The Toronto Region is the most dynamic place to live in the world. The region provides endless opportunities for growth, a thriving market for businesses and a superior standard of living that is second to no other place on the planet.
Urbanites who love to walk to their local restaurants, theatres and shopping, or cycle to work will feel right at home in this safe, clean, and cosmopolitan metropolis. No matter what time of day or night, Toronto’s streets are full of life, because people choose to live and work right in the downtown core. The downtown area is also laden with lush, green urban oases, ravines, beaches and wooded areas, which have contributed to a popular saying about Toronto being “a city within a park.” Within the region’s municipalities you will also find quiet, tree-lined, family-oriented neighbourhoods, and a picturesque countryside surrounded by rolling hills, orchards and pastures.
Consistently ranked in the top five cities in the world for safety and security, the Toronto Region provides its residents an ideal community to raise a family. Thanks to Ontario’s universal, single-payer public health care system, residents are afforded excellent medical care via the OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan) program. Basic services and doctors’ appointments are paid for, allowing people to maintain a healthy quality of life without the financial burden. Life expectancy is 82 years old in Canada – two years higher than the OECD average of 80 years.
The Toronto Region also boasts public and private education options that are the gold standard for education. Ninety percent of adults aged 25 to 64 have completed their upper secondary education, well above the average of 76 percent. According to the OECD Better Life Index, Canada is a top performing country in terms of the quality of its educational system.
In addition, Ontario is among the first jurisdictions in North America to offer full-day early childhood education. This program provides a head start for children entering the education system and a more affordable alternative to full-day child care for parents.