Toronto - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

There are people here from everywhere. Every race and religion and many languages are spoken in this city. There isn't really an American community because everyone just dives in and you make the most of it or not, just like working in a U.S. city. Morale is usually high if people are city people. For folks used to overseas jobs that give an automatic sense of expat community, this is not the place for you. You have to create your own relationships. It is worth the effort. - Aug 2022

You can't easily tell who is an expat. - Jun 2018

Can't say, everyone blends in. There are some organizations like Democrats Abroad that are social entres. - Apr 2018

Many expats, morale is great. - Nov 2016

Toronto is very mulitcultural and there are lots of expats here but I wouldn't say there's really a "community." Morale depends on the individual/family. If you're heavily dependent on a foreign service/expat "scene" for your social activities, you might have trouble. If you're fine striking out on your own you'll love it here. - Nov 2015

The U.S. Consulate itself is a fairly small community, but with CBP it is larger. Morale varies. It can get depressing during winter, as there is literally no sunshine for weeks at a time. The consulate is understaffed, and personality differences in management can be difficult --- especially with Ottawa and LQA issues. Be sure to keep all of your Toronto Hydro receipts. You will need them for reconciliation at the end of your first and second years. - Jul 2015

HUGE. - Jan 2013

It seems like 49 percent of the people in Toronto are either expats or are foreign born - May 2010

Huge - more than 50% of Torontonians were born outside of Canada. - Apr 2010

HUGE, there are alot of Chinese, Indian, American, Japanese, Jamaican and Mexican people here. - Aug 2008

There are many Americans here but no diplomatic community to speak of. - Jan 2008

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