Here’s All the People Who Call Toronto 'The 6ix'

A mere seven percent of Torontonians call the city by its Drake-given name. We found out who all of them are.
August 17, 2016, 3:59pm

Toronto has played host to a range of attention-seeking behaviours in recent years, pushing it to a level where people outside of Canada are actually believing it's cool. Drake became the biggest rapper in the world, our previous mayor Rob Ford smoked crack on camera, and Vogue named Queen West the second-coolest neighbourhood in the world (lol). But for all the hype globally about Canada's biggest city, it was missing something—a cool nickname. That is until Aubrey Drake Graham dubbed Toronto "the 6ix."


A marriage of Toronto's main telephone area codes, 416 and 647, or possibly a reference to the number of boroughs that amalgamated into the City of Toronto in 1998, some Torontonians (see: haters) initially resisted the name even though it sure as fuck wasn't as bad as calling the city "TO" or its sad, leftover airport code "YYZ." But according to a new Research Forum Poll, still only seven percent of Toronto's residents have given in to calling the city "The 6ix." Here's who makes up that seven percent:

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