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Toronto’s Population Boom, Visualized

If you’ve lived in Toronto for most of your life, it’s hard not to notice the city’s booming population.

Currently, the GTA is home to just over 6 million people, with 2.6 million in Toronto’s core. We’re the fifth largest city in North America, the 401 is the world’s busiest highway, and almost 50% of the population is foreign-born, making Toronto one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. It’s no doubt Toronto is rapidly growing, with an expected 3.5 million people moving in over the next 20 years.

With that projection, Toronto is taking big strides to prepare. Canadian Urban Institute published a report detailing Toronto’s current growth spurts in 16 neighbourhoods.

Population Increase

The King-Spadina area looks to be where most of the city’s larger housing projects have started. Church-Yonge and the Bay Corridor are not far behind.

Development Growth

The King-Spadina’s nearly 20,000 population will more than double to 50,000 with all of the housing planned. Where will your neighbourhood stand?

Population Growth

The report will give analysts a good understanding of Toronto’s future population and demographic trends, which will in turn help accommodate current and future Torontonians. Check out the full report here.

(Main image by Benson Chan Photography)

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