Finding your perfect house or condo can transform every aspect of your life, but one of the most important factors to consider when moving home is the location of your new property. Wouldn't it be great if there was a city that had a high standard of living, superior quality schools, excellent transport links, a vibrant nightlife, stunning architecture and plenty of green spaces and more? For many that city is Toronto, so let's take a closer look at three reasons why so many people name it as their dream city to live in.
A Sports and Culture Capital
Toronto has a population approaching three million, making it the largest city in Canada and the fourth largest in North America as a whole. It's the capital of Ontario province, but it's undoubtedly the sports and culture capital of its country. It has a plethora of world class museums and art galleries, including the Aga Khan Museum, the Hockney Hall of Fame, and the Art Gallery of Ontario which features classic works by the likes of Rubens, Pisano, Gainsborough and Rodin, as well as works by classical and contemporary Canadian greats. For something a little different, take a walk to the stylish Bata Shoe Museum. Whatever your interests, you'll find them in Toronto, and with NHL, NBA, and MLS teams here, they have all the sports you could wish for covered as well.
See Nature in All Her Beauty
When you live in Toronto you'll certainly witness nature in all her varied glory. Winters can be very cold, with temperatures regularly below freezing but summers are warm and dry, without being oppressively humid. It is this varied climate that makes the city such a beautiful place to live in, whatever the season. In winter, locals and tourists alike skate al fresco, while in winter they walk hand in hand through green spaces such as the huge Rouge Park, or High Park which draws the crowds during its spectacular cherry blossom season. A disused factory, Evergreen Brick Works, has also been turned into a beautiful nature trail, showcasing Toronto's love of innovation. It's this that helped Toronto earn the accolade of the 'World's Best City To Live In' in 2015.
Great Accommodation for All Budgets
Toronto is a large city, but it never seems overcrowded, and care has been taken with its city center and it suburbs. There's accommodation to suit all budgets, without the buyer having to compromise on quality. The King West neighborhood is one of the trendiest areas of the city, with an exciting nightlife and some of the best shops in Canada. Even here it's possible to find great accommodation at an affordable price, thanks to the stylish new condos being built there: check out the latest info here.
Toronto is a city that's geared up for the 21st century, but that hasn't turned its back on its rich past and heritage. Wherever you live in the city you'll find that, often surprising, delights are never more than a short walk away, and with cheap and reliable public transport also to hand, the city can be easy to explore. This jewel of North America is now attracting people from both sides of the border to make a new home there.