Distinct from the large concentration of residents and workers in downtown Toronto, these mini downtowns serve as smaller central hubs for local communities in cities across the region. The Regional Centres (RC) also host a range of major transit hubs that provide access to workers in the District, and also serve as connection points for commuters traveling to other locations.
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Stats at a Glance: Regional Centres
>290k Employment (2016)
53% Employees with Remote Work Capacity (% share)
# of Businesses
(Dec. 2018, 1+ employees):
- Small (1-19): 18,560
- Medium (20-99): 2,280
- Large (100+): 520
Top 3 Sectors by Employment (% share):
- Retail trade (12%)
- Health care and social assistance (12%)
- Public administration (12%)
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