- Toronto is the largest and most important financial centre in Canada and the fourth largest in North America, trailing only New York city, Chicago and Los Angeles.
- It’s the world’s most multicultural city with 230 ethnic groups and counting calling this corner of Ontario home, and over half the population was born outside of Canada.
- Toronto consistently ranks in The Economist’s top ten cities in the world for cost of living, safety, working opportunities, liveability and democracy.
Move aside Spain and Australia, Canada is fast becoming the relocation destination of choice for Brits fed up with the temperamental British weather and stagnating economy.
As one of Canada’s biggest cities, Toronto is a multicultural metropolis with a thriving creative arts scene and a burgeoning business hub that is well positioned to rival that of its American neighbours.
Home to a diverse range of communities and a grid designed traffic system, Toronto is a shining example of what can be achieved when a city is well thought out and planned for.
Recent big cost infrastructure projects have added to Toronto’s enduring status as one of the most ‘liveable cities in the world’.
A highly efficient public transport system makes commuting both easy and affordable. In fact, so proud are citizens of its ‘clean and green’ reputation that just 30% say they drive to work.
For those who want to reap the benefits of Canada’s breath-taking natural landscapes, Toronto offers easy access to a host of small islands, outstanding scenic countryside, and national parks.
There are no fewer than 1,600 named parks spread out over 8,000 hectares of land consisting of ravines, valleys, woodlots, parks, beaches, golf courses, destination parks and over 200 km of trails.
What’s more if you fancy a venture into the US, there are tons of regular flights to big cities including New York, Chicago and Washington DC.
You can expect very warm summers and long, snowy cold winters with 301 measurable days of sunshine in Toronto.
If you are looking to move to Toronto, you can look forward to friendly neighbours, spacious and well-designed homes and a high standard of living in one of the world’s safest countries.
Export Packing & Wrapping Service
When the client has accepted the quoted price and a move date has been secured, the vehicle and removal team will arrive at residence.
The removal team will proceed to export pack and wrap all items being transported in special breathable bubble wrap.
Special made-to-measure wooden creates can also be used for difficult to move or fragile items.
Our dedicated team in the UK & Canada will ensure all the relevant paperwork and customs clearance is processed correctly.
They will arrange the unloading and unpacking of your household goods ready for checks or inspections.
Once your belongings have cleared customs, you will be contacted to discuss a convenient time to deliver them if not already agreed.
White & Company offers secure containerised storage facilities via its own depots. We have 19 strategically placed storage facilities throughout the UK to choose from.
Our partners in Canada can also off your storage facilities should you require them.
Insurance For Removals to Toronto
Despite our best efforts sometimes items get damaged or things go amiss. White & Company always try to minimise problems during the moving process. That’s why we offer limited liability insurance.
Marine insurance is a key consideration when shipping overseas. We recommend you consider protecting your valuable personal possessions while in transit or storage with our ‘All Risk’ Marine Standard Liability cover.
Marine Insurance Cover is offered to you on receipt of a completed Overseas Valuation Form. Such insurance cover is ‘Comprehensive’ and ‘All Risk’ and is based on the values as declared by you on the Overseas Valuation Form.
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- Toronto’s real estate is amongst the most expensive in Canada and the average house price is currently $794,800 (£496,110).
- The average rent per month for an apartment in Toronto is $1157 (£722), a 19.1% decrease on last year when the average rent was $1378 (£860).
- Popular neighbourhoods for relocating family include North York, Markham, Richmond Hill and the affluent areas of Rosedale and Kensington Market.
Expats moving to Toronto will find a huge assortment of neighbourhoods to choose from with properties to suit each budget and personal circumstance.
Toronto house prices have surged over the past decade or so but are beginning to slow with plenty of affordable new developments under construction. In fact, the Toronto skyline features more high rises and skyscrapers than Manhattan.
As you would imagine for such a diverse city, Toronto is a mosaic of different neighbourhoods, most of them with their own identities and charms.
A regular flow of steady immigration has ensured that many neighbourhoods have a distinct feel, from Greek town to Little India. Unlike other large western cities, the rich and poor live side-by-side in the centre with luxury condos often situated close to cheaper lets in the city’s core.
When you first arrive in Toronto it is advisable to rent before you buy. This gives you the opportunity to get a feel for the city and which neighbourhood you would like to live in.
Much will depend on your own circumstance and other factors such as the needs for schools, or to be close to your place of work.
Finding the right neighbourhood will ensure you give yourself the best possible change of making your relocation work.
Suburbs such as North York, Markham and Richmond Hill (north, east) and the Halton region (Oakville and Milton for example) are favoured by families and are among the best places to live in Toronto. Leaside is regarded as one of Toronto’s top areas but beware, property prices are high.
White & Company Provide Removals to Toronto and all major surrounding locations
- Rental costs in Toronto are 26.52% lower than in London.
- Basic utilities (including electricity, gas and heating) for a studio apartment cost around CA$143 a month (£90), 46% cheaper than London.
- Average salaries in Toronto are currently CA$3427 (£2139) compared to London’s £2338.
Living in downtown Toronto or any of the central areas can be expensive and rents are among the highest in Canada
Standard monthly expenses such as phone bills, food shopping and transport do not come cheap either.
However, when you compare the cost with living in central London it is still cheaper to live in Toronto, despite the slightly lower average wages (8% less).
Don’t fret for there are numerous ways to save money, such as shopping in what are cheaper supermarket chains such as “No Frills”.
Savings can also be made when it comes to entertainment. Toronto has a host of great attractions and many are free to enter such as High Park and Toronto Botanical Gardens. You can take advantage of discounts on certain days and times at many museums across the city.
- Forbes describes Toronto as lying at the economic heart of one of the world’s wealthiest countries and growth is projected to keep turning through 2020.
- Toronto is home to about 90,000 businesses with top employers including Manulife Financial, Magna International and the iconic Hudson’s Bay Company.
- Toronto’s unemployment rate is extremely low and is currently at 7 percent, narrowly above the national average of 6.8%.
As Canada’s largest city, Toronto offers many job-related opportunities and is recognized as the business and financial capital of the country.
The city has taken full advantage of its excellent location for trade, business, education and its steady supply of immigrant labour led to it becoming Canada’s economic hub by the 1980s, a status which it retains to this day.
With the economy growing fast, Toronto is turning to foreign workers to fill the demand for skilled workers.
Among the most important industries in the city are those related to the financial and banking sectors.
Toronto is the third largest financial centre in North America, behind only New York City and Chicago and is home to the headquarters for five of Canada’s largest banks, as well as numerous insurance companies, credit unions and pension funds.
Canada’s ten fastest growing IT companies are also based in Toronto and there are LinkedIn, Facebook and Google offices here now and the world’s biggest cluster of app development companies.
Unlike Quebec, English is the official language most spoken here. Most jobs require that you speak and write it fluently. There are, however, many opportunities for those who speak other languages.
Toronto boasts an impressive number of bilingual or multilingual job openings. With its incredible diversity, it’s a great city for expats to find jobs.
- Ontario’s schools are administered by district school boards and school authorities, of which 31 are English Public and 29 English Catholic schools.
- Despite its larger size class sizes are smaller in Canada with 90% of schools across Ontario province having classes with less than 20 children.
- Toronto has a high level of graduate level employment and over half of all Toronto’s employees hold bachelor’s degrees or higher.
Toronto is seen as one of the most educated cities in the world.
The Canadian Government places a strong onus on strong literacy and numeracy skills which it believes are the critical foundation for academic achievement and a lifetime of success.
The government’s goal is to have 75 per cent of students achieving the provincial standard (equivalent to a B grade) in reading, writing and mathematics.
Smaller classrooms across Ontario also mean that pupil’s get more one to one time with teachers which aids their personal and academic development.
Toronto has four universities and four colleges, which are all publicly funded, as well as 140 private vocational colleges for diploma courses.
Whatever brings you to Toronto, you’ll be living and working in a city which places a heavy emphasis on educating its citizens with over half of all Toronto’s employees holding university degrees or higher.
Removals To Toronto
- Weekly removals services to Canada with full load consignments that take your belongings direct from point A to B or part loads that are delivered shortly after your arrival.
- Shipping can take anything from 8 to 12 weeks. From arrival at port in Toronto to the additional time taken for the clearing of customs and quarantine.
- Storage offered either at our secure facilities based in the UK or through our industry partners in Canada.
Now that you’ve hopefully decided to settle down and move to Toronto it’s time to figure out how to get there.
Canada has long been the expat destination of choice with thousands making the move each year.
During this time White & Company has positioned itself as the international removals firm of choice for all Removals to Canada.
To find out more about how we could get your dream move to Canada underway don’t hesitate to give us a call today.
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What Others Say…
Wayne Middleton and Brian Witherford were professional and extremely helpful. Did a brilliant job. Would recommend Whites to anyone. Thanks very much.
Have used this company regularly for 5 years including my time in the armed forces. They are professional and efficient. Will use them again on our next move.
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