Toronto – Attractive for Labor
By Elli Davis, March 31, 2011
Photo by Steve Harris
Toronto certainly is a desirable city in which to live and work. The recently published third annual Scorecard On Prosperity reflects this. According to the Toronto Board of Trade‘s evaluation of 24 cities around the world, our city is the eighth most attractive in terms of work.
One of Toronto’s greatest weaknesses is the fact that commuting to work can take hours. The overall assessment is not negative, though. As the president of the Toronto Board of Trade, Carol Wilding, said: “To be eighth out of 24 is a good, solid showing for Toronto.” Vancouver, in 14th place, and Montreal, in 20th place, ranked well behind our city. Paris was ranked the best, followed by San Francisco and Calgary.
Toronto did fairly well. I’m proud to say that people like Toronto, and many want to work here, too. Of course, there are areas for improvement, but I think we’ll keep working hard to be even better.