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2011 Census: Marital Status, Families, Households and Dwelling Characteristics
The findings of the 2011 Census are finally trickling through, and the city has released its assessment of the demographic changes that may have a profound influence on Toronto's future development. Despite the numbers having been collected in the full flush of the condo boom, the city of Toronto's demographic primacy within the GTA is actually slipping. In 2011, it accounted for 48.2 per cent of GTA households, down from 49.8 per cent at the time of the 2006 census.
Year: 2011
Categories: Living in Toronto
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A Bright Green Future, Clean-Tech Asset Map
An analysis of the convergence of technology, policy and capital in Ontario
Year: 2010
Categories: Clean Technology and Green Energy
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A Summary of the Liveability Ranking and Overview: 2013

The concept of liveability is simple: it assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions. Assessing liveability has a broad range of uses. The survey originated as a means of testing whether Human Resource Departments needed to assign a hardship allowance as part of expatriate relocation packages. While this function is still a central potential use of the survey, it has also evolved as a broad means of benchmarking cities. This means that liveability is increasingly used by city councils, organisations or corporate entities looking to test their locations against others to see general areas where liveability can differ.

Year: 2013
Categories: Business Toronto, Living in Toronto, Quality of Life
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Advantage Ontario
The world has changed. Emerging economies in Asia, South America and Africa are racing ahead, driving a new era of intense global competition. The Internet and information revolution have made the world smaller, entrenching globalization. Developed economies, still recovering from the worst financial crisis and global recession since the 1930s, are reinventing themselves to compete and win in the new global marketplace. Ontario is no exception – the status quo is not an option.

The need for change is clear. Ontario's prosperity will depend on innovative, highly productive firms that are flexible enough to capitalize on opportunities wherever and whenever they emerge. Governments, labour, the not-for-profit sector, academia and the private sector need to rethink and realign their roles and actions to build a competitive, globally oriented economy.
Year: 2012
Categories: Global Hub
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Agenda for Prosperity
City of Toronto's economic competitiveness strategy.
Year: 2008
Categories: Invest Toronto
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American Cities of the Future 2013/14

The year 2012 signified Toronto's best for FDI since fDi Markets records began in 2003. Ranking fourth for economic potential, Toronto was a key destination in the region, with FDI up 40% in 2012.

Toronto ranks:

  • 3rd overall for American Cities of the Future 2013
  • 2nd overall in North American cities
  • 2nd in FDI strategy in major city category
  • 2nd in business friendliness in major city category
  • 3rd overall in major city category
  • 4th in economic potential in major city category
  • 6th in infrastructure in major city category
  • 10th in human resources in major city category
Year: 2013
Categories: Business Toronto
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Beyond borders: Global biotechnology report
The annual report analyzes key indicators of the industry’s performance: financing activity, deal trends, financial results, pipeline strength and product approvals.
Year: 2011
Categories: Life Science
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Bio-Medical Sector and Initiatives
Report on Toronto's Bio-medical Sectors.
Year: 2010
Categories: Life Science
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Blueprint for Fiscal Stability and Economic Prosperity - a Call to Action
The purpose of the Blueprint was to outline a plan for the City to reach a position of fiscal stability and economic prosperity.
Year: 2008
Categories: Invest Toronto
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Building Your Companies Capabilities Through Global Expansion
Global competition is becoming tougher and more complicated than ever.  Over the past 30 years, sharp declines in communication and transportation costs and the reduction of trade barriers have reshaped the global economy.  Major new markets continue to open.  Supply chains are becoming increasingly deverticalized and geographically dispersed.
Year: 2012
Categories: International Commerce
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Business Connect: Connecting Toronto's Business Community to Selected Assistance Programs
Business programs and services available in the City of Toronto through the municipal government to promote economic activity.
Year: 2010
Categories: Professional and Government Services
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By the Numbers
University of Toronto research statistics and international rankings.
Year: 2010
Categories: Universities & Colleges (Skills)
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CANADA’S HIGH-TECH HUB
As one of the world’s leading ICT and media hubs, Toronto has a rich technology ecosystem with remarkable breadth and depth. Located in a major urban centre, Toronto’s ICT sector thrives on the rapid innovation and introduction of new chnologies that stem from collaboration with a diverse range of sectors – for example, healthcare, education, social, cleantech, media and entertainment. The City’s ICT sector is constantly evolving with impressive growth being driven by a wide array of segments such as cloud computing, mobile platforms and applications
Year: 2010
Categories: Business Toronto, Information and Communications Technology
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Canada's High-Tech Hub: Toronto
This discussion paper has been prepared to provide participants at Technicity 2010
with a brief overview of Toronto’s ICT sector. It attempts to capture the salient
characteristics of an industry that continues to re-invent itself.
Year: 2010
Categories: Business Environment, Information and Communications Technology
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Canada's Tax and Duty Advantages: Enjoy the Benefits of Foreign Trade Zones…Anywhere in Canada!
The report from the Government of Canada highlights recent changes and major trade benefits, that companies experience as a result of operating in Canada.
Year: 2009
Categories: Business Toronto, Information and Communications Technology
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Canada's Video Game Industry in 2013
Over the last 10 years, the global video game industry has grown significantly, and it continues to grow. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Global Entertainment and Media Outlook, global growth in consumer spending in the video game market is expected to average 7.2% CAGR, with global spending rising from US$59 billion in 2011 to US$83 billion by 2016. In this context of global growth, the video game industry in Canada continues to hold its own. The number of video game companies in Canada has remained fairly constant since 2011, while the overall employment level has increased over the same period. Canada’s current active video game firms are primarily located in Ontario (29.5%), Quebec (29.2%) and British Columbia (20.4%).
Year: 2013
Categories: Creative Industries, Information and Communications Technology
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Canadian Banks 2010: Perspectives on the Canadian banking industry
Report demonstrates the strengths and confidence of the Canadian banking system post-recession, in a changing regulatory environment.
Year: 2010
Categories: Finance
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Canadian Banks 2011: Perspectives on the Canadian banking industry
Report demonstrates the strengths and confidence of the Canadian banking system post-recession, in a changing regulatory environment.
Year: 2011
Categories: Business Toronto, Finance
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Canadian Cities: An Economic Snapshot – Toronto Leads the Pack
The CIBCWM Metropolitan Economic Activity Index is a measure designed to assess the relative performance of Canada's major cities using yearly changes for nine key macroeconomic variables and drivers of economic growth. For any given city, the index provides a consistent base for comparison with other cities and/or with the aggregate performance of all other Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs).
Year: 2013
Categories: Business Environment, Finance, Real Estate
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Canadian ICT Sector Profile – May 2012
  • Sector is made up of 33,500 companies
  • ICT sector revenues increased from $129 to $168 billion between 2002 and 2011
  • Contributed $62.7 billion to Canadian GDP in 2011, outgrowing the overall economy.
Year: 2012
Categories: Information and Communications Technology
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Capital Access Index: Best Markets for Access to Business Capital
An annual ranking of entrepreneurial access to capital around the world.
Year: 2009
Categories: Access to Capital
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Challenges Facing Express Delivery Services in Canada's Urban Centres
Analysis of express delivery services in Canada's urban regions.
Year: 2009
Categories: Logistics & Transportation
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Cities of Opportunity 2012

Analyzes the trajectory of 27 cities, all capitals of finance, commerce, and culture—and through their current performance seeks to open a window on what makes cities function best. This year, we also look ahead to 2025 to project employment, production, and population patterns, as well as “what if” scenarios that prepare for turns in the urban road.

Toronto ranks:

  • #2 - Health, safety and security
  • #2 - Transportation and infrastructure
  • #2 - Intellectual captial and innovation
  • #2 - Sustanability and the natural environment
  • #4 - Ease of doing business
  • #4 - Demographics and livability
Year: 2012
Categories: Business Environment, Quality of Life
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City of Toronto Economic Development - Tourism
The Economic Development report contains statistical data regarding tourism metrics of the past year.
Year: 2012
Categories: Invest Toronto
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City of Toronto Enhances IMIT Business Incentive
Toronto's Imagination, Manufacturing, Innovation and Technology (IMIT) business incentive helps you reduce business costs and remain competitive. The IMIT program encourages new investment and employment growth and actively supports development activities that will make the city more prosperous, liveable and able to provide opportunity for all.
Year: 2012
Categories: Incentives
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Collaborating For Competitiveness: Building Toronto's Incubation Network (Implementation Action 1)
The Business Incubation and Commercialization (BIC) program supports small business success through community partners that offer an array of targeted entrepreneurial incubation programs, services, and resources. These include, among others, private office/ studio space, shared industrial equipment, business advisory/ mentoring services, product development support, market testing, access to capital, and networking opportunities. The city commissioned a consultant to undertake a review of the BIC Program to improve effectiveness, enhance flexibility, and build capacity for growth
Year: 2013
Categories: Access to Capital, Business Services, Professional and Government Services
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Community Improvement Plan Amendments to Implement Changes to the IMIT Program

This report brings forward proposed amendments to the Community Improvement Plans (CIPs) that enable the Imagination, Manufacturing, Innovation and Technology (IMIT) incentive program. The amendments implement the changes approved by City Council in July 2012 that resulted from a review of the IMIT property tax incentive program.

Year: 2012
Categories: Establishing a Business, Incentives, Logistics & Transportation
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Competitive Alternatives 2012
Comprehensive guide for comparing business costs and locations internationally
Year: 2012
Categories: Business Costs
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Competitive Alternatives 2012 - Special Report: Focus on Tax
This report is a supplement to the 2012 edition of Competitive Alternatives, KPMG's guide to international business location costs. It assesses the general tax competitiveness of the 113 cities in 14 countries studied in the main research project, focusing on 55 major international cities.
Year: 2012
Categories: Tax Advantages, Toronto's Cost Advantages
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Creative City Planning Framework
As a part of the Agenda for Prosperity, a creative city planning strategy has been developed to build on and enhance the creative capital of Toronto.
Year: 2008
Categories: Creative Industries
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Digital Canada 150
Digital Canada 150 represents a comprehensive approach to ensuring Canada can take full advantage of the opportunities of the digital age. It envisions a country of connected citizens armed with the skills they need to succeed. The Government plays a key role in ensuring that consumers are protected and action is taken to end price discrimination. We have introduced measures to protect Canadians and their families while encouraging healthy competition and lower consumer prices.
Year: 2014
Categories: Information and Communications Technology, Invest Toronto
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Diversity in Toronto: A Community Profile
The report Diversity in Toronto: A Community Profile highlights the trends and differences
for immigrants – both established and recent – as well as people who identify as members
of racialized groups. Using the gauges of place of birth, language, age and period of
immigration, this report will highlight the uniqueness and diversity of people in Toronto
today – and bring to light some worrying challenges facing those who have most recently
arrived.


Year: 2010
Categories: Business Costs, Living in Toronto
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Diversity our Strength
The working paper from the Martin Prosperity Institute looks at Toronto's industrial, neighbourhood and population diversity.
Year: 2010
Categories: Quality of Life
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Doing Business 2013: Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises
Tenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 185 economies, Doing Business 2013 measures regulations affecting 11 areas of everyday business activity:
  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Closing a business
  • Employing workers
The report updates all indicators as of June 1, 2012, ranks economies on their overall "ease of doing business", and analyzes reforms to business regulation - identifying which economies are strengthening their business environment the most.
Year: 2012
Categories: Business Costs, Establishing a Business
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Doing Business 2013: Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises - Canadian Addition
The Canadian economy profiled. Doing Business 2013 measures regulations affecting 11 areas of everyday business activity:
  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Closing a business
  • Employing workers
The report updates all indicators as of June 1, 2012, ranks economies on their overall "ease of doing business", and analyzes reforms to business regulation - identifying which economies are strengthening their business environment the most.
Year: 2012
Categories: Business Costs, Establishing a Business
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Doing Business in Canada
Blake's, "Doing Business in Canada" report is an introductory survey of issues related to establishing and running a business in Canada.
Year: 2007
Categories: Invest Toronto
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Doing Business in Canada
This Guide provides non-Canadians with an introduction to the laws and regulations that affect the conduct of business in Canada and, in particular, in the province of Ontario. In some cases, this Guide also identifies issues in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Because of Canada’s federal structure, the authority to make laws and regulations is divided between the federal and provincial governments by the Canadian Constitution although,in some areas of divided authority, both federal and provincial laws may apply.
Year: 2012
Categories: Business Environment
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Doing Business Report
Annual report investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it in 183 countries.
Year: 2011
Categories: Business Environment
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Doing Business Report 2014
The World Bank released its 2014 Doing Business Report on October 29, 2013.
Year: 2014
Categories: Business Toronto, Invest Toronto
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Economist Intelligence Unit’s Hot spots 2025: Benchmarking the future competitiveness of cities
The Economist Intelligence Unit defines a city’s competitiveness as its ability to attract capital, businesses, talent and visitors. The 2025 City Competitiveness Index benchmarks the competitiveness of 120 cities across the world at two distinct points in time: today and in 2025. North American cities dominate the list of the most competitive cities in the 2025 Index. Six of the top 20 are US cities: New York (1st), Chicago (9th), Washington DC (14th), Los Angeles (17th), San Francisco (18th) and Boston (19th). One Canadian city, Toronto, falls into the top 20, ranked at 10th.
Year: 2013
Categories: Business Toronto
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Establishing a Business in Ontario
An extensive report, Establishing a Business in Ontario, speaks to business looking to setup a business in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Year: 2007
Categories: Invest Toronto
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Estimating Canada's Future Immigration Needs

The federal government recently launched public consultations asking the key question, "What is the appropriate level of immigration for Canada?" While simple at first glance, this is an exceedingly difficult question to answer. Immigration has many different goals and each goal will augur for a different level. Put simply, there is no magic number. Traditionally, Canada has accepted around 0.8% of its population in new permanent residents each year (chart 1). However, we are now at an inflection point.

Year: 2012
Categories: Labour Force, World Class Talent
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Every Day we ask ourselves what if? Collaborate and Discover: Ontario's Biopharma Cluster
Overview report of the biopharama sector focuses on collaboration and discovery in the Toronto region.
Year: 2008
Categories: Life Science
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FDI American Cities of the Future 2011/12 Winners
 In the first ever fDi ranking of cities across the American continents, Toronto placed highly in the following categories.

-Top Ten - American Cities of the Future
-Top Ten - Major Cities of the Future
-Top Ten - Major Cities, Economic Potential
-Top Ten - Major Cities, FDI Strategy
-Top Ten - Major Cities, Infrastructure
-Top Ten - Major Cities, Quality of Life
Year: 2011
Categories: Business Toronto
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Financial Services: Canada's Competitive Advantages
A detailed report of Canada’s Financial Services Industry including information about FDI, innovation, skills and research, as well as the cost and competitive advantages of Canada’s Financial Services sector
Year: 2012
Categories: Finance
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Financial Solutions for Buyers of Canadian Products
Export Development Canada provides direct buyer loans, lines of credit, loan syndication and leasing to Canadian companies exporting products globally
Year: 2010
Categories: Access to Capital, Trade
report
Forbes Best Countries for Business

Canada ranks No. 1 overall in Forbes annual look at the Best Countries for Business. The Best Countries for Business looks at 11 different factors for 134 countries. The factors including in the study are property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, freedom (personal, trade, and monetary), red tape, investor protection and stock market performance.

Rankings:

  • Personal Freedom – 1st
  • Red Tape – 3rd
  • Investor Protection – 5th
  • Corruption 6th
  • Trade Freedom – 7th
  • Tax Burden 9th
  • Property Rights - 9th
  • Innovation – 15th
  • Technology – 15th
  • Market Performance – 20th
  • Monetary Freedom 39th
Year: 2011
Categories: Global Hub
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Funding Programs, Awards and Prizes Available to Ontario Clean-Tech Companies
Document is a compilation of federal and provincial funding sources, both private and public that apply to companies in the Cleantechnology Sector.
Year: N/A
Categories: Clean Technology and Green Energy
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Funding Programs, Awards and Prizes Available to Ontario Life Science Companies
Document is a compilation of federal and provincial funding sources, both private and public that apply to companies in the Life Science Sector.
Year: N/A
Categories: Life Science
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Funding Programs, Awards and Prizes Available to Ontario Technology Companies
Document is a compilation of federal and provincial funding sources, both private and public that apply to companies in the Technology Sector.
Year: N/A
Categories: Information and Communications Technology
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Global Cities Index
Measures a city's influence on and integration into  global markets, culture, and innovation.
Year: 2010
Categories: Business Environment
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Global Cities Index and Emerging Cities Outlook, ATKearney
A.T. Kearney's Global Cities Index (GCI) examines a comprehensive list of 84 cities on every continent, measuring how globally engaged they are across 26 metrics. The companion Emerging Cities Outlook (ECO) complements the GCI by analyzing the likelihood that 34 cities in low- and middle-income countries will improve their global positioning over the next 10 to 20 years. By focusing on the elements that contribute to the generation, attraction, and retention of global capital, people, and ideas, the GCI and ECO can be powerful tools in the hands of policy makers and business leaders.
Year: 2014
Categories: Invest Toronto
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Global City Power Index 2011
The Global Power City Index evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to their "magnetism," i.e., their comprehensive power to attract creative people and excellent companies from around the world amidst accelerated interurban competition.
Year: 2011
Categories: International Commerce
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Global Competitiveness Report

Canada ranked 14th out of 144 countries on the 2012/13 Global Competitiveness Index (World Economic Forum). For the 5th year in a row Canada was found to have the soundest banking system in the world.

Key rankings:

  • Number of procedures to start a business – 1st
  • Soundness of banks – 1st
  • Inflation, annual % change – 1st
  • Labour market efficiency – 4th
  • Quality of management schools – 5th
  • Quality of the education system – 6th
Year: 2012-2013
Categories: Business Environment
report
Global Competitiveness Report
Report identifies key factors determining economic growth used to raise domestic income levels and opportunities.
Year: 2009-2010
Categories: Business Environment
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Global Enabling Trade Report
Measures and analyzes institutions, policies and services enabling trade in national economies.
Year: 2010-2011
Categories: Global Hub, International Commerce
report
Global Financial Centers 7
Profiles, ratings and rankings of 75 financial centers in terms of competitiveness.
Year: 2010
Categories: Finance
report
Global Financial Centers 8
Profiles, ratings and rankings of 75 financial centers in terms of competitiveness.
Year: 2010
Categories: Finance
report
Global Financial Centers 9
Profiles, ratings and rankings of 75 financial centers in terms of competitiveness.
Year: 2011
Categories: Business Toronto, Finance
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Global Financial Centres Index 12

The GFCI provides profiles, ratings and rankings for 77 financial centres. The aim of the GFCI is to examine the major financial centres globally in terms of competitiveness. The GFCI has been published every six months (although the index is actually produced every three months).

Toronto rankings in the:

  • Top 10 – globally on the GFCI 10
  • Top 10 – for Asset Management
  • Top 10 – for Banking
  • Top 10 – for Government & Regulatory
  • Top 10 – for Professional Services
  • Top 10 – for Wealth management/ private banking
  • 4th - in Centres Likely to Become More Significant
Year: 2012
Categories: Global Hub
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Global Financial Centres Index 14
The latest Global Financial Centres Index, GFCI 14, covering 80 financial centres, was published on September 30 by the London based Z/Yen Group. Toronto moved up one notch in the rankings, and remains one of only 11 financial centres judged by GFCI to be a "global leader," owing to the breadth and depth of its financial services industry. As a sub-sector, Toronto's asset management capabilities placed it among the top ten centres in the world, according to GFCI 14. GFCI joins The Banker, The Economist, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PwC in ranking Toronto highly as an international financial centre, a place to do business and a place to live.
Year: 2013
Categories: Global Hub
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Global Financial Development Report
Ranking of 55 of the world's leading financial systems and capital markets.
Year: 2011
Categories: Finance
report
Global Information Technology Report
Demonstrates role of ICT as it dramatically transforms the world, enables innovation and productivity increases, connects people and communities, and improves standards of living and opportunities across the globe.
Year: 2010-2011
Categories: Information and Communications Technology
report
Global Innovation Index
Global ranking of 130 countries on innovation, and presents best policies and practices for promoting innovation readiness.
Year: 2009-2010
Categories: Business Environment
report
Global Office Rent
International comparison of prime office space rent and occupancy costs.
Year: 2009
Categories: Business Costs
report
Global Outlook Report
Guide to political, economic and regulatory changes in global FDI market, with a focus on greenfield investment.
Year: 2010
Categories: Finance
report
Global Salary Guide
Comparative international salary information for financial, legal, administrative and creative professional sectors
Year: 2009
Categories: Business Costs, Finance
report
Governance Matters 2009, Country Data Report for Canada, 1996-2008
The Report displays Canada's performance for all available years between 1996 and 2008 in six governance dimensions: i) Voice &
Accountability, ii) Political Stability and Lack of Violence/Terrorism, iii) Government Effectiveness, iv) Regulatory Quality, v) Rule of Law, and vi)
Control of Corruption.
Year: 2009
Categories: Business Environment
report
Greater Toronto Area Renewable Energy Opportunities
Report on the renewable energy sector in the GTA, including recent Ontario Green Energy Act policy adjustments, designed to develop a green energy economy.
Year: N/A
Categories: Green Energy
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Higher aspirations; A look at life in CityPlace, the model for Toronto's future skyward urbanity

You can see a lot from the floor-to-ceiling windows in Jonathan Careless' 39th storey downtown condo: North York, Pearson airport, the Niagara Escarpment - and the mind-boggling number of people who live in a compact space in the sky just like his. "I look right at my neighbours," he said, motioning at the vertical city lit up in the night, row after row of tiny living rooms and kitchens visible in the CityPlace condos that surround him. "I can see them come home and make dinner." Thirteen thousand people call these soaring glass buildings along the waterfront near the Rogers Centre home. By 2018, 18,000 will live in 10,000 units in 25 buildings, making their homes and their lives on top of one another.

Year: 2012
Categories: Real Estate
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Highlights of the 2011 People Risk Index Ratings
Study looks at the risks related to recruitment, employment and retirement. Aon survied 110 cities worldwide based on population size, population growth, the level of foreign investment and geographic spread.
Year: 2011
Categories: Labour Force
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Hot Spots - Benchmarking Global City Competitiveness

The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global City Competitiveness Report 2012. Hot spots is an Economist Intelligence Unit research programme, commissioned by Citigroup, which ranks the competitiveness of 120 of the world's major cities.

Top Rankings
  • Toronto ranked in the top five cities in North America
  • 1st in Financial Maturity
Year: 2012
Categories: Business Environment, Finance
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How Does the City Grow?
The City of Toronto, as Canada’s most populous city, is a focal point of development, growth and urbanization, and the vital heart of a growing urban region. Toronto has experienced a surge of both residential and non-residential growth with construction cranes a constant presence across the City’s skyline. This bulletin is an update to the June 2011 publication and examines how and where the City has been growing and how it will continue to develop over the next ten to twenty years.
Year: 2012
Categories: Labour Force, Living in Toronto, Real Estate
report
Human Development Report 2009 Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and development
The UN's Human Development Report looks at global economic development and social trends.
Year: 2009
Categories: Quality of Life
report
Ideas That Could Change the World
Report profiles outstanding research occurring at the University of Toronto
Year: 2010
Categories: Universities & Colleges (Skills)
report
Implementing Toronto's Workforce Development Strategy: Progress to Date and Necessary Next Steps
In March 2012, City Council unanimously endorsed Toronto's first workforce development strategy,Working as One: A Workforce Development Strategy for Toronto. The strategy provides a blueprint, in terms of both its vision and approach, for an integrated employment services system in Toronto, as part of an integrated workforce development strategy. Along with Collaborating for Competiveness: A Strategic Plan to Accelerate Economic Growth and Job Creation in Toronto and the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020, it is a key component of the City's strategic framework to sustain and advance economic growth, ensure all communities share in the opportunities that are created, and better connect jobseekers and employers.
Year: 2013
Categories: Professional and Government Services, World Class Talent
report
Incentives Overview
 An overview of Federal and Provincial Government funding programs.
Year: 2011
Categories: Incentives
report
Innovation Cities Top 100 Index 2011 City Rankings

Toronto moved up two places on this year’s Index into the top 10 globally. The Innovation Cities Top Cities ranks the top cities in the world as innovation destinations. In 2011 the top Nexus cities (10% of all benchmark cities), Hub cities (next 20%) and selected Node cities are ranked.

Year: 2011
Categories: Business Environment
report
Invest and Operate in Canada - What Chinese state-owned enterprises need to know
There is little doubt that Canada has become a prime investment location for Chinese state-owned enterprises
(SOEs) in recent years – and for good reason. China’s five-year plan for 2011-2015 encourages overseas
expansion and cooperation to secure access to resources, acquire technology and improve management
capabilities. Canada offers all this and more. In addition to being rich in energy and natural resources, Canada
provides advanced technology in new material, new energy and high-tech.
Year: 2012
Categories: Establishing a Business, International Commerce, Invest Toronto
report
Invest In Canada's Flagship Report: 2012
The Flagship Report provides Canada’s value proposition to foreign investors. It offers a comprehensive presentation of Canada’s conducive business environment and presents the wealth of business opportunities in 7 leading-edge sectors.
Year: 2012
Categories: Business Environment, Invest Toronto
report
Islamic Finance Working Group: Making Toronto The North American Centre for Islamic Finance: Challenges and Opportunities
Set out in this initial report from the Islamic Finance Working Groupf are public policy issues that are relevant to promoting the development of an Islamic financial sector in Toronto.
Year: 2010
Categories: Finance
report
Knowledge-based clusters of US and Canadian metropolitan areas
Whitepaper sites new academic research showing that the types of skills that are important to job and economic performance in urban regions.
Year: 2010
Categories: Talent
report
KPMG Competitive Alternatives 2014
Competitive Alternatives is a biennial KPMG study that focuses on business locations in the NAFTA marketplace, as well as leading mature market countries in Europe and Asia Pacific. This study contains valuable information for any company considering international business location options. Canada ranks 2nd among the 10 countries, with business costs 7.2 per cent lower than in the United States. Moving ahead of both the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, Canada re-establishes a competitive advantage over these countries seen in 2010 and earlier editions of Competitive Alternatives.
Year: 2104
Categories: Invest Toronto
report
Legatum Prosperity Index
A global assessment of wealth and wellbeing
Year: 2010
Categories: Business Environment, Business Toronto, Educational Attainment
report
Livability Index
Assessment of the living conditions in 140 cities across stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education;, and infrastructure sectors. Toronto ranks in the top 5
Year: 2011
Categories: Business Toronto, Living in Toronto, Quality of Life
report
Living in Downtown and the Centres
Toronto is a large, complex mature urban centre that continues to grow through intensification, rebuilding and reurbanization. A key principle of Toronto's Official Plan is to manage this growth in a way that directs significant change to some areas while protecting existing neighbourhoods.  The Official Plan identifies Downtown and the Centres (Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke and Yonge-Eglinton) as important growth areas
Year: 2012
Categories: Educational Attainment, Labour Force, Living in Toronto, Quality of Life
report
Manufacturing the future: The next era of global growth and innovation
Manufacturing the future: The next era of global growth and innovation, a major report from the McKinsey Global Institute, presents a clear view of how manufacturing contributes to the global economy today and how it will probably evolve over the coming decade.
Year: 2012
Categories: Business Environment, Establishing a Business
report
Marketing Innovative Drugs in Canada: Regulatory and IP Considerations
Introduction to the regulation and IP issues related to marketing innovative drugs in Canada
Year: 2009
Categories: Life Science
report
Media Digest
Key trends and details encompassing all Canadian media sectors
Year: 2011
Categories: Film & Television
report
Mercer's 2010 Quality of Life Survey
Ranks 221 cities on quality of live indicators to assist governments and major countries place employees on international assignments.
Year: 2010
Categories: Quality of Life
report
Metro Cities and Metros as Hubs of Advanced Industries and Integrated Goods Trade North America 2013
Metro Cities and Metros as Hubs of Advanced Industries and Integrated Goods Trade North America, a report from the Brookings Institution, confirms that Toronto is a North American trade powerhouse. The Greater Toronto Area leads all other North American city-regions as a continental trading hub. The Washington-based think tank took a look at cross-border trade in goods among Canada, the U.S. and Mexico on a city-to-city scale, and the GTA came out as the partner in the top three city pairs. The study looked at broad city-regions – comparable to the GTA – in defining all the cities in the study.
Year: 2013
Categories: Business Services, Business Toronto, Invest Toronto
report
Obtaining Patent Protection in Canada
Introduction to the Canadian patent system.
Year: 2009
Categories: Green Energy, ICT (Information and Communications Technology), Life Science, Talent
report
OCO Annual Report 2012//13: Hubs, Hotspots and Hopefuls
Toronto is widely regarded as Canada’s leading business hub and has earned a reputation as a financial services hotspot, not only for Canada but North America as a whole.
Year: 2012
Categories: Finance
report
OECD: Territorial Review of Toronto, Canada
The OECD's territorial review look at Toronto's economy, assessing the regions strengths and weaknesses.
Year: 2010
Categories: Business Environment
report
Ontario, A Leader in Learning
Capstone review of post-secondary education in the Toronto region.
Year: 2005
Categories: Talent, Universities & Colleges (Skills)
report
Ontario’s Entertainment & Creative Cluster: A Framework for Growth

This document lays out a vision for the continued growth and leadership of Ontario’s cultural and other creative industries including: film, television, publishing, music, commercial theatre and interactive digital media industries.

 

Year: 2010
Categories: Business Toronto, Creative Industries, Information and Communications Technology
report
Ontario's Life Sciences Commercialization Strategy
Report sheds light on the growing opportunity in the global life sciences sector and highlight's Ontario's competitive advantage. Includes  snapshots of pharmaceutical, medical and assistive devices, and biotech sectors , government incentives and funding programs.
Year: 2010
Categories: Life Science
report
Partnership in Action
Strategy of how to increase Toronto's competitiveness as an international finance center
Year: 2009
Categories: Finance
report
Paying Taxes 2012: The global picture
Our Paying Taxes study demonstrates again that reform of tax systems around the world is continuing. There is an increasing focus on improving the administrative aspects of tax systems including the use of electronic ling and payment for tax returns, the reduction in the number of taxes per base and an increasing use of self assessment procedures.

Governments, business and civil society all benet from a fair, stable and sustainable tax system which can help to encourage growth. rticles included in this report continue to demonstrate the engagement of government with tax reform giving insights into how the Paying Taxes data has been used and providing details of the reforms that have been and are being implemented.
Year: 2012
Categories: Tax Advantages, Toronto's Cost Advantages
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Penthouse International

International investors are buying a pied-a-terre for business trips, or as a home base to help them apply for residency

Year: 2012
Categories: Real Estate
report
People, Planet & Profit: Catalyzing Growth & Environmental Quality in the Toronto Region
City of Toronto development strategy for the "green" sector
Year: 2007
Categories: Green Energy
report
Planning Budget and Accountability Report (09/10)
York University's annual report.
Year: 2010
Categories: Universities & Colleges
report
Political Instability Index
Measures the level of threat social protest poses to governments, due to economic distress and underlying vulnerability.
Year: 2009-2010
Categories: Business Environment, Government Services
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PwC: Paying Taxes 2014
Sitting steady in the Top 10 ranking for the last three studies, Canada remains in 8th place when it comes to its ease of paying taxes for businesses, according to Paying Taxes 2014 - a joint study from PwC and the World Bank Group that reviews tax regimes in 189 economies around the world. Paying Taxes 2014 measures the overall ease of paying taxes for a hypothetical small to medium-sized domestic business by assessing three indicators: number of tax payments per year; time taken to compile returns and submit tax payments; and by calculating companies' total tax liability as a percentage of pre-tax profits. “Within North America, Canada maintains the lowest average total tax rate ranking largely due to its efforts to establish a tax-competitive and business-friendly environment,” says Brad Sakich, Canadian tax policy leader, PwC. “Privately owned small businesses in Canada should take comfort — the ranking demonstrates that Canadian government agencies support and encourage the creation of more such businesses.”
Year: 2014
Categories: Business Toronto, Tax Advantages
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Real Estate / National Office Market Report Toronto Spring/Summer 2011
Spotlight on the Greater Toronto Area
• Tenant interest in new downtown towers may lead to further office development
• Alternative workplace strategies gaining popularity
• Best opportunities in downtown core and building-specific
• Suburban markets beginning to rebound from recession
Year: 2011
Categories: Business Toronto, Real Estate
report
Research Infosource's Top 40 Research Hospitals in Canada List 2012
10 of the 40 are located in Toronto:
1 - University Health Network
2 - Hospital for Sick Children
7 - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
10 - Mount Sinai Hospital, Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex
13 - Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
15 - St. Michael's Hospital
24 - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
26 - Baycrest
33 - Women's College Hospital
34 - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Year: 2012
Categories: Life Science
report
RESILIENT CITIES: A GROSVENOR RESEARCH REPORT
According to Grosvenor’s research, the three most resilient cities in the world are in Canada, with Toronto topping the list. Canadian cities have a strong combination of low vulnerability and high adaptive capacity. There is a high level of resource availability, and Canadian cities are well governed and well planned.
Year: 2014
Categories: Invest Toronto
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S&P Ratio Highlights Disparate Capital Strength Among The World's Biggest Banks
The purpose of the report was to provide a snapshot, at a specific point in time, of the comparable capital position of the world's largest banks, based on our methodology for assessing capital adequacy on a globally consistent basis.
Year: 2009
Categories: Finance
report
Startup Ecosystem Report 2012 Part One
Toronto is the largest startup ecosystem in Canada and is one of the largest startup ecosystems globally even though it creates 85% less startups than SV. It has a healthy funnel of startups across the stages of the Startup Lifecycle. Toronto competes for startups with regional competitors such as NYC, Boston and nearby Waterloo.

"The increasingly vibrant startup activity of Toronto combined with its lack of capital presents a large opportunity for investors..."

Year: 2012
Categories: Establishing a Business
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STATE of DESIGN: The Canadian Report 2010
Industry Canada has partnered with the Design Exchange (DX) and the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) to review the valuable service business function of PD&D. By collecting insights from the industry and international research organizations, and using economic modelling conducted by Industry Canada, this industry–government collaboration has produced a complete user/service provider profile of PD&D in Canada, summarized here in this report. This unique analysis is intended to help Canadian PD&D executives as well as decision makers understand current market trends and recognize the advantages of investing in PD&D to improve business competitiveness.
Year: 2010
Categories: Business Toronto, Creative Industries
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State of the World's Cities 2012/2013

The City is the Home of Prosperity. It is the place where human beings find satisfaction of basic needs and access to essential public goods. The city is also where ambitions, aspirations and other material and immaterial aspects of life are realized, providing contentment and happiness. It is a locus at which the prospects of prosperity and individual and collective well-being can be increased. The Report proposes a new tool - the City Prosperity Index - together with a conceptual matrix, the Wheel of Prosperity, both of which are meant to assist decision makers to design clear policy interventions.  Toronto ranks 3rd on the Prosperity Index.  The UN points to Toronto's quality of life as a major asset in efforts to attract and retain creative minds and businesses.

Year: 2012
Categories: Quality of Life
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Sustainable Competitive Advantage and Prosperity - Planning for Employment Uses in the City of Toronto

This study's key conclusions are that sustaining Toronto's competitive advantage and prosperity will require:

  • Continued preservation of the industrial employment land base for its wealth generating capacity; and
  • A new focus on  targeting  new office space construction to realize future growth potential.

There is potential for Toronto to accommodate 200,000 more office jobs than indicated by a "business as usual" development path to 2041. Achieving this growth will depend on an integral alignment of planning, transit, and economic development initiatives.  Success will bring balanced intensification and expanded tax revenues in addition to significant job growth and wealth generation.

Year: 2012
Categories: Toronto's Cost Advantages
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Tax Facts and Figures: Canada 2010
Tax Facts and Figures will help identity and understand the tax rates and tax changes that apply to companies.
Year: 2010
Categories: Business Costs, Incentives & Tax Advantages
report
Team Toronto Business Mission to Chicago 2012

To renew the partnership agreement between two great cities and identify opportunities to grow investment, enhance the business climate and stimulate greater job growth in both Toronto and Chicago.

Year: 2012
Categories: Invest Toronto
report
The 2010 Index of Economic Freedom
The 2010 Index of Economic Freedom covers 180 countries across 10 specific freedoms such as trade, business and property freedoms.
Year: 2010
Categories: Business Environment
report
The Big Move
The Big Move is the strategic transportation plan for the Toronto region.
Year: 2008
Categories: Logistics & Transportation
report
The fDi report 2012 - Global greenfield investment trends
The year 2011 was a challenging one for the global FDI market. Natural disasters in Asia-Pacific and economic and political instability in Europe, north Africa and the Middle East led many companies to put on hold their FDI plans, leading to a sharp decline in FDI in many countries. North America, with brighter economic prospects and a ‘shale rush’, achieved solid FDI growth. Likewise, companies continued to be attracted to the investment opportunities in Africa and Latin America, with 20%-plus growth in FDI in each region. Brazil was again the star performer, with a 38% increase in FDI projects.

Ranked sixth in the world as a source of FDI, Canada is growing rapidly in importance as a global investor, establishing 41.9% more projects overseas in 2011 than in 2010. Capital investment from Canadian companies overseas grew even more, by an estimated 59.4% in 2011.
Year: 2012
Categories: Global Hub
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The fDi Report 2013: Global greenfield investment trends
North America was the best performing region of the world in 2012, with the decline in FDI much sharper in the rest of the world. California was the leading state in the region, attracting 205 projects, more than one-tenth of FDI into North America. The top five states for FDI into North America remained unchanged from 2011 and in total accounted for 39.26% of the market in 2012. California accounted for 12.27% followed by New York (8.74%), Ontario (7.36%), Texas (6.94%) and Florida (3.95%).
Year: 2013
Categories: Access to Capital, Business Environment, Global Hub, International Commerce
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The Financial Development Report 2012
The 2012 Financial Development Report ranks 62 of the world’s leading financial systems and capital markets, analysing the drivers of financial system development in advanced and emerging economies to serve as a tool for countries to benchmark themselves and establish priorities for reform. The rankings are based on over 120 variables spanning institutional and business environments, financial stability, and size and depth of capital markets, among other factors.
Year: 2012
Categories: Finance
report
The Path to Prosperity: Internationally Competitive Rates and a Level Playing Field
In the report the CD. Howe Institute assess the affects of tax reduction policies of both the federal and provincial government in recent years.
Year: 2009
Categories: Business Costs, Incentives & Tax Advantages
report
The Place of Design: Exploring Ontario’s Design Economy
Comprehensive review of international best practices in the development and promotion of the design economy, with an overview and analysis of Ontario’s design workforce.
Year: 2009
Categories: Creative Industries
report
The Power to Live Green
The City of Toronto's sustainable energy strategy.
Year: 2009
Categories: Green Energy, Quality of Life
report
The Value Of Investing In Canadian Downtowns
This project is the first of its kind - examining 10 Canadian downtowns (Halifax, Fredericton, Ottawa, Toronto, London, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria) to assess changes in attitudes, perceptions, functionality and performance over time.  This project also aims to inspire and inform city builders, with many excellent and innovative approaches to downtown revitalization that are being applied across the nation.

Year: 2012
Categories: Amenities, Business Environment, Real Estate, Success Stories and Profiles
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The Wealth Report
A global perspective on prime property and wealth
Year: 2012
Categories: Real Estate
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The Wealth Report: A Global Perspective on Prime Property and Wealth, 2011
 Guide to the world of international prime residential property, The Wealth Report is produced by Knight Frank in conjunction with Citi Private Bank.
Year: 2011
Categories: Real Estate
report
The World’s Most Competitive Cities
The objective of this report from Site Selection Magazine and IBM Global Business Services is to develop various rankings of 100 cities around the world based on their competitiveness for attracting international (Greenfield) investment projects from several types of operations. Overall, the findings clearly show that the competitiveness of cities varies by sector and business function. As such, they indicate the limitations of looking at one overall index of competitiveness.

Toronto ranks:

  • 6th for Financial Services
  • 8th as an International Headquarters
  • 9th in Software Development
  • 10th as a Shared Service Centre
Year: 2013
Categories: Invest Toronto
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Toronto Arts Council - Report to Economic Development Committee
A great city fosters a vibrant cultural scene and recognizes the importance of the arts to the quality of life of its citizens. Strategic municipal arts investment is a key factor in generating a healthy city economy, promoting cultural tourism, creating training and employment opportunities, and seeding the cultural industries. The ability of artists and arts organizations to thrive in this city is fundamental to positioning Toronto as a creative city in the global marketplace.
Year: 2011
Categories: Creative Industries
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Toronto as a Global City: Scorecard on Prosperity
Economic and labour attractiveness indicators measure the economic performance of the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), relative to 23 other metropolitan regions from around the world.
Year: 2010
Categories: Business Environment, Talent
report
Toronto as a Global City: Scorecard on Prosperity 2014
Economic and labour attractiveness indicators measure the economic performance of the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), relative to 23 other metropolitan regions from around the world.
Year: 2014
Categories: Business Toronto, Invest Toronto
report
Toronto Economic Indicators
Describes the City of Toronto and the Toronto region using aggregate statistics.  The monthly indicators are produced by the City of Toronto.
Year: 2014
Categories: Business Environment
report
Toronto Financial Services Industry Ripe for Asian Partnerships
As a top 10 global hub and the second largest financial services centre in North America, Toronto is ripe for partnerships with Asian investors looking for stable global platforms. Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA) can help develop East-West synergies.
Year: 2012
Categories: International Commerce, Invest Toronto
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Toronto office tower boom the biggest since the go-go ‘80s
Toronto is in the midst of an office building boom unlike anything seen since the 1980s. Some 16 new office towers are currently under development and will add four million square feet of new space over the next three to four years.
Year: 2012
Categories: Business Environment, Real Estate
report
Toronto Region Economic Summit 2012
The Summit brought together private sector leaders from key clusters to advance ideas and identify opportunities/challenges to better drive regional competitiveness. The Summit encouraged private sector business leaders to take the leadership role. Focusing on six key clusters (Life Sciences, Energy, ICT & Creative, Food & Beverage, Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation & Logistics) and leveraging best practices and the role model of Financial Services, the Summit will be the catalyst for new initiatives over the coming year.
Year: 2012
Categories: Clean Technology and Green Energy, Information and Communications Technology, Transportation
report
Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange: A Capital Opportunity
High-level presentation from the TMX Group. The TMX Group is the parent company of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange.
Year: 2010
Categories: Access to Capital, Finance
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Toronto, Vancouver, Waterloo rank among top 20 startup hubs globally: report
Three Canadian cities rank among the top 20 “startup ecoystems” in the world according to a new report published Tuesday that forecast a shift in the concentration of entrepreneurial dominance.  Toronto and Vancouver placed eighth and ninth, respectively, while Waterloo claimed the 16th spot on the the index, which measured factors like total entrepreneurship activity, available risk capital, the prevalence of support such as mentorship and service providers, access to talent and even mindset.
Year: 2012
Categories: Business Environment, Establishing a Business
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Toronto: Financial Services Captial of Canada
Importance of Toronto financial services sector, as a key driver of our local, provincial and national economy.
Year: 2010
Categories: Business Environment, Finance
report
Toronto's Clean-Tech and Green Energy Sector
Engaged public interest, innovative government programs, and a strong industrial cluster form Toronto’s vibrant green economy. More than 36,000 employees in over 1,700 companies provide renewable energy and clean-tech products and services across a wide range of sub-sectors, including: smart grid, electric vehicles, green buildings, clean air/water technology, solar and wind power, and waste technology.
Year: 2012
Categories: Clean Technology and Green Energy
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Toronto's Discovery District: Innovation, Technology, & Business
A look at the research and development that takes place in Canada's largest research park, the Toronto Discovery District
Year: N/A
Categories: Life Science
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Toronto's Financial Services Sector
Toronto’s financial institutions are underpinned by Canada’s ranking as the world’s soundest banking system five years in a row (World Economic Forum, 2008–2012). The World Bank ranks Canada 5th worldwide for its strength of investor protection, and assigns Canada a maximum score for depth of credit information. Toronto is the 2nd largest financial services centre in North America by direct employment, behind only New York.
Year: 2012
Categories: Finance
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Toronto's Food and Beverage Sector
Toronto’s food and beverage cluster is the third largest – and fastest growing – in North America. With over 55,000 employees, more individuals in the Toronto Region work in food and beverage processing than anywhere else in Canada.
Year: 2012
Categories: Food and Beverage
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Toronto's ICT Sector
Toronto’s ICT sector consists of world-renowned universities and colleges, industry-leading fortune 500 companies and local enterprises that range from web start-ups to multi-national firms. These organizations drive innovation both at home and in global markets. Sub-sectors include gaming, digital media, enterprise software, data centres, mobile application hardware manufacturing and telecommunications.
Year: 2012
Categories: Information and Communications Technology
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Toronto's Life Sciences Sector
Toronto is a rare global location where leading-edge medical research converges with international business expertise and advanced manufacturing capabilities.
Year: 2012
Categories: Life Science
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Toronto's Opportunities and Priorities: Local Labour Market Update
This report is essentially an update to the 2012-2013 local labour market plan, “Toronto’s Opportunities and Priorities” (TOP) report. This year’s focus is on another four sectors, namely: Film production and Sound recording, Publishing, Real estate and Utilities. While these are not Toronto’s largest employment clusters, they are significant contributors to the city’s economy, as well as sectors that differentiate Toronto from other areas of the province.
Year: 2013
Categories: Creative Industries, Film & Television, Real Estate
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Toronto's Vital Signs 2012
While much of the world has been beaten down by the global economic crisis, Toronto and Canada have offered a unique shelter from the storm. You can see it in the real estate investment flooding the core, in the new businesses opening across the GTA and in our continued success at luring young talent from around the globe. As several US cities and several European nations wrestle with how to downsize, Toronto's current challenges emerge from our growth-more people, more development, more prominence, more pressure.
Year: 2012
Categories: Living in Toronto, Quality of Life
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Toward a Toronto Region Economic Strategy: Economic Vision and Strategy Report for the Toronto Region
This report is the product of a unique collaboration between the Toronto Region Board of Trade and the Institute for Competiveness & Prosperity, sponsored by KPMG. Drawing on the knowledge and expertise of these respective organizations, the report challenges us to think about what an economic game plan for the Toronto region would look like.
Year: 2014
Categories: Invest Toronto
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Trade, Innovation, and Prosperity
The working paper from the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity examines the importance of expanded international trade to Ontario's prosperity.
Year: 2010
Categories: Global Hub, International Commerce
report
Update on the TFSA and the Toronto Financial Sector
• 220,000 employed in FS sector. Second largest in North America by direct employment behind New York
• Recovery in region’s FS sector employment has outpaced that in peer U.S. cities
• The ratio of FS employment to total employment is higher than in key U.S. financial centres
• The FS sector is the second largest employer for the Toronto region after manufacturing

Year: 2012
Categories: Business Toronto, Finance
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Vantage Magazine, Greater Toronto
The Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance foreign direct investment magazine looks at Ontario's green sector.
Year: 2010
Categories: Green Energy
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Walking the Silk Road: Understanding Canada’s Changing Trade Patterns
  • Canada's trading patterns have been fundamentally altered over the past decade.
  • The Canadian–U.S. trade relationship is waning in importance, while emerging markets, particularly China, are becoming increasingly important.
  • Our trade strengths are shifting away from some manufactured products toward professional services and products related to our natural resource wealth.
  • This is not just the result of the strong dollar; the growing role of emerging markets and shrinking trade barriers are key drivers.
Year: 2012
Categories: International Commerce
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World Economic Outlook - April 2013
The IMF’s World Economic Outlook contains analysis and projections that are integral elements of the IMF’s surveillance of economic developments and policies in its member countries, of developments in international financial markets, and of the global economic system. The April 2013 edition entitled Hopes, Realities, Risks discusses the global economic recovery in the world’s advanced, emerging market, and developing economies.
Year: 2013
Categories: Finance, International Commerce
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World Investment Report 2013
Global FDI declined in 2012, mainly due to continued macroeconomic fragility and policy uncertainty for investors, and it is forecast to rise only moderately over the next two years. Yet as this report reveals, the global picture masks a number of major dynamic developments. In 2012 – for the first time ever – developing economies absorbed more FDI than developed countries, with four developing economies ranked among the five largest recipients in the world. Developing countries also generated almost one third of global FDI outflows, continuing an upward trend that looks set to continue.
Year: 2013
Categories: International Commerce
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Worldwide Centres of Commerce Index
The 2008 Worldwide Centers of Commerce Index offers a  comparative ranking of 75 of the world’s leading global cities and their instrumental role in driving the
global economy.
Year: 2008
Categories: Business Environment, Finance
report
Xpress to Richmond Hill; New transit lines and updated official plan mean development is booming along Yonge St.

It's hard to imagine that this once sleepy rural town is where the David Dunlap Observatory was erected in 1935, far enough north of the light pollution emanating from the bustling new metropolis of Toronto.But that was then. Now, enroute to Richmond Hill, travelling north on what is now known as Old Yonge St., one sees the results of years of urban sprawl, which has left a succession of bland strip malls, car dealerships and concrete block apartment buildings. Nothing much has changed here in decades.

Year: 2012
Categories: Real Estate, Transportation
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