Toronto Facts

Toronto has earned an international reputation for an unrivalled quality of life. With its clean, safe streets, superb recreation venues, entertainment options and vibrant cultural life, Toronto has been hailed as "the most civil and civilized city in the world" by National Geographic and ranked first among international cities by Fortune magazine.

The city's economy is flourishing; its downtown areas buzz with activity day and night and standards for education and health care are among the highest in the world. Neighbourhoods are prosperous and well maintained. The city is one of the safest in North America with major crime and robbery rates well below those of comparable US cities. The city of Toronto strives to maintain its safety record and visitors often comment on the cleanliness of the city's streets and the friendliness of its residents.