Moving to Toronto for work? You’re not the only one. Toronto is the largest contributor to Canada’s economy with a rate of 20% national GDP, making it a significant economic hub worldwide. People come from all over the world and across the country for opportunities in the city whether it’s for work, school, tourism, business and more. Here’s how Toronto’s economy affects living in Toronto!
It’s the centre of the banking and stock exchange
Imagine living in a city that is the banking and stock exchange centre of the entire country. Toronto is the primary point of distribution of wholesale goods. This is no surprise, Ontario’s wealth is incredible when it comes to raw materials, hydroelectric power and manufactured goods.
Since the 1970s, Toronto has surpassed any other Canadian city in this category and the Greater Toronto Area actually produces more than half of Canada’s manufactured goods! This has contributed to Toronto’s growth as a whole creating countless work opportunities and a busy but spirited air in the city.
From industries to its people, Toronto is a diverse place to be. It’s the centre of English media and is known for its industries like:
- Software development
- Real Estate
… and more.
Toronto’s economic growth is powered by its diversity among people. A new study by BBC radio stated that Toronto is the world’s most multicultural metropolis with 51% of Toronto’s population foreign-born and there’s over 230 different nationalities living within the city.
It’s got great attractions
From natural parks and beaches to man-made attractions, Toronto has it all. It attracts music, arts and cultural activities from all over the world, hosts countless festivals, exhibitions, conferences and the like. Each neighbourhood in Toronto also has something different to offer from food institutions to microbreweries, which speak to the diversity that is woven into the city’s fabric. Other developed attractions also include the Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, Royal Ontario Museum, the CN tower and more!
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