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Can’t decide between building your dream home in a large city, suburban municipality, small town, village or rural area? Good news! There’s one location that has it all: The Golden Horseshoe. The perfect location for the indecisive home builder.
Know as an international economic, agricultural and cultural hub, the Golden Horseshoe is the perfect location for those who crave versatility.
Surrounding the Golden Horseshoe is the largest greenbelt in the world, totalling over 2 million acres of protected farm land and green space – that’s bigger than Prince Edward Island!
Not only does the Greenbelt provide environmental protection, but endless tourism and recreation possibilities. From trails (10,000 km of trails – the largest network in Canada) to wineries, museums, beaches, B&Bs, breweries, antique shops and waterfalls. You’ll never have a shortage of things to do and see.
Ever wondered what it would be like to see a professional hockey game? Baseball game? Soccer game? The Golden Horseshoe is home to a large variety of professional sports teams. There’s basically always a game for you to go watch – and a passionate crowd for you to be a part of.
If sports aren’t your thing – don’t worry. There’s still lots for you to do. From viewing one of the largest art collections in North America, to visiting one of the world’s most spectacular markets, to taking ferry rides, there is something for everyone – and then some.
Excellent for commuting
A series of highway known as the 400’s make travelling throughout the Golden Horseshoe extremely simple.
Being that the Golden Horseshoe is home to 21% of Canada’s population, these highways are some of the busiest in the world – busy, but efficient. The ease of commuting combined with the dense nature of the Golden Horseshoe opens to the door to countless employment opportunities spread across numerous cities – all typically within 1.5 hours of each other. If that isn’t convenient enough, the 400’s are also lined with carpool lots (some even served by public transit).
Living in the Golden Horseshoe means that you can marvel at Niagara Falls, breathe in fresh air from the peak of a cliff on the Bruce Trail, drive through vineyards in Niagara Region, watch over 100 waterfalls in Hamilton or walk through Ontario’s biggest lavender farm – all within a 1.5 hour drive!
It’s a place for everyone
With dense populations comes great diversity. The Golden Horseshoe is home to Toronto – one of the world’s most diverse cities with nearly 50% of its population being foreign-born. The diversity brings so much to explore and creates a range and variety of neighbourhoods, such as Chinatown, Little Italy, Greektown, Koreatown, and Little Portugal – just to name a few.
The Golden Horseshoe is packed with diversity – not just in Toronto. Hamilton has the third highest foreign-born population in Canada, Mississauga’s population is over 50% visible minorities, and Brampton is ranked one of the highest immigrant populations in Canada . The Golden Horseshoe is composed of people from many different cultural backgrounds, making it a place for everyone.