What you need to know before moving to Toronto:

1. The Weather

Toronto has 4 seasons. The summer can be very hot like a tropical island. The winter is freezing cold with snow and ice. The best season to move is early summer or fall.

2. Transportation

Only a few streets have streetcars. Many more have bus lines and there are a few subway lines. Beyond the core city you will need a car to drive everywhere.

3. Toronto Taxes

In the province of Ontario there is a 13% sales tax called HST (Harmonized Sales Tax). The cost of living has been rising but you can still find good deals if you look carefully.

4. Favorite Neighborhoods

  • Kensington Market
  • Davisville Village/St. Clair
  • West Queen West
  • Chinatown
  • Roncesvalles