TORONTO FOUNDATION’S VITAL SIGNS REPORT/2015 – GOOD OR BAD? YOU DECIDE.

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City of TORONTO population 2,808,507
TORONTO Region (GTA) population 6,055,724
TORONTO housing market is “severely” unaffordable
Average two-bedroom apartment rents for $1,264
Close to 80,000 TORONTO households are waiting for affordable housing
Arts and culture contribute $11.3-billion annually to TORONTO’s GDP
Youth unemployment rate reached a high of 21.65% in 2014
87% of TORONTO’s elementary schools have teacher-librarians
Torontonians possess more higher education degrees per 100,000 than residents of other global cities (Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam)
The GTA smashed 2 tourism records in 2014, with the highest-ever overnight visitors, 14.3-million
City of TORONTO’s GDP grew by 3.12% in 2014
Youth crime rate in the Region decreased 44.9% between 2004 and 2013

Read the full TORONTO’s Vital Signs Report at http://www.torontosvitalsigns.ca

TORONTO FOUNDATION: “Do we have a high quality of life here in TORONTO?  Answer: it depends.  For some of us, the city is a welcoming and supportive place to live.  For others, life here is challenging.  And increasingly, for many of us, the future is very uncertain.”

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