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Hospitality and Tourism by the Numbers:

      • Toronto welcomes over 25 million visitors annually (City of Toronto, Tourism)
      • There are 224,000 people employed in Tourism related businesses in Toronto (TWIG, Tourism and Hospitality Sector in Toronto)
      • Toronto has hover 43,000 hotel rooms -40% are located in downtown Toronto. (GTHA, Canadian Lodging Sector)
      • Visitor spending in the Toronto region generates $1.8 billion in taxes annually (City of Toronto, Tourism)
      • Demand for labour in tourism in Canada will grow from 1.67 million jobs in 2007 to 2.12 million jobs by 2025 (CTHRC, Labour market projections)
      • By 2025, a potential shortfall of labour demand for this industry is estimated to leave over 10% of positions unfilled (CTHRC, Labour market projections)
      • Over 50% of all accommodation and food services employees are born outside of Canada

Food Service by the Numbers:

      • 7.7% of all jobs in Toronto  are in the food sector (City of Toronto, Toronto Employment Survey)
      • The food and beverage cluster is the second largest employment sector in Toronto, the largest sector of its kind in Canada and one of the largest in Canada or the U.S., rivalling Chicago and Los Angeles (City of Toronto, 2010 Toronto Food Sector Update)