You’re good to go, if you choose Toronto.
Moving to a new city can often be daunting. You can sit there and compare locations for days and get absolutely nowhere due to the ambiguity of the article. That’s why we have listed ten HUGE reasons to show that Toronto is not a change to be afraid of! Being hailed as one of the most liveable and multicultural places in the world, after you hear these reasons you won't be able to wait before packing your bags!
1. Wait, don’t they look familiar?
If you decide to move to Toronto the first thing you will notice is how young the population is. This comes with the classic stereotypes of college students but it is also very prominent in the workforce. Also, just for the sake of local gossip, you will more often than not find yourself buying coffee next to some famous CEO or actor. This being said, there is no need to be shy! Toronto is one of the most welcoming and peaceful cities in the world!
2. What can I get you tonight?
Perhaps you are looking for a night out with your significant other, or simply grabbing a quick bite before you pull another all-nighter study session, the Toronto food scene is perfect for any budget. The eateries in Toronto will leave you stuffed and even better your wallet barely depleted. From oversized inexpensive pizza to world-class cultural meals, Toronto will have an eatery to satisfy any appetite.
3. Buy a car? No thanks, I’ll have another beer.
Using the TTC is arguably more efficient but definitely cheaper than any other alternative form of transportation. Toronto’s newest rail cars can bring you to and from your destination for a small fee of 3$ per ride. There is no need to worry about the kids making their way to school, or buying your eldest their first car, the accessibility of the city through its public transportation heavily outweighs other options, almost making any other transportation costs irrelevant. Hint: If you’re going for a night out, make sure to have an extra 3$ handy.
4. I dare you to eat that...
Toronto is one of the CLEANEST cities in the world, so if you are worried about living in a city brimming with old newspapers or soiled food, move to the U.S.! Toronto has many volunteer programs that help clean up the city regularly, making it a happier and greener place to live.
5. A melting pot of culture.
Another interesting fact is that Toronto is hailed as one of the most multicultural cities in the world!
Toronto has six different Chinatowns and has countless more streets and areas that cater to just about any culture you can think of! Overall Toronto is a very welcoming and diverse community, making it a great place for everyone!
6. Time to learn?
Whether your child is in elementary school or getting ready to go to college, Toronto is home to some of the finest educational institutions in North America. The University of Toronto was recently ranked 24th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities making Toronto the perfect place to start an education or finish one.
7. Don’t worry, it’s chill.
Toronto has a reputation for being one of the safest metropolitan cities in the world. With extremely low incident rates, and the average homicide and robbery rates lower than other major cities, Toronto is a safer place over living in other large cities such as Montreal, Chicago or New York. So if you need to stop and ask for directions, don’t hesitate, people will almost jump at the opportunity to help you!
8. Business is boomin’!
Toronto is not only one of the most established financial centers in the world, but it also is home to 8 out of the 10 fastest growing IT companies in the country. On top of this, the city has an unusually high rate of hiring young professionals; so if you are looking for a fresh start, or simply your first start, Toronto could house the key to your future.
9. A friend to you, and your’ wallet.
In contrast with living in other metropolitan cities, Toronto is one of the most reasonable economic locations you can move to. As we mentioned earlier there are tons of cheap eateries to visit but Toronto also offers a wide variety of festivals and nightlife scenes that won’t break the bank! You can also expect any real estate you buy to appreciate at the current trend of an astounding 12.6%, making your investment in the Toronto housing market both fun and affordable!
10. Best of both worlds!
Sick of living in the same climate? Toronto sits in a pocket of the humid continental climate making its winters more bearable than other Canadian cities and its summers even warmer. Make sure to pack shorts, and a snow jacket, cause one day in the snow is tomorrow’s fun in the sun!