Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area
|o Total||8,244.42 km2 (3,183.19 sq mi)|
|o Density||844/km2 (2,216/sq mi)|
|Combined population of the cities of Toronto and Hamilton and the regional municipalities of Halton, Peel, York, and Durham|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||226, 519, 416, 437, 647, 705, 905, 289, 365|
The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) is a contiguous urban region that is composed of some of the largest cities and metropolitan areas by population in the Canadian province of Ontario. The GTHA consists of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the city of Hamilton. The GTA is Canada's most populous metropolitan area that includes the city of Toronto and the regional municipalities of Halton, Peel, York, and Durham. The GTHA forms the core of a larger urban agglomeration known as the Golden Horseshoe.
The GTA population is 6,417,516 (2016 census). Beginning in the late-2000s, the term "Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area" was introduced by a few public bodiesa to refer to the GTA plus the City of Hamilton. The population of the combined area is 6,954,433 as of 2016, and is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2031.