Toronto now the fourth-largest city in North America – The Globe and Mail

A city report says Toronto has surpassed Chicago in population and is now the fourth-largest city in North America behind Mexico City, New York, and Los Angeles.The Economic Dashboard report – which was presented Tuesday at an Economic Development committee meeting – said Statistics Canada recently estimated Toronto’s total population at 2,791,140.Chicago’s population, according to a 2011 U.S. Census Bureau report, was 2,707,120.

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However also an interesting comment in the comments section I think is relevant

“Before anyone beats their chest too much, it’s worth noting that the Chicago metro area is about 9.5M people while the Toronto metro area (GTA) is about 6M people. It is only the city-proper that is now larger.”

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