Well we’ve all known it for years, but now the world does too – Toronto is one of the best cities to live in.
- political and social environment
- economic environment
- socio-cultural environment (media availability, personal freedom)
- medical and health considerations
- schools and education
- public services and transportation
- availability of consumer goods (food, cars)
- housing (rentals, etc.)
- natural environment
In the end, the big winner across all categories was Vienna, Austria. But Toronto wasn’t far behind in 15th place, to tie with Melbourne, Australia. TO beat out Montreal (23rd) and Ottawa (17th), but placed behind Vancouver (5th).
Toronto scored points for safety, schools and access to services like recreation and good quality food, but our city’s traffic congestion and cold winters didn’t help advance us in the rankings.
No U.S. cities made it into the list’s top 50 spots!
Check out this report on the top 23 cities from the list, including Toronto, for yourself.
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