Our humble metropolis, much maligned by both its citizens and the hordes of slack-jawed troglodytes cluttering up its periphery, may not be so bad after all. Foreign Policy magazine has listed Toronto as #10 on its global cities index, right in there with heavy hitters like New York, London and Tokyo. And, we beat out popular favourites like Berlin, Sydney, Madrid and Beijing.
The list measures 60 cities against 24 metrics in five broad areas: business activity, human capital, information exchange, culutral experience, and political engagement. Toronto does particularly well in human capital and cultural experience, and is middling in the other three.
Always nice to get a little unsolicited validation. Now if we could just fix our ^$#&$#@ transit system.