Liveability – Making our region a desirable place to live and
A city-region’s liveability is an important factor in
attracting skilled workers and business investment. The Toronto
region is recognized by many as enjoying an enviable quality of life.
The Board is exploring what makes the Toronto region
“liveable” today and what can be done to enhance this in the
future, so that our members can continue to thrive and others will
choose to invest, work and live here.
As reflected in the results of Toronto as a Global City: Scorecard on
Prosperity, the Toronto region is the most diverse, leading all urban
centres examined in terms of its immigrant population. But this
sizeable workforce is not currently utilizing all of its assets
productively, which has a huge impact on the quality of life and earning
capacity of our recent immigrants and on the productivity and growth
levels of our economy in general. The Board will be focused on
human capital issues, such as new immigrant integration, cultural
diversity, addressing the skills gap, training and investment in
post-secondary education. Other relevant issues, such as crime and
safety, the environment, and poverty and homelessness, are also being
Stay tuned for more information as this policy and advocacy area of
focus takes shape.