Get to know our city
Industry leaders agree that Toronto has emerged as one of the world’s thriving technology hubs. It’s no surprise that companies like Google and Uber selected Toronto to expand their operations.
U of T’s iconic St. George campus is located in the heart of this dynamic and diverse city — the perfect place for Canada’s #1 engineering school. Our neighbours include MaRS Discovery District, major multinationals and world-class hospitals. This proximity facilitates unique academic and industrial collaborations that create incredible opportunities for our students and recent grads.
Beyond the professional perks of living in an innovative city, Toronto is an incredible place to live. From its cultural festivals and concerts to unforgettable attractions and delicious food, this city offers exciting activities all year round to suit every taste and preference.
Studying at a university in a metropolitan city also has its advantages when it comes to housing. In addition to several on-campus residence options, U of T is surrounded by student-friendly housing options. Toronto’s transit system and underground pedestrian system makes the entire city accessible.
- One of the world’s most livable cities
- One of the world's best economies for young people (PDF)
- The world’s most diverse city
- One of the world's best global cities for working in tech
- The only Canadian city to make Amazon’s shortlist of HQ2 candidates
- North America’s third-largest information and communications technology cluster
- North America’s third-largest mass transit system and the largest underground pedestrian system
- North America’s second-largest financial services hub (after New York)
- Seven professional sports teams, including the Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors and Toronto Football Club
- Toronto is a gateway to the world served by two airports: Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ)