Metro: Toronto healthier than other parts of Ontario: study

Metro’s Luke Simcoe published an article today about new data from Toronto Public Health that shows Torontonians are healthier as compared to other parts of the province.

“The news didn’t come as a surprise to Nancy Smith Lea, the director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation.

She credited the results to the prevalence of cycling and walking in many parts of Toronto.

“It makes complete sense. People are just getting more activity and living healthier lifestyles in large urban centres where you have more transportation options,” she said.

With the city investing more in its cycling network and rolling out a new road safety plan that will hopefully encourage active transportation, Smith Lea said Toronto can expect to be even healthier in future studies.”

Read the full article here.

Posted On: May 11, 2016