I have written blogs and articles on the multitude of awards and accolades the City of Toronto has earned over the years, and it seems like every time I turn around, there’s another one. Last year, we found out that Toronto is the fourth-largest city in North America, and last week, it was named the fourth most attractive city in the world!
In fact, Toronto was the only Canadian city to make the list culled from the “Cities of Opportunity” survey by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC). The survey ranked 30 destinations from around the world in a variety of categories such as quality of life, transport, economic strength, ease of doing business, education, technology and the natural environment. Toronto came fourth, after London, New York and Singapore. Very impressive!
Apparently, PWC places importance on the survey results, because the variables considered can affect a city’s success in attracting foreign investments and businesses in general. Only Stockholm beat us in health, safety and security. We also earned high marks for health care, education and infrastructure, sociopolitical stability, and culture and natural environment.
I find it heartening that so many international organizations continually rank Toronto among the best cities in the world. We truly are the envy of people around the globe!