Everything you need to know


  • 5.5 million people (GTA)
Minimum Wage:
  • $11
Mortgage Interest Rate:
  • 3.10%
Average Monthly Salary (After Tax):
  • $3,305.46
Unemployment Rate:
  • 7.2%


Education in Toronto is like education everywhere. It happens in many different ways including internal motivation, parental guidance, play & interaction, courses and other formal learning. Toronto is home to 4 publicly funded k-12 school boards, one non-publicly funded religious k-12 school board, a variety of k-12 private and prepatory schools.

Toronto is also home to a number of educational institutions, including the largest (University of Toronto) and third largest (York University) universities in Canada. Toronto universities total approximately 187,000 undergraduate students.

Universities in Toronto:

- University of Toronto

- University of Guelph-Humber

- York University

- Ryerson University

- OCAD University

Colleges in Toronto:

- George Brown College

- Centennial College

- Humber College

- Senca College

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Public Transportation

Public transit is a great way to get around Toronto. It's an easy, safe and quick way to get around. It's also a lot cheaper than renting a car. The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) provides service within the city of Toronto (including all of downtown), ferries connect to the Toronto Island and Go Transit handles commuter service to the suburbs. TTC provides subways, street cars, and bus services. Some even run 24 hours.


Cash/Single fare purchase:

- Adult/Post-Secondary Student= $3.00

- Seniors/Students= $2.00

- Child= $0.75

Tickets or Tokens:

-Adults= $7.95 for 3 tokens/ $18.55 for 7 tickets

- Seniors/Students= $9.00 for 5 tickets/ $18.00 for 10 tickets

- Child= $6.00 for 10 tickets

Day Pass:

- $10.75

Weekly Pass:

- Adults= $38.50

- Seniors/Students= $30.50

Monthly Metro Pass:

- Adults= $128.50

- Seniors/Students= $106.00


Crime in Toronto has been relatively low for a long period of time; the low crime rate in Toronto has resulted to the city having a reputation as one of the safest large cities in North America. For comparison to various other cities in North America. In 2012 for example, the homicide rate for Toronto was 2.0 per 100,000 people. In other cities like Detroit (54.6), Atlanta (19.0), Chicago (18.5), Boston (9.0), San Francisco (8.5), New York City (5.1) and San Jose (4.6) were all higher. Also Toronto's robbery rate was 207.1 per 100,000 people. Compared to Detroit (675.1), Los Angeles (348.5), Vancouver (266.2), New York (265.9) and Montreal (235.3).
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