Toronto is one of the most attractive global cities among members of Generation Z, according to a new analysis by apartment search portal Nestpick.
Among the most important measures for members of Generation Z were a global culture, an inherent right to protest, the availability of digital infrastructure, e-payment/e-banking facilities, streamlined government transactions (usually via online channels), and access to top-tier education and health care.
With a strong score of 86.2 out of 100, Toronto boasted of high readings in all of these metrics, and was only beaten by Los Angeles, Stockholm, and London in the rankings.
“Alongside facing global crises such as climate change, this digitally connected age group will also have to tackle artificial intelligence replacing humans, meaning that Gen Z-ers must train in machine learning to stay ahead of the curve,” Nestpick stated in its report.
The results coincided with those of the latest edition of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability index. Said survey found that the best North American cities to live in are all found in Canada, with Toronto (as well as Calgary and Vancouver) within the top 10 in the global rankings.
The EIU list was led by Vienna and Melbourne. All of these cities feature vibrant economies, world-class education, and excellent public health care, along with robust transport systems.
“Overall, our index remains dominated by medium-sized cities in wealthy countries,” the report explained.
“The upsides of these cities tend to be fully realized. You get a good collection of cultural activities, you get good access to healthcare and education,” EIU Asia regional director Duncan Innes-Ker told Bloomberg. “But you don’t get a lot of downsides that tend to come with big cities, things like traffic congestion, crime problems and general wear and tear.”