Making Toronto home: A newcomer’s guide to life in Canada’s largest city

Credit to Author: Julia Hornstein| Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2024 13:00:51 +0000

Toronto is Canada’s biggest city. With its vibrant mix of cultures, robust job opportunities, and a bustling city life, Toronto is an appealing destination for anyone seeking a dynamic and enriching place to live. This guide offers valuable insights and practical tips to help immigrants navigate the nuances of Toronto, ensuring a smoother transition as […]

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Three Canadian cities ranked among the most liveable in the world

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2023 14:00:57 +0000

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)—a part of the Economist Group—has recently published their Global Liveability Index scores for the year 2023. Among the top 10 most liveable cities were three Canadian ones—with Canada boasting more spots in the top 10 than any other country. Specifically, these were: Vancouver in fifth place, Calgary in seventh place […]

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How do Canadians celebrate Diwali?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2023 14:00:04 +0000

The 12th of November will mark the start of Diwali—an auspicious festival for over a billion people across the world. Diwali is a (primarily Hindu) festival celebrated to commemorate the triumph of good over evil, the importance of new beginnings, and the meaning of honouring one’s ancestors (among many other things). Often called the “festival […]

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Report: First-time home buyers face affordability obstacles in Toronto

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2023 12:00:56 +0000

The latest data from the Canadian Real Estate Association shows that the average price of a home in Ontario exceeds $850,000 as of July 2023. In Toronto, the median price for a single detached home in the second quarter of 2023 was $1,350,000. A new study, How Low Can Prices Go in T.O.? Even A […]

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Olivia Chow makes history as Toronto’s first racialized mayor

Credit to Author: Ramya Ramanathan| Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2023 16:17:52 +0000

Hong Kong-born Olivia Chow, one of Canadian Immigrant’s Top 25 winners in 2012, will be taking office as Toronto’s new mayor on July 12, 2023.

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Toronto hosts its ninth annual Newcomer Day

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 24 May 2023 13:00:59 +0000

Tomorrow, May 25, marks the ninth annual Newcomer Day in Toronto. It is an event hosted by the City of Toronto to help newcomers to the city (and Canada) get familiar with their new home and the settlement services that are available to them. The event is being held at Nathan Phillips Square and runs […]

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Wesley So pockets P11.7 million after topping Toronto tourney

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2022 09:33:15 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA Grandmaster Wesley So needed just two games to subdue GM Nihal Sarin and rule the inaugural Chess.com Global Championship in Toronto, Canada Monday, Nov. 7 (Tuesday in Manila). The Cavite-born So beat the Indian sensation, 4.5-1.5, to pocket the $200,000 cash purse (roughly P11.7 million) in the $1.1 million tournament. The victory […]

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Toronto to hold election for mayor and city council

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2022 12:00:50 +0000

Toronto will hold a municipal election on October 24 this year. Municipal (city) government oversees things such as property taxes, public transit, public spaces such as parks, and garbage collection. It is the level of government closest to day-to-day life. This election will decide who becomes mayor, and who will represent each ward (neighbourhood) at […]

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Looking Ahead to Canada’s Demographics in 2041

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 13:15:30 +0000

The world can change a lot in 20 years, and that reality is no different when we look at Canada in particular. On September 8, Statistics Canada released its projection for Canada’s demographic makeup in the year 2041. These projections, which are rooted in data from 2016’s Census of Population, provide some key insights into […]

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Explore Toronto’s diverse culinary scene during the ‘Summerlicious’ festival

Credit to Author: Canadian Immigrant| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 14:09:54 +0000

Reservations are open for Toronto’s favourite flagship festival, being held from August 12 to 28, bringing the best value menu options and an opportunity to try the city’s varied cuisine.

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