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Toronto ranked the healthiest place to live in Ontario

Toronto is a model of health, according to a new report that compares the city to the rest of the province. When major factors like life expectancy, rates of obesity, and incidence of cancer are tracked against provincial averages, the city arises as a leader when it comes to health and welfare.

Perhaps more interesting than these stats is that downtown Toronto fares better than the suburbs when it comes to health's key outcomes, including body mass index (BMI). Experts muse the discrepancy is most likely related to the higher rates of cycling and walking in the denser parts of the city.

Demographics like the age of the population would also play a factor in numerous categories. In any case, it's good news for advocates of cycling infrastructure, who can tout additional statistics in support of ample bike lanes in the city.

Photo by Kat Rizza.

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