It’s over Chicago: Toronto overtakes the Windy City as North America’s fourth largest urban centre

Toronto Skyline Krazy Diamond FlickrToronto has supplanted Chicago as North America’s fourth largest city, the City of Toronto announced today as it presented its annual Economic Dashboard report.

The city’s population, according to the most recent Statistics Canada Census, is 2,791,140, besting Chicago’s 2,707,120 by approximately 80,000 denizens.

“These population figures are another sign confirming Toronto’s steady growth,” Mayor Rob Ford wrote in a statement. “Toronto is a desirable location for people to live and work. We are attracting people from across North America and other parts of the world.”

Toronto now sits behind Los Angeles, which handily beats Hogtown with its population of 3,792,621.

It’s still a big win for TO, as the city has long been in a friendly competition with Chicago.

According to the Toronto Star, neither Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, nor the Chicago Chamber of Commerce, chose to comment about Toronto overtaking the Windy City. Sore losers? Maybe they just have better things to do…

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