Toronto is the largest city in Canada with a population of 2.7 million people, making it the fifth most populous municipality in North America. The Greater Toronto Area, commonly referred to as the GTA has a population of 6 million people, and is expected to reach 7.7 million by 2025.
Toronto is located in Southern Ontario’s “Golden Horseshoe” where 8 million or 25 percent of the Canadian population resides. At 43 degrees latitude, Toronto lies on the same climate line as Bordeaux, France and Christchurch, New Zealand in the southern hemisphere.
However, Toronto’s climate is more extreme than other regions lying on the same latitude owing to its largely flat topography and proximity to the Great Lakes that partially moderate its climate. So, Toronto experiences significantly colder winters and fairly hot summers.
Living in Toronto
Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, as its motto suggests, “Diversity Our Strength.” The city takes pride in the fact that nearly fifty percent of its residents are immigrants, providing a wide range of languages, cultures, arts, and foods.
There are many reasons why Toronto is considered the best city in the world to live by The Economist’s Intelligence Unit. The same report names the city fourth in business environment and livability, and eighth in safety, democracy, and global food security. The city’s multiculturalism and diversity of events also made it a top tourist destination in Canada in 2015.
The most popular suburbs that feature beautiful family homes include Richmond Hill, Markham, North York, and the Halton region, though most single men and women prefer to live in the downtown core, owing to the explosion of the condominium market. Some parts of west Toronto that have government housing are claimed to have high crime rates, though overall, the crime rates for the city of Toronto are low compared to many North American cities.
Forbes has identified Toronto as one of the top ten economically powerful cities in the world, the others being Shanghai, Los Angeles, Seoul, Paris, New York, London, Hong Kong, Chicago, and Tokyo. According to Forbes, Toronto attracts investment due to the city’s quality of life, cost of living, size of the economy, and projected future prosperity.
Doors and Windows for your Toronto Home
Indeed, Toronto is a city of immeasurable charms. But it is also known for extremely low temperatures reaching -30 degrees Celsius and “frost quakes.” So when it comes to choosing doors and windows for your home, you need to consider more than just curb appeal and creating a good first impression of your home.
For Toronto weather, you want fiberglass entrance doors that can withstand the cold, wet, and extreme weather conditions, or some other equally reliable materials such as vinyl, aluminium, or wood on your storm, patio, or garden doors. Heritage Home Design Windows and Doors offers a wide range of high quality doors and windows in a myriad of materials and designs so you not only satisfy the functional needs of your home, but also your personal taste and style, all at a bargain.