Toronto’s Vital Signs® Issue Areas
We research and report on Toronto's quality of life in our annual Toronto's Vital Signs® Report. It is a consolidated snapshot of the trends in our city, highlighting progress we should be proud of and challenges that need to be addressed. The Report is compiled from current statistics and special studies which look at eleven different, yet interconnected, issue areas that are critical to the well-being of our city and its residents. Each of these eleven Toronto’s Vital Signs® Issue Areas are listed below. Click on an Issue Area to display organizations working or delivering programs in these areas.
Arts and culture inspire us, help fuel innovation and are critical components of a global city. (Photo: Arts for Children and Youth)
Greening Toronto now ensures a healthy Toronto for our children’s future. (Photo: LEAF)
Income disparities impact us all – they affect health, crime, productivity and prosperity.
Good transportation systems are important for our society, the economy and the environment.
Success for immigrants is vital to the city’s future well-being.
Social and economic inequalities, lifestyle choices and access have a major impact on people’s health. (Photo: Kim Lowes)
Shelter is a basic human right and accommodation for all needs to be available and affordable. (Photo: Katherine Childs)
Civic engagement strengthens community. (Photo: TSLP, City of Toronto)
Education and prosperity are closely linked, and successful cities depend on continuous learning. (Photo: Toronto Foundation for Student Success)
A sense of security and safety affects the quality of life in Toronto. (Photo: Merry Go Round)
Strong and vibrant cities provide a wide variety of opportunities for secure, well-paid work.