Rob Ford, the Maple Leafs, and Drake -- quick, what do they all have in common? And no, the answer has nothing to do with cocaine -- at least not for all three of them.
If you said they're from Toronto, and that Toronto is the best place on the planet to live according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, well then, you are correct. Also, you clearly read ahead.
Yea, as part of its Safe Cities Index 2015, EIU pulled data on city safety, livability, cost of living, business environment, democracy, and food security to rank the coolest (and safest) cities in which to live. Toronto, as you apparently already knew, came in first. Montreal took second place (hmmm... very suspicious) while Stockholm, land of long-limbed blonds and world-renowned nightclubs, finished third.
But wait, where are America's cities on the list!?!!?
Actually, THREE US cities -- Chicago, Washington, DC, and San Francisco -- finished in the top 10. So, wheeeew. It's not a totally suspect study.
Anyway, here's how the full Top 10 breaks down:
10. Chicago, IL
9. Sydney, Australia
8. Washington, D.C.
7. Zurich, Switzerland
6. Melbourne, Australia
5. San Francisco, CA
4. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3. Stockholm, Sweden
2. Montreal, Canada
1. Toronto, Canada
And, if you care to read the full report, you can do so here.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.