Once again, the City of Toronto is racking up impressive world rankings in a number of areas. Recently, Toronto was chosen by KISI (https://bit.ly/2M6R6RH) as one of the top 40 cities in the world for Best Work-Life Balance 2019. The parameters of the study included Work Intensity, Society and Institutions, and City Livability. Toronto came in 13th out of the 40 cities considered.
KISI is a mobile access technology company of keyless security experts. To conduct this study, they began by choosing in-demand metropolitan areas around the globe with “sufficient, reliable, and relevant datasets.” The ranking was based on an assessment of how much time people dedicate to their job, including commuting and working hours, along with several other considerations such as equal treatment, health and welfare programs, overall happiness, safety and access to leisure activities.
It is easy to understand why Toronto ranked high. Our city is a magnet for immigrants because of the quality of life we enjoy. The purpose of KISI’s study is to make municipalities and countries aware of how they can enhance the happiness and productivity of their residents. I agree – they can all take a lesson from Toronto!