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City of Toronto

Toronto Immigration Portal

The City of Toronto, on the north shore of Lake Ontario, is the largest of Canada's vibrant urban centres. It is the hub of the nation's commercial, financial, industrial, and cultural life, and is the capital of the Province of Ontario. Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world - a city where more than 150 languages are spoken every day and 50% of residents are born outside of Canada.

Find out about living, working, studying and doing business in the City with the Toronto municipal immigration portal. Start by reading the Before You Arrive section for useful information to help you get settled as quickly as possible in one of the world's most multicultural cities.

Toronto residents have access to a broad range of services including libraries, recreation programs, emergency response services, programs for children, information services, public transit, public health, and more. Toronto residents can dial 311 for information on how to access these services.

For more information on housing costs and trends, please visit the section for Toronto on the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) website.


A true city of the world, Toronto is a large cosmopolitan city. You’ll find a vibrant nightlife, world-class festivals, stunning architecture, great museums, galleries & theatre, various restaurants and shops, and interesting work opportunities. It is also home to hundreds of ethno-cultural organizations including professional associations and community centres. 

This is a picture of the Toronto skyline

  Toronto and neighbouring cities:
Proximity to large centres Windsor Kingston Ottawa Montreal
Approximate distance 364 km 261 km 451 km 542 km
  Population size of Toronto:
Population 2.6 million residents
  Major industries in Toronto:
Key industries Finance
Health care
Professional services
Services sector
  Climate in Toronto:
Average temperatures January July
Years: 1971-2000 -4.2C 22.2C

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Arts, theatre and culture

City parks

Festivals and events

Toronto public transit

The Toronto municipal immigration portal is funded and administered through the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, as part of the Municipal Immigration Information Online (MIIO)Program. Visit the Cities and Towns section of for other municipal immigration portals.