The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is the most populous metropolitan area in Canada.

As of the 2016 census, it has a population of 6,417,516, and has a census metropolitan area population of 5,928,040. The Greater Toronto Area is defined as the central city of Toronto, and the four regional municipalities that surround it: Durham, Halton, Peel, and York.

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. Toronto is the centre of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the most populous metropolitan area in Canada, and anchors the Golden Horseshoe, a heavily urbanized region that is home to 9.2 million people, or over 26% of the population of Canada. A global city, Toronto is an international centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

Education in Toronto, like education everywhere, happens in many ways, including via internal motivation, parental guidance, through play and interacting with other children, and from courses and other formal learning. Education in Toronto is distinguished by the diversity of its citizenry and by the diversity of education options.

Toronto is home to four publicly funded K12 school boards, one non-publicly funded religious K12 school board, a variety of K12 private and preparatory schools, plus a diversity of other religious, cultural, vocational, career and specialty schools/institutions.

As a global city, Toronto is also home to a number of post-secondary educational institutions, comprising five degree-granting institutions of university status, plus the principal campuses of four publicly funded Ontario colleges as well as the campus of one other publicly funded Ontario college.

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