Toronto is one of the most livable 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 2.96 million residents who choose to live and work here.

Toronto’s Ranking # of Cities Report Description
2 60 2021 Safe Cities Index Economist Intelligence Unit released its 2021 Safe Cities Index, ranked Toronto at 2nd out of 60 cities.
18 100 2021 World’s Best Cities – Resonance Consultancy Toronto ranks 18th among 100 world best cities
1 15 The Bloomberg Women and Cities ranking Toronto gains top marks for best business city for working women by Bloomberg Businessweek.
7 54 abillion Cities of the Future Toronto ranks 7th among 54 cities for readiness embracing a sustainable future
Toronto’s Ranking # of Cities Report Description
13 100 World’s Best Cities – Resonance Consultancy Toronto ranks 13th among 100 world best cities
19 151 Kearney’s Global Cities: New Priorities for a new world Toronto ranks 19th the Global Cities Index, and climbed 9 spots to take 2nd place in the Global Cities Outlook.
24 1,000 StartupBlink Startup Ecosystem Rankings 2020 Toronto ranks in the top 25 for startup ecosystem strength.
98 209 Mercer’s 2020 Cost of Living Survey Toronto ranks 98th most expensive city to live for expatriates
29 114 Global Financial Centres Index 29 Global Financial Centres Index 29 (GFCI 29) ranks Toronto 29th out of 114 global financial centres.
27 74 Global Green Finance Index 6 The Global Green Finance Index (GGFI 6) places Toronto at 27th out of 74.
Toronto’s Ranking # of Cities Report Description
2019 National Geographic Traveler Magazine Toronto is among the 28 must-see destinations.
15 1,000 StartupBlink Startup Ecosystem Rankings 2019 Toronto in the top 20 amongst 1,000 cities according to their startup ecosystem strength
12 35 CBRE Global Living 2019 Toronto ranks 12th of 35 in terms of average property prices
7 10 Newsweek The 10 Best Hospitals in the World Toronto is home to one of the top 10 hospitals in the world
9 50 Making the Most of a Layover Toronto’s Pearson airport ranks as one of the world’s best airports to enjoy a layover.
7 140 Economist Intelligence Unit – Global Liveability Index 2019 Toronto ranks as one of the most liveable cities in the world.
3 50 CBRE Research 2019 Scoring Tech Talent (North America Only) CBRE Research’s 2019 Scoring Tech Talent ranked Toronto 3rd of top 50 tech talent markets in North America.
6 60 2019 Safe Cities Index Economist Intelligence Unit released its 2019 Safe Cities Index, ranked Toronto at 6th out of 60 cities.
Toronto’s Ranking # of Cities Report Description
16 231 Mercer’s 2018 Quality of Living Survey Toronto ranks 16th in the 2018 Mercer Quality of Living survey.
5 110 Nestpick’s 2018 Millennial Cities Ranking Toronto ranks 5th of 110 cities for the best location for millennials to live in.
13 101 QS Quacquarelli Symonds’ Best Student Cities 2018 Index Toronto ranks 13th for best university cities for international students.
9 30 JLL City Momentum Index for Future Proofing Toronto ranks 9th of 30 in JLL City Momentum Index for Future Proofing
109 209 Mercer’s 24th annual Cost of Living Survey Toronto ranks 109th most expensive city to live for expatriates
136 300 Brookings Global Metro Monitor Toronto ranks 136th of 300 in Brookings Global Metro Monitor
8 165 2018 Cities in Motion Index (CIMI) Toronto ranks 8th of 165 in 2018 Cities in Motion Index (CIMI)
4 50 CBRE Research 2018 Scoring Tech Talent (North America Only) CBRE Research’s 2018 Scoring Tech Talent ranked Toronto 4th of top 50 tech talent markets
7 140 2018 Most Livable Cities Toronto ranked 7th (tied with Tokyo) of 140 cities in the 2018 Economist’s Livability Survey.
11 100 Global Financial Centres Index 24 Global Financial Centres Index 24 (GFCI 24) ranks Toronto 11th of 100 global financial centres.
5 10 Global Green Finance Index 2 Toronto ranks 5th in North America in the Global Green Finance Index (GGFI 2)
Toronto on the Global Stage: 2018 Report Card on Canada and Toronto’s Financial Services Sector Toronto ranks high on the Global Stage
Toronto’s Ranking # of Cities Report Description
4 140 Most Livable Cities Since 2011, Toronto has placed 4th on the Economist’s Livability Survey.
4 13 Global Fintech Centres of the Future Toronto is one of the top financial centres of the world.
8 16 Treepedia Toronto is one of the greenest cities in the world.
9 85 Business Insider: Most High Tech Cities Toronto ranked in the top 10 most high tech cities in the world.
10 100 World’s Best City Brands Toronto has one of the world’s best city brands.
16 28 World’s Top Cities for Start-Ups Toronto-Waterloo corridor ranked as one of the best start-up ecosystems in the world.
16 230 Quality of Living City Rankings Toronto is one of the best cities to live.
4 60 Safe Cities Index Toronto ranked 4th of 60 cities in a new urban safety report by The Economist Intelligence Unit.
20 100 Smart Cities Index Toronto ranked 20th of 100, this index explores cities that are most prepared for the digital future.