Toronto

Canada

The World in a City

Gastronomic delights, world-class shopping, multiculturalism? Check. The world’s tallest freestanding structure, historical architecture, fascinating museums? Check. Vibrant markets, inspiring theatres, and world-renowned film festivals? Check. Lake views, stunning parks and a fantastic nightlife? Check. Yes, Toronto really does have it all.

Once known as “Toronto the Good,” Toronto has come a long way since its days as a conservative, religious and largely uptight city. Today it has evolved into one of the most popular cities in North America and thanks to its newly-found sophistication, multiculturalism and vibrant energy it is rapidly becoming regarded as one of the best places in the world in which to live.

Expatriates based in Toronto may find themselves feeling that somehow they are escaping the economic woes that the rest of the world is experiencing. While so many major metropolises suffer from the dulling effects of globalization, Toronto is actually a city that is on the rise. New boutiques, swanky restaurants and vibrant neighborhoods are popping up all over the place and the cultural diversity of the city is evolving at a breakneck pace. However, despite all the development, Toronto retains an air of serenity and continues to offer expatriates an urban lifestyle that is offset with lush greenery, quiet getaways, and a progressive balance between urban living and environmental ownership.


What's the draw?

  • A colorful ethnic mix of people from all over the world.
  • A relatively moderate climate with humid summers, cold winters, and crisp, beautiful autumns and springs.
  • A sophisticated and well-developed city infrastructure.
  • Plenty of green parks and open spaces to offset the demands of life in a busy city.

Live there:

Sure, there’s plenty of information out there about living in Toronto, but when relocating to a new city, what you really need is the view of an insider, someone who knows what it is really like to live in that part of the world as an expatriate. Out guide to Toronto is written by expatriates who have experienced relocating to this amazing city. It contains accurate and reliable information about what life in Toronto is really like and tells you exactly what you can expect, together with a full directory of all useful product and service providers together with insider advice that can help you to fit in quickly and easily.

Get your new life in one of North America's most vibrant, ethnically diverse, and exciting metropolitan centers off to the right start with the Expat Info Desk.

About Toronto we have

Our guide was written by Jim Taylor and last published on Saturday 18th December 2010.

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Two top tips

01The Annex, a leisure area in Toronto, is a fantastic place to go when you're new town, and are looking for things to do.
02Now Magazine and Eye Weekly not only provide interesting articles with a Toronto point of view, but they also will keep you up to date with the news.

Interesting fact

Toronto's theatre district is second in size, only to New York city.