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Demographics

  • The population of the City of Toronto is 2.8 million people, with 6 million living in the region.
  • Toronto is the 4th largest City in North America.
  • The regional population of Toronto is projected to grow to 7.45 million by 2031.
  • The population of the City of Toronto is expected to reach 3 million people by 2031.
  • Toronto's multicultural diversity is expressed by more than 200 distinct ethnicities.
  • Businesses located in the Toronto region have access to a multilingual workforce with French as the 3rd language most often spoken at work after English and Chinese.
  • Statistics Canada projects that, by 2031, approximately 28% of the population of the country will be foreign-born. The number of people belonging to visible minority groups will double, and compose a majority of Toronto’s population.
  • The Toronto region has the largest foreign ethnicity population in the country (over 50%); 20.2% of Canada’s entire ethnic population lives in the City of Toronto.
  • The top foreign ethnicity populations in Toronto:
    • South Asian – 317,100 (or 12.3%)
    • Chinese – 278,390 (10.8%)
    • Filipino – 132,445 (5.1%)
    • Latin American – 71,205 (2.8%)
Source: StatsCan, 2013