We're Number 15?

cntowerAccording to Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Toronto ranks 15th among cities around the world in overall quality of life. That would make us the second-best city in Canada to live in, after Vancouver.

Before Vancourites get all high and mighty you should know they only get ranked so high because of the one thing we can't control: climate. Vancouver's got that mild climate all year while we've got the hot summer days and some damn cold winter nights. Those hot summer days often come with air quality advisories, and that smokes us in the health and sanitation category.

Still, 15 isn't so bad. We finished well ahead of Honolulu which was the highest-ranked U.S. city at 27th and we beat the crap out of Baghdad.

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Anyone know why the Mercer study always receives such disproportional media covered? In the consulting world, they aren't really regarded as a top tier company. Is it just because they release great media bytes?

April 3, 2007 @ 9:44 AM


Theres no way this dirty city is 15 in the world. It's outrageous to think it's in the top 100. Jane and Finch, Regent park, Parkdale, Jamestown etc etc. Average housing price in the city is over $400g's. Yeah it's great for people who can AFFORD to live here. The rest though? All you corporate Porsche driving assholes have no idea. Your daddy was rich, your daddy's daddy was rich, and so on. All I'm really saying is FUCK Ted Roger's. The guy drops millions on place's like the former skydome for just getting his name out there, when he could really do something to help the community with that money such as build community centres and stuff like that for us poor. But of course, if your not a white man who drives a Benz your just ignored right? I hope i got some sort of word out with this. In reality, in my REAL world, TORONTO SUCKS.

January 10, 2008 @ 10:49 PM


Give us 115 and I'll be happier.

January 10, 2008 @ 10:50 PM

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