Here I am once again, extolling the virtues of Toronto as one of the best cities in the world. Apparently, a lot of people agree with me, as Toronto continues to receive national and international accolades from a variety of sources. For example, this year alone, our city has ranked in the top-10 in six rankings, and in the top 20 in another two.

There are oh, so many reasons why we continue to attract a steady influx of immigrants and newcomers. Many come here for higher education, because we have superb universities and colleges in the city. In fact, recently, the University of Toronto placed 22nd in the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In addition, U of T held the distinction of top Canadian university for the eighth consecutive year, and is in the top 10 of publicly funded universities worldwide. The latest U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Global Universities rankings places U of T in the top 20 of global universities; in the top 10 of public universities; and seventh in North America!

And Toronto continues to improve when it comes to other areas of quality of life. Counted among the greenest cities in the world, Toronto is home to a myriad of parks, and the proposed new Rail Deck Park is sure to be a massive lift to the city’s urbanscape. The estimated cost for this signature park is $1.66 billion. The 21-acre green space will be built over electrified GO train passages in the downtown rail corridor. Sounds like this public space will be fabulously functional as well as beautiful. All I can say is, GO, TORONTO, GO!