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Toronto the Great: Ranked #1 World’s Friendliest City

Toronto ranked #1 world's friendliest city

Toronto the Great: Ranked #1 World’s Friendliest City

Known for its warmth and hospitality, Canada has always held a special place in the hearts of travellers. But now, new data confirms that the city of Toronto isn’t just friendly – it was ranked #1 world’s friendliest city! Tied for first place with Sydney, Australia, Toronto’s neighbourly and welcoming spirit has made a lasting impression on visitors from around the globe.

The Community Spirit Index Unveils Toronto’s Charm

Preply, an online language learning platform, has created the Community Spirit Index to rank 53 cities worldwide based on their friendliness to non-natives.

Six factors were considered:

  1. friendly staff
  2. visitor return rate
  3. community respect
  4. acceptance of diversity
  5. happiness and;
  6. ease of communication

Toronto Ranked #1 World’s Friendliest City: What Makes Toronto So Damn Friendly?

The city’s impressive visitor return rate of 15% speaks volumes about the city’s draw. People who visit Toronto can’t help but enjoy its welcoming atmosphere in every neighbourhood, returning time and time again. The city’s happiness score of 7.03 out of 10 reflects the satisfaction and well-being of its residents, making it an attractive destination for newcomers.


In addition, the city’s high LGBTQ+ equality score of 90 out of 100 demonstrates its commitment to creating an inclusive environment. The city is often described as an “inclusive and welcoming place for everyone,” ensuring that all visitors feel at home in this diverse metropolis.

Other Canadian Cities Making Their Mark

While city takes the spotlight as the world’s friendliest, it’s not the only Canadian city to make the top 20. The city of Montreal, Quebec known for its vibrant arts scene and rich history, also secured a spot on the list. This further solidifies Canada’s reputation as a welcoming destination for travellers.

The city of Toronto’s title as the world’s friendliest city is a testament to its warm, welcoming nature, and diverse community. From its high visitor return rate to its commitment to inclusivity, the city has much to offer both first-time visitors and long-time residents alike.

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