1. Toronto has people
Toronto knows how to bring people in. With over 5,600,000 people living in the Greater Toronto Area, having a lot of people is one of the great strengths of Toronto, but it also has multiple other strengths. Toronto is a popular tourist destination due to its vast culture and offers numerous attractions for said tourists.
2. Toronto is the 4th Most Livable City in the World
According to the Economist, Toronto gets fourth place in the Top 10 Most Livable Cities in the World of 2010. Selecting based on availability of goods and services, safety, and infrastructure, as well as a low threat for terrorism, the Economist does choose primarily English speaking cities, so some of its choices have come under fire. However, MoneySense ranks Toronto as number 79 out of 154 due to a number of reasons such as unemployment rate, number of days a year below zero, violent crimes per 100,000, number of homeless people per 100,000 people, and population growth from 2001-2006. In addition, housing costs take up a bigger part of the salary in Canada, but Toronto is a city.
3. Revitalization of Downtown Toronto: Cabbagetown
Many integral parts of the culture and historical landmarks of Downtown Toronto have been preserved by the Cabbagetown Preservation Association. They aim to keep the architectural integrity of the neighborhood safe, while balancing urban revitalization that brings new industries.
Cabbagetown also offers a variety of activities like the Forsythia Festival, Cabbagetown festival, as well as various dance and film productions.
4. Comparing the Mean Incomes for Major Occupations
From WowJobs.com, a Canadian job search engine, you can see what Toronto values on the job market
1. Project Manager $89,784
2. Controller $82,163
3. Financial Analyst $65,467
4. Senior Financial Analyst $75,025
5. Executive Director $67,833
6. Executive Assistant $45,194
7. Accountant $53,158
8. Administrative Assistant $34,025
9. Customer Service Representative $29,674
10. Receptionist $26,330
MoneySense’s Best Places to Work for 2010:
1. Calgary AB
2. Brooks AB
3. Cold Lake AB
4. Grande Prairie AB
5. Edmonton AB
6. Estevan SK
7. Levis QC
8. [missing from the published list]
9. Winnipeg MB
10. Red Deer AB
5. Shopping and Leisure
Many shopping places around Toronto draw in the tourists. If you love to read, the number of bookstores in the area is lovely, especially those specializing in rare and hard to find books.
For entertainment, you can visit a comedy club or see one of the many dance performances in the Toronto area. Dance is one of the feature points in Toronto, with many dance troops and performances all year long.
Numerous upper education stations exist in Toronto, lending to the culture of the city. These allow the city to compete on a global scale.
7. Museums and History
From art to history to natural history as it applies to human development, there is a multitude of gateways into the past that you can travel down.
8. Job Openings
According to Wowjobs in July 2010, about 28,000 job vacancies were listed across the internet. Most of the jobs fell into Business, Finance, and Sales.
9. Chinese Culture
Oddly enough, Toronto has a big investment in the Chinese culture, with a bustling Chinatown, Kew Gardens, and beautiful Chinese Lantern Festival
10. Toronto features in the News
With a city this large, the newspapers have a lot to cover, from new city ordinances allowing for more foods to community rallies, this city is just bustling with information.