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1 COMMUNITY PROFILEToronto In partnership with Statistics Canada

2 Ontario’s largest municipality though growth has slowed Most diverse region in Ontario Third largest Francophone community in Ontario Growing Aboriginal community Community Profile Highlights Highlights in Toronto (2001 to 2006):

3 Largest Municipality This report refers only to the Census Division of Toronto. This includes the 140 neighbourhoods that comprise the City of Toronto.

4 Largest Municipality In 2006, there were 2,503,281 people living in Toronto, which accounts for 20.6% of all Ontarians

5 Population Growth Slowing Between 2001 and 2006, Toronto grew by 0.9% or 21,787 residents, far less than the previous five-year period

6 Diversity is increasing Half of Toronto residents are born outside Canada Almost 47% of Torontonians are visible minorities, the majority from the South Asian, Chinese and Black communities More than 1.2 million residents, 49% of the population, had a mother tongue that was neither English nor French Immigration is on the rise 267,855 newcomers settled in Toronto between 2001 and 2006 Two-thirds of newcomers are from the Asia and the Middle East, followed by Europe and Africa Most Diverse Area in Ontario

7 Top Five Mother Tongues: (other than English & French) ONTARIO 1.Italian 2.Chinese (not specified) 3.Cantonese 4.Spanish 5.German Most Diverse Area in Ontario TORONTO 1.Chinese (not specified) 2.Cantonese 3.Italian 4.Spanish 5.Portuguese

8 Growing Francophone Community Toronto is home to 43,475 Francophone people, making it the most populous Francophone community after Champlain and Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin & Sudbury regions Toronto’s Francophone population increased by 1.6% between 2001 and 2006

9 Growing Aboriginal Community The number of Aboriginal people in Toronto grew by nearly 20% to 13,605 Toronto has 5.6% of Ontario’s total Aboriginal population The Aboriginal community accounts for about 0.5% of Toronto’s total population

10 Toronto has a slightly higher proportion of First Nations people and slightly lower proportion of Métis people compared to the province overall Noticeably, Toronto is home to 10% (195 people) of Ontario’s Inuit population * Multiple Aboriginal Identities ** Aboriginal Identities not included elsewhere Growing Aboriginal Community

11 Age Pyramid Toronto has proportionately more older people, more adults 20 – 39 and fewer children than Ontario as a whole

12 Also of Interest: In 2006 Toronto had an unemployment rate of 7.6%, which was considerably higher than Ontario overall (6.4%) As of 2005, half of private households in Toronto had an income greater than $52,833, which was less than Ontario overall where the median household income was $60,455 Community Profile Highlights

13 Additional Information This document presents highlights from the Toronto Community Profile To view the full report, please refer to the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) website at There you will find the Community Profiles for OTF’s 16 catchment areas and the province overall The Community Profiles were produced in partnership with Statistics Canada, using the most recent 2006 Census information We hope that they will be of benefit to Ontario’s not-for-profit sector


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