The Future of Infrastructure in Toronto


Toronto is the beating heart of Canada. It is a distinctive cosmopolitan centre, additionally it is one of Canada’s one of the most prominent entertainment and financial cities. Skyscrapers, notable restaurants, beautiful nightlife, cultural events, and gorgeous views abound in Toronto. Skyscrapers, notable restaurants, beautiful nightlife, cultural events, and gorgeous views abound in Toronto. During the summer, Toronto offers beautiful ocean fronts with islands that anybody may enjoy. Toronto is a city of vision that is always looking forward to the future, with history at its roots and the future in its hands. Atlanta is one of the most rapidly rising cities in North America.

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According to AECOM’s research Future of Infrastructure report, after interviewing more than 1,000 residents of the Greater Toronto Area about their perspectives on the city’s infrastructure and what they look forward to seeing in the future, the results found that most residents are moderately satisfied with Toronto’s infrastructure. However, they recognize the need to prioritize the city’s public transportation, utilities, and environmental sustainability upgrades, so the city can maintain their dynamic growth and do not fall behind that is why Toronto is one of the top 10 most livable cities in the world. The city of Toronto is not named a top 1 livable city by accident; the people, economy, natural resources, waterfront, green areas, and safety rankings were all ranked by The Economist. Residents have a quality of life all along the beautiful lakefront. The city made up of its beautiful waterfront, business and art districts. Also, it is a diverse city with high-quality educational and entertainment facilities.

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Toronto is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in North America. In order to catch up this growth, new and upgraded infrastructure is required, including highways, roads, water, sewerage and others. Because of this growing need, most people do not see themselves as satisfied with the current infrastructure management and delivery for the city. Future of Infrastructure research made by Longitude- a Financial Times Company, surveys opinions and data from 10,000 infrastructure users in 10 major cities around the world, including the city of Toronto. The purpose of the research is to ask how inspired, satisfied, safe and engaged the people from that city feel with their infrastructure (roads, utilities, bridges, rail and subway systems)

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Toronto: Infrastructure Satisfaction

Even though most Toronto residents are moderately satisfied with the city’s infrastructure, the city’s score is 6.1 out of 10. The respondents are the least enthusiastic among all surveyed cities in terms of transport quality, performance, and reliability. Some respondents prioritize environmental sustainability and the future infrastructure of public transportation. As for water, only 43% of respondents feel like their bills involving water costs are affordable, but also, they were satisfied, scoring 8.3 with the reliability of water utilities.

Toronto: Infrastructure Engagement

The engagement index is below the global average index of 3.3, but is still above the engagement scores of Chicago, Sydney, and Hong Kong. The citizens of Toronto are dissatisfied with the number of opportunities to give feedback to a public transportation provider. A 32% of Toronto respondents feel like they didn’t have the opportunity to give feedback regarding public infrastructure issues. 15% only reported providing feedback on future plans. 47% of Toronto respondents agreed that requests for feedback about infrastructure improvements come too late in the planning stage for public influence to be meaningful.

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Toronto: Infrastructure Innovation

The citizens of Toronto are moderately satisfied with the city’s level of innovation in infrastructure and services have a 5.9 score, Toronto’s innovation index is on the lower end, surpassing only New York City and Hong Kong and tying with Chicago scored 5.9. Also, the respondents of Toronto identified solar power as a leading technology that will have a significant impact in the near future, bringing quality of life. On the contrary, the low-leading technology items on the list are driverless vehicles and virtual reality.

Toronto: Infrastructure Resilience

The city’s resilience index score is 5.2, the lowest score among all surveyed cities, with one third of respondents confident in the government’s ability to protect infrastructure against natural disasters, 30% related to terrorism, and 23% confident about infrastructure resilience to cyberattacks. The protection against natural disaster impacts, such as flood protection, also ranked 3rd for the respondents in terms of being an infrastructure major improvement to the future of the city.

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