The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked Toronto as 4th Most Livable City in the world. "Most Livable' is defined as 'which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions'.
Why does this matter? I was asked by a client the other day why he should choose to live in Toronto. His family was lucky enough to have a choice of cities to live in, as he had a technology business that could be run from pretty much anywhere in North America. His preference, at the beginning of the week, was for a home in Miami. After spending the week with im and his family, and reviewing communities, transportation, schools, safety, business, and a number of other factors, they decided to move to Toronto.
Those of us lucky enough to be living in Toronto often take our city for granted, hearing disruptive news in other cities but seldom counting our blessings for the city we live in.