Golden Horseshoe Page
The Golden Horseshoe is the largest urban area in Canada, with three main urban areas and several other cities on the periphery. The largest population centre is the GTA, or Greater Toronto Area, with a population of about 5 million people living in the City of Toronto and the Regional Municipalities of Peel and York. To the east is the Regional Municipality of Durham, with a population of about 561,000. To the southwest are the City of Hamilton and the RM of Halton, with a population of about 695,000. On the outskirts are Simcoe County in the north, centred on the City of Barrie, population 177,000, and St. Catharines/Niagara in the extreme south, with 390,000 residents. Click below to enter the sections for the different regions in the Golden Horseshoe.