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These 5 Canadian Cities Made the List of the Top 100 in the World

A bird's eye view of Toronto at sunset

Canadian cities have been making waves lately, from landing spots on the list of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world to topping the list of the world’s coolest streets. Now, five Canadian cities have landed on the list of the top 100 cities in the world.

Resonance Consultancy’s freshly released World’s Best Cities Report “ranks the world’s best cities with populations of more than a million, using a combination of statistical performance and qualitative evaluations by locals and visitors in 24 areas grouped into six core categories.”

The list ranks cities based on factors that attract employment, tourism and investment.

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Which Canadian cities made the list of the top 100?

While no cities on this land made their way onto the top 10, the top Canadian city listed was Toronto, which made its way to number 24 on the list because of factors like its diversity, education and a “high number of head offices of major companies,” according to CTV News.

“The fact is, you can visit the world in a day here,” Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Toronto Metropolitan University professor and interim director Wayne Smith explained to CTV News Toronto. “There’s not a lot of other places in the world that come even close to the diversity of the city. If you want Afghan food, you can find it. If you want some Sudanese food, you’ll find it, too.”

Related: The 12 best spots to experience Toronto’s diverse food scene: a local’s guide.

Canada’s second-largest city, Montreal, also made its way onto the list, coming in at number 56. World’s Best Cities cited Montreal’s income equality, culture, tech expertise and McGill University. Next was Calgary, which ranked 65th for its income equality, young population, quality of life and access to education.

Metro Vancouver clocked in at number 69 due to its safety, income equality, distinct topography and university.


The last Canadian city on the list was Ottawa, number 96, which scored high for its low cost of living, job availability and education options.

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Kyiv is the ‘World’s Best Cities’ list’s honorary best city of the world

This year, Kyiv was listed as the 2023 honorary best city in the world, since it’s been a “beacon of courage and resilience leading a defiant nation against a murderous aggressor.”

“It is, like the rest of the Ukraine, a place of inexhaustible courage in the face of daily tragedy.”

Where is the best city in the world?

London, England landed the title of the best city in the entire world, due to its tourism, popularity with investors, luxury properties, economic development and high-profile residents.

“As the ‘capital of capitals’ negotiates the uncharted, perilous terrain of a post-Brexit and a pandemic world, London continues to reign as the planet’s best cities for the seventh year running.”

Rounding out the top 10 were cities like Paris, New York, Tokyo, Dubai, Barcelona, Rome, Madrid, Singapore and Amsterdam.

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