Are you planning to move to Greater Toronto Area (GTA)? You’re not alone, and it’s not a bad choice too. A large number of people move there in search of better work and life. It’s the most populous region in Canada, and there are reasons why it has earned this tag. To help you with the moving, Hudson movers are here to help you with all the packaging and moving efforts. Here we’re going to take a look on some of those reasons, and also a couple of things that you should know before moving to GTA. Let’s get started:
#1. Tourism Spots
There’s no dearth of tourism spots in GTA. In Halton area you can find Canada’s oldest and longest footpath called Bruce Trail, Lake Ontario waterfront, and many waterparks which have been created around the 25 km long stretch of this waterfront to help you enjoy the waters of Lake Ontario. Similarly, there’re a lot of (more than 480) water parks and amusement parks in Peel region too. York region is home to 70+ golf courses and Lake Simcoe, and Durham region is home to more than 350 km of recreational trails.
#2. It’s very, very well connected
Traveling between different municipalities of GTA is not difficult. All of them are very, very well connected. You can use public transit options like GO Transit, or other local transportation systems. It’s not uncommon for people of GTA to live in one municipality and work in another. Many people commute to more than one municipality of GTA every day.
#3. Property is highly unaffordable
Since it’s a commercial hub, property in GTA is highly unaffordable. The supply of property is limited, and many of the properties remain in the ownership of wealthy investors. So if you plan to settle down in GTA after a few years of your move, it’s going to be a herculean task to find the right type of property at the right price. On the other hand, if you’re in the process of buying a property in GTA, you need to double-check the price that you’re paying for it as there’s a high risk of you shelling out much more than you should.
#4. It’s home to some of the fastest growing companies in Canada
As I said above, GTA is a major commercial hub of Canada. And as a result, it’s home to some of the fastest growing companies in the country. Gillam Group, Bronte Construction, Maropost, and many other leading companies are located in this area.
#5. A large part of it is farmland
Despite being a commercial hub GTA has done a great job when it comes to preservation of greenery. A vast part of the land in this region is farmland, and there’re urban forests in almost all major cities. Many of these forests have been developed into large national parks, which explains why there’re a large number of amusement parks in every municipality of GTA.
#6. It becomes extremely cold in winters
Lastly, let’s talk about the climate. While summers are not too hot in GTA (average temperature between 24°C to 31°C), winters remain extremely cold. They start in September and conclude in March, and during this 6 months long duration the temperatures dip as low as -5°C to 2°C in most parts of GTA.
So these were the six things that you should know about GTA before moving there. It’s undoubtedly one of the best residential and commercial areas in Canada, but just like everything, it also has its own pros and cons. It’s up to you to decide whether it appeals to your particular situation or not. And I hope that these pointers will help you make that choice.