Moving to Toronto...How to Enjoy Living in a Big City
Moving to Toronto can be very exciting. For starters, Toronto is Canada’s largest city. In fact, it is the 4th largest city in North America!
Toronto has a tremendous amount to offer. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is a huge area spread out from east to west that includes the city of Toronto and 25 municipalities. One irrefutable fact is that Toronto is an expensive city whether you want a rental or to buy your own home. Communities east of Toronto are a little more affordable than downtown Toronto or the west end like Oakville or Burlington. The Go Train system serves most GTA communities making commuting a bit easier.
Toronto is also the most diverse city in the country, so it appeals to a wide range of individuals from different ethnic backgrounds. If you are a “foodie”, Toronto is considered a mecca with eateries featuring cuisine from all around the world.
There is something for everyone in Toronto. For the sports buff there is NHL hockey, NBA basketball (thanks to the recent championship) Blue Jays baseball, world class soccer and so much more. If professional sports aren’t to your taste, then there are amateur programs in every community for children of all ages.
For those people who are more interested in the arts and cultural events, Toronto abounds with galleries, museums, the symphony, bookstores and theatres. Each fall Toronto is flooded with celebrities at the annual TIFF festival.
All summer long the city hosts a wide range of specialty festivals from PRIDE in June, the annual Jazz Festival, the Caribbean Festival with an extravagant parade at the beginning of August, The Taste of the Danforth, The Canadian National Exhibition and of course, the world-renowned Santa Claus Parade in December.
New Toronto residents are often surprised that even in this very urban environment there is so much green space for outdoor activities like bike riding, hiking, walking skateboarding etc. Playgrounds and swimming pools are everywhere to keep your children entertained. If skiing is your thing there are great ski hills within a couple of hours drive.
It is obvious that Toronto has something for everyone. One thing to consider before choosing a moving company is that because of its size, Toronto has hundreds if not thousands of moving companies. Unfortunately, many are rogue movers with slick websites and virtually nothing else. It is better to choose a professional moving company like Premiere Van Lines that has a proven track record, are agents for Atlas Van Lines, have government approved warehouses, trained drivers and a fleet of clean, modern vehicles.
For more information of how Premiere can help with your upcoming move to Toronto, give us a call at 11-888-671-6683.