The IESE’s 2018 Cities in Motion Index (CIMI) ranked Toronto as the 8th world’s smartest city, with a CIMI score of 78.16/100. The CIMI index evaluated 165 cities based on nine dimensions. The nine dimensions studied include: human capital, social cohesion, economy, environment, governance, urban planning, international outreach, technology, and mobility and transportation. Toronto ranked high in the governance and urban planning categories.

Ranking City CIMI Score (out of 100)
1 New York, U.S.A 100.00
2 London, United Kingdom 99.27
3 Paris, France 90.20
4 Tokyo, Japan 84.38
5 Reykjavik, Iceland 83.26
6 Singapore, Singapore 79.52
7 Seoul, South Korea 79.21
8 Toronto, Canada 78.16
9 Hong Kong, China 77.48
10 Amsterdam, Netherlands 77.44