We’re calling bullsh*t.
In its 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards survey, Condé Nast Traveler placed Toronto as just the 37th best city in the world. Hell, it seems like we were lucky to make the 40-city list at that point.
More than 100,000 readers were polled and in the end this is all the 6ix was given:
Toronto sits on Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore, and can lay claim to being one of the most multicultural cities on the planet—more than 140 languages are spoken here. A big city with a small-town feel, Ontario’s capital wins points for its abundant green space, galleries, rising food scene, and offshore islands.
Yes, we’re aware that we’re saying voters are wrong. And yes, we know that sounds ridiculous. But “well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.”
And this is ours.
Not to mention, Vancouver was voted number six in the world (yes, our number). So clearly Conde Nast’s voters have either never been to Toronto or 90% of them live in Vancouver. (Besides, we know what we think of those west coasters.)
Either way, here are 37 great reasons Toronto should have been voted the best city in the world.