Toronto fourth livable city

Toronto deemed fourth most livable city in the world

Toronto has once again been ranked the fourth most livable city in the world by the Economist, trailing Vancouver, Melbourne and Vienna. According to the magazine, "the ranking scores 140 cities from 0-100 on 30 factors spread across five areas: stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure. These numbers are then weighted and combined to produce an overall figure."

The rankings of the top 10 cities didn't deviate much from last year, with only Melbourne and Vienna changing positions (they swapped places). And though Toronto didn't make the podium, it might be possible to take solace in the fact that we came just shy of the top cities with a 97.2 rating (behind 97.4, 97.5 and 98, respectively).

Not to be a sore loser — though surely to stir the pot — but don't we have a vastly superior entertainment and cultural scene than Vancouver? I'd gladly take that over a .8 per cent increase in "livability."

Photo by Subjective Art in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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