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Year History: Shift Gears and Liveable City

year history: But a new Vital Signs report from the Toronto Foundation, which pools philanthropic dollars to support community initiatives, poses a critical question the best city to live in for whom For the first time in its 16-year history, the report applied an equity lens to its data from hundreds of sources across 10 areas such as housing, health, transit and the environment, to provide a snapshot of the issues impacting people in the city, according to NOW Magazine. Its findings, released at a press conference Wednesday February 28 at George Brown College's Waterfront Campus, reveal that Toronto is going to have to radically shift gears on how it sees itself if it's going to succeed in being a liveable city for all its residents. It even took the top spot in The Economist's Safe Cities Index in 2015. The report points out that not only does the quality of life for Torontonians vary dramatically depending on neighbourhood, income, race, immigration status, gender, sexual identity and age, those differences are becoming more marked. In the area of wealth, there is nearly three times the number of households living on less than 20,000 per year than there are those living on 100,000 per year or more. For example, the report cites data on income, finding that on average racialized men earn approximately 15,000 less than non-racialized men, while racialized women earn 10,000 less than their non-racialized counterparts. ( As reported in the news.