Toronto Among Top 10 Liveable Cities in the World
Torontonians always have reasons to bash this city, but it turns out it's not all that bad to live here.
An updated liveability index ranks us at the top in North America and placed us 8th out of 70 cities in the world.
The Economist Intelligence Unit based the rankings on things like green space and pollution, areas in which Toronto did well but not so much when it comes to urban sprawl and cultural assets.
Toronto is the only North American city in the top 10.
Hong Kong came out as the top city with Amsterdam and Osaka taking the second and third spot. In 14th spot, Washington was ranked the next highest city in North America, after Toronto.
The survey is different than the Global City Liveability Index published by the London-based EIU, the research arm for the company that publishes the influential Economist magazine. In 2011, that ranking put Toronto fourth, one spot behind Vancouver and one spot above Calgary.
Top 10 Cities in the Spatially Adjusted Liveability Index
Other North American cities and their rankings:
14. Washington DC
16. New York
17. Los Angeles
18. San Francisco