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Toronto Facts

  • KPMG's Competitive Alternatives Study – Focus on Tax – 2014 – Toronto ranks 1st of 51 major international cities as the world's most tax-competitive major city
  • Grosvenor – International Index of World's Most Resilient Cities – 2014 – Toronto ranks 1st out of 50 global cities for long-term real estate investment
  • CIBC – Canadian Cities: An Economic Snapshot – 2014 – Toronto ranks 1st of 25 Canadian CMAs for economic performance
  • fDi Magazine – American Cities of the Future – 2013/14 – Toronto ranks 3rd among North American cities for attractiveness for inward investment
  • Reputation Institute – Reputable Cities – 2013 – Toronto ranks 2nd of 100 global cities for reputation
  • KPMG's Competitive Alternatives Study – Business Location Costs – 2014 – Toronto ranks 2nd of 34 North American cities with a population of 2 million or more for lowest business costs
  • Toronto Region Board of Trade – Scorecard on Prosperity – 2014 – Toronto ranks 3rd in their combined overall rankings of 24 global metropolitan regions
  • Aon Hewitt – People Risk Index – 2013 – Toronto ranks 3rd of 138 global metropolitan areas for lowest risk in the world for recruiting, employing and relocating employees
  • Bloomberg Study – World's Strongest Banks – 2013 – CIBC (3rd), Royal Bank (4th), Scotiabank (7th) and TD Bank (8th), are all headquartered in Toronto, and rank among the top 10 strongest banks out of 78 global banks
  • Mercer Consulting – Quality of Living Ranking Survey – 2014 – Toronto ranks 3rd in North America for liveability
  • Economist Intelligence Unit – Liveability Ranking – 2014 – Toronto ranks 4th of 140 cities for liveability
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers – Cities of Opportunity – 2014 – Toronto ranks 4th of 30 cities globally in current social and economic performance
  • Colliers International – Office Markets Lowest Vacancy Rate – 2012 – Toronto ranks 7th of 75 in office markets in North America
  • Simon Anholt – Anholt-GfK Roper City Brands Index – 2013 – Toronto ranks 8th of 50 global cities for overall brand image
  • Economist Intelligence Unit and CitiGroup – City Competitiveness Index – 2013 – Toronto ranks 10th of 120 cities for global competitiveness
  • Joel Kotkin – The World's Most Influential Cities 2014 – Toronto ranks 10th of 58 global cities for global influence
  • Z/Yen Group – Global Financial Centres Index – 2014 Toronto ranks 14th of 83 global financial centres