Most livable cities

When The Economist conducts its annual survey of the world’s most livable cities, Canadian urban centres consistently rank among the top 10.

The Economist loves Canada. When the London-based business magazine conducts its annual survey of the world’s most livable cities, Canadian urban centres consistently rank among the top 10. In 2014, Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary all cracked the top five. Among the factors considered are education, healthcare, safety, infrastructure and environment: features attractive to business, as well as celebrities who have chosen these locations over marquee megacities such as London or New York.