Toronto Surpasses Chicago to Become North America’s 4th Largest City

Published:9:49 am EDT, March 6, 2013| Updated:9:49 am EDT, March 6, 2013|
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Toronto skyline (Via ChoudhrySaab/Flickr)

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Canadians are celebrating news from Statistics Canada that shows that Toronto has recently overtaken Chicago as North America’s 4th most populous city.

For years Toronto remained solidly 5th behind Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

However, Stats Canada’s most recent census data has shown that as of July 1, 2012, Toronto’s population has risen to 2,791,140 – surpassing Chicago’s population of 2,707,120 by 84,000 citizens.

The sister cities, embroiled in a long-term but friendly competition for supremacy, each grew in population in the past year.

However, Toronto took the lead in 2012 by welcoming 38,000 new residents, whereas Chicago clocked in at 11,000.

With little modesty, Toronto Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday told the Star:

I guess it’s just the fact Toronto is a healthy, vibrant city.

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