Toronto, the best city in the world

Torontonians are proud about their city. Our official motto is “Diversity Our Strength” and it is true, we have unique advantage in having so many people here from diverse cultures and backgrounds. 

New York, London, Sydney, Los Angeles – not to mention cities like Singapore, Jerusalem, São Paulo and Mumbai have multiple, distinct cultural and ethnic communities – are all exceptionally vibrant places. But the Toronto’s diversity still stands apart in a number of ways.

The proportion of our population that’s foreign born remains higher than just about any major city in the world. In Toronto, 51% of residents were not born in Canada. This is higher than any other cities in North America, and higher than London, Sydney, Melbourne, Paris, and Amsterdam.

But the numbers only tell part of the story. Spend a bit of time in the Toronto and you’ll quickly realize that our multiculturalism is woven into every aspect of our way of life, whether it’s our food, our art, our festivals, sports, or our businesses.

Yesterday was the soccer game Brazil beats Serbia 2:0. I was with my fiends at Kennedys and all around us were Brazilians fans. We had such a nice time.

Torontonians and Canadians as a whole value and celebrate diversity like few other places on the planet. We are wired differently. We embrace difference, we play together, we assimilate other cultures.

Canada is ranked fourth overall and first on Tolerance, citing Canada’s openness to ethnic and religious minorities and promotion of LGBTQ rights. The index assesses 139 countries around the world based on three dimensions of creative competitiveness, technology, talent and tolerance.

Canada is the most educated country in the OECD. This is proving to be a major asset in today’s economy. From Toronto, we're able to provide service in English, French, Arabic, Mandarin, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian. The Toronto has also become a top destination for clinical trials because of our large, multiracial and multi-ethnic population, providing an exceptionally diverse subject pool.

Whether you’re looking to work, study, play, or create, the Toronto allows you to connect to people, places, and ideas from around the world in incredible ways. My city is the one of the most interesting places to live and it helps our businesses grow and thrive. Our region is able to hold onto more of our talent because, simply put, they’re able to find themselves here.

Toronto is most multicultural city in the world and the best city for living...  Yeah, we’ll take it.