The architecture and design trade mag Metropolis Magazine recently named Toronto as the most liveable city in the world. Lead by a team of urban heavyweights, including Danish architect Jan Gehl and the Secretary General of the UN’s World Tourism Taleb Rifai, the team determined that Toronto is the best city to live, work and play in. Pulling up in 2nd and 3rd place are Tokyo and Helsinki, respectively.
The title of “most liveable” was settled by a myriad of factors, some of which were: population, job opportunity, investment and preservation. The exploding urban food scene is certainly a testament to our blossoming cultural mosaic. The report wasn’t all sunshine and daisies however – Metropolis points out that transit remains a major issue. Considering that The Economist also ranked Toronto as the #1 City to Live in back in 2015, it seems that while the kinks are being worked out, Toronto isn’t doing too shabby.
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