Toronto Ranked One of the Greenest Cities in the World
In Treepedia, a new project out of MIT in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, researchers used Google Street View panoramas to calculate the Green View Index. It compares the percentage of "canopy cover" in cities around the world.
According to Treepedia, Toronto's Green View Index is 19.5%. We ranked fifth behind Vancouver (25.9%), Sacramento (23.6%), Geneva (21.4%) and Seattle (20%). We're greener than cities such as Paris, London and New York.
In the middle of winter, Toronto might not look all that green, but our city's pretty glorious in the spring, summer and of course, in the fall.