Toronto Ranked The Best City To Live In The World

imageThe City of Toronto has been named “best place to live” in an index of city rankings compiled by The Economist.

When Canada’s largest city was weighed across six indicators including liveability, and food security, Toronto bested a shortlist of 50 other cities to qualify as “best overall.”

Montreal—the only other Canadian city examined in the report—scored second place.

The results were included in the Safe Cities Index, a new report by The Economist gauging urban safety around the globe.

Toronto only earned eighth place in the Safe Cities index (Tokyo was #1), but rose to the top when authors factored in Toronto’s place in five previous Economist rankings: Livability, cost of living, business environment, democracy and food security.

“Toronto in Canada is a consistent performer across the five other indexes, putting it top overall,” read the report.

The Ontario capital did not top any single index, but generally stuck to the top 10.

The only exception was cost of living, where Toronto fell behind a pack of contenders including Tehran, Rio de Janeiro, Abu Dhabi and even San Francisco.

While Canadian cities dominated the top 10 “best place to live” rankings, Australia scored two with Melbourne and Sydney, the United States ranked three (Washington, San Francisco and Chicago) and European cities (Amsterdam, Stockholm, Zurich) filled the remainder.

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