Toronto named world’s best city

Canada’s economic centre of Toronto is the world’s best city to live in, according to research looking at a range of factors including design, safety, cost of living and liveability.

The analysis was carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit which looked at the different attributes of 36 major cities.

While it wasn’t named first in any of the specific rankings, a strong performance overall placed Toronto top. It came eighth in the safety index and fourth in terms of liveability.

Abu Dhabi and Doha both scored well for business opportunities but only average for cost of living and liveability.

Tokyo was named the safest city in the world.  Another Japanese city, Osaka, was ranked third safest city in the world.

Toronto was only placed outside of the top ten in one category: cost of living, while Melbourne came top in the liveability ranking.