The Kearney Global Cities Report, which combines the Global Cities Index and the Global Cities Outlook, places Toronto 19th and 2nd respectively, out of 151 global cities.

Data for the 2020 Report was captured prior to the global pandemic, and provide an overview of city positions and future prospects.

The Global Cities Index identifies metrics across key categories including business activity, human capital, information exchange, culture experiences, and political engagement.

Global Cities Outlook, which identifies cities on the rise, includes metrics related to personal well-being, economics, innovation, and governance. Toronto increased by an impressive 9 points to capture 2nd place in the Global Cities Outlook, which was attributed to an upswing in innovation and continued strong governance.