Living in Toronto

Toronto is one of Canada’s most beautiful urban environments and a great city in which students can learn and grow. Whether you are a Torontonian for life or a temporary resident while you complete your postdoctoral studies, you will find everything you need in this “city of neighbourhoods.”

Half of Toronto’s population was born outside of Canada and more than 100 languages and dialects are spoken here. In addition, it’s the cultural and financial hub of Canada. The Toronto International Film Festival regularly features the work of York graduates and Toronto companies employ 232,000 people in the financial sector. Conduct research with science innovators, audition for a Broadway-bound musical, feature your art in a gallery or climb the ladder of financial trading on Bay Street — with a population of 2.6 million, Toronto has it all.

York reflects the energy and vibrancy of Toronto, the most cosmopolitan city in Canada. From theatres and art galleries, to restaurants and pubs, and thriving artistic and intellectual communities and groups – we’ve got it all. Our incredible range of extracurricular activities will help you meet people, discover and build new networks and enhance the skills you need to forge your own unique path to success.