Toronto deemed the most resilient city in the world
Toronto tends to do well on lists. In addition to high marks on various livability rankings, we were recently deemed the best city for youth in the world. And now we can add resiliency to our portfolio. Grosvenor, a London-based developer, recently compiled a list of the world's most resilient cities and we earned top marks. Notably, the top three was rounded out by Vancouver and Calgary, signalling the strength of the Canadian economy.
So what exactly does resilience mean in this context? According to Grosvenor, the ranking takes into account "the ability of cities to thrive as centres of human habitation, production and cultural development, despite the challenges posed by climate change, population growth and globalisation." In other words, resilience is very much about adaptability and staying power.
It makes sense, right? Toronto's had Rob Ford as mayor for almost four years, and somehow we've adapted to that. Based on that accomplishment, one thinks we could handle just about anything.
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