CANADA’s largest city is far less dense than other global metropoli around the world. Which means there’s space for more affordable housing and room to grow, according to Josef Filipowicz (senior policy analyst) & Kenneth P. Green (Senior Director, Fraser Institute).
To accommodate the thousands moving into TORONTO’s core, the city has been building way up, and some neighbourhoods are packed with high rises. But, according to a story in MACLEANS, by comparison, we are not dense.
As a major centre of finance, media and industry, TORONTO’s peers include New York City and Chicago. New York is more than twice as dense as T.O. and Chicago, despite a shrinking population, remains 3.1% more dense than this city.
In the above graph published in MACLEANS – PARIS is #1 with very high population density; TORONTO, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and Mississauga are among the lowest. New York is in between.