When it comes to most products, it’s easy to identify the best brands on the market if you just look at how popular they are and their quarterly earnings reports. In the same way, we figured it should be quite simple to check out some of the major world cities and see whether they’d be a good fit for you.
Toronto is an amazing place to live. It’s an international and multicultural metropolis that has something to offer for just about everyone. The city is extremely attractive to young professionals from all over the world for that exact reason. It’s also Canada’s largest city and all-around economic capital, so let’s take a look at why you should seriously consider moving here.
The Friendly Locals
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: Canadians are friendly people. This still rings true in Toronto, even if it’s a major, international urban centre now. While its people may indeed live life at a faster pace than the rest of the country, they still find time to stop and for fun every now and then.
Since the city’s motto is “Diversity our strength”, it’s hardly a surprise to find out that you can meet people from all over the world here. There’s also diversity within Toronto’s as a community. You can people who have lived here for a few generations to international travelers on a business trip for the weekend. Many people emigrate to the city, bringing their traditions and culture with them.
Thanks to this plethora of choices, you also have access to a wide range of music genres, cuisines, religious buildings, and pretty much anything else your mind and spirit might require in order to be happy.
Convenient Travel and Getaways
Toronto is a place where even the geographical location can be used to the advantage of its people. Amazing and visit-worthy cities like New York and Washington D.C. are a short plane ride away making travel very convient.
It’s Canada’s Largest City
While the size of any city is obviously important when choosing to live there, living in the most populous one of any country has some advantages. They include public transportation, diversity, museums, tons of food options and the city’s own eclectic feel.
It’s Safe and Economical
You know you want to live in a city that constantly wins awards for being so great to live in. In 2015, Toronto was ranked as the World’s Best Place to Live In by The Economist magazine as the combination of safety, living costs, business environment, opportunities and democracy was found to be irresistible.
What’s Better Than Live Music?
If live music is your jam (pun intended), Toronto is definitely the place to be! Whether you want to catch a major outdoorsy act at the Budweiser Stage (when it re-opens) or catch a more intimate show at one of the many small venues around town, there’s always good music to hear and in a variety of genres too!
Global Business and Finance Center
Not only is Toronto a great place to be if you’re a budding entrepreneur but a lot of large companies do business here. The focus is still on entrepreneurship though thanks to the many available incubators, the city is actually Canada’s number 1 start-up hub.
Investments are on the rise, especially in infrastructure, so condos are springing up everywhere. Also, Toronto has a public transport agency that does an amazing job managing the city’s bus and subway system, something that that makes commuting easy, even during rush hour.
In Canada hockey is THE sacrosanct sport that everyone follows and Toronto is not the exception to the rule. Torontonians are proud of their Maple Leafs. If hockey isn’t your thing, basketball fans will be able to enjoy watching the Raptors, the only NBA team to play outside of the United States.
You’ll Be Able to Enjoy Nice Walks
People are not the only thing that makes the city beautiful. You’ll notice that Toronto shines with gorgeous public spaces that work to make this great city even more livable. Warm weather means that you’re able to enjoy nice picnics and long walks. Evergreen Brickworks and Rouge Park are just a couple of the numerous locations you’ll want to visit.
Thriving Arts Scene
Not only is the city amazing for live music, but it has a rich arts scene. From ballet and opera to musical theatre and the aforementioned live music, Toronto hosts a variety of companies that put on a ton of shows and quality productions that reach people with every kind of taste.