The neighbourhoods comprising Diverse City are a mix of largely middle-income neighbourhoods, comprised of apartments and single-detached housing built between 1960-1980, mostly located in Toronto's northeast (with a few additions throughout Mississauga and Markham). With 64% of residents currently having immigrant status, this City has the highest concentration of newcomers across the GTA (the GTA average is 45%). A similar proportion (62%) speak a primary language other than English or French at home. This collection of neighbourhoods is also home to the highest percentage of racialized individuals, with over three-quarters of residents identifying as racialized. Compared to many other parts of the GTA, there are relatively few second-generation Canadians (24% compared to the overall average of 28.4%). Like many other parts of the GTA, rental stress is a big issue, with just under half of renters paying over 30% of their income towards housing costs. Housing value itself is higher compared to many other parts of the City of Toronto, with the average dwelling priced at slightly above $680,000. The communities of Diverse City are a crucial part of the diversity that defines Toronto, and makes up a large part of the city's mature post WII suburbs.

Neighbourhoods:

Agincourt, L'Amoreux, Steeles, York Mills, Hillcrest Village

2020 Ten Cities Project

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