Toronto (still) sandwiched between Vancouver and Calgary in list of most livable cities
It’s been just over a month since the release of last big livability ranking of the world’s cities by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and already they’ve issued another edition (although that last one experimented with seven new indicators of livability, which produced decidedly sketchy results). This time around, looking at 140 cities across 30 metrics (which fall under the categories of stability, health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure) produced…the exact same results for the top 65 as six months ago. This means Melbourne, Australia, still tops the list with a score of 97.5 out of a possible 100, while Toronto places fourth with 97.2—making the city just slightly less livable than Vancouver, which placed third at 97.3 (Calgary ranked fifth with 96.6). Suggestions for ways to nudge Toronto up and over its West Coast rival are welcome. [The Economist]
3 thoughts on “Toronto (still) sandwiched between Vancouver and Calgary in list of most livable cities”
Toronto is not going to get any more “livable” until it improves its transit system.
Instead of saying Toronto is sandwiched between Vancouver and Calgary, how about saying ‘Three of the top 5 livable cities in the world are from Canada’. Alternatively, you should instead ask the questions, ‘if Chicago is so amazing, how they are not in the top 10?’…in reference to a previous article comparing T.O. and Chicago. I’ve been to Chicago and there’s a lot T.O. can learn from them :)
Do the people of Vancouver and Calgary spend as much time comparing themselves to other cities as do the folks at Toronto Life? You guys really need to deal with your inferiority complex. It’s beyond “competing” with other cities, it’s sad, really. It’s like comparing apples to oranges. We don’t have the same geography, socio-economic factors, attitudes, population, ethnic make-up… etc.
It’s a great city and TO Life highlights it. Let’s work to make it the best with what we have.
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