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Architecture and design trade publication Metropolis Magazine has named Toronto the most liveable city in the world! This accolade comes hot on the heels of The Economist ranking Toronto the world’s best city to live in earlier this year, along with several other distinctions from a variety of sources.

Metropolis Magazine arrived at the decision to name Toronto first, Tokyo second and Helsinki, Finland third by examining quality of life in numerous categories such as urban planning, architecture, amenities, walkability, housing and preservation. Of particular interest was Toronto’s Tower Renewal initiative, which promotes the rejuvenation of our high-rise buildings constructed in the post-war boom where possible, rather than destroying them. In this respect, the magazine’s editorial director, Paul Makovsky, praised Toronto as a role model among cities around the world.

Once again, congratulations, Toronto. We really do live in the best place in the world!