Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

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Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area
Metropolitan Area
Nickname(s): GTHA
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
Area
 • Total 7,124.15 km2 (2,750.65 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Density 850/km2 (2,201/sq mi)
 • CMA 5,583,064
 • Metro 6,054,191
  Canadian CD rank: 1st
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code L, M
Area code(s) 226, 289, 416, 437, 519, 647, 705, 905
The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) is a contiguous urban region that is composed of some of the largest cities and metropolitan areas by population in Ontario, Canada. The GTHA consists of the City of Hamilton, Halton region, Peel region, the City of Toronto, York region, and Durham region.

Hamilton, though connected to Toronto's suburbs, is outside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Beginning in the late-2000s, the term "Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area" was introduced by a few public bodiesa to refer to the GTA plus the former Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth. The population of the combined area is 6,574,140 as of 2011,[2] and is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2031.[3]

Members, population and size[edit]

Authority Type Population Year
Ajax Town 110,000 2012
Aurora Town 53,203 2011
Brampton City 523,911 2011
Brock Township 11,341 2011
Burlington City 175,779 2011
Caledon Town 59,460 2011
Clarington Municipality 84,548 2011
Durham region Regional Municipality 608,124 2011
East Gwillimbury Town 22,473 2011
Georgina Town 43,517 2011
Halton region Regional Municipality 501,669 2011
Halton Hills Town 59,008 2011
Hamilton City 721,053 2011
King Township 19,899 2011
Markham City 320,000 2012
Milton Town 100,000 2013
Mississauga City 713,443 2011
Newmarket Town 79,978 2011
Oakville Town 182,520 2011
Oshawa City 356,177 2011
Pickering City 88,721 2011
Richmond Hill Town 185,541 2011
Scugog Township 21,569 2011
Toronto City 2,615,060 2011
Uxbridge Township 20,623 2011
Vaughan City 300,000 2012
Whitby Town 122,022 2011
Whitchurch–Stouffville Town/Municipality 37,628 2011
York region Regional Municipality 1,084,000 2012

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2011). "Toronto, Ontario (Census metropolitan area)". Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  2. ^ Census Profile - Select from a list. 2.statcan.gc.ca (2013-01-08). Retrieved on 2013-07-26.
  3. ^ "The Big Move". Metrolinx. 2008. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  4. ^ "About Us". Metrolinx Website. Metrolinx. 
  5. ^ "Places to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe". Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal. 2006. p. 9. 
  6. ^ "Amendment No. 38 to the Regional Plan (2006)". Regional Municipality of Halton. 2009-12-16.