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These are the 10 Best Neighbourhoods in Toronto: Study

The Toronto skyline behind Lake Ontario at sunset

From the Annex to the Beaches, Torontonians tend to have pride for the neighbourhood they live in – but have you ever wondered which neighbourhoods in Toronto are actually the “best”? A new study from Rentola has ranked all of the neighbourhoods the city has to offer.

“Toronto is the largest city in Canada with its approximately 3 million inhabitants,” the study detailed. “The city is a world leader when it comes to finance, technology, business, entertainment and culture. Toronto is home to more than 80 ethnic groups with more than 100 languages, which has also made it one of the most multicultural cities in the entire world.”

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As a result, the study ranked the 140 neighbourhoods in Toronto by analyzing seven categories – each highlighting a different factor that impacts quality of life. The seven quality factors were crime, environment, education, housing and living, labor and business, economy and health.

What are the best neighbourhoods in Toronto?

Coming in at the top of the list was Rouge with a quality index of 8.01. Located in northeast Toronto, Rouge boasts the Toronto Zoo and Canada’s first National Urban Park, making it a go-to destination for nature lovers. Rounding out the top three were Lawrence Park North, a family-oriented neighbourhood known for its lush landscapes, and Runnymede-Bloor West Village, which is a bustling spot with sweet local shops and quaint homes.

Lots of the neighbourhoods that made their way into the top 10 boast some sort of sprawling open space, from High Park-Swansea with its titular High Park to The Beaches with its dreamy waterscapes.

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Check out the 10 neighbourhoods that topped the list of the best neighbourhoods in Toronto, alongside their quality index, below:

  1. Rouge – 8.01
  2. Lawrence Park North – 7.77
  3. Runnymede-Bloor West Village – 7.58
  4. High Park-Swansea – 7.54
  5. Mount Pleasant East – 7.5
  6. Lansing-Westgate – 7.46
  7. Kingsway South – 7.41
  8. The Beaches – 7.4
  9. Princess Rosethorn – 7.38
  10. Lawrence Park South – 7.36

Want to see where your neighbourhood lands? Read Rentola’s full ranking of Toronto neighbourhoods here.


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