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Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver Make it to the Top 10 Most Livable Cities in the World

Country RepTrak® measures the reputation of 55 countries based on levels of trust, esteem, admiration and respect based on an online panel of more than 48,000 people representing the G8 countries. The Study measures a country’s perceptions exploring 16 attributes that include it being viewed as: a safe place to visit, a beautiful country, having friendly and welcoming residents, having progressive social and economic policies, being run by an effective government, and more.


Toronto Montreal and Vancouver made it to the top 10.  Toronto was #4 – the city where #1 “people would want to live for sure” , #2 “to work”, and #3 “invest money”.  Montreal and Vancouver were “two cities where people said it would be interesting to try to live.”

Note, Vancouver has been coming down in ranking from #1 in 2012 to #9 in 2016.

Top 10 cities for 2016 were:

  1. Sydney Australia
  2. Vienna, Austria
  3. Zurich, Switzerland
  4. Toronto, Canada
  5. Stockholm, Sweden
  6. Edinburgh, UK
  7. Montreal, Canada
  8. Rome, Italy
  9. Vancouver, Canada
  10. Copenhagen, Denmark

Jon Mamela, Chief Marketing Officer, Destination Canada said:

“Canada’s top ranking in the report is a testament to the global desire to come and visit our country and we’re honoured by this recognition. We know that a country’s reputation is its calling card, opening the doors to tourism, trade, investment and academic excellence to name but a few benefits. The study by Reputation Institute shows clearly that perception of a country translates into economic benefits when people want to visit that country as well as live, work or study there.” ~