Between 2001 and 2006, Canada’s population increased 5.4%, the first time since 1991. This acceleration during the past five years was due to higher levels of immigration.
During that same period:
The population of Ward 32 (Beaches) grew by 2.5%.
According to the most recent Census (2006) Toronto is the nation’s dominant force for culture industries, with a large cultural work force involved in industries such as advertising, printing, motion picture and video industries, publishing and specialized design services.
Fully 70% of Canada’s population resides in either very highly urban or by highly urban watershed areas (low basin usually filled with waterways, lakes, etc.)
Statistics Canada, 2001 and 2006