Platinum Status for Toronto

By Superintendent Randy Carter,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 11:13 a.m. December 19, 2014

The numbers are in, and the City of Toronto is among the best places to live, work and play.

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TPS Crest at 23 Division Station

The Toronto Police Service is inspired by our Vision to be a world leader in policing through excellence, innovation, continuous learning, quality leadership and management.  As a municipal entity of the City of Toronto, the Service contributes data on our activities, goals and outcomes to assist in the reporting and auditing that cities around the world use to assess quality and livability.  

The City of Toronto has been recently recognized on the world stage at the London, England World Council on City Data (WCCD). The City was awarded a platinum designation for its compliance with ISO 37120 – the first international standard for sustainable cities, which allows cities to compare their service delivery and quality of life with those of other cities globally. The City of Toronto was one of only nine cities to receive the award at a WCCD meeting of mayors and city leaders from around the world.

The Toronto Police Service is a values-driven organization where members are focused on our Mission to work in partnership with our communities to keep Toronto the best and safest place to be.  The Toronto Police Service reports to the City of Toronto on a number of benchmarking metrics related to our activities and their outcomes.  The recognition bestowed upon the city is shared in part by the Toronto Police Service who strive to continue to learn from other worldly benchmarks on what makes a city, the best and safest place to be.

Summary of Toronto's 2013 results

The full list of the 20 Foundation Cities: Amsterdam, Amman, Barcelona, Bogota, Boston, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Guadalajara, Haiphong, Helsinki, Johannesburg, London, Makati, Makkah, Minna, Melbourne, Rotterdam, Shanghai, Sao Paolo, and Toronto.

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