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Toronto fourth most livable city in world

Three of the top 10 most livable cities in the world are Canadian.

Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary are third, fourth and fifth, respectively, on the list compiled annually by the Intelligence Unit of the business and political weekly magazine The Economist. That’s also where they stood last year.

Both Toronto and Vancouver won perfect 100-point scores for stability, healthcare and education. The 100-point score for infrastructure The Economist gave Melbourne and Vienna propelled them to first and second place on the list.

Melbourne has been the top city on the livability list since 2011, when it squeezed out Vancouver. Toronto and Calgary have traditionally been in the top five as well.

The Economist bases its ratings of 140 cities on 30 factors across five categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

Eight of the top 10 cities are in Canada and Australia, which the Intelligence Unit points out reflects them being mid-sized cities in wealthier countries with relatively low population density and good healthcare and education.

livableadjective - suitable for living in; comfortable
“The old house became livable after 3 months of renovations.”

livabilitynoun - suitability for human living
“The Economist bases its livability ratings on 30 factors across five categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.”

compiledverb (past tense) - to gather together: to compile data.

respectively - adverb – in the exact order given
“Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary are third, fourth and fifth, respectively, on the list compiled annually by the Intelligence Unit of the business and political weekly magazine The Economist.”

propelled - verb (past tense) - to drive, or cause to move, forward or onward
“The 100-point score for infrastructure The Economist gave Melbourne and Vienna propelled them to first and second place.”

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