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Old 01-28-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Toronto > Montreal > Kiev
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So I found out they will be publishing the census of Canada's population in just over a week. I don't know why but I'm very excited. Mostly about Toronto and Calgary because I figure the numbers jumped quite a bit since 2006.

I hate to admit but I secretly hope Toronto edges out Chicago, so we can be #4 largest city in N.America And, with my deep rooted Montreal hate I hope that Calgary beats it as #2 largest Canadian city .
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Canada
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HA! Calgary won't edge out Montreal, at least not this year. And it won't surpass our CMA for at least a century, I predict the census will put us at over 4 million this year.
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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And, with my deep rooted Montreal hate I hope that Calgary beats it as #2 largest Canadian city .
If you hate Montreal so much i think moving to Toronto or Calgary might be what you need to do..
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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Even at the level of city proper, it'll probably be a few decades before Calgary passes Montreal.

I'm pretty excited about the census too though. Mostly, I'm interested in data at the census tract level. The estimates at the city level are generally pretty good, but there aren't really estimates at the census tract level. Census tract data would allow me to see how much Old Toronto has grown, and whether East York and York's population came out of stagnation. It would also be cool to see how much downtowns have grown and if St Jamestown will keep its long held title of densest census tract in Canada.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:47 AM
 
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Calgary's been growing at the rate of about 100,000 people every 5 years, so it could theoretically pass Montreal in 30, if Montreal stays stable. Of course, had Toronto and Montreal not amalgamated, this census would be the first in which Calgary was Canada's largest city.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Europe
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So I found out they will be publishing the census of Canada's population in just over a week. I don't know why but I'm very excited. Mostly about Toronto and Calgary because I figure the numbers jumped quite a bit since 2006.

I hate to admit but I secretly hope Toronto edges out Chicago, so we can be #4 largest city in N.America And, with my deep rooted Montreal hate I hope that Calgary beats it as #2 largest Canadian city .
Considering that Toronto MSA had slightly over 5 million people in the 2006 census, and Chicago had over 9 million according to 2010 census, I'm certainly sure your "hope" won't come true
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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Considering that Toronto MSA had slightly over 5 million people in the 2006 census, and Chicago had over 9 million according to 2010 census, I'm certainly sure your "hope" won't come true
I think he was talking about city proper numbers.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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If you hate Montreal so much i think moving to Toronto or Calgary might be what you need to do..
Or at least seek treatment!
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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Considering that Toronto MSA had slightly over 5 million people in the 2006 census, and Chicago had over 9 million according to 2010 census, I'm certainly sure your "hope" won't come true
The Chicago Metro area covers some 9,581 square miles which is equal to 15,419 square KMs.


Toronto Census Metropolitan Area: 7,125 km2 (2,751 sq mi)

I'm sure if the boundaries of Toronto's CMA were expanded to be comparable in size to those of Chicago's metro area as defined by the US Census Bureau, we would find as many people live in Toronto than in Chicago if not more.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:33 PM
 
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The Greater Golden Horseshoe, which is comparable in area to Chicago's CSA had just under 8.7 million people as of the 2011 census. That's only about a million less than the Chicago area.

The city of Toronto came in at 2,615,060, which is approximately 80,000 shy of Chicago's 2010 census population, but Chicago is declining and Toronto is growing, so it's quite possible that as of this year Toronto has passed Chicago in city proper population.

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