The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is Canada’s thriving economic, financial and commercial capital and is the third largest financial centre in all of North America. It is home to over 100,000 companies, boasts 40% of Canada’s business headquarters, generates close to 20% of the nation’s GDP and is the hub for the country’s financial, automotive, research and technology industries.
The GTA encompasses the City of Toronto, which is home to a multicultural population of over 2.6 million people and is distinguished as being one of the five most livable cities in the world in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Livability Report (2011). The GTA is also comprised of the surrounding regions of Durham, York, Peel and Halton, which include 24 municipalities: Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Brock, Burlington, Caledon, Clarington, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, Halton Hills, King Township, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oakville, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Scugog, Uxbridge, Whitby, Whitchurch-Stouffville and Vaughan.
Those who live in the Greater Toronto Area understand that it’s in its multitude of local neighbourhoods that the region’s vastly diverse personalities come alive. From Toronto’s metropolitan energy, to the quieter appeal of urban towns such as Oakville and Oshawa, to the intimate charm of smaller communities like Newcastle and Uxbridge, our Greater Toronto Area real estate experts can help you discover a neighbourhood and home that meets your unique needs.