Population Growth in the 905 Portion of the Toronto Economic Region Continues to Outshine the City of Toronto in 2011-20161
By: Frank Clayton
Senior Research Fellow, CUR
March 3, 2017
The Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), the economic region centred on the city of Toronto (Toronto), as delineated by Statistics Canada based upon commuting patterns, recorded average annual population growth of 68,995 persons between mid-2011 and mid-2016. This is slower growth than that in the previous decade. Despite the renaissance of population growth in its central area resulting from the condo apartment construction boom, Toronto’s average annual growth of 23,302 persons accounted for just one-third of the CMA’s population growth. The 905 areas (the Toronto CMA beyond the city of Toronto) had average annual growth of 45,693 persons between 2011 and 2016.