Toronto, Canada Population 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Toronto, Canada metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Toronto in 2020 is 6,197,000, a 0.94% increase from 2019.
  • The population of Toronto in 2019 was 6,139,000, a 0.94% increase from 2018.
  • The population of Toronto in 2018 was 6,082,000, a 1.2% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Toronto in 2017 was 6,010,000, a 1.21% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Canada
City Name Population
Toronto 6,197,000
Montreal 4,221,000
Vancouver 2,581,000
Calgary 1,547,000
Edmonton 1,461,000
Ottawa-Gatineau 1,393,000
Quebec 826,000
Winnipeg 817,000
Hamilton 767,000
Kitchener-Cambrigde-Waterloo 562,000
London 508,000
St. Catharines-Niagara 416,000
Halifax 413,000
Oshawa 398,000
Victoria 386,000
Windsor 336,000
Saskatoon 325,000
Toronto - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 6,197,000 0.94%
2019 6,139,000 0.94%
2018 6,082,000 1.20%
2017 6,010,000 1.21%
2016 5,938,000 1.21%
2015 5,867,000 1.21%
2014 5,797,000 1.20%
2013 5,728,000 1.20%
2012 5,660,000 1.20%
2011 5,593,000 1.71%
2010 5,499,000 1.78%
2009 5,403,000 1.77%
2008 5,309,000 1.78%
2007 5,216,000 1.78%
2006 5,125,000 1.79%
2005 5,035,000 1.76%
2004 4,948,000 1.79%
2003 4,861,000 1.76%
2002 4,777,000 1.77%
2001 4,694,000 1.89%
2000 4,607,000 1.90%
1999 4,521,000 1.89%
1998 4,437,000 1.88%
1997 4,355,000 1.90%
1996 4,274,000 1.83%
1995 4,197,000 1.82%
1994 4,122,000 1.83%
1993 4,048,000 1.81%
1992 3,976,000 1.84%
1991 3,904,000 2.55%
1990 3,807,000 2.61%
1989 3,710,000 2.60%
1988 3,616,000 2.61%
1987 3,524,000 2.62%
1986 3,434,000 2.35%
1985 3,355,000 2.29%
1984 3,280,000 2.34%
1983 3,205,000 2.30%
1982 3,133,000 2.32%
1981 3,062,000 1.80%
1980 3,008,000 1.76%
1979 2,956,000 1.72%
1978 2,906,000 1.75%
1977 2,856,000 1.75%
1976 2,807,000 1.34%
1975 2,770,000 1.28%
1974 2,735,000 1.30%
1973 2,700,000 1.31%
1972 2,665,000 1.29%
1971 2,631,000 3.79%
1970 2,535,000 4.02%
1969 2,437,000 4.01%
1968 2,343,000 4.04%
1967 2,252,000 4.02%
1966 2,165,000 3.44%
1965 2,093,000 3.41%
1964 2,024,000 3.42%
1963 1,957,000 3.44%
1962 1,892,000 3.39%
1961 1,830,000 4.93%
1960 1,744,000 5.00%
1959 1,661,000 5.06%
1958 1,581,000 4.98%
1957 1,506,000 5.02%
1956 1,434,000 5.05%
1955 1,365,000 5.00%
1954 1,300,000 5.01%
1953 1,238,000 5.09%
1952 1,178,000 4.99%
1951 1,122,000 5.06%
1950 1,068,000 0.00%