Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Toronto #2 in the World


Toronto ranks number 2 in the world as a city of opportunity, according to a new report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Number 1 is New York City, Toronto stood out among the world's "metro powerhouses" in the areas of finance, tourism, livability and innovation - and was the only Canadian city to make the cut.

The city ranked #1 in terms of quality of living, clean air, sports and leisure, as well as skyscraper construction - if you count that as a positive. So all this condo construction is paying off as people would hopefully want to live in the Number 2 city in the world. Wouldn't you? Where did T.O. fail? The cost of public transportation - three bucks a ride thanks partly to the strongly unionized TTC.

Still, the city beat out 24 other juggernauts, including London, Berlin, Chicago and Hong Kong.

In an interview with The Atlantic, the report's chief architect Merrill Pond said Toronto was benefiting from Canada's immigration policies:  "A great city is all about growing, retaining and attracting talent."

Jagdeep Singh, B. Arch.

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Formally educated as an Architect, Jagdeep Singh is Toronto REALTOR™ consulting on both resale real estate and new developments. Powerful Local Focus on Real Estate with a Global Perspective™

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