About Toronto

Toronto possesses the best features of the world in one clean, safe, friendly place. Consider this:

A theatre scene rivaled only by London and New York, More than 80 cultures from around the globe, Attractions that range from high art to lively family fun, Polished services for business travelers, A shopping mecca with international flair , A friendly, open and welcoming attitude, Some of the best dining the world has to offer, Year-round international festivals of film, culture, music and more, Miles of waterfront, beaches, boardwalks and trails, One of the safest cities in the world for residents and visitors alike.
What could possibly make this any better? How about packing many of our most popular attractions within walking distance of each other! In downtown Toronto, a leisurely walk is all it takes to travel between thousands of hotel rooms, great sporting venues, the CN Tower, major convention centres, endless shopping, top theatre, the waterfront, and inspired cuisine.

And beyond the vibrant and quirky neighbourhoods of the city are more fabulous attractions, plus breathtaking countryside, Niagara Falls, a world-class wine region and dozens of outdoor adventures – all just a short drive away.

The United Nations has nominated Canada for the past several years as the best country in the world to live in.

Canada is an international leader in computer and information technologies and has a reputation for excellence in such sectors as telecommunications, transportation and engineering; and specifically, aerospace, urban transport, micro-electronics, medical devices, advanced software, hydroelectric and nuclear power, lasers and opto-electronics, biotechnology, food and beverage processing, geomatics,ocean and environmental industries.

Toronto, Canada's corporate capital, has been among the top 5 best cities to live in the world on many lists. Toronto's population is about 4 million, and that represents 65 cultures and over 100 different languages. It is the 5th largest metropolitan city in North America, and its residents make up 25% of the total population of Canada.

The Canadian IT sector

The key IT and Telecommunication companies in Toronto are: Amdahl, AT & T Canada, Bell Canada, Celestica Inc., ClearNet Communications, C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures, Cyberplex, Interactive Media, ExtendMedia, IBM Canada, ICE Integrated Communications & Entertainment, Rogers Communications, Xerox.

The Canadian IT sector, which includes computing and telecommunications hardware, software and services companies, represents $65 billion in revenue annually. Of that national figure, the companies in Toronto represent approximately $25 billion annually.

Employment in the IT sector in Toronto

The City of Toronto is home to over 2,200 IT and Telecomunications companies, which employ approximately 100,000 people.  

 A highly educated labor force characterizes Toronto's IT and Telecomunications industrys. According to the Worldwide IT Benchmark Project of Howard Rubin and Associates, Canadian Software developers were the world's top producers with 14,000 lines of code per professional per year.