Toronto Named the Most Youth-Friendly City
Photo: Vancouver Public Space Network
Rather than blushing about its crack-smoking mayor, this week Toronto, Canada, has something to celebrate. It was named ‘Youthful City of the Year 2014’ by the inaugural YouthfulCities Index measuring the world’s top cities from the perspective of youth.
The initiative is the first attempt to quantify which cities are most attractive to young people aged 15-29. The index, which ranked 25 cities from across the globe using 80 different indicators across business, lifestyle and entertainment, was created with the help of thousands of young people worldwide.
Toronto edged Berlin to take the top spot, with New York City in third place. Youth analysts found that Toronto was the most diverse city and also had high levels of youth employment, and digital access. Standards of living were high and the city scored highly for nightlife, film and music.