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Toronto has joined the ranks of the finest cosmopolitan areas in the world, largely because of the high quality of life residents enjoy – and that quality continues to rise. This month, Mayor John Tory was one of the 14 leaders who signed the C40 Cities Declaration at the World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen.

The declaration urges the reduction of meat consumption and food waste, and making more plant-based options affordable and sustainable. By signing, the Mayors committed to achieve a planetary health diet by 2030, and to consider climate action in all urban decision-making. This comes at an opportune time, as we just saw thousands of residents take part in the Global Climate Strike across the city.

Congratulations Toronto, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Guadalajara, Lima, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Oslo, Paris, Quezon City, Seoul, Stockholm and Tokyo for taking this important step forward in the sustainability of our planet!