Life after university or college is never easy. Friends and family question your future and throw the "so, what's next?" bomb at you, the loans are dragging you down, and you just feel hopeless overall.
In order to get your future together you have to live in a city that is capable of accommodating your needs. Where is a better place to do that other than Toronto? Our city is full of culture and opportunities regardless of your degree. Toronto will allow you to chase your dreams and dream bigger than you ever have before. Just like any other city it won't be easy to find a job in a split second, but remember nothing is impossible.
Toronto will always have you busy doing things and that's a very important factor for people coming out of school. Our city is vibrant, full of life and will always have you inspired. Here are 10 reasons why Toronto is the best city for recent grads to live in:
1. Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world.
As a recent graduate it's important to expand your connections as much as possible. The power of Toronto is in its people and the diverse population it has. Over 140 languages are spoken in our city, which can open many doors for a career.
2. Toronto caters your needs.
It's important to make the most of your 20's. Toronto hosts a variety of events and festivals to keep you entertained and live life to the fullest. Whether you're looking to explore the food scene, night life or engage in unique activities, there are plenty of things to choose from that will accommodate your needs and desires.
3. You don't need a car.
According to the Toronto Star, Torontonians spend $5,250 on average to cover car expenses per year. If you live in the downtown core, there's no need to own a vehicle because everything is walking distance or a 5$ Uber away. With all the OSAP loans and other monthly costs, saving 5K makes a huge difference.
4. The TTC is convenient.
The transportation system in Toronto isn't perfect, but it will get you from point A to B. Many cities in Canada don't even have a subway or street car system. The 501 street car runs 24/7 and there are several other bus routes that can get you home at 4 am without a problem.
5. There are a variety of job opportunities.
It's hard to score a job in your field of study regardless of what city you live in. You may not find your dream job right away as you move to Toronto, but the opportunities are still available. Perhaps you received a certain degree because your parents wanted you to. In Toronto, it's never late to chase your dreams, especially when it comes to careers.
6. You can always find a way to make money.
There are over 8,000 restaurants and stores in Toronto. If you're in desperate need to make some money, there are always businesses looking to hire new people.
7. Toronto is trendy.
Many artsy people choose to live in Toronto because it's one of the trendiest cities in North America. There's always something going on in the city and plenty of information to absorb that will interest many 20- something year olds.
8. Because there's Kensington Market.
As a recent graduate it's quite of a struggle to save money, therefore you need to smart shop. Kensington Market offers cheap deals on food, household items, clothes, accessories. You'll find pretty much anything in Kensington for less than half the price of what it would usually cost.
9. There are so many neighbourhoods.
There are so many areas to choose from when it comes to residing in Toronto. The city has plenty of properties to accommodate different classes of people and their preferences. Whether you're interested in living within the downtown core or GTA, you will be able to find a place in no time.
10. You can find cheap eats everywhere.
You can get meals under 6$ without a problem in Toronto. From food trucks to diners, restaurants and cafes, you'll never be hungry and broke!
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