When mentioning some of the top cities around Canada, most people usually mention the standard Canadian cities such as Calgary, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. Those are just a few of the most popular Canadian cities. The thing about Toronto, that not too many people realize, is that Toronto now includes many surrounding suburbs. These suburbs help to make Toronto the biggest metropolitan area in all of Canada. If you're in the market to buy some real estate in Toronto, you will have many options of areas you can live in, whether you opt to look for Etobicoke homes for sale or Mississauga or the other side of the core city, Whitby, to find your dream home. Either way, you will also be living in a pretty populated area. Any Mississauga real estate agent will hit you with a number of statistics about the greater Toronto area but one of the most important is that the greater Toronto area is home to over 5.5 million people and Mississauga is only a portion of that number.
So many people want to live in or around the city of Toronto. It's one of the most popular Canadian destinations for a reason. Whether it's for work or play, there's something for everyone in Toronto. If you want to know a little bit about the greater Toronto area, we can help you out on that front. The greater Toronto area is made up of Toronto as the main central component of the region, and surrounding it is four other municipalities. Those municipalities are Durham, York, Halton, and Peel. When looking at luxury listings you might come across listings for any of these municipalities. Some communities that are in each of those municipalities include Vaughan, Markham, Oakville, Richmond Hill and Whitby just to name a few.
Whether you're looking for houses for sale in Markham or Brampton, they're all a part of the "Greater Toronto Area" (GTA). The one thing you should know about shopping for real estate in the GTA is that each area, municipality or community will have their own real estate agents to focus on that one section of the greater Toronto area. If you were shopping for real estate in Etobicoke you would need an Etobicoke agent. Same goes for North Vancouver, Saskatoon or Winnipeg. Just because the GTA is one big metropolitan area, doesn't mean that an individual real estate agent can successfully cover all of it. That being said, there are brokerage companies that cover the entire region with dozens or even hundreds of agents on the team, each with his or her own geographic area of focus.
The GTA is just way too big for that. Each municipality or community needs their own real estate agents. They need real estate agents who only exclusively work in a certain suburb so that they can be ready to help clients buy or sell real estate. A Vaughan real estate agent will know everything about Vaughan real estate while a Toronto real estate agent will know everything about Toronto real estate. So, whatever part of the greater Toronto area you want to live in, make sure you hire a real estate agent who works exclusively in that area. You want the best, most knowledgeable person working for you. Go With Canada has many proud sponsors and Lake Street Dental in St. Catharines is one of them!