanding structures in the world, the Greater Toronto Area presents an incredibly lush, green view. Trees and local parks line the residential neighbourhoods, and the region is traversed by many ravines, valleys and waterways. Toronto’s Parks and Recreation offer free facilities for swimming, playing, walking and organized sports across the city. In fact, it is almost impossible to find a residence in Toronto that is not within easy walking distance of a green space.
Green Spaces in TorontoToronto’s multitude of green spaces holds together what is arguably Toronto’s best feature, its rich patchwork of residential neighbourhoods. Unlike many modern urban centers, Toronto is made up of a collection of distinct residential pockets, making even the downtown core a lively and hospitable place to live. Its high density of residents means low crime rates and exceptional quality of life.
Toronto’s range of beautiful, quiet neighbourhoods surrounded by outstanding nature, art, culture and amenities make it one of the world’s best kept secrets in urban living.