The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked Toronto the ninth most livable city in the world in a survey that ranked the “level of hardship they pose to expatriates” based on a number of factors including health and safety, culture and environment, and infrastructure.
Three cities make the top ten list in Canada: Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto. No U.S. city is in the top 25.
“With low crime, little threat from instability or terrorism and a highly developed infrastructure, Canada has the most livable destinations in the world,” the unit says in a statement. “With a rating of just one per cent (as a result of a small threat from petty crime), Vancouver is the highest ranked city of all 127 surveyed.”
No word on whether Saskatoon even made the list of 130 cities that were surveyed, but they seem okay with themselves anyway, strangely comforted that they are only 600 km away from the Calgary Flames.