According to 2011 Census Data:
- Multiple estimates forecast significant growth in Toronto's older adult population
- Toronto's fastest growing population segment in 2011 was 85 and older
- According to estimates since the 2011 census, seniors (65+) made up 15.04% of the Toronto population in 2015, up from 14.77% in 2014, 14.50% in 2013, 14.21% in 2012, and 13.98 in 2011.
- Seniors made up 13.9% of the population of the Region in 2015 (compared to 16% in Ontario, and 16.1% in Canada), an increase of 2.2% from 2014. Between 2001 and 2015 the proportion of seniors in the Region's population increased by 27.1%.
- The number of adults 55 years and older has increased in all but one of Toronto's neighbourhoods over a 10-year period
- Over 1 in 5 Torontonians (22%) 55 years and older live alone. The percentage doubles for Toronto's oldest citizens—44% of those 85 and older live alone.
- The GTA was projected to absorb more than half the provincial increase in the over-75 group between 2011 and 2016 (more than 60,000 people).
- Long-term care homes are dealing with residents who are older, more frail, and have more complex care needs (as of 2010, only seniors with high or very high care needs are eligible for long-term care)
POPULATION CHANGE IN OLDER ADULT POPULATION 55+, TORONTO, 2001-2011
According to different publications more than 90 % of seniors prefer to age at home.