Toronto most youthful city in the world, global index says
By Carmen Chai Global News
TORONTO Toronto is the most youthful city in the world, topping New York City, Paris and London, a new report suggests.
The Youthful Cities Indexs inaugural report is a new global comparison stacking the worlds countries side-by-side looking at where youth see the most potential for work and play. It named Toronto as the Youthful City of the Year in 2014.
Its a city thats amongst the most diverse in the world. Its got a great film and music scene and its on the leading edge of things like digital access. On an economic standpoint, its a pretty good place even up against its American competition, Robert Barnard, cofounder of Youthful Cities, told Global News.
The excitement comes from the diversity and the playful aspects of Toronto. And theres balance to it overall it seemed to do pretty well in everything.
Toronto was followed by Berlin, NYC, Dallas, Paris, Chicago and London, according to the report released Monday morning.
Youthful Cities says its index is the first to quantify on a global scale which cities are the most attractive to people between 15 and 29 years old. A string of factors were looked at: do employment opportunities or support for entrepreneurship look bleak for young people? How much is a movie ticket, a month of rent, a subway ride or a dozen eggs? What kinds of options do I have for night life, concerts, film festivals?
3. New York City
8. Los Angeles
11. Buenos Aires
12. Mexico City
17. Sao Paulo
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