Toronto is one of the most liveable and competitive cities in the world as demonstrated by various international rankings and reports. In addition to securing its position on the world stage, Toronto’s rankings confirm that it continues to offer a high quality of life for the more than three million residents who choose to live and work here. The City has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public service.

The City of Toronto was named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers in 2024 for its dedicated health and wellness strategy, family support for employees and ongoing employee education with tuition subsidies for courses at outside institutions and in-house and online training initiatives.

The City of Toronto has been recognized as Canada’s first “Best Workplace for Commuters” for supporting and encouraging employees to commute to work in sustainable ways – by transit, cycling, walking, carpooling and by offering hybrid work.


The City of Toronto was named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2023 for its exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. The City has won this award four times in recent years including in 2019, 2020 and 2022.

Graphic for Canada Awards for Excellence, Bronze Recipient Excellent, Innovation & Wellness 2017The City of Toronto is a recipient of Excellence Canada’s Bronze award in Excellence, Innovation & Wellness. This achievement recognizes the City’s commitment to continuous improvement, excellence and innovation.

The City of Toronto, in partnership with local community groups, has won the Downtown Achievement Award of Excellence in Public Space for the innovative Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden.


TRIEC Mentoring Partnership LogoThe City of Toronto received a TRIEC award for well-surpassing 1,500 mentor-mentee matches through its annual Mentoring Partnership which helps immigrant professionals find employment in their chosen professions. Currently, the City is the largest contributor of mentors in the program with 739 City employees helping more than 1,600 skilled immigrants.

The Circulars Awards 2019 LogoThe City of Toronto has been recognized on the global stage for its work towards a circular economy as Runner Up in the Public Sector Category of the 2019 Circulars Awards. The Circulars – which are presented at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum – recognize individuals and organizations across the globe that are making notable contributions to the circular economy.


Banner for the Women Business Enterprises Canada Council Excellence Awards 2020 FinalistThe City of Toronto was nominated for Women Business Enterprise Canada’s 2020 Excellence Awards in the category of “Supplier Diversity Leader.” This award recognizes the commitment of the Purchasing and Materials Management Division to advancing supplier diversity in Canada.

City Divisions have won numerous awards. Learn more about their achievements.

The City Manager’s Award for Toronto Public Service Excellence is a recognition initiative introduced in 2008. It is the Toronto Public Service’s highest honour.

The award itself is a beautiful bronze sculpture and is on permanent display in the Rotunda at City Hall. The three rings of the Triad sculpture symbolize the Toronto Public Service values of service, stewardship and commitment. The award is presented annually to a City division or program that has achieved a high and measurable standard of excellence.

See the City Manager’s Awards of Excellence recipients