Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

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Greater Toronto Area
Metropolitan Area
Nickname(s): GTHA
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
Area
 • Total 8,262.26 km2 (3,190.08 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1][2][3][4][5][6]
 • Total 7,165,061
 • Density 922/km2 (2,362/sq mi)
  Combined population of Hamilton, Halton, Peel, Toronto, York, Durham
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code L, M
Area code(s) 226/519, 416/437/647, 705, 905/289
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 bordering Toronto's suburbs, is outside the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The GTA population is 6,417,516 (2016 census). 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 7,165,061 as of 2011,[7] and is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2031.[8]

Members, population and size[edit]

Authority Type Population[9] Year
Ajax Town 119,677 2016
Aurora Town 55,445 2016
Brampton City 593,638 2016
Brock Township 11,642 2016
Burlington City 183,314 2016
Caledon Town 66,502 2016
Clarington Municipality 92,013 2016
Durham region Regional Municipality 645,862 2016
East Gwillimbury Town 23,991 2016
Georgina Town 45,418 2016
Halton region Regional Municipality 548,435 2016
Halton Hills Town 61,161 2016
Hamilton City 536,917 2016
King Township 24,512 2016
Markham City 328,966 2016
Milton Town 110,128 2016
Mississauga City 721,599 2016
Newmarket Town 84,224 2016
Oakville Town 193,832 2016
Oshawa City 159,458 2016
Peel region Regional Municipality 1,381,739 2016
Pickering City 91,771 2016
Richmond Hill Town 195,022 2016
Scugog Township 21,617 2016
Toronto City 2,731,571 2016
Uxbridge Township 21,176 2016
Vaughan City 306,233 2016
Whitby Town 128,377 2016
Whitchurch–Stouffville Town/Municipality 45,837 2016
York region Regional Municipality 1,109,909 2016

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamilton:"(Code 3525) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  2. ^ Halton: "(Code 3524) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  3. ^ Peel: "(Code 3521) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  4. ^ Toronto: "(Code 3520) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. 
  5. ^ York: "(Code 3519) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  6. ^ Durham: "(Code 3518) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-01. 
  7. ^ Census Profile - Select from a list. 2.statcan.gc.ca (2013-01-08). Retrieved on 2013-07-26.
  8. ^ "The Big Move". Metrolinx. 2008. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  9. ^ Canada, Government of Canada, Statistics. "Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  10. ^ "About Us". Metrolinx Website. Metrolinx. 
  11. ^ "Places to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe" (PDF). Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal. 2006. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-06. 
  12. ^ "Amendment No. 38 to the Regional Plan (2006)". Regional Municipality of Halton. 2009-12-16.