GTA, Ontario

gtaThe GTA (Greater Toronto Area) is Canada’s most populous metropolitan area. The city of Toronto, as well as the regional municipalities of Durham, Halton, Peel, and York, are also part of it. There are 25 municipalities in general in the city, including urban, residential, and rural areas. The Greater Toronto Area starts in Halton Region’s Burlington and runs eastward down Lake Ontario, past downtown Toronto, to Clarington in Durham Region.

The Greater Toronto Area is part of a wider area in southern Ontario called the Greater Toronto Area. The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is formed as the district is merged with the city of Hamilton to create a conurbation known as the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). The Golden Horseshoe is composed of the GTHA and the Niagara Area.

Municipalities in Greater Toronto Area and related CMAs

Census division Census subdivision In GTA Toronto CMA Oshawa CMA
Durham Region Ajax
Halton Region Burlington
Halton Hills
Peel Region Brampton
York Region Aurora
East Gwillimbury
Richmond Hill
Dufferin County Mono
Simcoe County Bradford West Gwillimbury
New Tecumseth


Toronto is 7,125 km2 in Greater Toronto city (2,751 sq mi). This area is surrounded by the southern lake of Ontario, the eastern lakes in Kawartha and the western lakes in Niagara, and the north by Simcoe Lake. The city establishes a natural ecosystem called the Bioregion of Greater Toronto. The Grand Toronto Area is part of the Ontario Peninsula’s neck.


The population of this city is 6,417,516 according to the latest 2016 census results from Statistics Canada. Population development studies predicted a population of 3,000,000 for the City of Toronto in 2031, and 7,450,000 for the Greater Toronto Region[120]. The Ontario Department of Finance says that by 2025 it will exceed 7.7 million. Statistics Canada established in 2001 the cluster trend of concentrated population growth in four large metropolitan regions of Canada, including the Greater Golden Horseshoe Census, comprising the GTA, as a whole.

Things to do in GTA

1. Explore Nature Parks & Areas

Taste the wild or nature is no challenge in one of the world’s largest metropolises. Toronto is full of secret wind trails through parks and wooded forests, past rivers and lagoons, and home to so many plants and animals keeping you enthusiastic and inspired on one of the many nature trails on this series.

Visit parks and protected areas in Greater Toronto. You can explore and enjoy nature in the GTA region in abundance. Different events are open to provincial parks and nature reserves. Explore each park’s special qualities.

2. Enjoy Treetop Trekking

Improve your confidence, maneuver over the swinging logs, and scratch cables over the Treetop trekking forest floor. The opening places will take place on 2 April 2021. Hiking Treetop Whitchurch-Stouffville Heart Lake Conservations Area,10818 Heart Lake Road, Brampton Stouffville, 3291 Stouffville Rd.